Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Cyclades

Ancient Delos

Delos has a special place in Greek mythology. When Leto was preganant with twins Apollo and Artemis, she was relentlessly pursued by vengeful Hera, before finally finding sanctuary. It is on this sacred island that …
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 Area in Hora (Naxos)

Kastro

The most alluring part of Hora is the 13th-century residential neighbourhood of Kastro, which Marco Sanudo made the capital of his duchy in 1207. Behind the waterfront, get lost in its narrow alleyways scrambling up…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Santorini

Ancient Akrotiri

In 1967, excavations uncovered an ancient Minoan city buried deep beneath volcanic ash from the catastrophic eruption of 1613 BC. Housed within a cool, protective structure, wooden walkways allow you to pass through…
Top Choice Gallery in Santorini

Art Space

This unmissable, atmospheric gallery is on the way to 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 l…
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 Monastery in Sikinos

Moni Zoödohou Pigis

A flight of whitewashed steps leads to the fortified monastery of Moni Zoödohou Pigis, high above the Kastro. Originally built as a women’s monastery in 1690, this is where the nuns and villagers would hide out duri…
Top Choice Beach in Kythnos

Kolona Beach

The island's most famous beach is the exquisite double bay of Kolona, a thin strip of sand like a peninsula leading to an offshore islet. In low season it's amazing and a favourite anchorage for yachts; in high seas…
Top Choice Distillery in Halki

Vallindras Distillery

Halki is a top spot to try kitron. The Vallindras Distillery on Halki’s main square has been distilling the liqueur in the same way since 1896, passing from one generation to the next. It produces up to 20,000L a ye…
Top Choice Port in Oia

Ammoudi

This tiny port of colourful fishing boats lies 300 steps below Oia. It’s a hot haul down and up again but well worth it for the views of the blood-red cliffs, the harbour and back up at Oia. Once you’re down there, …