Which is Closer to Athens, Mykonos or Santorini?
A question of many visitors to Athens is whether Mykonos or Santorini is closer to it. The answer is that Mykonos is much closer to Athens (100miles) than Santorini (176 miles). Let us explain:
Have a look at the map below. If we were to draw a straight line from Athens to Mykonos, it would be around 100 miles. And then we would still need another 76 miles to reach Santorini island.
With a fast ferry, you can expect to reach Mykonos from Athens in 2 hours and 15 minutes, while you will need 4 hours and 30 minutes to reach Santorini from Athens.
Of course, if you use a plane, the difference is not that big. The flight from Athens to Mykonos takes 30 minutes and the flight from Athens to Santorini takes 45 minutes.