Highlights of this tour
- Monastery of Panagia Tourliani in Ano Mera
- Mykonos town
- Church of the Virgin Mary of Paraportiani
- The Pelican Petros
- Matoyianni Street
During this accessible tour of Mykonos, you explore the island with an accessible vehicle. You visit some of the most famous sights of the island, small private chapels and houses built in the typical Cycladic style, the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani in Ano Mera, Mykonos Town, Little Venice, the Church of the Virgin Mary of Paraportjanis, the Pelican Petros, and Matoyianni Street.
The village of Ano Mera is home to an impressive 16th-century monastery. Two monks from the island of Paros founded the Panagia Tourliani monastery in 1542. It includes an impressive bell tower and marble fountain. Initially, the monastery carried the name of the Blessed Virgin Mary that was mysteriously found in the area of Tourlos. A while later, they changed the name to Panagia Tourliani (the holy Tourlos).
Mykonos Town or Chora is the beautiful capital of Mykonos. Fishing boats and luxury yachts lie harmoniously next to each other. It looks different from most towns in the Aegean Sea. It is a labyrinth of bright white houses with wooden doors and brightly colored balconies. Small but beautiful churches, picturesque taverns, and shops with folkloric articles and art objects decorate the streets of Chora. Mykonos town is a cozy maze and built according to the typical Cycladic architecture.
The beautiful Paraportiani church in Mykonos is an extraordinary sight on the island, situated right at the entrance of the Kastro district. What makes this church so unique is that it consists of several churches built next to or on top of each other. You see the church of the Virgin Mary, which looks like a dome, on top of the other four churches. The various churches were built over the centuries. The oldest was built in the late 14th century, while the last adjustments were made in 1920.
Petros is a pelican. He has long been the mascot of the island of Mykonos. In 1958 this injured bird washed ashore. He was found and cared for by a fisherman and then stayed on the island. After a while, he got the status of mascot.
Matoyianni Street is the place to be for shopaholics. It is the shopping and entertainment center of the island of Mykonos. The street is filled with small shops, cafes, and restaurants. The shops sell all kinds of clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, and more. The restaurants offer traditional Greek dishes. Matoyianni Street is an important part of Mykonos town, and a must-visit when checking out Mykonos.
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