Escape the bars and clubs on a half-day authentic tour of Mykonos island in Greece. See a more real side to cosmopolitan Mykonos in the company of an expert guide.
Mykonos is a beautiful place to visit. It's got wonderful beaches, stunning views, great shops and restaurants. But if you want an authentic experience away from the tourist crowds then you need a local guide showing you the way!
Uncover the REAL Mykonos hidden treasures!
- Discover the authentic side of Mykonos
- Visit remote villages and hidden harbors
- Explore secret beaches in a half-day tour
- See more of Mykonos than most tourists do
Mykonos Half Day Tour Authentic Experience
Discover the authentic side of Mykonos on a unique half-day island tour. You'll first head to the port to see where St Ioannis lived and what he did before the drive up to the lovely village of Ano Mera, passing local farms along the way.
You'll take a stop at the Mykonian Spiti Farm to learn a little more about some of the local traditions on the island and of Greece, as well as seeing some of the animals on the farm. This makes it a great tour if you have kids!
After the farm stop, it's on to the famous Panagia Tourliani monastery which dominates the village square. There's also an open air market just opposite where farmers sell the fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other local produce.
Feeling energised after a light lunch, the tour of Mykonos continues on to some of the lesser known beaches in Mykonos such as Kalafati, Kalo Livadi, and Agia Anna.
Finally, after seeing some abandoned mines and reaching a view point, you'll get the opportunity to take the perfect photo of Mykonos Town before the tour finishes.
Why book this tour in Mykonos
This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who wants to get off the beaten path and explore some beautiful scenery without having to worry about getting lost or not understanding what's going on. Local guides are knowledgeable, friendly, and always willing to answer questions!
Perfect tour of Mykonos for anyone with limited time on the island, for example if you are on a cruise stop in Mykonos, have just a few days, or want to see parts of the island you can't reach without a car.
Tour includes – Pick-up and drop off (hotel, cruise ship terminal etc.), Transportation, Guide
More Things To Do In Mykonos
Looking for more ways to spend your time in Mykonos and get the maximum experience during your stay? These travel guides and itineraries on what to do in Mykonos are an essential read:
- Mykonos Travel Guide
- How many days in Mykonos do you need?
- One day in Mykonos itinerary
- 3 days in Mykonos itinerary and travel guides
- Best Mykonos tours and day trips
- Islands Near Mykonos
Where is a good place for authentic Greek food in Mykonos?
According to one reader of dave’s Travel Pages Kostantis Restaurant located next to Kuzina Restaurant in Ornos Bay, Mykonos, offers better and more authentic Greek food. Be sure to check it out when you visit!
What are some must-do activities on Mykonos?
Mykonos is an iconic Greek island known for its vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches, and stunning architecture. Some popular things to do in Mykonos include visiting the famous windmills, exploring the charming Hora town with its narrow streets and whitewashed houses, relaxing at beautiful beaches like Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach, experiencing the lively nightlife scene, and trying local delicacies like louza and Mykonos' famous gyros.
Is it possible to travel directly from Mykonos to Naxos by ferry?
Yes, you can take a ferry from Mykonos to Naxos year-round. This is a popular route for tourists who wish to explore multiple Greek islands during their vacation.
Will I encounter any transportation issues between Mykonos town and Platis Gialos?
Bus services are available between Mykonos Town and Platis Gialos, but keep in mind that schedules may be limited, especially in the evenings. Renting a car or scooter is another option to get around more easily. Alternatively, taxis and water taxis can also transport you between these locations.
What are some recommended activities in Mykonos during May?
Although the party scene may not be as lively in May, there are still plenty of things to do on the island. Explore the old town, visit Delos Island, take a kayaking tour, and enjoy the quieter beaches. Some popular beaches include Paradise Beach, Super Paradise Beach, and Platis Gialos. Additionally, consider taking day trips to nearby islands like Rhenia or Syros for a change of scenery.
Dave is a travel writer originally from the UK, and now living in Greece. As well as writing this post about a great way to see an authentic side to the Greek island of Mykonos, he's written many more travel blog posts about destinations in Greece. Follow Dave on social media for travel inspiration from Greece and beyond: