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One of the top holiday destinations around the world, Greece has a broad range of unique islands. Spread in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, only a few hours away from the mainland, the islands are renowned for their unparalleled beauty.
With the lovely sun-drenched beaches, the impressive sightseeing and the traditional little towns, it is only natural that they provide the perfect setting for photo shooting. Here are some of our best Greek islands for photo shooting.
Greek islands for photo shooting: Santorini
Of course, Santorini could not miss from the top of this list! This is the favorite place of all professional and amateur photographers. Emerging from a violent volcanic eruption many centuries ago, Santorini island presently offers a magnificent landscape with caldera cliffs, unfamiliar rock formations, picturesque villages, and romantic sunsets. The most picturesque places for photo shooting in Santorini are the beautiful caldera villages (especially Oia, Fira, and Imerovigli), Red Beach and the romantic sunset seen from the top of the caldera cliff.
The most cosmopolitan island of Cyclades, Mykonos attracts thousands of tourists every year. Chora, the main village of the island, is a treasure for all photographers. It is composed of narrow cobbled alleys, lovely churches and traditional whitewashed houses with colorful windows. Little Venice, located right on the water edge, is the most romantic neighborhood of Mykonos. Sunset time is also a great occasion for photo shooting in Mykonos, especially from Little Venice and the hill of the windmills.
Although Folegandros island is not as famous as other islands of the Cyclades, it is surely among the top Greek islands for photo shooting. The wild nature and the imposing landscape are an inspiration for photographers. Very picturesque is the small town of Chora with the traditional narrow streets, the small white houses, and the flowered gardens. Walking up to the top of the hill above Chora, there is the white church of Panagia that offers a spectacular view to the Aegean Sea.
Located on the northern side of the Ionian Sea, the culture of Corfu has been strongly influenced by the Venetians and the British. Added to the Unesco World Heritage List in June 2007, the Old Town completely captivates the photographer’s attention, due to the Venetian style that vividly reminds of Florence, Italy, and picturesque spots, like the Old Fortress, the New Fortress and Kanoni quarter. Great spots for photo shooting in Corfu is also the impressive beach of Loggas in sunset time and the Achilleion Palace.
Kefalonia is famous for its natural beauty, especially for the unspoiled coastline and the pure waters. Due to the fantastic landscape and the interesting sightseeing, Kefalonia is easily included among the top Greek islands for photo shooting. Myrtos, Antisamos, Xi, Skala, and Lourdas are among the most beautiful beaches, offering thousands of chances for the perfect shot. Great places for photo shooting in Kefalonia is also Melissani Cave, Drogarati Cave and the villages of Fiscardo and Assos.