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20 Magical Photos of Greece Guaranteed to Stoke Your Wanderlust

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!

Greece is a magical, wondrous, swoon-worthy destination that should be on everyone’s wishlist!

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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!

Changing of the Guards, Athens, Greece

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!

Street art and city views in Athens, Greece

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.

The Propylaea of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece

4. The Erechtion

Flowers bloom atop the Acropolis in the rainy spring months.

The Erechtion, Athens, Greece

5. The Ancient Agora & Modern Athens

The Ancient Agora, or marketplace, juxtaposed against the sea of white buildings that comprise modern Athens.

The Ancient Agora versus Modern Athens

6. The Hidden Cafe

Wander without using your map or GPS and stumble upon charming back alley cafes.

Hidden back alley cafe in Athens, Greece

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.

Mornings on the Aegean Sea, Santorini

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.

Fira as seen from Firostefani, Santorini

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.

Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum, Santorini, Greece

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.

Santorini, Greece

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.

Iconic Blue Domes in Oia, Santorini, Greece

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.

Donkey is Oia, Santorini

13. Cyan and White

Cyan and white are the national colors of Greece–it’s not hard to see why!

Church in Oia, Santorini

14. Afternoon Sun

Only in low season can you find this many tourist-free photo opportunities in Oia!

Oia, Santorini

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.

Oia, Santorini

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.

Oia, Santorini

17. Pastel Dream

Greek windmills and these pastel-colored buildings are a photographer’s dream.

Oia, Santorini

18. Sipping at Sunset

Greek wine is the perfect accompaniment to the world-renowned sunsets you’ll find on Santorini.

Sunset in Firostefani, Santorini, Greece

19. Million Dollar View

No words needed.

Sunset in Firostefani, Santorini, Greece

20. Island Lights

Even at night, Santorini is a treat to behold.

Firostefani, Santorini, Greece

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  • Reply Justine May 2, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Amazing. I wish I could be there right now!

    • Reply Leah Davis May 2, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      I miss it too! I have to go back again 🙂

  • Reply Lisa @ NatureImmerse May 2, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Those pictures look very nice, I love the layout and color tonts of all of that. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Reply kostas May 26, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Very beautiful pictures.I liked the stairway ro heaven picture very much Thanks.

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