Walking Tour long edition 3 hours or 1.5
- 20 min20 minutes
- Mykonos Island
Walking as a Local We will head towards Mykonos Chora, to the historical, traditional Gioras Medieval Mykonian Bakery, for your first experience of traditional Mykonian flavours. Gioras (Mykonian dialect for Giorgos) dates back to the 17th century and on a daily basis the wood burning oven produces traditional bread, ‘paksimadia’ (rusks) and traditional pies. Then, to feel the vibes and the heartbeat of the island, we will pass through ‘Matoyannia’, the most famous street in the Old Town of Mykonos, with its plethora of quaint shops, restaurants and cafeterias. Walking through the famous, picturesque alleyways of Mykonos Chora you will discover more about their history and the transition of the island from a small Aegean island to an International jet set destination. Our next port of call will be ‘Gialos’. It’s a large area near the old port. Here you will see all the local merchants getting on with their daily routine of selling products such as vegetables and fish which they place on their ‘pagka’ (wooden boxes). Nearby, in the Mavrogenous Square or ‘Taxi square’, you can see the statue of Mavro Mantogenous, a Greek hero from the Greek Revolution of 1821. From there, we will pass by the old Town Hall building. It is an elegant, classical two-storey edifice, built in 1780. Here you can discover why it is called the ‘Voinovich Building’ We will then head to ‘Panagia Paraportiani’, one of the most photographed churches in the whole world, consisting of 5 small churches located at the entrance of the Kastro neighborhood. Paraportiani is a remarkable architectural complex, the creation of which was not only contributed to by man, but also by the passage of time. The accidental damage that was caused has created a complex of unprecedented aesthetics. Next stop is a coffee break in the unique, world famous area called Little Venice. The view of the Aegean’s deep blue waters will take your breath away. This picturesque neighborhood, with its colorful balconies, lies between Kastro and Skarpas and a quarter of its houses have their foundations in the sea. Building began here in the middle of the 18th century and the houses were those of rich merchants and captains. Last but not least, we will visit the very famous windmills. Their existence also dates back to the 18th century. This is a 3 hour tour but we offer a shorter, 1,5 hour guided walk for those of you who have time restrictions. Contact us for more details.
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