DAY 11: Mykonos, GR

10 July – Boat Tour of Southern Beaches

(Guide – Disney)

[On Shore times 0830 to 1645 (GMT+2]

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS OUTDATED

Saturday    10-Jul-2021    MYKONOS 7:00 AM    4:45 PM    

Pirate Night, Me Hearties!!!

-Boat Charter

Mykonos Windmills

Matoyianni Street (Shopping Street)

Delos (Island)

Alefkandra (Little Venice)

Old Harbour

Church of Panagia Paraportiani

Agios Sostis Beach

Elia Beach

Armenistis Lighthouse

Mykonos – Monday,  July 6 – 8:00 am – 4:15

Port Information

Other ships in port that day: Windstar (150+/-); Celestyl Olympia (+/-1500 but does not dock until evening)

Tourlos Port (also known as New Port) has a Cruise Ship Dock. Its located about 1.5 km/1 mile north of Mykonos town in Tourlos, very close to AgiosStefanos beach. Your Cruise Line might provide you with a shuttle bus service to take you from your Cruise Port to Mykonos Town Harbor (also known as Old Port) which is located at the north end of Mykonos Town. You can walk into town from Tourlos Port but the road is narrow and without sidewalks. There is a sea-bus service operating between the Tourlos Cruise Port and Mykonos Town which leaves frequently and costs 2 &euro per person/one way.

Things to see on land:

Mykonos town – whitewashed houses and hilltop windmills; shopping; winding narrow streets originally designed to confuse pirates

Near Mykonos town – beaches, a working windmill, Little Venice (local artwork and handicrafts); Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Cathedrals

Delos – uninhabited nearby island, mythical birthplace of Apollo; restored temple of Isis, sanctuary of Dionysus, terrace of the lions

Mykonos Old Port to Delos boat ride – 30 minutes

Website Resources:

Mykonos by cruise ship

http://www.mykonos-web.com/visiting-mykonos-by-cruise-ship.htm

Mykonos Sea Bus

Disney Excursions

https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/port-adventures/europe/list/mykonos-greece/

Best of Delos and Mykonos (MY31)

Prices: $139.00

Activity Level & Duration: Moderate, 7.5-8 Hours

Tour the archaeological site on Delos—see the Terrace of Lions and the ancient temples dedicated to the Greek god Apollo and his twin sister Artemis!

On this adventure you will…

  • Depart the pier in Mykonos by a local ship and head to one of the most historic sites in all of Greece: Delos island. Located in the center of the Cyclades Island group, Delos was once a hub of trade activity and an important site of religious significance. According to Greek mythology, Delos is the birthplace of Apollo, god of music, beauty and light and his twin sister Artemis, goddess of the hunt, wilderness and the moon. Delos island is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Walk by the Terrace of the Lions, the theatre, temples and other public buildings that reveal traces of their former splendor.
  • Sail back to Mykonos and take a scenic drive to the inland village of Ano Mera. Visit the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, originally built in 1542 and noted for its impressive architecture, whitewashed exterior and red-colored dome.
  • Sample some regional fare during lunch at a nearby taverna.
  • Continue on to Kalafati Beach for a short stroll on the sandy shore.
  • Return to the picturesque town of Mykonos for a walking tour. See some of the landmarks, including the windmills, Little Venice, and the Paraportiani Church.

 

Delos Island (MY01)

Prices: $85.00

Activity Level & Duration: Mild, 3.5-4 Hours

As told through Greek mythology, the Titaness Leto gave birth to Zeus’ twins—Apollo and Artemis—on this sacred isle near Mykonos.

On this adventure you will…

  • Meet your guide and walk from the ship’s gangway to your ferryboat for the 30-minute scenic cruise to the sacred island of Delos, the mythological birthplace of Zeus’ twins, Apollo and Artemis. Today, the island is uninhabited and acts as a vast archaeological site containing the ruins of temples, mansions and monuments. In ancient times, Delos was the political and religious center of the Aegean.
  • Join a 135-minute walking tour into the heart of the sanctuary and see ancient monuments renowned for their history and architectural style, including the Temple of Apollo and the famed Terrace of the Lions statues.
  • Continue to the Terrace of the Foreign Gods and enjoy the beautiful view of the archipelago from this vantage point. Pass through the theater and walk into the Hellenistic mansions of Delos to see spectacular mosaics depicting Dionysus (the god of grape harvest) alongside nautical motifs like dolphins and tridents.
  • Conclude your walking tour and board your ferry for the sail back to Mykonos. Guests will be dropped off in Mykonos Town for leisure time. When you’re ready to return to the ship, take the 15-minute walk to the shuttle bus area for the ride back.

 

 

 

Disney Excursions are not showing for Mykonos as of 9:00 am, Monday, January 18, 2020. I called Disney this morning and the Customer Service Rep found some excursions in her materials. The seem to be consistent with the following excursions described on a travel website (DreamsUnlimited). The prices are close but not exactly the same.

https://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/cruise/shore-excursions.cfm?se=Mykonos,%20Greek%20Isles


Delos Island Featuring Exclusive Youth Activity (4.5 – 5 hours)
Meet your guide and walk from the ship’s gangway to your ferry-boat for an approximate 30-minute scenic boat ride to the west side of the sacred island of Delos, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, from mythology. Today the island is uninhabited and it is a vast archaeological site whose superb monuments draw thousands of visitors in pilgrimage to what was, for thousands of years after the 9th century BC, the political and religious center of the Aegean.
Join an approximate 135-minute walking tour into the heart of the sanctuary and see the Temple of Apollo, monuments renowned for their history and architectural style, the dried lake with the palm tree and the famous lions.
Continue towards the terrace of the foreign gods and enjoy the beautiful view of the archipelago from this vantage point. Pass through the theater and walk into the Hellenistic mansions of Delos. They are decorated with mosaics with representations of Dionysus, a dolphin and a trident.
Conclude your walking tour and board the ferry for the ride back to Mykonos.
Walk approximately 15 minutes to the nearby Municipality center, where kids will join Disney Cruise Line Youth Counselors for approximately 60 minutes in a fun-filled mosaic workshop. Meanwhile, parents have the option to enjoy leisure time in the town of Mykonos.
Reunite with your party and choose to stay in town exploring or, when ready to return to the ship, have an approximate 15-minute walk to the area where shuttle buses depart toward the pier where the ship is docked, across the bay.
-Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the boat on their own. Guests must be able to walk and stand for approximately 2 hours over varying and uneven terrain.
-Guests are advised to wear flat and comfortable walking shoes.
-A “whisper system” headset will be provided during the tour.
Adult Price: $179 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $139 (ages 5 and up)


Mykonos In Style Resort Stay (7.5 – 8 hours)
Board your private car and travel approximately 15 minutes to the Mykonian Imperial Resort & Villas, one of the island’s most beautiful establishments. Note: Each room can accommodate up to 3 Guests (4 Guests if 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years old). Only one ticket (person) per room should be booked.
Check in at the Front Desk and relax in the comfort of your room or head out to the pool area to soak up the sun and admire the unparallel views of the sea.
Choose to enjoy one of the many spa services, dine in style or simply grab a bite. The day is yours to enjoy during the approximate 7-hour stay.
Meet back at the designated time and location with your driver, who will transport you back to the ship.
Note: once you select and confirm this excursion, a Cruise Activity Specialist will contact you to confirm the availability of your request and obtain pre-payment.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-While visiting beaches in Europe, Guests should note that nudity or topless bathing may be observed.
-This package includes a room that accommodates up to 3 Guests (4 Guests if 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years old) with private transportation and a driver. Drivers speak limited English. All bookings are non-refundable.
-Actual vehicle type may vary depending on final number of passengers and availability.
-This is a private arrangement; those accompanying you agree to share all costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle.
-These tours are ordered per room. One person in your party places the order for the room; the entire cost of the room is charged to that person’s shipboard account/or prepaid and cannot be divided up among the party.
-Rooms are extremely limited; reserve early to avoid disappointment.
-Food, beverages and additional activities are available for an additional cost.
Adult Price: Starting from $699 (up to 3 guests)

Delos Island (3.5 – 4 hours)
Meet your guide and walk from the ship’s gangway to your ferry-boat for an approximate 30-minute scenic boat ride to the west side of the sacred island of Delos, in the myths, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis from mythology. Today, the island is uninhabited and it is a vast archaeological site with superb monuments that draw thousands of visitors in pilgrimage to what was, for thousands of years after the 9th century BC, the political and religious center of the Aegean.
Join an approximate 135-minute walking tour into the heart of the sanctuary and see the Temple of Apollo, monuments renowned for their history and architectural style, the dried lake with the palm tree and the famous lions.
Continue toward the terrace of the foreign gods and enjoy the beautiful view of the archipelago from this vantage point. Pass through the theater and walk into the Hellenistic mansions of Delos. They are decorated with mosaics with representations of Dionysus, a dolphin and a trident.
Conclude your walking tour and board the ferry for the ride back to Mykonos. Guests will be dropped off at the town for leisure time. When ready to return to the ship, Guests will have an approximate 15-minute walk to the area where shuttle buses depart toward the pier where the ship is docked, across the bay.
-Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the boat on their own. Guests must be able to walk and stand for approximately 2 hours over varying and uneven terrain.
-This tour is available to all ages. Since it involves a boat/vessel, infants under 3 years of age must have a child’s ticket.
-Guests are advised to wear flat and comfortable walking shoes.
-A “whisper system” headset will be provided during the tour.
-An adults only departure is also available for this adventure.
Adult Price: $85 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $49 (ages 3 to 9)
Infant Price: $49 (ages 0 to 2)


Elia Beach (4 – 4.5 hours)
Board an air-conditioned motor-coach and travel approximately 30 minutes to Elia Beach.
Take in the beauty of the Aegean Sea as you relax on a lounge chair and soak up the sun or splash in the crystal clear waters during the approximate 3-hour stay.
Enjoy a Greek-style light lunch, included in your tour with a non-alcoholic beverage.
Meet back at the designated time and location to board your transportation back to the ship. Guests choosing to stay longer will have to make independent arrangements to return to the ship.
-Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the motor coach on their own. There are no sand wheelchairs available at the beach area.
While visiting beaches in Europe, Guests should note that nudity or topless bathing may be observed.
Snack options may include sandwiches, small cheese pies, spinach pies, meatballs, mix salad and soft drinks. Additional food and beverage items are available for sale.
One lounge chair per Guest and a shared umbrella (per couple) is included.
Additional activities may be available at the beach for an additional cost.
Adult Price: $79 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $49 (ages 3 to 9)
Infant Price: $0 (ages 0 to 2)


Island Drive an Ano Mera Village (3 – 3.5 hours)
Meet your guide and board your air-conditioned motor coach to depart from the port heading south on a scenic drive by the beaches of Ag. Ioannis and Ornos, and later of Kalafatis and Ag. Anna, including some photos stops.
Head toward the center of the island to the traditional village of Ano Mera. There, you’ll visit the small monastery Panagia Tourliani built in the 16th century.
Conclude your visit to the monastery and after the visit, enjoy a taste of Greece with ouzo and a Greek appetizer, served in the little square of the village.
Complete your approximate one-hour stop at the village and reboard your motor coach to take the scenic ride back to the pier.
-Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the motor coach on their own. Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.25 miles over various surfaces with steep stairs at the monastery and Ano Mera Village Square.
-Guests are advised to wear flat and comfortable walking shoes.
-Video and still photography are not permitted in the monastery and chapel.
-Guests, including children, wishing to enter churches must ensure that shoulders and knees remain covered. You can wear shorts that reach below the knee and tank tops, as long as you bring a sweater or scarf to wrap around your shoulders.
-An adults only departure of this adventure is also available.
Adult Price: $79 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $45 (ages 3 to 9)
Infant Price: $0 (ages 0 to 2)


Mykonos by Private Vehicle (4/8 hours)
Embark on an unforgettable excursion throughout Mykonos via private vehicle and experience the freedom of following your own itinerary at your own pace. Only one ticket (person) per vehicle should be booked.
Beach locations are approximately 30 minutes away from the pier.
Receive a private vehicle, which is air-conditioned and comes with a driver and an English-speaking tour guide.
Tour guide will rendezvous with Guests in any of the historical sites and will lead you on an eye-opening tour, providing insightful and relevant information designed with your entire family and personal preferences in mind. Please remember that the tour guide will take an extra seat out of the total capacity for the vehicle.
Need extra hours? Complete the regular booking online and email your Travel Agent with your name, cruise reservation number and the total number of hours you’d like.
All departures are set for an 8:00 a.m. meet time.
Entrance fees, meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included. -Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-All private vehicle bookings are non-refundable.
-Actual vehicle type may vary depending on final number of passengers and availability.
-Visiting more than one site often requires a full day.
-This is a private arrangement; those accompanying you agree to share all costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle.
-These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle; the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person’s shipboard account and cannot be divided up among the party.
-Vehicles and guides are extremely limited; reserve early to avoid disappointment.
-Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return it to the Port Adventures Desk as soon as possible.
Minivan 4 Hour Price: $1499 (up to 15 guests)
Minivan 8 Hour Price: $1999 (up to 15 guests)
Minivan 4 Hour Price Without Guide: $899 (up to 15 guests)
Minivan 8 Hour Price Without Guide: $1399 (up to 15 guests)
Sedan 4 Hour Price Without Guide: $599 (up to 3 guests)
Sedan 8 Hour Price Without Guide: $1199 (up to 3 guests)
Wheelchair-Accessible Minivan 4 Hour Price Without Guide: $899
Wheelchair-Accessible Minivan 8 Hour Price Without Guide: $1499


Mykonos Private Boat (4 or 8 hours)
Embark on an unforgettable boat adventure throughout the Aegean Sea via private boat and experience the freedom of following your own itinerary at your own pace. Note: Each boat can accommodate up to 11 Guests. Only one ticket (person) per vehicle should be booked.
Travel time to different beaches varies between 25 and 60 minutes, departing from the pier.
Receive a Private Sealine 42s, which comes with 2 crew members and an English-speaking tour escort.
Need extra hours? Complete the regular booking online and email your Travel Agent with your name, cruise reservation number and the total number of hours you’d like.
All departures are set for an 8:00 a.m. meet time.
Entrance fees, meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-All private boat bookings are non-refundable.
-Actual vessel type may vary depending on final number of passengers and availability.
-Visiting more than one site often requires a full day.
-This is a private arrangement; those accompanying you agree to share all costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vessel.
-These tours are ordered per vessel. One person in your party places the order for the boat; the entire cost of the boat is charged to that person’s shipboard account and cannot be divided up among the party.
Vessels and guides are extremely limited; reserve early to avoid disappointment.
-Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return it to the Port Adventures Desk as soon as possible.
4 Hour with Crew and Tour Escort Price: $2699 (up to 11 guests)
8 Hour with Crew and Tour Escort Price: $4999 (up to 11 guests)


Transfer to Kalafatis Beach (4 – 4.5 hours)
Board an air-conditioned motor-coach and travel approximately 30 minutes to the Kalafatis beach.
Discover the golden sand and crystal clear waters of this public beach and enjoy approximately 3 hours of leisure time to relax, sunbathe or swim.
Rent chairs and umbrellas, and take advantage of a variety of food and beverage items, all available for purchase at a local ocean front restaurant. Note: all items are available first-come, first-serve.
Meet back at the designated time and location to board your transportation back to the ship. Guests choosing to stay longer will have to make independent arrangements to return to the ship.
-Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the motor coach on their own. There are no sand wheelchairs available at the beach area.
-While visiting beaches in Europe, Guests should note that nudity or topless bathing may be observed.
-There are no lifeguards on duty at the beach. Guests will swim at their own risk.
-This is a beach transfer package. Guests are dropped off at the beach for independent time. All services at the beach including chairs, umbrellas, food, beverages and activities are available at an additional cost.
Adult Price: $34 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $24 (ages 3 to 9)
Infant Price: $0 (ages 0 to 2)

NonDisney excursions can be booked through

Mykonos Tours and Travel

Mykonos Tours

Viator

Boat Rentals

Mykonos

Click&Boat – list of boat rentals in Mykonos

https://www.clickandboat.com/us/boat-rental/mykonos/motorboat/bayliner-bodega-43-ybdjr

Bayliner boat (Panos – check to see if this is the same Panos as Mykonos Paradise Cruises

https://www.clickandboat.com/us/boat-rental/mykonos/motorboat/bayliner-bodega-43-ybdjr#global-review

Classic 1996 wooden motor boat

Sarantis Boat

https://www.sarantisboatmykonos.gr/index.php/destinations

Dolphin Navigation Mykonos Cruises