" 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, 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!
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.

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
ye katya
ye katya
2024-02-11
It was fortunate that Vasilis was the first close connection I met in Athens. As a solo traveler, I often find myself living in the moment and I really appreciate having someone to help me capture those moments. Vasilis is very warm, enthusiastic, and professional. I brought three outfits to change into to create different vibes, and he wants me to feel relaxed and not to worry about ruining my vibe; he even helps me carry my bag! The devil is in the details, and Vasilis is definitely a hidden gem. He knows all the secret places in Athens, and if you're coming here, you should definitely contact him. I highly recommend him!
Dikaia Karagiannis
Dikaia Karagiannis
2024-01-27
If you're looking for an experienced photographer who has local knowledge don't look further. Vasilis is very professional and has alot of knowledge. He's very patient and always with a smile happy to talk about beautiful spots and history! From single photoshoots to couples and whole families photoshoots he will make your experience unique! We had a few hiccups on that day but Vasili made it all so easy for us. And the photos 😍😍😍 Many Thanks Vasili
Constantine Samaklis
Constantine Samaklis
2024-01-06
If you are looking to put a different twist to your vacation, I would highly recommend walking around with Vasilis for a photo walk. You will discover the unparalleled beauty of some hidden gems in Athens which are definitely NOT on any tour guides… Vasilis, apart from being a professional photographer, who will help bring creativity and zest to your shots, has a great personality and will make you feel comfortable while bringing out your creative side. This experience was unique, the time really went by fast, and I did not feel bored even for a moment. Our shots were absolutely amazing! We made some great memories and also a new friend!
Keely E Heuer
Keely E Heuer
2024-01-05
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!
Adri Ada Vega
Adri Ada Vega
2023-11-30
I recommend him from the bottom of my heart. We did a boudoir photoshoot and he was extremely professional. I was insecure at first but his professionalism made me so comfortable and allowed me to enjoy the process. Best experience ever 🤩🤩
Anna Barbara Horvath
Anna Barbara Horvath
2023-11-30
As an event planner I can only recommend Vassilis! Wether if it is a city tour, a professional portrait,an engagement, birthday or conference, he is the most professional with reasonable prices and amazing quality of his work. He is truly dedicated to make his customers happy. I'm happy to work with him every time I get the chance to do so.
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?

Athens Photo Marathon
Athens Photo Marathon
6-8 hours

Enjoy a wonderful day discovering the heart of Athens and live an authentic Athens city experience.

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Essential Athens
Essential Athens
4 hours

Have a relaxed, slow-paced, fun and friendly walk around known and hidden beautiful spots and picture-perfect spots of the city!

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The Acropolis of Athens
The Acropolis of Athens
2 hours

Visiting the Acropolis is the epitome of a visit to Athens. Live the experience of this Photo Tour and photograph one of the most iconic monuments in the world.

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Athens Sunrise
Athens Sunrise
2 hours

What better way to start one of your days in Athens than watching and photographing the sunrise as it unfolds over it?

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Athens by Night
Athens by Night
3 hours

We visit, by an A/C car, several picturesque spots of Athens to capture her magic atmosphere lit by the night city lights!

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Sunset at Poseidon Temple
Sunset at Poseidon Temple
4 hours

A mini road trip along the coastal line of Athens to photograph the inspiring Temple backdropped by the Mediterranean golden sunset.
The spot where geography and history combine to give you a timeless photo memory.

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Peloponnese Photo Tour
Peloponnese Photo Tour
Full Day

Explore the photography highlights of the Corinth Canal, Epidavros ancient theatre, Mycenae archaeological site and the very picturesque and photogenic seaside town of Nafplio.

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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.
edward
edward
2023-12-21
1 day before the event ! He responded 1 day before and was ready to give me his team to do my memories stay forever with me He is professional with work and very kind people!
Adri Ada V
Adri Ada V
2023-11-30
Boudoir photoshoot, professional photography, extremely flexible and trustworthy I can only recommend him! I decided that I want a boudoir photo album and to say the least I am camera shy. But Vassilis made it to be a fun, relaxing and one of the most joyful experiences in my life. He offered a pre-meeting so I get to know him, I was able to bring a friend to feel comfortable and he was super flexible all the way. More importantly absolutely professional. I always prefer to work with women when I can but he made actual artwork. I had so much fun and seeing the pictures.. I will never walk on the street the same way I did before. Thank you again 🙏
Anna Barbara H
Anna Barbara H
2023-11-30
Amazing talent, trustworthy, super professional, Art creator I recommend him above anyone else in Greece! Our project started because I promised myself 4 years ago that I will do a boudoir photoshoot album for my elderly years and I finally decided to make it. I had some concerns and to say the least I am camera shy but with his flexibility, relaxing professionalism and our pre-meeting just made one of the best experiences of my life. He made ART! Also i could have my best friend with me to feel comfortable. All in all, ladies: I am the person who prioritize female photographers but I never made a better choice with going with him. I simply felt extremely comfortable from the very first second. And I think it was the key to have my own experience. Also my husband was... Speechless when he saw the album. So Vassilis helped me to make my husband teared up. I also work with him in conferences and events (I'm an event organiser) and my gut feeling and trust in our cooperation is something that I am truly grateful for.
whistlebreeches
whistlebreeches
2023-10-13
Professional Photos make last memories Why would go go to Athens and not hire a professional photgrapher to memorialize your visit? Vasilis can help you find the most picturesque cityscapes and mouth-watering local delicacies. He can put you at the best locations and the hidden gems you will never find yourself. You spend a small fortune to get here. Get Vasilis to make you professional photos. No one wants a cherished memory photobombed by some huckster. I've used Vasilis on two different trips to Athens and could not be happier with the results. He's a great photographer and fun to be around. Trust me this is the best money you will spend in Athens. Take home those memories to share and last a lifetime.
Re Ma
Re Ma
2023-10-10
Amazing photo shooting with wonderful views of the Acropilis Vasilis really was amazing, his positive attitude made my photo tour a very unique experience! Vasilis knwos all the best spots with great vies of the Acropolis, avoiding the crowds. He makes you feel very welcome, he is very flexible and shares stories about the not obvious art pieces around. He is really a delight do be with! I cannot recommend him enough! Vasilis is the person, you want to be with.
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!

Old Athens
Old Athens
1, 2, 3 hours

A relaxed walk-and-pose tour on a picturesque route inside the old part of the city.

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Acropolis
Acropolis
2 hours

What better than a photoshoot backdropped by the most glorious and characteristic monument of the ancient Greek civilization?

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Poseidon Temple at Sunset
Poseidon Temple at Sunset
4 hours

The ultimate sunset spot to be photographed backdropped by magnificent panoramic views of the Aegean sea and the spectacular temple bathed in golden sunset light!

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Athens Landmarks & Monuments Galore
Athens Landmarks & Monuments Galore
4 hours

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the ancient heart of Athens? Join us for a unique two-day photo adventure that promises to immerse you in the rich tapestry of Greek history and culture.

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Surprise Proposal
Surprise Proposal
2 or 3 hours

Looking for the perfect spot in Athens to pop the big question? Do you want a photographer to capture the spontaneous and genuine reactions and feelings of this special moment in your life?
Trust our experience and let’s organize together all the details!

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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 .

WHY US

My 30 years of experience mixing Press 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 in every single portrait of yours to make sure not only to capture your happy memory but create one!

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