There is more to Greece than Santorini and Mykonos

Some advice for the travel photographers out there for visiting Greece: Undoubtedly the whitewashed homes of Mykonos and the views of Santorini have been the perennial favorites to represent this country in magazines, calendars and posters.

Greece however has over 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Sea and 16,000kms of coastline! And don’t forget, the mainland has hundreds of bays, and coves, and coastal towns all waiting to be photographed!

If you have the time, make sure you visit some of the islands of the beaten path such as Agistri, a short ride from Athens, Ios, Antros, Astypalea, Amorgos to name a few. Don’t forget coastal towns such a Nafplio the former capital of Greece after it gained its independence from the Ottoman Empire, Gytheio, and more.

Don’t get me wrong. Santorini and Mykonos are just amazing but you will be missing out on some other unbelievable places and a lot more authentic as they have not been spoiled by the tourism industry.

Photo credits: Pavlos Rekas.

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June 28, 2010


I love Greece and it's treasures!!

November 17, 2009


Don't forget Northern Greece.
The Alexander the Great experience.
Thessaloniki .. that new promenade is fantastic.. a great photo opportunity.
I am biased though .. part of my family lives there.. :)

November 16, 2009


Would love to visit Greece, any part to start with will do for me, nice images though.

November 16, 2009


I agree.
I visited Samos a few years back - beautiful.

BTW, you have some wonderful shots of Greece, well done!

November 15, 2009


Beautiful places! I envy you, being able to travel in this area. Keep shooting :0)

November 15, 2009


Nice photos:)

November 15, 2009


Hi Pavlos - you have lovely shots of Greece. I'm just glad that in the early 1980s I was able to get out to Athens and then go island hopping (yes, Santorini, Mykonos, but also Naxos, Ios & Kos amongst others) before tourist commercialisation overtook the world - you are right, all of the Greek islands have something to recommend them, and getting off the beaten tourist track lets us have a truly Greek experience. Hopefully some day I will be able to return and visit new areas.

November 14, 2009


Great shots! Thanks for sharing... Cheers ;)

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