The best Instagram spots in Athens, from us to you!
Bring it on! You are visiting the Ultimate Instagram City, a magical place that keeps inspiring us. The moment you think you have seen it and know it inside out, it changes and adds new charm to its already existing allure. The best way to get to know a city is on foot, as it gives you a chance to discover the small streets that often hide little ‘Insta’ secrets. So, put on those comfy shoes and start walking to find the best Instagram spots in Athens!
The fine-looking Presidential Guard or Evzones are definitely a must for your Instagram account. These ‘tsoliades’ guard the Monument of the Unknown Soldier at Syntagma Square, right in the heart of the city. Their beautiful uniforms (each part of the garment is very symbolic) easily provide you with wonderful images. How about posting those synchronized moves during the changing ceremony on your Story? Thank you, on their behalf, for keeping a respectful distance and for not disturbing them during their duty!
From Syntagma Square, make your way through the National Garden and take your next picture at the Panathenaic Stadium. Can you imagine running the Athens Marathon and finishing in this historical place? Whether you run or not, this fantastic -all marble- stadium gives you a feeling of grandeur, of important events… There are always plenty of people around to cheer you on while you are crossing the finish line!
When you go to the Acropolis for your daily dose of history, pause for a moment and make a guess how many times this beautiful monument has been photographed. Probably our wildest guess is not even close! Herein lies a challenge though: can you take that one pic that distinguishes itself from all those other photographs?
Undoubtedly, one of the best Instagram spots in Athens is the monument of Philopappos. Your hike through the green oasis finishes at the top of the hill where you get a bird’s eye view of the city and the sea, if you are lucky. A perfect place for a selfie, don’t you agree?
Now that you are quite hungry from walking, it is time to take the ultimate selfie. Make friends and enemies alike jealous by posting a pic of you taking a bite from a delicious souvlaki at Bairaktaris. And if you don’t want to be that cruel, enter the place; there is plenty of Insta-worthy material inside the restaurant.
Monastiraki and Psyri neighbourhoods are unending sources of inspiration. Talk about beautiful old buildings, a flea-market on Sunday or eccentric people; these are the places to be. Add to that quirky shops, combining them with some great places for food and drink and you get loads of likes.
If you are going to explore beyond the city, do not forget to visit Sounion beach. Dive into the famous Greek waters and capture a stunning sunset from the Temple of Poseidon. Before you go there, you may want to visit the lively fish-market at Lavrion to get an impression of what daily life in Greece is like. And why not arrange a table so you can have ouzo and meze before you head back to Athens in the evening?
By now you must have realised that your stay was too short, right? Did you have enough time to visit all the best Instagram spots in Athens? If you can add special places to our list, let us know in the comments!