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Mykonos Town, Greece
Discover Authentic Mykonos

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get a local perspective of Mykonos beyond the famous sunsets, nightlife and windmills on a 4-hour tour of the island’s rich history and authentic culture. Travel far off the beaten tourist path as you enjoy a light snack and visit a working organic farm, a monastery, a traditional village market, and the lovely port of St. Ioannis.
  • 4-hour cultural and history tour of Mykonos
  • Great way to escape the tourist track and experience authentic island life
  • Includes pickup and drop-off from hotels or the cruise port
  • Private tour option available
  • See the famous Greek island through the eyes of a local
  • Visit a local farm, a monastery, a traditional village market, and a fishing port
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Tour escort
Light snack at the Traditional Mykonian Farm
Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
Taxes
Commemorative TripAdvisor Award
Gratuities
Anything not clearly mentioned
Monastery tickets (1,00 euro pp)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your hotel accommodation or your cruise ship port
Dates: Daily
Return point: Returns to original departure point (approx. 2:30pm)

Ports

  • Mykonos New Port, Tourlos 846 00, Greece


Your half-day island adventure begins with midmorning pickup at your hotel or the Mykonos cruise port. Start with a visit to the charming port town of St. Ioannis, where you can see fishing boats gathered in the harbor and visit the historic church where the town’s patron saint once lived and where an annual fair is held in his honor.

Next, get a more modern perspective with a stop at the Mykonos airport, offering a chance to see planes arriving and departing the island. Continue on to the the traditional village of Ano Mera, where you’ll be welcomed at an organic family farm. Get a personalized tour from the superintendent, including hands-on exploration of farming equipment and a chance to meet the livestock. Before leaving Ano Mera, see where locals shop at the open-air market and take a guided tour of the Panagia Tourliani monastery, one of only two on the island.

Drive by the unspoiled beaches of Kalo Livadi, Kalafati, and Aghia Ann, keeping your camera handy for a photo stop, and relax over a light Greek-style lunch or snack (depending on lunch option selected). Finally, take in a fantastic panoramic view of Mykonos Town before saying goodbye to your guide back at your hotel, the cruise port, or another central location of your choice. Alternatively, upgrade to include a guided walking tour of Mykonos Town.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Monastery of Panayia Tourliani
Panagia Tourliani (Virgin Mary Tourliani) is located in the village of Ano Mera and is the protector of the island
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mykonian Farm
Take a break to a place where you can explore a part of Mykonos where time slows down just enough for you to relax
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Paralia Kalafati
Discover Kalafatis Beach in Mykonos
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Suitable for Cruise Ship Day Stops
  • Our company is not responsible for the client’s failure to appear at the meeting point for the booked tour or activity.
  • Last minute cancellation of flights or inability to disembark from a cruise ship, is not our company’s responsibility, therefore any refund requests due to such incidents will not be accepted. Should the client be aware of such a change, he/she is requested to communicate with our company more than 24 hours before the tour or activity starts, in order to discuss possible date or time amendment (subject to availability)
  • Refund requests for last minute cancellations (up to 24 hours before the tour or activity), for any reason, will not be accepted.
  • All clients are kindly requested to send their preferred meeting point and location until 3:00pm of the previous date, regarding their pick-up for the booked tour or activity. Should they fail to do so, our company will do anything it can in order to locate them (telephone, email, etc), however it is not responsible for any failure to meet them. Meeting points could be, anywhere on the island and the information necessary is either the hotel name or the name of the cruise ship they are arriving with. In the occasion that they are staying at an apartment, clients are requested to send us a google map, a nearby hotel or any information that would help us locate them. Any delay of behalf of the client (up until 15 minutes that we will be waiting for them) affects the transfer schedule and disrupts the smooth conduct of the tour/activity.
  • For no-name accommodations, our company will set the most convenient location for the pick-up.
  • For accommodations that are located in a pedestrian zone, our company will set the best possible pick-up point.
  • Our company is not responsible for knowing whether the client is supposed to book transfer or not. The transfer schedule is prepare less than 24 hours before the operation, therefore we cannot predict such necessity.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY YourTransfer.gr
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Discover Authentic Mykonos?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Discover Authentic Mykonos.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Discover Authentic Mykonos?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Discover Authentic Mykonos.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Discover Authentic Mykonos?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Discover Authentic Mykonos.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Discover Authentic Mykonos?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Discover Authentic Mykonos.

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  • "Be sure you have each others' phone info in case you can't quickly find your guide." See review

Reviews

4.5
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49 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great way to see Mykonos
Chris
, Nov 2021
Guide was nice and showed me over 1/2 the island of Mykonos in a 4 hour period. Beautiful sights of various beaches, churches and we ended up on a farm where the host served a light lunch with various drinks. Great way to see the animals. The guide took me to places, I haven’t thought of going , but enjoyed as a first time visitor. Nice job overall!
star-3
Dissatisfied
CINDY_M
, Oct 2021
The tour was just average, and the communication about the add on of the walking tour and lunch was none existent. The tour was supposed to start at 9:00 but I didn’t get picked up until 10:00 and then the tour started at 10:15. The tour guide was knowledgeable. The tour was supposed to be 4 hours then I was supposed to do lunch and a 1 hour walking tour. They didn’t tell me the entire thing was supposed to gor until 19:00! Very, very poor communication!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Don’t take this tour waste of time and money.
Pamela_M
, Oct 2021
The tour pick up was exceedingly late and no thought was put into the planning we kept driving back and forth between Ornos and Fabrika, the drop off was no better. The length of the tour listed appears to include lateness, pick up and drop off, as it concluded at basically the time originally stated. But my real disappointment resided in “ Continue on to the the traditional village of Ano Mera, where you’ll be welcomed at an organic family farm. Get a personalized tour from the superintendent, including hands-on exploration of farming equipment and a chance to meet the livestock. Before leaving Ano Mera, see where locals shop at the open-air market and take a guided tour of the Panagia Tourliani monastery, one of only two on the island”. There was no tour of the farm, we sat down and ate. The food was good but the farm was what I was interested in. No tour no tools no questions and answers. Also the monastery was not a guided tour as advertised. The bus was also too crowded for COVID-19.
star-3
Minivan was in poor...
Bruce_M
, Oct 2021
Minivan was in poor condition and tour was delayed due to difficulty locating two passengers. Not much to see in Mykonos or the guide did not really have anything of real interest to tell us. Go on a very warm day because the high winds cool the air.
star-5
A highly recommended tour! Had a great time.
Barinder_A
, Sep 2021
I had a wonderful time on this tour. Gibson was an absolutely brilliant tour guide who really knew his stuff and kept the group invested and interested at all times. For me the visit to the farm and monastery were the highlights of the tour. It was great value for money in terms of what was actually covered and the price paid. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. I had a fantastic time and it made my stay in Mykonos even more memorable! Efharisto Para Poli!
star-5
Breathtaking
LauraMarina_R
, Oct 2020
The tour was very insightful and the Tour Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Came to pick us up right at our hotel doorstep which was very convenient. We really learned about Authentic Mykonos by visiting different areas of the island, a farm, the monastery, Ano Mera and got to learn a lot about the infrastructure and beliefs of the Mykonians. The snack offered was delicious; the traditional Greek foods and beverages. It was a really rewarding experience and I can say that this tour really completed our stay on the island.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Bad tour
Monique_L
, Oct 2020
Would not recommend this tour a waste of money tour guide on the phone took me too a farm that was a bunch of dirt, didn’t follow the tour itinerary as road were closed not added anything in it place was drop off early without Any money returned very disappointed
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Client claim for the refund is not realistic. Our Guide was at the Hotel Alkyon at 09.50. He greeted the client and asked her to excuse him for the phone call he had to made. In any case – it was 10 min. before the agreed hour. After 5 min. client asked to start the tour and our guide ended his phone call. All itinerary operated as it is described on Viator. Non of the roads was closed. Client had a private tour no matter she booked a regular one. We are very surprised she found the Farm dirty. Does she have any photos to show? Tour ended at 13.45 and it was the client wish not to go to the last point – Panoramic Stop as it is only 100m from her hotel and she has already visited this place.
star-5
Great tour of the island
Donna_H
, Dec 2019
Great tour of the island. Our guide was very knowledgable of the island and we were able to see many little towns, a private chapel, a working farm/vineyard, several beaches and the appetizers at the end were wonderful. Thank you so much!
star-5
Fun and informational! Highly recommend
Brittany_W
, Oct 2019
This tour was a wonderful way to learn more about Mykonos. Anastasia did a wonderful job explaining the island and showing us different areas that we would not have seen otherwise. I was so happy after the tour and would recommend to all traveling to Mykonos. The highlights for me were definitely going to the farm to try the delicious food and feed the goats.
star-5
Great way to see such a beautiful island
DLRotondi
, Oct 2019
Gibson arrived promptly and we got right under way. Oh so personable and pleasant and full of interesting information. Gibson was a most outstanding tour guide with a very solid knowledge of the area and each place we visited . (Of course, you would expect such - but there are no guarantees. ) While a consummate professional, he was also personable and endearing and made us feel so comfortable. Equally impressive was Gibson’s command of both Greek and English (he was African-born) and had only learned Greek within the past year a half. The tour itself had such a great variety of stops along the way - for photos or just “taking in” the moment - and we couldn’t have been happier with the whole experience and tour guide.

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