…in the morning and evening the harbour seems to slip and slide in a moving green-gold mesh of water reflections. All bare and innocent the island lies under the sun or faintly, distractingly luminous under the moon. The world smells of sea salt, herbs, springing flowers. Something is imminent…
— Charmian Clift

Greek odyssey


Join Trisha for two wonderful weeks exploring the landscape, literature, art, architecture and life of specifically selected islands and areas of Greece...from the peace of car-free Hydra through the Peloponnese to Patrick and Leigh Fermor's home at Kardamyli then to the Ionian Island of Corfu. Writers, books, poetry and art will be discussed with visits to writers and artists homes and landscapes.

20th century writers such as Charmian Clift, George Johnston, Lawrence and Gerald Durrell, Tim Winton, Leonard Cohen, Kazantsakis, Cafavy, Louise de Bernieres and Patrick Leigh Fermor amongst many others will be discussed. Full reading list supplied - no pre knowledge required, just an interest in this magnificent part of the world that inspired so many creative people over the centuries.

There will also be visits to some outstanding private gardens, homes and properties.


Monday 31 August - Sunday 13 September 2020   

2021 tour dates: 17 - 31 May 2021

Enquiries: trishadixon@bigpond.com

Photographs of previous tours below.