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ESSENTIAL ATHENS

Old Athens with a modern point of view.

TOUR INTRODUCTION

A relaxed, slow-paced, fun and friendly walk around known but mostly hidden beautiful spots of the city! You will be taken to picture-perfect spots that only a local photographer can know!

FACTS & FIGURES

Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Cost: €119 per person
Not Included: Archaeological sites’ entrance fees, 11€ total, two visits
Time: Upon arrangement
Max: 4 persons
Meeting point: Acropolis Metro Station
End point: Thissio train station

TOUR ITINERARY

A stop at the Roman Hadrian’s Gate and then a visit to the historic site of the ancient Temple of Zeus with great photo opportunities with the Acropolis in the background!

You will be introduced to and photograph the Panathinaiκon stadium, a photographer’s paradise! The first modern Olympic Games of 1896 took place here.

Through the scenic paths of Plaka at the foothills of Acropolis, we discover the old Athens and the island-lookalike area of Anafiotika. Everything under the warm Athenian sun that shines almost throughout the whole year!

While we explore known and unknown Athens, I will be pointing out the perfect points of view for an outstanding photograph. I can explain to you all your camera’s functions if you need to and give you practical tips you can use straight away to upgrade your photography.

We end up with spectacular panoramic views of the Acropolis rock, the Parthenon Temple and the city of Athens from the 105m-high hill of the Nymphs where the principal assembly of the democracy of ancient Athens convened.

Our Photo Walk will pass by the most picturesque spots and reveal fantastic photographic opportunities!
I am sure you will leave with your spirits and photographic skills developed and enriched!

You may drop me a line if you like, about your styles and interests or what you like to see in a city and I will be happy to customize a route closer to your likes!

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
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.
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