Mykonos Town Culture & history

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From Mykonos: Delos Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

1. From Mykonos: Delos Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Discover the ancient ruins on the island of Delos with this boat tour from Mykonos. See sights like the house of Dionysus, the Colossus of the Naxians, and the Temple of Apollo. Step back in time as you stroll through the ruins of a market. Start your morning tour with a 30-minute boat ride from Mykonos to Delos. Once you arrive on Delos you will receive an introduction to the ancient and sacred site. With your guide, you will explore the narrow city streets. Marvel at the impressive house of Dionysus and the exceptional mosaics, well-preserved marble columns, and wall paintings. See other monuments in the urban area, including the Theater of Delos. Take a walk along the main street to the market and the sanctuary zone. Here you’ll find the Stoa of Phillipe, the Propylaia, the Colossus of the Naxians, and the Temple of Apollo.

Mykonos: Full-Day Off-Road Safari

2. Mykonos: Full-Day Off-Road Safari

Get behind the wheel of a jeep and spend the day exploring the rugged landscapes of Mykonos. Access parts of the island that other vehicles can't reach. Depart from the Old Port of Mykonos Town and drive along the coast to Houlakia Beach. Continue up to the lighthouse for some panoramic views, and then make your way through Marathi. Pass Panormos Beach on the drive to Agios Sostis Bay. Enjoy the peace and quiet of Ano Mera, and stop to admire the ruins of Gyzi Castle, a Venetian castle at Paleokastro. Discover an old abandoned mine as you explore the area around Ano Mera, far from the hustle and bustle of Mykonos Town. Stop for lunch at a picturesque spot before continuing along the south coast past Kalafatis and Kalo Livadi. Continue through the lush green area of Halara. Take in the stunning views from Agrari Beach, where you can enjoy a coffee and cool down with a swim in the sea. Head back to Mykonos Town via the old castle and get dropped off at the Old Port.

From Mykonos: Ancient Delos Tour

3. From Mykonos: Ancient Delos Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the cruise ship port in Mykonos at 09:15, and then travel by minibus to the new port of Mykonos Town. Meet your guide, and sail to the island of Delos, revered in Greek mythology as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Now considered one of the most important ancient archaeological sites in the Eastern Mediterranean, Delos was once a prosperous place of thriving trade and a center of culture and religion in the 8th to 1st century BCE. Upon arrival on the island, follow your guide through the entire ancient city. Encounter the old market places and public squares, along with the Temple of Apollo and Sanctuary of Artemis. Take a look at the old city and amphitheater, and walk down the celebrated Terrace of the Lions, where between 9 and 12 statues of marble lions guarded the Sacred Way. Look inside the museum to see artifacts excavated over the centuries, including sculptures from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman era, a collection of vessels from all periods and small items from everyday life. Enjoy a refreshment at the café next to the museum before boarding the ferry back to Mykonos. A transportation service will be provided to take you back to your hotel or a location of your choice if you haven't booked a supplementary option. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the cruise ship port in Mykonos at 09:00, and then travel by minibus to the embarkation point of the boat that will be traveling to Delos. Meet your guide, and sail to the island of Delos, revered in Greek mythology as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.

Mykonos: Sightseeing Tour with Terminal Pickup

4. Mykonos: Sightseeing Tour with Terminal Pickup

Explore the sites in Mykonos with this shore excursion tour. Snap pictures at Kalafatis Beach and admire the Panagia Tourliani monastery in the town of Ano Mera. Take a guided walking tour through the top attractions in the charming white-washed town of Mykonos.  Choose to be picked up from the cruise ship terminal in Mykonos New Port or the disembarkation point for the cruise tender boats. Sit back and relax in the air-conditioned van on the way to the iconic Armenistis Lighthouse. Admire views of the sea and the island from the lighthouse.  Continue to the Kalafatis Beach where you will have some time to get out and capture some photos. Head inland to the village of Ano Mera, home to the restored 16th-century monastery Panagia Tourliani. Spend some free time strolling around the village square or visiting a café.  Continue to the town of Mykonos for your guided walking tour. Dive into sights like the 16th-century windmills and the 15th-century Greek orthodox Paraportiani church.  Take in the romantic atmosphere as you walk through the elegant old houses that line the sea in the district of little Venice. Finish your tour in at the Mykonos waterfront. 

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What people are saying about Mykonos Town

Delos museum is still closed But overall great place Guide was not a fluent English speaker so was quite slow in conversation and we felt the explanations went on for too long, should have taken 50% less time

Delos Island was incredible! All of the ruins were absolutely amazing! Highlight of the trip for sure.

Great tour. The guide was awesome and sound system helpful with the wind! Would highly recommend!

Delos is beyond words. I wanted to get back on the late boat and go again.

Excellent guide, very informative. Must visit Delos.