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Santorini is top for photos

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Island is the most photographed in Greece.

Santorini is the most photographed island in Greece but only rates 46th for cities worldwide that get the tourist cameras clicking. The capital of Athens holds the top spot in Greece, but surprisingly it's not the Parthenon in first place but the city's highest point at Lycabettus Hill.

And for the it's the white cube houses of Oia on Santorini that make the most tempting scenes for the camera followed by sites in Chania in Crete, Corfu and Mykonos.

The Parthenon, one of the most important sites in the world, comes in at sixth for camera clicking tourists.

Data for the world's most photographed sites has been collected on the website Sightsmap, which has an interactive map showing the most photographed places on earth.

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Created in 2012 the site lets users find the maps of the 1,000 most photographed spots in any area. Data is collected from Panoramio, a platform that contains submitted photographs of landscapes and monuments that have been 'geotagged' by Google Maps and Google Earth.

The most photographed location it the world turns out to be the Guggenheim Museum in New York followed by theTrinita dei Monti in Rome.

The distinctive creations of architect Gaudi in Parc Guell in Barcelona make it to third place with Paris' Moulin Rouge fourth and the Towers of Leander in Istanbul fifth.

The most photographed sites in Greece are Athens, Santorini, Chania, Corfu, Mykonos and Rhodes

Oia in Santorini is a small resort perched on the cliff top edge of the volcanic caldera where white cube houses that Greece is quite famous for overlook the sea offering breathtaking views.

Oia is one of the most scenic villages in Greece with houses, tavernas and even blue-domed churches built into the rock niches of the steep slopes making sunset watching a very popular activity.

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