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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.

Santorini view from the boat
Santorini on top of the cliffs (view from the boat)

 

Santorini
Santorini white house,cave hotels and blue domes

 

Sunset at Santorini
One of the sunsets during winters at Santorini

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.

Isn’t it?

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

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

Three bells of Fira

The little boat in Thira

Little boat in Fira
Little boat in Fira

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

Fira Santorini
At Fira, Santorini – all about soaking in the views

Photo locations in Oia, Santorini

Oia Roman castili/Londsa Castle in Oia

These pictures are taken from the castle.

Oia village from the castili
Oia village from the castili
Picture from Oia castle
Picture from Oia 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

Windmills of Oia
Windmills of Oia

 

3 blue domes in Oia

Church in Oia
Church in Oia – This is how it looks in the summer season with clear skies. The sea color too is blue.
The three domes at Oia – picture during winters
Oia Church domes
Oia Church domes
Oia - One of the evenings
Oia – One of the evenings

Oia Bells

Oia bells Santorini
Oia bells Santorini

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.

Oia pinkish orange house , Santorini
Oia pinkish orange house , Santorini

 

Other Photo Locations in Santorini

 

Skaros rock at Imerovigli

Sharos rock at imerovigli santorini
Sharos rock at imerovigli santorini

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.

 

On the way to firostefani, Santorini
On the way to firostefani, Santorini

 

Fira Port

Fira Port
Fira Port

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

Fira town white buildings for portraits
Fira town white buildings for portraits

One of the open shops at Oia that I particularly liked

Shop in Oia
Shop in Oia

 

Travel Jaunts founder
This is me taking pictures on the way from Fira to Imerovigli

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

Santorini - Doors photography
Doors to Greek Civilization (Clicked at Santorini)

 

Hope this is enticing enough for you to plan your next trip to Greece. Please get in touch us with us if you need help with planning and organizing given our first hand experience. Call us /Whats app at +919611129338

About the author

The author is a Marketing Management graduate,currently living in Bengaluru India.Has traveled to more than 24 states in India and has been to 25+ countries apart from her extensive travel within India. She has the experience of traveling alone, traveling with her kid, and traveling in groups, with family or friends. She believes, traveling, photography and writing makes her life not only beautiful but also meaningful. Visit her blog at https://www.traveljaunts.in/blog-travel-jaunts/ for more

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