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Top 5 Greek islands for great sunset photos

Aegina ● Folegandros ● Mykonos ● Santorini ● Zakynthos ● 04 December 2018
 
Greek islands are wonderful travel destinations for all kind of travellers. There are family-friendly islands in Greece, party islands and of course romantic islands for couples in love. A special category of romantic destinations are these islands, where you can enjoy a magnificent sunset and take amazing photos with your other half. Besides, the hashtag #sunset is one of the most popular hashtags in travelling profiles in Instagram. Read here where you can watch a breathtaking sunset and choose among famous or off-the-beaten-path Greek islands.

Santorini

Words are not enough to describe the beauty of this island, which is the most famous destination in Europe to see the sunset. The white villages hanging on the caldera, Fira Santorini, Firostefani, Imerovigli and of course Oia are truly breathtaking when the sun paints them pink and orange. Hundreds of people gather to see the sunset or get married while the sun sinks into the sea in a scenery, which leaves you breathless.

Sunset in Oia, Santorini

Mykonos

Mykonos is not only the island for youngsters to have fun and dance all day long. It can also be a very romantic destination to spend relaxing moments with your beloved one and watch the sunset from specific spots in the Chora, which is considered one of the prettiest and best-preserved in the Cyclades. The ultimate spot to see the sunset in Mykonos is Little Venice with its colourful houses hanging above the sea and the bars playing lounge music and serving sophisticated cocktails. The Windmills are also ideal for sunset photos.

Sunset from the Windmills in Mykonos

Zakynthos

Zakynthos, the island of the exotic sandy beaches, such as the Shipwreck Beach, the lush greenery, the wild nightlife and the caretta-caretta offers a gorgeous spot to watch the sunset. Drive to Keri, a small village on the western side of the island and go to the hill above the Limni Keriou Beach (Zakynthos). Stand there and see this amazing phenomenon together with other people, who look at it speechless.

Sunset in Zakynthos

Aegina

This island has the great asset that Aegina Town is located on the western side, meaning it overlooks immediately the sunset. From all the traditional taverns in the port, you can enjoy an unforgettable sunset. Lovely is also the small white chapel at the edge of the port, which is literally painted pink at this time. Just take the boat from Athens, and in about one hour you can enjoy this fascinating view!

Sunset in Aegina

Folegandros

An off-the-beaten-track choice, Folegandros is the counterweight to Santorini. It also has a wild character and a Chora hanging at the edge of the cliff, reminding of the caldera. There are many cocktail bars and luxury restaurants in the Chora of Folegandros, but very beautiful is also the sunset in the village of Ano Mera.


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The family run Klonos Anna hotel is located 5 minutes walk from Kolona beach and 1.3 km from the main port of Aegina island and the center of the town. Aegina can be easily reached with a ferry boat from Piraeus (Athens), or Agistri and Methana islands.

Studio & Appartment in Skopelos, Greece Yellow Stella Studios
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Yellow Stella Studios are located just 10 minutes walk from the main port in Skopelos town. The distance from the island's second main port, Glossa, is 23 km. The nearest beach in Skopelos town is 750 m away from the studios and there is a good bus connection to other popular beaches of the island.

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16, Victor Hugo str., 10438 Athens, Greece

Athens International Youth Hostel is a friendly, budget hostel located in a quiet residential street, close to the historic center of Athens and just 3 minutes walk from the nearest metro station. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 1.5 km, while the lively Monastiraki Square is at 1.3 km. Plaka, the historic and picturesque part of Athens with narrow cobblestone streets can be reached within a 18-minute walk.


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