Updated: Oct 21, 2019
Greece is a perfect location for travel and vacation photography. This country offers many beautiful destinations, including breathtaking islands. One of them is Kerkyra (Corfu), the second largest island of the Ionian Islands (known as Seven Islands).
List of Ionian Islands: Kerkyra (Corfu), Paxi (Paxos), Lefkada (Lefkas), Ithaki (Ithaca), Kefalonia (Kefallinia), Zakynthos (Zante), Kythira (Cerigo)
Here are my favourite places for photographers:
1. CAPE DRASTIS
Cape Drastis is in the northern part of Corfu at the village of Perulades. The cape is surrounded by many small islands and beaches which can only be accessed thru the sea. You can access this photo location by car or you can walk there and enjoy beautiful nature. At the end of the road, you will find a small place for leaving the vehicle. Another advantage is the availability of boat renting. With the boat, you can discover rocks and small beaches of Drastis. Beautiful beaches located in this place, are a perfect solution for people who want to spend a day away from crowded beaches and noisy tourists.
- beautiful view
- parking next to the photo location
- possibility of boat renting
- the upper part is crowded by tourists because of the landscape picture of the cape
2. PONTIKONISI MONASTERY & VLACHERNA MONASTERY
Pontikonisi Monastery GPS Location:
Vlacherna Monastery GPS Location:
Pontikonisi (or Mouse Island) and the Vlacherna Monastery are located very close to Corfu airport and are perhaps the most photographed spot on the island. In this place, you can make awesome pictures of landing airplanes. You can also take a small boat across to the tiny ‘Mouse Island’! A boat taxi service runs every few minutes throughout the summer.
The end of the runway of the airport is only about 100m from the monastery making this the ideal place for plane spotting!
- awesome experience because of landing airplanes above your head
- possibility of great pictures with airplanes
- beautiful island for landscape photography
- boat taxi
- crowded with tourists
3. BEACH & MONASTERY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Beach GPS Location:
Monastery GPS Location:
This place is hidden in the forest and you must follow wooden signs to get there. It takes a little walk up the hill to get there but it is totally worth it. It's a beautiful historical spot. You can explore the ruins all around and the views from there are incredible. I recommend taking a walk through the forest to get to the beach. It's absolutely amazing!
- amazing views from the cliffs
- interesting ruins
- beautiful beach, not crowded by tourists
- Abandoned and sick cats on the road
- Trash on the road and in the forest
- Very long walk (I would recommend renting a quad for this photo location)
Check out my video from this place:
4. PORTO TIMONI BEACH
One of the best beaches in Corfu! Unreachable by car, you have to walk down the rocky mountain to reach it, but it is totally worth the hike, especially when you swim in its cold clear water after the long hike!
It will take about 15-30 mins to descent and about 30-45 mins to climb back to the village(depending on your fitness levels). The beach itself is small, but lovely water and so clear.
Tip: Take aqua shoes with you, as the beaches are rocky.
- beautiful place for photography and drone shots
- clear water for snorkeling
- Hard to find a parking place
- Crowded with tourists
5. 7TH HEAVEN
Just imagine this - yummy cocktails, pretty view, beach, sea, rocks, waves. The restaurant is actually very good, from the glass floor viewing platform to the swing seats, it’s a classy place!
I believe that this place, it is one of the most romantic places from where you can watch the sunset with your soulmate, or just chill with your friends drinking delicious cocktails at the bar. Anyway, the positive atmosphere will make you feel like in some other world, apart from daily problems and worries.
- beautiful view on the beach
- great place for pictures
- parking place next to the photo spot
- crowded with tourists