Six hour photography tour in ancient and modern Athens

Overview

This six hour private photography tour in Athens is an option you should not miss, if you are into photography and especially if you are interested in ancient ruins and archaeological sites.

Athens is definitely a city that will satisfy even the most demanding visitor with the variety of options for photo shooting ancient and modern Athens.

What you will see during this 6-hour photography tour in Athens

The Acropolis, Ancient Agora, the Stoa of Attalos, the Roman Agora, Lycabettus Hill, Plaka

Highlights of this photography tour in ancient and modern Athens

  • The Acropolis of Athens
  • The ancient part of the city of Athens
  • The picturesque district of Plaka
  • The views from Lycabettus Hill
  • The little corners of modern Athens that will amaze you

Description

Description of the 6 hour photography tour in Athens

The Acropolis of Athens
The Acropolis of Athens

Our six-hour photography tour in Athens will give you the chance to enjoy Athens like one of its residents and will give you an insight to the local culture of the Athenians.

This private photography tour is designed for those who enjoy visiting ancient monuments and archaeological sites and are able to discover their beauty and capture it with their camera.

Your professional driver will take you to the actual Acropolis Hill, with its magnificent Parthenon, Erechtheion and the Porch of Maidens, to admire the classical beauty of Athens in person. Next we’ll visit the ancient Agora of Athens built at the feet of the Acropolis, in the picturesque quarter of Plaka, which will give you endless options for shooting.

Plaka is a maze of cobblestone streets with pots of flowers and neoclassical houses you will absolutely love. Meandering streets, gardens and stone walls will give you the impression that you are not in Athens but in one of the famous Greek islands.

hadria'ns library in Athens
Hadrian’s library in Athens

You will see the Stoa of Attalos, where you can visit the incredibly beautiful temple of Hephaistus, and the Byzantine Church of St Apostles nearby.

You will also see the remains of Hadrian’s library, built by the famous Roman Emperor, which was one of the most important libraries of the Roman times.

You will see the Roman Agora, and the Fethiye Djami mosque which is one of the few remaining Ottoman monuments in the city. The Octagonal tower built by Andronicus, with the sundial, and the hydraulic clock will also amaze you, showing you how technology was advanced at the time.

The private tour will also bring you to the central market in Athens, where you can visit the fish and meat market; you will get ample of time to take numerous pictures there, since the themes are various and depict the Greek culture and habits.

fruit and vegetables market in Athens
In the central market of Athens

 

Finally, you will visit the Lycabettus hill that provides the best views to the entire city of Athens. Allow your gaze to stretch from the northern mountains that surround Athens to the port of Piraeus to the south, and take some pictures that will impress everyone back home.

Join Athens Tour Greece and enjoy one of the most memorable experiences of your life with this photography tour in the city of Athens of today and yesterday.

Details

Important notes

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Car and Driver
  • A professional English speaking driver or escort with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed by the state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you with an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple day tours only)
  • Pick-up from and return to your hotel
  • Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
  • Private tour, Road tolls and local taxes
  • Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.

Excluded from the tour

Additional info

  • Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
  • Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
  • This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.

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.

Restrictions:

  • Please note that on this tour, your tour driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service you may book a licensed by the state tour guide for an extra cost.
  • In case a group is followed by a licensed tour guide or an English speaking tour-escort the professional driver is not obliged to speak English!

Opening hours & Admission fees

  • Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
  • Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
  • Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.

Free admission days

  • March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
  • June 5: Environment international day
  • April 18 : International monuments day
  • May 18: International museums day
  • September 27: International tourism day
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • National Holidays
  • Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
  • The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
  • NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day

Holidays in Greece

  • January 1: closed
  • January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
  • March 25: closed
  • Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • May 1: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
  • December 25 & 26: closed

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