Art Lesson with Christophoros Asimis at AK Art Galleries Santorini
- Painting or drawing lesson: Christophoros and Katonas Asimis are among the top artists in Santorini. Learn how to paint or draw under their expert tutelage.
- Art history: AK Asimis Kolaitou Art Galleries is a family-owned Santorini gallery that hosts the work of internationally acclaimed artists, painter Christophoros Asimis, sculptor Eleni Kolaitou, and painter Katonas Asimis.
- Framed artwork: Whether you create a painting or drawing during your art lesson, you'll get to take it home with you. The artwork will be expertly framed with a mat.
About this Santorini Tour
The Greek island of Santorini is a jewel in the Aegean Sea, and one of the most exquisite locations in the country. Because of the seaside location and the amazing architecture of the 35-square-mile island, its scenery has been the subject of many stunning photographs. So it is fitting that this beautiful island also contains some of the most beautiful art around.
And it's a family affair when it comes to art here at the AK Asimis Kolaitou Art Galleries. Christophoros Asimis is a painter, his wife Eleni Kolaitou is a sculptor and jewelry designer, and their son Katonas Asimis also paints. Christophoros Asimis has been called a modern-day Michelangelo. Asimis has painted both landscape artworks of Santorini and the religious frescoes at Fira's Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.
In this GoBe tour, learn how to paint and draw from Christophoros or Katonas Asimis. No previous experience required. Your day starts as you meet with your local guide and take a mini-bus to the galleries. This location contains not just the family's own art, but work from local Santorini artists inspired by the island's colors.
Put your nerves aside, as your teachers are at the top of their game. After you learn about their works, you'll head to their workshop where you'll receive expert tips on how to create your own art.Once you're done with your own stunning creation, your artwork will be matted and framed so that you can take it home. What better way to fully appreciate the beauty of this magical isle than to bring home a piece of it of your own making? Wow.
Fact or fiction?
Explorer Jacques Cousteau, the man who co-developed the first commercially successful scuba diving gear ("Aqua-Lung) in 1943, and thus opened up the oceans for exploration, was also a romantic. He came to Santorini in 1975, not to soak up the Aegean sun, but to investigate the origins of Atlantis. Yes, Atlantis, the fictional island described by Plato that fell out of favor with the gods and sunk into the sea. The results of Cousteau's archeological diving expedition were inconclusive, but that's not to say Atlantis didn't really happen.
Please make your own way to Mitropolis Church (Termination Point). Please look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign.
The use of the cable car is obligatory for guests on cruise ships going up and down to Fira and Skala port. Crowds, long lines, and a waiting time might occur, particularly first thing in the mornings and late afternoons before the ships sail.
Walking is over cobblestone and there are some steps. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Cultural, Family Friendly
16-Seat Air-conditioned Van
Beverages - Wine & Water
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. If you are under 18 years of age you won't be able to drink wine on this tour. 18 is the legal age to consume alcohol. Bring your ID to prove your age if you are asked.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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