Solo traveling to Santorini is an unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories that last a lifetime. This picturesque Greek island is famous for its stunning sunsets, white-washed buildings, and blue-domed churches, making it a perfect destination for photography enthusiasts. And what better way to capture these moments than with a film camera?
As you arrive on the island, you will be greeted with the beautiful view of the caldera, a crescent-shaped bay formed by a volcanic eruption. The contrast of the white buildings against the blue sea is breathtaking, and you’ll want to capture it all. With a film camera, you can take your time to compose your shots and experiment with different angles and lighting conditions.
One of the best spots to capture the iconic view of Santorini is from Oia, a charming village located on the northern part of the island. As you stroll through its narrow streets and alleyways, you’ll be surrounded by the traditional Cycladic architecture and colorful bougainvillea flowers. And when you reach the viewpoint, the view will take your breath away. The sunsets in Oia are famous for their vibrant colors and the way they reflect on the sea below.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can also explore the island’s beaches and coves, such as Red Beach, Perissa Beach, and Kamari Beach. Each has its unique charm and beauty that you can capture on film.
Santorini is also known for its delicious food and wine. Make sure to sample some of the local specialties, such as fava, tomatokeftedes, Greek salad and white eggplant. And don’t forget to wash it down with a glass of famous Santorini, wine made from grapes grown in the island’s volcanic soil.
Solo traveling to Santorini is a fantastic experience that combines stunning scenery, delicious food and wine, and a chance to capture it all on film. With its white-washed buildings, blue-domed churches, and picturesque beaches, Santorini is a photographer’s paradise, and you’ll want to come back again and again.
Santorini on 35 mm film
All pictures are taken by me on 35 mm film using kodak portra 400 and kodak colorplus 200
Developed and scanned by southsun lab