Schedule & Dates – Odyssey Painting Holidays


These are the courses currently confirmed for 2022.  More dates to be confirmed.

21 May – 28 May
28 May – 4 June

1-8 October
8-15 October

Courses run Saturday-to-Saturday.

Painting Schedule

Listed below is a typical painting week. We can be flexible depending on the interests of the group. More harbours, less panoramas or more churches. Ithaca is not short of great painting locations. All are carefully researched to make sure you get the best vantage points, have shade when you need or want it and that all appropriate facilities are nearby!

Day One
Arrival (non-painting day)

We will meet you at Kefalonia Airport and escort you to the port of Sami, then a short ferry or water taxi to Ithaca. You will arrive at your accommodation mid afternoon.

Time to rest, relax and explore.

Evening reception, introductions and dinner in a taverna in Vathy.

By the harbour in Vathy

Day Two
Painting in Vathy

We’ll paint harbour views in & around Vathy.

For new painters there will be an introduction to plein air painting, check we all have the right equipment and then all do some drawing and painting exercises to get started.

We’ll finish in mid afternoon so plenty of time to rest, relax and explore before dinner.

Group dinner in Vathy.

Day Three
Sun, Sea & Secluded Beaches

Seascapes, beaches, crystal clear sea, beach activity, ruins near Vathy. Depending on time of year, flora and fauna.

Rest, relax, explore late afternoon.
Dinner in or around Vathy

The beautiful Filiatro beach, near Vathy.

Day Four
Churches & Panoramic Views

Travel to the beautiful mountain village of Exhogi with its old buildings, churches and stunning views across the island and beyond.

Rest, relax.
Dinner in or around Vathy.

A stunning view from the beautiful moutnain village of Exhogi

Day Five
Harbour Views – Kuoni

Paint harbour views in famous, picturesque Kuoni.

Dinner in Kuoni.

Lunch break in Kuoni

Day Six
Boat Trip

Boat trip to secluded Gidaki beach (weather permitting).

We’ll bring a picnic, maybe even a bbq…

Rest, relax.

Group Private View, followed by final night dinner.

The secluded Gidaki beach – famous for its beautiful, clear water

Day Seven
Departure (non-painting day)

We will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to Kefalonia Airport, via ferry or water taxi, in good time for your flight.