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Most Instagrammable Places to Visit in Europe 

Bonnie in Santorini

Most Instagrammable Places to Visit in Europe 

If you want your Instagram account to stand out from the rest, you need photos taken in some of the world’s most stunning locations, such as in Europe. There’s beauty in almost every corner of the continent, with some spectacular places guaranteed to leave your Instagram followers speechless.

So, here are some of the most Instagrammable places to visit in Europe.

Bonnie in Oia, Santorini
  1. Santorini, Greece

Santorini is one of Europe’s most stunning destinations. The Greek Island boasts breathtaking views on every corner, making it a top spot for couples looking to celebrate romance, and also instagrammers looking for perfect locations.

What makes Santorini unique and stand out from the other islands is its spectacular cascades of whitewashed villages down the sides of the cliffs.

The houses feature traditional, white walled, blue dome architecture that mimic the sky and clouds. As you walk along its bougainvillaea (the pink flower) filled, picturesque streets, it’s impossible to turn a corner without seeing postcard-perfect views!

Bonnie in Oia, Santorini

Unlike the many other islands in Greece, Santorini’s beaches feature distinct volcanic black sands, beautifully contrasting against the crystal-clear blue seas. You will find Santorini’s black sand beaches on the island’s southeast coast, which include Perivolos Beach and Perissa Beach.

Santorini exudes a romantic vibe, especially as the sun starts to dip down into the vast Aegean Sea.

The charming colourful village of Oia is the best place to capture Santorini’s most romantic sunsets, as the bright white houses reflect the sun’s oranges and reds.

 Grab a table by the waterside, some delicious fresh seafood and cocktails, and watch the incredible sunset.

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  1. Istanbul, Turkey 

A land of diverse cultures and immense natural beauty, Turkey is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most beautiful destinations, a favourite place for influencers looking for Instagram-worthy snaps.

The country boasts jaw-droppingly beautiful landscapes, from the hot air balloon-filled skies of Cappadocia to the colourful bazaars of Istanbul. For an enjoyable trip, book some excellent tours in Turkey, a perfect option for those looking to explore the country’s top attractions in one visit. 

You’ll most likely begin your journey in Istanbul, one of the world’s most ancient cities. Teeming with architecture from the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods. You’ll see vibrant colour and life in every corner of the city.

Some of those places guaranteed to stand out on Instagram are the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, and the colourful Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest covered markets in the world.

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The beautiful @thecolorsofsam in Cappadocia, Turkey

Known for its distinctive fairy tale chimneys, Cappadocia will surely leave your Instagram followers in awe. The stunning region is renowned for its unusual rock formations, underground cities, and colourful hot air balloons, offering the perfect backdrop for that Instagrammable pose.

Pamukkale, renowned for its mineral-rich thermal waters, is another place that deserves a spot on the feed. The stunning white terraces have calcium-rich waters cascading over low cliffs forming a snow-like fairy-tale landscape!

Bonnie in Formentera
  1. Formentera, Spain

Formentera is a tiny island off the coast of Ibiza and is regarded to be one of the prettiest islands in Europe. Formentera, located in the Balearic Islands of Spain, is an excellent destination for those seeking an Instagram-worthy vacation.

With its crystal-clear turquoise waters and pristine white sand beaches, Formentera is a paradise for beach lovers and water enthusiasts. As it is only accessible by boat, it’s much more remote than its Balearic sister islands. Which also means a lot less crowds, making it easier to get those beautiful shots.

From the iconic lighthouse at Cap de Barbaria to the picturesque coves of Cala Saona, and fishermans huts, Formentera offers breathtaking natural white sand beach backdrops.

In addition, the island boasts stunning landscapes dotted with ancient windmills and charming villages. With its vibrant blues and breathtaking vistas, Formentera is a must-visit destination for travellers looking to elevate their Instagram game.

Bonnie on a yacht in Monte Carlo
  1. Monte Carlo, Monaco, France 

Monte Carlo is Monaco’s most famous district, exuding sophistication and glamour that lures the world’s elite. It’s a picturesque city that has been a favourite destination for jetsetters and celebrities who come here to party and witness some of the world’s most prestigious events, such as the F1 race. For those seeking more exciting photo opportunities, consider getting tickets for the F1 in Monaco.

Another great thing about Monte Carlo is there are many incredible viewpoints, giving you plenty of options to take that perfect Instagram photo. For a magnificent view, the Port de Fortvielle is one of Monaco’s most stunning photo spots, with colourful buildings, beautiful yachts, and bright blue ocean water. The area shines even more beautifully in the evening, as the sparkling lights make it look even more magical. 

The sunsets of Monte Carlo are among the reasons why it’s considered one of the most Instagrammable places in Europe. You can capture beautiful sunsets in various places around the city, especially from one of its viewpoints. Sunrises are also gorgeous and are worth getting up early for. 

Bonnie at Giardini di Augusto
  1. Capri, Italy

Capri, a picturesque island and one of the prettiest regions of Italy. It’s a dream destination for Instagrammers. From stunning blue waters to charming architecture, there are many locations on the island that provide the perfect backdrops for Instagram.

One of the most popular spots is the Faraglioni rock formations, which offer breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. Hire a boat and take in the view of the rocks and turn back to see the colourful houses on the Capri hillsides, from sea.

Another Instagram-worthy location is the Piazzetta, a charming square filled with colorful buildings and bustling cafes.The shopping in this area is fantastic. Stop off for gelato or an aperols spritz and watch the beautiful crowds walk by.

For those looking to capture the island’s natural beauty, the Giardini di Augusto gardens offer lush greenery and panoramic views of the coastline.

Or head to the world famous Fontelina beach club with its signature blue and white stripe umbrellas. Whether you’re looking for stunning landscapes or charming architecture, Capri has plenty of Instagram locations to satisfy your wanderlust.

Bonnie at The famous Fontelina beach club

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