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Lena Johansson
Aquarelle painting
Rhodes Greece 19-26/5 2024


My name is Lena Johansson and I have neen painting all my life, but started to paint more activly after a car accident in 2003.

The watercolor colors that flowed into each other, that stimulated the imagination created hope and healing  - for body and soul. I see this painting course as an art retreat where we get an outlet for both imagination and rest through painting. It is suitable both for beginners and for those who have painted a little longer.


I paint what comes into my head and out of my imagination - in a romantic and atmospheric way. You just have to let the water flow and do its magic. Of course you can tame the watercolor, but it is precisely the unexpected that is so exciting, to see what happens when the paint dries.

I'm looking forward to a week of art, fantasy, swimming and excursions together with just you.

The course is aimed at:

Beginners and they who want to learn more about watercolor painting - and feel creative in a wonderful environment!


See you at Villa Panagos,

Lena Johansson

            Below - the artist herself -
         and a selection of her artwork

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Where are we staying this week? Villa Panagos in Faliraki

At Villa Panagos - all rooms have their own balcony or terrace with a garden view.

In each room there are 2 beds, own toilet with shower and a small kitchen. Coffee and kettle. AC and WiFi. Mosquito nets in all balcony doors and windows. Tiled floor.

The painters can use the entire garden of Villa Panagos. Pots - old wine and olive oil vessels can be found as pleasant elements.


It is perfectly fine to leave your items outside - you don't have to collect your equipment/paintings.


Here at Villa Panagos are very keen that you also get an insight into the Mediterranean food -  which we like to combine with Nordic ingredients.

Kali Orexi!

Program 19-26/5 2024

Day 1. Arrival day


  • Arrival in Rhodes

  • Transfer from "Diagoras" airport to Villa Panagos .

  • The drive takes about 20 minutes from the airport to Villa Panagos.

  • Check-in

  • Welcome dinner at Villa Panagos - time to be announced later

Day 2. Painting at Villa Panagos

  • Breakfast 08-09:00

  • 09:00 - Demonstration by Lena

  • 12:00 - lunch on your own, bath, relaxation - 

  • 16:00 - 18:00 - We continue our painting 

  • 19:00 - Dinner at Villa Panagos

Day 3. We get to know a traditional village -  Koskinou

  • Breakfast as usual

  • 09:30 We leave for the village of Koskinou with our own transport

  • We take photos - walk around -  and get to know this fantastic genuine Greek village

  • Time for lunch at the village tavern - for those who want (not included in the price)

  • 13:30 We go back home from the village of Koskinou

  • Overview of today's products 

  • 19:00 Dinner at Villa Panagos

Day 4. Painting at Villa Panagos

  • Breakfast 08-09:00

  • 09:00 Workshop

  • 12:00   Lunch on your own, bath, relaxation 

  • 16:00 - 18:00 - Painting, review

  • 19:00 - Dinner at Villa Panagos

Day 5.  "Day Off"

  • Breakfast 

  • Free  day for own excursions and activities -  or painting on your own. 

  • Dinner on your own

Day 6. We paint at Villa Panagos and "Afternoon Excursion"

  • 08 - 9:00 Breakfast

  • We continue with the painting

  • 17:00    We depart from Villa Panagos with our own bus and licensed guide.

  • Dinner at a selected restaurant/tavern (included in the price)

Day 7. We paint at Villa Panagos, Vernissage - and Goodbye dinner with live music

  • Breakfast 08-09:00

  • We paint until lunch

  • We hang a small exhibition of this week's work.

  • Goodbye dinner, approx. 18:00, at Villa Panagos, "Greek Night", Oppa!

Day 8. Departure day

  • Breakfast 08-09:00  - or earlier if someone has an early flight

  • Check out 

  • Transfer to the airport..with a lot of nice paintings in the luggage !

Price: 1360 euros/person, 7 nights 8 days, 19-26/5 2024, in a shared room, includes:

  • ​​The whole program as mentioned above

  • Course fee

  • Transfers to and from Diagoras airport in Rhodes to Villa Panagos in Faliraki. It takes about 25 minutes from the airport to Villa Panagos. The transfer applies on 19/5 and 26/5. It doesn't matter what time you arrive on 19/5 - our driver will be waiting at the airport and take you to Villa Panagos - or what time you fly back on 26/5.

  • ​Accommodation in Villa Panagos, 7 nights 8 days, shared room

  • The painting group has the entire Villa Panago area and house at their disposal this week - private for the painting group

  • Dinners *6, Breakfast *7

  • Excursion/painting and photography to the village of Koskinou - transport, t/r

  • Afternoon excursion with own bus and english speaking licensed guide and dinner at selected tavern/restaurant

  • "Greek Night", Villa Panagos with  live Greek Traditional Music

  • Drinks are included with all meals

  • No shared transports - we always have our own bus

  • Masonite board in different size, water "buckets", light movable tables that can be raised and lowered. 

  • Large outdoor studio at your disposal. Electrical outlets in the outdoor painting area, as well as toilets.

  • Gymnastics mats  - if wanted

  • WiFi (all rooms have their own router and all rooms at Villa Panagos), and AC 

  • Mosquito nets in all windows and balcony. Blackout curtains.

  • Towels and bed linen. Air conditioning is included in the price.

  • Service in Swedish - English all week, and cheerful mood!

  • Taxes, parking fees and other fees

  • The organizer's services/service in Swedish/English 24 hours a day. We are also in direct contact with hospitals and/or doctors should this be necessary.

The price 1360 euros/person does not include:


  • Travel insurance and/or luggage insurance

  • Flight

  • Private excursions

  • Rent of sunbeds on the beach

  • Single room supplement, 290 euros (limited roomavailable)

  • Private expenses


  • Check what is included in your home insurance before you go, if not take out travel insurance

  • This trip is not specifically adapted for people with reduced mobility

  • Let us know when you register if you are allergic . If you need special food, a doctor's certificate is required.

This course is exclusive of airfare. Airlines often change flight schedules and sometimes cancel flights altogether. Such events are beyond our control and airlines are not obliged to offer compensation.

Greece is a member of the European Union. Citizens of Australia do not require a visa for tourist stays of up to 90 days. Citizens of other non-EU countries should check visa requirements with the relevant consulates.

It is also possible to join as a non-participant in the painting week. Get in touch for more information.

  • This tour will operate with 10 participants.


  • Fill in the registration form at the bottom of the page - we will reply by email with further instructions on how to pay the deposit. 

  • Application deadline 10/4 2024

Call + 358 50 5949 737 for more information, 09.00-17.00/Ann-Sofi (we speak Swedish/ English) or email; 

Contact Lena Johansson: + 46 7254 184 33 or email:


Terms & Conditions

If we cancel the tour:

We might decide to cancel the tour if at any time up to eight weeks before there were insufficient bookings for it to be viable. We would refund everything you had paid to us. We may also cancel a tour if hostilities, civil unrest, natural disaster or other circumstances amounting to force majeure affect the region to which the tour was due to go.​

If you cancel;

In case of cancellation later than 14 days before the start, the full price will be charged. The registration fee, 200euro is non refundable.

If you cancel your booking in a double/twin room but are travelling with a companion who chooses to continue to participate on the tour, the companion will be liable to pay the stipulated single supplement.

We take as the day of cancellation that on which we receive written confirmation of cancellation

We reserve the rights to make any changes to the program

Welcome to a wonderful watercolor painting week - we hope you can join us!

You register here:

Thank you!​

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