Best photo spots in Athens

May 10, 2022

So you planned your perfect trip in Greece, starting from Athens, and apart from your memory chest, you want your photos to tell the most beautiful story of your days here.

Keytours has planned the best tours around the city so you may discover the best photo spots in Athens.

You will first want to capture the heart of the city by discovering ancient Athens’ most spectacular sights and iconic landmarks with our Athens City Tour & Acropolis Museum. Visit the most photogenic Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of the Olympian Zeus. These will guide you to the magnificent Acropolis, the highlight of the city of Athens with the imposing buildings of Parthenon, the Erechtheion, Propylaea, and the Temple of Nike, as you explore the highest hill of the city. This is the best time to have your camera ready and fill those memory cards with magnificent panoramic views of Athens from the top scenic location spots like Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx.

Next, take the Athens Old Town Guided Walking Tour and as you go down the hill you take memorable photos of some famous Athens Old Town parts. We are talking about Monastiraki, a flea market small area, and one of the most beloved Athenian spots, the picturesque Plaka with the charming little neighborhood of Anafiotika. The 19th century built gorgeous white Cycladic houses decorated with splashes of growing bougainvilleas will give you the best photoshoot location with colorful backdrops filled with the true essence and flavour of Greece.

Continuing your Athens sightseeing Tour around the city, don’t miss out on taking your photos of other major Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament, the Syntagma square, the National Garden, the St. Paul’s Church, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Catholic Cathedral, the Schliemann’s House, the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. However, we do suggest a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896, as It is the only stadium built out of white marble. For more majestic images of breathtaking Athenian views you can take our Cape Sounio Half Day Afternoon Tour. Cape Sounion is one of the most photographed monuments of Greece, as it rises from a dominant cliff out of the sea. There you will visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with one of the most awe-inspiring panoramic views in the world. The precipice is a sheer 60 metre drop to the sea and on a clear day you can see at least seven islands ahead. Bets for best photographs are always on. Lastly, close your Athenian photo album with some night shots of the city with our Athens by night tour and Greek dance show to see the city’s most important attractions dazzlingly lit up during night time. Apart from the well-known landmarks you can see the main Greek port of Piraeus & Microlimano harbor, to end up enjoying a delicious dinner at one of the popular taverns in the district of Plaka with live bouzouki music and Greek folk dances. Join in on the dancing and keep those clicks coming in order for you to always remember the moments you partied like a Greek.

You can always discover the city with an Athens City tour by Bike, or with a hop on hop off bus tour to find your own selection of best photo spots in Athens. Whichever side of the city you capture with your camera, we guarantee that in your heart these visuals will always be even more vibrant.

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