Duration 7 Hours
Pick-up Locations : Hotels, Resorts, Airport, Port.
This full day tour combines the two tours with an extended visit at both Delos Island and a short walking tour in Mykonos town (Hora). If you have available a full day in Mykonos, this is the best option to enjoy your stay in this famous island .
If you are traveling by a cruise ship,you will meet your licensed tour guide at the port of Mykonos
What you expect to see on this private Full day tour.
Little islands out at sea, on the horizon keeps showing a whiteness, a flash and a furl, a hail of something coming, ships a-sail from over the rim of the sea … The Cyclades received their name in antiquity because they form a rough circle (kiklos) round the sacred island of Delos.
A thirty minutes trip by boat brings you to the small neighbor island of Delos –one of the biggest and most important archeological sites of Europe.
In the mythology Delos used to be the birthplace of the ancient gods Apollon and Artemis and their temples have always been the center of the Holy Island.
Like on Mykonos first settlements on Delos have been found from around 3,000 BC by the Karers from Asia. The small island has been for centuries and more than one times the religious and political center of the whole Aegean Sea.
Due to a changeful history Delos suffered many occupations and totally distractions, which played a part to the fact that more and more people left the island which is uninhabited since nearly 2,000 years. The extraordinary guided tour in English through the 4-5,000 years old temple ruins and a visit to the museum of Delos will bring you closer to the understanding of the high-developed culture and daily life of ancient Greece.
Despite its minute size, it played an important role in antiquity for both commercial and religious reasons. The sanctuary to Apollo attracted pilgrims and riches. Together with the shrine at Delphi, it was the most important in the Greek world.
Nowadays Delos is a desolate wind-swept sea-girt place.
A pilgrimage for tourists where the ruins are still imbued with a sense of mystic fervour and nostalgia. The modern quay leads directly to the entrance to the archaeological site.
We shall walk into the heart of the sanctuary where you can see the Temples of Apollo, monuments famous for their history and architectural style, the dried lake with the palm tree, and the unique marble lions of Delos.
After a rest stop we shall visit the museum and continue towards the terrace of the foreign gods and the theatre area.
The view of the archipelago from up there is unforgettable.
We shall visit the famous Hellenistic mansions of Delos with their superb mosaics decorating the floors and walls.
Return to the harbour area of the island of Delos and by the local boat return to Mykonos harbour.
Next you will have a walking tour in Mykonos town.
There you will be able to taste the unique beauties of the most cosmopolitan island of Mediterranean.
Starting from Yacht Club at old port the group will stroll around the narrow alleys of Mykonos, will visit Manto Mavrogenous square, the Mykonian Archeological Museum which has a number of exhibits from the island of Delos, the unique church of Parapaportiani, the lovely Little Venice,the magnificent Windmills.
The numerous souvenir shops, the cafes at the waterfront were you can see the pelicans being fed from people, create a unique atmosphere that noone can forget.
Colors such as blue and white remind that the island has remained untouched throughout the years.
Free time at the end is recommended.
In the end of the tour, you will be driven back to Mykonos Port.
Private Vehicle, fuels, tolls (wherever exist), parking fee, English-speaking driver, Professional English or French-speaking guide, round trip boat tickets to Delos, insurance covery of the passengers up to ?500,000 in total, VAT and all taxes.
*Entrance fees in archaeological and historical sites, hotel accommodation wherever needed, beverages and meals.
Site of Delos – per Adult 5 euro
Museum of Mykonos – per Adult 2 euro
Child (under 17 with passport) Free
Sundays or Holidays: * Supplement per vehicle 180 euro
* Charge for driver and tour guide based on labor legislation in Greece.
* NOTE: !!! Our Guides are LICENSED and Members of the Union official Guides in Greece.
** NOTE: !!! Our Drivers are Professionals and English speaking.
Please note that not allowed Taxi drivers, Minivan drivers and Bus drivers to do the job of the tour guides, this is prohibited by Greek law.
The tour guide profession is protected by the Greek legislation
Our Company from its establishment until now, works only with official, professional, licensed tour guides.
Please note that in case you may wish to book a private tour through our website, in no way means that you are obliged to follow the exact route of showing the proposed tour.
You have the ability to change the order of the sites, to remove or add attractions, provided it does not exceed the time duration and distances that you have already booked.
We are flexible to any changes that you may wish during your private tour, our aim is your complete satisfaction.
Our drivers and our licensed tour guides are at your disposal in order to provide you with the best service.
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