Wedding photography in Athens: the stunning capital city that oozes romance!
Inhabited for more than 3,000 years, and widely known as the cradle of our civilization, Athens is an ideal location for a perfect destination wedding! Sometimes, you don’t need tucking away locations… Sometimes, all you need is a sprinkle of magic with a camera! Ready for some unforgettable shots while tying the knot in Greece?
A mesmerizing blend of historical and modern features
Athens, Greece is a place where ancient beauty meets contemporary architectural wonders. The sharp contrast between the old city and its newer additions is inescapable. Well, Athens got its name from Athena, the goddess of war and wisdom, which is a contradiction!
The Acropolis, the Ancient or the Roman Agora, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, all lying in the very heart of Athens, are only some of the historical places that can illuminate your wedding photo album. But here… there is more than history! Below are some special Athens spots that could be a stunning addition to your story, and a perfect photo background that any destination wedding photographer in Greece would love!
Scenic neighborhoods in Athens
Wandering around the heart of Athens, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a spot that doesn’t instill a vintage feel and ooze romance! Get ready to see places that are ideal for wedding clicks as they can add a classic and romantic touch to your photos…
Plaka, with its traditional, whitewashed houses covered with vivid bougainvillea and narrow alleys, is one of the most picturesque districts of Athens. That's why it's perfect for a romantic stroll and a memorable wedding photo session.
And then, nestled beneath the walls of the Acropolis, Anafiotika neighborhood appears as an oasis of tranquility. Built according to the typical Cycladic architecture - thus, like an island in the heart of the Greek capital – it can enchant all newlyweds and destination wedding photographers in Greece!
The Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian street (surrounding the Acropolis) can also provide the ideal spot for a photo session.
*Extra tip: As the sun sets over the city, lights illuminate the Acropolis, giving the ancient ruins an elegant aura. That’s a perfect background for postcard-worthy results!
An urban blessing
Exarchia: If you’re interested in the counterculture, this is the place to be; the district of quirky bars and street art! Here, graffiti adds a stunning artistic touch to dull grey buildings – and it is a totally different and rare background for photos which are going to impress everyone! Let’s turn the urban decay into a stunning canvas!
Perfect panoramas of the city
Blessed with a rich topography, Athens boasts a rugged landscape of hills. Now, you understand why Athenians are fond of... higher places! Where can you take in the superb panoramas of the city? Well, let's start with Lycabettus, a pine-covered hill and the highest point of the city! Then, there is Filopappos Hill; according to Greek mythology, this used to be the home of the nine muses! It’s here that an engagement, a pre-wedding or a next day session is always unforgettable! Penteli and Parnitha mountains are also a great choice as they offer a panoramic view of the city.
Apart from the historical and artistic gems, Athens is also very green, so let's check out the best spot for nature lovers, aka the National Garden. Located in the heart of the city, just behind the Greek Parliament and the central square of Syntagma, this is a maze of photo-worthy nooks! After all, capturing nature in the heart of cities is a destination wedding photographer’s dream!
The Attica coastline
Getting married in Greece means… sun, sea, and smiles! Even if you choose Athens for your wedding ceremony, you can still enjoy the iconic Greek scenery of a splendid sun-kissed beach.
Not many visitors of the bustling metropolis realize that the Attica Coastline lies less than 10 miles south of the city center – however, the Attica region has plenty of beautiful shores… The fashionable Athens Riviera, starting from Flisvos Marina, reveals the majesty of the Aegean Sea, and it offers an enchanting landscape. Cape Sounio, the finishing point with the Doric Temple of Poseidon that dominates the skyline and the blue sea, is the ultimate sunset spot and a spot that all destination wedding photographers in Greece cherish!
Planning wedding photography in Athens
The quintessential Greek city provides an endless series of iconic locations. As a professional Athens wedding photographer, I can suggest the right places for a perfect wedding photo shoot according to the season, the time and the natural light. I’ll be delighted to share my expertise with you and assist you with your wedding photography plans!
A wedding is so much more than just a social event; it is a celebration of a love story, a string of heartwarming emotions and the beginning of a wonderful adventure… Let’s capture the essence of your unique romantic escapade together!