I’ve got a real soft spot for Greece; it’s such a stunning country with so much tradition and charm. I’ve been a few times now, each visit as unique as the last. If you’ve ever been on holiday here or thought about visiting one of the beautiful Greek islands, then you certainly won’t be disappointed. There’s something for everyone, from families and couples to big groups of friends. If like me, you love capturing all your holiday memories on camera, then there are plenty of opportunities for that in Greece. Here’s my pick of the best Greek islands to photograph and treasure for years to come.
Easily the most photographed beach in all of Greece, you can’t go to Zante without visiting the famous Navagio Beach, otherwise known as Shipwreck Cove. As its name would suggest, it’s got the iconic shipwreck on its sand, as well as azure blue waters and dramatic cliffs, making it only reachable by boat.
I couldn’t write a list of the best Greek islands to photograph without mentioning Santorini. It’s a photographer’s dream, with its volcanic crater landscape, its red sand beaches and, of course, its world-famous sunsets. Head to the white-washed village of Oia to capture the best sunset shots, but be sure to get there early to bag yourself the best spot.
There are so many beautiful areas of Kefalonia that it’s hard to know where to start. Without a doubt, one of the biggest draws to the island is the incredible Myrtos Beach, which is often voted one of Europe’s most beautiful. You’ll also love the picturesque village of Assos and the fascinating Melissani Cave; a true miracle of nature.
Thassos is such a wonderful corner of Greece to photograph, as it remains so untouched and authentic. The emerald island of the Aegean Sea; Thassos is home to lush green landscapes, golden beaches and quaint fishing villages. But head to the south coast and you can get some amazing photos of the natural lagoon rock pool, carved into the cliffs at Giola.
Crete is one of the best Greek islands to photograph for a number of reasons. You’ve got incredible scenery, such as the pinks sands of Elafonissi Beach or the fascinating island of Spinalonga. Then you’ve got charming and picturesque towns such as Agios Nikolaos, or even spectacular ancient sites such as Knossos in Heraklion.
Mykonos continues to grow in popularity thanks to its luxurious vibe and its impressive architecture. This affluent isle’s coastline is lined with attractive, white-washed buildings and traditional windmills that have become an iconic symbol of Mykonos. If you’re lucky, you might even get the chance to capture a shot of one of the island’s famous resident pelicans.
Which of these do you think is the best Greek island to photograph? Or do you have any great photos that you’ve taken on a Greek island that you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments below.