From Mykonos to Santorini, we give you our best tips to discover one of the most enchanting archipelagos in Europe.
Mykonos, the most festive
Mykonos, the island of the party crowd, needs no introduction. Considered the most popular of the Cyclades, the island of Mykonos has much more to offer than just its feverish fiestas: between two lazy sessions on the beaches of Elia Beach or on the pretty beach of Agios Stefanos, you can visit the windmills and the pretty villages with whitewashed houses of the island. Before venturing into the maze of streets in the centre of Mykonos, from its ultra Instagrammable old port where fishermen’s houses line up to its trendy bars.
The hot spots: Scorpios beach club for a day of fun, the Beef Bar for demanding meat lovers, not forgetting The Wild hotel, an architectural marvel with a private beach and a restaurant with tasty organic dishes, where you can have lunch and more if you like.
Santorini, eyes in the blue
Fancy a laid back break after wearing out your sneakers on the dancefloors of Mykonos? Head for Santorini, an island left over from a volcanic eruption dating from the 16th century BC, whose main towns of Oia and Fira are clinging to the cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea. The old town of Oia is a fairytale town with immaculate lime houses and blue domes that are the talk of the town on social networks. We love its post-apocalyptic landscape of black lava pebbles and its more relaxed atmosphere than Mykonos.
Hot spots: After the inevitable walk around the mythical Caldera, we head for the best panoramic bars for memorable sunsets with chill-out DJ sets: special mentions to the dizzying infinity pool of the Andronis Arcadia, and the breathtaking view from the Grace Santorini, the perfect place for a date for two.