A guide to photography in Attica: unique spots for unforgettable clicks!

Every single spot of Attica, whether a famous antiquity or a well-hidden gem, is ready to be captured for ever by your camera. The renowned light of the Attica sun and the constant dialogue between ancient beauty and contemporary urbanism create a scenery that is ultimately unique for your shooting attempts.

Either holding a professional camera or just your mobile device, do not hesitate to experiment and create your own memorabilia of the Attica land. Follow this guide and capture the vibrant colors, the spirit and the ambiance of your trip. If you want to make use of a drone, be mindful for the special permit that is required.

Hills surrounding the Acropolis

The best way to photograph the Acropolis and admire stunning panoramic views of the city, no matter the time of day, is to visit one of its hills. Choose among Philopappos, Ardittos or Lycabettus hills, also known as “Athens Veranda”. No click will let you down.


Early in the morning, before retailers open their doors, act like a model in the middle of this colorful square. The byzantine church of Virgin Mary Pantanassa and Tzistarakis Mosque will be your perfect props. Want to capture the energetic vibes of the square? Visit one of the nearby roof bars and start clicking!

National Garden

Do you fancy lush greenery in the center of Athens? Just cross the National Garden gate close to Syntagma Square. Thousands of trees, plants and colorful flowers, ducks swimming in the artificial lake adorned by a scenic little bridge compose a magical set for unforgettable shots.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

The SNFCC in Kallithea, where modern architecture starts an interesting dialogue with verdant plants, trees and herbs, is just perfect for impressive snaps. Walk along the park and choοse your favorite inspiring spots. Reach the rooftop of the building hosting the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera; capture the panoramic view of Athens and the port of Piraeus.


Plan a daily excursion to Lavrio and you will be overwhelmed by a plethora of different images and elements. More of an outdoor museum, the town is inextricably linked with the mining history of Greece. Take a picture of the French Wharf (Galliki Scala in Greek), used for mine loading, and of the French company’s warehouse ruins, just behind the wharf. Capture the industrial allure of buildings such as the Mineralogical Museum and make them the perfect background for unique pictures.

Parnitha Refuges

Just an hour away from the heart of Athens, Parnitha and its refuges, Bafi and Flampouri, are the perfect place to embrace nature. Discover that camera angle that better satisfies your aesthetics and, rejuvenated by the absolute tranquility, “catch” the magnificent view any time of the day and create idyllic portraits of your gang.

From Attica Riviera to its islands

Move southwards along the mesmerizing coastline of Attica, from Faliro to Vouliagmeni and from Varkiza to Anavyssos; let the crystalline blue waters be the setting of your photos. The hidden gems of Attica Riviera, as the entire coastline is known to the locals, are too many, lavishly offered to be part of your photographic album. Visit the temple of Poseidon in Sounion and let the sanguine-colored sky shade your pictures. Sense the vibes of the riveting ancient site, admire its majestic beauty and immortalize this feeling with just a click.

Last but not least, the sceneries of the Attica islands are too irresistible to be excluded from your photo album. Hop on a ferry and reach the ports of Hydra, Spetses, Aegina, Poros, Salamina or little further the port of Kythera. Let the island feelings blow your mind away and take pictures reflecting their vibrant colors, soul-warming light, azure waters, scents, local delicacies and small alleys.

For a different “point of view”, get on a sailing boat and take impressive photos of the Attica Riviera and islands. Discover hidden caves and coves along the Saronic Gulf, play with the dozens shades of blue and the green trees steadily posing from the shore. Just click and create the perfect memories of your vacations.

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