A Mykonos Island tour will showcase some of the very best that Greece has to offer the tourist. There are several sightseeing spots in Greece, and this is certainly among the finest.
The island is part of the Cyclades group of islands. It is located in the center of the Aegean Sea. The island is to the north of Naxos and Paros, the east of Syros and south of Tinos. You can reach the island by boat from the Piraeus port at Athens. The trip will take 4 and a half hours. You can also fly in to the island.
What to See
A Mykonos Island tour will not be complete without visiting the Mykonos town. There are numerous shops, galleries and churches here. The area with the windmills offers a good view of Little Venice. Little Venice itself is known for its stunning medieval houses. There are several bars here too.
The Panagia Paraportiani church dates back to 1425 and incorporates the Byzantine design. Other attractions on the island are the archaeological museum, the folklore museum and the Lena’s House Museum.
There are several restaurants in the town. Some of the best known are Antonini’s Taverna at Manto Square, Appaloosa Bar & Restaurant and Avra Restaurant. You can also dine at Niko’s Taverna, Nisa Restaurant and Vangelis Taverna.
Based on archaeological evidence, the Ionians had inhabited the island during the early years of the 11th century BCE. There are also remains at Ftelia beach dating from 3000 BCE. The island also figures prominently in mythology. The island was the site of the epic clash between the Titans and Zeus.
The name of the island was in honor of Mykons, the grandson of the god Apollo. The proximity of the island to Delos made it a very important location for supplies and travel. The island started being promoted for tourism in the 1950s, boosting its economy. From fishing, tourism is now the lifeblood of the island.
The ferry ride will cost 30 Euros at the economy class.
There are several fine beaches around the island. Some of the most popular are the Psarou, Platys Gialos and Paranga beaches. But the best known is probably Paradise. There are many discos, bars, restaurants and cafeterias here.
When you go on a Mykonos Island tour, you can also visit Delos. This island is known for its archaeological sites. You can also visit the islands of Paros and Syros.