Hey you travelers-adventurers! You must have the most colorful and interesting instagram account. Who doesn’t like scrolling down to an account that has photos with imagination and different sceneries that can appreciate? Lucky are those who have visited so many places and that have captured such many natural beauties. The best souvenir from your holidays would be a photo that captures the excitement of the moment and the mesmerizing beauty of the scenery. Do you want to update your account with the coolest pictures? Greece is the place to be for every photo enthusiast! Grab your camera and follow as to the best places with the most instagrammable sceneries!
In Kalampaka in Thessaly central Greece you will find Meteora. The name means “lofty” or “elevated”. It is an uncanny natural scenery and definitely incomparable. They are enormous columns of rock rise precipitously from the ground. Their unusual form is not easy to be explained from geologists. They are not volcanic plugs of hard igneous rock which are typical but the rocks are composed of a mixture of sandstone and conglomerate. It is believed that they were formed due to erosion, wind and water about 60 million years ago. Pretty amazing huh? The region is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. All around the nature is vast and among the big trees the huge rocks are rising. On the top of them are built 24 monasteries which are now tourist attractions. The exact date of the establishment of the first one is unknown. However, it is believed that the first attempts to built monasteries and the first ascetic community were found around the 11th and 12th century. If you decide to visit Meteora you will be thrilled with the many different activities you can try. From trekking and mountain bike to Truffle hunt with trained dogs the region offers unforgettable moments. Check here and find out details!
Pyrgi village – Chios
Pyrgi village is a settlement on the island of Chios. It is also widely known as the “painted village”. The houses are decorated in a unique way. The walls are painted with black and white decorative motifs in different shapes called “xysta”. Pyrgi is on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO. As you wander around the village you will notice the profound medieval character of the architecture. The cobbled streets are narrow and often covered with arches or vaults. The village was built in a way that would be a good fortress to protect its inhabitants from pirates. The houses are detached and connected to each other through vaults and archways. This functional character of the residences allowed their owners to move around in case of an attack without being seen from the enemy. Take your time to explore Pyrgi and capture with your camera your favorite motifs and decorations. We are sure that every corner of the place has a story to tell.
Rhodes Old Town
In Rhodes you will find the largest active medieval town in Europe. It is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Within its walls time has stopped. You enter in a time capsule with 2,400 years of history. In these walls many layers of architectural history of Classical, Medieval, Ottoman and Italian era are coexisting in a maze of alleys. Pebbled alleys, arches, large imposing columns and thick walls are the elements composing the general scenery. Ruins of ancient temples, the Knights’ Headquarters, Byzantine churches and Muslim mosque reveal the different cultures that have left their imprint on the island. The place is lively and is full with tourists who explore the small porticos and the hidden courtyards.
Symi is an island of the Dodecanese complex. It distinguishes by its vivid colors, its nobility and the classical architecture of the buildings. If you have a yacht then Symi is the hottest destination for you. As you approach the port you will see the mansions built amphitheatrically on the hill. Their walls, the big balconies and windows have the brightest colors. They match perfectly with the emerald color of the water of the sea. It is like a painting coming alive. Who wouldn’t want to have a photo of Symi’s port in his/her instagram account?
Ammothines – Lemnos
Let’s go to a more hostile environment. Here it is the Sahara desert of Northern Aegean. You will find it on Lemnos Island. Far away from the sea there is a region called Ammothines. Once you get there you will witness a place full with sand and sand-dunes that change shape all the time depending on the rotation of the wind. The scenery is impressive and unique for the climate of Greece and the whole Europe. This unexpected land is proof that the sea was reaching the area during the Paleolithic Age. After spending the day in the exile of Ammothines you would definitely need to find an oasis. You should go to Gomati beach nearby and enjoy the salty breeze and the crystal waters.
Canal d’ Amour – Corfu
One of the best tourist resorts in Corfu is the village Sidari. Nearby, you will find the famous Canal d’ Amour, an idyllic place with rocky formations shaped into a series of wonderful coves and canals. On the top of the rocks there is lush green vegetation. The waters are crystal clear and lure the visitor to take a dive. According to a tradition couples who swim through the narrow canal will get married soon. If you plan to visit the beach, choose a day that there is no wind in the area.
Elafonisi beach – Crete
Time to fly to Crete! Elafonisi is one of the best beaches in Greece. It has extremely white-pink soft sand. The waters are shallow and transparent. The scenery is rather exotic. While you swim in the turquoise waters everything seems unreal. There are small pieces of sand-land spread in the whole area. The soft sand is ideal for sunbathing. Part of the beach is organized with umbrellas and sun beds. It is so hard to explain with words the beauty of this place. Make sure that you will have the best photo of Elafonisi in your camera so your friends won’t say that you exaggerate when you describe the experience to them. Check here the best villas to stay in Crete to enjoy Elafonisi as much as you want!
Sarakiniko beach – Milos
From the exotic vibe of the previous beach let’s go to Milos and Sarakiniko beach. The famous beach with the lunar landscape is like nothing else you’ve seen before. The peculiar beach has a unique formation of long horizontal pumice rocks pocked with huge hollows. The place is ideal for exploration and photos. Most of the visitors prefer to spend their day on the rocks slopes after they find shade in the curvy crags. However there is also a small strip of pebbly brown sand where the waves hit the shore. The contrast that the white solid makes with the light blue waters makes the scenery otherworldly. Sarakiniko should definitely be on the top of your bucket list.
Shipwreck – Zakynthos
Please take a deep breath because what is coming next is beyond imagination. This is considered to be the most photographed place in the world! Thanks to the influencers from all over the world that have visited the Shipwreck beach or Navagio in Greek, it has been rated among the 10 best beaches in the world from Independent. White soft sand and extremely light blue waters are the elements composing the scenery. Your instagram feed would be poor without a picture from Navagio. The beach is circled by high abrupt cliffs that give the perfect background for the rusty ship.
Are on your honey moon? Are you planning to propose to your soul mate? Then the destination is Santorini. It is the perfect scenery for two love birds. Rumor has it that the sunset in Santorini is the most astonishing on the earth. Such scenery is incomparable. The most popular spot is the village of Oia. It can get really crowded since the sunset can only be seen from the tip of the island. Find a nice place to sit and get your camera ready. As the sun starts going down, the sky transforms into a colorful pallet. It is like the sky is on fire. All the houses that are built on the abrupt cliffs are illuminated. How could you miss such a perfect scene? Don’t wait any longer before you book accommodation. See the best villas for couples here!