Athens' Acropolis among 29 most photographed sites on Instagram

Α Decrease font Enlarge font
Athens' Acropolis among 29 most photographed sites on Instagram29 bucket list places by Buzzfeed

Acropolis is among the most photographed sites in the world on instagram, as Buzzfeed reports.

Here is the complete list:

29. Sagrada Família, Barcelona

This unfinished Spanish church has been around since 1882 and part of it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite being riddled with cranes, it’s still proved to be very popular with tourists.

28. Giza Pyramids, Cairo

The Giza pyramid complex is home to the Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, and is situated in the Libyan Desert in Egypt. The sheer size and age of the constructions draw in people from all over the world

27. Acropolis of Athens, Athens

The Acropolis of Athens is most well-known for the Parthenon, which exists within it. The entire complex is full of the history of Greek civilisation and architecture, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

26. Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh

The Taj Mahal isn’t a church, as most people believe it is. It’s actually a mausoleum that was erected for the Mughal emperor’s favourite wife in the 1600s. The project was expensive, and was built with the help of around 20,000 people.

25. Rocky Mountains, Colorado

Otherwise known as the Rockies, the Rocky Mountains span over 4,800km from British Columbia to New Mexico. The mountains are surrounded by parks and forest but are a popular spot for snow activities, hiking, and fishing.

24. Angkor Wat, Angkor

Nestled in Cambodia, Angkor Wat is the largest religious complex in the world. It was originally built in the 12th century as a Hindu temple before transforming into a Buddhist one. The temple is so iconic that it’s actually even seen on the Cambodian flag.

23. Riviera Maya, Yucatán

Riviera Maya is a tourist destination in Mexico which contains some of their most popular spots, including Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. The area stretches along the north-east of Yucatán, near the Caribbean coastline

22. Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City is sometimes referred to as “Monopoly City” as it’s the place that inspired many of the US version’s place names. Beyond the game, Atlantic City is also known for its casinos, boardwalk, and beach

21. Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is another popular American town. It’s the oldest city in South Carolina and is known for its cobblestone streets, art scene, and architecture. It was actually even voted the “Best City in the World” in 2016 by Travel + Leisure.

20. Empire State Building, New York

One of the most iconic attractions in New York is the Empire State Building. Rocking an impressive 102 stories, it’s currently the 34th-tallest skyscraper in the world.

19. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach is a city in South Carolina, along the continuous stretch of Grand Strand Beach. It attracts tourists thanks to its climate and large number of family attractions.

18. Yosemite National Park, California

People who visit the Yosemite National Park most commonly spend their time in Yosemite Valley, which is only 18 square kilometres of the 750-acre park. The area is renowned for its granite cliffs, mountains, waterfalls, and lakes.

17. Colosseum, Rome

One of Rome’s most well recognised attractions is the Colosseum, which was constructed in 70-80AD. It was a large amphitheatre that had an estimated capacity of 50,000-80,000 people, and it’s situated in the centre of Rome, so it’s pretty hard to miss.

16. Burj Khalifa, Dubai

The Burj Khalifa is sometimes also referred to as Burj Dubai, and is the tallest building in the world. Sitting at just under 830m tall, the Burj Khalifa dominates everything else in Dubai’s skyline by a long shot.

15. Waikiki, Hawaii

Whilst Waikiki is known for Waikiki Beach, it’s not the only beach in the area. Five other beaches exist in Waikiki alongside a multitude of restaurants, bars, spas, and even a zoo.

14. Grand Canyon, Arizona

The Grand Canyon really lives up to its name, measuring at 446km long and 29km wide. The canyon dates back 5-6 million years, and the sheer beauty of it keeps tourists coming back.

13. Machu Picchu, Cusco

Machu Picchu is one of Peru’s most well-recognised attractions and was built in the 15th century. While the view is amazing, the trek to the site can be long depending on where you start.

12. Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Falls border Canada and the US. The water drops off the cliff at a height of 50m, and the three waterfalls together have the highest water flow rate in the world.

11. Mardi Gras, Louisiana

New Orleans Mardi Gras is a two-week-long celebration with parades and parties focused on Bourbon Street. New Orleans is well known for Mardi Gras, hence why it placed at 11 on this list.

10. Oktoberfest, Bavaria

What Mardi Gras is to New Orleans, Oktoberfest is to Germany. Oktoberfest is pretty much a festival all about beer and fun, so really it’s no surprise that so many people flock all the way there for it.

9. Notre Dame, Paris

Notre Dame is one of the most recognisable churches in the world. The French Gothic-style building was erected in the 12th century and draws in both religious and non-religious tourists from around the globe.

8. Times Square, New York

The bustling Times Square might just well be the most recognisable part of New York. The busy intersection is full of entertainment, advertisements, and well… a whole lot of people.

7. Big Ben, Greater London

Many people know Big Ben as the nickname of London’s clock tower, but it actually started as the nickname of just the bell for the clock. Over time the name shifted to refer to the whole clock and tower, even though its official name is the “Elizabeth Tower”.

6. Las Vegas Strip, Nevada

The Las Vegas Strip is part of the South Las Vegas Boulevard which is full of hotels, casinos, and copies of different attractions around the world, like the Eiffel Tower. The Strip itself is about 6.8km long but manages to pack a whole lot into it.

5. Berlin Wall, Berlin

The Berlin Wall, which once stood to separate the East and West, has now been mostly torn down. Today, what little of the wall that’s left is covered in graffiti that people flock to take photos in front of.

4. South Beach, Florida

Sometimes referred to as SoBe, South Beach is (obviously) a beachside neighbourhood in Miami. South Beach is known for being a day and night party town, but the beach is nice enough to convince you to forgo the partying for a day or two.

3. Walt Disney World, Florida

Disney World is truly the place of dreams. The Florida complex exists on over 27,000 acres of land, with more than 30 on-site hotels, six entertainment parks, multiple golf courses, and even a camping ground.

2. Eiffel Tower, Paris

Paris is definitely a go-to destination for most people you ask, and it’s usually for one thing: the Eiffel Tower. The big, bright beacon is hard to miss at 324-metres tall, so it’s no real shock that it’s so high on this list.

1. Disneyland, California

Is it really any surprise that Disneyland ranked first? It’s every child and adult’s dream spot, and with over 14 million tags it takes its rightful spot as the most Instagrammed attraction in the world.

Source: buzzfeed.com

Read more here.

RELATED TOPICS: GreeceGreek tourism newsTourism in GreeceGreek islandsHotels in GreeceTravel to GreeceGreek destinations Greek travel marketGreek tourism statisticsGreek tourism report

Tornos
  1. 17/07 00:28

    Report: The Greek town where each house boasts a private beach (video)

  2. 17/07 00:21

    Ancient mummification workshop unearthed near Giza pyramids in Egypt

  3. 17/07 00:14

    Greek painter transforms abandoned buildings on island of Crete

  4. 17/07 00:02

    Travel report: Chania, Greece’s leading summer destination in Crete

  5. 16/07 23:53

    Greek tax authority launches e-platform for AirBnB-type listings

  6. 16/07 23:46

    Thessaloniki University sets up cultural center dedicated to Aristotle

  7. 16/07 23:41

    Wyndham Athens Residence officially presented in downtown Athens

  8. 16/07 23:36

    Annual Demetria Festival in Thessaloniki between September 29 and October 1

  9. 16/07 23:27

    Cows flock to Kalo Livadi beach in Mykonos island to cool down

  10. 16/07 22:24

    Chinese officials request Greek visa center in city of Zhengzou

  11. 16/07 20:14

    Report: Ancient roots of Greek souvlaki, the first fast food

  12. 16/07 18:11

    Athens traffic restrictions cease for the summer after Friday

  13. 16/07 18:02

    Travel receipts up by 13.2% y-o-y in Greece during Q1

  14. 16/07 14:55

    Rhodes island's miniature horses inspire documentary with environmental slant

  15. 16/07 12:46

    Heatwave to hit Greece after Tuesday

  16. 16/07 10:10

    New Expedia Research: Why and how to attract Latin America tourists

  17. 16/07 09:11

    Scorpions’ ‘Once in a Lifetime’ concert in Athens kicks off

  18. 15/07 20:40

    Major project of Crete island power interconnection is put off

  19. 15/07 18:30

    Infographic: The most expensive cities in the world to rent apartments

  20. 15/07 18:19

    Wine enthusiast marks top-100 restaurant list in Manhattan

  21. 15/07 16:13

    Greece takes part in United Nations Forum on sustainable development

  22. 15/07 14:02

    Donousa, a small Greek island with immeasurable beauty

  23. 15/07 12:52

    Cyprus plans to curb agencies peddling Golden Visas to foreigners

  24. 15/07 10:36

    Wind power increased by 1.5% during H1 across Greece

  25. 13/07 18:20

    Germany blocks €15 billion Greek loan installment over islands VAT cut

  26. 13/07 18:15

    Japanese, Russian and Dutch TV programs to be shot on location in Greece

  27. 13/07 18:07

    Report: Greek Superstitions for Friday the 13th among others

  28. 13/07 18:01

    Hollywood Star Naomi Watts vacations on Greek island of Santorini

  29. 13/07 17:33

    Wyndham Athens Residence opening marks group's expansion in Greece

  30. 13/07 17:03

    Canada Day celebrated on July 9th in Athens, Greece

  31. 13/07 16:50

    Downed German transport from WW II found off Greek island of Rhodes

  32. 13/07 16:30

    Voula, a beach in southern Athens opens with upgraded services

  33. 13/07 16:16

    Stars, sea and cinema at Greek island of Syros Film Festival

  34. 13/07 16:15

    First Lesvos wedding between two women takes place in Eressos

  35. 13/07 16:01

    Thousands queue to worship at Greek Saint Paisios' Tomb (video)

  36. 13/07 14:55

    Greek Central Union of Municipalities creates department for expats

  37. 13/07 12:49

    Media report: Greek hotels slash rates as Turkey booms

  38. 13/07 10:41

    Earth life evolution evidence from fossilised forest on Greek island of Lesvos

  39. 12/07 22:11

    Traditional bread making in Karytaina over the weekend

  40. 12/07 22:05

    Greek FM to take part in Ancient Civilisations Forum in Bolivia

  41. 12/07 22:00

    Greek Nights return to Athens Square Park in Astoria, New York (video)

  42. 12/07 21:53

    Author Victoria Hislop praises beauty of Greece on Conde Nast Traveler

  43. 12/07 21:48

    OTE turns switch on lightning-fast internet connection across Greece

  44. 12/07 19:29

    In Greece 5 out of top 10 Mediterranean islands with most beachfront hotels

  45. 12/07 19:14

    New €713,000 funding for recycling in Greek island of Corfu

  46. 12/07 19:06

    3rd edition of annual golf tournament Messinia Pro-Am on 20-23 February 2019

  47. 12/07 19:01

    Volotea carries 100,000 passengers during H1 2018 in Athens

  48. 12/07 18:48

    Discover the magic of Antiparos island that enchants celebrities

  49. 12/07 18:41

    South African golfer Peter Karmis elects to play under Greek flag

  50. 12/07 18:25

    "Title Love" exhibition at Victoria Square Project in Athens till July 31

  51. 12/07 18:16

    Restored Monastery attracts visitors exploring Pontic Greek Heritage

  52. 12/07 17:14

    The Hamptons and Illinois turn blue and white for annual Greek Festivals

  53. 12/07 16:06

    Pierre-Yves Cousteau pushes for marine park in Greek islands of Cyclades

  54. 12/07 14:56

    France unveils love affair with Greek feta cheese

  55. 12/07 12:45

    Greece's next generation infrastructure projects that are due to begin

  56. 12/07 10:36

    ELA funding to Greek banks dropped 23.5% in June

  57. 12/07 01:26

    Paul Chan’s “Odysseus and the Bathers” at Cycladic Art Museum in Athens (video)

  58. 12/07 00:48

    Ten healthy reasons to add Greek Feta cheese to your diet

  59. 12/07 00:45

    AmCham press conference on Thessaloniki International Fair

  60. 12/07 00:40

    Travel+Leisure Awards: Paros in Greece named Best Island in Europe for 2018

  61. 12/07 00:34

    Cyprus tourism revenue drops in April but rises in first four months

  62. 12/07 00:29

    Opera and state theaters closed across Turkey after Presidential decree

  63. 12/07 00:24

    Economic & Industrial Research Foundation: Greek GDP to grow 2% in 2018

  64. 12/07 00:13

    Flying taxis and super-speed travel at Farnborough Airshow 2018 (video)

  65. 12/07 00:06

    Nigel Kennedy's violin recital Athens’s Herod Atticus Theater on July 17

  66. 12/07 00:00

    AHEPA Cup 2018: The beach volley event in Greek town of Nafpaktos (video)

  67. 11/07 23:57

    Rock ’n’ roll band Swingin’ Cats in Athens show on July 12

  68. 11/07 23:47

    Report to the 44th Clergy Laity Congress by Leadership 100

  69. 11/07 22:43

    Opera Chaotique performance in Athens on July 12

  70. 11/07 20:34

    EU Commission approves close surveillance of Greece after bailout

  71. 11/07 18:31

    Greek main opposition New Democracy pushes Diaspora voting rights anew

  72. 11/07 16:26

    Six-hour work stoppage in Athens metro lines 2 and 3 on Thursday

  73. 11/07 14:47

    Counter terrorism chiefs relaunch 'Run, Hide, Tell' clip for tourists

  74. 11/07 12:39

    Daily Sabah: Greeks tourists flock to Aegean town of Ayvalık for smart shopping

  75. 11/07 10:51

    Travolution report: How will Airbnb try to wean Hotels off Online Travel Agents

  76. 11/07 00:23

    Greece celebrates birth of modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896

  77. 11/07 00:17

    Greece’s great Summer Sales up to 70% offer tourists great bargains

  78. 11/07 00:11

    Byzantine and Christian Museum exhibition in Athens until October 10

  79. 11/07 00:05

    24 foreign direct investments in Greece create 2,000 jobs in 2017

  80. 11/07 00:00

    Report: Goldie Hawn’s celebrity love affair with Greek holidays (video)

  81. 10/07 23:55

    Veteran rockers Scorpions Crazy World Tour in Athens on July 16

  82. 10/07 23:47

    Celebrities spotted all across Greece enjoying dreamlike summer holidays

  83. 10/07 23:41

    Canada includes Athens, Greece in new Travel Data Collection Centers

  84. 10/07 23:26

    Plan to develop LNG infrastructure on handful of Greek isles

  85. 10/07 23:11

    Travel report: Best family friendly Greek Islands for summer holiday

  86. 10/07 22:52

    Greek PM promises tax breaks in 2019 after transport discounts to islanders

  87. 10/07 22:43

    Procedures for voting by Diaspora Greeks commence in parliament

  88. 10/07 22:28

    International Dance Festival in Kalamata between July 13-22

  89. 10/07 20:21

    National Kapodistrian University of Athens opens its doors to public

  90. 10/07 18:03

    Greek state properties in the heart of Athens up for development

  91. 10/07 17:51

    Wage employment flows stay positive in Greece during June due to tourism

  92. 10/07 16:36

    Deal for Ronaldo's transfer to Juventus sealed in Kalamata, Greece

  93. 10/07 14:11

    Greece’s favorite adopted star Tom Hanks turns 62 today

  94. 10/07 12:01

    Test: Greek vs American Breakfast - which is better?

  95. 10/07 10:41

    Oldest Homer’s Odyssey inscriptions discovered on Roman era slabs at Ancient Olympia site

  96. 10/07 00:54

    IATA announces that passenger demand continues strong growth during May

  97. 10/07 00:40

    Celebrities flock to Antiparos island for a Greek summer holiday

  98. 10/07 00:36

    Cruise sector in Greece for 2018 projected to miss previous year's figures

  99. 10/07 00:31

    Plan to promote Greek olives of Delphi endorsed by Yale

  100. 10/07 00:27

    Israeli presence at this year's Kalamata Dance Festival in Peloponnese