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Delos and Mykonos Old Town
Mykonos Cruise Tours - Delos and Mykonos Old Town


 



This 6 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Hotel or Port of Mykonos
  • Private English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • One Way Transfer to Mykonos Ferry
  • Round Trip Ferry to Delos
  • Walking Tour
  • Included Interior Visits- Site of Delos, Mykonian Archaeological Museum
Please Note: The Mykonian Archaeological Museum is closed on Mondays. In the event of high winds the local ferries cannot operate and all trips to Delos are cancelled. If this happens you will enjoy a walking tour of Mykonos and be refunded the difference in tour prices.

Please Note: The prices shown below are not valid on Sundays or local National Holidays. If your only day in this city is Sunday, please Contact Us for pricing and availability.

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GMYKO-03

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2 People - $412 Per Person (Private Tour)
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4 People - $234 Per Person (Private Tour)
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6 People - $172 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $156 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $143 Per Person (Private Tour)
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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 

Mykonos Shore Excursion

This Mykonos shore trip provides all the best sites associated with a visit to Mykonos. You visit the archaeological site on the uninhabited island of Delos and then enjoy a walking tour of the town of Mykonos including Little Venice, the windmills, the Paraportiani church and a visit to the Mykonian Archaeological Museum (closed on Mondays).

After meeting your private guide you transfer to the ferry port in the town of Mykonos where you'll board the local kaiki (ferries) to Delos. Located virtually at the center of the Cyclades island group, Delos developed into one of the most important trading centers of the Mediterranean. It was once the religious center of the entire Aegean. Pilgrims from all over the known world came to pay their respect to the God, bringing gifts and offerings, and making the island one of the most important sanctuary islands of the ancient world.

In the early 19th century excavations uncovered ruins of a long dead city. Beautiful artifacts such as the Naxos marble lions and splendid mosaic floors are visible amid the ruins and inside the small museum. Rising above the ruins of the ancient city is Mount Kynthos. Here the earliest traces of habitation were discovered, dating back to the 3rd century B.C.

After visiting Delos, you take the ferry back to Mykonos and enjoy a walking tour through the narrow whitewashed streets, where you will appreciate the fact that its confusing layout was designed to foil the attacking pirates.

Your guide will explain the tradition of the painted houses, colorful doors and whitewashed sidewalks which make the town so unique in Greece. You stop to see a traditional 15th century bakery which is still operational today and is one of the few bakeries in Greece which still uses wood burning ovens.

You stroll through picture-perfect Little Venice, so called due to its striking resemblance in design to the famous canal city. The buildings in this area are built right at the sea's edge and they have balconies which hang over the water. It is said that these buildings were used by ships for quick loading and unloading in the days of pirates. Today some of the most popular caf╠ęs in Mykonos offer visitors the chance to dine at the seafront.

On the western edge of town you will see the famous windmills, an island trademark, which offer a wonderful photo opportunity. These windmills date back to the 16th century when Mykonos was a major trading stop between Venice and Asia. The mills were used to refine grain and their location was ideal for the wind and for it's close proximity to the old port.

Next you visit the castle area and see the Paraportiani church which is considered one of the most famous architectural structures in Greece. Construction began in the late 15th century in what is a group of five smaller churches being built up to the mid-17th century. The first four churches were combined together and the fifth church was built on top of them, creating the central domed roof that you see today.

You also visit the Mykonian Archaeological Museum which houses vases, statues and other treasure from the uninhabited island of Delos. While you are here, your guide will explain the history of Delos which was once the religious center of the entire Aegean. According to mythology it was the birthplace of Apollo, the god of music, light and beauty.

You end your tour in the old harbor where hopefully you have the chance to see Petros the Pelican. The pelican was found here after a storm left him stranded. He has become a local resident and a popular site for the tourists over the last 50 years.

Please Note: It is about a 20 minute walk along the harbor to return to the pier where large cruise ships dock. Most cruise lines offer free shuttles from the town back to the ship.

Mobility: NO wheelchairs

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Mykonos shore excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Mykonos shore trip using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Drive to Mykonos ferry pier - 5-10 Minutes
  • Ferry to Delos - 45 Minutes
  • Tour archaeological site on Delos - 2 Hours
  • Ferry to Mykonos town - 45 Minutes
  • Walking tour of Mykonos Town- 2.5 Hours

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