We have heard about theme based cafes, but this is unlike any other place as themes are changed occasionally. Even the waiters are dressed up! Here you can spend time living in your favorite fairytale world! This cafe in Psyri will fascinate you with its exterior and interior décor – making it a perfect Instagrammable spots in Athen for your Greece trip!
Ideal time for Instagrammable Clicks: The classic themed café is perfect for visit at anytime, but its best to visit during noon time.
Meteora is not your regular mountain. It is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, making the monasteries perched on top of gigantic boulders a marvelous place to visit. The place reflects the history which dates back to ancient times. Moreover, with its impressive buildings, natural beauty, and surrounding picturesque villages it is a dreamy spot to enrich your Instagram timeline.
Ideal time for Instagrammable Clicks: The place is too dreamy to bound to one time, but sunsets at Monteora mountains are a view to behold.
The so-called Butterfly of the Aegean Sea, Astypalea, is a virgin and rug island. Astypalea is popular for its many secluded beautiful beaches due to its “lacy coastline” and many islets, most of which can only be reached by boat.
Ideal time for Instagrammable Clicks: Both, day and night, time views have essence of their own. You can plan a visit at your own preferred time.
Mykonοs with its white and blue colored infrastructure, narrow street and greenery adding enriching is the view is the island mostly shown in movies and films all around the world. Meanwhile, with its worldwide popularity and heavenly beauty that is deserving of all the hype, you are certain to get dozens of Instagrammable pictures on your next Greece tour.
You can take some usual routes like, departing from Ornos beach in a ferry, during which you can enjoy the famous Cycladic sunset of Mykonos. You can also get a Jeep Safari tour to explore hidden places and see abandoned castles, remote villages and beaches, or you can do scuba diving and snorkeling by sea side, also opt for trail hiking trips for adventurous experiences. To get some fancy clicks, you can either get yatch tour from Mykonos to Santorini or ruise tour to Rhenia island.
However, best way to enjoy the place is to stroll around the neighbourhood and explore the local lifestyle. This way, you will be able to find spots that are usually out of the sight from commercial routes, and tours.
Ideal time for Instagrammable Clicks: It’s white infrastructure by sea side is most charming during day time.
Similar to Mykonos with its whitewashed buildings, Santorini is undoubtedly one of the most famous island among Instagram enthusiasts – with its beautiful caldera, its whitewashed villages and breathtaking beaches of black sand and its charming atmosphere, it is easily one of the magnificence and picturesque destination in Greece.
Santorini’s villages are perched atop the cliff-top, offering spectacular volcano and sea views. Think blue-domed churches and colorful houses, all with the curves and arched architecture that Santorini is famous for! Many of the boutique hotels have designed their abodes to fit into the nature of the island in order to blend in well. This blending of the infrastructures makes Santorini one of the most aesthetical places in the Greece.
Moreover, the western coast allows for fantastic views of the sea dotted with tiny islets of melted lava, whereas, the eastern coast, with its humble villages, tranquil beaches, and laid-back vibes is ideal for introverts to sit and have a step back to enjoy the humbling sceneries. To add more to your journey, you can also sample some of the locally produced wines and the traditional local cuisine!
Santorini vs Mykonos
First and foremost, they are part of the Cyclades, a group of Greek islands, southeast of the mainland in the Aegean Sea. It centers on uninhabited Delos, considered the birthplace of Apollo, and home to some of Greece’s most important archaeological ruins. Many of the islands are popular holiday destinations, known for their beaches, ancient sites, rugged landscapes and traditional blue-and-white stucco towns overlooking the sea.
To reach both Mykonos and Santorini, you will have to travel from Athens and get in a ferry. You can either take a fast speed ferry that will take you to the location in a short time, or a slow paced ferry allowing another experience of enjoying food and shopping on a ferry, in some cases. Thus, making your journey much more interesting. However, the choice is totally up to you on how to reach the destination.
Between the two, Mykonos give the best beach experiences. So if you intend to go for a beach, Mykonos has to be your choice. There are many golden sandy beaches on the island that suit all tastes. Meanwhile, Paradise Beach — 4 miles south of the capital – is known as party hub. So if you want to enjoy some party time, that should be your choice. But if you are looking for some quitter places, you can head to the beach of Lia — 9 miles east of the capital. Fokos which is 8 miles northeast of the capital can also be your go-to option considering its beautiful sceneries. Both are completely non-commercialized and have no sunbeds or facilities, just fantastic golden stretches of sand and crystal clear swimming.
Whereas, Santorini does not have the white stretches of beaches one usually equates with Greece. As it’s a volcanic island, expect to find black and red sand and rocks, such as Red Beach with its red rocks. The beach’s small size means it gets very busy in season and is only accessible by walking down from the car park at the top. But, alike many people, you can decide to photograph the beach by taking one of the many boat trips from Akrotiri Port.
The Lady of the North has a few fascinating districts, but Ladadika is among one of the most fascinating one. With it’s pedestrianized area filled with bars, traditional tavernas, and coffee shops, it is a perfect little neighbourhood for you to enjoy your pure small town fantasy. Moreover, it has unique presence at different times of the day, so you can plan a whole day trip to capture its aesthetic traditional buildings beautifully.
Ideal time for Instagrammable Clicks: Any time could be a beautiful time for you to click some gram pictures. However, its better to visit during early hours to avoid the crowd.
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If you are more into colorful backgrounds, unlike buildings of Cyclades, then you might want to head straight to Symi instead. This picturesque little island may not be the most famous destination in Greece, but it features hidden treasures such as quaint monasteries, neoclassical mansions, and scenic, colorful harbors lined with yachts. Furthermore, thanks to its small size, the whole of the island can be best explored by foot, which will allow you to roam around the valleys and hills overlooking the deep blue sea.
Ideal time for Instagrammable Clicks: Early hours might suit you best to capture warm tone pictures against its colorful backgrounds.
Plaka is the oldest neighbourhood, located just under the Acropolis Hill. This is reportedly the place where the great Pericles met and fell in love with the courtesan Aspasia. So these picturesque little streets and the small colorful houses create an excellent canvas for you to capture your romantic clicks with your special one!
Ideal time for Instagrammable Clicks: It’s little streets are ideal for photography during early morning hours..
Anafiotika is near to Plaka, so you can easily make your way to that once you have explored it. It may be near to Plaka, but it has its own unique vibe and picturesque beauty with its countless little alleys that give an impression of a maze. Thereby, it is not that easy to find your way up there, so make sure you don’t get too carried away. But don’t let the fear stop you from exploring the place because once you find the right places, it will be all worth it.
Ideal time for Instagrammable Clicks: Day time is best for some adventurous clicks, whereas night hours are most suited if you want to enjoy and share its local life.
Hadrian’s Arch, located just outside the site of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, served as a boundary between the old city of Theseus and the new city of Hadrian, the Roman Emperor who was a philhellene and a benefactor of Athens. It presents a very interesting place for photography, with the Acropolis and the Parthenon visible on the background through the arch.
Tips for Instagrammable Clicks: Try playing with your shutter, get low and wide angle pictures to show the complete structure of the gate.
The National Library of Greece is designed as a component of the eminent Athenian Trilogy of neoclassical structures, which likewise reflect the Academy of Athens and the main structure of the University of Athens. It is based on the shape of Propylaea of the Acropolis but with a baroque staircase that stands grand and imposing. Its modernistic structure enriched with historical background makes for an ideal Instagram photo indeed!
Athens is a capital with a long coastline. You can take a walk along the boardwalk of Flisvos and Palaio Faliro and discover the outdoor cafés, the merchants with roasted corn, the sailing boats and the cool salty breeze. The sunlight also plays wonderful tricks on the water allowing you to play with your camera and capture pictures in limitless frames and postures.
Tips for Instagrammable Clicks: Explore the area around river and capture some click while enjoying its local food and beverages for most aesthetic and fun pictures.