Ancient City of Athens Private Photo Walk with Professional Photographer

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Your professional photographic guide will point out details invisible to the untrained eye and reveal the best vantage-points on your chosen route. Learn to tell a story through images, take great shots of iconic monuments and capture atmospheric images off the beaten track.

Description

Booking a private photo expert allows you to select the below carefully planned routes or when your photo guide contacts you directly to make desired changes where possible according to your interest. Choose from two routes:

Hills and Dems

Starting at the pedestrian area of Apostolou Pavlou street, which unites the major archaeological sites of Athens, the tour follows in the steps of Hadrian to see where he attended the inauguration of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Wind your way past Roman ruins, mosques, temples and the homes of the Greek Gods of Olympus. En route you will see the 3000 year old Theatres which premiered the plays of Sophocles and Euripides and that are still in use today. You will have superb vantage points from the sacred Hill of Philopappou (Hills of the Muses) to photograph the Acropolis and then on to Plaka and past the magically lit restaurants scattered all over the hillside. You will learn how to work with light and shadows, color and forms in a creative way.

Ancient Footsteps

On this tour you will follow the footsteps of everyday people and their cultures through the centuries. You will stroll by small white-washed houses built amidst the rocks beneath the gaze of the Acropolis. The narrow meandering steep streets and steps, stone walls and gardens filled with flowers give the impression of being on a Greek island. You will see the tower of the winds, a weather vane, a sundial, and a hydraulic clock housed in an octagonal tower built by the astronomer Andronicus, the Roman Agora, the remains of Hadrian's Library built in 132 AD seen at a distance, and Fethiye Djami - Mosque of the conqueror, considered one of the oldest and finest Ottoman monuments in Athens.

You will also find out how to use photographic techniques to your advantage and how to be ready to take great photos any time you go out with your camera.

Available languages

English, Greek

Please note

  • Participants must have a basic knowledge of their cameras.

  • Routes may be changed based on local conditions.

  • Tours leave rain or shine.

  • Please wear a pair of good walking shoes, and bring a lightweight poncho in case it rains. A small bottle of water & sun hat is recommended for high temperatures.

  • A lightweight tripod is recommended for evening sessions

  • Clients who have not booked this activity in conjunction with a hotel are advised to provide contact details.

Includes

  • English-speaking guide
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Fethiye Djami Mosque and Everyday Scenes Route
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On this route, capture in your camera the everyday life of the locals. Also, take pictures of the many ancient Greek landmarks including Tower of the Winds, Roman Agora, Fethiye Djami, and the Hadrian's Library from a distance.

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: English-speaking guide

Schedule

Starting time: 08:00 - 09:30 (Show more)
  • 07:45

    Check in at Entrance to Acropolis Station

  • 08:00

    Photography Tour (3 hours)

    Wander around the winding streets of Athens and observe scenes of everyday life underneath the Acropolis. See ancient sites such as the 2nd-century Tower of the Winds, the remnants of the Roman Agora and the 17th-century Fethiye Mosque. Discover how to work with natural lighting, colors and shapes.

  • 11:00

    Tour Ends at Monastiraki Station

  • 09:15

    Check in at Entrance to Acropolis Station

  • 09:30

    Photography Tour (3 hours)

    Wander around the winding streets of Athens and observe scenes of everyday life underneath the Acropolis. See ancient sites such as the 2nd-century Tower of the Winds, the remnants of the Roman Agora and the 17th-century Fethiye Mosque. Discover how to work with natural lighting, colors and shapes.

  • 12:30

    Tour Ends at Monastiraki Station

Temple of Olympian Zeus and Plaka Neighborhood Route
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On this route, take photographs of Athens's major archaeological sites including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the local life in the historic Plaka neighborhood. Also, climb atop the Hill of the Muses to take a picture of the ancient citadel and UNESCO World Heritage site; Acropolis.

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Wed and Fri
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: English-speaking guide

Schedule

Starting time: 08:00 - 09:30 (Show more)
  • 07:45

    Check in at Upper Exit of Thisio Station

  • 08:00

    Photography Tour (3 hours)

    Starting from Apostolou Pavlou Avenue, discover ancient remnants of mosques, temples and theatres. Stand at the Hills of the Muses, where you can capture a panoramic view of the Acropolis. Then it's onto the bustling streets of the Plaka district. Learn how to work with lighting, colors and shapes.

  • 11:00

    Tour Ends at Monastiraki Station

  • 09:15

    Check in at Upper Exit of Thisio Station

  • 09:30

    Photography Tour (3 hours)

    Starting from Apostolou Pavlou Avenue, discover ancient remnants of mosques, temples and theatres. Stand at the Hills of the Muses, where you can capture a panoramic view of the Acropolis. Then it's onto the bustling streets of the Plaka district. Learn how to work with lighting, colors and shapes.

  • 12:30

    Tour Ends at Monastiraki Station

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  • (For Check-In) Entrance to Acropolis Station (acropolis station) Time: 07:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Monastiraki Station (Monastiraki Metro Station, Athina, Central Athens, Greece) Time: 11:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Entrance to Acropolis Station (acropolis station) Time: 07:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Monastiraki Station (Monastiraki Metro Station, Athina, Central Athens, Greece) Time: 11:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Entrance to Acropolis Station (acropolis station) Time: 09:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) Monastiraki Station (Monastiraki Metro Station, Athina, Central Athens, Greece) Time: 12:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Entrance to Acropolis Station (acropolis station) Time: 09:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Monastiraki Station (Monastiraki Metro Station, Athina, Central Athens, Greece) Time: 12:30:00

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
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  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • Bottled water

  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Hat

  • Camera

  • Rain gear

Requirement(s) - Others
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  • Please contact the activity provider 48 hours before your activity to reconfirm your booking and departure time. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

  • Failure to contact will result to a "no show" reservation and will not be eligible to refund.

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  • This activity operates regardless of weather.

  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

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