Photograph the secret paradise of Athens city

Escape noisy Athens and feel blessed under cypresses, pines, cedars, almond and plane trees with the amazing view of Athens city at your feet. Breathe in and photograph the beauty of nature. Hidden in the forest rests the byzantine monastery of Kaisariani, an archeological monument of profound history and unique spiritual and architectural beauty.


Duration: 4 hours approximately
Meeting point: Ilioupoli Metro Station
Time: 09:00 or 16:00
Tour type: Private, max 4 persons
Price: from 75 €

More about Kaisariani Aesthetic Forest & Monastery Tour

Just 2 kilometers from the urban area of Kaisariani and 5 kilometers from Athens center, lies the mystic forest on mount Ymittos. This forest came to life from the deep passion of an amazing woman and is a paradise for those wishing to improve your photography skills on a natural setting of great beauty and diverse flora and fauna. The byzantine monastery of Kaisariani, embraced by the forest, was built from 11th-12th A.D. on the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to Dimitra, Goddess of the Earth, or Afrodite, Goddess of Beauty.

Kaisariani Aesthetic Forest & Monastery Tour Itinerary
We will pick you up from Ilioupoli Metro Station and will start with a briefing of the day. Driving time to our destination is about 15 minutes. We will walk a circular route starting the footpath in the forest at the Kairariani Monastery, pass by the Botanical garden, then to the uniquely bizarre Analypsi chapel, reach Taxiarches hill with the amazing Athens’ view and the ruins of three byzantine shrines, and then back from the Iriadianos stream. Most of our photo tour is in the forest, shooting and discussing what we see and how we can best photograph it. We will provide you some informal guiding during our tour but please note that this by no way is considered a thorough formal guiding which is only provided by accredited tour guides.
Photography Learning Points
During our photo workshop you will be able to create some powerful landscape photographs. We will focus on observing our surroundings and getting inspired on how we can take a powerful picture. You will be presented with techniques using composition guide, light, shadows, perspective, selective focus, texture and reflections. You will understand the importance of being quick when shooting but also patient for a good shot. You will also get accustomed to technical info such as the aperture, shutter speed, iso, and depth of field in order to take control of your camera.
General Tour Info

Duration: 4 hours (approximately)
Morning Tour: 9am – 1pm
Afternoon Tour: 4pm – 8pm
Meeting point: Ilioupoli Metro Station (exit: Vouliagmenis Avenue to Athens)
Tour type: Private, max 4 persons

Dress code: lease note that this tour is in the forest, so comfortable shoes (sneakers) are highly recommended. Comfortable clothing is also recommended as well as sun protecting cream and a hat, especially during summertime.

Equipment: No special equipment is needed. Any digital camera or smartphone is suitable; however, the better the camera, the better the result. Film shooters are also welcomed. Make sure to have fully-charged batteries and empty cards. Please do familiarize yourself with the basic settings of your camera before our photo workshop in order to get the best of it.

Level of photography knowledge: No prior knowledge of photography is expected. The tour is addressed to beginners, advanced amateurs or semi-professional photographers.

Booking: At least 48 hours in advance. You must have with you the confirmation print-out or the electronic booking confirmation.

Weather conditions: The photo tour runs rain or shine, so be prepared according to the weather. In case of extreme weather, rescheduling is possible, given there is availability, at no additional cost.

Pharmacy: Please inform us if you have allergies or other health issues and carry with you your personal special pharmacy. We will provide only a first aid kit for abrasions, skin tears, sprains and regular painkillers that require no prescription.

Price: from 75 €
4 persons: 75 € /person
3 Persons: 90 € /person
2 Persons: 120 € /person
1 Person: 180 € /person

Price includes the photo tour with a professional photographer and the transfers from and to Ilioupoli Metro Station. Anything else you might buy (food, drinks, tickets, etc) during the tour is excluded.

Contact number: +30 6932 334878

Cancellation Policy

For cancelling up to 7 days before the scheduled photo tour there is a 10% cancellation fee.

For cancelling 3-6 days before the scheduled photo tour there is a 50% cancellation fee.

For cancelling 1-2 days before the scheduled photo tour, or for not showing up at our scheduled meeting within 10 minutes from the scheduled time without prior notification, there is a 100% cancellation fee.

Rescheduling is possible, given there is availability, for a 50.00 € fee as long as the rescheduling request is received at least:

  1. 4 hours before any tour organized between 10am and 8pm.
  2. 12 hours before any tour starting prior to 10am or after 8pm.

13A, Efpolidos str
163 41, Ilioupoli, Athens, Greece

+30 210 959 4277
+30 693 233 4878

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