Athens, the capital city of Greece and once the heart of Ancient Greece, is a great location for film production mostly because of its rich culture; particularly on the aspect of ancient civilization. Athens was once a powerful civilization and empire, with many of its 5th-century BC landmarks still in pristine condition today. Film producers from all over the world gather here to create epic and ancient films especially those centering on Western civilization.
The classical architecture in the city lies alongside a bustling cosmopolitan metropolis. The area experiences a sub-tropical climate that is a bonus for many filmmakers. Filming support in Athens comes from several sources including the Hellenic Film Commission that works to make filming locations in the region more film-friendly. The country’s tax shelter system also goes a long way in offering support to the film industry by giving people who are taxable in Greece and working outside the audiovisual industry a chance to get back up to 40% of their investment as tax deduction.
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky hill above the city of Athens. It is made up of several ancient buildings that have great cultural, architectural and historic significance. The most famous of all is the Parthenon. The Acropolis is a great location for shooting ancient films, particularly because of its architectural physique.
Mount Lycabettus is one of the best places in Athens city to shoot your film. Located in the center of the city, it allows you a clear view of the whole city. From here you can capture the various landmarks of the city as well as neighborhoods below clearly.
The theater of Herod Atticus was built by the Romans in 161 AD and is still used for classical ballet, concerts, performances of high cultural value, and Yanni. It’s an architectural feat that is perfect for video production in Athens.
Plaka is one of the oldest sections in Athens and presents filmmakers with a great location for video production because of its rich culture. Some say it’s a village within a city. There is plenty of restaurants, interesting items to purchase, and several museums to visit and shoot on the Athenians culture.
This is a prominent rock located in the northwest of the Acropolis in Athens. It offers a great view of the Agora, Plaka, Omonia, Monastiraki, and much of Athens. It is a perfect spot for shooting videos especially during the sunset.
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