A white and blue Paradise
Visiting Mykonos means admiring the white houses with blue windows and flower-adorned balconies, the narrow streets and the sunsets that seem to endure forever. An MSC Mediterranean Cruise will take you to this unique island.
Mykonos is the island of the Cyclades known all over the world as the summertime "Paradise" both for those looking for an alternative holiday immersed in loud music and beach parties and for those who prefer breathtaking sceneries as their ideal destination.
Among the attractions that Mykonos offers stands Chora (from word Greek meaning city centre), capital of the island and destination of an MSC Excursion. The characteristic cubic white houses that create a dazzling contrast with the surrounding blue sky and sea, the pedestrian streets, the Little Venice district, the Paraportiani Church at the end of the harbour, all will captivate you with the cheery vitality that fills every corner of this miniature "labyrinth".
If you want to leave superfluous distractions behind and immerse yourself in history, one of the MSC Excursions will take you to the uninhabited and quiet island of Delos. The huge archaeological site, the birthplace of Apollo and his sister Artemis has been operating since the nineteenth century. Here you can admire hundreds of finds such the sanctuary dedicated to the God of the Sun, the famous Terrace of the Lions, where five of these big cats sculpted in white marble will escort you towards the ancient Theatre of Delos.
Mykonos is a perfect island to explore on foot. Another MSC Excursion will take you into the maze of its narrow streets, said to be designed to mislead pirates, with their magical atmosphere and natural, bright light. On this route, it will be possible to walk among its small houses, the churches with their characteristic blue domes visible at every turn, and the fuchsia bougainvillaeas that delight with their intense colours. On the horizon, in the background, you can see its famous windmills, perfect for a souvenir photo.