Delve into Greece's modern culture and ancient history with this exciting itinerary. Immerse yourself in Greek mythology in Athens and Delphi before beginning your island hopping adventure. Explore the picturesque streets and inviting waters of Mykonos and the volcanic island of Santorini, with a stop at the sacred island of Delos along the way. Then head to Crete for more fascinating archaeological sites, hiking in the mountains, and visits to traditional villages before returning to Athens.
You'll start in the medieval part of Mykonos, known as the Chora (main town). First, discover the traditional way of life for the islanders by exploring alleys and secret corners with your guide. Then, visit the Archaeological Museum and head down the coastal road to Manto Square. Here, you'll find the famous monument of Manto Mavrogenous, a Greek heroine during the War of Independence.
Continue to Matogianni, a buzzy area with shops from global fashion brands. Along the way, admire the Three Wells, the home of Manto Mavrogenous’ mother, and the Maritime Museum. Then, stop at a traditional bakery that produces goods with an underground wooden stove. Enjoy tasting a few samples and chatting with the baker before heading toward the island's picturesque windmills.
Finally, follow the winding pathways through the castle and the Scarpa area, where you'll find the "Little Venice" neighborhood on the waterfront. End your tour with a visit to the elaborate church of “Panagia Paraportiani,” one of Greece's most famous architectural structures.
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Itineraries with Mykonos Town Walking Tour
Need a vacation? Find your piece of paradise with the 2-week version of this laidback itinerary. Start with street food and native wine varietals in Athens, before heading to Tinos for a cultural tour. Glamorous Mykonos and Santorini are next, before continuing to Crete, where turquoise lagoons and village tours making sure you're fully blissed out before you go back to Athens.
See why Santorini and Mykonos are two of the most popular Greek islands on this itinerary. After an introduction to Athens, you'll sail through these Cycladic spots, visiting glittering beaches, Classical sanctuaries, and stunning views.