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The 9 most Instagrammable destinations in Europe for your summer vacation

June 28, 2019
Gone are the days when a scene of a blurry beach taken on a disposable camera counted as a passable holiday photo. Summer vacations are now all about getting that Instagram-worthy shot and we’ve picked the 9 most photogenic destinations in Europe to visit. So grab your iPhone and get ready for those likes to come rolling in.

Amsterdam

Not many cities are as enchanting as the capital of the Netherlands. With its maze of canals, crooked houses and hundreds of bridges, Amsterdam captures the imagination like nowhere else. The city has more bikes than people, so the canals are littered with Dutch bikes, tied on every railing and tree, acting as a unique backdrop to your holiday photos. Take a walk down Brouwesrgracht, just west of Amsterdam Centraal to see one of the most picturesque waterways in the city. Stop off at Toki, our favourite coffee shop in Amsterdam for a flat white and a slice of cake before continuing your amble around this stunning destination. 

 

The 9 most Instagrammable destinations in Europe for your summer vacation

Santorini 

The Greek island of Santorini is famous for its whitewashed hilltop villages, stunning azure seas and breathtaking sunsets. It is also home to some of the most Instagrammable beaches in the world, including the iconic red beach. A holiday in Santorini wouldn’t be complete without a luxury Greek villa complete with infinity pool overlooking the ocean. The perfect backdrop for your vacation photos. 

 

The 9 most Instagrammable destinations in Europe for your summer vacation

Tuscany 

The rolling hills of Tuscany are on every traveller’s wish list and the Tuscan countryside is home to some of the most beautiful rural villages we’ve ever laid our eyes on. The clifftop towns overlook the lush green landscape and the Italian sky stretches for miles. Italy is famous for its food and Tuscany is home to some of Italy’s most iconic dishes. Take a day trip to the beautiful cities of Florence or Siena and climb the city cathedrals for panoramic views and photos. 

 

The 9 most Instagrammable destinations in Europe for your summer vacation

The French Riviera 

The French Riviera is a glamorous enclave in France that plays host to movie stars, models and millionaires come summer. Eat your lunch at one of the best beach restaurants in the French Riviera and enjoy the view with your seafood. The quaint backstreets of Nice are in stark contrast to the huge hotels of Monaco, but both are equally as enchanting. 

 

The 9 most Instagrammable destinations in Europe for your summer vacation

Switzerland

With postcard-perfect villages, jaw-dropping mountain ranges and cosmopolitan cities, Switzerland really does have something for everyone. To appreciate the true beauty of this landlocked country, leave the towns and cities behind and discover alpine villages and once-in-a-lifetime train journeys that travel through snowy peaks and grassy meadows. 

 

The 9 most Instagrammable destinations in Europe for your summer vacation

Venice

The canals of Venice are so photogenic that you’ll actually have to stop yourself taking too many photos. Take a gondola ride back in time as you travel through the aptly named Grand Canal. During the day, find a sunny square away from the crowds of tourists and sit out in the sun enjoying a spritzer. In the evenings, live out your Venetian fantasy and stay in a luxury villa just outside Venice and wake up every morning feeling like royalty.

 

The 9 most Instagrammable destinations in Europe for your summer vacation

Lisbon

Lisbon has been the most fashionable city break destination for a few years now thanks to its seaside location, warm climate and beautiful architecture. Grab your camera and head out for a walk around the narrow streets or jump on one of the famous trams to tackle the steep city slopes. In Lisbon, it’s all about the colours, so take photos of the beautiful tiles and coloured buildings to brighten up your holiday album. 

 

The 9 most Instagrammable destinations in Europe for your summer vacation

Hvar

The island of Hvar off the coast of Croatia is the the country’s answer to the French Riviera. A playground for the rich and famous, the harbour is always full of super yachts and oligarchs and the town plays host two some very glamorous guests. The sunniest spot in the whole country (2724 hours of sunshine each year) also happens to be very photogenic. Away from the glitz and glamour of Hvar Town, you’ll find isolated coves, quaint villages, ancient hamlets and acres of vineyards and lavender fields just begging to be photographed. 

 

The 9 most Instagrammable destinations in Europe for your summer vacation

London

Not many cities manage to pack in as many iconic sights as London. From the skyscrapers of the Square Mile to Westminster and from red buses to St Paul’s Cathedral, there’s a photo opportunity on pretty much every corner. Head to the Ritz and have your photo taken in the grand dining room while you gorge on the best afternoon tea in London, before swimming it off in the nearby Serpentine Pond in Hyde Park. To really get the money shot, head to one of London’s best rooftop bars to get an arial view of the city. Big Ben is officially the 5th most photographed building in the world, so be sure yo have your camera ready. 

 

The 9 most Instagrammable destinations in Europe for your summer vacation




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