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Sunny beaches, age-old temples, and mouthwatering dishes—these are only a few of the reasons why Greece is a top choice for summer holidays and why it is an ideal destination to add a bit of oomph to your Insta feed. The following selection of photos will give you instant travel envy and demonstrate the type of pics that will increase your following. Now, all you have to do is come up with some good hashtags.
Let’s start with Athens, or more specifically, the Acropolis. This ancient wonder with its collection of temples can be photographed from every angle and still amaze you. Besides, it allows you to get 360-degree views of the city, the surroundings and, of course, the sea.
This shot of the caryatids is a classic, but if you properly focus on the statues, you will get an image that is somehow even more extraordinary.
You can also photograph the monument from different angles, whether you are exploring the nearby Hill of the Muses or Lycabettus Hill, Athens’ highest peak, which gives you an impressive view of the Greek capital. A visit to Strefi Hill, in Exacheia, allows for a picture of the Acropolis from a different angle not often seen before. You might want to give it a try.
The city may not be the most beautiful or striking, but its pervasive street art and its mix of old and new elements will give you a run for your money.
One thing for sure is that you will certainly fall in love with Plaka, the historic center of the city, and its neighboring district, Anafiotika.
Of course, don’t forget the Athenian Riviera, which connects the city, or rather the port of Piraeus, to the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula, where the temple of Poseidon proudly stands in Cape Sounion.
Another awe-inspiring place in Greece is undeniably Meteora. This UNESCO-listed site, with its medieval monasteries perched atop huge boulders, is one that few ever get tired of seeing. The surrounding region itself is particularly pretty, which makes Meteora an excellent destination for not only nature lovers but also adventure seekers (rafting, kayaking, and rock climbing are readily available).
Whether you opt for a shot of several monasteries or a picture with the city of Kalampaka at the foot of the religious communities, you are sure to grab people’s attention.
The Peloponnese, with its variety of ancient wonders, fantastic nature, and endless shores, is another picture-perfect spot to spend your holidays. Whether you decide on an adventure inside mountains and ruins, a road trip along the rocky landscape of Mani or a camping trip by the sea, you will certainly encounter many worthy spots to capture and upload on your feed.
Whether you are on the mainland or an island, a shot of small boats anchored at the local marina is necessary.
And sometimes, it is even better with the sight of freshly caught octopuses drying in the sun. Also, if you can get a shot of a boat floating on water so clear that it appears to be hovering, rest assured you will get some reactions on your feed.
Seriously, how beautiful and surreal is this water? And yes, this was taken in Halkidiki, but chances are, on a bright, sunny day, you may get a similar shot elsewhere.
Of course, any picture from Santorini, the Cycladic jewel, is sure to gather some likes and comments.
But we are pretty sure Navagio Beach, in Zakynthos, will do just fine.
A picture of a sunset is always a great idea, but it is even better when you pair it with something like a beach.
Discover mystical and fascinating sites, including the oracle of Delphi, in Central Greece.
And when in doubt, you can always throw in a picture of a sleepy cat for good measure. It will instantly add a touch of cuteness to your feed.