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Mykonos: Full-Day South Coast Cruise

1. Mykonos: Full-Day South Coast Cruise

Start your journey at 10:00 from Ornos Beach in the small fishing village of Ornos, and head out into the open water. Cruise all along the south coast of the island to discover where the best beaches are located from the sea. Cross over to beautiful, uninhabited Dragonissi Island (if possible) in the Aegean Sea and discover its caves and beautiful colors. Stop to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the protected bay of Frangias, where you will also get the chance to sip some authentic ouzo, Greek wine or water. Next, go to Kalafatis Beach to enjoy lunch at a seaside taverna. Sail on to lively Super Paradise Beach towards the end of a fun day at sea. Return to Ornos Beach at 18:00, and get dropped off at your hotel to conclude your tour.

Mykonos: Discover Authentic Mykonos Tour

2. 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: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

3. 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: Evening Mykonian Farm Experience and Barbecue

4. Mykonos: Evening Mykonian Farm Experience and Barbecue

This unique experience begins at 5:00 PM with pickup from your hotel. Drive across the center of the island that unites Hora of Mykonos with the village of Ano Mera. Upon arrival at the farm, you'll be greeted by the farm's owner who will welcome you with traditional treats, including the famous Greek delights, or loukoumi, and 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. Afterwards, the owner will guide you through the farm, showing you how the organic and animal farming operates. All the farm animals, including pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, and the proud donkey Konstantis, will be there to greet you. Depending on the season, you may be able to cut and sample products directly from the vegetable garden. For those looking to get involved with the farming tasks, the owner will provide you with the right tools and instructions to do so. Immediately after the farming tour, begin the Hellenic barbecue experience, consisting of gastronomic delights that will make your stomach rumble. The experienced grill man will start the fire and cook up a variety of the highest quality Hellenic meat. All participants will take turns in learning the Hellenic practice of barbecuing while constantly guided by the grill master. During the whole process, you will also learn to make staple side dishes, such as the famous horiatiki salad, which, naturally, will consist of ingredients straight from the farm. Help to whip up a tasty tzatziki sauce with fresh cucumbers picked from the garden while a fresh Mykonian sausage omelet is cooked on the spot with eggs that you pick directly from the coop. All necessary equipment for the barbecue will be provided. The festivities and the consumption of meat, wines, and other drinks are all included with no limit on quantity and time duration. The feast and fun will take place under the shady pavillion, perfectly located on the farm. Make sure that your outfit is casual, as there is little room for a formal dress on the farm. After this experience comes to an end, there will be a photo session with guests and staff, and then shortly after 8:30 PM, transport service to your hotel or any other location will be arranged.

Mykonos Walking Tour

5. 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 your tour at 10:00 AM or 5:00 PM(depending on option booked), and then journey 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. Next, 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: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

6. Mykonos: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Discover the "soul" of Mykonos on a full-day tour that covers traditional areas not often visited on conventional tours. Visit the small port of St. Ioannis and the village of Ano Mera Village to experience some of the island's most agricultural areas. Stop at a traditional family farm to learn more about life on the land, and visit the beautiful Monastery of Panagia Tourliani. Experience everyday life in a nearby open air market, and discover the remote beaches at Kalo Livadi, Kalafati and Agia Anna. Explore the narrow streets of Mau, before making your way to the Mykonian Spiti farm, where a homemade lunch awaits. Learn more about the art of Greek cooking and experience the warm hospitality of a traditional family. Head to Mykonos town for a walking tour to highlights such as Manto Square and the underground Gioras bakery. See the row of famous windmills and marvel at the houses of Little Venice before visiting the whitewashed Church of Panagia Paraportiani.

Mykonos: Traditional Lunch or Dinner at the Mykonian Spiti

7. 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.

Mykonos: Evening Visit to a Traditional Mykonian Farm

8. Mykonos: Evening Visit to a Traditional Mykonian Farm

Start your adventure at 5:00PM as you are collected from your hotel. From there, drive across the center of the island that unites the city of Mykonos with the homonym village of Ano Mera. Once you arrive at the village, pass through the picturesque square to visit the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani. Continue by walking only 400 meters to the Mykonian farm to be greeted by the farm’s superintendent. They will guide you through the territory, recounting the history of the property whilst showing you how the farm operates. Sit and relax on a traditional stone-built couch sipping traditional raki, while you learn about the history of the island’s farming, its livestock, and its crops. You'll also enjoy a farmer’s snack consisting of bread, tomatoes, kopanisti, cucumbers, and poor man’s black olives, accompanied by your raki. Cut and savor products from the vegetable garden, depending on the season. If you wish to get involved with farming tasks, the superintendent will provide you with the right tools and instruct you as you go along. Some of the tasks include cleaning the garden/weeding, trimming the garden and vineyard, cleaning, watering, and feeding the animals. If you don’t wish to get involved with the farming tasks, you can instead opt to have more free time at your leisure.


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What people are saying about Mykonos

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 226 reviews

This tour was amazing. It definitely exceeded my expectations. Our guide, Matthew, was great. Personable and easy going and gave great info about the different parts of the island we visited. We stopped at a local farm for some snacks and got to see the animals. For anyone visiting Mykonos, I highly recommend this tour as you get to see more than just Mykonos Town.

Fabulous tour, Stradis was such a friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining guide, while Pavlos the driver kept us feeling safe. We went to lovely beaches that the tour buses couldn't visit and finished at the Siti farm with a delicious tasting of local raki and homemade snacks.

Guide was very knowledgeable. He showed us a lot of the island and gave us the history. Very friendly and nice. It was a small group which made the experience that much better. So glad we chose this tour vs the cruise one as we saw more of the island.

Our guide Gibson and driver, Mr. Manthos were amazing and fun. Very informative the entire time. We recommend and will come back with family and friends.

The local provider pick me up at my Hotel on a timely manner and started the tour immediately.