Athens Photo Tours
We start on the foothills of Acropolis and by walking in the scenic paths of Plaka, we discover a different city of Athens. You will walk through Zappeio and discover the Panathinaiκon stadium, the place where the Olympic Games of 1896 took place. Our way leads us to interesting places as we finally arrive to Monastiraki square. We walk the paved path to Thision, stopping for a scenic view at the Observatory, overlooking Acropolis.
Experience – Difficulty for Athens Photo Tours:
From Beginner to Pro Photographers
Easy pace walking evening photo tour
Small elevation changes along the way
Some walking on uneven routes
The first pre-historic settlements were constructed in 3000 BC around the hill of Acropolis. The legend says that the King of Athens, Theseus unified the ten tribes of early Athens into one kingdom (c. 1230 BC). This process of ‘synoikismos’ – bringing together in one home – created the largest and wealthiest state on the Greek mainland, but it also created a larger class of people excluded from political life by the nobility. By the 7th century BC, social unrest had become widespread, and the Areopagus appointed Draco to draft a strict new code of law (hence “draconian”). When this failed, they appointed Solon with a mandate to create a new constitution (594 BC). This was the great beginning of a new social revolution, which was the result of the democracy under Clisthenes (508 BC). During the Middle Ages, Athens experienced a decline, but re-emerged under Byzantine rule. Athens was thriving and prosperous during the Crusades, actually benefiting from the Italian trade during this period. However, this fruitful period was shortlived, as Greece suffered badly under the Ottoman Empire, only to recover in the 19th century as the capital of independent Greece.