6 day photography holidays experience
This is the birthplace of many of the great values that characterize Western civilization today. Democracy, philosophy, the sciences, the theater. Athens is filled with monuments that remind us of its history and there is a continued effort to maintain and highlight them. But these are not the only interesting sights around town. The district of Plaka, located at the foot of the Acropolis is a photography setting in and of itself, as is the rest of the city’s historical center, bringing together the neoclassical and the contemporary. Near Athens we can find amazing beaches, quaint harbors, lakes, and even a waterfall! Of course it takes a long time for one to be able to say they’ve seen the most important sights of the city, so we will make a very strict selection. We will climb the Acropolis and we will walk through the surrounding area, i.e., Plaka, the Ancient Agora, Monastiraki, the Roman Agora, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world made of marble and the site of the first modern Olympics. We will go up Lycabettus Hill for a bird’s eye view of Athens, and then on to the port of Piraeus. A short drive from Athens we will visit beautiful seascapes, the historical mining town of Lavrion, and of course the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.
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Photography Holidays Schedule
Welcome to our photography holidays in Athens!
We will pick you up at the airport and bring you to the Palace Hotel where you will check in. (An airport pickup will also be available if you choose to arrive in Athens one day earlier.)
There will be a welcome lunch at the hotel during which we will give you general information about Athens and the places we will be photographing in and outside the city.
Lunch will be followed by an introduction to the art of photography, the technical features of the camera and the importance of a creative viewpoint. Immediately afterwards, and a little before sunset, we will take our first photographs.
Everyday we will go on carefully planned outings in order to photograph the most interesting sights in Athens, Piraeus and Sounion, at the most appropriate time of day. At the same time, we will discuss the techniques which will improve your photographs and will inspire you to develop your creativity. We will also comment on the photos you have chosen and processed – which is why it would be a good idea for you to bring along your laptop. On our last evening, we will offer the group a complimentary farewell dinner.
On the last day of our photo adventure in Athens, we will talk about your impressions of the course and we will choose your best photos. We will then accompany you to the airport, unless you have chosen to stay in Greece longer.
We are certain that you will have enjoyed an unforgettable photography holiday which you will be able to share with all your relatives and friends back home through the best possible proof: your photographs!
Each group will consist of 3 to 8 people. Also, if you are accompanied by someone who will be staying with you but who does not wish to participate in the photography seminars, please let us now beforehand in order for us to apply the appropriate discounts.
Photography Holidays Cost
- The total cost per person based on double occupancy is 720 euros.
- For a single room, the total cost is 880 euros.
These costs include:
- Airport pick up and drop off service.
- Accommodation at Palace Hotel for 5 nights including breakfast.
- Two full meals excluding drinks on the first and fifth day.
- Transportation for all the photography outings.
- Payment of the photographer for the seminars and guidance during the outings.
- Tickets for all the archaeological sites we will visit in order to take photographs.
Reservations and Method of Payment
In order to reserve a place for the Athens Photography Holidays, a down payment of 180 euros is required. Payment is made through your PayPal account. The remainder must be paid 30 days before the starting date at the very latest.
If you wish to make a reservation, please send us an e-mail with the following information:
Your name, the number of participants, the dates you are interested in and any other information you deem necessary.
Also please feel free to ask if you have any further questions regarding the Athens Photography Holiday.
We will get back to you as soon as possible!