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Israel: At the Crossroads of Civilizations

Instructor: Yiannis Rizomarkos

Few places in the world evoke passion the way Israel does. From the labyrinthine paths and walls of Jerusalem, the eerie calm of the Dead Sea, the beauty of the hills and valleys, to the cosmopolitan Tel Aviv with its own liberal and western lifestyle, on this photographic trek we will live unique experiences that are out of the ordinary.

Starting in Jerusalem we will have two days to photograph this fascinating kaleidoscope of cultures where daily life flows alongside millennial mountain range. We will tour ancient streets, get lost in the bazaars of the Old Town that encapsulates all the charm of the East and enjoy relaxing coffees in traditional neighborhoods.

On the third day we will wander among biblical landscapes, wild mountains and oases to take us to some of the most important sights. The unparalleled view from the Masada National Park and World Heritage Site, the Dead Sea, a salty warm lake surrounded by breathtaking nature and the feeling of floating on it, the historic villages of Palestine will give us exciting photo opportunities.

The next day we will wake up where the heart of Israel beats, in Tel Aviv. On the one hand, we will have the Mediterranean coast with the surfers who create a permanent summer climate, the numerous bars, restaurants, art galleries and on the other, the beauty of the old town with its stone buildings, its markets and the ancient port, offering us the contrasts that create great images.

On the fifth day we will be on the road again to visit some of the most picturesque cities and ancient monuments of Israel, which will give us the opportunity to enter even deeper into the daily life of the country’s communities and create the photographic imprint of an unforgettable travel experience.

The morning of the last day is dedicated to the final editing of the images, so that each participant will leave the trip having built a coherent and complete photographic portfolio.

The trek is aimed at everyone, regardless of photography level, beginners with basic technical knowledge as well as more experienced photographers who want to acquire a strong travel portfolio. Participants should bring a laptop for image editing.

Suggested prior knowledge: Photography Basics

 

INFO

Duration:

6 days

Cost:

890 in a double room & 1210 in a single room

Dates:

Fubruary, Thursday 23rd to Tuesday 28th

Registration Until:

January, Friday 20th as long as there are places available

Included:

– Accommodation in beautiful boutique hotels with breakfast, in the historic center of Jerusalem and near the beach of Tel Aviv.
– Transportation by van for daily trips and transportation to and from the airport.
– Personal photography guidance and image editing for the final portfolio.

Not included:

– The flights.
– Meals.
– Entrance tickets to museums and archaeological sites.
– Travel insurance.
– Everything else is not explicitly mentioned.

Important Note:

The departure on Thursday, February 23 from Athens to Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion airport, will take place with Aegean flight A3926 at 07:30 and the return on Tuesday, February 28, with Aegean flight A3925 at 20:10. We recommend that you book your tickets as soon as possible at low prices and ensure your participation in time, as the number of places in the school’s travel programs is very limited. A passport valid for at least 6 months is required to enter Israel.

Payment:

To reserve a place, 30% of the cost must be paid in advance as a deposit and the rest in two equal installments, the first by Wednesday, December 21st and the second one by Friday, January 20th.

Cancellation:

For cancellation by Wednesday, December 21st, the amount of the deposit will be returned.
The school may consider the participation as canceled and refund the deposit payment if the 1st installment amount is not paid by Wednesday 21st of December.
For cancellation after December 21st, the school will keep the amount of the advance payment (Deposit) and will return the rest of the amount if it has been paid.
The school may also consider the participation as canceled if the final payment amount is not paid by Friday 20th of January. In this case, the school will keep the deposit while the 1st installment will be returned.
For cancellations after Friday 20th of January, no refund is possible.