A country of irresistible food, strong coffee, clear seas, idyllic sun-bleached villages, and sandy shores, Greece has been attracting visitors for over 200 years and is one of the most Instagrammed places in the world.

Whether its the fascinating, ancient history, the beautiful sun-soaked islands, or the gorgeous weather that sees 300 days of sunshine every year, Greece has a lot to offer. If you’re travelling to Greece soon and looking for the best shots for your Instagram feed, here are 9 places where you can take some unique, scenic pictures.


Chania

The beautiful city of Chania is located on the Greek island of Crete and is known for its stunning 14th-century Venetian harbour, narrow streets, and waterfront restaurants. For Instagrammers, there are many beautiful old buildings, museums, churches, and crafts shops to photograph.

Various airlines offer daily flights from London to Chania. The cheapest tickets are available approximately 59 days before departure, with midday flights from Gatwick offering the best prices on the route.

The Old Venetian Harbour

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Built by the Venetians during their colonisation in Crete, the picturesque Old Venetian Harbour is the trademark of the city of Chania. Visitors can enjoy the restaurants, cafés, and bars that overlook the harbour or enjoy a romantic stroll along the waterfront.

The Lighthouse of Chania

 

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Originally built in the 16th century and later modified by the Egyptians in 1839, the original Venetian lighthouse was built to protect the harbour. It is located at the end of a long mole that protects the Venetian harbour from the sea and is well worth walking all the way to the end of it as it offers splendid views from of the harbour.

Elafonisi Lagoon

 

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The beautiful Elafonisi island is best known for its remarkable pink sands, the wildflowers and strange rock formations. Connected to the mainland by a sandbar, and separated by a beautiful warm shallow lagoon, the island is home to over 100 rare plants. As such, it has been declared an internationally classified nature reserve.


Corfu

The stunning island of Corfu is known for rugged mountains and resort-studded shoreline. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French, and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864.

Various airlines offer daily flights from London to Corfu. The cheapest tickets are available approximately 59 days before departure, with midday flights from Gatwick offering the best prices on the route.

Apraos beach

 

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Apraos beach is wide and entirely sandy, with a picturesque long, wooden-planked pier that extends into the shallow water. Most of the beach is empty, but there are some restaurants that offer sunbeds and parasols. Because the water is shallow for quite a distance, it’s a great place for families with small kids.

Old Town

 
 

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The charming Old Town of Corfu has its roots in the 8th century BC and boasts Venetian and Byzantine architecture as well as three ancient fortresses. Visitors can spend hours roaming its fascinating little streets and panoramic points, looking around to discover the old town secrets.

Garitsa Bay

 

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Garitsa Bay is one of the predominant landmarks of town and attracts some of the most exclusive yachts in the world. Sheltered from the summer winds, the bay offers good anchorage, while the outstanding view of the Old Fortress and town make it one of the most desirable yachting destinations. There is also quite a picturesque windmill at the end of the Anemomilos pier.


Kos

Known for its abundant sandy beaches and Greek and Roman landmarks, Kos is one of the most popular and fascinating islands of the Dodecanese. Visitors can enjoy endless golden beaches with crystal clear water and tall palm trees, as well as numerous archaeological sites and attractions left by ancient Greeks, Romans, mediaeval knights, Venetians, and Ottomans.

Various airlines offer daily flights from London to Kos Island. The cheapest tickets are available approximately 33 days before departure, with afternoon flights from Luton offering the best prices on the route.

Paradise beach

As one of the most famous beaches on Kos Island, the stunning Paradise Beach offers everything you’d expect in paradise – fine white sand, crystal clear waters, sunbeds, umbrellas, water sports, and restaurants with fresh fish, Greek, and international cuisine. Visitors can also witness the famous air bubbles that come out from the shore formed by the volcano of the neighbouring Nisyros Island.

Asfendiou village

 

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Asfendiou is situated 14km (8.7mi) south-west of Kos Town. The small mountainside village only has 100 permanent resident has a very interesting architecture. Places worth visiting include the church of Asomaton Taxiarchon of the 11th Century, the panoramic view of the island from the top of Dikeos mountain, and the nearby village of Zia with its fantastic view, traditional souvenirs, and tasty local cuisine.

Asclepeion temple

The impressive ruins of the Asclepeion temple is one of the most important tourist attractions of the island and one of the most important archaeological destinations in Greece. It is famed for being a healing temple because Hippocrates, the leading physician of antiquity and founder of modern medicine, started teaching and treating patients there.


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