Mykonos might be the most iconic of all Greek islands. Well-known for its beautiful blue beaches and its enchanting old village, it’s a very popular summer destination. And, of course, when you’re at the Mediterranean, you need your fix of astonishingly beautiful places. This is why I’ve prepared a guide of the 18 most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos! Read all about the best photography spots in Mykonos, below.
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The 17 Most Instagram Worthy Places in Mykonos
Of Mykonos, you’ll always hear of bright blue waters, whitewashed houses and breathtaking pink sunsets. However, this colorful and popular island is full of treasures well beyond. The most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos combine these features with cobblestone streets, lovely boutique hotels, and beach clubs and hip eateries. There’s so much beauty hiding in plain sight here!
It’s important to note that, beloved as it is by tourists, the best photography spots in Mykonos can get really crowded. That’s why it’s best to wake up early or go around catching the magic sunset hour – you won’t regret it! Chora, in particular, can have a lot of traffic in rush hour, as cruise ships often make stops there. Avoid the hottest places during those times. Spend it at a nice beach club and you’ll get the best snaps of the trip.
Chora Town – Home to Many of the Best Photography Spots in Mykonos
Your first stop on the tour of the most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos should definitely be Chora. A cute and picturesque village, it’s a visual party of white and blue. Around the town’s little streets, you’ll find old churches and boutiques, hip eateries, art galleries, and cafés. Many of the best photography spots in Mykonos await in the village.
See beautiful Chora through the eyes of a local on this lovely walking tour of the town!
1. The Picturesque Streets
It’s a joy to get lost in the maze-like streets of Chora and find its little gems. Some of the best photography spots in Mykonos include the whitewashed houses, bright doors, and cute squares. Just bring your camera and you’ll find something perfect in no time!
2. The Gorgeous Doors & Stairs
Some of the most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos are simply houses! Around Chora alleys, you’ll find plenty of colorful doors in red and blue, a bright wonder in the middle of the white town. There are also stairs everywhere, perfect for a snap!
3. Little Venice – A Favorite Among the Most Instagram Worthy Places in Mykonos
The waterfront area of Little Venice offers some of the best photography spots in Mykonos. When you see the lovely town from a distance, you experience its colors in such a peculiar way. My favorite place for this is below the Nice N Easy restaurant. At sunrise and sunset, this is one of the most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos.
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4. The Obligatory Bougainvillea Pic
Bougainvilleas grow across the alleys of Chora, offering some of the best photography spots in Mykonos. Don’t leave without taking some snaps of these beautiful bright pink vines!
5. The Windmills – A Star Among the Most Instagram Worthy Places in Mykonos
For centuries, locals and travelers have affectionately referred to Mykonos as the Island of Winds. Strong airs have long been a trademark of the island, which is why it has so many windmills. You can see them from everywhere in Chora and they’re some of the most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos. The mills are well worth a visit, particularly when there aren’t many tourists around.
If you’re visiting Mykonos in a group, this City & Island Tour is a great option, going through Little Venice, the windmills and more!
6. Mykonos from Above
By walking up between 10 to 15 minutes, you’ll be atop the hill of the island. This is one of the best photography spots in Mykonos, as you can get incredible shots of the whole island. Prepare for one of the most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos, where you can see the village, the wide Mediterranean and the mountains. Just magic!
If you have energy left and it is not too hot, I can strongly recommend THIS HIKE for even more breathtaking views!
7. Beach Vibe Times
The Mediterranean offers some of the most iconic beaches in the world, and the Mykonos ones are world-famous. The fact that beaches are hilly and full of rocks also provide some of the best photography spots in Mykonos. Find a more secluded beach and head there for a sunrise. One of the most Instagram worthy places is well worth the early rise!
The Best Photography Spots in Mykonos Hangouts
Mykonos is one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean, and it offers amazing hangouts. Whether you’re looking for a meal or simply a location to spend a lazy afternoon in the sun, there are lovely options. Even more exciting: many of these options are unmissable design marvels among the most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos.
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8. Little Rochari – A Boutique Instagram Gem!
The Little Rochari offers some of the best photography spots in Mykonos. The rooms are simple with clear-colored furniture, but the balconies are magic. Straight from the room, you can gaze out to the gorgeous street for some really unique snaps of the town and the bright blue sea.
When you step outside, you’ll find another personal favorite among the most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos. The pool at the Little Rochari is just high enough to enable you to see the little white houses and the sea. If you’re staying here, don’t miss a sunset with your camera for some wonders in pink!
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Beach Clubs: Some of the Most Instagram Worthy Places in Mykonos
Mykonos is full of incredible beach clubs, and many of them offer great photo ops.
Read more about Mykonos beach clubs in MY MYKONOS BEACH CLUB REVIEW!
9. Scorpios – The Boho Chic Oasis
Scorpios is definitely my favorite beach club, it’s basically a modern interpretation of the ancient Greek agora. With lots of open spaces and a very boho chic vibe, Scorpios has some of the best photography spots in Mykonos. The whole beach club has a super rustic look, kind of Flintstone-y, that looks amazing in pics and is also the best beach club if you ask me!
10. Sant Anna – The Luxurious Experience
Sant Anna is all luxury and style, making it one of the most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos. A broad place built to resemble a paradisiac island within the island, its furniture in greys are a stark contrast with the Mykonos blues. Every detail in Sant Anna is built to transport guests into deep luxury. What about spend the day on your own island in the pool? Well, for sure one of the best photography spots in Mykonos!
11. Nammos – A Greek Design Marvel
The Nammos beach club is a design gem. Its design is based on traditional Cycladic architecture, in whitewashed stone and deep turquoise. A true feast for the eyes, the Nammos concept goes well beyond a beach club: it’s almost a resort. It has suites, restaurants, boutiques, and more than one beach club.
This is one of those places that can get really crowded on the island, so it’s a good idea to book ahead. And then prepare your camera for some of the best photography spots in Mykonos!
Another favorite, even if I couldn’t fit it into this list, is Kalua. A little more traditional than the three I mentioned above, it’s small and cozy. Due to its location, Kalua is also shielded from the powerful Mykonos winds and the vibe and service here is among the best in Mykonos!
The Hip Mykonos Restaurants: For Instagram Shots for Foodies!
There are plenty of hip eateries throughout the island, offering some of the best photography spots in Mykonos. Foodies and photo addicts will fall in love with the look and flavors of the island’s restaurants.
Although Nice N Easy didn’t make it into this list because its design isn’t very Instagrammable, I highly recommend its delish Greek food and the perfect location by the sea and with a view of little Venice.
Read more about my favorite eateries in my MYKONOS RESTAURANT REVIEW!
While tourism reigns supreme, farming is an essential part of Mykonos’ economy, and it has been for millennia. This Evening Visit to a Traditional Farmhouse tour is a unique look into the island’s everyday farming life!
12. Chill Date Night at Interni
One of the most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos is also my favorite restaurant: Interni! Mostly dedicated to seafood, the ambiance here is among the coolest on the island. The design in whites, with a big patio full of trees, makes it picture perfect. Besides, you’ll feel right at home in this cozy restaurant, perfect for a quiet date. All while enjoying one of the best photography spots in Mykonos!
13. Upscale Asian at Hakkasan Ling Ling
Part of a British-Chinese chain, Hakkasan Ling Ling is the Mediterranean sister of a London Michelin star eatery. It’s also one of the most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos! Marked by Asian sensibilities, its modern décor in dark colors with sprinkles of red is dreamy. The lounge area has a distinctly luxurious feel, while the bougainvillea-filled patio is hip and modern. You’ll get the fine dining experience with some of the best photography spots in Mykonos!
Want to try out some authentic Mykonos cooking? Then you can not miss this amazing COOKING CLASS in a traditional Mykonos home!
Sunset & Evening Time: A Must Among the Best Photography Spots in Mykonos
For me, these are the best photography spots in Mykonos for the magic hour!
14. The Bars & Narrow Streets of Little Venice
At sunset, some of the most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos include a magic view and a cocktail. At Little Venice bars, you can chill by the Mediterranean and take some snaps of the panorama. If you don’t feel like having a drink, the cute narrow streets also offer gorgeous photo spots!
15. Magic Hour Up Top at 180° Sunset Bar
A 20-minute climb up the hill above Chora lies 180° Sunset Bar. While you might end up panting, you’ll also find yourself in one of the most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos. The view of the town and the sea here is breathtaking, and the design is nothing short of lovely. A place you can not miss. Get here in time before the sunset hour to get a great spot and stay late and you will have the most magic dance floor in front of you!
16. Sunsets Anywhere!
Mykonos is known worldwide for its sunsets, as they’re truly marvelous. The skies dress in pink, for a feast of colors co-starring the Aegean blue and the Choras dirty white. Even the most hidden corners can become the best photography spots in Mykonos during the magic hour!
17. Mykonos by Night
Evenings provide a completely different experience for the most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos. Head to the bay and take pictures of the yachts and huge cruise ships and their bright lights!
Until Next time…
Mykonos is a magic spot not only for photo lovers but is also the ultimate luxury summer vacation island! Hope this photo guide will inspire you on your photo adventure and make your stay even better!
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