Ports: Mykonos Cruise Port
Mykonos & Shore Excursions
Greece’s summer party island, whitewashed Mykonos forms part of the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. Shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy visited in the early 1960s, heralding in the start of Mykonos’ reputation as a playground for the rich and famous.
Today Mykonos has something for everyone - huge clubs that attract world-renowned DJs, ancient windmills and plenty of beaches where you can soak up the sun. There’s a great selection of waterfront restaurants where you can enjoy Greek island living and picturesque towns with brightly painted shutters and bougainvillea trees in full bloom.
Most cruise ships dock at the new port in Tourlos, from where you’ll be shuttled into town. However, when space is at a premium, ships will anchor in the harbor and tender passengers to the old port in Hora. The port at Hora has a wealth of cafes and restaurants in the immediate vicinity and you’ll be within walking distance of the town centre.
Be sure to explore the charming town of Hora, which is renowned for boasting one of the best examples of Cycladic architecture. Stroll through the narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses, visit the church of Panayia Paraportiani, then stop in at the Archaeological, Folklore and Maritime Museums to discover more about Mykonos’ history.
The iconic Venetian windmills of Kato Myli watch over Hora. They were built in the 16th century and were used to grind wheat until the early 20th century. Some have been beautifully restored and make for one of Mykonos’ most famous photo ops.
Another destination not to miss is the area known as Little Venice, named for its medieval houses with overhanging balconies and believed to be where pirates unloaded their booty during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Our Mykonos shore excursions are led by highly knowledgeable guides who will not only reveal little-known secrets about this fascinating island, but enable you to see so more than you thought possible in the time available. If you can’t find the Mykonos shore excursion you are looking for here, please contact us directly so we can customize an itinerary for you.