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About Mykonos

One of the most visited Greek islands; Mykonos is a jewel in the Aegean Sea, famed as a vibrant and cosmopolitan destination. It is one of the most visited islands in the Aegean, yet still retains much of its picture postcard beauty. Mykonos effortlessly strikes a balance for visitors with a mix of lively bars and restaurants in the most populous areas, with nearby areas of tranquillity, outstanding natural beauty and rich history.

The Town of Mykonos is a hive of activity with some of the most famous landmarks such as Little Venice, famous for its picturesque medieval two and three storey houses which stand like a colourful wall against the sea. Mykonos is also world famous for its beaches. Kalafati Beach is a prime example with golden white sand lapped gently by a crystal clear sea.

 

Shore excursions in Mykonos

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Delos Birthplace of Apollo

Activity high

Duration: 3½ hours

Discover the UNESCO protected island of Delos, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.

A short drive from the harbour takes you to Mykonos Town where you will board the local ferry for a 40 minute leisurely sail to the Island of Delos.

According to mythology, the small island of Delos, meaning ‘revealed’, appeared amid the waves, so that Leto, the mistress to Zeus would have a place to give birth to her twins, the God Apollo and Goddess Artemis.

The island is protected by UNESCO and is part of the World’s Cultural Heritage. Through the centuries, varying rulers have developed the area both commercially and spiritually, by building impressive temples, sanctuaries and numerous statues. Today, the landscape is peppered with ruins including a stadium, tiers of theatre seats, fallen columns and partial mosaics which adorned the houses of the rich. Amongst the ruins, five marble lions stand majestically in a row. Other interesting monuments spread over a wide area are the Agora, the treasures of the various cities, the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Sanctuary of the Foreign Gods and the Sacred Mount Cynthus.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach, ferry and on foot.The duration of this tour is dependent on the berth and includes ferry boarding time and may vary between 4-4½ hours. There is approximately 2 hours of walking over uneven terrain included with extended periods of standing. Comfortable walking shoes, hats and sun protection are strongly recommended. This tour is weather dependent. There is a walk of approximately 10 minutes from the bus drop-off point to the pier to board the Delos ferry. The tour will end in Mykonos Town and passengers will be given the option to return to the ship by shuttle bus or to further explore the town and return at their leisure.

Mykonos Highlights

Activity medium

Duration: 3 hours

Explore this famous island and experience the highlights including the monastery, beaches and Mykonos Town.

The Panagia Tourliani Monastery, Ano Mera was originally built by monks from the nearby Island of Paros in 1542 and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary. From an architectural point of view the Monastery is impressive with its spare, linear lines, whitewashed exterior and coloured dome which makes it typical of the Greek Island style.

Mykonos is world famous for its beaches with golden white sand lapped by the blue Aegean sea. Kalafati Beach is a prime example; a stop will be made to enjoy the view. A brief photograph stop will be made above Aghios Ioannis Beach to see the Island of Delos in the distance.

The Town of Mykonos is a hive of activity and your guide will walk you through some of the most famous landmarks such as the windmills and Little Venice, with its plethora of cafés and restaurants. The town is filled with exclusive boutiques and stores, for that all important souvenir.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The visit to the monastery involves a walk of approximately 600 feet over some rough and uneven ground. Respectful attire is required to enter the monastery. Shorts are not permitted and women are requested to have their shoulders and knees covered. It is not permitted to use cameras or video equipment inside the monastery or chapel. The tour of Mykonos Town will be on foot and involves walking over some narrow cobble-stoned streets. The tour will end in Mykonos Town and passengers will be given the option to return to the ship by shuttle bus or to explore the town and return at their leisure.

 

A selection of cruises to Mykonos

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