Day 2 – Private afternoon tour (4 hours)
One chooses holiday destinations as great escapes from everyday life, but experiencing their true nature enriches you in ways that you take home and that you leave something behind.
After a long sleep-in, a royal breakfast and a morning swim, embark on a journey in an air-conditioned luxury mini-bus in the company of a licensed tourist guide. Drive past famous and lesser known beaches, pause for great photo ops and take some of the inland tracks into parts of the island which most visitors never get to see. One of these backroads leads to a traditional farmhouse which Nikos and Giota have lovingly restored to represent the way of life of their childhood days and that of their ancestors, in order for their children to remember where they came from. This charming tribute to the way things were, serves to remind us that simplicity awakens the senses and evokes indelible memories.
However, what is it that the first visitors fell in love with, at first sight, when they set foot on Mykonos? Its whitewashed terraces tumbling into the sea of course! It may be a shopper’s paradise today, lined with world class dining and partying seductions, but there always was and still is a lot more to ‘Chora’, as it is known to the islanders. A guided tour on foot through the town will take you to all the famous locations, such as the windmills, Little Venice and Paraportiani Church among others. You will discover how this little town changed over centuries of rich history. You will gradually become more familiar with the labyrinth of windswept streets, discovering the baker, the mosaic-maker, the taverna that serves a workers’ lunch and the painter of icons. The impressions you gather along the way will make you want to return on your own, a bit more like a ‘nisiotis’ – Greek for islander – each time.
- Private guide
- Private transfers
- Visit to a traditional farming house
- Sunset walk around Mykonos town