Arguably the best known of all the Greek islands, Mykonos is renowned today for its nightlife, lively beaches, charming narrow streets, white houses and churches. Both the lifestyle and history of the island are showcased during this walking tour. You’ll visit the Aegean Maritime Museum, which goal is the preservation, promotion and study of the Greek maritime history and tradition, and in particular the evolution and activities of the merchant ship, chiefly in the historic region of the Aegean Sea. In the museum's garden lie reproductions of ancient marble gravestones from the islands of Mykonos and Delos, dealing with shipwrecks and sailors who were lost at sea.
Continue your walk with an exploration of the Mykonos that tourists seldom see, and discover her mysteries amid narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed houses, signature blue trim and walled gardens. Discover the town's deliberately confusing layout, designed to fool attacking pirates. The nearby windmills, an island trademark, once ground wheat that was used to bake bread. Now they stand as symbols of the island and afford a wonderful photo opportunity. Finally, do as the Mykonians and enjoy a refreshment of ouzo with some traditional mezedes before returning to your ship.
Need to Know:
Note: Tour is dependent on weather conditions and entails 2 1/2 hours of walking on cobblestone streets with slight inclines and a few steps. Even though tour has limited participation and is conducted in small groups; a minimum number of participants is required to operate. Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months; we recommend that you drink a lot of water, use sun protection and dress in layers. Mykonos Archeological Museum is closed but will be replaced with the Aegean Maritime Museum.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.