Athens Photography

Awe-Inspiring 8-h private photography tour in Athens

Exploring Athens through a photography tour offers a unique perspective of the city’s rich history and vibrant culture. Capturing iconic landmarks like the Acropolis or the narrow streets of Plaka can provide a deeper appreciation for the city’s beauty. Professional guides can offer insights on composition and lighting, enhancing the quality of your photos. This hands-on experience allows you to create lasting memories while improving your photography skills in a stunning setting like Athens.

Awe-Inspiring 8-h private photography tour in Athens; The full-day photography tour in Athens promises to give you some of the most memorable experiences and images in your life. If you wish to discover Athens from a local’s point of view, this is your best chance and a great value-for-money private tour as well.

What you will see during this photography tour in Athens

  • Panathenaic Stadium,
  • Lycabettus Hill,
  • Philopappou Hill,
  • The Acropolis of Athens,
  • Mars hill,
  • Ancient Agora,
  • Plaka,
  • Hadrian’s Arch,
  • Temple of Zeus,
  • Greek Parliament,
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,
  • The Academy,
  • The University,
  • The National library,
  • Museum of history of Greece,
  • Syntagma square,

Panoramic Sightseeing Highlights (from inside the vehicle)

Hadrian’s Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Syntagma Square, National Garden, Catholic Cathedral, Academy of Fine Arts, University of Athens, National Library, and Kolonaki, the prestigious area of Athens.

Embark on a journey through Athens that blends historical discovery with the luxury and ease of a private vehicle for a full day of exploration and excitement.

  • The hidden treasures of the city through the eyes of the locals
  • The numerous chances for amazing photos in Athens
  • The Acropolis: Experience the grandeur of the Parthenon, Propylaea, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Theater of Dionysus, and Mars Hill/Areopagus.
  • Historic Athens: See the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Panathenaic Stadium, the former Royal Palace, and witness the changing of the guard at the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • Plaka: This historic district, with its cobblestone streets, neoclassical architecture, and vibrant atmosphere, is a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the vibrant city of Athens.
  • Panoramic Views: Enjoy breathtaking views of Athens from Lycabettus Hill on a panoramic sightseeing tour that includes highlights such as Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma Square, the National Garden and more.

Panathenaic Stadium

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Driving towards the Panathenaic Stadium, you’ll pass the imposing Hadrian’s Arch.

The Panathenaic Stadium, also known as Kallimarmaron, hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. It is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. Learn about its fascinating history and imagine the excitement of ancient athletic competitions.

Kolonaki and Lycabettus Hill

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Experience modern Athens in the fashionable Kolonaki district, known for its upscale boutiques, trendy cafes, and art galleries. This chic neighborhood is a favorite among locals and offers a glimpse into contemporary Athenian life. Stroll along the tree-lined streets and enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere.

The tour concludes at Lycabettus Hill, the highest point in Athens. Take in stunning panoramic views of the city from this vantage point. Snap memorable photos and admire Athens from above, with its mix of ancient monuments and modern buildings stretching out before you. This final stop provides a perfect ending to your comprehensive tour of the city.

Later on, we will move further northwards along this same highway until when we get to Chalkis found on the island of Evia.

Philopapou Hill: Where History, Nature, and Panoramic Views Meet

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Philopappou Hill

Unlocking the Hidden Gem of Athens: Philopappou Hill

Nestled in the heart of Athens, Greece, lies a hidden gem waiting to be discovered – Philopappou Hill. While the Acropolis may steal the spotlight, Philopappou Hill offers a unique and enchanting experience for those seeking a more serene and off-the-beaten-path adventure.

Philopappou Hill offers a panoramic view of Athens and is a great spot for a leisurely hike.

The hill provides a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, making it a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

With its historical significance and stunning views, Philopappou Hill is a must-visit destination for those exploring Athens. Next you will visit the Acropolis!

Mars Hill: Discovering the Secrets of Mars Hill in Athens

Mars Hill In Athens
Mars Hill In Athens

Mars Hill: The Speeches of Apostle Paul at the Areopagus

Discover the wonders of Mars Hill, a renowned landmark in Athens, Greece. This rocky hill, also known as the Areopagus, holds a significant place in Greek mythology as the location where the god of war, Ares, was tried for the murder of Poseidon’s son. This ancient tale showcases the historical value of Mars Hill as a site for legal and ethical verdicts. It is where the iconic philosopher Socrates faced judgment for his controversial beliefs, ultimately resulting in his demise.

One significant happening associated with Mars Hill is Apostle Paul’s speech to the Athenians, as recorded in the Bible. In Acts 17:22-31, Paul discusses the idea of the unknown God with the Athenian audience, bridging the gap between Greek mythology and Christian faith. Ultimately, Mars Hill serves as a representation of the enduring impact of ancient cultures on contemporary society. For those visiting Athens, Mars Hill is a recommended stop to understand this historical connection.

Athens Acropolis

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The Acropolis of Athens

The Cradle of the western civilization!

Your personalized tour of Athens begins bright and early, departing from your accommodation or preferred location, such as your cruise terminal.

The pinnacle of our tour awaits – the awe-inspiring Acropolis of Athens, with its iconic Parthenon.

Here, we will marvel at the majestic Propylaea, the elegant Temple of Athena Nike, and the renowned Erechtheion, known for its infamous Caryatid statues and the exquisite Porch of Maidens.

Athens Greek Agora

Athens Greek Agora
Athens Greek Agora

Agora: Paul is giving a sermon in the marketplace of Athens

Explore the importance of Apostle Paul’s preaching in ancient Athens as a key moment of cultural exchange. Witness his impactful visit to the Athens Greek Agora, where he engaged in dialogue that bridged early Christianity and ancient Greek philosophy, laying the groundwork for future intellectual discussions. Experience the blending of diverse ideologies in Paul’s speech, showcasing the significance of open dialogue and acceptance of varying beliefs. His presence in the Greek agora left a lasting impact on the development of Western thought, emphasizing the interconnected nature of ideas across different societies.

Situated in the bustling center of Athens, the Agora was not merely a run-of-the-mill marketplace; it was a pivotal gathering place where politics, culture, and social connections converged to mold the fabric of civilization. It functioned as a commercial hub, a venue for political debates, a sacred space for religious rituals, and a central meeting point for community ties. Here, the groundwork for democracy was established, granting each person a role in governing their community. Artists, intellectuals, and locals would convene to converse, enjoy performances, and participate in festivities.

Savor the Flavors of Greek Cuisine

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No trip to Athens is complete without sampling the famous Greek cuisine. Indulge in a delicious lunch at a charming Athenian restaurant or tavern, where you’ll feast on the vibrant colors and delicious flavors of Greece’s most iconic dishes, all prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

From the classic Greek salad with juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers and creamy feta cheese to the succulent souvlaki skewers and comforting moussaka, each bite will transport your taste buds to a world of culinary bliss. Pair your meal with a refreshing glass of Greek wine or a traditional spirit like ouzo and immerse yourself in the warm, inviting atmosphere of authentic Greek hospitality.

The Area of Plaka

Plaka, Athens Greece
Plaka, Athens Greece

Plaka, the neighborhood of the Gods!

After the Acropolis, explore the colorful Plaka neighborhood, known for its charming cafes and amazing shops.

Plaka is one of the most picturesque areas of the city, where you can find lovely coffee shops to relax and browse tourist shops for memorable souvenirs to bring back home.

Immerse yourself in the quaint atmosphere of this historic district at the foot of the Acropolis.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and House of Parliament

The tour continues to significant landmarks like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the House of Parliament at Syntagma Square.

Witness the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument dedicated to Greek soldiers who died in service.

Admire the neoclassical architecture of the Old Royal Palace, which now houses the Hellenic Parliament.

Trilogy of Athens

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On Panepistimiou Avenue, see the Trilogy of Athens – the Academy, University, and National Library.

These neoclassical buildings are architectural gems. The Academy features statues of Athena and Apollo, while the University is the oldest higher education institution in Greece. The National Library holds an extensive collection of books and manuscripts.

Special Notes:

Due to certain restrictions in the visiting hours of the Acropolis, the order of the program can be changed. Alternatively, you can visit the Acropolis Museum or any other museum that would be open.

Highly recommended for cruise passengers, visiting Athens for hours to enjoy this spectacular private cruise shore excursion

Why a private tour?

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
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