Things to do in Mykonos Town

Our most recommended things to do in Mykonos Town

From Mykonos: Delos Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

1. From Mykonos: Delos Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Discover the ancient ruins on the island of Delos with this boat tour from Mykonos. See sights like the house of Dionysus, the Colossus of the Naxians, and the Temple of Apollo. Step back in time as you stroll through the ruins of a market. Start your morning tour with a 30-minute boat ride from Mykonos to Delos. Once you arrive on Delos you will receive an introduction to the ancient and sacred site. With your guide, you will explore the narrow city streets. Marvel at the impressive house of Dionysus and the exceptional mosaics, well-preserved marble columns, and wall paintings. See other monuments in the urban area, including the Theater of Delos. Take a walk along the main street to the market and the sanctuary zone. Here you’ll find the Stoa of Phillipe, the Propylaia, the Colossus of the Naxians, and the Temple of Apollo.

Mykonos: Full-Day Off-Road Safari

2. Mykonos: Full-Day Off-Road Safari

Get behind the wheel of a jeep and spend the day exploring the rugged landscapes of Mykonos. Access parts of the island that other vehicles can't reach. Depart from the Old Port of Mykonos Town and drive along the coast to Houlakia Beach. Continue up to the lighthouse for some panoramic views, and then make your way through Marathi. Pass Panormos Beach on the drive to Agios Sostis Bay. Enjoy the peace and quiet of Ano Mera, and stop to admire the ruins of Gyzi Castle, a Venetian castle at Paleokastro. Discover an old abandoned mine as you explore the area around Ano Mera, far from the hustle and bustle of Mykonos Town. Stop for lunch at a picturesque spot before continuing along the south coast past Kalafatis and Kalo Livadi. Continue through the lush green area of Halara. Take in the stunning views from Agrari Beach, where you can enjoy a coffee and cool down with a swim in the sea. Head back to Mykonos Town via the old castle and get dropped off at the Old Port.

From Athens: Mykonos Day Trip by Plane and Ferry

3. From Athens: Mykonos Day Trip by Plane and Ferry

Enjoy a one-day tour of the most famous Greek island. Take a bus transfer to the Athens airport for a morning flight to Mykonos. Upon arrival, enjoy a bus transfer to the city center. Explore the city center before the late morning crowds arrive, including a 60-minute walking tour among the whitewashed houses with a guide. Wander the labyrinth of narrow lanes surrounded by traditional buildings with the island's unique architectural style, including local shops and galleries. Then it's time to visit the Little Venice of Mykonos where the famous pelican strolls. If you are lucky, you may see him opening his wings to impress all those who stop. Continue to the hill of windmills, one of the most popular sightseeing spots on the island, where you can feast your eyes on a panoramic view of the city and the Aegean Sea. Walk further to the Matoyiannia neighborhood for high-end shopping. Take a break to enjoy lunch or swim on the beach at the old city port. Meet you guide to take a ferry towards Mykonos, across the Aegean Sea. Enjoy a Greek summer salad before arriving at the Port of Rafina, where your driver will pick you up and transfer you back to Athens.

From Mykonos: Ancient Delos Tour

4. From Mykonos: Ancient Delos Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the cruise ship port in Mykonos at 09:15, and then travel by minibus to the new port of Mykonos Town. Meet your guide, and sail to the island of Delos, revered in Greek mythology as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Now considered one of the most important ancient archaeological sites in the Eastern Mediterranean, Delos was once a prosperous place of thriving trade and a center of culture and religion in the 8th to 1st century BCE. Upon arrival on the island, follow your guide through the entire ancient city. Encounter the old market places and public squares, along with the Temple of Apollo and Sanctuary of Artemis. Take a look at the old city and amphitheater, and walk down the celebrated Terrace of the Lions, where between 9 and 12 statues of marble lions guarded the Sacred Way. Look inside the museum to see artifacts excavated over the centuries, including sculptures from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman era, a collection of vessels from all periods and small items from everyday life. Enjoy a refreshment at the café next to the museum before boarding the ferry back to Mykonos. A transportation service will be provided to take you back to your hotel or a location of your choice if you haven't booked a supplementary option. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the cruise ship port in Mykonos at 09:00, and then travel by minibus to the embarkation point of the boat that will be traveling to Delos. Meet your guide, and sail to the island of Delos, revered in Greek mythology as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.

Mykonos: Sightseeing Tour with Terminal Pickup

5. Mykonos: Sightseeing Tour with Terminal Pickup

Explore the sites in Mykonos with this shore excursion tour. Snap pictures at Kalafatis Beach and admire the Panagia Tourliani monastery in the town of Ano Mera. Take a guided walking tour through the top attractions in the charming white-washed town of Mykonos.  Choose to be picked up from the cruise ship terminal in Mykonos New Port or the disembarkation point for the cruise tender boats. Sit back and relax in the air-conditioned van on the way to the iconic Armenistis Lighthouse. Admire views of the sea and the island from the lighthouse.  Continue to the Kalafatis Beach where you will have some time to get out and capture some photos. Head inland to the village of Ano Mera, home to the restored 16th-century monastery Panagia Tourliani. Spend some free time strolling around the village square or visiting a café.  Continue to the town of Mykonos for your guided walking tour. Dive into sights like the 16th-century windmills and the 15th-century Greek orthodox Paraportiani church.  Take in the romantic atmosphere as you walk through the elegant old houses that line the sea in the district of little Venice. Finish your tour in at the Mykonos waterfront. 

Mykonos: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

6. Mykonos: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

Organize your very own personal photographer on Mykonos and bring home incredible photographs of your time away. Push away the stress of capturing perfect vacation moments and pre-organize your photo shoot based on your own unique requirements, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip or a livelier one with friends. Then, simply meet the photographer on location on the day and let them work their magic, capturing your travels in a contemporary and candid style. You have the added benefit that your photographer is a local expert, and will share their knowledge of the city with you like an old friend. Once your photo tour has finished, receive a link to your own personal online gallery (password protected) within 5 working days, containing your professionally edited images, all free to download.  Look back over your travels with fond memories, so you make sure you have mementoes that will last a lifetime and beyond.

From Naxos: Delos and Mykonos Day Trip with Licensed Guide

7. From Naxos: Delos and Mykonos Day Trip with Licensed Guide

Embark on a Greek adventure from Naxos/Paros to the islands of Delos and Mykonos. Hop on a local cruise boat and meet your guide on Delos to explore its hidden treasures on a guided walking tour. Then, sail across to Mykonos with your guide and explore the island's charming town and harbor. Board your prebooked ship on Naxos/Paros and meet your licensed guide as you disembark in Delos. Travel back to ancient times by visiting this largest archaeological site in all of Greece, enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear about the island's fascinating myths from your guide, marvel at the remains of the temples of Apollo and Artemis, walk on the famous ancient avenue of the marble lions, and explore the residential quarter with its ancient mansions with splendid mosaics. Finally, reach the top of the hill to see the ancient theatre. Continue by boat with your guide to Mykonos. Meander through the quaint alleyways of the picturesque capital town and marvel at the famous "Little Venice". Board your return ferry to Naxos, feeling the warm breeze as you reminisce about your day out.

Armenistis Lighthouse Visit

8. Armenistis Lighthouse Visit

Experience the old lighthouse, which stands like a sentinel over the Armenistis area and is a testimony to Mykonos' maritime history, while still remaining fully functional today. In order to visit the Armenistis lighthouse, take the road from Agios Stefanos. At the location of "Fanari" which translates to "lantern" in Greek, the scenic coastal road also offers some of the most spectacular views on the island just 6.5km from Mykonos Town. Learn a lot of interesting facts about the light house, which was manufactured in 1891. The altitude of tower is 19 metres and the height of focal plane is 184 meters. The mechanism of the first lamp of "Armenistis" is exposed outside by the building of Aegean Naval Museum. Visit the Armenistis lighthouse because of the breath-taking scenery around it. From there you can see all the boats arriving at and departing from Mykonos, while Tinos island looks as if it is right next to you. Its strategic position offers scenic views of the surrounding areas and is well worth visiting to get a sense of the island’s fascinating history and enjoy its spectacular beauty.

Mykonos: Exciting Outdoor-Escape-Game, Adventure and Tour

9. Mykonos: Exciting Outdoor-Escape-Game, Adventure and Tour

You will start at a location in the centre. From then on, your smartphone (our special app in German language) will guide you. You will hear about a missing person. Help the police to find him or to find out what happened to him. You will assist the local police. You will get access to all police files and to all witness reports. There must be some detail that will finally solve this mystery. The app will guide you to 15 different locations. At each location you will solve a riddle or try to solve a Blackstory. And you will get access to new information about this strange crime case. This is a fun game and is perfect for a group of up to five persons. Perfect for couples, perfect for families with kids older than 9. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing and a challenge for you as a team. Read about the background story here below. What is this crime case about, what is the story behind it? Let us provide you with some background information. This whole case is about him. He used to be a successful detective. After he retired, he started to write books which became bestsellers. His new book with short stories about the most crazy crime cases that he had to deal with during his career as detective will be released soon. But suddenly he, the author, disapeared. And also the script of his new book is missing. There are rumours about problems in his marriage and lately he also acted weird. That is what his friends are saying. Since he went missing, the media reported constantly about this case, but the police is still unable to solve this crime case. Can you find out what happened? You will go to 15 different locations to meet his friends, listen to witnesses and read or listen to police reports. And you will also find some of the weird stories that he wants to publish in his new book. A book that is supposed to become a bestseller. Work together as a team and find out what really happened, while you explore this area. This is a good workout, a fun game and an exciting and challenging task for you as a team. Special offer: if the weather suddenly is not suitable for your adventure or you want to reschedule due to other reasons: no problem. Once you booked, you can start within 48 hours after the originally booked starting time. Bonus: We included some extra tasks and riddles which you can solve at any time after you finished this event. Note: Your route is not a mainstream tourist route from one famous sight to another. There also will not be any historical or boring articles or speeches about the places that you will visit. The places that you will visit might fit to the story of the crime case, but maybe not always. You will explore the area while you concentrate on solving this tricky fictional crime case.

From Naxos: Private Mykonos Island Boat Trip

10. From Naxos: Private Mykonos Island Boat Trip

See the sights of Mykonos in style on a private cruise from Naxos island. Set sail from the port of Naxos or Agia Anna and find yourself on Greece's most well-known island. Spend the day exploring hiking trails, visiting world-famous beach bars, or relaxing on beaches such as Kalo Livadi. Meet your captain in the port of Naxos or Agia Anna and board the rib boat that will take you to Mykonos. Enjoy traditional snacks and refreshing beverages while at sea. Feel the breeze as you make your way to the island of traditional Cycladic architecture and white sand beaches. Once in Mykonos, enjoy some free time to explore the island at your leisure. You could try out the bars and restaurants frequented by the rich and famous, explore some of the island's walking trails, or take in the views from the traditional Greek windmills. Alternatively, spend the day hopping between the island's white sand beaches. Try out water sports at Kalo Livadi or relax to the sound of chill music with a drink in hand at one of the beach clubs such as Paradise or Super Paradise. At the end of the day, watch the sunset from the Little Venice neighborhood before heading back to Naxos.

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What people are saying about Mykonos Town

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,011 reviews

Delos museum is still closed But overall great place Guide was not a fluent English speaker so was quite slow in conversation and we felt the explanations went on for too long, should have taken 50% less time

Delos Island was incredible! All of the ruins were absolutely amazing! Highlight of the trip for sure.

Great tour. The guide was awesome and sound system helpful with the wind! Would highly recommend!

Delos is beyond words. I wanted to get back on the late boat and go again.

Excellent guide, very informative. Must visit Delos.