If you are one of those people (like me) who live for aesthetic travel posts and stories on Instagram, continue reading and get your phone ready for the top 10 Insta-perfect spots in Athens!
By Savina Skourmalla on 11-03-2022
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Athens is without a doubt a beautiful city where the past meets the present in the most harmonic way. Here you have a bit of everything. Ancient monuments, modern buildings, vintage neighborhoods, street art, big parks, amazing food and bright sun! If you’re coming to Athens and you’re already dreaming about all the insta-stories that will make your friends back home jealous, this article is just for you! Here, we present to you the 10 best instagram photo spots in Athens that will hit all the likes!!
Best Instagram spots in the historic city center
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Athens? If the answer is the Parthenon then you probably won’t be surprised to find out that the Acropolis is one of the most photographed sites on Instagram. You just can’t visit Athens without standing in front of this breathtaking monument and capturing the moment to remind you of your holidays.
There is just so much history and ancient beauty in the city that simply every corner makes up for a perfect instagram spot.
If you visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Ancient Agora I’ll give you a tip for amazing instagram photos. If you can make it early in the morning or around sunset time, you will be able to capture the true beauty of these two instagrammable spots in Athens. Plus, it won’t be as busy!
Another super popular instagram spot in Athens is the cradle of the modern Olympic Games, the Panathenaic Stadium. Stand on the board at the entrance of the Stadium and feel like a true Olympic winner!
For something less ancient yet still traditional, we suggest another one of Athens’ best instagram spots, right in the middle of the city! Capture the compelling Changing of the Guards (Evzones) in front of the Greek Parliament. For extra instagram points, you can even stand next to one of them (but be careful not to overdo your poses or else they will not be very happy about it!!).
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Athens’ insta-perfect neighborhoods
When you’re done taking pictures in the most historic places of Athens, it’s time for a visit in the most instagrammable neighborhoods in the heart of the city!
One of the oldest and most vivid (and instagram worthy) places in Athens is definitely the Plaka neighborhood. The striking colors of the neo-classic buildings under the sun and the fairy lights of the little shops and tavernas at night make this place a paradise for pictures!
Nearby, Anafiotika is the best ‘secret’ instagram photo spot in Athens. The architecture will remind you of the Greek islands and the picturesque little alleys will give you the best background for great photos!
For a more modern twist, the aesthetic Pittaki street is definitely the place to be for those who love colorful decorations and cute little shops, making this area one of Athens’ best instagram locations!
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Athens best ‘green’ instagram spots
Athens is a big metropolis with a variety of things to do and see. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city however, there are many ‘green’ locations that provide an idyllic and serene getaway and are by default some of the best instagram spots in Athens!
You will be surprised to find one of these spots in the heart of the city, just a breath away from the Guards mentioned before. The National Gardens with the beautiful vegetation is one of Athens true gems, providing shade, relaxation and of course, insta-perfect spots!
The National Garden has been a trademark in modern Greek history, but there is another place that signals the future. At the southern suburbs of Athens, in Kallithea, stands the stunning Cultural Center of the Stavros Niarchos foundation, which has become a popular destination for instagrammers! The combination of modern architecture, facilities and the alluring garden make this place one of Athens’ best instagram spots. From the top of the building one can enjoy a panoramic view of the entire city and if you visit during the sunset the sparkling lights will be the perfect set for stunning Instagram photos!
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Athens’ #1 Insta-perfect outdoor activity!
There’s something so unique and beautiful about Athens that makes you want to explore it from west to east (and take all the pictures!). The traveler-friendly subway and train system can get you anywhere, anytime, and it’s worth having a look around if you plan to stay in the city for several days. However, the easiest, most fun and unique way of exploring the city is always on a bike! Plus, our tours are the most instagrammable activity in town! Our morning tour gets you through almost all the spots mentioned in this article whereas during our sunset tour you will be able to capture all these perfect instagram spots in the most beautiful sky colors. Our tours focus on leisure and photography so this is just the right activity to do if you’re looking for an insta-perfect feed during your holidays!