Mykonos and Santorini Sights & Attractions
What to See and Do in Mykonos and Santorini
The main attraction of the Greek Islands is the sun shining on the beautiful scenery made up of whitewashed houses by the sea. In both Mykonos and Santorini, the most photographed buildings are the charming WINDMILLS, especially those of Mykonos facing a row of colorful houses of a neighborhood known as Little Venice. Just a short walk from there you'll reach the 16th century PARAPORTIANI CHURCH, the island's famous bright-white church seen in almost every postcard.
You'll find yourself doing a lot of walking in both Mykonos and Santorini, but especially in Santorini whose OIA is a village inviting you to explore just one more corner with stunning views down to the sea. Oia is also famous for its sunsets, while the colorful cliffside streets of FIRA (the main town of the island) is ideal for a stroll in the afternoon, with stops at its number of cafes and restaurants offering spectacular island views. You can also go from there to the island's black sand beaches, with the best ones being PERISSA and the RED BEACH.
While Santorini's beaches stand out for the color of their sand, it is in Mykonos that you'll find some of the best beaches of all of the Greek Islands. They are also the most crowded, but you won't mind as soon as you step into the azure waters of PSAROU or PARADISE beaches. Those who wish to do some nude sunbathing can go to SUPER PARADISE BEACH, also known as a gay beach.
Mykonos is also the island of trendy shopping and bar-hopping, with a vibrant nightlife in its narrow streets.
TOURS & DAYTRIPS
No visit to Mykonos is complete without a trip to DELOS, a tiny sacred archaeological island. It has no permanent population and stands as a museum space just a short ferry ride away from Mykonos. It is famous for its iconic stone lions and many significant archaeological remains which you may also see in the site museum.