We arrive in Mykonos on 08/12/2015 at 3:00 p.m., we have about 7 hours to visit the city. The departure is at 11:00 p.m.
City: Mykonos (Greece)
Arrival: 3:00 p.m.
Departure: 11:00 p.m.
At each stopover of the cruise, COSTA proposes excursions to visit the city or to do an activity. Prices vary from 50€ to 120€ per person. You can always do the tours yourself(sometimes the same tour offered by the company) much cheaper. But, it is necessary to prepare the necessary information before. The internet connection is very expensive on the boat and you will never find information about public transport because the cruise company “pushes” you to pay for its excursions. We did not take any Costa excursion and That is with no regrets.
The port of Mykonos is too small for the cruise ships. Our boat remains in the sea and we disembarked via rowboats. The company distributes small cards with numbers. The number corresponds to the boat to which you are assigned.
The rowboats drop off travelers in the old port of Mykonos
It is a charming little port in the heart of the city:
We head straight for the small central square of the city : Manto Mavrogenous Statue (37°26’51.0″N 25°19’45.2″E)
This is where we find the buses leaving outside the city :
We take the bus to the beach of « Paradise Beach »
The bus journey takes 15 minutes:
We arrive at the beach : « Paradise Beach » (37°24’36.4″N 25°21’24.1″E)
It is a very touristy and very festive beach with a dancing beach bar. You will find all the necessary equipment there (WC, showers, deckchairs, parasols, etc.)
We spend 2 hours there before returning to downtown Mykonos. The village is charming. Just take a stroll through its narrow streets to see that:
The architecture is special. The houses are all painted white with lime.
You can also take a short tour to discover:
- The Old Port and the Small Church located there (37°26’51.1″N 25°19’37.8″E)
- The Chapel of « Panagia Paraportiani » (37°26’49.6″N 25°19’32.6″E)
- Little Venice (37°26’48.0″N 25°19’33.0″E)
- Windmills (37°26’40.2″N 25°19’31.4″E)
- Tria Pigadia : the three wells (37°26’43.4″N 25°19’43.0″E) : The legend says that if a virgin drinks from 3 wells, she finds a husband and if a visitor drinks from 3 well, he returns to Mykonos
Around 10:30 p.m., the rowboats pick us up at the old port and take us back to our boat.
We leave Mykonos which always seems alive at night: