Whether you’re still dreaming up your perfect trip to Athens or Santorini or you’ve already booked and need some itinerary inspiration, let these beautiful Greece photos stoke your wanderlust!
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1. Changing of the Guard, Greek Parliament
The changing of the guard takes place every hour on the hour at Syntagma Square, with the official ceremony taking place every Sunday at 11 am. Don’t miss this traditional sight!
2. Street art and city views in Athens
Street art can be found all over Athens, at times in the most unexpected of places. Keep your camera handy!
3. The Propylaea of the Acropolis
The imposing Propylaea is the entrance to the Acropolis of Athens, an absolute must-see to understand the city’s history. Be sure to make time for a visit to the new Acropolis Museum as well.
4. The Erechtion
Flowers bloom atop the Acropolis in the rainy spring months.
5. The Ancient Agora & Modern Athens
The Ancient Agora, or marketplace, juxtaposed against the sea of white buildings that comprise modern Athens.
6. The Hidden Cafe
Wander without using your map or GPS and stumble upon charming back alley cafes.
7. Morning on the Aegean
The cliffs of Santorini in the morning sunlight. A hotel located on the caldera will offer the best panoramic views.
8. Fira as seen from Firostefani, Santorini
Hotels in the smaller villages like Firostefani often cost less than those located in Fira or Oia, and offer incredible views all the same.
9. The Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum
The wine museum on Santorini is located in a labyrinth of caves that reach a depth of eight meters. The tour is fascinating and ends with a complimentary tasting.
10. The Simple Island Life
Grape vines are woven into a crown-like shape to protect the fruit from the harsh island winds. They are often used as decoration in Santorini, as they are here at Caveland Hostel.
11. Santorini’s Iconic Blue Domes
The blue domed churches of Santorini are some of the island’s most iconic sights. These two were found in the village of Oia at the island’s northern end.
12. Foot Traffic in Oia
Donkeys are still used to transport goods up and down the steep cliffs leading to the island’s ports. While these animals are a charming sight, I urge tourists NOT to ride them.
13. Cyan and White
Cyan and white are the national colors of Greece–it’s not hard to see why!
14. Afternoon Sun
Only in low season can you find this many tourist-free photo opportunities in Oia!
15. Stairway to Heaven
Dramatic staircases lead you down the cliffside to your hotel, a restaurant with a stunning view, or a pool with killer views of the Aegean.
16. Low Season in Oia
The bougainvillea may not be in bloom in early spring, but you WILL be able to waltz into any restaurant and be seated right away.
17. Pastel Dream
Greek windmills and these pastel-colored buildings are a photographer’s dream.
18. Sipping at Sunset
Greek wine is the perfect accompaniment to the world-renowned sunsets you’ll find on Santorini.
19. Million Dollar View
No words needed.
20. Island Lights
Even at night, Santorini is a treat to behold.
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