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Walking Tour in Mykonos Town
"Mykonos is a popular and a world known famous destination due to its cosmopolitan lifestyle and the variety of visitors from all around the world that it attracts. However there is much more that this beautiful island has to offer apart from its nightlife and the popular reflective images of the rich and the famous. Mykonos' traditional way of life is dearly reflected within its city limits inside of which is an authentic walking tour throughout some often unappreciated sites by many of its visitors. Have an opportunity of a lifetime to experience first-hand the true beauty of the Mykonian town by walking through its history and re-living some of its past memories. Walk down the Mykonian history ""alley"" through which our guide will accompany you and share his knowledge and stories
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Private Tour: Mykonos Old Town Walking Tour
"Leave your Mykonos hotel and head off to see the island and its gorgeous Old Town by air-conditioned minivan. As you travel chat with your guide about Mykonos and the things that you want to see.Hop out of your minivan at Mykonos Yacht Club where glitzy yachts line the marina’s front and then set off on your stroll around the picture-perfect alleys that comprise Mykonos Old Town. Cycladic architecture abounds in Mykonos and its elegant streets are dotted with the white sugar cube houses that grace Greek Island postcards.Soak up the scenery enjoying photo stops aplenty as you amble around and listen to your guide regaling you with tales of the island’s history. Whereas Mykonos is now a hotspot for jet set Europeans
From EUR97.00
 
Ancient Delos Tour
"After getting picked up at your hotel or cruise ship in the morning head with your guide to the port to sail to the island of Delos to visit one of the most important archeological sites in the eastern Mediterranean. Once on the island stroll through the entire ancient city with its market places public squares the Temple of Apollo the sanctuary of Artemis the old city
From EUR90.00

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The pelican of Mykonos

The star of Mykonos, Petros has been the island’s mascot for some time. He was one the pelicans in the flock which flew to Mykonos from the mainland back in the 1950s. After a storm, the pelican gave up migrating to become a local resident.

He became so popular after his death, when a successor had to be found to replace him. Today, another pelican can still be found at the waterfront of Chora. He has a girlfriend and they walk together along the waterfront all day. When they stop, crowds gather to take pictures. People like to pet and feed him and he is so nice to allow them all to enjoy spoiling him.

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aukahkay
Nov 02, 2007

The Mascot of Mykonos

Pelicans hang around freely on Mykonos, however this one was my new friend! Petros hung out at one of the cafes we ate at towards the end of the night. He lets most people pet him, although I admit I was afraid to try. He followed the restaurant owner around like a lost puppy; especially when they had fish for him. Everyone was entertained by this little guy!

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HotRodEtte
May 20, 2005

Pelicans

There are some pelicans living in Mykonos. They are the most special citizens!!!
You will have more chances of finding them walking, swimming or sleeping (they don't usually go out during the night but they usually sleep siesta!!) around the port.

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zindara
Aug 07, 2003

Petros the Pelican

According to local legend, the original Petros apparently flew from mainland Greece to Mykonos during a fierce storm. He was found, half-dead, by a fisherman who nursed him back to health. Island residents named him Petros and took turns feeding him. Petros became such a hit with tourists that he was designated as the official mascot of Mykonos. But he met an untimely, scandalous demise around 1986 when he was either run over by a car (some locals blame a drunk taxi driver) or sexually assaulted (some blame a drunk tourist).

Another legend maintains that jet setter and regular Mykonos socialite Jackie Onassis gave the island a new pelican to replace its maimed mascot, while another says a German zoo donated a bird as well. Yet another story says a third pelican wound up on Mykonos when he was discovered on a beach, injured like the original Petros, and brought back to good health by the locals.

Whatever one or all of the stories is true, it’s a fact there’s at least three pelicans entertaining tourists on Mykonos these days. They can often be spotted as a group, in a pair, or sleeping or strolling around solo. Their favorite places to hang out are at Niko’s Taverna (where they pose for photos with diners and then collect fresh fish treats from the kitchen), Paraportiani Square, Little Venice, the windmills on the hillside above Little Venice, and along the Mykonos Town harbor.

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apbeaches
Aug 20, 2015
 
 
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Petro’s the Pelican

When stepping off the ship at the port, walk along the waterfront. Here, you may see the town’s mascot Petro’s the Pelican. Petros was left behind when a group of migrating birds passed the island in the 1950’s. The bird was too exhausted to fly with his friends. Fisherman found him and nursed him back to health. The original Petros has passed but the locals keep replacing him with different pelicans to continue the story. The current version is a very large bird. I watched him from a distance.

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lashr1999
Oct 14, 2005

Petros

Petros, the island's mascot is to be found near the harbour and is quite willing to pose for photo's and you can get real close

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MariusJ
Feb 03, 2008

Pink Pelicans

I am told that "Petros"; the town mascot is in bird heaven now. However, the pelicans are still very popular in town. This pelican was even once standing on one foot and posted for pictures.

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tuff
Jun 12, 2008

Pelicans of Mykonos

Marching along the sea front of Mykonos are two pelicans with clipped wings. They feed of what the fisherman and tourist give them and have over the years become a regular sight.

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MikeAtSea
May 04, 2005
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"A place you must go when you go to Greece!"
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Maryimelda

"Oh my! Mykonos!"
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"MYKONOS - HOME OF PETROS AND DOORWAY TO DELOS"
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"Mykonos"
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"Mykonos, The Party Island"
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Church of Panagia Paraportiani

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