Travel experts recently examined Instagram hashtag data for over 50 Greek islands to establish the most popular and ‘Instagrammable’.
Celebrities, influencers, tourists and photographers have been sharing images from the Greek islands, the Greek sun, and the Aegean blue. The data were compiled by the travel agency Kinglikeconcierge.com. and were released in September 2023.
“Social media has a profound influence on people, and now has become a vital factor when researching holiday destinations,” Thanasis Mougios from Kinglikeconcierge.com said. “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.”
Most popular Greek Islands on Instagram in reverse order
10: Hydra with 1,008,231 posts
9. Paros with 1,032,217 posts
Located in the cluster of the Cycladic islands, Paros possesses everything you would fancy when dreaming of a Greek island vacation: unique beaches with azure waters, fish tavernas, whitewashed houses, and traditional Cycladic churches.
8. Zante with 1,115,256 posts
In eighth place is Zante, another name for Zakynthos. The Caretta sea turtle nests on the white sands of Zante’s beaches, and people flock from the mainland to see them. Many of the 1,115,256 posts tagged with Zante included photos of the island’s famed Blue Caves – a photographer’s dream.
7. Zakynthos with 1.3 million posts
Zakynthos is an island so popular it was named twice and is especially popular with British tourists. Shipwreck Beach is a tourist draw, as are many other photo-worthy beach locations, such as Laganas Beach, Porto Vromi, and Gerakas Beach.
6. Corfu with 2,348,893 posts
Corfu’s blend of cultural histories and influences –French, English, Venetian, and, of course, Greek — will leave you with a unique understanding of how the culture of the Ionian Islands developed. The island is home to countless beaches and secret coves.
5. Rhodes with 2,514,587 posts
Rhodes, also known as ‘Knights Island’, is home to the Medieval Old Town, which has been declared a World Heritage Site. Despite the wildfires that burned much of the greenery of the island last summer, the Greek island boasts some of the best scenery and beaches in Greece.
4. Kos with 2,817,622 posts
The hometown of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is the fourth most Instagrammable island. The island is known for its crystal-clear waters and golden sand beaches.
3. Mykonos with 5,426,554 posts
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.
2. Crete with 6,152,737 posts
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.
1. Santorini with 7,828,338 posts
Santorini, known since ancient times as Thira, is one of the most famous islands in the world. The fact that you can sit in front of the caldera, enjoy local dishes, a drink or a coffee while gazing at the remarkable beauty of an active volcano is priceless