The whitewashed houses overlooking the Aegean sea with the famous blue dome churches can be a great backdrop to any photo. Especially during the sunset time the whole caldera is full of tourists and cruise ships. But with some special spots you can still find yourself alone capturing the beauty of the island.
Pyrgos Kasteli – an old castle built in 15th century is one of those special places. Compared to the crowded Oia village this place offers some quiet and peaceful photo opportunities. The worn walls of the castle also offer a more artistic view to your photos. Pyrgos, along with Emporio and Megalochori villages are some of the other less touristy options in Santorini to take your photographer to.
During the high season between June, July, August and September, Santorini is at its peak. Expect a lot of tourists and crowds in the most popular areas of Oia, Imerovigli, Fira and Vlychada. With your Flytographer you can also explore the hidden gems of Santorini like the Heart of Santorini (a lookout point that’s carved into a heart shape in the rock), the vineyards of Megalochori, and the beautiful small anarchy built alleys of the village of Oia.
If you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy a more authentic experience, then consider visiting Santorini in winter between December and March. Although the weather can sometimes be chilly, it can also provide some stunning photo opportunities and even give you a chance to have the entire caldera all to yourself. When planning your photo shoot in Santorini, it’s best to opt for monochromatic colors so that you stand out against the light backdrops of the white houses and pops of blue. Crisp whites and tasteful khakis are ideal for this type of shoot. photographer santorini