Most Instagrammable Spots in Crete

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Nov, 27, 2020

Last Updated on April 9, 2021 by Celeste

Crete, the largest island in Greece, is home to some of the world’s most instagrammable spots. It’s remarkable regions with humble yet beautiful buildings and an exciting layout considering the land formation. It’s an island with multiple mini peninsulas where the water seeps into and surrounds different parts of the many small cities.

There are a ton of historical spots to visit and snap a quick pic. You’ll have to stop by some diverse beaches to capture the beautiful scenery. Check out the most instagrammable locations in Crete below.

Most Instagrammable spots in Crete


Close your eyes and imagine a beach with golden and pink sand, turquoise water, and magnificent mountains off in the horizon. Now, open your eyes and visit Elafonisi; this type of beach exists in Crete.

This spot is incredible and worth visiting just for the view. However, it’s also a fantastic area for Instagram pics. With giant rocks and the expansive beach, the mix of landmarks makes for some very photogenic images. Your followers will undoubtedly ask if your uploads are photoshopped.

Vai Beach

If you’re looking for a slightly more traditional beach, Vai might be for you. Palm trees dot the background, and you can set your towel down in a comfortable and sizeable section of sand next to a tiny mountain.

There’s open water in certain parts with some tiny coral reefs in others. It’s an excellent spot for heading out in a boat and snapping some photos while out on the waves.


A small ferry, usually with food and drinks for the trip, can take you to a remote island right off Crete’s coast. This area has clear water and is excellent for diving. If you have a camera or phone that works underwater or is compatible with a kit that allows it, there’s an opportunity for amazing images here.

Colorful rocks litter the beach right after you head off of the sand. The water is warm and makes for a pleasant dip and easy movement for pictures. The island is almost cut in half by two bodies of water, for even more amazing pics for your followers.

Mount Ida

If you love hiking, Mount Ida is a perfect place to visit while in Crete. It’s the tallest mountain in the region and has a few impressive buildings to visit. Reddish barren hills and valleys litter the area in strong contrast to most sections filled with lush greenery.

There’s an opportunity for yin and yang style photography along with unique pics involving one particular building. It’s a blue and white church-like structure and sticks out like a sore thumb, perfect for Instagram uploads.

This spot is also a great opportunity to let your creativity flow. A post from Facetune’s blog says that if you can’t figure out what to post, try a selfie with a funny caption. Maybe a silly snap with a gorgeous backdrop might create enough of a contrast to make your followers laugh. Viewers that chuckle usually double-tap a post.

Archeological Museum of Chania

Perhaps you’re itching for a man-made indoor location. If this is the case, then the Archeological Museum of Chania is for you. Construction ended in 1962, but it presents an archaic structure style.

You’ll find ancient Greek artifacts from the early settlers of the island. The art on the floors, walls, and ceiling is more than enough to spark your followers’ interest. Besides the Museum of Chania, its port is another top favorite Instagram spot!

Diktaion Andron

If you’re tired of catching rays but want to avoid staying in your hotel room, consider visiting Diktaion Andron. This is a sacred cave where, supposedly, Zeus was born. You have to climb a considerably steep hill before finding the entrance, but it’s worth it.

The hosts have scattered multiple colored lights throughout the massive cave. There are handrails to grab while you scoot down wavy walk paths. There’s some serious potential for fantastic photography here. You can earn a ton of likes with pics from this structure.

A Trip That’s Worth It

Crete is home to these and many more amazing instagrammable spots. The variety is satisfying and is enough to fill an entire photo album. You could spend a considerable amount of time in Crete and continuously pack your page with unique pics. It’s best to hire a car and plan a tour around these beautiful places. Click here for car rental in Crete and scroll over to Insights for more travel tips for renting a car in Greece.

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Celeste was born and raised in the Netherlands but lives in Greece for 25 years. She studied at the Dutch Institute of Athens underneath the Acropolis and currently lives with her family in an Athenian suburb. Celeste is the founder of Family Experiences Blog. Whether you and your family live in Greece or are visiting, this blog will show you the very best ways in which to celebrate family life here.

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