How Santorini Differs From Mykonos

1. Santorini is known for its beauty. The sight of white washed buildings and blue domed churches overlooking the turquoise water of Aegean sea is incomparable by Mykonos or any other Greek island.

View from Firostefani!

View from Firostefani!

On the other hand, Mykonos is known for it’s vibrant nightlife and crazy beach parties. For this reason, it’s also called ‘Party Capital of the Greece’.

Little Venice in Mykonos!

Little Venice in Mykonos!

 

2. Because of it’s beauty, scenery and romantic vibe, Santorini is better suited for honeymoon travelers and couples.

Sunset from Oia is simple breathtaking!

Sunset from Oia is simple breathtaking!

On the other hand, Mykonos is preferred by the young and the restless for it’s wild parties.

Wind Mills in Mykonos town!

Wind Mills in Mykonos town!

 

3. Since Santorini beaches are volcanic, you won’t find white sand. It’s mostly red or black rocks and grit.

Kamari beach in Santorini!

Kamari beach in Santorini!

Mykonos has better beaches than Santorini.

Paradise beach in Mykonos!

Paradise beach in Mykonos!

 

4. Although all the Greek islands are gay friendly, Mykonos is more preferred by gays as compared to Santorini.

 

5. Santorini has got a caldera!

caldera

 

6. In Santorini, you can visit the prehistoric town of Akrotiri. 

Prehistoric town of Akrotiri in Santorini!

Prehistoric town of Akrotiri in Santorini!

From Mykonos you can choose to go for a day trip to the nearby island of Delos. 

 

7. From caldera towns of Fira, Firostefani and Oia in Santorini, the sea is far away.

Beautiful Oia!

Beautiful Oia!

On the other hand, in Mykonos sea is pretty close almost everywhere.

Little Venice in Mykonos town!

Little Venice in Mykonos town!

 

8. Mykonos town is like a big jigsaw puzzle where it is very easy to get lost (in a fun way) because of it’s narrow streets. 

Narrow streets of Mykonos town!

Narrow streets of Mykonos town!

 

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