1. Mykonos off the beaten track full day Tour
Our Mykonos "Off the BeatenTrack" tour is a land and water activity tour, offering a balance of outdoor activity and cultural events to satisfy and stimulate both the body and mind, in the beautiful surroundings of the Mykonian nature.
We start the tour with a drive towards the old lighthouse, passing through fields and residential areas of Mykonos with some of the most spectacular views to be found anywhere on the island; looking out over the New Port and the Old town of Mykonos.
The Armenistis lighthouse of Mykonos overlooks the strait that separates the island of Tinos from Mykonos. It was built in 1891 and is a testimony to Mykonos maritime history. It is still a fully functional lighthouse.
From the lighthouse we continue our drive, passing one of the two dams supplying Mykonos with water through the long dry summers. We'll then stop for a hike following an old donkey path, trailing through what is known as the "forest of Mykonos". Here hidden in the wild forest of brushwood vegetation the <fryana>, we will discover amongst the rock roses various species of aromatic herbs, such as the wild Mykonian Oregano (Throuby) and Thyme, an increadible feast to the senses, in a wild and dramatic scenery.
The trail leads us down to a hidden pristine beach, where the fine golden sand reaches down to crystal clear waters. In this beautiful
and peacefull environment we allow ourselves to listen to the incredible "sound of silence", (no cars or bikes or loud music, at all !!!) only the natural sounds of the waves, the wind and the passing birds.
A wallk up to the top the herbal hill will reveal to us the magnificent view of the open sea and the wild Mykonian North coastline, with it's dramatic coves and rock formations, breaking everynow and then into small hidden secret sandy beaches. Feasting our eyes on the amazing play of blue and turqoise colours of the Aegean waters we are captivated by its beauty.
After a short break, a snack and the chance to use WC facilities, we will be outfitted with our snorkeling gear (and any one less confident may also use a PFD) and head off for our snorkeling adventure in the crystal clear Aegean sea. Our guides will give an introductory lesson to snorkeling for those that need and accompany the group pointing out areas of interest like the beautiful and very important posidonia sea grass meadows and various fishes (Sea Breams, Rainbow wrasses, Flounders, Dream fish(Cow Bream)and Groupers) as well as the chance to harvest a sea urchin.
After the active and exhilarating day, it is time to satisfy our appetite. We'll choose a shaded spot in the countryside to have a delicious freshly prepared complimentary picnic lunch, sampling local and Greek products. Enjoying freshly prepared vegetables and fruits in season while savoring the natural landscape,will be the perfect finish to our magical day, on the off the beaten track tour of Mykonos.
The island has a rich and vibrant culture, as well as a dramatic geological past. Exploring this pristine environment, hiking over the wild hills and along the dramatic shores, diving into the endless blue and eating produce straight off the tree will allows you to reconnect with nature, reinvigorating your mind, body, and soul.
Our Off the beaten track tour, guarantees to craft a memorable experience, which you will remember for a lifetime. Our local experienced tour leaders will take you on a journey of discovery, exploring Mykonos from land and sea, revealing to you the authentic Mykonos, that few people have had the privilege of witnessing.
Group Size: Up to 20 people. (Minimum 6)
Fitnes Level: Moderate
Duration: Approx. 5 1/2hrs
IItinerary: Hiking, snokeling, exploring, experiencing traditional Mykonian cultural and agricultural life.
Wind minimum: 5 beaufort, under 5 beaufort winds is replaced with the Classic or Classic plus tour.
Transfer: Free Transfer from Cruise Ships, from bus terminals in Mykonos town and from hotels near Mykonos town.
Photos: Free photos from the tour.(Sent to your email., a few days after the tour.)