A week after Vassia and Aris’s magnificent wedding day in Istanbul, this time they came for the photo shooting and wedding party in Athens. Let’s go back to the photos and the memories of the preparation at Istanbul Nişantaşı Sofa Hotel, the wedding at the fascinating Fener Greek Patriarchate and the wedding dinner at Ulus 29: https://www.ufuksarisen.com/en/wedding-photographer-turkey/wedding-ceremony-photos-in-patriarchate-church-istanbul/
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I had two full days before the photo shooting in Athens to explore the city and I actually enjoyed it. I both discovered the outdoor attractions and traveled around the city. Of course, I also tasted wonderful Greek dishes accompanied by ouzo in the evening. For two nights, I was around Monasteraki, the bustling square of the city that attracts the most tourists. Here you can feel the spirit of the crowded city. If you want to have some rest, you can choose a quiet place and be almost alone with the Roman ruins.
If you wish I would like to list out the view right in front of the restaurants lined up on Adrianou, one of the main roads leading to Monasteraki square: Ancient Athens Agora, Temple of Hephaestus, Aphrodite Urania Altar and Attalos Stoa. These are the most important works of Ancient Greece. This is a great view, especially with the lighting in the night. When you raise your head a little, you can see Acrapolis standing before you in all its glory. Acrapolis is located at the top of the city, BC and is built in the 5th century.
We met with Vassia and Aris at 08:00 in the Syntagma Square for photo shooting. Our intention was to start our photo shooting tour before the city got crowded. First, we visited Little Metropolis Church, one of the couple’s favorite buildings, or with its origin name called Virgin Mary Gorgoepekoos and Saint Eleutherius Church. This is a Greek Orthodox Church from the 9th century that differs from its contemporaries with its square architecture and is a very impressive fund. Then we arrived at the famous Plaka neighborhood. With its proximity to the Acropolis and its historical detached houses, Plaka is the first place that comes to mind when Athens is mentioned. After photo shooting on the stairs here, we went to Areopagus Hill, from here on you can see Akrapolis and the entire city. This is a really fascinating point for shooting.
Vassia and Aris gave me information about the region during the entire photo shooting. Even if we didn’t do the photo shooting, they took me to many places which I needed to see. The thing which I enjoyed the most was that they introduced me to Freddo Espressoc-Capucino, a coffee unique to Greece. We went our own ways to prepare for the party towards noon.
I went to Bios Bar for the night entertainment in the evening. With the participation of the couple’s family and very close friends, a wonderful and sincere atmosphere was created here. I had a lot of fun with all the guests. Every time I go to Greece, I feel at home, I do not feel like a foreigner. Of course, our close culture and the similar approaches of our people are of great importance.
Dear Vassia and Aris, I couldn’t get enough to make photo shootings of you, I hope we create another opportunity to meet. You are great and you deserve to be happy. Sincerely.
Acropolis Athens Wedding Photos by Ufuk Sarisen