We’ll set out on a coach tour of the island of Mykonos. Our first stop will be the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, the official protector of the island, in Ano Mera. Founded in 1542, it is a peaceful place that has a lot of history behind it. One belief is that it is named after an icon of the Virgin Mary found in a nearby village called Toulos. The site was completely restored in the 1770s, and its impressive architecture is framed by its whitewash exterior and colored dome. One of the most famous pieces in the church is the wooden altar screen crafted by Italian artists. After our time at the monastery, we’ll head to the city. Mykonos has a humble charm, although it is known as quite the place to party. The old town is dotted with churches and rustic chapels, with the Church of Panagia Paraportiani being the most famous. We’ll tour a few of the chapels, visit five of the iconic windmills (the city’s trademark), and spend time in the romantic Little Venice neighborhood. What a great way to get a feel for life on the Aegean Sea!
- The order of the visits can change.
- Times are approximate.
Trip code : EXC_MYKONO