The fiber-to-field angle dependence and the T2* characteristics of a human Achilles tendon were investigated. The results show an increase of approx. factor 20 in T2* values when the long axis of the tendon is change from 0° to 55°, which is much higher than previously reported. Moreover, in contrast to previous findings we found no homogenous biexponential decay behavior for the tendon on a small sized voxel basis. The results reported here are to our knowledge the first MR-microscopy evaluations of the orientational dependence of T2* relaxation in the Achilles tendon.