5. From Athens: Visit Tinos and Mykonos Islands in One Day
Early morning pick-up from your hotel in Athens.
Enjoy the sunrise above the Aegean Sea as you are embarking on the ferry that sails to Tinos. Our escort will assist locate your seats in the ferry. Feel free to walk from one lounge to the other where you will find snack bars selling beverages and delicious pastry for breakfast.
Before noon you will have arrived in Tinos where you will start strolling in the paved streets of the Cycladic settlement.
Walking among the picturesque shops, you will have the chance to buy traditional pastries like "mandolato" or "lukumi".
Try a piece of the sesame brittle, considered as one of the richest superfoods according to the ancient Greeks, which will fill you with extra energy!
One of the highlights of the tour is the Monastery of Holy Mary (known as "Panaghia") which is the important pilgrimage destination in Greece. Thousands of Christians swarm about on the 25 of March to celebrate the Annunciation. You may see pilgrims covering the distance from the port of Tinos to the church on their knees, in an attempt to fulfill a promise they made to God in exchange for a favor they had asked from him. Along that route, you will see the long red carpet, laid to protect those pilgrims from having their knees injured.
Apart from the orthodox churches, Tinos is gull of Catholic ones as well, some of which you may visit during your walking tour. On the way back to the port, you will find plenty of little restaurants serving local dishes cooked with locally grown ingredients. Enjoy a tasty lunch and do not omit to sip a glass of the traditional "ouzo" liquor.
At 11.35 you will be on the ferry ready to sail to the cosmopolitan Mykonos! Upon arrival at the port, our escort will lead you to the local sea bus to get transferred to the city centre.
Grasp your cameras and go ahead on a magic photo-walking tour in the whitewashed maze-like lanes of the celebrities' beloved Greek island! Our escort will show you the best photo spots that will guarantee amazing, like-attracting photos! At the Little Venice of Mykonos, you will feel the cosmopolitan air of the island; colorful verandas hanging over the seas and impressively decorated cocktails served by the sea... While climbing up the Windmills hill, you will see how locals took advantage of the only thing they had in abundance, the Wind! Feel free to stroll in Matoyanni area where you can shop at famous designers’ boutique or go swimming to the beach a few meters away from the city center.
The escort will set a meeting point for your way back to the ferry.
You will sail back to Athens enriched with an unforgettable experience and it will be our pleasure to have been a part of that!
Our driver will pick you up at the port and drop you off at your hotel in Athens.