Most Photogenic Locations in Greece
No matter where you are in Greece there is a reason to get your camera out and start snapping because this land and its surrounding islands are nothing short of spectacular. During a recent stay in the Adorno Suites Mykonos hotel we went out exploring the island to get some shots of that amazing sunset. After asking around we discovered that the best place to witness those pinky, orange hues was the 7 windmills which have remained since the island’s wheat producing prime, and they weren’t wrong. During that trip we visited multiple islands and saw plenty of the mainland and many of those photographs have since made it to the walls in the home. For me there are few nations like Greece for snapping great shots and these are the best locations which I’d recommend.
We should probably get started with the ‘supermodel’ of the Greek island which has recently become the dream spot for anyone who wants their Instagram profile to jump off the page, Santorini. This island in the Cyclades is a whitewashed paradise and it is not just the buildings and their simplicity that grabs the attention, but the gradient of the landscape and how that juxtaposes with the serenity of the sea below. A wonderful place to visit and somewhere you’ll need your camera at all times.
In Athens there is much to delight a photographer and of course the Acropolis is at the top of that list. What we weren’t expecting however was to find a place which offered uninterrupted views of this incredible place, but we managed to do just that at the top of Mount Lycabettus. This is a limestone hill not far from the Acropolis and whilst it requires a little legwork to get up there, it is most certainly worthwhile. Here you can count on amazing views of the city and easily one of the best angles to view the ancient citadel.
Greece doesn’t just offer Mamma Mia-esque landscapes and ancient ruins, but also modern artwork which is just begging to photographed. Exarcheia in Athens was originally famed as being the home of the Greek anarchists, and it has since turned into a street art paradise. There are murals throughout this neighborhood, some political and others which err more on the side of comedy or introspection. There is something new around every corner and it is a neighborhood which is just waiting to be explored.
This tiny island is famous for mastic-producing trees which are used in many industries, but within the isle there is a treasure trove of photo opportunities to be found in the small village of Pyrgi. The facades of the buildings in this village have been painted using these fascinating geometric designs which call your attention instantly. The way in which these patterns work with and against the scenery is breathtaking and you will have your camera out in no time at all to snap the range of fascinating designs.
These are just 4 of my favourite locations to take photos in Greece, and I can’t wait to go back again to discover more.