Bus modern and included water, tour guide friendly and knowledgeable! Groups smaller than cruise groups. Stops included scenic kalafati beach, Monostery tour and bonus frappe and dessert stop plus bottle water in Ano Mera (yummy) Then a walking tour of old port area where you walk to windmills. After you could shop or eat on your own (uzzo stop for us across water from windmills in old captains house). Then take free bus shuttle back to ship. Each bus shuttle has ships name in the window. Safe clean worth it!
Mykonos is a wonderful small island and with each stop, we loved it more. Our guide was one of the best we had during our 3-week trip through Europe. She was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive to all of our group members. She recommended Captain's for lunch and it was outstanding!
Reviewer: Pat H
I really liked the variety that came with this tour as we ranged from cultural and historical pieces to newer information about current Greeks who live on the island and its economy. While the visit to the beach was a bit quick, the drive did give us the chance to see (and hear) more about the entire island. There were also about 4 other buses at this stop so it was a bit crowded. A stop for local snacks in a nearby cafe was a nice break before walking around and learning more. The windmills were a must, but it was the trip there that was equally great because of the little nooks and info tidbits that were shared around every corner of the walk. Excellent tour all the way around!
Reviewer: Sylvia Villarreal
Very informative and knowledgeable on the history of the island. Plenty of time for local eating and visiting shops. Highly recommend Shore Excursions for getting to know the islands.
Our guide was very experienced and knowledgeable . She lead us through Mykonos at a nice pace, ensuring we had time at each stop on the walking tour. After that it was onto the bus for Ano Mera Monastery and Town Square and finally a relaxing stop at the Kalafatis beach. So glad we booked it and highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Barry Dennington
I have nothing negative to say about this tour. It was a smaller group, the guide was fantastic and spoke very well of the history of Mykonos and even added a touch of humor from time to time. The time spent at all the points of interest was sufficient as was free time at the end of the tour. Getting back to the ship on time was not an issue in any way. There was plenty of time for everything. I highly recommend this tour for a first timer to Mykonos.
Reviewer: SUSAN LISICKI
This was a great tour! Informative tour guide, interesting sites, easy walking. I highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Jan Menefee
Having been to Mykonos several years ago and just walking around on our own, my travel companions decided to book a shore excursion this time. What a great idea that turned out to be! Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and our group was small so we had no trouble hearing her. The “Old and New” tour included seeing just about every part of this beautiful island. We were able to get away from the crowded areas, which was also quite nice. The pace was excellent for young and old.
Reviewer: Foster Paul
I loved the mykonos old and new tour. It was educational and historic.we had ample time to spend on our own and a coffee break. Would do it again.
Reviewer: Janice Mumpower
Very informative tour. We were able to learn and see a lot of Mykonos in a very short time. Our guide was very well informed and was very willing to share about her island. She was easy to understand, very approachable when we had questions and very patient with the group. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Audrey B
Mykonos is by far my favor Greek Island. Small, not crowded, Our guide was so knowledgeable. the monastery and the tiny cafe where we were given a traditional Mykonos treat and coffee was definitely a highlight. The honey from Mykonos has a wonderful flavor. Small groups are the best and I want to go back.
Enjoyed this tour. However, it was a windy and chilly day. Our tour guide was good and she loves Mykonos.
Reviewer: Jean-Roch Thiffault
Reviewer: Karen Pace
This tour was a 10 on a scale of 1-10. The guide was prompt, respectful, knowledgable and fun! Fantastic tour!!
Reviewer: James Eldridge
The guide put a lot of work into her whole tour and showed us a lot of local color. Mykonos was a town that looked just like I expected Greece to look. The guide moved really fast it was difficult to keep up and to view the sights along the way
Reviewer: Barbara Ann Harkleroad
Excellent guide excellent tour
I loved the tour of Mykonos. Our guide was awesome. I do wish I could remember her name. She was very knowledgeable and she took her time and explained every sight. Although our time was limited, I didn't feel rushed. I would visit Mykonos again.
We had a guided walking tour around the town right next to the cruise dock. We spent the morning walking with a break for free ice coffee and cake. Loved that ice coffee. We docked a tour bus and headed out of town. We stopped at a beach for a walk, and we then were driven to an small and old church, which was very old and extremely ornate, very nice.
Reviewer: Warren Frederick
Reviewer: Pauline Cooper
Very interesting - guide was well-informed and shared his enthusiasm! Need to come back and really explore!
Reviewer: Callen Farr
This Mykonos tour was great! It showed historical sights as well as a lot of the island scenery, the classic windmills, "little Venice", a little time on a beach, a beautiful monastery, with sill plenty of time to explore and shop afterwards. Our tour guide, Anthony, did a great job!! Especially considering there were some people in our group that didn't listen to his instructions and wanted to do their own thing, which was very inconsiderate to the rest of the tour group. But he handled the situation great and we still got to see everything.
Reviewer: Ron & Donna O'Genski
Lots of history really neat tour with great guide.
I wish I could remember our tour guide's name but he was very good and very knowledgeable. The tour was very informative. Great locations along the way. We really enjoyed the stop for the honey fritters and iced coffee. Plenty of great scenery for photos.
Our tour guide (Amaryllis) grew up in Mykonos and was able to share things only a local would. Also, her lovely disposition, knowledge and small size made this our favorite excursion!
Nani Pantelogou was our guide and she was wonderful -in her command of English, breadth of knowledge and her concern for her group. We got a feeling for Mykonos and enjoyed ourselves!
Reviewer: Tom Dolan
This was a fantastic tour by a very knowledgeable, educated woman named Ariadni Voulgaris, who also has a great sense of humor. She is a native of Mykonos and shared with us the history of the island, toured us through the intricate passageways of the port city and took us in a van all over the island. All 8 of us traveling together thought it was excellent. I highly recommend this one.
Reviewer: Donald & Barbara Anderson
We had a perfect excursion and would recommend this to anyone wanting a true taste of this beautiful island. Our guide, Antonis, was a wealth of information and history, and the visit to the oldest bakery was a lovely touch. All in all everyone was extremely pleased with the tour.
Reviewer: My Van-Dinh
Tour guide was on time, very caring and did a good job at keeping the group together. She gave us lots of interesting cultural information. Enjoyed the stop at the folkloric museum.
Reviewer: Rell Woodward
...took us on a fun tour. Saw the sights, met a lot of wonderful people. Plenty of one to explore the port.
Our guide is a local teacher and new all the history. The bus ride was fine, stopping by all the sites. The museum/house was very interesting. Wear walking shoes in case you decide to walk down the steps and not take the cable car. The island is beautiful and you have plenty of browsing time within the tour.
Reviewer: Olivia Kosakoff
You have to love the English speaking with German accent guide. She was sweet, attentive and very friendly ... made all the difference. She took her time on explaining and showing, and made a very successful surprise stop (to a local museum not included in the original tour) that delighted everyone. Her name ... Oh I feel so ashamed I can't remember (but she grew up in Germany!)
Reviewer: Bill Molloy
The guide was very knowledgeable and provided an opportunity to see what was there to be seen.
Reviewer: Louis Suarez
Our guide lived on the island and taught at a school. The island was beautiful and seeing the windmills, museum, church and all the ""white"" houses made us enjoy all the history very much.
Reviewer: Greece Cruise
Merrilee was an excellent tour guide, very interesting to learn about the history of the island. We would have gotten lost in town without her leading the group. I don't think we could have found the windmills without her. While walking through Little Venice we happened upon the famous island pelican. Tour included a light, local snack at one of the cafes. It was delicious.
Excellent guide and walking tour. Saw all of Mykonos. Well worth the money
Very good tour of some key places in Mykonos. Perhaps a little too much time spent in the little house museum
Reviewer: Alan Thomas
This was my favorite part of our trip. Beautiful island Very knowledgeable tour guide. She was outstanding. One issue the guide should be aware of. She gave us tickets for the shuttle boat back to the cruise ship. She set up everything perfectly. But when we got on the boat the boat driver said we didn't have the correct ticket and asked for more money. He did this to two or three people. He was playing on our urgency that we we wouldn't make our connection because it was our last option to get back to the ship. I don't want this to reflect on our guide because she was magnificent. This guy was a first class jerk and she should know about it.
Reviewer: Pauline Zarlenga
What can I say about how incredibly beautiful Mykonos was. We got to see some of the hidden gems on this tour that made it so special. Our tour guide was so great, very passionate and knowledgeable about Greece. Highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Theresa Kelly
Great value for price. Guide easy to find on shore. Efficient and enthusiastic! Variety of things to do and see.
Reviewer: Jan Wallace
Great excursion. Very knowledgable guide who shared a lot of history and local information.
Loved this part of the trip. The tour was excellent.
Reviewer: Louise Hedley
Reviewer: Susan Summers
We loved Mykonos. It was a very special place and this tour really made it better. When you are in a crise and have limited time, this is the way to see an area. The tour guide was excellent and showed us all the highlights.
Reviewer: Lauren Butler
We really enjoyed our time in Mykonos. It was a nice balance of free time and guided tour.
Reviewer: Kathleen Eppler
Very nice. Lady was very nice also The stop for a drink and pastry was thoughtful.
Reviewer: Paul Angel
It was nice place to visit but very similar to Santorini. I suggest to chsnge this island for something else.
Loved it, guide was very knowledgeable and showed us as much as possible and educated us with the history of Mykonos.
Mykonos is so very beautiful and the food divine! Because we were in a small group we were able to visit a small local museum that the larger ship tours missed. The narrow streets and history lessons made our small group tour so very personal. Shore Excursions is highly recommended if you want to really EXPERIENCE Mykonos in the short time allowed from the cruise ship. We also visited a small Greek Orthodox church. As it was the week following Easter, the Holy of Holies was open. It was a privelege I will never forget. Excellent, excellent tour guide and experience!
Reviewer: Doug & Nina
Great guide, great bus and driver, and a beautiful island. Shore Excursions is the ONLY company that has true explanations and advertising for it's excursions ~ well done!
Reviewer: Jon in Fla.
Nice combination of walking & Bus tour of Old Mykonos town, including historical facts & landmarks, maritime home/museum visit & nice citrus dessert +beverage after walking. Bus is new, ample space & clean windows & comfortable ride with two stops at major sites.
Was very scenic and gorgeous view of water.
Beautiful all white houses and buildings, quaint shops and restaurants by the beach with very blue waters.
Very nice tour that give the oportunity to know the cultural, history, religion and local customs with visits to historical and tourist sites. The tour guide was excellent with full knowledge.
The island is small but the guide was wonderful. He certainly knew the history and special stories about the people and places which he shared with us. There was an included visit to a restaurant where we enjoyed Greek coffee and dessert samples. Delicious! A tour of an orthodox church was included with theological explanation of the practices and traditions. This was achieved with respect for the space and the beliefs. What a treasure this guide is.
Reviewer: Travelin' Nate
Mykonos can really be explored on your own, however I enjoyed getting the inside story, facts and historical information from the Guide.
Lack of French-speaking guide
The island was beautiful and unique.
Our ship could not dock at Mykonos because of bad weather. The excursion insurance paid up for the cost of the trip that I could not take. Get their insurance!
Best excursion on our ten day cruise
This was a really nice day to relax a bit. The tour guide expertly showed us around the area right on script, but we weren't tired out by the end of our day. We really enjoyed the local snacks we were served - with free wi-fi available - and enjoyed a more relaxing tour than working our way about Roman ruins. This was a good day to have after a couple really full days earlier in the cruise. Having purchased this as part of a six-port package, it made it an even better value. Plus, we had time after the tour to spend enjoying the local area around the port on our own.
For the short time we were on the island our guide took us on a wonderful journey of the history of Mykonos. His knowledge was outstanding.
Very nice guide
Everything was very well organised, from the pickup at the cruise terminal through to the end. The Guide was friendly and very informative and very lovely lady. As always the tour could have been longer, but obviously it need to fit in with the cruise itinerary.
Good coverage of the island
To let you know how we enjoyed our tours
Excellent tour of the island, with stops at one of the beautiful beaches and a famous monastery/church, plus a walking tour of downtown Mykonos through the winding white-washed streets. Constantine was an excellent guide, well educated and articulate, who was personable and attentive. This tour was an excellent value.
All round a good look at Mykonos
Reviewer: LINDA'S TRAVELS
We LOVED Mykonos! This island was much like Santorini with it's white washed buldings and cobblestone walkways with great little shops and cafes, but at sea level. The weather started out bad but it opened up to a beautiful, but windy day. Great tour of the island and enough time in town as we took a taxi back to port. Love it!
Reviewer: just me
It was a wonderful excursion.
We had an excellent guide that complemented a tour that showed the Island and how life was lived in the past and is lived today. There is lots to see and you cannot do it without some sort of tour and this one was as good or better than any of the others that we talked to other guests about.