Top Choice Archaeological Site in Around Santorini

Ancient Akrotiri

In 1967, excavations began at the site of Akrotiri. What they uncovered was phenomenal: an ancient Minoan city buried deep beneath volcanic ash from the catastrophic eruption of 1613 BC. Today, the site retains a st…
Top Choice Church in Hora (Mykonos)

Panagia Paraportiani

Mykonos’ most famous church, the rocklike Panagia Paraportiani, comprises four small chapels plus another on an upper storey reached by an exterior staircase. It’s usually locked but the fabulously photogenic whitew…
Top Choice Cave in Antiparos

Cave of Antiparos

About 10km south of the port, this huge and atmospheric cave remains impressive despite much looting of stalactites and stalagmites in the past (check out the ancient graffiti from past visitors; one dates from 1776…
Top Choice Church in Hora (Tinos)

Church of Panagia Evangelistria

Tinos’ religious focus is this neoclassical church and its icon of the Virgin Mary. The hallowed icon was found in 1822 on land where the church now stands, after a nun in Tinos, now St Pelagia, was visited by visio…
Top Choice Museum in Hora (Andros)

Museum of Contemporary Art

MOCA has earned a reputation in the international art world for its outstanding summer exhibitions of world-famous artists. Exhibits have included the likes of Picasso, Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec and Miró (Man Ray in…
Top Choice Museum in Parikia

Archaeological Museum

Behind the Panagia Ekatontapyliani, this museum is a cool escape into the island’s past. It harbours some marvellous pieces, including a 5th century BC Nike on the point of alighting and a 6th-century BC Gorgon also…
Top Choice Gallery in Around Santorini

Art Space

This unmissable, atmospheric gallery is just outside Kamari, in Argyros Canava, one of the oldest wineries on the island. The atmospheric old wine caverns are hung with superb artworks, while sculptures transform lo…
Top Choice Museum in Around Tinos

Museum of Marble Crafts

On the slopes above Pyrgos is the outstanding Museum of Marble Crafts, a modern, well-curated complex that creatively explains quarrying and sculpting techniques. It includes films and beautifully illustrated displa…
Top Choice Area in Hora (Mykonos)

Little Venice

Top Choice Monastery in Around Sifnos

Moni Chrysopigi

The handsome whitewashed monastery of Chrysopigi dates back more than 600 years and perches on an islet connected to the shore by a tiny footbridge. A superb walk to Chrysopigi is from the village of Faros (about 40…