Date: Wednesday, May 10th – Wed, May 17th, 2023

Number of nights: 7 nights

Deposit: 30%

Prices: From 2590.00€


Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, will reveal its beauty under your brush! Sumptuous landscapes, typical villages, and historical sites have been carefully selected for your painting holiday in Greece with Simon Roberts and Paint Away Tours.

Take advantage of the mild weather in May to discover a palette of Mediterranean colors: from the turquoise waters to the green plains or the singular architecture of
the whitewashed buildings.

An English-speaking tour guide will lead your cultural excursions throughout the week. A diverse program of guided visits is also dedicated to your partners – not participating in the creative workshop.

Capture the colorful streets of Rethymnon, learn traditional pottery making in Margaritès, or contemplate a beautiful sunset in Santorini…

Does this sound tempting? Get your brushes, we take care of everything else for you!


The painting holiday in Greece include the following:  6 nights at Olympic Hotel in Heraklion  |  1 night in a 3* hotel in Santorini  |  Full board formula  |  English speaking guide  |  Art workshops taught by Simon Roberts  |  Art materials & equipment provided  |  Special program for partners  |  Daily excursions & cultural visits  |  Tasting of local products  |  Craftsman workshop  |  Travel by air-conditioned coach  |  Airport transfers  |  Round trip Ferry ticket: Heraklion/Santorini

The painting holiday in Greece does not include the following:   Airfare  |  transportation to the meeting point  |  passport  |  fees, extra luggage  |  travel insurance  |  tips  |  laundry and dry cleaning  |  drinks and meals not mentioned in the Paint Away Tour’s brochure as “included in the package”.

Accommodation Price
Traveling Artist (Double Room Sharing) 2590€
Traveling Artist (Room Occupancy Single ) 2950€
Non Painting Partner (No workshops) 2390€

DEPOSIT. A deposit of 30% is required at the time of booking

PAYMENT OF THE BALANCE. The balance is due 90 days before departure.

CANCELLATION POLICY. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Paint Away Tours and are subject to the following conditions:
More than 90 days prior to departure: the deposit will be refunded (excluding insurance) except for a fixed amount of 150 € per person.
Between 89 and 60 days: 75% of the total amount including VAT of the trip is refundable (excluding insurance) except for a fixed amount of 150 € per person. Between 30 and 59 days: 50% of the total amount including tax is refundable (excluding insurance) except for a fixed amount of 150 € per person.
Between 0-29 days: 0% of the total amount including tax of the trip is refundable.

INSURANCE. All travelers are advised to take out travel insurance for their entire stay.

IMAGE RIGHTS. By registering for our tours, travelers agree to be photographed or filmed for the exclusive use of Paint Away Tours.


  • Day 1: Arrival in Crete

    Sketch the city streets
    Welcome dinner party

  • Day 2: The streets of Rethymnon

    Paint the colorful streets
    Guided tour of the historical center
    Olive oil tasting at the farm

  • Day 3: Anogia, typical village

    Paint the village square
    Visit of the cave of Zoniana
    Lunch at a traditional tavern

  • Day 4: The beautiful island of Santorini

    Ferry: Heraklion-Santorini
    Paint the white cliffs
    Oia guided tour

  • Day 5: Fira, the white cliff

    Paint the typical houses
    Fira Guided tour
    Discover the art galleries
    Ferry: Santorini – Heraklion

  • Day 6: The potters of Margaritès

    Traditional pottery workshop
    Visit the craftsmen’s stalls
    Paint the Arkadi Monastery
    Monastery guided tour

  • Day 7: Heraklion, port city

    Paint the fountain square
    Visit of the Venetian port
    Souvenir shopping
    Farewell dinner party

  • Day 8: Departure

    Airport transfer


A special program of guided tours is included for partners during the artistic sessions.

This trip is run by Paint Away Tours and is subject to Paint Away Tours’ terms and conditions of sale available at