Mykonos, City – Walk Island Tour
Location: Mykonos, Aegean Sea, Greece
Mykonos island is part of the Cyclades group of islands and lies among Tinos, Syros, Naxos and Paros. Its landscape is no different than the rest of the Cyclades with hilly, almost treeless landscape where only few bushes and trees grow. Next to Mykonos is Delos, a landmark of ancient Greek history and one of the most important archaeological sites of the country. Among the top destinations in Greece, Mykonos is a truly cosmopolitan place and a meeting point for many cultures. The island gained world reputation throughout the 1960s as a summer resort for the artists and the wealthy.
Mykonos, the dream of every cosmopolitan vacationer, is still a typical Cycladic island with sugar-cube houses, traditional windmills, picturesque churches and paved alleys. Every summer, this island draws world wide attention for its party atmosphere and the crazy rhythms. In the daytime, people go to the beaches and combine swimming in exotic waters with dancing in the beach bars. In the evening, Mykonos Town gets lively with the cozy bars in Little Venice and the vivid clubs scattered in the paved quarters. Apart from clubbing, in Mykonos, do not miss a swim to the superb beaches of Super Paradise, Paradise, Platis Gialos and Elia. Also see the sunset from the windmills on the hilltop above the town or from Little Venice. These will be memories of a lifetime. The natural beauty and beautifully preserved architecture of Mykonos has inspired various artists, from cinematographers and painters to the music band Fleet Foxes who wrote a beautiful song called Mykonos. Many movies have also been set in Mykonos, including the famous Shirley Valentine (1987). Although a part of the island, particularly Mykonos Town and the southern beaches, gets crowded in high season, the rest of the island remains secluded. A drive around this secluded part of Mykonos will get you to private coves for swimming, interesting monasteries and fabulous spots with sea view.
Program: Mykonos, City – Walk Islnad Tour
A half day Trip with a lot of impressiopns and useful information. A pearl on the Aegean sea – blue sky, beautyful snow-white houses, lovely beaches everywhere.
Starting the city and island tour by walking in the small and narrow streets, we have many possibilities to take nice photographs in the early morning, quiet city. We get orientation and information in the labyrinth of the old town as well as impressions of the small port and the churches in town. Of course we will see the famous windmills and find Petros the Pelecan, the mascot of Mykonos.
After this we are exploring the island with a bus, visiting some of the most famous beaches and the inner land-scape. We see fishermen and kaiki boats, small private chapels and houses built in traditional cycladic style.
Our tour continues to the fertile downs of Komi where we pass through the agricultural areas of the island and stop to see the lemon groves before driving over the panorama road with breathtaking views to the sea and the other islands to the fishing village “Panormos”. Here we have lunch in a traditional taverna by the sea (lunch is not included in the price) which offers a very tasty variety of local dishes as well as excellent fresh fish from the charcoal grill. There is also the possibility to go for a swim.
In the second main village of Mykonos, Ano mera, an idyllic place 7km from town, where the guests have enough free time for a stroll around the traditional square and they can visit the monk monastery “Panagia Tourliani” built in the 16th century.
Next stop is Kalafatis beach where there is time to relax a little and have a coffee or a refreshment (not included in the price), before going back to town and to reach a place with a fantastic view all over the town and neighbor islands.
- Day: Tuesday – Wednesday – Saturday – Sunday
- Languages: Tuesday: English – German, Wednesday: English – French, Saturday: English – German, Sunday: English – French
- Duration: 4 hours
- Prices: Adults 35.00 Euros, Child 22.00 Euro
- Meeting point & Time: Frabica sqr. / Bus terminal Tuesday & Wednesday at: 16:00, Saturday & Sunday at: 09:00
- Minimum participation for realisation: 10 persons