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Things to do in Mykonos, Santorini + the Aegean Cyclades Islands

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Mykonos, Santorini + the Aegean Cyclades Islands. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Mykonos, Santorini + the Aegean Cyclades Islands attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Mykonos, Santorini + the Aegean Cyclades Islands to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Mykonos, Santorini + the Aegean Cyclades Islands.

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  • Akrotiri of Thera

    The ancient Minoan city of Akrotiri of Thera—Santorini's Pompeii—has the most famous ruins in the Cyclades. Unearthed in 1967 after being shrouded ... More
  • Alpha Estate

  • Atlantis Books

    The charming bookstore is run by a pair of hyper-literate Brits, who love films and books in equal measure. The shop hosts frequent readings, as we... More
  • Cavo Paradiso Club

    In a spectacular location overlooking Paradise Beach, Dionysus devotees romp around a pool. More
  • C-Bar

    This David Rockwell and Colin Cowie-designed hotspot is one of the most glamorous on the island. Patrons flock to the indoor-outdoor space set in t... More
  • Franco's Bar

    The sophisticated spot with views over the caldera is the perfect counterpart to Fira's more raucous late-night lounges. Opera drifts across from t... More
  • Hasapiko

    Funky Oia is hardly Santorini's center of nightlife, but Hasapiko is an exception. It specializes in strong cocktails, and all "nationalities, sexu... More
  • Hondos Center

    If you forgot to pack suntan lotion or your favorite perfume shattered in your carry-on, you'll have no problem finding replacements at the Santori... More
  • Kir-Yianni

    Here the clay soils and mountain breezes, along with water so pure that nobody bothers to buy it bottled, create ideal growing conditions for Xinom... More
  • Kostas Antoniou Jewelry

    Jeweler and winemaker Kostas Antoniou's work puts a modern twist on classical Minoan pieces. His shop also stocks vino and offers tastings—but drin... More
  • Space Dance

    Hedonism is honored at this club, which can accommodate some 1,000 gyrating merrymakers. More
  • The Volcan Winery

    With all that volcanic rock, not much grows on Santorini—except for grapes. Locally produced dry white and dessert wines are renowned throughout th... More

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