" The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

Tel: +30 6993846751 | Email: mail@phototoursinathens.com

OUR PHILOSOPHY

At our photography tours and photo shoots, we don’t just capture moments; we craft unforgettable experiences. What sets us apart and earns us the best reviews on TripAdvisor and Google is our unwavering commitment to personalized service, expert guidance, and passion for showcasing the hidden gems of Athens through the lens.
Having hosted hundreds of happy guests and having been born and raised in Athens, reassures you that you will be introduced to the secret stories and beauties of my city, get a touching photo album of your happy moments while you explore the most beautiful spots of Athens and experience it from an insider’s point of view!
With my 30 years of expertise and a passion for capturing authentic moments, I promise to put all my heart into every photo and capture your real character and infuse every photograph with the warmth and spirit of your adventure. I’m here to ensure your Athens experience is
immortalized in wonderful photographs!

Me personally and my very carefully selected, team of professional photographers, videographers and local guides are dedicated to ensuring every guest leaves with not only stunning photographs and memories but also a deeper appreciation for the city’s culture, history, and beauty. 

Join us on a journey that exceeds expectations and leaves a lasting impression.

Vasilis Germanis
Photo Tours in Athens founder

WHY US

My 30 years of experience mixing Press photography, Studio Photography, teaching, leading photo tours and capturing compelling people-portraits, reassures you that with me you will not only learn the art and secrets of photography but also experience the city from an insider’s perspective.
I can proudly say that my glowing reviews show that I put all my heart into every single portrait of yours to make sure not only to capture your happy memory but create one!

Patrick Pierrakos
Patrick Pierrakos
2024-05-07
Vasilis truly loves and puts his being into what he does, and this shows in the end result. I genuinely arrived to our tour with a bad mood and left feeling relaxed, present & with exactly the photos I didn't know I was looking for! The tour felt like chilling with a friend I've known forever and the photos turned out excellent!!!
Gurdip Khera
Gurdip Khera
2024-05-06
Amazing photography experience while celebrating my 50th birthday. Vasilis captured classic, contemporary and stylish shots. Personal photography is definitely his thing.
Kam Khera
Kam Khera
2024-05-06
Thank you Vasilis! You captured our special celebration so beautifully, every picture tells a different story, you felt more like a family friend than a photographer, attention to detail shows in every picture, next time I'm in Athens I would definitely go for the photo walk experience. xxx
Ravinder Khera
Ravinder Khera
2024-05-06
Amazing photos! Really captured my dad’s 50th birthday in an amazing way for us to look back on our memories!
Marcel Gerstenmaier
Marcel Gerstenmaier
2024-04-28
A cherished memory for a lifetime! If you seek an absolutly, amazing, experience do not look further!! My now fiance and I were so happy with this Photoshoot. The Photographer, Vasilis is a really great, Kind, funny Person. You will have an awesome time with him!! He shows you places of Athen you won't see or come across, if you just visit the City for few days. You will get very interesting facts about the History and background of the places you will visit. And Vasilis will give great advices for the rest of your trip in Athen. My fiance and I are so so happy with the work and result of our photoshoot. The best way to describe this experience is that we will Always cherrish it and it will be a big, happy memory for me and my future wife. Thank you a lot Vasilis. I hope we will See you again, when we visit Greece :)!!!!
Ed Ochoa
Ed Ochoa
2024-04-19
It was a great experience and we loved our pictures. The host was polite and very knowledgeable of his craft and history of the area. Thank you
Kali Sim
Kali Sim
2024-03-22
Vasilis is a real professional and puts his heart in his photos. Great value for money! And I'm proud to call him a friend now after two perfect photoshoots we did together :)
Aziz Eidan
Aziz Eidan
2024-03-01
First of all, i was very hesitant to hire a photographer initially, i always believed i could take my own photos or anyone could do it. But with Vasilis, he showed me the true art of photography, he took his time and i trusted him completely, and im glad i did ! He put his heart and brain into each photo and that really made it an unbelievable experience, he loves what he does and it really shows his passion. Every angle was really and carefully thought. He told me his name means king, he is a true king of photography. He is so good that he makes you consider modeling ! Truly loved my time today and I am really glad i met him as a person . I met him as a photographer and now I know him as a friend. Thank you Aziz from Kuwait
Lana V. Tupchik, Esq.
Lana V. Tupchik, Esq.
2024-02-22
Vasilius was very accommodating and communicated well before during and after the tour adjusting to our needs
PHOTO TOURS

Are you an eclectic traveler looking for a Private Photo Tour? Do you want to experience a personalised and relaxing slow paced introduction to Athens’ landscape, people, cultures, customs and history and fill your holiday album with astonishing, eye-catching photos and unforgettable memories?

Gurdipkhera
Gurdipkhera
2024-05-06
50th Celebrations Amazing photography experience while celebrating my 50th birthday. Vasilis captured classic, contemporary and stylish shots. Personal photography is definitely his thing.
Marcel G
Marcel G
2024-04-28
A cherished memory for a lifetime If you seek an absolutly, amazing, experience do not look further!! My now fiance and I were so happy with this Photoshoot. The Photographer, Vasilis is a really great, Kind, funny Person. You will have an awesome time with him!! He shows you places of Athen you won't see or come across, if you just visit the City for few days. You will get very interesting facts about the History and background of the places you will visit. And Vasilis will give great advices for the rest of your trip in Athen. My fiance and I are so so happy with the work and result of our photoshoot. The best way to describe this experience is that we will Always cherrish it and it will be a big, happy memory for me and my future wife. Thank you a lot Vasilis. I hope we will See you again, when we visit Greece :)!!!!
Karen P
Karen P
2024-04-27
The Best Photo Tour in Athens Vasilis was a patient, knowledgeable instructor who is passionate about photography. This is infectious and has inspired me to take my photography to the next level of creativity. This was a once in a lifetime experience I will never forget . I was pushed out of my comfort level and lived every minute of this experience. Definitely book a tour with Vasilis if you are looking to be inspired!
VoyagerAndy
VoyagerAndy
2024-04-24
Superb photo guide I had a superb tour with the very knowledgable Vasilis. His chat, sense of humour, knowledge of the city, and professional enthusiasm for photography (and showing off the best of his city) are second to none. He immediately put me at my ease and once l began to show him some of my photos he was full of ideas and subtle coaching suggestions of better places to stand, or angles to use, or how to pick just the right moment to take my next photo. Athens is one of those places that seems to be on every traveller's wish list - it makes sense to spend that ambition wisely by being with a guide as pleasant and expert as Vasilis. I think I will return to the Athens area just for another photo walk (maybe the riviera?) - I enjoyed it that much.
Angelika T
Angelika T
2024-04-11
The best photographer!!! The best photographer!!! He has a crazy imagination and the result left me speechless. He deserves 5 stars and more both as a job and as a person.
Aziz E
Aziz E
2024-02-29
King of photography First of all, i was very hesitant to hire a photographer initially, i always believed i could take my own photos or anyone could do it. But with Vasilis, he showed me the true art of photography, he took his time and i trusted him completely, and im glad i did ! He put his heart and brain into each photo and that really made it an unbelievable experience, he loves what he does and it really shows his passion. Every angle was really and carefully thought. He told me his name means king, he is a true king of photography. He is so good that he makes you consider modeling ! Truly loved my time today and I am really glad i met him as a person . I met him as a photographer and now I know him as a friend. Thank you Aziz Abbas from Kuwait
Lana T
Lana T
2024-02-22
Vasilius the tour guide Vasilius was very informative and adjusting to our needs . He accommodated us and communicated really well . We enjoyed the sunrise tour
Keely E H
Keely E H
2024-01-05
An amazing experience and my best photographs ever! I am an Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Art History and Archaeology, and I asked Vasilis to take photographs of me around Athens that I could use both personally and professionally. He was wonderful to work with many terrific ideas about different locations. I also really appreciated how responsive he was to my needs and interests and how quickly he put me at ease in front of the camera. I was absolutely thrilled with the gorgeous shots Vasilis took, and I was enormously impressed with how quickly he sent them to me. I could not imagine a more positive experience, and I really appreciated the wide variety of striking images he created. A photo walk with Vasilis is a fantastic way to create an unforgettable experience in Athens that you can treasure forever!
8466jimmy
8466jimmy
2024-01-05
Amazing private photographer & walking tour. Vasilis was absolutely amazing, so professional. My son was proposing to his girlfriend and he took amazing photos of my son & his fiancé. 10/10
Ajith N
Ajith N
2023-12-24
Athens photography Vasilis was really good cooperative and amazing to work with. Highly recommend for anyone visiting athens.
PHOTO SHOOTS

Explore Athens with a personal photographer! We photograph your best moments and fun, back-dropped by the city's ideal known and unknown spots. Be introduced to hidden gems of ancient and modern Athens and learn stories about Greece’s history. Get away with a touching photo album to always remember your holidays!

Marissa
Marissa
2023-10-08
So patient so kind. I can’t wait to see the pictures and how they turned out because I was so nervous and was so awkward but he made me feel comfortable so I’m looking forward to seeing the pictures to give to my mom.
Basem And Catherine
Basem And Catherine
2023-09-03
We took the 2 hour photo shoot with Vasilis to have family pictures as well as souvenirs from our trip to Greece. Vasilis had an emergency, but kept the experience going with a colleague, Regina. She brought us to different spots in Athens that we didn't have the chance to visit. She was great with the kids. We had the chance to have photos, alone, as a couple as well as a family. Vasilis was a great communicator prior and after the experience. I recommend him to other people if you want great souvenirs from Athens!
Viviana
Viviana
2023-08-23
Vasilis made us feel like we knew each other for a long time! Made me husband and I feel at ease and comfortable! He told us many stories about Athens, it almost felt like a private tour! Tasos, the videographer was excellent also, we enjoyed getting to know them and the pictures are magical!!! I can’t recommend him enough!
April
April
2023-08-15
Vasillis was totally charming and extremely experienced. He took our anniversary celebration to the next level with his awesome photography. It was an amazing experience that we won’t ever forget 💞
Maryam
Maryam
2023-08-06
Lovely evening with Vasilis who captured our family’s memories in Athens. Took us to beautiful little spots that we could not have known about. Highly recommended!
Lien
Lien
2023-07-05
It was a unique photo experience for our family. My daughter is shy and he was very helpful with suggestions. We love our photos. They are beautiful. Don’t hesitate to book. It will be your most memorable experience.
Seth
Seth
2023-07-03
Vasilis was a fantastic historian and storyteller, and an even better photographer. He constantly engaged our 11 and 8 year old girls and made sure they were super comfortable for the whole two hours.
Kevin
Kevin
2023-06-28
I am someone into photography and have been doing this for ages. I am solo traveller and I wanted to try a photo session to create some memories since I am not be able to do it without someone is with me. So I contacted Vasilis after seeing his portfolio on Instragram. From the moment I saw his work I decided this the one I was looking for. There are lot of technical photographers in the world but not all know the art and creativity around the subject. Vasilis is someone who knows the art and knows how to get it done. He was so much attention to detail with everything and never rushed on anything. He showed me, what exactly the pose he was looking for guide me to live in the pose. He also explained the technical stuff of photography which we were taking photos, I was able to learn few things from him. If he doesn't like something he was totally okay to redo it couple of times until it is taken right. After all, I received good album of memories exploring Athens which I will be cherished forever. I am not a person who writes long reviews on ABNB but this work totally deserves a good review. I am looking forward to my next photo session with Vasilis in Athens when I am back again.
Odd
Odd
2023-05-19
We had a nice experience with Vasilis' photography. The route and its backgrounds and poses may seem to be a fixed pattern, but that is efficient use of a limited time frame and the important thing is the differences coming out of the motives from stop to stop. Well done, Vasilis!
Choukri
Choukri
2023-03-14
When you meet Vasilis you realize that a photo is not just a piece of papaper ,and Vasilis is not just simply a photographer..... I would like to meet him again.Thank you so much for the nice perfect job .
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