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acamp7

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I am a photographer and I love to travel to Greece to take photos. I am scheduled to travel there again this fall, and I thought I would make a list of some places to visit. I am also wondering if you guys have any recommendations! Here is what I have come up with - chime in with some suggestions, too - I will be in Greece for at least a few weeks:

1. Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sounion (I hear there are great sunset shots here)
2. Oia, Santorini at sunset - I haven't sorted out quite where in the village yet butI figured I'd figure that out when I get there
3. Chania, Crete (I need some from here for my collection)
4. Slice of life types of photos in Athens and other cities
5. Plenty of food photos all over Greece

Let me know if you have some standout places/ types of photos I should take.
 

Dionasia

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I am a photographer and I love to travel to Greece to take photos. I am scheduled to travel there again this fall, and I thought I would make a list of some places to visit. I am also wondering if you guys have any recommendations! Here is what I have come up with - chime in with some suggestions, too - I will be in Greece for at least a few weeks:

1. Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sounion (I hear there are great sunset shots here)
2. Oia, Santorini at sunset - I haven't sorted out quite where in the village yet butI figured I'd figure that out when I get there
3. Chania, Crete (I need some from here for my collection)
4. Slice of life types of photos in Athens and other cities
5. Plenty of food photos all over Greece

Let me know if you have some standout places/ types of photos I should take.
I would have to say Zakinthos. The water there is a spectacular blue and so many caves and beautiful rock formations. Traveling the mainland to Delphi and Meteora is quite beautiful as well. I don’t think you can go wrong wherever you travel. kalo taxithe
 
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k_tsoukalas

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I agree with Dionasia - Zakynthos seems like a good choice. It's so pretty there and you will get some memorable shots of the natural beauty. There are a lot of photos of the main destinations floating around. I am not saying to not work through the list you provided, but you should always go to the less popular places so you can get photos that aren't as common.
 
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One of my favorite photo opps ever is the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. It's easily accessed from Athens. I would definitely make sure you go there during sunset.
 
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nm1999

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I am partial to slice of life photography! I find it the most interesting and engaging. The photos you can take - you can actually do anywhere in Greece. Table scenes - people enjoy the food and drinking, sitting by the water with a cocktail in hand, etc. You don't need to actually show the people because the shots can be more about the scene. Stuff like people shopping, enjoying a museum, walking the streets, etc... those bring a place to life.
 
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fornace55

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If you are really a photographer, you find subjects wherever you go in Greece. Just keep your eyes and your lens open!
 
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Deborah

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One of my favorite photo opps ever is the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. It's easily accessed from Athens. I would definitely make sure you go there during sunset.
When you go to Sounion for sunset, be sure that you arrive well before. There could be a long ticket line at the entrance and as a photographer, you might want to walk around a bit to select your vantage point. The sun disappears quickly and you’ll be trying to shoot around a lot of people. All of Greece is picturesque!
 
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When you go to Sounion for sunset, be sure that you arrive well before. There could be a long ticket line at the entrance and as a photographer, you might want to walk around a bit to select your vantage point. The sun disappears quickly and you’ll be trying to shoot around a lot of people. All of Greece is picturesque!
Great tip! I went off-season so this didn't happen to me - so it's good advice! I will use it myself next time I go!
 
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Lee

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I am a photographer and I love to travel to Greece to take photos. I am scheduled to travel there again this fall, and I thought I would make a list of some places to visit. I am also wondering if you guys have any recommendations! Here is what I have come up with - chime in with some suggestions, too - I will be in Greece for at least a few weeks:

1. Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sounion (I hear there are great sunset shots here)
2. Oia, Santorini at sunset - I haven't sorted out quite where in the village yet butI figured I'd figure that out when I get there
3. Chania, Crete (I need some from here for my collection)
4. Slice of life types of photos in Athens and other cities
5. Plenty of food photos all over Greece

Let me know if you have some standout places/ types of photos I should take.
The Door on Naxos and stay at the Grotta Hotel, a trip to Meteora
 
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acamp7

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If you are really a photographer, you find subjects wherever you go in Greece. Just keep your eyes and your lens open!
Good point!!! I find that those are often the best photos. Greece is phenomenal no matter where you go.

Thank you, all, for your suggestions!
 

Best Greek Destinations from Athens by Ferry?

Once I arrive in Athens, I won't want to take a flight again until it is time to leave Greece. But, I would love to travel around.

What are the best places to visit in Greece from Athens (Piraeus) but Ferry? I know there are some day trips from Athens (Hydra, Aegina, Kea) but what about some other places? Also, did I miss any other day trips?

I mean, more like islands to visit. I know I can always drive around when I am on the mainland.

Best trip connections from Phila, Pa to Crete?

Preliminarily planning a belated 50th Anniversary Trip 3 years later from Phila, PA to Crete for late August/ early September and trying to find the "best connections". Length of stay at least 8 - 10 days, depending on the connections. So far I see PHL to ATH is 9 1/2 hours, ATH to Crete is 50 minutes. PHL to London is 6+ hours, London to Crete 5+ hours. While total times are within a couple of hours of each other, also trying to factor in the wear & tear on these ole bods. Will be using American Airline miles so that will restrict carriers. Would appreciate any suggesttions/recommendations from anyone that's made this trek. Thank you in advance!

Help Navigating Trip to Mykonos

I can't shake that I want to go to Mykonos soon, but I am nervous because I've heard mixed things about the island. What attracts me to the island is the party scene - but a lot of what goes with the party scene turns me off. I don't know if any of you have advice on how to navigate it. I want to enjoy the parties, but I want to also be able to avoid them here and there to sightsee, relax, etc. So I want a balance. If this isn't the place for that kind of balance, I am open to suggestions.

Off the Beaten Track Destinations in Greece

I know that there are some major destinations that are worth visiting in Greece, but there are also some great places that are off the beaten track. I would love to visit them soon. I made a small list, but I also want suggestions:
  • Kea
  • Ithaka
  • Tinos
  • Patmos (but I do know some cruses stop here)
  • Naxos
  • Kythnos
What do you guys think?

Is this a weird itinerary?

I am going to be in Greece about a month this summer and I keep changing my mind about what I will be doing while in the country. This is my itinerary and I am trying to figure out if I can pull it off without things being stressful. Every single thing on the list exists because I have people to visit. Santorini is on the list because of a wedding... I want to try to do all of it but I am not sure about the Santorini piece of it... but since it is a wedding I think I should just make it work.

Anyway, the destinations are: Athens (I have A LOT of people to visit, I will need like two total weeks here), Corinth (one person to visit), Kythira (no one to visit, I just want to go), Santorini (the wedding).

Is this too disjointed? Appreciate your thoughts.
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