Not only popular for some of the best sunsets in the world, Santorini is also an amazingly glamorous destination for portrait photography.
Rugged cliffs rising from the blue Aegean sea, the white buildings & beautiful cave hotels overlooking the caldera, dazzling panoramas, volcanic sand beaches and the famous blue domes.
Romantic, sexy and suave !…makes up for truly an ideal honeymoon destination given that you would not only like to spend time in a gorgeous location on your honeymoon but would also like to share great pictures from the memorable episode of your life.
So let me share with you the best photo locations of Santorini. But before I get to the point, here are some basics about Santorini
Instantly recognizable from the photos, Santorini is the show stopper when it comes to Cyclades group of the Greek islands. It is located between Ios and Anafi islands. It is famous for dramatic views, stunning sunsets from Oia town, the lively town of Thira which is the island capital and for its very own active volcano (caldera).
Its not surprising that Santorini features in the bucket list of most travel lovers and gets approx 2 million tourists every year.
How to go to Santorini
There are two ways to get to the island, ferry or airplane. Depending on where you are coming from to get to Santorini , your mode of travel can be decided. Besides, ferry doesn’t run in all season so please check the ferry schedule before finalizing your plan. Flights in winter season only operate from Athens. For ex to travel to Mykonos from Santorini during winters, you will have to go to Athens. Similarly for other islands too. Most flights operate from Athens, nothing directly between islands.
Once you arrive at Thira, capital of Santorini you would need to take hotel transfer by road.
Where to Stay in Santorini
There are many places to stay in Santorini but all depends on the season. Fira, Oia, Imerovigli, and Firostafani that are located along the caldera cliff on the western side of the island are ideal places to stay in , of course for the caldera views. I would suggest stay in Oia for sure. You can take up any beautiful cave hotel suite to experience Greek way of living.
During winters, Thira(Fira) and Oia ofcourse are the best in terms of activity and restaurant options. Thira having more options.
Best time to visit Santorini
The best time to visit Santorini is generally from April to June and September to October, as the crowds are much lower than in the peak summer months of July and August. We went during December to make use of Christmas holidays and learnt the lesson. It just doesn’t make sense to travel during winters.
Best Photo spots in Santorini – Best Photo locations in Santorini (Greece)
Photo locations in Fira, Santorini
Church bells in Thira
The little boat in Thira
Unfortunately the boat was covered when we went but you can also take the picture with Caldera view in the front from this spot. It gives a great combination of blue and white colors
Table at Fira centre, Santorini
Photo locations in Oia, Santorini
Oia Roman castili/Londsa Castle in Oia
These pictures are taken from the castle.
We tried taking this picture keeping the foreground in focus and background as blur but if you take both in focus and click with higher f- number (in digital photography), this location looks very nice. On the left you will see the blue sea and on the other side it would be Oia village with windmills.
Windmill in Oia
3 blue domes in Oia
This place has many spots, we didn’t choose to stand/sit near any of these bells but we did take some of our pictures at a door which is on the front if these bells are to the right side.
Pink house in Oia
I don’t have my own picture for this and the below one is taken from internet just to show how it looks. I has chosen another pink wall for my picture.
Other Photo Locations in Santorini
Skaros rock at Imerovigli
You can see the Skaros rock behind in the background. You can even go closer to the rocks and take some fabulous pictures with Aegean sea and the rock in the background.
May not be very popular photo spot but due to sunshine and blue waters at Fira port on the particular day, we could click some lovely pictures with happy faces.
Fira white houses
One of the open shops at Oia that I particularly liked
Apart from all the above location, we did click doors. We spent close to a week in Greece including 4 days in Santorini; and, like their history and civilization, found many colorful and unique doors that got us to stop, wonder, click and move on. Here’s the collage
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