In Greece every single vista point offers a spectacular view, guaranteeing magnificent photos – we’ve uncovered seven of our favourite from the beautiful Greek islands.
1. Topping this list without doubt is the island of Santorini. The stunning view of the volcano at the small island of Thirasia is the main reason why Santorini is a popular destination for Greek and foreign tourists. In fact, many years ago Thirasia and Santorini was the same island until a huge volcanic eruption split them apart.
The best views are offered at Imerovigli and Oia Village especially during the sunset.
2. There is no better vista point for a visitor to gaze and enjoy the deep blue of the Aegean sea than the Monastery of Chozoviotissa in Amorgos Island. The landscape in front of the Monastery with the impressive panoramic views over the crystal clear sea rewards the small community of monks as well as the tourists who visit it. This is a view that you will remember for a lifetime.
3. Anafi dodges all the glamor and bustle of the neighbouring Santorini, but it has nothing to envy from the neighbouring island in terms of spectacular view and landscapes. Anafi has less than three hundred permanent inhabitants and retains its traditional character.
4. Folegandros is frequently characterised as “the small Santorini” since it combines spectacular views, traditional scenery and romance. The main difference from Santorini is the tranquility that Folegandros offers to its visitors. You can enjoy the magnificent view and gaze the deep blue sea even from the centre of Chora of Folegandros island. The most favourite and popular photo taken from almost all the tourists that visit Folegandros depicts the famous church at the top of the hill.
5. One of the most picturesque islands of Greece is Mykonos, known as the “island of winds”, with its unique architecture. The island is known for its cosmopolitan character, intense nightlife and some of the best Greek beaches of all the islands. The most beautiful spot on the island to enjoy the view of the Aegean Sea is Little Venice in the town of Mykonos.
6. Moving east to the Dodecanese, we can visit Astypalaia, “the Butterfly of the Aegean sea”, and the imposing Querini castle which was built on the top of Astypalaia’s Chora in order to protect the town and its inhabitants from the raids of the Ottomans. This is the spot that provides a panoramic view of the island.
Another island of the Dodecanese with wonderful views is Nisyros. The island has much to offer to the few tourists discover it.
7. Perhaps the most breathtaking view in Greece is offered while overlooking the famous Zakynthos’ Shipwreck from above. The combination of the azure waters of the Ionian Sea with the white rocks around the bay and the wreck in the middle of the beach results in a unique landscape.