Grand Tour of Mykonos
See Mykonos' many sides including its seaside port towns, countryside villages, and glistening beaches when you book this epic walking tour and grand excursion of Mykonos. Your tour includes a light lunch and an expert guide who will share insight into historical attractions in Mykonos town during your walking tour. You'll also make stops at places like Ornos Beach, Manto Square, the Folklore Museum, and a bakery with a traditional underground, wooden stove. It's the ideal tour for culture enthusiasts who seek a total experience of Mykonos.
Your scenic day beach excursion and cultural experience begin with a pickup from your port destination with a stop at St. Ioannis. This small port area is where fishing boats disembark, and it got its name from a tiny church dedicated to St. Ioannis- also known as Saint John. Get your cameras ready to take Insta-worthy shots on the next stop on the golden sands of Ornos Beach. You'll also get a chance to get panoramic views of Mykonos airport's runway before passing through the countryside of Ano Mera Village, where locals farm and raise stock.
Head to Ano Mera Village Square and take a guided tour of the chambers of the 16th-century built Panagia Tourlianis monastery, which showcases beautiful whitewash walls and red-accented doors and windows. You'll also enjoy a guided tour of a traditional Mykonian Spiti farm, where you'll enjoy a light lunch with kopanisti, black olives, traditional raki, and other authentic Greek snacks. Get a panoramic view of the town as you explore Mykonos' gorgeous golden beaches of Aghia Anna, Kalo Livadi, and Kalafati before dining on a traditional homemade Greek lunch at a Mykonian home.
Your excursion concludes with a walking tour that takes you around Mykonos town to visit Manto Square, where you'll learn about the town's history from your expert guide and find the Manto Mavrogenous monument--the oversized monument of the Greek War of Independence heroine Manto Marvogenous. Explore the famous shopping area of Matogianni and see some of the town's most popular attractions, such as the Maritime Museum, Manto Marvogenous' mother's home, and the Three Wells--the historic 18th-century-built wells that once provided water to the town. You'll make your way to dine on traditional bread at Gioras bakery, pass by the five large Mykonos windmills, and venture through Mykonos' winding alleys and roads to get to the castle of Chora and Little Venice in Scarpa, where you'll find scenic medieval homes spanning two- and three-stories high. End your tour with a visit to the historic Folklore Museum and admire the architecture of Panahoa Paraportiani Church before returning to your ship via your transfer.
With so many places to visit, there's much to do on this exciting grand tour of Mykonos. Explore all that Mykonos has to offer and book your grand tour today!