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Mykonos/Santorini - Paros-?

So we will stay in Athens 5 days and then ferry to mykonos for 4 nights and then to Santorini for 5 nights. for mykonos and santorini reservations can't be changed at all. i have planned a day trip to delos from mykonos and the rest will be beach days or if any of you have suggestions to see other things let me know. Santorini we will visit every village and do the hike from Oia to Fira and Skaros rock and Akitatori(spelling) . We will also visit Thirasia.

My big question is, do we do a day trip from Mykonos to Paros or Santorini to Paros. Is it worth it? There are 5 of us, including a 5yo and 7yo. When I looked up the ferries, it seems like it's a 50 minute ride from Mykonos, and about 2-5 hrs from Santorini. Is it worth it to do the trip.

All your inputs are extremely appreciated and welcomed, as I have used many of your recommendations for planning this trip...

Posted by
11138 posts

Paros or Naxos would be wonderful for your little children as they have nice beaches and are much less touristy. Santorini is not known for it’s beaches but Mykonos is.

Posted by
3120 posts

It makes better sense to visit Paros from Myonos to save time, as long as the ferry schedules allow for a long-enough stay on the island to make it worthwhile.

Posted by
3961 posts

We visited Santorini and Naxos last year. We preferred Naxos for the beaches, less touristy,
& walking distance to restaurants and places of interest. Very conducive for families.
Can't speak to Paros, but on our list for a future visit.