PARNITHA HIKE & PHOTOGRAPH

Nature and hiking lovers: Join us for a fresh and authentic experience

If you are a nature lover and a hiker this photo tour is designed for you. Bring together your active, creative and adventurous self to Athens’ Mount Parnitha, where photography skills development is naturally incorporated into the hiking experience in the woods.

 

Duration: Full day, 8 hours approximately
Meeting point: Your hotel/accommodation
Tour type: Private, max 4 persons
Price: from 90 €

More about Parnitha Hike & Photograph Tour

Parnitha Mountain is situated on the northern city limits of Athens and its highest peak is at 1,413m. Slopes beneath 1,000m are covered with Aleppo Pines and above 1,000m with Greek Firs, grasses and shrubbery. Parnitha provides a native habitat to its red deer (Cervus elaphus), known since ancient times, and to about 1000 plant species including crocus and tulips. There are over 50 footpaths covering all hiking tastes and difficulty levels. Two cozy shelters await you for a hot chocolate and a traditional fasolada soup, one of the most typical Greek soups.

This photo tour is provided by a professional photographer with over 20 years of hiking experience, experience of guiding hiking tours and a thorough knowledge of Mount Parnitha.

The footpath selection depends on the hiking experience of the group and the tour expectations.

Parnitha Hike & Photograph Tour Itinerary
We will pick you up from your hotel/accommodation and will start with a briefing of the day. Driving time to Parnitha depends on the location of your hotel. The tour itinerary will be fixed upon selection of the footpath. In any case most of the time of our photo tour is in the forest hiking, shooting and discussing what we see and how we can best photograph it.
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 and on how we can take a powerful picture. You will be presented 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: 8 hours (approximately)
Meeting point: Your hotel/accommodation
Tour type: Private, max 4 persons

Dress code: Hiking boots are highly recommended. If you don’t have them with you, sneakers are the minimum required option. 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 to photography is expected. The tour is addressed to beginners, advanced amateurs or semi-professional photographers.

Booking: At least 48 hours ahead. 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 the weather (raincoats, trousers, isothermal and fleece during winter etc). In case of extreme weather, rescheduling is possible, given there is availability, at no additional cost. However, adverse weather might be a great opportunity for great photos; the decision will be made considering that security is our top priority. The temperature in Parnitha at 1000m is about 10 degrees Celsius below the temperature of Athens. You can check out Parnitha’s 1000m weather conditions here.

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 90 €
4 persons: 90 € /person
3 Persons: 110 € /person
2 Persons: 150 € /person
1 Person: 280 € /person

Price includes the photo tour with a professional photographer and the transfers from and to your hotel. 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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