The allure of Athens, the ancient capital of Greece is manifold. From the magnificent Acropolis overlooking the city; testament to the capital’s heritage and long life through the millennia, to the contemporary modern city that it is today. Sparkling with energy and optimism, young entrepreneurial Greeks are building companies that fuse traditional Greek values with a modern commercial acumen. This is Athens, my home city.
Explore the flourishing galleries and art spaces, the murals on the derelict buildings, the political debates, the tiny scenic neighbourhood of Anafiotica at the foot of Acropolis, the open air cinemas and the many restaurants.
Athens is a photographer’s paradise. The sprawling graffiti covered streets and abandoned buildings keep the urban explorer satisfied for days, as well as providing endless opportunities for street photography and backdrops for fashion and portrait photography. The decaying side of the city is bountiful and fascinating.
For those looking for a different take, there are ancient monuments around every corner, set against ultra-modern glass and steel architecture and in between, a thousand lifetimes of city stories to tell with your camera.
Providing an intoxicating mix of history, excitement and suspense, we do all the things the average tourist does not get to do. Escape for a while into a secret Athens that waits to be discovered. Awaken your creativity and join us on our next trip.
5 day tour
When the nights are getting longer we are heading East to say farewell autumn in Athens! Experience the authentic taste of the world's first capital city with its intoxicating history, we will travel through time to the present era.
One of my favourite cities on Earth, Athens is as ancient, exciting and complicated as it is addictive. We will be getting under the skin of the place, drinking in the local culture and going to the best locations for photography in the city.
Let your imagination run wild.
What's included in this tour?
Daily local experiences.
What's included in this tour?
Camera and all other camera related gear.
Arrive in Athens to unwind and settle in. A chance to get to know each other and then a stroll around the picturesque centre taking infamous and photogenic areas such as Plaka, Monastiraki and the Acropolis.
Dinner at the hotel.
Scenic Tour of the City
We will wind our way along the alleys to the Acropolis Museum.
A light lunch at the museum's fabulous coffee room followed by a free afternoon and then a walk up Philopappos Hill to enjoy sunset photography above Athens.
Tour of the Acroplis
We visit the Acropolis – fascinating, imperious and always surprising – even for those who have visited before.
We then stroll through the back alleys around Plaka, Monastraki and Anafioitika for a different perspective on the city.
Visit to Syntagma Square to witness the Oxi Day parade. A chance to see the Tsoliades armed guard in their traditional uniforms.
Following lunch we will visit Psiri - an arty and bohemian part of Athens with bars, coffee houses and street life.
A farewell and amazing memories
Final goodbyes and flights home.