Mykonos is considered by many to be Greece’s most modern and cosmopolitan Greek island, yet one that still resonates with the best of Greek traditions, and booking Mykonos shore excursions offers Mediterranean cruise passengers access to the best of both sides of the island’s personality.
If you’re captivated and intrigued by Greek mythology, Greek ruins, and ancient history, book one of the Mykonos cruise excursions to Delos. A local boat will whisk you over calm waters to this uninhabited island, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and once a thriving center of trade and commerce. It is said to be the birthplace of Apollo, son of the god Zeus. A guide will regale you with tales of mythology and lore as you gaze at the ruins of the Temple of Apollo. Walk the ruins to explore the archeological finds, and snap pictures at the Terrace of the Lions. Mykonos shore excursions that offer cruisers an opportunity explore the island’s culinary roots are a popular way to enjoy the island’s more traditional ways. Spend time getting to know life in a typical Mykonos household with a tour and cooking class at a private home. Discover the joys of Greek wine on a visit to a rural Greek organic farm and winery. Sample wines and savor traditional mezes (snacks).
To thoroughly enjoy the island’s hip Euro vibe as well as its serene beauty, schedule Mykonos shore excursions offering a scenic tour of island landmarks that includes gently spinning windmills, iconic white-washed buildings, blue-domed churches, and of course, spectacular white-sand beaches. Enjoy the view of yachts, mega- and not so, moored close by as you soak up the good life in Mykonos Town, with its party-on energy, and upscale Greek shops, restaurants and cafes.
If the beach is your idea of heaven, you can choose land or sea routes to get there, and whichever shore excursion you book, it’s guaranteed to be spectacular. Sail along the island’s southern coast, and when the anchor drops, dive right off the boat into the clear blue water. Sunbathing and snacking on board are encouraged. Land excursions by motor coach are available to take you to Elia Beach, the island’s longest, and some say the most beautiful, or Kalafatis beach, the only beach on the island that is surrounded by trees. Both beaches are family friendly and offer beach chairs, umbrellas, multiple watersports, and plenty of tavernas, and cafés. Choosing where to go in Greece can be difficult, but make sure to have Mykonos on your bucket list.