Mykonos and the Sacred Island of Delos

special offer banner Mykonos and the Sacred Island of Delos
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience the tourist mecca of Mykonos, a postcard-perfect Cycladic town
  • Wander through ancient streets on a guided tour in Chora, Mykonos' capital
  • Sail to the Sacred Island of Delos, believed to be the birthplace of the god Apollo
  • Explore the ancient House of Dionysus and House of Kleopatra villas
Price: $149.00   Sale Price: $119.00   Save: $30.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Difficult
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier or Cruise Ship Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Snack, Beverage
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes. As you will be walking outside for some time, it is also recommended you bring sunscreen, sunglasses and possibly a hat.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in/out of the transportation and walk a fair distance, there is much walking involved, and may be required to climb steps and walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Infants ages 2 and under are free of charge but must be accounted for at the time of booking.

Mykonos and the Sacred Island of Delos

Long recognized as one of the great tourist meccas, the island of Mykonos is a postcard perfect Cycladic town with a large number of artists and intellectuals.

Start your adventure on Mykonos with a walking tour of Chora, the island's capital town decorated with an eclectic mix of new and old architecture. Your local licensed tour guide is friendly and knowledgeable and will take you through the winding, ancient streets and past white washed houses, churches and designer shops.

Head to the charming neighborhood of Alefkandra and be welcomed by one of the island's 16 iconic windmills, all built between the 18th and 20th centuries. Alefkandra is commonly referred to as Little Venice thanks to the myriad of 18th century houses with colorful balconies facing the sea. These structures were originally the homes of captains and wealthy merchants who settled in the area. Be sure to have your camera on hand to capture these and many other typical Mykonos sites such as the Paraportiani Church. Also known as the White Church, this structure is a combination of 5 joined churches and is located in the neighborhood of Kastro, where the ancient city of Mykonos was located. While here, pop into the Folklore Museum of Mykonos to see the inside of a 17th century captain's house. Take note of the jewelry, arts, objects and textiles to get a glimpse of what life was like here in centuries past.

It is a short walk from the museum down to the pier to board the boat for Delos; legend has it this sacred island was the birthplace of the god Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. Sail along the scenic western shore of Mykonos as you make your way to the ancient Delos harbor and debark to explore well preserved neighborhoods, ancient marketplaces, the Temple of Apollo and the Famous Terrace of Marble Lions.

Your guide will take you through a Hellenistic Quarter to view the ancient House of Dionysus and House of Kleopatra villas. Take note of the water cisterns, wells, beautiful frescoes and mosaics in some of the wealthy homes. Conclude your tour with a scenic ride back to Mykonos.

Book this tour today and prepare to take endless pictures and make memories from Mykonos to Delos that you will cherish and remember for a lifetime.

Please Note: Each guest is required to enter their name and corresponding date of birth in the field above in order to participate on the tour.