Unknown Mount Parnitha: Lake Beletsi, Former Royal Estate of Tatoi, Mount Parnitha
Every day 8 am
Up to 3 people
259 € per person
Let's explore the possibilities of photography together!
Please note: this a photo workshop tour run by professional photographer. Not a guided tour from a licensed guide.
Your hotel in Athens
Light snacks and non alcohol beverages provided
Please note the cost of lunch is not included in the price
Arrangement for hotel pick up
Digital or analog camera, dslr or mirrorless, compact cameras or simply your mobile phone
*If you wish to photograph people you may have to ask for their permission to have their picture taken. Photographing infants and kids is not allowed without the parents’ concession.
*The photographer will review your images during the tour and will get feedback and suggestions.
- Learn landscape photography tips while exploring the National Park of Parnitha
- Capture the spectacular natural scenery close to Athens
- Enjoy a full day away from the metropolis and experience the tranquility of nature
- Explore the royal ruins of Tatoi Palace and document the decaying buildings
- Capture stunning views of the city
What to expect
Mount Parnitha is the closest mountain to Athens and the only National Park in Europe ,so close to a capital!
We will start our tour from Beletsi Lake-an oasis near central Athens. The stops along the lake will offer us opportunities to capture the prolific nature. Lake Beletsi, located altitude of 600m, created by accident in 1970s, when the opening of a forest road blocked the passage of water. Today is home to many migratory birds, while the lake waters are often filled with swans and ducks. From Beletsi Lake we will drive to Tatoi. In the slope of mighty Mount Parnitha is the Former Royal Estate of Tatoi, which was once the summer residence of the former Greek Royal Family. In 1948 it was converted to a permanent residence till 1974, when the referendum rejected the reestablishment of the royal family.
We will tour in the abandoned buildings and document the Old Palace, the stables, wine cellars, garages and many more outbuildings. The area is a symbol of the Greek Monarchy. From the ex-glory of Tatoi estate we will head up to Mount Parnitha, the highest mountain in Attica. Where we will have the opportunity to capture stunning views of Athens, wander on paths in the pine trees forest and-if we are lucky- take images of red deers.
This tour is for people who adore outdoors and nature!
There will an hour break for lunch at Mpafi mountain refuge in the heart of Mount Parnitha.