Sunrise Over Athens Photo Experience - in Athens - LikeALocal Guide

Sunrise Over Athens Photo Experience


75 EUR

What better way to start a day in Athens than admiring and photographing the sunrise as it unfolds over the city? Find yourself at the right spot during this magical early hour, and capture astonishing views of the historical Greek capital.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English

My name is Vasilis Germanis. I am a professional (mainly press) photographer with 25 years of experience. My love and passion for my profession and never wanting to do the same thing brought me to a state of having covered all kind of different aspects of professional photography; owning a studio and a professional photo lab delivering fine printing, covering social events, photographing for tourist guides, advertising agencies, architectural, aerial, sports, at 2004 Olympic Games as a photo manager, even as a paparazzo for some time in London, UK, where I had lived for two years.

Somewhere in between, I have had the joy of being given several opportunities to lecture at seminars and photography schools here in Athens. Teaching and volunteering for various groups and communities: Children’s Museum, Scouts of Greece and Fair Trade Hellas. I believe “with teaching you professionally rejuvenate and by volunteering you mentally revitalize”.

News photography has always had my biggest interest and portion of my career, so parallel to all the above I’ve been photographing for several Greek news photo agencies having my work published in newspapers and magazines on my coverage of Greece’s political and domestic highs and lows of the crisis and all other affairs. News photography has made me walk, see, feel and understand every corner of my historically rich, vibrant and cultural birth city. And that reassures that your Photo Walks in Athens with me will be –besides a practical knowledgeable walking photo class -also a great acquaintance of the essential Athens and will give you an authentic city adventure and a rare opportunity to experience it from an insider’s point of view.

My flexibility and ability to adjust to any level of your photographic knowledge will provide you with practical tips you can use straight away. You will be taught how to develop the ‘photographer’s eye’ and see things from a broader perspective, not just in regards to visual perception but also in regards to precise settings and methods to ensure yourself beautiful and atmospheric images of Athens. Photos that will range from urban, people and portraits to architectural details, street life, local culture or action. Your images of Athens to admire and show to your friends.

I am sure you will leave with your spirits and photographic skills developed and enriched!

See you in Athens!

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  • Admire breathtaking 360-degree views of Athens
  • Take home special memories of your stay

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What to expect:

We’ll discuss composition, exposure techniques, and blue and golden hours, the end result being breathtaking photographs of Athens.

You’ll capture the Acropolis temple, the New Acropolis Museum, Lykavittos hill, various parts of the city, and even the sea, all illuminated by the beautiful light of the Mediterranean sunrise!

This is a truly wonderful experience that’s open to everyone. Bring your DSLR camera, mirrorless, point and shoot, or even your mobile phone.

What to bring:

You’ll be taking long-exposure shots, so a tripod is a must. If you don’t have one, we can provide a rental option.

Owning a remote shutter release will be a bonus, but it’s not a necessity.

We’ll meet and walk up a small hill while it’s still dark, so a headlight or even the torch function on your smartphone will come in handy.

I’ll bring along water and snacks!

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What’s included & not included

  • Professional photographer as your guide
  • A snack
  • Tripod

Meeting point

outside Dionyssos restaurant, Acropolis area, 43, Rovertou Galli Street. (Dionyssos restaurant, Acropolis area, Rovertou Galli Street)

This operator has 7 reviews for other tours


Wish I could take him on the road with me!
for Photo Walks in Athens’s tour (Be Photographed: 2-hour private Photo Session in Athens)
I had an amazing time with Vasilis during my photo shoot in Athens. As a travel advisor in Greece, I have way too many photos of everything Greece, but I'm always on the other side of the lens (and I prefer it that way as I'm a little camera shy). Vasili is so friendly and comfortable to be around that I quickly relaxed and the photos show it.
He's really a pro at what he does and anyone who wants to take home some amazing memories that capture the emotion of the experience of Greece would be wise to choose him to do just that.
Unbeatable photo tour of Athens
for Photo Walks in Athens’s tour (On the Path of Ancient Athens Photo Tour)
I had a superb tour with the very knowledgable Vasilis today. As already noted his English, sense of humour, knowledge of the city, and enthusiasm for photography (and showing off the best of his city) are second to none. He immediately put me at my ease and once I began to share my photos he was full of ideas and subtle coaching to suggest better places to stand, or angles to use, or how to pick just the right moment to take my next photo. Athens is one of those places that seems to be on every traveller's wish list - it makes sense to spend that ambition wisely by being with a guide as pleasant and expert as Vasilis. I'm wondering now if I can make time for another tour later in the week - I enjoyed it that much.
If you really want to meet Athens through your camera...
for Photo Walks in Athens’s tour (Private Full-Day Photo Tour of Athens)
I decided to book this PhotoWalks in Athens tour as a birthday gift to a friend, as we share the same interest about photography and Athenian culture, so I got in touch with this amazing photographer Vasilis. He took us to all the highlights in the heart of Athens, Plaka, Anafiotika and all around the ancient area, showed us unrevealed photographic spots and offered us the opportunity to capture from different perspectives while he shared his deep knowledge of photography rules and techniques. He answered all of our questions and we gained valuable tips. Vasilis also proved to be an excellent guide as he gave us a lot of interesting information about history and heritage, and as a local he revealed his own city secrets, very helpful for a new Athens resident like myself.
Overall, a great experience for anyone who wants to discover Athens through an alternative tour. Not only will you take amazing shots and knowledge, but you will also enjoy the whole tour!
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