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The sacred island of Delos

Meeting point Next to Town Hall
Tour Schedule 09:45
Boat trip to Delos 
Introduction and entrance tickets 
Guided tour on the island  --Available in 5 Languages --
Free time for the museum 
Departure of the boat 14:00
Arrival back to Mykonos


Chased by the jealous goddess Hera, Leto wandered from place to place looking for some corner of the earth in which to give birth to her son, fruit of the union with Zeus. 
Every city and island refused to receive her and only a bare rock in the middle of the sea dared to refuse to obey. 
There she gave birth to Apollo and the island glowed like burnished gold and became Delos (the visible one).

From the 17th century an increasing number of European travelers visited Delos, sketching its ruins and recording precious information. In 1873 the French Archaeological School at Athens began the excavations that continue to this day, uncovering a large sector of the once large and affluent city with sanctuaries, harbors, market places and residential quarters.   

There are daily excursions from Mykonos Town.  A must for all visitors.

 

 

Mykonos island

Mykonos is a popular tourist destination in the Greek islands of the Cyclades group, situated in the middle of the Aegean Sea.

Mykonos Town (Chora) is a stunningly picturesque Cycladic town with a maze of tiny streets and whitewashed steps lanes, houses and churches, gathered around its harbor in the middle of a wide bay. It is famed as a cosmopolitan destination amongst the Greek islands and widely recognized as one of the great travel Mecca's. Although the streets are lined with little shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes, stylish bars and restaurants, Mykonos Town has not completely lost its identity. Despite the island’s rapid growth and development, it’s traditional Cycladic architectural style and character has remained firmly intact, thanks to the island’s strict building regulations.

Mykonos tends to be extremely crowded with visitors in July and August. The best time to visit Mykonos is May through June, or September through mid-October.

Attractions in Mykonos Town

-The Windmills, are one of the most recognized landmarks of Mykonos. Once this island was a great producer of wheat and bread. The area of the windmills has a splendid view on Little Venice and is the most popular place in Mykonos to watch the sunset.

-Little Venice, a district located at the sea, famous for its picturesque medieval two and three storey houses, which stand like a wall above the sea, and their colorful wooden balconies. Little Venice is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the whole of Mykonos and offers a fantastic sunset.

-Panagia Paraportiani, of all the churches on Mykonos, the most impressive is Panagia Paraportianí, a true Byzantine jewel. This whitewashed church, which building dates back to 1425 and was not completed until the 17th century, is the most popular and most photographed of all the churches on Mykonos.

-Petros the Pelican, the island's mascot, can sometimes be found at the waterfront or even up in town. Now there are three pelicans inhabiting the island. This means that the Petros you meet, can be a Petra. Well, this is Mykonos.

 

Mykonos Island Tour -3 Hours  -Every Sunday

Discover Mykonos Beaches  - 8 hours Tu-Th-Sat

Jeep Safari  -  6 Hours Mon & Tue

Super Paradise Transfer  n/a upon request

         

 

Beaches on Mykonos island 

Most of the beaches have tavernas and restaurants and are well equipped with with deck chairs and parasols.
The best beaches are on the south side of the island and sheltered from the prevailing northern wind.
Many beaches, even the more family-orientated, are often populated with the 'European' style of sunbathing - i.e. topless.

-Psarou, (south coast, 5km from Mykonos Town). This up market beach is popular amongst Greeks.



-Platys Gialos, (south coast, 6km from Mykonos Town). Busy family and tourist beach. Jet ski rentals are available.


-Paranga, (south coast, 6km from Mykonos Town). Also popular with gays. Nudity is quite common, especially on the right end (facing the sea). At about 5PM the beach gets really noisy with several beach bars.


-Paradise, (south coast). Probably the most popular beach on the island. Nudity is quite common. Paradise Beach is known for its parties. At about 4PM the music will get really loud.



-Super Paradise, (south coast). Also very popular with gays, especially the right part (facing the sea). Nudity is quite common. At about 4PM the music will get really loud; for some time to leave, for others time to party.



-Elia, (south coast). Elia is one of the larger beaches on Mykonos. It is a well organized beach and various water sports (ski and jet-ski). Also popular with gays, especially the small rocky beach between Elia and Agari. Nudity is permitted but not as common as at Paradise, Super Paradise and Paranga.



-Ornos, (west coast, 3km south of Mykonos Town). Busy family and tourist beach. It gathers many for its sun beds and umbrellas. The sandy beach slopes gently into the sea.
 


-Agios Ioannis, (west coast, 3km south west of Mykonos Town)  is a small beach with snorkeling opportunities. The beach never gets over crowded and deck chairs are available to rent.



There are several other magnificent beaches in Mykonos island that are more far away such as: Kalo Livadi, Agios Sostis, Panormos, Agrari, Kapari, Ftelia, Lia and many more...

 

 

Gay information.

Mykonos is one of the hottest gay holiday destinations that Europe has to offer. Out of all Mykonos has the most character. Mykonos is a gay friendly island, featuring a vibrant gay nightlife. Recently quite a few new gay bars and clubs have opened.
If you're gay, get yourself an up to date map with all the gay venues. The most popular beaches with gays are Super Paradise and Elia. These are not gay beaches, but they have parts where gays congregate. The only gay beach which deserves that name, is the small beach between Elia and Agrari.

 

 

How to get in Mykonos 

By boat
From the Greek mainland ferries and high speed catamaran services run daily from Piraeus and Rafina.

The journey between the port of Piraeus (Athens) and Mykonos takes between 4h 30min and 5h 15min, depending on the type of ferry you are taking. Most of the ferries connecting Piraeus to Mykonos stop working by end of October and resume by April.
Mykonos can also be reached directly from other islands in the Cyclades. There are boat connections from Syros, Andros, Tinos, Paros, Naxos, Ios and Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Chios Lesvos, Samos and Ikaria.

Mykonos has two ports: the old port in Mykonos Town, and the new port at Tourlos, about 2 km north of Mykonos Town. Check before you travel which port your boat will use.

By plane
Mykonos has an airport , about 4km away from the main town. There are daily flights from Athens airport (35 minutes) by Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. In high season there are also less frequent flights from Rhodes, Santorini and Crete (Heraklion) by Sky Express.
From May till October charter airlines fly directly to Mykonos from many European airports

 

 

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