Athens and Santorini been named one of the “most instagrammable” places in the world.

The list was drawn up by Big 7 Travel, after it analyzed Instagram hashtags for destinations around the world, asked the 600,000 people that follow its food and travel Instagram accounts for their opinions, and considered the thoughts of its editorial team.

“As one of the world’s most sought after tourist destinations, it should come as no surprise that Athens is mega Instagrammable,” the website says.

“This ancient city camera-ready at every turn with its crumbling ruins, world-class museums and endless winding streets.”

The top 10 ‘Most Instagrammable places in the world’:

  1. Tokyo, Japan
  2. The Philippines
  3. Paris, France
  4. New York City, USA
  5. Istanbul, Turkey
  6. Dubai, UAE
  7. Havana, Cuba
  8. Sydney, Australia
  9. London, England
  10. Chicago, USA

“Whether you are looking for that perfect shot in front of the sacred hill of Acropolis or aim to capture the delicious flavours of Greek street food, Athens has you in spades.”

Santorini ranks in 16th position, with the survey commenting: “A beautiful place to visit any time of the year, Santorini is made up of its surrounding islands. White sandy beaches, whitewashed stone walls, ancient temples and vibrant food and flowers make it ideal for photography lovers.”

Something that is unique to Greece are the Evzones and the Changing of the Guard at Syntagma Square, Athens which occurs every day, every hour on the hour.

The Presidential Guards, Evzones, guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Hellenic Parliament 24/7. They stand proudly in perfect stillness, both motionless and expressionless, regardless of weather conditions; whether it’s a rainy winters night or the hottest summer day, you are guaranteed to catch them in action.

Evzones are an elite unit of the Greek army and it is the highest honour for a Greek Guard to be selected as an Evzone. The guards are handpicked according to their height (they must be a minimum of 1.9 meters), in excellent physical condition, they must have stamina and are disciplined and proud to serve their beloved country.

The Presidential Guard are the epitome of bravery and freedom, honouring the heroes thousands of years on, who fought and sacrificed for the land on which they stand on.

Lycabettus Hill is a must-see in Athens

 

Greece Property News : Athens and Santorini named two of the ‘Most Instagrammable places in the world for 2021′

Source: By ANTONIA KOMARKOWSKI for greekcitytimes.com