Best photo spots santorini
Where is the best photo spots in Santorini
Planning on your dream trip to Santorini and you want to make sure to bring home stunning photographs. Our Santorini photography tours will take you to the best spots on the island to take breathtaking photographs that will last memories of life time .
Santorini, one of the most beautiful and well known of the Greek Islands, is home to breathtaking sunsets, blue domed churches and stunning infinity pools and is crammed full of iconic photo locations just waiting to be captured! Having spent time photographing the incredible island we’ve put together a guide to our 11 best photo spots in Santorini: it’s our guide on where to take the best pictures. Enjoy!
A lot of people will only have one day stop to Santorini Island by Cruise ships so you need to make the most of finding the best spots of pictures places to photograph the island.
Here are the best photos we feel that capture the island of Santorini and how you can find them.
If you only have a limited time you may not be able to find the spot to take a photo of the famous blue domes so I would suggest to hire a professional photographer for a private photo sassion in Santorini See info at this link below
Photo Location 1: Oia
Having adorned a million postcards Oia is the picture perfect Santorini town that draws millions of visitors to the island. Its sunset is one of the most photographed in the world and it was both our favourite photo location and favourite town in all of Santorini. We stayed in Oia and adored its picturesque setting, the maze of narrow streets lined with shops and cafes and the cliffside views.
The Blue Dome Churches of Oia
The blue dome churches of Oia are an iconic Santorini postcard image. Try to get here just before sunset, during the golden hour, for the best light and to capture the sun going down behind the blue domed churches
Sunset from Oia Castle
Oia Castle is the most popular spot for sunset photos in all of Santorini and, justifiably so, its sunsets were among best we’ve ever seen. The best view of the the sunset is over Amoudi Bay against the backdrop of the gorgeous Oia buildings. The best angle we found was sitting on the wall of the Castle facing towards the bay.
The Oia cliffside
The pastel buildings lining the cliffside of Oia are at their finest when bathed in the glow of sunset so be sure to point your camera in their direction. The famous Oia windmill, one of the most recognised buildings in Santorini, overlooks the cliffside making for an iconic Santorini shot.
Overlooked by Oia, Amoudi Bay is a picturesque port and is home to the iconic Santorini caldera views that you’ll see in every guidebook! It’s every bit as beautiful in real life and is a great photo spot. As with Oia castle we found the best time for exploring was late evening in the run up to sunset when the warm Greek sunlight illuminates the buildings and windmill.
Santorini Photo Tip: We highly reccommend staying in Oia when visiting Santorini as it means you can spend time visiting the castle and wandering the streets of Oia in between the crowds: both early in the morning and late in the evening you will almost have the place to yourself. Plus it’s home to many of the famous Santorini cave hotels which are a real treat to experience!
The Church Bells in Fira Town
Fira town is essentially a busier, bigger version of Oia with lots of restaurants and nightlife. Despite this it still has its share of beautiful views and quiet winding streets and you can get completely lost exploring the many alleys and streets that meander the hillside overlooking the caldera. Our favourite view was this signature Santorini photo of the blue domed church bells overlooking the caldera.
This beautiful little town is on the road to Perissa beach and is easy to pass without ever knowing it’s hidden away. Quiet streets, adorable resident dogs and friendly locals make this a must see in Santorini and every street offers fantastic photo opportunities.
Known locally as the black beach, due to the volcanic black sand, Perissa Beach is another great photo location in Santorini.
Blue Domed Church at Perissa
Located in the central square of Perissa the Church of the Holy Cross offers another great opportunity to capture the famous Santorini blue domes.
The soaring red lava cliffs and red sand of Akrotiri’s Red Beach is a unique sight in Santorini. Even on the gloomy Santorini day we visited the red pebble sand and cliffs were incredible to see, just be careful of potential rock falls.
Santorini photo tip: The Red Beach is located on the southern side of Santorini and best reached by car or ATV.
- Be respectful: Santorini is one of the most photogenic places we’ve ever visited and the unique towns and villages on the island are maintained immaculately by the locals. That said, when exploring the villages, especially Fira and Oia, please be respectful of property and, however tempting, don’t step onto private property or on to the roof of buildings in order to get a better angle on a shot.
- Sunrises and sunsets: As will most trips we recommend catching as many sunrises and sunsets as you can! Both are stunning in Santorini but we found the sunsets, with the golden hour light, spectacular. Plan to do most of your shooting during these times.