Mykonos is famous for its beautiful beaches, where you can laze, swim or practice water sports. The whitewashed houses with brightly coloured doors, the charming villages ant the many traditional windmills in the rolling landscape make Mykonos super photogenic.
Still further to the east you will find the longest sandy beach along the south coast of Mykonos, Elia Beach. Here you will find cosy bars and plenty of good restaurants.
Due to volcanic eruptions in the past, most of the island’s beaches are made up of black lava sand.
There are also pebble beaches, white beaches and even red beaches, with striking red rocks.
The capital is Thira, very impressive by the architectural style of the houses. It is really very nice to be here and criss-cross through the world famous white alleys of Thira. With good reason they are depicted on many calendars and postcards.
In the north of Santorini, the picturesque town Oia is dominated by white houses. The sunsets in Oia are one of the most beautiful on earth and attract many tourists, every evening.