For the best Instagram photo spots in Santorini, you can read this article! Here, you'll find the 23 most photogenic spots for this beautiful place in Greece with exact locations!
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1. Rooftop with view over the blue domes
One of the best Instagram photo spots in Santorini is this rooftop with a view over the blue domes. It is a very typical Greek sight. The view from here is really magical because besides the famous blue domes you also see the hills, the other colourful houses and the sea.
Furthermore, you can take many kinds of photos from here! For example, you can stand on top of the rooftop, but you can also sit on it. Moreover, this is one of the places where you should definitely also have some time without taking photos, since the view is so magical. To be honest, I could sit here all day and admire the beauty of Santorini!
2. Kastro Oia Houses
Kastro Oia Houses is a very beautiful place in Santorini that's also really photogenic. The combination of the orange and the blue colour of the building makes it very unique. Therefore, it's the perfect place to take some wonderful photos! There are many different angles from which you can take an amazing picture, so below I outline them!
2.1 In front of the front door
The first angle is in front of the front door of Kastro Oia Houses. This is a very beautiful place for photos, because the front door is so unique and I've never seen a door like this before. Furthermore, from this angle you will see the details of the beautiful building.
2.2 From above
Your photographer or your tripod can be on top of the stairs from where you can have an amazing overview over the Kastro Oia Houses! This spot is very special, since it actually looks as if the photographer took your photo from the sky! Furthermore, it's also lovely that the white houses in the background will be on your photo too. I love the contrast between the bright orange building and the typical white houses of Santorini!
2.3 Overview of the building
Another great angle is the one where you get a more closer overview of the building. The beautiful blue sky and blue water in the background will make your photo even better. Furthermore, you can vary your poses if you're taking this shot! For example, you can walk up the stairs, sit down on the stairs or sit on the orange top just above the sign of Kastro Oia Houses.
2.4 View on the Kastro Oia Houses
If you climb the stairs you will arrive at a beautiful spot from where you have an amazing view over the Kastro Oia Houses, the white houses and the blue water. You will even spot one of the famous windmills here! This is also the place where your photographer or tripod should be if you want to take the photo from above that I just showed. Moreover, if you take this photo as well, it will be a whole different photo, even though it's actually the same building! Therefore, this is really one of the best Instagram photo spots in Santorini!
3. On top of Church Anastasia
This is probably one of the most famous places in Santorini and that isn't the case for no reason! This place is so magical, because you will see the wonderful dome here and you'll also have a view over the sea and the beautiful water.
I've taken this photo two times. Once just before sunset and once just after sunrise! Even though sunsets here are magical, I would actually recommend taking this photo just after sunrise! Sunsets in Santorini are more beautiful at other places in my opinion, for example at Oia Castle. This spot is a lot less crowdy during sunrise, which makes it more convenient to take photos at that moment. If you're in Santorini for several days however, I would recommend seeing a sunset at this spot, because it's still very magical.
Furthermore, it may look as if a drone took the photo, but that isn't the case at all! Just above this spot there is a place where your photographer or tripod can be, which is very handy. This is definitely one of the best Instagram photo spots in Santorini!
4. View from the square in front of the Panagia Platsania Church
I couldn't even believe how many beautiful viewpoints there are in Santorini! If you're walking on the main road, you will stumble upon the most magnificent viewpoints. One of the beautiful viewpoints is this one. This photo was taken in the morning, and I think the lighting here is really perfect, because the houses and hills look so magical.
5. Amoudi Bay
One of my favourite and definitely one of the best Instagram photo spots in Santorini is Amoudi Bay! That's not just because it's very photogenic, but also because it's such a lovely place to be! It looks completely different from Oia, but it's only a 15-minute walk from there. This bay is unlike any other bay that I have ever seen before, and that's why I would highly recommend taking photos here. Furthermore, the water is so blue and the boats are really adorable.
Moreover, there are many cute restaurants here where you can sit down, have something to drink or eat and enjoy the wonderful views! You can literally sit next to the water, which is perfect on a lovely summer day.
6. Cute chapel
How wonderful is this chapel? I really love this place so much, because it's one of the most photogenic places I have ever seen! I love the blue and white colours of the chapel, and I think that the blue sky in the background makes this photo spot so unique. All colours just fit each other perfectly. Therefore, I would highly recommend wearing something white or blue when you're taking this photo! If you do that, your outfit will completely match with the rest of the photo.
This place is next to a playground and in front of a little supermarket, which I really didn't expect! However, it's good to know that if you get thirsty while making photos, you can just buy something at the supermarket in front of this spot.
7. Church with views
Can Santorini become even more magical? Yes, it can. Especially during sunset at this wonderful spot! This beautiful church is very photogenic and from here you will get the most wonderful views.
Furthermore, you can take many kinds of pictures here! For example, you can capture the view over de mountains and sea, but you can also capture the view over de lovely colourful town! Both angles are amazing and therefore you should definitely take both pictures! Also, you can do many great poses here, such as standing on top of it or sitting down there. Another idea is to stand where the photographer of my photos is standing, because then you get more of an overview of this cute church.
8. Beautiful bell tower
Another great photo spot is at this wonderful building. What I love most about this building, is the beautiful architecture of it. Since it's very large, it's really impressive to see it in real life and to take photos of it! I love all the details of this building so much.
9. Path next to Kastro Oia Houses
Santorini is the place where you can have the most dreamy views. One of these dreamy views is this one! Since this place is located next to Oia Kastro Houses, it's a great idea to combine these two photo spots with each other.
If you go here, make sure to also have the pink flowers in your photo, because that will make the photo way more colourful! It's certainly one of the best Instagram photo spots in Santorini!
10. View of white houses
This is also one of the best Instagram photo spots in Santorini. The view of the white houses here is so beautiful and I really love the colour of the wall as well, because it looks so beautiful in combination with the view! Furthermore, this photo spot is also in the center of Oia, which is very convenient.
11. Wall with red flowers
For those who love red flowers, this is definitely a great photo spot in Santorini! Flowers always look very beautiful in an Instagram feed, so it's really a great idea to take photos here! Furthermore, it's very close to the center of Oia, so if you're near this place, you should definitely go here!
12. View over the white houses from Oia Castle
One of the most famous photo spots in Santorini is definitely this one from Oia Castle! Oia Castle is a very beautiful viewpoint where you can have a wonderful panoramic view over Oia.
In the medieval period, there were many pirates. Therefore, people built their houses on the hills in Santorini. For that reason Oia Castle was made as well! It was there to protect Oia. Most of Oia Castle is destroyed, but you can still walk on the remains. This piece of history makes Oia Castle even more impressive in my opinion!
The view over the white houses from here is very special and beautiful. Furthermore, far away you also see one of the windmills, which I really love!
Moreover, Oia Castle is also the most famous place to watch the sunset in Santorini! Since Santorini is famous for its sunsets, you should really go here in the evening when you're on the island! In summer, many people will go here during sunset, there's music and the sunsets look magical from here. Therefore, I'm sure you will love it!
Furthermore, it's also very beautiful to take photos here during sunset. However, it might be hard to do that, because it gets very crowded in the evening!
13. The other view from Oia Castle
Even though the other view from Oia Castle isn't that famous, it's still worth to take photos of and to admire! The view is really wonderful in my opinion, because from here you see the colourful houses, the beautiful blue domes and the blue water. Definitely worth your time if you're there already!
14. Huge pink tree
Have you ever seen so many pink flowers in real life? I certainly didn't! This place is so beautiful and photogenic, especially if you love pink.
Furthermore, this place is very unique, since there are lots of benches located underneath the tree where you can sit down! Especially during hot summer days this is very convenient, because you can sit in the shadow underneath the tree. For those who love pink, it belongs to the best Instagram photo spots in Santorini!
15. Path to the blue domes
These blue domes are so typical for Santorini and therefore you shouldn't miss them if you're on the island! This path is the perfect place to take wonderful photos with the blue domes.
I would recommend going here very early in the morning, because then there won't be many crowds and it will be easier to get the perfect photo! However, even with the crowds it will still be a wonderful place and I'm sure your photos will be amazing as well. I mean, there's no place in the world like this!
Furthermore, I also took a photo here during sunset. The combination of these blue domes that are so typical for Santorini and the sunset was really amazing to see in real life.
16. Typical street for Santorini
This spot is a very photogenic street in Santorini. What I love so much about this place, is that it gives a great impression of how Santorini looks! Many cute little stairs that lead to other places, a blue sky and gorgeous white buildings.
17. In front of the blue dome with red flowers
Everybody who sees a photo here will immediately recognize that it's Santorini! The blue domes in Santorini are so photogenic and so is this one from this perspective.
Furthermore, it's also very beautiful that you can have the red flowers in your photo, because it gives the photo more colour and it makes it look even more like summer! Therefore, I would really recommend trying to get the flowers in your shot as well.
18. View of Oia from beneath
You should make sure to schedule in enough time for beautiful views when you're in Santorini, because here is another amazing view!
Really, if you're walking through the streets of Santorini you will be impressed of all the magical views there.
What's so lovely about this photo spot is that it gives the perfect impression of how all the beautiful views in Santorini look. From here, you can really capture the beauty of the island.
19. Next to the bell tower
Here you can stand on a little wall, so that both you and the bell tower are in the photo. Otherwise, the bell tower is way too high for such a picture! The colours here are magical, especially when you're wearing white and blue. However, this place also looks very beautiful in combination with other colours.
20. View over white houses in Oia from a rooftop
This is a very beautiful rooftop from where you can have a lovely view over Oia and it's really one of the best Instagram photo spots in Santorini. The sea and the island look wonderful from here.
21. View over colourful houses and blue domes in Oia from a rooftop
When you're in Oia, you really have to go to this rooftop. This is another one of my favourite views in Santorini! From here, you have a lovely view over the colourful houses, the blue domes, the water and the hills. Besides taking photos here, I could stand here for hours watching the magnificent view.
Both during the day as well as during sunset, this place is really magical. I would highly recommend going here if you're in Santorini, because it's one of the most idyllic places I have ever seen!
22. The other view of the rooftop
Even though the previous view of this rooftop is my favourite one, it's definitely worth having a look at the view from the other side as well! From here, you have a view over one of the blue domes and the famous pink building. Again, it's really magical and it's also very photogenic!
23. Path towards Anastasia Church
The last one of the best Instagram photo spots in Santorini is this path. Here, you can take wonderful photos of the blue dome, the sea, the hills and the cute little pink building. The colours here are amazing and since these buildings and view are so typical for Santorini, everyone will immediately recognize it!
If you're going to Santorini, I'm sure that you will love it, because this island really looks like a fairy tale!
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