FD TOUR Mykonos tour by coach & on foot
Arguably the best known of all the Greek islands, Mykonos is renowned today for its nightlife and lively beaches. Following the Greek War of Independence, during which Mykonos played a significant role, life settled down for awhile before it was rediscovered as a beautiful location for filming, attracting actors, artists and jet setters. Today, both the lifestyle and true history of the island are showcased through this walking tour of unique Mykonos town. First youll visit the Mykonos Archaeological Museum, which houses pottery from Delos, and some grave stelae and jewelry from the Island of Renia, the Delos Necropolis. Among the museums highlights is an exhibit of a “pithos”, or Minoan storage jug, which features a Trojan War scene in relief, and a statue of Hercules. 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 and walled gardens. Discover the towns deliberately confusing layout, designed as a means to foil attacking pirates. The nearby windmills, an island trademark, once ground wheat that was used to bake bread for islanders and sailors alike. Afterwards we will visit Kastro area where the Little Venice and Paraportiani church is located. Now they stand as symbols of the island and afford a wonderful photo opportunity.
Tour includes walking in town on cobblestone streets with slight inclines and some steps.
2½ hour walking tour through the city;
2½ hour driving-tour over the island;
2 hour stop at a beach including lunch and time for swimming;
English-speaking tour-escort NO official guide;
All entrance fees;
Any gratuities for Guide & Driver;
Any meals and/or drinks (unless specifically mentioned);
Any kind of other personal expenses;