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All of the best photo locations in Santorini

All of the best photo locations in Santorini
25 Jun 2023

This Mediterranean island is guaranteed to take your breath away in so many ways with both its natural and man-made attractions. From the charming traditional villages to the bright crystal blue hues of the sea, it’s every person’s paradise who has an eye for beauty. To help you plan your most perfect Greek vacation, let us share all of the best photo locations in Santorini. Whether you’re a passionate photographer, you’re just here for some epic snaps or you want to simply admire beautiful places sans camera click, this list will not disappoint.

Venetian Castle of Oia

The 15th-century Saint Nicholas Castle has the best views across the town of Oia and it’s an amazing spot to watch the sun go down as the lights turn on. However, we advise you to arrive early before sunset as the castle attracts large flocks of tourists no matter the season. It’s undoubtedly one of the best photo locations in Santorini, an absolute must.

venetian castle oia

Iconic Santorini windmills

These robust centuries-old structures are scattered all around the island, so chances are you will bump into one, sooner or later, even if you are not actively looking for them. They serve as charming backdrops for your snaps. At Charisma Suites, you can even stay in one as many windmills have been converted into hotels.

windmills santorini

Famous blue-crowned chapels 

Adorning millions of postcards, the Santorini blue-domed churches are probably the most distinctive features of the island. If you want to capture them all, check out our GUIDE to the most beautiful Santorini churches.

blue domes santorini 

Picturesque Amoudi Bay

Amoudi Bay is an idyllic cove situated below Oia, with turquoise waters, a tiny fishing port and the best seafood restaurants in Santorini. Exploring the island sure can work up an appetite! Ammoudi Bay hosts an array of restaurants all serving up fresh seafood and Greek specialties. Check out Sunset Tavern, known for its divine lobster spaghetti.

ammoudi bay santorini

Santorini sunset on board

Nothing says romance like watching the sunset on a Santorini cruise while sipping local volcanic wine under breathtaking hues. Here, at Santorini Yachting Club, we offer both private and semi-private Santorini boat tours to explore the magnificent Santorini caldera, the thrilling Santorini Volcano or the itinerary of your choice.

sunset santorini on boat

Akrotiri Lighthouse 

The Akrotiri Lighthouse towers above the shimmering Aegean Sea atop a rocky cliff, offering impressive views of the Santorini Caldera. No wonder, it’s considered one of the best photo locations in Santorini. It is said to be one of the oldest in the entire Cycladic region, therefore, it’s definitely worth the visit.

akrotiri lighthouse

White-washed villages 

Santorini is known for its classic beauty and simple elegance. And there is no better way to experience this stunning simplicity than visiting its enchanting white villages, like Megalochori, Pyrgos, or Firostefani. You’ll find no shortage of Instagrammable photo locations, such as decorative houses lining cobblestone streets and cascades of colorful flowers pouring out of window boxes. Read our compilation of the most beautiful villages in Santorini HERE.

whitewashed villages santorini

Three bells of Fira

The three bells of Fira are one of the most iconic landmarks in Santorini - every visitor is instantly drawn to take a picture with the three bells and the blue dome. Officially known as The Catholic Church of the Dormition, this gorgeous place is also one of the most photographed churches in Santorini

three bells fira

Volcanic Red Beach 

The Red Beach (Kokkini Beach) is quite a unique sight to enjoy on the island. If you have a thing for taking photographs of surreal, otherworldly landscapes, you’ll be thrilled to see this one. The carmine cliffs create a striking contrast with the cobalt sea below.

red beach santorini

Skaros Rock 

One of the most striking features of  rural Santorini is this large rock promontory, situated just below the village of Imerovigli. Once upon a time, Skaros was the most important fortified settlement on the island, however, it was almost entirely destroyed due to the volcanic eruption. Today, it serves as an excellent vantage point to take pictures in the abundant scenery.

skaros rock santorini

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