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18 Instagram Photos of Santorini’s Churches

Santorini’s churches are what makes Santorini so spectacular, and such a magnet for visitors wanting that all important picture of the hillside dotted with white buildings and blue rooftops.


Santorini's Churches


For such a small country, such a small town even (they’re nearly all found in Oia), the number of churches is astounding. They’re literally everywhere you look, and aren’t they pretty?


Santorini's Churches

Santorini's Churches


I don’t have full stories and amazing tales to tell about Santorini, which is why I don’t have in depth detailed posts on the place, literally the best thing to come out of that holiday were my photos. So for this weeks Insta-photo post I’m sharing my photos of Santorini’s churches.


Santorini's Churches


Some of them just appeared out of the cliffside, amongst the hotels and little cliff caves that were actually homes to the locals.


Santorini's Churches

Santorini's Churches


A lot of the churches were invisible from the main paths, unless you walked partly down the cliffside. You don’t even realise how many locals live down the side of the cliffs until you get amongst it and realise it’s where they live.


Santorini's Churches


Oia is the town of Santorini that appears in all the photos, right at the end of the island, but further back and hidden behind a wall that you come across if you scoot/quadbike in from outside is a big open square, home to two churches. The first was creamy yellow, completely different to the white washed exterior of the others, and of course the crisp white one, stood literally opposite.

There were also tiny shrines along all the mountain roads, tiny little ones by the roadside.


Santorini's Churches


Some of the time you would find yourself on a church roof when walking among the towns and buildings, without even realising that’s where the path let to. A lot of these led you face to face with the bell towers.



The island is so small, yet I honestly think there are more churches than restaurants, despite the huge tourist attraction of the place. It’s Santorini’s churches that make it so recognisable and attractive.

Take a look at some of my other Insta – photo posts:

20 Instagram Photos of the Gates of Santorini

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40 Instagram Photos of Newcastle

20 Instagram Photos of the Louvre


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Santorini's Churches

  1. Only By Land

    9th February 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Santorini sure has amazing churches. On a visit to Santorini I see there are so many angles you can snap the churches from. With all that white it makes for interesting and bright photos!

  2. Kayla

    9th February 2017 at 5:14 pm

    These are magnificent photos! I would love to explore all the churches dotted along Santorini! Especially if it led me to a church roof with an incredible view!

    1. sfox

      9th February 2017 at 10:25 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment!

  3. Kelly

    9th February 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Haha. I love how there are more churches than restuarants on Santorini. And I agree with you that the churches of Santorini are the most iconic part of the island. I love the idea of meandering on this island and exploring all these little shrines. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Ash

    9th February 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I’ve never been to Santorini and I only see it in photos. The churches and its colours perfectly complement the rugged cliffs where they stand and the sea that surrounds the island. Great photos, make me want to visit someday!

  5. Ania

    9th February 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Stunning photos! I must confess that I do hope to be one of those visitors taking hundreds of photos of the white churches on the hillsides. I also heard that quad-biking on the island is really popular and am considering giving it a shot!

    1. sfox

      9th February 2017 at 10:24 pm

      Haha! Quad biking or getting a scooter is probably the only way to get round the island it’s just too small for cars!

  6. Natalie Anastasia

    10th February 2017 at 4:09 am

    Incredible photos! I’m visiting Santorini this summer so I was super excited to see this post. You just made me even more excited 🙂 thank you for sharing

  7. Caitlin

    10th February 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Santorini is just so beautiful. It straight up baffles me that a city can look so perfect and ideal. One day I will definitely make my way here. Those cliffs, churches and the gorgeous water in the distance is just so pretty. Your photographs are beautiful!

  8. Anja / Womanhattan

    10th February 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Santorini is such a Instagram-perfect destination. I hope to see it live some day soon.
    Loved the photos!

  9. Eryn

    10th February 2017 at 7:12 pm

    I had no idea those were churches! I thought Santorini just had cool buildings hahahah ! Lovely photos as well 🙂

  10. Shane Prather

    11th February 2017 at 11:50 pm

    The pure white with bright blue rooftops makes for stunning scenery! I only made it to Mykonos but would love to go back to the Greek islands!

  11. Hayley

    2nd March 2017 at 12:18 am

    Santorini sure is gorgeous and you captured it so well! We would love to explore these churches

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