16 Most Photographic Spots in Greece

by Rizanoia

With over a thousand islands, Greece remains one of the most popular travel destinations. When it comes to beautiful locations and picturesque spots, Greece is awesome. There is a vast diversity of landscapes, and there is an endless number of Islands you can visit in that country. There are picture perfect locations and spots just waiting to get discovered and begging to have their photo taken.

It is hard for any camera enthusiast to resist those white walls with blue doors, jagged white staircases, and colorful bougainvillea. Explore the vast olive groves and forests, and you are sure to come across ample opportunities for your camera. So, start planning your trip to Greece and make bookings. Rent a house in Greece and do not forget to take along your camera! Here’s a list of 16 most photographic spots in Greece that you must capture in your lens.

1. Santorini

Santorini, Greece mountain view
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Santorini remains one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Those traditional whitewashed houses and breathtaking sights of the ocean plus the spectacular sunsets are sure to keep your camera rolling.


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2. Mykonos Island

Mykonos Island is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the Aegean region. There is a natural and traditional beauty about the region that keeps you captivated.  Shoot your camera at that unusual Cycladic architecture or the whitewashed buildings with a maze of narrow alleyways that are genuinely photogenic.


3. Parthenon

Parthenon is one of the most famous historical sites in Greece and an essential building of Classical Greece that survives till date. Explore the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Athena.  There are plenty of spots you would like to shoot.

4. Naxos Island

Naxos Island, located on the southern side of Greece is relatively undiscovered by the tourists. It is the greenest island in the Cyclades, and it is a sheer joy to explore its fertile valleys and high mountains. Enjoy water sports and swimming here as well as keep your camera ready to take some stunning shots as the views are not to be missed.


5. Vatheia

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Vatheia, located further south is an abandoned town which is famous for its rolling hills and stunning seascapes. Although there is a ghostly ambiance around the town, the area offers amazingly picturesque spots, especially at sunsets.

6. Corinth

Visit the ancient city of Corinth after crossing the Corinth Canal that connects the Ionian Sea with the Aegean. Corinth with two harbors enjoyed a unique position and was a significant power in Ancient Greece. The well-preserved site offers an overwhelming experience and plenty of opportunities to shoot with your camera.


7. Akrotiri of Santorini

Akrotiri of Santorini is one of the most wonderful locations and very popular. You can get a perfect shot here during the sunset when there are very few people. Spring is the best time to visit the island because of the clearer atmospheric conditions. You will find some unique and very interesting spots.


8. Meteora

Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage site is composed of six Greek Orthodox churches. It is indeed amazing to look at those natural pillars of sandstone rising from the plain below. Take shots of the secluded nature and incredible geography from a photographic perspective.

9. Rhodes

Rhodes is another favorite island and boasts of some lively resorts. There are many spots of outstanding natural beauty. Lindos and St. Pauls Beaches are very popular because of turquoise waters and white sands that make them exceptionally beautiful.


10. Epidauros

Epidauros, dating back to 4th and 3rd century B.C was a center of healing.  It is indeed a joy to take pictures of the area from a photographic point of view. It would be best if you get a tripod along for some nice shots.


11. Byzantine Churches and Fortress of Mystras

Byzantine Churches and Fortress of Mystras, located on the slopes of the Taigetos Mountains, not only offer a look into the art and culture of the past but are a joy to shoot at. Capture the essence of the latter days of the Byzantine Empire in your camera and its beautifully archaic aura.

12. Delphi

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Delphi, a famous archaeological site lies in the valley of Phocis. The Delphi theatre, facing the beautiful valley is a UNESCO world heritage site. As the sanctuary and oracle of Apollo, the theatre could hold up to 5,000 guests. Capture the sheer beauty of the landscape in your camera.


13. Olympia

Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympics lies in northwest Peleponese. The ancient city held games and festival to honor the god-of-all-gods Zeus. Take out your camera to capture the essence of the immense site. Visit the accompanying museum to complete your understanding of Olympia.


14. Gytheio and Limeni

Gytheio and Limeni are the two main attractions of the peninsula. You can reach the beautiful towns after driving into the Mani Peninsula and enjoy local delicacies of the centuries-old olive groves. Limeni is a piece of paradise with a steep hillside on one side and turquoise water on the other. Capture those towns and incredible sunsets in your camera.


15. Thermopylae Pass

Thermopylae Pass, located along the Eastern Greece coastline, is where the Malian Gulf meets the Greek shore. The pass is formed as mount Kallidromon meets the Greek shore. Seeped in rich mythology and history of Greece, Thermopylae pass offers endlessly winding roads and great mountain vistas that must be photographed.

16. Arkadi Monastery

Arkadi Monastery in Greece, located on Island Crete is one of the most important national monument. Visit the monastery not just to admire it but also to take beautiful photos here.  Go along the steep road on the edge of the Psilorítis Mountains to reach the finest Venetian churches. You will love the striking facade and the panoramic views around.

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