Athens was one of the most important cities of the ancient world. Even today, it is a city with the most glorious history in the world, a magical city. This enchanting capital of Greece is a photographer’s delight – the magnificent Acropolis, Roman ruins of temples and houses and the Tower of the Winds.
This specially designed photography tours will help you:
• Discover and experience a city through the eyes of a local photographer.
• Learn to have a sharper observation of interesting details about a place and its people, which might easily be overlooked.
• To have a more interesting experience and involvement when visiting a city.
• Let each photograph speak its own story.
Capture some of Athens’ most enduring landmarks on camera and preserve magical memories of this holiday.
The tour starts from the entrance to Acropolis Station (Makrigianni Street).
On this tour you will follow the footsteps of everyday people and their cultures through the centuries. 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:
• Tower of the Winds: This is a tall, octagonal building immediately east of the Roman Agora. It was designed by a famous astronomer (Andronikos of Kyrrhos) to be an elaborate water clock (on the inside), sundial (on the outside), and weather vane (on the top). The nickname "Tower of the Winds" is derived from the personifications of the 8 winds carved on the 8 sides of the building.
• Roman Agora: The Roman Agora or Market of Caesar and Augustus is located on the north side of the Acropolis, and a short distance to the east of the Greek Agora, with which it was connected by a paved street. The Roman Agora consists of a large, open-air courtyard surrounded by colonnades on all four sides.
• Remains of Hadrian’s Library: Built in 132 AD and located north of the Acropolis, the Library of Hadrian provided the people of Athens with a new, multi-purpose, public square and cultural centre that contained a garden, works of art, a library, and lecture halls.
• Fethiye Djami: Also known as ‘Mosque of the Conqueror’, this monument is considered as one of the oldest and finest Ottoman monuments in Athens.
As you take photographs, you will learn how to work with light and shadows, colour and forms in a creative way, how to use photographic techniques to advantage and how to be ready to take great photos any time you go out with your camera.
The tour ends at Monastiraki Station.
Daily except Sunday
Apr - Oct: 0800h (08:00am)
Nov - Mar: 0930h (09:30am)
Duration: 3.5 hours
The tour starts from entrance to Acropolis Station (Makrigianni Street).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at Monastiraki Station
Since this tour is essentially a walking tour, please wear comfortable shoes
Please email or send an sms the tour operator at least 72 hours prior to start of the tour to re-confirm. Details in your voucher.
Please carry your camera, spare film rolls and batteries.
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