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Useful information for your shore excursions in Mykonos
Things you should know about your cruise port, attractions as well as other useful facts and tips for the best shore excursions in Mykonos are down below
The best attractions in Mykonos
Mykonos is an island in the Aegean Sea and has a capital of the same name. Moreover, the city is an example of the unique Cycladic architecture. This Greek island is also known for its nightlife activities due to the many bars and restaurants.
Kato Mili is the famous windmill hill and also the island’s landmark. However, out of the original 10 there are only 5 windmills left that are still complete and standing. Nevertheless, they are perfect for a souvenir photo on Mykonos. There is also a museum of argriculture here.
There are excursions by boats to the holy island Delos everyday. Legend has it that Leto gave birth to Apollo and Artemis here, whose father was Zeus. The island is uninhabited and was entitled a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990.
A day at the beach
Mykonos is known for a variety of beaches. These include the Plats Gialos Beach, which offers a lot of water sports, a small promenade and restaurants, also other beaches like Ornos Beach or Elia Beach.
The slightly different museum in the middle of Mykonos! Every kind of art from paintings and photographs to sculptures is represented here in the gallery. In the summer months there are around 5 solo exhibitions, all of them are bizarre and unique in their own way.
Church of Panagia Paraportiani
The most famous and most photographed of the 400 churches in Mykonos is the Panagia-Paraportiani Church. It is a complex of 5 small churches that combines 4 different architectural styles. Behind the church you will arrive at the “Little Venice”, since the district is reminiscent of the city in Italy due to its buildings and architecture.
Map of cruise port in Mykonos
Small cruise ships still anchor at the old harbor, right in front of Mykonos Town. You can easily get to the center on foot.
However, most cruise ships dock about 3 km (1.86 miles) north of the capital at the new port Tourlos. A ship can dock at the pier there or off the coast.
You can walk from the pier to the center. However, the traffic is dense and the roads are relatively narrow and quite jam-packed because of the tourists. In addition, public buses cost about 1.60 to 2 euros towards Mykonos Town. You can take a boat to get to the old port of Mykonos. For 2 euros you can also take a water bus.
Shipping companies and routes
The Mediterranean is one of the most important destinations for cruises and practically all shipping companies offer trips here. Especially Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises have their main focus here. Other cruises include Royal Caribbean, NCL, Princess or Celebrity lines.
Immigration and visa
Greece is a country in the Schengen area, this means that U.S. citizens can enter Greece without a visa for stays of up to 90 days for tourism purposes.
For more accurate and up-to-date information please contact your cruise operator before your trip.
The official currency in Greece is Euro, you can also exchange your money at currency exchange spots (1 dollar = 0.86 euro and 1 pound = 1.11 euro). Credit cards are als accepted at most places.
Taxi and other public transports
Besides rental cars, scooters and quads, you can also take a taxi here at the cruise terminal. However, there are only a few taxis on the island. If you decide to do so, you should ask for the exact price for a trip to Mykonos Town before departure, normally it costs about 10 euros.
The bus network is well developed on the island. There is a bus station in Mykonos city and one behind the archeological museum. These buses also have various stops at many beautiful beaches on the island.
The high season lies between April and September. In these months the temperature is at the average of 20 to 30 °C / 68 to 86 °F. The water in the winter is too cold to swim and the temperatures range between 12 and 16 °C / 53 °F and 61 °F while it is very likely to rain.
Website of the port and tourist organisations
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