Mykonos, Greece

Thanks to its proximity to the mainland, Mykonos was one of the first Greek islands to become an international travel destination. During the late '60s and early '70s, Mykonos was famed as a haunt for the rich. The island's nightlife - then and now - was a glittering whirl of colored lights, music, and parties. But there's another side to Mykonos - the neighboring island of Delos. In classical mythology, Delos was the birthplace of Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. Travelers to Delos can stroll among the island's vast ruins, which include three temples consecrated to the Sun God and the famed Lions Walk.

Mykonos town features hip boutiques, restaurants, jewelry stores, souvenirs, taverns and cafés. The island's famed windmills are found just south of the waterfront.

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Points of Interest

  • Delos Archaeological Site & Museum
  • Town of Mykonos (Hora)
  • Little Venice & Windmills
  • Paraportiani Church
  • Mykonos' Beaches
  • Panagia Tourliani Monastery
  • Aegean Maritime Museum
  • Delos Museum
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  • Delos Archaeological Site & Museum

    Despite its small size, Delos, the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo, is one of the main Archaeological sites in Greece. These sacred grounds reveal temples and sanctuaries within their marble ruins.

  • Town of Mykonos (Hora)

    Situated under the Byzantine Monastery of St. John, charming, whitewashed homes and blue-domed churches are built into the hillside, and narrow, windy streets reveal shops and tavernas at every turn.

  • Little Venice & Windmills

    Photographed by millions of visitors, these houses are built along the seaside and offer a sweeping view of the Aegean. The island's famous windmills occupy the high ground.

  • Paraportiani Church

    The name of the island's most famous church also gives its location: outside the city walls. Paraportiani is considered a prime example of Cycladic architecture.

  • Mykonos' Beaches

    The quintessential image of a Greek Island getaway, the beaches of Mykonos are known for their crystalline waters, long stretches of golden sand, stunning views, and an abundance of water sports.

  • Panagia Tourliani Monastery

    Founded in 1542, this church is renowned for its unique architecture and whitewashed exterior. Inside, hand-carved altar screens are displayed. A small museum includes holy icons and the original monastery bells.

  • Aegean Maritime Museum

    Housed in a traditional 19th Century Mykonian building, this collection of Greek nautical artifacts celebrates the history and legacy of merchant ships that sailed the Aegean Sea.

  • Delos Museum

    A showcase for the abundant finds from the excavations Delos, this museum, built in 1904, displays exquisite artifacts and marble sculpture from the early Archaic period through Roman Imperial times.

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Mykonos Beach Getaway

4 hours | Mykonos | JMK-590
  • Mykonos' Beaches

Board your motorcoach for a 20 minute transfer to one of the stunning beaches, located on the south side of the island. Have you every pictured yourself experiencing the quintessential Greek Isle moment: relaxing on the beach, refreshing beverage in hand, overlooking the magnificent Aegean Sea? You can turn that dream into a reality on this wonderful three-hour excursion to Platis Yialos or Kalafatis, one of Mykonos' most famed beaches. Enjoy long stretches of golden sand, refreshing turquoise waters and an abundance of water sports and activities. Platis Yalos or Kalafatis are full-service resort areas and sun beds, umbrellas, refreshments, meals and water sports are all available at extra cost. Small mini-markets are open in the area, so remember to have local currency. A hat and sun block are recommended; the sun's rays are particularly strong during the summer months. Families are welcomed.

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Easy Mykonos Island Highlights

3 hours | Mykonos | JMK-290
  • Paraportiani Church
  • Mykonos' Beaches
  • Panagia Tourliani Monastery

Sun and sand begin this pleasant three-hour tour of some of the prettiest beaches in Mykonos. Board your motorcoach and travel along the southwest coast of the Aegean Sea, past iconic sites and charming villages. Visit a trio of beaches: Agios Ioannis, with soft golden sand and panoramic views of Delos; Ornos Beach, with a gentle shoreline fringed with souvenirs shops and colorful markets; and Kalafatis Beach, flanked by tamarisk trees and boasting offshore breezes popular with windsurfers. Continue on to the town of Ano Mera for its focal point, the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani. Originally built in 1542, this awe-inspiring architectural structure has a whitewashed exterior and colorful dome. Inside, find an impressive wooden altar screen made in 1775 by Florentine artists. In the main square of town, visit a local taverna for a glass of licorice-infused ouzo accompanied by some traditional "mezedes" snacks. Return to port.

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Mykonos Town & Island Drive

3 hours | Mykonos | JMK-205
  • Little Venice & Windmills
  • Paraportiani Church
  • Town of Mykonos (Hora)
  • Mykonos' Beaches
  • Panagia Tourliani Monastery
  • Panagia Tourliani Monastery

Board your motorcoach for a scenic drive to one of the beautiful beaches, Agios Ioannis, and its unforgettable views of Delos. Continue on to the tiny village of Ano Mera in the center of the island, home to the lovely Panagia Tourliani Monastery. Originally built in 1542 and dedicated to the Virgin Mary, its impressive architecture, whitewashed exterior and colored dome have charmed visitors from around the world. A welcome respite in your day is a stop at Kalafatis Beach, for a short stroll in the sunshine. Return to Mykonos for a walking tour of the picturesque town with a labyrinth-like maze of tiny streets; your guide will introduces you to some of the areas most treasured landmarks including the windmills, Little Venice and the spectacular Paraportiani Church. At the completion of your tour, you may continue to sightseeing on your own.

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Mykonos Town & Island Drive for Small Groups

3 hours | Mykonos | JMK-999
  • Little Venice & Windmills
  • Paraportiani Church
  • Town of Mykonos (Hora)
  • Mykonos' Beaches
  • Panagia Tourliani Monastery
  • Panagia Tourliani Monastery

Board your motorcoach for a scenic drive to one of the beautiful beaches, Agios Ioannis, and its unforgettable views of Delos. Continue on to the tiny village of Ano Mera in the center of the island, home to the lovely Panagia Tourliani Monastery. Originally built in 1542 and dedicated to the Virgin Mary, its impressive architecture, whitewashed exterior and colored dome have charmed visitors from around the world. A welcome respite in your day is a stop at Kalafatis Beach, for a short stroll in the sunshine. Return to Mykonos for a walking tour of the picturesque town with a labyrinth-like maze of tiny streets; your guide will introduces you to some of the areas most treasured landmarks including the windmills, Little Venice and the spectacular Paraportiani Church. At the completion of your tour, you may continue to sightseeing on your own.

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Discovery Family Swimming, Mykonos Island & Town

7 hours | Mykonos | JMK-605
  • Mykonos' Beaches

Family time is twice as nice when it combines both fun in the sun and seeing the sights. This full-day Discovery Family exclusive adventure begins when you board a motorcoach for Elia Beach, one of the area's best spots for swimming and water activities. Spend 2.5 hours beachcombing and splashing in the waves before traveling to another stretch of sand, Agios Ioannis, for dramatic views of the island of Delos. Continue on to the village of Ano Mera, home to the lovely Panagia Tourliani Monastery. Tuck into lunch at a local restaurant. Then you're off to Mykonos for a guided walking tour through the labyrinth of tiny streets. As you tour the highlights, the windmills, Little Venice and the Paraportiani Church, keep an eye out for Petros the Pelican, the town's mascot. Finally, enjoy free time to shop for souvenirs or to visit the Aegean Maritime Museum or Archaeological Museum. Return to port.

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Mykonos Town & Aegean Maritime Museum

2.5 hours | Mykonos | JMK-380
  • Little Venice & Windmills
  • Paraportiani Church
  • Town of Mykonos (Hora)
  • Aegean Maritime Museum

Explore the "Jewel of the Aegean Sea," the charming town of Mykonos, on a guided walking tour through its maze of narrow streets, whitewashed lanes and well-preserved, Cycladic architectural buildings. Begin at the charming Tria Pigadia (Three Wells), the town's sole water supply until the 1950's, then continue to the main shopping district, Matoyianni Street, where you'll find exclusive boutiques, galleries and outdoor cafes. See Mykonos's most famous sights: the windmills, the famed Paraportiani Church, located just outside the city walls, and Little Venice, one of the most romantic spots in Mykonos, where colorful homes are built right on the sea. Pause for refreshments before walking to the Aegean Maritime Museum. Located in a traditional island house, it features exhibits of exquisite model ships from the Hellenistic Period to the 19th century. At the completion of your tour, you'll have ample opportunity to explore this charming town on your own.

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Delos: Birthplace of Apollo

3.5 hours | Mykonos | JMK-200
  • Delos Archaeological Site & Museum

Begin your day at the pier in Mykonos and board one of the local kaiki (ferries) to the spectacular island of Delos and its most sacred and historic sites. Located at the center of the Cyclades island group, Delos was once a hub of trade activity and an important site of religious significance. According to Greek Mythology, Delos is the birthplace of Apollo, god of music, beauty and light. In the early 19th century, a dramatic excavation uncovered beautiful artifacts, mosaics, statues and buildings - and a walking tour reveals their former splendor.

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Jeep Safari

4 hours | Mykonos | JMK-400
  • Town of Mykonos (Hora)
  • Mykonos' Beaches

Get off the beaten track and see the wonders of Mykonos on a four-hour, 4-wheel-drive vehicle adventure that travels caravan style. Set off along the coast then up a steep winding road to the northern tip of the island and the lighthouse at Cape Armenistis. Admire the cliff-top views all the way to the island of Delos. Then, drive along manmade Marathi Lake past the dam and sun-swept Panormos beach to the bay of Agios Sosti. It's on to the village of Ana Mera, home to the Panagia Tourliani Monastery. Pause at the town square and visit a taverna for a sample of local delicacies. Refreshed, take in views of Mykonos from a hilltop vantage point. Complete your ride and set off to explore the village independently. Stroll the cobblestone streets, and point your camera at such key attractions as the famed Paraportiani Church, Little Venice, and the iconic windmills. Return to port via shuttle.

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Ancient Delos in 3D

4 hours | Mykonos | JMK-210

Steeped in history and enrobed in magnificent views, the island of Delos was one of the most sacred places of ancient Greece. Acclaimed by UNESCO as an archaeological site that's "exceptionally extensive and rich," today, it's frozen-in-time status holds an amazing collection of monuments. Your excursion begins at the Mykonos pier where you'll board a ferry for the brief cruise to Delos. Once you arrive, your tour will be aided by a tablet with augmented reality software, just point the tablet's camera at various locations and see how they looked thousands of years ago! Watch as ancient ruins such as shops, markets, houses, offices and temples dedicated to the gods come to life. As the birthplace of Apollo, the Apollo Sanctuary was especially grand. Dating back to the 9th century B.C., the temple once held a 26-foot-tall high statue covered in gold. There's more to explore on this bucket-list adventure!

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Ultimate Mykonos Island & Town- A Discovery Exclusive

6.5 hours | Mykonos | JMK-150
  • Paraportiani Church
  • Town of Mykonos (Hora)
  • Little Venice & Windmills
  • Mykonos' Beaches
  • Panagia Tourliani Monastery
  • Panagia Tourliani Monastery

Make the most of your day in Mykonos with this full-day Discovery Exclusive tour of this timeless island and all its treasures. Begin with a motorcoach ride along the southwest coast to the Agios Ioannis beach, home to soft sand and crystalline waters with panoramic views of the island of Delos. Then, stop at lovely Kalafatis Beach and take a short stroll in the sunshine. Continue to the charming village of Ano Mera for the graceful Panagia Tourliani Monastery, originally built in 1542, with its impressive architectural structure, whitewashed exterior and colorful dome. Back in Mykonos, step back in time at Lena's House, a re-creation home furnished with authentic antiques. Pause for lunch, then embark on a guided walking tour to see the area's most treasured landmarks, iconic windmills, Paraportiani Church and stylish shops. Remain in town to sightsee on your own or return to the ship.

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Best of Delos & Mykonos (Guided in Mandarin)

7.5 hours | Mykonos | JMK-990
  • Little Venice & Windmills
  • Paraportiani Church
  • Delos Archaeological Site & Museum
  • Town of Mykonos (Hora)
  • Mykonos' Beaches
  • Panagia Tourliani Monastery

Begin your day at the pier in Mykonos and board one of the local kaiki (ferries) to the spectacular island of Delos and its most sacred and historic sites. Located at the center of the Cyclades island group, Delos was once a hub of trade activity and an important site of religious significance. According to Greek Mythology, Delos is the birthplace of Apollo, god of music, beauty and light. In the early 19th century, a dramatic excavation uncovered beautiful artifacts, mosaics, statues and buildings - and a walking tour reveals their former splendor. Upon return to Mykonos, board your motorcoach for a scenic drive to the tiny village of Ano Mera in the center of the island, home to the lovely Panagia Tourliani Monastery. Originally built in 1542 and dedicated to the Virgin Mary, its impressive architecture, whitewashed exterior and colored dome have charmed visitors from around the world. A welcome respite in your day is a stop at Kalafatis Beach, for a short stroll in the sunshine. Return to Mykonos for a walking tour of the picturesque town with a labyrinth-like maze of tiny streets; your guide will introduces you to some of the areas most treasured landmarks including the windmills, Little Venice and the spectacular Paraportiani Church. At the completion of your tour, you may continue to sightseeing on your own.

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Best of Delos & Mykonos (Guided in Japanese)

7.5 hours | Mykonos | JMK-993
  • Little Venice & Windmills
  • Paraportiani Church
  • Delos Archaeological Site & Museum
  • Town of Mykonos (Hora)
  • Mykonos' Beaches
  • Panagia Tourliani Monastery
  • Panagia Tourliani Monastery

Begin your day at the pier in Mykonos and board one of the local kaiki (ferries) to the spectacular island of Delos and its most sacred and historic sites. Located at the center of the Cyclades island group, Delos was once a hub of trade activity and an important site of religious significance. According to Greek Mythology, Delos is the birthplace of Apollo, god of music, beauty and light. In the early 19th century, a dramatic excavation uncovered beautiful artifacts, mosaics, statues and buildings - and a walking tour reveals their former splendor. Upon return to Mykonos, board your motorcoach for a scenic drive to the tiny village of Ano Mera in the center of the island, home to the lovely Panagia Tourliani Monastery. Originally built in 1542 and dedicated to the Virgin Mary, its impressive architecture, whitewashed exterior and colored dome have charmed visitors from around the world. A welcome respite in your day is a stop at Kalafatis Beach, for a short stroll in the sunshine. Return to Mykonos for a walking tour of the picturesque town with a labyrinth-like maze of tiny streets; your guide will introduces you to some of the areas most treasured landmarks including the windmills, Little Venice and the spectacular Paraportiani Church. At the completion of your tour, you may continue to sightseeing on your own.

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Best of Delos & Mykonos

7.5 hours | Mykonos | JMK-100
  • Little Venice & Windmills
  • Paraportiani Church
  • Delos Archaeological Site & Museum
  • Town of Mykonos (Hora)
  • Mykonos' Beaches
  • Panagia Tourliani Monastery
  • Panagia Tourliani Monastery

Begin your day at the pier in Mykonos and board one of the local kaiki (ferries) to the spectacular island of Delos and its most sacred and historic sites. Located at the center of the Cyclades island group, Delos was once a hub of trade activity and an important site of religious significance. According to Greek Mythology, Delos is the birthplace of Apollo, god of music, beauty and light. In the early 19th century, a dramatic excavation uncovered beautiful artifacts, mosaics, statues and buildings - and a walking tour reveals their former splendor. Upon return to Mykonos, board your motorcoach for a scenic drive to the tiny village of Ano Mera in the center of the island, home to the lovely Panagia Tourliani Monastery. Originally built in 1542 and dedicated to the Virgin Mary, its impressive architecture, whitewashed exterior and colored dome have charmed visitors from around the world. A welcome respite in your day is a stop at Kalafatis Beach, for a short stroll in the sunshine. Return to Mykonos for a walking tour of the picturesque town with a labyrinth-like maze of tiny streets; your guide will introduces you to some of the areas most treasured landmarks including the windmills, Little Venice and the spectacular Paraportiani Church. At the completion of your tour, you may continue to sightseeing on your own.

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