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Mykonos: Discover Authentic Mykonos Tour

1. Mykonos: Discover Authentic Mykonos Tour

Discover a more authentic side to Mykonos on a unique half-day island tour. Head to the port of St. Ioannis to see the church and cell where the saint lived. Then, get a stunning view of the airport before going to the village of Ano Mera. Pass local farms to get a glimpse at island life. Learn more about the folk traditions on a guided tour of the Mykonian Spiti farm, where you will be invited to take part in traditional farming activities and can meet some of the animals. Explore the chambers of the Panagia Tourliani monastery in the village square, and join the locals at the open-air market. Enjoy a light lunch before leaving Ano Mera to discover hidden beaches, such as Kalo Livadi, Kalafati and Agia Anna. See some of the abandoned mines where lignite was extracted from the soil. Stroll the narrow streets of Maou, where a dam was constructed to meet the island's irrigation needs. Take a souvenir photo of Mykonos town from a popular spot before the end of the tour services.

Mykonos Walking Tour

2. Mykonos Walking Tour

Benefit from pickup at your hotel or the cruise ship port of Mykonos, and then experience the cosmopolitan lifestyle and jet set vibe of one of the most famous islands of the Aegean. Venture beyond the stylish bars and boutiques, and discover a more traditional way of life. Experience first-hand the true beauty of Mykonos Town, and travel back in time on an enchanting stroll. Start by moving along the coastal road to Manto Square, famous for its monument of the heroine of the Greek War of Independence, Manto Mavrogenous. Next, go into the district of Matogianni and window shop the stores full of famous fashion brands. Pass the former home of the mother of Manto Mavrogenous, along with the Maritime Museum and Three Wells monument outside the famous Astra bar. After, go to the traditional Gioras bakery for a treat and refreshment. Head towards the 5 windmills that still stand proudly as a local attraction even after they stopped functioning as working mills. Venture down the narrow paths to the castle of the Chora and enter the Scarpa area, where you will see the houses of Little Venice jutting out across the water. Visit the elaborate church of Panagia Paraportiani and experience one of the most famous architectural structures in Greece. Go to the Folklore Museum (entrance fee not included), located in a former captain's house. Then, head back to your starting point, and pass the famous church of Agios Nikolaos before the drive back to your original meeting point.

Mykonos: Winery Vineyard Experience with Food & Wine Tasting

3. Mykonos: Winery Vineyard Experience with Food & Wine Tasting

Visiting the beautiful Greek wineries is a wonderful experience and a dream come true for most of us. If you really want to enjoy the local amenities and locations, as well as some great wine, all you have to do is to enroll in our tour. We will explore our local winery and we will make it easy for you to see where the Greek wine comes from and you can even check it out and enjoy it on your own. It’s a very distinctive experience and one that will push the boundaries, delivering some resounding benefits and results every time. The commitment is to value and quality, and you will be heavily impressed with the results and the entire process in a professional way. Our tour is taking 2 hours, it will guide you through the olive grove and then it will bring you at the vineyards. Here you get to see exactly how wine is made and you get to enjoy and cherish it in a way that’s very different and fun all the time. It’s a very nice idea to be able to see the old school, historical locations and the type of activities that people have been doing for millennia with little to no changes. It’s really exciting and a great way to gain an insight into the old days. Once that is done, you will go outside with the group and you will stay together for a little bit. You get to enjoy some very tasty mykonian appetizers and you get to listen to some traditional music.

Mykonos: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

4. Mykonos: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

Organize your very own personal photographer on Mykonos and bring home incredible photographs of your time away. Push away the stress of capturing perfect vacation moments and pre-organize your photo shoot based on your own unique requirements, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip or a livelier one with friends. Then, simply meet the photographer on location on the day and let them work their magic, capturing your travels in a contemporary and candid style. You have the added benefit that your photographer is a local expert, and will share their knowledge of the city with you like an old friend. Once your photo tour has finished, receive a link to your own personal online gallery (password protected) within 5 working days, containing your professionally edited images, all free to download.  Look back over your travels with fond memories, so you make sure you have mementoes that will last a lifetime and beyond.

Mykonos: Barbecue at a Mykonian Farm

5. Mykonos: Barbecue at a Mykonian Farm

Start at 5:00 PM with pickup from your hotel and enjoy the scenic drive on a road through the center of the island that unites Hora with the village of Ano Mera. Be welcomed when you arrive with some tradtional treats like loukoumi or dried figs. Sit and relax on a traditional stone-built couch and sip some raki as you hear about the history of the island's farming, livestock, and crops. Tour the organic farm to see how it operates. Meet the pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, and a donkey named Konstantis. Cut and sample products directly from the vegetable garden (depending on the season). Get involved with the farming tasks, if you would like to. Take turns learning the Hellenic practice of barbecuing while guided by the grill master. Learn to make staple side dishes like horiatiki salad, a tasty tzatziki sauce with fresh cucumbers, and a Mykonian sausage omelet with farm-fresh eggs. Eat under a shady pavilion. End with a photo session with guests and staff.

Mykonos: Wine Tasting at a Mykonian Farm

6. Mykonos: Wine Tasting at a Mykonian Farm

Start at 12:00 or 18:00 when you will be picked up from your hotel. Relax, and enjoy the scenery as you drive across the road at the center of the island that unites the city Hora with the village of Ano Mera. Once you arrive at the Mykonian Farm, you will be greeted by the sommelier Mr. Stathis Pasoglou and seated in the specially designed wine corner of this beautiful traditional farm. Savor 4 different local wines and get to know their dynamic character step-by-step through the tasting stages. Learn the basic tasting techniques and uncork Greece’s most distinct blends. Try some local products with your wine.

From Mykonos: Ano Mera Farm Tour with Monastery Visit

7. From Mykonos: Ano Mera Farm Tour with Monastery Visit

Get a glimpse into Mykoninan farming life on this hands-on tour. Learn about the island's agricultural history, try local snacks, and involve yourself in some farming tasks. Also, pass by the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani. From your hotel, drive across the center of the island to the village of Ano Mera. Once you arrive, pass through a picturesque square and visit the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani. Afterward, continue walking about 400 meters to a Mykonian farm. Be greeted by the farm’s superintendent. Tour the grounds and listen as they recount the history of the property and how the farm operates. Sit and relax on a traditional stone-built seat while sipping traditional raki. Learn more about the history of the island’s farming, livestock, and crops. Enjoy a farmer’s snack consisting of bread, tomatoes, kopanisti, cucumbers, and poor man’s black olives. Cut and savor products from the vegetable garden, depending on the season. If you wish to partake in some farming tasks, the superintendent will provide you with the right tools and instructions as you go along. Some of the tasks include cleaning the garden and weeding, trimming the garden and vineyard, and cleaning, watering, or feeding the animals. If you prefer not to get involved with the farming tasks, you can instead opt to have more free time at your leisure.

Mykonos: Traditional Lunch or Dinner at the Mykonian Spiti

8. Mykonos: Traditional Lunch or Dinner at the Mykonian Spiti

‘Spiti’ means home – and the Mykonian Spiti is the home you will be welcomed at during your lunch or dinner. During your time here, you will experience the traditional Greek way of life, the culture and the Greek art of cooking. To become a bit more specific, after you are collected from your hotel (or the port or the location you prefer) and transferred to the Mykonian Spiti, Teta will wholeheartedly invite you into her beautiful Mykonian home and create a charming and intimate afternoon or evening that will turn this visit to the “Island of the Winds” into a highlight of your trip. She will teach you about Mykonian culture and history, share stories about her family’s life and make you feel just as if you are visiting close relatives or friends. In the meantime, you will enjoy an authentic Mykonian lunch/dinner with unlimited consumption of local wines, accompanied by the incredible narration of the Mykonian family habits and traditions. Of course, once at the Mykonian Spiti, you will have the opportunity to wash up and relax with a drink of wine before lunch/dinner which is served on a set menu of homemade cooking. The property staff takes care of the table setting and the food serving along with your choice of wine. At the end, a small gift bag will be offered per two participants, loaded with traditional products. At the end of lunch or dinner, transportation service will be provided back to where you started.

From Mykonos: Mykonian Farm Baking Class with Brunch

9. From Mykonos: Mykonian Farm Baking Class with Brunch

Travel to a traditional organic Mykonian farm from your accommodation in Mykonos. Arrive just after 8:00am. Be greeted by your host who will give you a traditional treat. Create delicious Mykonian bread with help from your host. Focus on mastering the fundamentals and traditional techniques, as you practice making bread in your wood oven. Get instruction from a talented and exceptionally passionate baker. Start with kneading the dough, an 1-hour long process. When you have finished, the dough is left to rest for around 45 minutes. Enjoy touring the farm while you wait. Shape the bread for 1.5 hours and cook it for another 45 minutes. Taste your freshly baked bread and savor the fruits of your labor. Learn about Mykonian culture, the history of the island’s farming, its livestock, and its crops. Brunch is made from local products with fresh ingredients. Head back to your hotel at 1:00 PM.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 226 reviews

This was a great little tour and Stephanie was lovely. She was very knowledgeable and allowed us to take a detour we wanted. She took some beautiful photos of us (for us) and even showed us where to buy a lovely necklace she had on (of the Mykonos windmill). Overall a great tour of a lovely island.

We spent a couple of wonderful hours with Stefos, learning about the history of wine making in Mykonos and also learning a little bit about the Greek language. Overall, it was a pleasant outing for a Wednesday afternoon.

Had an amazing time on the tour and had a lovely meal with excellent wine, cheese, bread and olives! Irene and Gerasimos were amazing hosts! I’d definitely give this 5 stars and would definitely visit again!

Wonderful, family business. Lovely dry and sweet wine paired with delicious, homemade bread, cheese, and other treats! A short drive from old town. I highly recommend!

Stratis was a fantastic, informative and hilarious tour guide.