My name is Vasileios Vasakos, I am 31 years old and I am a freelance photographer from Greece. My passion for photography started many years ago and it was triggered by my trips around the world. Instagram has helped me advertise my work and achieve new collaborations. I have created many photographic projects in different countries ranging from landscape photography to portraits and art. I quite often combine photography with hiking, which is one of my hobbies.
What I love about my job is that I can create powerful stories through my photos! The old city is full of hidden gems which we will discover together and what’s best than an album full of instagrammable photos to keep as a souvenir from your trip?”
Holyrood Park is a unique historic landscape in the heart of the city, whose dramatic crags and hills give Edinburgh its distinctive skyline. Within the park is a wealth of history and archaeology spanning thousands of years. Arthur’s Seat is one of four hill forts, dating from around 2,000 years ago. As well as it’s rich cultural heritage, the park offers walks, solace, wildlife, volcanic geology and unparalleled vistas of the city from its many vantage points.
Bakehouse Close is one of 80 closes that fall off the Royal Mile. Bakehouse Close is located in Canongate, next to The Museum of Edinburgh and across the street from New Calton Burial Ground.
Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh, Scotland, after reportedly spending fourteen years guarding his owner’s grave, until his own death on 14 January 1872. The story continues to be well known in Scotland, through several books and films. A prominent commemorative statue and nearby graves are a tourist attraction.
Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist attraction. This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history.
St Giles’ Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh. With its famed crown spire it stands on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle (Scotland’s chivalric company of knights headed by the Queen). Please do not book any tours through TripAdvisor, as they are not endorsed by the cathedral.
Discover mystery locations on your tour, this will be decided on the day with the weather, fresh Grafitti, preference of the guests on the tour and new Instagrammable locations being found by our InstaGuides. You will find out at the start of each tour where you’ll find the best hidden gems.