If you’re headed to Greece and want to know where to find some of the most Instagrammable locations, then look no further! We have found some of the best selfie spots throughout the mainland and islands that are sure to make your social media feed enviable.
Unsurprisingly, Santorini tops the list of Greece’s most Instagrammable spots. This island is dotted with blue domed buildings and white-washed walls fill the winding streets. There’s no shortage of Instagram spots in Santorini and one of our favourites has to be the pink kastro buildings in Oia. The peachy-pink buildings break up a vast landscape of white-washed walls and make for a gorgeous photo backdrop!
Another fantastic Santorini Instagram spot is Oia Castle. This has been dubbed the best spot on the island to view breathtaking sunsets, and can get very busy at times. If you’re wanting a quieter time of day to snap some shots, then visiting during the daytime will give you the best chance of not capturing unbeknown tourists in the background!
While you can find so many beautiful views in Oia from all angles, sometimes beauty is in the details. Throughout the town there are so many doors, wall climbing plants and little nooks and crannies that are perfect to stop and have a photo shoot.
If you fancy a day trip, Nea Kameni is not to be missed! It is a small uninhabited Greek island of volcanic origin located in the Aegean Sea, within the flooded Santorini caldera. The volcanic island is made up of black lava rock and can be accessed from Fira or Athinios ports on Santorini. Just off the shoreline you can find several hot springs, helping you snap a less than conventional profile picture.
Rhodes Old Town
The ancient Greek town of Rhodes is filled with interesting photo spots to pose in front of the camera. Odos Ippoton, otherwise known as the street of the knights, is one of Europe’s best preserved medieval streets. The lane was once home to the knights of St. John, who lived in streetside inns.
At the end of Odos Ippoton, you will find The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes (…try saying that after a few cocktails!). Filled with rich history and lots to discover, the palace also has plenty of photo locations to document your trip.
Rhodes Old Town is also filled with grand gates which have fascinating back stories. These grand structures give an insight into the medieval town and are a must-visit if you’re headed to the town. Perch on one of the stone walls or pose beneath a grand arch – but make sure you have your camera at the ready!
Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries. The six monasteries are built on immense natural pillars and hill-like rounded boulders that dominate the local area.
It’s one of the most-visited places in the country, and for good reason – the scenery is breathtaking. Want to show your friends you feel on top of the world? Meteora is the perfect place to capture the envy-inducing moment.
If you want to work on your poses or get the heads-up on the most amazing views, explore the Instagram hashtag #meteora for inspiration. Here you will find a variety of shots captured by previous visitors.
Similarly, @visitmeteora on Instagram will give you the inside scoop on the must-see locations recommended by tourists and locals.
Also known as the ‘Cave of the Nymphs’, Melissani Cave is a breathtakingly beautiful sunken cavern . There’s two chambers: one lit by the sun and the other in darkness. Tourists can view the cave on a boat tour and this is your perfect chance to capture the moment.
Float into the centre of the lake, surrounded by light flooding in from above and pose in one of the most magical locations. Some say that the water can be so clear, boats look like they are floating on air!
Melissani Cave is surrounded by forests with mountain slopes to the west. It is best to visit the cave when there’s plenty of sunshine so you can make the most of the light and the photo opportunities it brings.
Acropolis of Athens
The Acropolis of Athens is home to some of the most iconic Greek photo spots. Many people have posted iconic shots of Acropolis on Instagram, and browsing the hashtag gives an insight into the beauty of ancient Athens.
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historical significance, some the most famous being the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike. Acropolis is also a UNESCO protected site.
For those wanting to take in and show off the history, the Acropolis Museum is a great place to visit to take some beautiful pictures while soaking up the culture and architecture the ancient city has to offer. As you enter the museum, a glass floor reveals the ruins of an ancient Athenian neighbourhood. These were uncovered during construction and were, of course, preserved and integrated into a new building plan.
These are just a handful of Greece’s most beautiful places, and there are so many more to discover. If you have been to some Insta-worthy spots in Greece, share them with us on Facebook!