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The most Instagrammable Greek Islands REVEALED

Santorini Island, Greece

New data reveals the most Instagrammable Greek island, with Santorini taking the number one spot.  

Girl walking on Santorini
Girl walking on Santorini
  • Santorini is the most Instagrammable Greek island, with nearly 8 million hashtags on Instagram.
Island of Spinalonga, Crete, Greece
Island of Spinalonga, Crete, Greece
  • Crete places second with over 6.1 million hashtags.
Mykonos island, Greece, famous Little Venice area of Mykonos town
Mykonos island, Greece, famous Little Venice area of Mykonos town
  • Mykonos, Rhodes and Corfu all rank within the top 10 most Instagrammable Greek islands.

Travel experts at Kinglikeconcierge.com examined Instagram hashtag data for over 50 Greek islands to establish the most popular and ‘Instagrammable’.

View on Oia in Santorini
View on Oia in Santorini

Santorini took the top spot in the findings with 7,828,338 posts containing Santorini-related hashtags, more than any other Greek island. Santorini is known for its myriad of colored beaches caused by volcanic rocks on the island and its blue dome churches.

Beach on Crete Island, Greece
Beach on Crete Island, Greece

The second most Instagrammable Greek island is Crete. Crete has over 6,152,737 posts with hashtags relating to the island. The island is the largest of all Greek islands and boasts unique coastlines and rich architecture and is home to important cultural sites such as the Minoan settlements, which explains the vast number of posts.

Mykonos island port with boats, Cyclades islands, Greece
Mykonos island port with boats, Cyclades islands, Greece

Mykonos ranks third, with 5,426,554 posts containing Mykonos-related hashtags. Besides its Cycladic architecture and sandy beaches, the island is known for its party scene, attracting celebrities such as Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid.

Kos is the fourth most Instagrammable island, which has 2,817,622 posts containing Kos-related hashtags. The island is known for its crystal-clear waters and golden sand beaches.

Kos island, Greece
Kos island, Greece

Rounding out the top five is Rhodes, which has 2,514,587 posts with Rhodes-related hashtags.

Scenic beach Rhodes island Greece
Scenic beach Rhodes island Greece

Rhodes, also known as ‘Knights Island’, is home to the Medieval Old Town, which has been declared a World Heritage Site, which has allowed it to become a popular tourist destination in Europe and can explain the large number of posts using Rhodes-related hashtags.

Church of Saint George, in the Old Fortress at Corfu island, Gre
Church of Saint George, in the Old Fortress at Corfu island, Gre

In sixth place is Corfu, one of Greece’s most popular holiday destinations. The island has 2,348,893 posts containing Corfu-related hashtags. The island is home to countless beaches and secret coves.

Navagio shipwreck beach în Zakynthos Greece
Navagio shipwreck beach în Zakynthos Greece

Rounding out the top ten most Instagrammable islands is Zakynthos in seventh place with 1,304,017 posts containing related hashtags,

sunset over in Zante town harbor, Zakinthos
sunset over in Zante town harbor, Zakinthos

Zante in eighth place with 1,115,256 posts,

Picturesque Naousa town on Paros island, Greece
Picturesque Naousa town on Paros island, Greece

Paros in ninth place with 1,032,217 posts

Aerial shot of the port of Hydra island in Greece
Aerial shot of the port of Hydra island in Greece

and finally, Hydra with 1,008,231 posts containing related hashtags.

Thanasis Mougios from Kinglikeconcierge.com commented on these findings: “Social media has a profound influence on people, and now has become a vital factor when researching holiday destinations. It is fascinating what these insights have revealed, that so many people visit Greece and absorb the culture of the islands and the people, hopefully influencing others to visit the vast number of Greek islands.

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Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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