The 2nd Lightedpixels Annual Getaway in Santorini! 23-27 April 2018

Hello!

After weeks of planning, I am please to share with you that we will be having our second getaway in Santorini next year! Earlier this year, we organised our first getaway and everyone had so much fun that we decided we were going to do it again. As such, we have gone ahead and booked ourselves the entire resort (yet again) – All 15 rooms which means we will have the whole resort to ourselves! =)

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The Resort we will be staying in

About the getaway

 

Ever since I visited the lovely island about 10 years ago, I have been drawn to it’s charm. And every trip I have made since has always been better than the one before. There are always new hideaways to be discovered and explored. New friends to be made. It is not just about the world famous sunsets that the island is famous for or the amazing Mediterranean food, Santorini has a lot more to it – Numerous beaches, flower fields, hidden churches and some of the best sights to trek to.

My only regret then, was that I had no one to share the amazing sights and experiences with. This became the driving inspiration behind the Lightedpixels Getaway – the sharing of joy in exploring and discovering a new destination.

As mentioned, we had our first getaway earlier this year and it was an unforgettable experience. We have also gained some valuable insights into organizing such a get-together. We look forward to being even better hosts!

Besides myself, the Lightedpixels Pixies will also be at the getaway.

 

So What Exactly Will We Be Doing?

 

In a nutshell, it will be a tour but think of it as a getaway with friends. What made the first getaway a success is the fact that while we had many activities planned, the participants are free to opt out of it. We are here to be your guide and to suggest places and activities you can join in but we leave the final decision to you.

Because we can go in smaller groups, we would be able to explore places that tour groups would not be able to. Like this peak.

 

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Delia at Sunset

 

And because we are a photography group, we will be showing you some of the most picturesque spots on the island and also equally important, the time of day to be there. Some places look better in the morning than any other time of the day! We think you will have some of the most Instagram worthy photos during your trip with us. =)

 

 

Besides exploring, you are also free to join us for a jog every morning. The island offers a very scenic and tranquil route that is located very near where we will be staying. The distance will only be about 2.4-5km depending on your preference but it will be a great way to start the day and to whet your appetite for breakfast.

 

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This years participants after their jog.

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Breakfast! One of my favorite meals in Santorini. Everything is so fresh!

 

As mentioned earlier, one of the main highlights in Santorini is the spectacular sunsets. What I would like to do for you is show you some of the best sunset spots on the island and not just the common ones. I have discovered a number of sites that provide for an unforgettable experience.

 

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Besides morning jogs, and gorgeous sunsets, we will be exploring some incredible beaches, treks and views. Here are some of the places we went to during this year’s getaway.

 

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Another hit was the trip to the winery. =)

 

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Besides wine, I also have a love for food and over the years, I have asked around and tried some of the very best the locals have suggested. I am sure you won’t be disappointed. =)

 

 

 

Besides the above, there were many more activities we planned for and are planning for next year’s getaway.

We are going to keep them a surprise for now but we are extremely excited to share them with you in time.

Finally, because you will be with us on the beautiful island, we will be offering individual, couple or family portraits by myself or the Pixies. This is optional. This year, we didn’t include it initially but was asked by many during the stay for a session. So this year, we will make time for it. It will be just an hour long and we will offer a special rate for you and your love one(s).

 

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Who Is This Tour For?

 

This tour is planned for everyone. From the individual to couples and even families or group of friends. You will be with like-minded people who love traveling, exploring and meeting new people and friends.

 

What Will It Cost Me?

 

The cost for this getaway is kept low at S$2,200 per room for the entire tour (5 Days 4 Nights, 23-27 April 2018). It is based on twin sharing. If you are an individual coming along or are coming as a family, do email us. We will make special arrangements just for you!

The price is for the following: Tour, Accommodation, breakfast, an end of tour dinner on the last night, all photography classes, and almost all other activities.

It however doesn’t include your flight into Santorini.

Places are limited and are on a first come first serve basis. We require a $1,200 deposit. There is also an early bird offer of S$2,000 for all sign ups before the end of October 2017, unless its sold out by then.

To sign up, email us at info@lightedpixels.com

 

Testimonials from this year’s participants

 

Kelvin has spent a lot of time exploring Santorini, so when he invited Leana and I to join him for Lightedpixel’s inaugural Getaway trip, we were really excited. He showed us some magical spots off the beaten path that we’d never have thought to explore on our own.

We were sharing some wine after our first sunset as a group when Kelvin said he’d wanted to start an annual Getaway trip because whenever he was in Santorini for work, he’d see all kinds of spectacular sights, meet interesting people, and try amazing food, and had no one to share them with.

I really came to appreciate his sentiment along the trip. The special, tucked-away nooks and crannies of the island are breathtaking, and the food and people are great, and all you can think about is how much you want to share them with loved ones.

Kelvin isn’t just a fantastic photographer, he also happens to be an excellent tourguide. (I guess now we know what his retirement plan is!) This is not a trip to miss.

Dharma, Co-Founder of The Wedding Scoop

 

“The inaugural Lightedpixels Getaway exceeded all expectations! Kelvin knows almost every nook and cranny of Santorini and his generosity in sharing made it a chillax and fuss-free holiday with all the best Greek wine, food and adventures that Santorini could offer. The highlights of the trip are definitely the secret spots which will give you the most insta-worthy pictures that will continue to trigger withdrawal symptoms of the trip many months later. Looking forward to traveling again with the Lightedpixels family in other parts of the world!”

Amy Soh

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Leana and Dharma

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Some places are best explored with an ATV

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TRAVELING

IT LEAVES YOU SPEECHLESS

THEN TURNS YOU INTO A STORYTELLER

 

 

~ by Kelvin on October 25, 2017.

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