Mykonos is the great glamour island of the Cyclades and happily flaunts its sizzling style and reputation. It's an island of contrasts - in high season, be ready for jostling street crowds, packed main beaches, and relentless party; out of season, you will find a more subdued local life, the occasional soft-pink pelican wandering the empty streets, an island returned to how it once was.
This package runs during both seasons, so be sure to choose the tempo that is right for you. Spend a week in traditional accommodation enjoying everything from cooking, to beaches, wine, hiking and exploring 'the ancient' on this most famous of European islands.
Day One (Friday) Welcome to Mykonos & Visit to the Traditional Farm
On arrival at Mykonos port or airport, you will be met by your host and transferred to the traditional guest house which will be your home for the next week. You will have time to settle in, meet the other guests and relax. In the evening, a visit to an authentic traditional farm is organized for you! This will bring you close to the traditional animal and organic farming ways of a Mykonian Farm. The farm began operating in October of 2012, and it is moving slowly and steadily forward to re-establishing the Mykonian traditional farming. Following the visit, it's time to enjoy your first dinner in Mykonos at a restaurant in Ano Mera.
Day Two (Saturday) Island Tour / Discover Authentic Mykonos
In the morning, your experienced tour guide will show you the authentic side and lifestyle of Mykonos. Aside from its cosmopolitan status the island has an authentic side which you will discover by touring the villages, the little harbors and its magnificent remote beaches. A unique experience you should not miss. In the evening, we will take you on a walking tour of the town of Mykonos. Dinner is arranged at a traditional restaurant in town.
Day Three (Sunday) Mykonian Orthodox Sunday
This is a special experience for those who want to see how Mykonian people spend their Greek Orthodox Sundays.View the sequence of orthodox operation, followed by a visit to a famous monastery with a remarkable carved baroque temple. After religious formalities conclude there will be a visit to the Greek traditional bazaar at Ano Mera Village. Lunch is included.
The remainder of the afternoon is free and the evening is yours to further explore the island or relax.
Day Four (Monday) Hiking Adventure with lunch at the Mykonian Spiti
Hiking in Mykonos is a unique experience and a different way to admire the landscape. Walking provides a new perspective and gives you a good feeling for the island. You will meet your private guide at the guest house for your walk, which will be a trek through the beautiful scenery of Mykonos and end at a marvelous beach, where you can enjoy some time swimming in the sea. This activity is followed by lunch at a traditional Mykonian house.
The evening is free.
Day Five (Tuesday) Free Day
A free day for individual activities. Do as much or as little as you please today. Relax, explore, shop, eat, cook, or whatever else takes your fancy on this day of leisure.
Day Six (Wednesday) Cooking class at a Mykonian traditional house.
In the morning you will have your first cooking lesson. The course is a full immersion into Greek cuisine, right from the appetizer to the dessert. It is there that you will experience the Greek hospitality and way of life to its full extent. Everyone will look the part with their specially supplied aprons and hats. You will be led through the cooking class and introduced to the secrets of great tasting Mykonian food. Upon completion of the four courses, everyone will join the table to celebrate their cooking success together. Wines and refreshments are included in the experience.
Evening is free.
Day Seven (Thursday) Day excursion to ancient Delos
Discover Ancient Delos and its legends. This short tour will guide you through the Agora, the Sacred way and the Temple of Apollo. You will also admire the 2500 year old mosaic floors and the Avenue of the Lions before returning to Mykonos. The remainder of the morning will be spent enjoying your second cooking class, and is followed by lunch at a traditional restaurant in town. Later in the afternoon return to your accommodation and relax a little before enjoying a mini barbeque.
Day Eight (Friday) Departure to the airport/port
You will be transferred this morning after breakfast either to the airport or port.
Transfer from/to Mykonos Airport or Port on a modern minibus
Seven nights premium quality Mykonian guest house*
All transfers to and from the activities
Organic farm visit
Visit to Ancient Dilos on boat
Guided tour in Mykonos & walking tour
Orthodox Sunday event
Two Greek Cooking lessons taught by chef Teta
Meals (with wine) after the cooking classes eating what you made with your chef
Meals, drinks, excursions that are not listed in the program
Travel insurance, personal expenses, tips.
Our wonderful guest house is of Cycladic style, and is located in the centre of Mykonos.
The rooms offer a comfortable stay in a Cycladic atmosphere, most with a sea view.
It is the perfect place for rest and relaxation in a convivial environment!
Each room has fridge, free wifi, satellite tv, bath or shower balcony, double bed or twin beds, air conditioning and hair
Each Friday between June and October
$2849 per person based on twin/double
$660 single supplement for sole use of a room
The minimum number of participants each week is 2 people, and the maximum number is 12