To the land of ancient and medieval ruins with rich history, visiting Greece can make you take a piece of their history with you. They might have crazy and winding roads, but you can surely enjoy the magnificent views while on the vehicle. As the Greeks were known for their sophisticated sculpture and architecture, you’ll surely have a taste of its history just by looking at the ancient sculpture and architecture personally. And this means that there are a lot of instagrammable places in Greece.
WHERE TO STAY IN ATHENS
A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Athens. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from €10-25, while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as €50. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from €100.
How to get to Greece?
If you are coming from the USA, there are numerous flights from New York by Delta Airlines and then a dozen other airlines that you have to connect somewhere in Europe. There are dozens of ways to fly to Greece and it is just a matter of finding the right flights and connections.
You can also check Skyscanner. It allows you to find the cheapest flights to Greece (from hundreds of airlines including Lufthansa, British Airways (BA), Aegean Airlines) without having to enter specific dates or even destinations, making it the best place to find cheap flights for your trip to Greece.
Instagrammable places in Greece
1. Oia Sunset in Santorini
Oia is a coastal town on the northwestern tip of Santorini, a Greek Aegean island. The town has whitewashed houses carved into the rugged clifftops, and overlooks a vast caldera filled with water. In a 19th-century mansion, the Naval Maritime Museum has exhibits on local seafaring history, including old figureheads, sailors’ chests and models of old ships. Nearby the town is the ruined Oia Castle, where you’ll see the most incredible sunset view. You can’t miss as most instagrammable places in Santorini.
How to get to Oia? Coming from Fira, you can just ride a bus going to Oia. Buses from Fira goes to Oia every twenty minutes.
Read here more things to do in Santorini!
2. Athens Parthenon
The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power.
How to get to Parthenon? If you are coming from the airport, there are taxis that can take you to the Acropolis. From, airport to the Acropolis, it only takes 30 minutes or so of the trip. Be reminded that the fare is flat with €35 at daytime and €50 at night time with all applicable surcharges included like toll cost, luggage fee, VAT, airport charge and meter charged.
3. Thessaloniki, White Tower
The White Tower is the most recognizable spot of Thessaloniki, Greece. With its distinctive cylindrical shapes, this six-story building became the city’s trademark. It has become a meeting point and a good place for a walk. You can go to the viewing platform located at the top of the Tower. It is an extension of the exhibition center.
How to get to the White Tower? From airport, if you take the Thessaloniki Airport bus takes 45 minutes and costs €0.6. Getting to the city center if you want to prefer to transfer will take 25 minutes, and you will have to pay from €25 for such a trip. This bus goes through city center, and makes stops at the city railway station and bus station. You can also take a taxi at any time of day.
4. Meteora Monasteries
Meteora is a rock formation located in Central Greece. It´s the second most important complex Orthodox monastery after Mount Athos. There are 6 monasteries included in UNESCO World Heritage list. Meteora has hiking tours, and it is one of the best ways to enjoy some geological phenomenon, as well as to learn the history of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Experience the nature at its best and enjoy great views. Remember that you should wear shoes that has good quality for hiking.
How to get to Meteora Monasteries? If you are coming from Athens, the easiest way to get to Meteora from Athens is via train. The main train station in Athens is Larissa Station which is located on the red line of the Metro. If you’re coming directly from the airport, take the Blue line from Athens Airport to Syntagma station and switch to the red line. Train cost €18.20 per person one way.
Read here more things to do in Meteora!
5. Cave Hotels in Mykonos
For our luxury staying in Mykonos in Greece, we chose Cavo Tagoo Mykonos. It´s the most popular accommodation in Mykonos island and there are cave pools inside the room. There are also infinity pools and an amazing view to the sunset. The design is so cool in the room and common areas. The vibe and food is amazing. The location is great close to the town and the new port and 5 kilometers far from the airport. They provide free shuttle to go around.
How to get to Cavo Tagoo? If you’re coming from Mykonos Town or in the old port quay area specifically, you can walk for about 10 minutes to Cavo Tagoo. But if you want to go faster and easier, it is always okay to take a taxi.
Read here for more things to do in Mykonos!
More Instagrammable places in Greece
6. Gaze at Caldera
One of the most stunning features of Santorini, Greece is its wonderful caldera. Santorini is the result of a massive volcano eruption and its caldera is a natural masterpiece made over 3,500 years ago. Some of the best accommodations in Santorini offer the best views to the caldera while hiking around the island is also a great way to see the gorgeous view.
7. Little Venice
One of the most charming and instagrammable places in Greece is located in Mykonos. Little Venice is a waterfront area filled with restaurants, bars, house cafes and shops built right in the water, some of which with wonderful balconies where you can hang out, eat and drink. This is another excellent place to see the sunset and have a lovely dinner. Just make sure to call and reserve seats to the restaurant of your choice as Little Venice gets pretty crowded from afternoon till night.
How to get to Little Venice? For starters, you can use the road that leads to The famous windmills as from there, you can walk to the seashore where little Venice is located. If you’re coming to Platos Giatos, you can ride a bus to Mykonos Town for €1.60 one way. The ride will only take 10 minutes. From there, you can already walk to Little Venice.
8. Platis Gialos Beach, Mykonos
A family friendly beach in Mykonos in Greece is Platis Gialos, another popular and accessible beach in the island. There are plenty of water sports to try here and you’re sure to enjoy the clear water in this beach. Sun loungers and umbrellas are available for only €10, which are relatively cheaper than other destinations. If you want to go to Psarou beach is only 5 minutes walking distances.
How to get to Platis Gialos? The bus ride from Platis Gialos to the center of Mykonos Town and vice versa only takes 8 minutes of your time and can costs €1.60 one way.
9. Sunset at Old Port in Mykonos
Another instagrammable place to explore in Greece is the old port at Mykonos Town. Aside from being the port for high speed catamarans, the area is also very scenic and is a great place to go people-watching. Its winding narrow streets lined with white houses, shops and restaurants make it a pleasant area to walk around. Sunset is the best time to walk around the port, sunsets are so colorful.
How to get to Mykonos Old Port? Old Port is located just in Mykonos town. It is just a 5 minute walk in the town and most boats, especially the flying cats and ferries go there.
10. Perissa Beach in Santorini
Known for its black sand, crystal clear waters and convenient facilities, Perissa Beach is one of the best beaches in Santorini, Greece. The beach is 7 km long and also has views of Mesa Vuono that makes the place even more attractive. It is a great place to visit as Perissa Beach has everything you need, from sunbeds and budget hotels to cafes and bars to restaurants and tavernas.
How to get to Perissa Beach? You can ride a bus from Oia going to Perissa. Taxi can also be an option and the cost can be €25-€30.
These are our 10 most Instagrammable places in Greece, are we missing more places. Let us know in the comments below 🙂
Looking for accommodation in Greece?
A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Greece. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from €10-25, while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as €50. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from €100. If you are traveling in Greece outside the peak season prices will be much cheaper and you will avoid crowded places like Santorini, Mykonos and visiting the Parthenon in Athens. There are AirBnB options in Greece where you can have a budget accommodation and a lcoal experience at the same time.
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