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Mykonos Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2015

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Get to know Mykonos and it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular islands in the Cyclades group. Its beaches hum by day with beach bunnies and water sports, and the summer-evening beach rave scene is up there with Ibiza’s. Away from the coast there are tucked-away villages to discover, and fabled islands awaiting offshore.

Day 1: Getting Oriented in Mykonos

Start by exploring the island’s main port and town, Chora Mykonos. On the waterfront, you might spot one of the town’s three tame pelicans, a Mykonos emblem since the 1950s. Step inside the four-in-one Church of Panagia Paraportiani, with its whitewashed dome, then follow winding alleys through the chi-chi Little Venice quarter. At sunset, snap a photo of the four iconic windmills overlooking Little Venice, before choosing a taverna for the evening with waterfront views and a menu of seafood fresh from the sea.

Day 2: Around the Island

Buses and tiny boats can get you around the island, or you might want to hire a scooter or car. First stop, of course, is Paradise Beach, thronged with beachgoers in the daytime and loud and late drum ’n’ bass beach parties under the moonlight. Other beaches for sun soaking include Platys Gialos and Agrari.

Just outside Mykonos Town, step into the past at the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani. Topped with bell towers outside and with carved screens inside, the monastery is one of the island’s most beautiful sights.

Day 3: Day Trips from Mykonos

To sample life on neighboring islands, it’s easy to catch a ferry or take a tour from Chora Mykonos. If there’s one unmissable island it’s Delos, the archaeological jewel of the Cyclades and famous in legend as the birthplace of Apollo. The weatherworn Terrace of the Lions is one of the most poignant sights here, along with the temples dedicated to Apollo and the island’s theater.

Quiet villages and glorious beaches await on the nearby islands of Paros and Naxos. Both islands have Venetian forts to explore and lovely old towns, Byzantine churches and village-dotted mountain interiors.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Tour: Mykonos Old Town Walking Tour

Explore Mykonos’ romantically rugged Old Town on a 2.5-hour tour, led by an attentive private guide! Operating at a time to suit your schedule, the ...  Read more

Location: Mykonos, Greece
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $86.50

Private Tour: Helicopter Flight over Mykonos and Delos

Take to the skies above Mykonos on this private, 30-minute helicopter tour. With your professional pilot pointing out all the main sights, drink in ...  Read more

Location: Mykonos, Greece
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $254.61

Mykonos Self-Drive 4x4 Safari

Swap the hustle and bustle of Mykonos Town for an alternative view of the rugged Aegean island on this full-day safari. Get behind the wheel of an all-terrain ...  Read more

Location: Mykonos, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.24

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