Ready for Mykonos? Before you pack your bags and prepare for that unforgettable adventure, make sure to get yourself equipped with just the right knowledge about the island.
For one, you should see to it that you have a place on the island. There are a number of options for your Mykonos accommodations – hostels, apartments, and hotels – so picking the best one that would suit your needs, requirements, and budget would not really be a problem. It would be wise to choose an accommodation close to most landmarks on the island, or at least to those you plan/want to see.
As you travel to Mykonos, you also have to research how you get around the island aside from getting there. Find out about its public transports, which includes trains in Mykonos and buses in Mykonos. As this Greek island is the most expensive island in the Cyclades (along with Santorini), taking a Mykonos transport will be relatively cheaper. However, if you prefer convenience and luxury, you can go research about having a car rental in Mykonos.
Booking Mykonos tours will be a cost-efficient option for those traveling in groups, especially for first-timers on the island. There are a number of companies and individuals offering their time and services to tour you around the top attractions in Mykonos.
To really make the most of your time on the island, go mingle with the locals. It would help if you learn Greek in Mykonos to truly experience the warmth and hospitality of the people in Mykonos. There may not be a lot of Mykonos language schools available for now, you can always opt to learn at Athens, which is close to Mykonos.
As one of Greece’s top tourist destinations, finding a company offering Mykonos tours would not be a challenge. Whether you want an organized or private tour, there is one that can provide you with the service you want. Among the two though, organized tours are the most preferred Mykonos tours by many tourists, particularly those who only have a weekend in Mykonos or a long weekend in Mykonos. Below are some organized tour options on the island:
- Mykonos City Tour
This half-day guided tour gives you a taste of the unique beauties offered on the island. It starts at the Yacht Club located at the island’s old port. You’ll get to stroll around the narrow alleys of the island and visit the Manto Mavrogenous square, the church of Parapaportiani, the Windmills, and of course of the magnificent Little Venice. You’ll also stop by many souvenir shops and cafes where you can go see the pelicans.
- Delos Tour
Delos is considered a sacred island in the Cyclades. It is also one of Europe’s “biggest and most important archaeological sites”. A half-day guided tour to the island will bring you an extraordinary experience to the place which was said in myths to be the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. You’ll be toured around 4-5000 years old temple ruins as well as a visit to Delos’ museum to bring you a better understanding of Ancient Greece’s highly developed culture. You can check out the various monuments of Greek gods and goddesses or get a view of the archipelago from up there.
- Wine and Culture Tour
Aside from the beautiful attractions, Mykonos is also known for its unique wine and culture. This tour will give you a walk through the town, visiting its traditional windmill in the Agricultural Museum. You will also have a stop at the Folklore Museum and feast on its interesting collection of items that have to do with the island’s everyday life then. This tour’s highlight is the wine tasting at a Greek restaurant.
- Jeep Safari Tour
Cross the countryside of Mykonos with this tour and check out its most famous and beautiful beaches via jeep. From one beach to another, you will have a breathtaking experience seeing the panoramic view of Chora, the island’s capital. Enjoy taking photos of the Windmills, Mykonos’ old port, and the line of white houses with colorful windows.