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Mykonos: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

1. Mykonos: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

Organize your very own personal photographer on Mykonos and bring home incredible photographs of your time away. Push away the stress of capturing perfect vacation moments and pre-organize your photo shoot based on your own unique requirements, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip or a livelier one with friends. Then, simply meet the photographer on location on the day and let them work their magic, capturing your travels in a contemporary and candid style. You have the added benefit that your photographer is a local expert, and will share their knowledge of the city with you like an old friend. Once your photo tour has finished, receive a link to your own personal online gallery (password protected) within 5 working days, containing your professionally edited images, all free to download.  Look back over your travels with fond memories, so you make sure you have mementoes that will last a lifetime and beyond.

Mykonos: Sightseeing Tour with Terminal Pickup

2. Mykonos: Sightseeing Tour with Terminal Pickup

Explore the sites in Mykonos with this shore excursion tour. Snap pictures at Kalafatis Beach and admire the Panagia Tourliani monastery in the town of Ano Mera. Take a guided walking tour through the top attractions in the charming white-washed town of Mykonos.  Choose to be picked up from the cruise ship terminal in Mykonos New Port or the disembarkation point for the cruise tender boats. Sit back and relax in the air-conditioned van on the way to the iconic Armenistis Lighthouse. Admire views of the sea and the island from the lighthouse.  Continue to the Kalafatis Beach where you will have some time to get out and capture some photos. Head inland to the village of Ano Mera, home to the restored 16th-century monastery Panagia Tourliani. Spend some free time strolling around the village square or visiting a café.  Continue to the town of Mykonos for your guided walking tour. Dive into sights like the 16th-century windmills and the 15th-century Greek orthodox Paraportiani church.  Take in the romantic atmosphere as you walk through the elegant old houses that line the sea in the district of little Venice. Finish your tour in at the Mykonos waterfront. 

From Mykonos: Ancient Delos Tour

3. From Mykonos: Ancient Delos Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the cruise ship port in Mykonos at 09:15, and then travel by minibus to the new port of Mykonos Town. Meet your guide, and sail to the island of Delos, revered in Greek mythology as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Now considered one of the most important ancient archaeological sites in the Eastern Mediterranean, Delos was once a prosperous place of thriving trade and a center of culture and religion in the 8th to 1st century BCE. Upon arrival on the island, follow your guide through the entire ancient city. Encounter the old market places and public squares, along with the Temple of Apollo and Sanctuary of Artemis. Take a look at the old city and amphitheater, and walk down the celebrated Terrace of the Lions, where between 9 and 12 statues of marble lions guarded the Sacred Way. Look inside the museum to see artifacts excavated over the centuries, including sculptures from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman era, a collection of vessels from all periods and small items from everyday life. Enjoy a refreshment at the café next to the museum before boarding the ferry back to Mykonos. A transportation service will be provided to take you back to your hotel or a location of your choice if you haven't booked a supplementary option. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the cruise ship port in Mykonos at 09:00, and then travel by minibus to the embarkation point of the boat that will be traveling to Delos. Meet your guide, and sail to the island of Delos, revered in Greek mythology as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.

From Naxos: Delos and Mykonos Day Trip with Licensed Guide

4. From Naxos: Delos and Mykonos Day Trip with Licensed Guide

Embark on a Greek adventure from Naxos to the islands of Delos and Mykonos. Hop on your ferry and meet your guide on Delos to explore its hidden treasures on a guided walking tour. Take another ferry to Mykonos with your guide and explore the island's charming town and harbor. Board your prebooked ferry on Naxos and meet your licensed guide as you disembark in Delos. Travel back to ancient times by visiting this largest archaeological site in all of Greece, enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear about the island's fascinating myths from your guide, marvel at the remains of the temples of Apollo and Artemis, walk on the famous ancient avenue of the marble lions, and explore the residential quarter with its ancient mansions with splendid mosaics. Finally, reach the top of the hill to see the ancient theatre. Continue by boat with your guide to Mykonos. Meander through the quaint alleyways of the picturesque capital town and marvel at the famous "Little Venice". Board your return ferry to Naxos, feeling the warm breeze as you reminisce about your day out.

From Athens: Day Trip to Mykonos

5. From Athens: Day Trip to Mykonos

Start with being picked up from specific points in downtown Athens and be transferred in an air-conditioned vehicle to the port of Piraeus. Here, board a speedboat that will take you to Mykonos in approximately 2.5 hours. Arrive at the port of Mykonos and meet your driver who will take you into town. Explore the traditional Cycladic alleys, admire the beauty of the white-blue houses, and take pictures in front of the iconic windmills. Stop for a coffee at a local café in the Little Venice district and enjoy the views of the Aegean Sea. Next, continue to a nearby beach and spend some time at one of the most famous spots by the sea, where you can swim in the crystal-clear waters. Find a spot to have some lunch, followed by some free time to sunbathe on the beach or further explore the coastline. In the afternoon, hop on the bus to go to the port for your ferry journey back to Athens. Be dropped off in downtown Athens in the evening.

Armenistis Lighthouse Visit

6. Armenistis Lighthouse Visit

Experience the old lighthouse, which stands like a sentinel over the Armenistis area and is a testimony to Mykonos' maritime history, while still remaining fully functional today. In order to visit the Armenistis lighthouse, take the road from Agios Stefanos. At the location of "Fanari" which translates to "lantern" in Greek, the scenic coastal road also offers some of the most spectacular views on the island just 6.5km from Mykonos Town. Learn a lot of interesting facts about the light house, which was manufactured in 1891. The altitude of tower is 19 metres and the height of focal plane is 184 meters. The mechanism of the first lamp of "Armenistis" is exposed outside by the building of Aegean Naval Museum. Visit the Armenistis lighthouse because of the breath-taking scenery around it. From there you can see all the boats arriving at and departing from Mykonos, while Tinos island looks as if it is right next to you. Its strategic position offers scenic views of the surrounding areas and is well worth visiting to get a sense of the island’s fascinating history and enjoy its spectacular beauty.

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What people are saying about Mykonos Town

There were 14 in the group. The guide was very informative about both tourism and local life. The tour was well balanced partially on the bus and partially walking. The guide made sure to take the the time to provide everyone with photo opportunities. Excellent pickup and drop off. Our guide was pleasant and accommodating.

The magnificent sunset, an incredible view! Good communication with the organizer, the lovely driver! A very good experience for me Be careful the wind is very strong, no cap or hat, otherwise it will fly away lol

The trip was very informative and educational. Walking through the ancient ruins was an experience I won’t forget.

Wonderful guide that showed us the local side of Mykonos. Loved exploring this beautiful island. Highly reccomend!

Michel our guide was extremely kind and attentive! The incredible tour and we met beautiful places! Thank you