Discovery Family Swimming, Mykonos Island & Town

7 hours | Mykonos | JMK-605
From
$ 99.95
Medical restriction (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Mykonos' Beaches
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Family fun in the sun awaits when you gather the kids, swimsuits, towels and sunscreen and set off on an action-packed day that begins with one of Mykonos's best stretches of sand on the Discovery Family adventure. Then, enjoy a panoramic tour of the island's highlights and lunch in the charming town of Ano Mera.

Board the comfortable motorcoach at the pier and ride along the scenic coastline to Elia Beach, the island's longest stretch of sand. This Blue Flag beach is popular for its crystalline waters, and a wide array of watersports are available to rent. Fringing the area are several tavernas that serve beverages and snacks, and beach beds and umbrellas are available for rental on a first-come first-served basis.

Enjoy 2.5 hours to splash and beachcomb, then reboard the motorcoach and wind your way to another fabulous beach, Agios Ioannis. Pause here to take in the amazing view of the island of Delos, the historic archaeological site and reputed birthplace of the twin gods Apollo and Artemis.

Continue on to the charming village of Ano Mera, 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 long charmed visitors from around the world. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

Then you're off to Mykonos for a guided walking tour through the labyrinth of tiny streets, white houses and red-roofed churches where a surprise is around every turn.

When you arrive, point out to the kids the huge rocks scattered around the island – according to Greek mythology it is here that Hercules slew the giants, and the huge rocks scattered across the island are said to be their petrified corpses!
You'll also want to make sure you keep an eye out for Petros the Pelican, the town's mascot. Feel free to take a photo of this local celebrity; he's used to the paparazzi!

Keep your camera out for the iconic windmills that dot the landscape. Although no longer operational, they harken back to the days when the area was once an agricultural powerhouse.

Your tour winds its way to the famed Little Venice section, where the kids will be shocked to see that the front doors literally "meet'" the sea. And no tour of Mykonos would be complete without the opportunity to visit Paraportiani Church. Paraportiani is actually five churches; four comprise its base, and the fifth is built as the dome on the top. Budding architects can try to identify the four architectural styles: Byzantine, vernacular, traditional and Western.

At the completion of your tour, enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Grab a frozen yogurt, shop for souvenirs, duck into the Aegean Maritime Museum, which displays nautical instruments and ancient vessels, or step back in time at the Archaeological Museum. At the designated hour, bid farewell to Petros and reboard the motorcoach for the ride back to port.

Special Notes:

Ladies must have shoulders covered on portions of tour

Medical Restriction:

Not suitable for those who find it difficult to walk or wheelchair users

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart Mykonos and drive to Elia beach for swimming

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Time at site:
02:30
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transfer to Ag Ioannis beach & visit

Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transfer from Ag Ioannis beach to Ano Mera

Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Ano Mera village and the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani

Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Lunch in Ano Mera

Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Reboard motorcoach, drive to Mykonos town

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
49
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Guided walking tour of Town

Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Enjoy some free time in town

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:25
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Return to ship

Time at site:
00:10