Mykonos and Monastery
Duration: 3 1/2 hours
Tour Code: myk-001
Behold the idyllic, centuries-old beauty of Mykonos during this picturesque island tour, and a visit to a 16th century monastery.
Depart the pier for the 30-minute drive by coach towards the beach of Agios Ioannis. Along the way, you will take in splendid views of the island of Delos, and pass the luxury hotels, tavernas and yachts anchored off Ornos Beach. After a brief photo stop at Agios Ioannis, you will pass the beaches of Kalafatis and Agia Anna en route to the traditional village of Ano Mera. Upon arrival, you will commence a guided walking tour of the nearby 16th-century Panagia Tourliani Monastery before proceeding to the peaceful village square for some Greek appetizers and ouzo.
Next, you will visit the town of Mykonos, named Little Venice due to its striking resemblance in design to the famous canal city. A guided walking tour her takes you along its narrow whitewashed streets. In time, a stop will be made at a traditional, 15th-century bakery that is still in operation, and one of the few bakeries in Greece still using wood-burning ovens. You will also see the island's trademark windmills, white houses and churches, and beautiful bays and beaches.
Following your guided tour, you may choose to re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier, or remain in town and return to the ship independently by taxi (not included) or on foot.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes of walking over uneven surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability and may make arrangements with the guide to not participate in some of the guided walking portions of the tour.. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.