Mykonos v. Santorini: which one to chose?

by - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Having decided to go to Greece, many travellers ask themselves where exactly to go. There are plenty of choices to all the tastes. You have Mykonos and Crete, Hydra and Santorini, Zakynthos and Corfu, Ithaka and Koufonissia, Kelafonia and Skopelos... However, many will narrow down their lists to Santorini and Mykonos. So which one to chose, Mykonos touching the sea or Santorini perched above it? Keep in mind the biggest three differences that will make your choice much easier!

1. Sandy beaches of Mykonos

Mykonos beach

vs volcanic beaches and stunning scenery of Santorini

Santorini beach

2.Mykonos party paradise (though there are family-friendly corners as well)

Mykonos party

vs family-oriented Santorini with quiet sunsets

Santorini family trip

3. Less-culturally-rich Mykonos (but still). Mind it is close to the mythology mecca, Delos.

Little Venice Mykonos

Santorini with its caldera, Akrotiri, Imerovigli...

Akrotiri fresco

The best time to visit both islands for the weather is between May and October. Those who do not want to meet crowds on the streets, better avoid travelling in the highest season and take a trip in May, beginning of June, September or October. Santorini would be especially good for its cultural pearls, as you will not be bored not being able to swim yet or anymore.

Both islands have international airports and ferries, so it is easy to get there.

For a successful trip, do not forget to chose the right accommodation and check our luxury villas on Mykonos or luxury villas on Santorini.

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