Young travel blogger shows what Oia, Santorini, is really like in the summer


Heading to Europe this summer? Traveller shows what one of Greece’s most famous clifftop views is REALLY like when you try to snap a picture: ‘It attracts so many people’

  • Travel blogger Lucy Tranos has showcased a behind-the-scenes of her photos
  • Youthful traveller snapped a lovely shot in Oia, Santorini, surrounded by houses
  • But there was actually a lengthy line behind her waiting for their moment
  • Lucy hoped by sharing the BTS her fans knew what they were up for

A young travel blogger has showcased the reality of trying to snap a picture in a European destination that has become ‘Instagram famous’.

Lucy Tranos is the woman behind travel blog lucyinthesskyy and she’s currently in Greece fulfilling a number of paid partnerships with local brands and designers.

The glamorous young photographer shared a behind-the-scenes look at one of her photos taken in Oia, Santorini, a popular destination for photo-takers because of its beautiful blue domed churches.

Lucy Tranos is the woman behind travel blog lucyinthesskyy and she's currently in Greece fulfilling a number of paid partnerships with local brands and designers

The glamorous young photographer shared a behind-the-scenes look at one of her photos taken in Oia, Santorini, a popular destination for photo-takers because of its beautiful blue domed churches

Lucy Tranos is the woman behind travel blog lucyinthesskyy and she’s currently in Greece fulfilling a number of paid partnerships with local brands and designers

Despite the image appearing to have no one beside her there was a lengthy line of tourists waiting for their chance to stand on a particular staircase and take an image. 

‘Showing the reality behind Oia, Santorini. It will most likely be packed at the famous sunset spot in Oia and people will be queuing up to take photos at the spots with the blue domes unless you get there at 7am,’ Lucy explained in the photo caption.

‘Oia is one of the most beautiful towns in the world though so no wonder it attracts so many people. Would you wake up early to see the Oia without the crowds?!’

Lucy revealed that she has visited the island of Santorini every summer for the past three years and each time she notices it getting busier. 

Despite the image appearing to have no one beside her there was a lengthy line of tourists waiting for their chance to stand on a particular staircase and take an image

Despite the image appearing to have no one beside her there was a lengthy line of tourists waiting for their chance to stand on a particular staircase and take an image

'Showing the reality behind Oia, Santorini. It will most likely be packed at the famous sunset spot in Oia and people will be queuing up to take photos at the spots with the blue domes unless you get there at 7am,' Lucy explained in the photo caption

'Oia is one of the most beautiful towns in the world though so no wonder it attracts so many people. Would you wake up early to see the Oia without the crowds?!'

‘Showing the reality behind Oia, Santorini. It will most likely be packed at the famous sunset spot in Oia and people will be queuing up to take photos at the spots with the blue domes unless you get there at 7am,’ Lucy explained in the photo caption

‘It was nice to see it empty in 2020 but definitely not the case currently… If you want to experience Santorini with peaceful and more authentic vibes you should definitely stay away from the ‘hot’ spots mentioned and get lost in the alleys or visit other villages like Imerovigli, Mesaria, Megalochori and Fira which are always less busy,’ she said.

Her 200,000 followers were shocked by the scenes Lucy had shot, with many surprised by the crowds waiting for a singular photo.

‘I also visited summer of 2020, it was probably a once in a lifetime opportunity to see it that empty!’ One woman said.

Her 200,000 followers were shocked by the scenes Lucy had shot, with many surprised by the crowds waiting for a singular photo

Her 200,000 followers were shocked by the scenes Lucy had shot, with many surprised by the crowds waiting for a singular photo

‘This’ll be me…. Move out the way people!!!! I need a solo picture!!’ Another wrote.

The blue domes of the Agios Spyridonas and Anastaseos churches in Oia are considered some of the most photographed roofs on Santorini. 

The two buildings are right next to each other and are iconic examples of the island’s Cycladic architecture. 

There are a couple of great viewpoints along the alleyways west of the churches, and they often get crowded towards the end of the day as people secure the best spot for the perfect sunset photo.

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