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Mykonos: Wine Tasting at a Mykonian Farm

1. Mykonos: Wine Tasting at a Mykonian Farm

Start at 12:00 or 18:00 when you will be picked up from your hotel. Relax, and enjoy the scenery as you drive across the road at the center of the island that unites the city Hora with the village of Ano Mera. Once you arrive at the Mykonian Farm, you will be greeted by the sommelier Mr. Stathis Pasoglou and seated in the specially designed wine corner of this beautiful traditional farm. Savor 4 different local wines and get to know their dynamic character step-by-step through the tasting stages. Learn the basic tasting techniques and uncork Greece’s most distinct blends. Try some local products with your wine.

Mykonos: Sightseeing Tour with Terminal Pickup

2. Mykonos: Sightseeing Tour with Terminal Pickup

Explore the sites in Mykonos with this shore excursion tour. Snap pictures at Kalafatis Beach and admire the Panagia Tourliani monastery in the town of Ano Mera. Take a guided walking tour through the top attractions in the charming white-washed town of Mykonos.  Choose to be picked up from the cruise ship terminal in Mykonos New Port or the disembarkation point for the cruise tender boats. Sit back and relax in the air-conditioned van on the way to the iconic Armenistis Lighthouse. Admire views of the sea and the island from the lighthouse.  Continue to the Kalafatis Beach where you will have some time to get out and capture some photos. Head inland to the village of Ano Mera, home to the restored 16th-century monastery Panagia Tourliani. Spend some free time strolling around the village square or visiting a café.  Continue to the town of Mykonos for your guided walking tour. Dive into sights like the 16th-century windmills and the 15th-century Greek orthodox Paraportiani church.  Take in the romantic atmosphere as you walk through the elegant old houses that line the sea in the district of little Venice. Finish your tour in at the Mykonos waterfront. 

Mykonos Shore Excursion: City & Island Tour

3. Mykonos Shore Excursion: City & Island Tour

The City and Island tour of about 4 hours in length has  the  following program :   You will be picked up in front of the cruise ship at the agreed time. If the ship docks at the new port of Tourlos meeting at the gate of the cruise terminal, if it tenders at the old port,  meeting will be at the pier 50 minutes after the disembarkation point). You will start the tour with a 1-hour  city walk where you will visit the highlights of Mykonos town like the Paraportiani church, the little Venice area, the windmills area, the Matogianni shopping area and during the morning tours the local vegetable and fish market. The bus tour starts with the visit of the beach of Saint Stefanos and then you will  stop at the Panorama point above Mykonos town with a stunning view and photo spot. Furthermore you will  drive to the famous beaches of Agios Giannis ( from where you will  have a nice view to the sacred island of Delos ), Plati Yalos, Kalafatis and you will  visit the traditional village in the centre of the island: Ano Mera with its famous 400 years old monastery and beautiful village square. You will return to your ship after a great tour full of great impressions and information of the beautiful island of Mykonos.

Mykonos: Barbecue at a Mykonian Farm

4. Mykonos: Barbecue at a Mykonian Farm

Start at 5:00 PM with pickup from your hotel and enjoy the scenic drive on a road through the center of the island that unites Hora with the village of Ano Mera. Be welcomed when you arrive with some tradtional treats like loukoumi or dried figs. Sit and relax on a traditional stone-built couch and sip some raki as you hear about the history of the island's farming, livestock, and crops. Tour the organic farm to see how it operates. Meet the pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, and a donkey named Konstantis. Cut and sample products directly from the vegetable garden (depending on the season). Get involved with the farming tasks, if you would like to. Take turns learning the Hellenic practice of barbecuing while guided by the grill master. Learn to make staple side dishes like horiatiki salad, a tasty tzatziki sauce with fresh cucumbers, and a Mykonian sausage omelet with farm-fresh eggs. Eat under a shady pavilion. End with a photo session with guests and staff.

From Mykonos: Ano Mera Farm Tour with Monastery Visit

5. From Mykonos: Ano Mera Farm Tour with Monastery Visit

Get a glimpse into Mykoninan farming life on this hands-on tour. Learn about the island's agricultural history, try local snacks, and involve yourself in some farming tasks. Also, pass by the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani. From your hotel, drive across the center of the island to the village of Ano Mera. Once you arrive, pass through a picturesque square and visit the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani. Afterward, continue walking about 400 meters to a Mykonian farm. Be greeted by the farm’s superintendent. Tour the grounds and listen as they recount the history of the property and how the farm operates. Sit and relax on a traditional stone-built seat while sipping traditional raki. Learn more about the history of the island’s farming, livestock, and crops. Enjoy a farmer’s snack consisting of bread, tomatoes, kopanisti, cucumbers, and poor man’s black olives. Cut and savor products from the vegetable garden, depending on the season. If you wish to partake in some farming tasks, the superintendent will provide you with the right tools and instructions as you go along. Some of the tasks include cleaning the garden and weeding, trimming the garden and vineyard, and cleaning, watering, or feeding the animals. If you prefer not to get involved with the farming tasks, you can instead opt to have more free time at your leisure.

Mykonos Island SUV Safari including Light Lunch with Wine

6. Mykonos Island SUV Safari including Light Lunch with Wine

Choose from a morning or sunset safari tour in an SUV. The tour departs from the port or your hotel in a luxurious and safe Jeep Commander vehicle. Meet your friendly driver, sit back and admire Mykonos' small white houses. The first stop will be on a hill where you see the lighthouse and take photos of amazing views of Mykonos and the neighboring island of Tinos. Your driver and local expert will provide you with binoculars, a cold beer or a refreshment. Then, drive along a route that only locals know until you reach the Fragma, where you will make a short stop to admire the lake. Next, you will visit the village of Ano Mera. Life in this village revolves around its marvelous, white-tiled central square which acts as a hub with taverns and souvenir shops. See Ano Mera’s most famous landmark, the Panagia Tourliani Monastery, and visit the monastery with a free ticket provided by your local partner, if you choose. Then, it's time for swimming. Your escort will drive you to a secret beautiful bay. Relax on the beach and enjoy homemade Mykonian wine. The last stop of the road trip will be a traditional tavern, where you will taste a few local dishes and sip on wine. With that, your tour will come to an end and the driver will drop you off at your hotel or any other point on the same route.

From Ano Mera: Day Tour & Wine Tasting with Lunch At A Farm

7. From Ano Mera: Day Tour & Wine Tasting with Lunch At A Farm

Begin with pickup from your chosen meeting point. Drive across the center of the island that unites the city of Mykonos with the village of Ano Mera. Walk only 400 meters to the Mykonian Farm where we will be greeted by the farm’s superintendent. Be guided through the territory for a tour of the farm's premises. Cut and savor products from the vegetable garden (depending on the season). Pet and learn how to care for the goats, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, and cows of the farm. Next, arrive at a specially arranged sitting area, where the farm’s sommelier, Mr. Stathis, will introduce you to 3 prestigious local wines. Learn basic tasting techniques and uncork and savor Greece’s most distinct blends. Then, the cooking demonstration of some of Greece’s most traditional dishes will begin. Watch as the famous chef Miltos Karoubas teaches you how to make 2 Hellenic recipes. Depending on the number of participants, the guests will take turns in helping out the host with the preparation of the meal. Finally, a light lunch will be served. Savor spinach pie, stuffed tomatoes, peppers, seasonal salad, and feta cheese. Digest and relax as you're transported back to your pickup location.

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What people are saying about Ano Mera

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 38 reviews

This tour was one of the best I had on my trip to the Greek Islands thanks to our tour guide. Andrea shared both historical facts and her personal experiences as a long time Mykonos resident. She answered all our questions and showed genuine interest in getting to know people from the group. Will definitely recommend her to anyone. As far as the service, bus was on time, she explained all the logistics of the tour and the time spent at the different locations was more than enough to admire the vista and take pictures.

We spent a couple of wonderful hours with Stefos, learning about the history of wine making in Mykonos and also learning a little bit about the Greek language. Overall, it was a pleasant outing for a Wednesday afternoon.

Our guide Claudio was very knowledgeable and passionate in his explanations of the history and culture of Mykonos. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and felt like we got a good feel for life on the island.

This was an amazing experience! Our sommelier, Panagiotis was attentive, knowledgeable and gave us excellent advice to make us more educated about wine.

Highly recommend! Wonderful experience with an entertaining guide. Thank you!