Nick Melidonis | Tours

Nick Melidonis - Spirit of Place
'A Celebration of Eye, Mind and Spirit'


Boutique Small Group Photo and Cultural Tours

Nick Melidonis is a prolific traveller and loves to share his travels and adventures with like- minded people. Nick has been designing and leading photo and cultural tours for nearly 20 years years and he feels his greatest success is the repeat business from satisfied customers. Each destination is carefully researched prior to the tour being offered to ensure all you need to do is turn up and enjoy yourself.

‘Spirit of Place’ photo and cultural tours are meticulously planned to show you the very best of the inspirational destinations we travel to with some down time built in so you can relax and explore on your own.

Our tours are more than great photography with some of the world’s best photographers; you will also experience the rich culture and cuisine of the places we visit with our knowledgeable guides; fantastic local food; an introduction to many local artists and personalities and visits to numerous exciting places off the beaten track. We also understand that not everyone is a serious photographer and we cater for both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts. The overriding aim is to have fun.










Nick and Photographers on AmorgosNick and Photographers on AmorgosNick and Photographers (Pat) on Amorgos overlooking Chora




NEW TOUR OPEN, Sept 14th - 28th  2019

15 days - 14 nights

 Our tours in Sept 2017, May 11th and May 30th 2018 were all FULL. 

 $6,370 – loyalty discounts apply


‘Sugar cube’ style houses spill down the slopes, waters are crystal clear turquoise and all shades of blue, food is fresh, healthy Mediterranean fare and there are unexpected paths leading to ancient monuments.  After taking happy explorers on 18 previous tours to his homeland of Greece, Nick will use his amazing insider’s knowledge to lead this small personal tour to some of the hidden secrets of the Aegean Sea.

This travel adventure will be a relaxing journey through some of Greece’s hidden jewel islands, with enough time at each destination for your personal exploration and interaction with local Greek people.  The tranquil charms of the small islands in the West Cyclades have a timeless atmosphere. Their distinctive white architecture and narrow streets reveal colourful surprises around every corner.

Each island is different.  There is stunning scenery for photography and for those interested in activity, we have options for our group to enjoy. All activities are voluntary and will be arranged according  to the wishes of our travellers.

Photography: Nick, an award-winning master photographer, will show you how to creatively use your camera in dawn to dusk variations of Aegean light. 

Cuisine: Come to the markets with us and where possible, join cooks and chefs at hotels and restuarants for demonstrations on Greek food preparation;

Dance: Eva will bring out the inner dancer in you, teaching elements of the smooth and healthy movement of belly dancing and traditional Greek dancing.

We will visit the stunning islands of SIFNOS where the legendary photographer, Cartier-Bresson shot in the 60's; MILOS, FOLEGANDROS and NAXOS

About Your Tour Leaders 

Nick Melidonis, Master Photographer, 2016 finalist National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year and 2016 World Photographic Cup silver medalist, will take you on a personal travel adventure sharing his passion for photography and insider’s knowledge of his homeland Greece. 

Eva Cass, an oriental dancing teacher and a wonderful cook, has a rich Greek background. Eva has returned to the Greek islands many times and will share with you her passion for Greek culture, its lifestyle and its fresh Mediterranean cuisine.

To view and download a PDF
of full details and booking information
for this idyllic adventure, please CLICK HERE.



Enjoy an exclusive experience in a fabled jungle-clad land that has captured the imagination of explorers and adventurers for centuries. Award winning master photographer Nick Melidonis together with expert local guides that have worked with the legendary Sir David Attenborough, will introduce you to the ultimate highlights of Borneo, both Sarawak and Sabah. 

We will be visiting the prime viewing areas for orangutans, proboscis monkeys and other wildlife; indigenous tribes and longhouses; amazing landscapes and all in total comfort. This is a rare opportunity to see wildlife that is fast disappearing.

For full details and booking
information for this amazing
adventure, please CLICK HERE.