Mykonos, Greece - Mediterranean Cruises

A real vision of Greek island beauty, Mykonos is a sight to behold, with the cobalt blue Aegean waters that wash around its border onto gold sand beaches. Inland, white sugar-cube houses and red roofed churches add to the picturesque appeal. Meander through the jumble of tiny streets, where bougainvillea, clematis and geraniums cascade from balconies. No wonder it was such a favourite of Aristotle.

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Excursions

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.

  • Walking Tour of Mykonos

    Explore Mykonos on foot and discover the labyrinth of picturesque streets set against the backdrop of the mystical Aegean Sea.

    Walking Tour of Mykonos

    Cosmopolitan Mykonos is probably the most well-known and talked about of all the Greek islands. The town rises in a natural amphitheatre style, set around a half moon bay. The small narrow streets are a labyrinth of whitewashed walls and hanging bougainvillea. You will certainly appreciate why the layout is so confusing, as it was designed to foil attacking pirates.

    After a short coach transfer, your guide will navigate you through the maze of streets lined with exclusive boutiques and cafés to the Aegean Maritime Museum. Set in a traditional family house, this small but intriguing museum houses models of sailing crafts and ships from ancient times. In the back garden is the restored first lighthouse of Mykonos from the 19th century.

    Photograph stops will include the island’s most famous church, the Paraportiani, Little Venice, offering sweeping views of the Aegean and the famous sight of the old windmills. During the walking tour a stop will be made for some cooling refreshments.

    The guided tour will finish at the sea front of Mykonos Town where you will be given the option of either returning to the ship by shuttle bus from the edge of town or staying to further explore on your own and returning at leisure.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Comfortable shoes, hats and sun protection are strongly recommended..

    Tour code

    MYK_003

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Best of Mykonos

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

    Best of Mykonos

    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.

    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 guests will be given the option to return to the ship by shuttle bus or to explore the town and return at their leisure.

    Tour code

    MYK_001

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Delos Birthplace of Apollo

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

    Delos Birthplace of Apollo

    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.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Guests are advised there is approximately two hours of walking over uneven terrain. 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 guests will be given the option to return to the ship by shuttle bus or to further explore the town and return at their leisure.

    Tour code

    MYK_002

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    3½ hours

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