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About Mykonos

One of the most visited Greek islands; Mykonos is a jewel in the Aegean Sea, famed as a vibrant and cosmopolitan destination. It is one of the most visited islands in the Aegean, yet still retains much of its picture postcard beauty. Mykonos effortlessly strikes a balance for visitors with a mix of lively bars and restaurants in the most populous areas, with nearby areas of tranquillity, outstanding natural beauty and rich history.

The Town of Mykonos is a hive of activity with some of the most famous landmarks such as Little Venice, famous for its picturesque medieval two and three storey houses which stand like a colourful wall against the sea. Mykonos is also world famous for its beaches. Kalafati Beach is a prime example with golden white sand lapped gently by a crystal clear sea.

 

Shore excursions in Mykonos

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

A Walk around Mykonos and Maritime Museum

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 2½ hours

The best way to discover Mykonos is on foot, and with a local guide to bring the town’s streets and history alive.

Cosmopolitan Mykonos town rises in a natural amphitheatre style, set around a half moon bay. The small narrow streets are a labyrinth of whitewashed walls, and you’ll certainly appreciate why the layout is so confusing, as it was designed to foil attacking pirates in days gone by.

After a short coach transfer, you’ll be taken on a guided walking tour through the maze of streets, heading towards the Aegean Maritime Museum. Set in a traditional family house, a visit to this small but intriguing museum will provide an insight into the rich maritime history of Mykonos.

Your walk will continue through the town, pausing for photo stops along the way. Admire the islands Church of Paraportiani, and Little Venice that is said to be one of the most photographed neighbourhoods in Europe. During your walk, a stop will be made at a local venue to enjoy a soft drink refreshment.

Your walking tour will draw to an end at the sea front of Mykonos Town. Here, you’ll be given the option of either returning to the ship by shuttle bus from the edge of town, or staying to further explore on your own and returning at leisure.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Comfortable flat walking shoes, hats and sun protection are strongly recommended.

Delos Birthplace of Apollo

Activity high

Duration: 4½ hours

Discover the UNESCO protected island of Delos, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.

A short drive from the harbour takes you to Mykonos Town where you will board the local ferry for a 40 minute leisurely sail to the Island of Delos.

According to mythology, the small island of Delos, meaning ‘revealed’, appeared amid the waves, so that Leto, the mistress to Zeus would have a place to give birth to her twins, the God Apollo and Goddess Artemis.

The island is protected by UNESCO and is part of the World’s Cultural Heritage. Through the centuries, varying rulers have developed the area both commercially and spiritually, by building impressive temples, sanctuaries and numerous statues. Today, the landscape is peppered with ruins including a stadium, tiers of theatre seats, fallen columns and partial mosaics which adorned the houses of the rich. Amongst the ruins, five marble lions stand majestically in a row. Other interesting monuments spread over a wide area are the Agora, the treasures of the various cities, the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Sanctuary of the Foreign Gods and the Sacred Mount Cynthus.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach, ferry and on foot.The duration of this tour is dependent on the berth and includes ferry boarding time and may vary between 4-4½ hours. There is approximately 2 hours of walking over uneven terrain included with extended periods of standing. Comfortable walking shoes, hats and sun protection are strongly recommended. This tour is weather dependent. There is a walk of approximately 10 minutes from the bus drop-off point to the pier to board the Delos ferry. The tour will end in Mykonos Town and passengers will be given the option to return to the ship by shuttle bus or to further explore the town and return at their leisure.

Mykonos Beach Break

Activity mediumFamily

Duration: 5 hours

Relax and unwind at Platis Yialos, one of Mykonos’ famed beaches.

Turquoise waters, golden sand, an abundance of watersport activities and amenities are yours to discover at this renowned resort, the quintessential Greek island getaway.

Enjoy approximately 4 hours at this family friendly resort to explore the long stretches of golden sand and take a dip in the refreshing crystal clear waters. You may also wish to sample some traditional Greek meze dishes at one of the many beach front tavernas, where you can sit back, relax and watch the world go by.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Passengers are required to bring a towel, sun protection, plenty of drinking water and Euros for any purchases. Please note that sun beds and umbrellas are available to hire locally, but these cannot be guaranteed, as this is one of the island’s most popular beaches and it can become very crowded during the peak season. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports, these are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises.

Mykonos Cruise and Swim

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 4 hours

Step aboard a traditional wooden Caique motor boat and discover the beautiful shores of Mykonos.

The southern shores of Mykonos are fringed by idyllic beaches, lapped by the crystal- clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Sit back and relax on board a traditional boat and admire the surrounding scenery as well as enjoying a refreshing swim along the way. You’ll also have the opportunity to spend some time at one of the lovely beaches.

Departing from the port, a short transfer will take you to Agios Ioannis, where you’ll board your boat and set off around the coastline. As you reach Paranga Beach and Super Paradise Beach, from a distance you’ll anchor offshore and have the chance to swim off the boat. At Paradise beach, you can hop aboard the boats tender and take a ride across, where you can spend some time relaxing on the warm sand.

During your tour, you’ll be served a selection of Myconian snacks on board, and an open bar offering soft drink refreshments will be available.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and boat. Please remember your swimwear, sunscreen and a towel. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that may offer watersports. These are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises. Depending on sea swells and weather conditions, an alternative anchorage / beach may be used. This tour is weather dependent. Participants must be competent swimmers to undertake swimming.

Mykonos Highlights

Activity medium

Duration: 3 hours

Explore this famous island and experience the highlights including the monastery, beaches and Mykonos Town.

The Panagia Tourliani Monastery, Ano Mera was originally built by monks from the nearby Island of Paros in 1542 and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary. From an architectural point of view the Monastery is impressive with its spare, linear lines, whitewashed exterior and coloured dome which makes it typical of the Greek Island style.

Mykonos is world famous for its beaches with golden white sand lapped by the blue Aegean sea. Kalafati Beach is a prime example; a stop will be made to enjoy the view. A brief photograph stop will be made above Aghios Ioannis Beach to see the Island of Delos in the distance.

The Town of Mykonos is a hive of activity and your guide will walk you through some of the most famous landmarks such as the windmills and Little Venice, with its plethora of cafés and restaurants. The town is filled with exclusive boutiques and stores, for that all important souvenir.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The visit to the monastery involves a walk of approximately 600 feet over some rough and uneven ground. Respectful attire is required to enter the monastery. Shorts are not permitted and women are requested to have their shoulders and knees covered. It is not permitted to use cameras or video equipment inside the monastery or chapel. The tour of Mykonos Town will be on foot and involves walking over some narrow cobble-stoned streets. The tour will end in Mykonos Town and passengers will be given the option to return to the ship by shuttle bus or to explore the town and return at their leisure.

 

A selection of cruises to Mykonos

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