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After meeting your guide at the pier, you will join your transportation for a drive to see some of the island. A photo stop will be made at Kalafatis, one of the largest bays of the island, Kalafatis Beach is a great destination for those who enjoy serenity and water sports. It can get rather windy, attracting wind surfers and dare devils. Further along is Agia Anna beach which is sheltered from the wind creating a relaxing sandy beach. Enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage and local Greek pastry in a local coffee shop and some free time to explore before making your way towards the yet unspoilt village of Ano Mera.

This is one of the very few places in Mykonos where traditional Greek village life continues regardless of all the night life, jet setting of the island's capital. Ano Mera is the most populated village on the island and its peaceful environment and great location offer easy access to sandy beaches such as Elia, Kalo Livadi and Kalafatis. The Main square of the village is adorned with local coffee shops Kafeneio and traditional tavernas.

The village's claim to fame is the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani which houses a collection of Cretan icons and a magnificent handmade "templo" which dates back to 1767 and came from Florence. After your visit to the Monastery you will return to the main town of the island.

After leaving your transportation, you begin a walking tour of the twisting pedestrian streets of Mykonos Town, which is also known as Chora locally. Your guide will point out the Old Harbor area and fish market where you may see its most famous celebrity, Petros, the official mascot of Mykonos for over 50 years.

In the Kastros area, You will see the Church of Panagia Paraportiani, one of the most photographed structures on Mykonos. The church was begun in 1425 and not finished until almost 300 years later. Today it consists of five small churches connected together. Nearby, you will make a quick visit to the island's small yet charming folkloric museum so you can get a taste of the old Mykonos.

Continuing your walking tour, you will also pass through the area known as Little Venice, whitewashed buildings with multicolored shutters constructed right on the sea's edge with their balconies overhanging the water. On a hill overlooking the town, you will see perhaps the island's most famous landmark, the Mykonos Windmills which date back to the Venetians in the 16th century. From here, you will return to your transportation back to the cruise pier. If your ship is at anchor and is tendering into the old harbor area, your guide will lead you back to the tender pier.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship pier
Food/Beverage Provided
A non-alcoholic beverage and a Greek pastry is included.
Dress
Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended. Sun glasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel and packed dirt surfaces. Many are uneven or on inclines. Tour is not wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars5Based On 113 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsGreat experienceNovember 14, 2019

Reviewer: David M Gibson
Perfect blend of interesting information and key sites if you don't have a lot of time. I really appreciated our tour guides knowledge and experience.

4 StarsMykonos VisitNovember 12, 2019

Reviewer: Lance and Candy E Gidcumb
Enjoyable tour. Not a fan of bus tour, but guide was Knowledgeable and personable.

5 StarsEnjoyed every minute!November 05, 2019

Reviewer: Debbie
The tour was really wonderful. The size of the group was about 25 people. We could easily hear our guide who was well informed. After the tour ended, we spent time shopping in the narrow streets and we ate in a non-touristy restaurant recommended by our tour guide...excellent!

5 StarsmykonosOctober 24, 2019

Reviewer: pamela r fallo
lovely town. great time walking around, time on own also

5 StarsMykonosOctober 21, 2019

Reviewer: Sherry Waters
Very good and knowledgeable guide.

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