About the ride
Your day will begin with a personal pickup by your English-speaking driver from your hotel or apartment in Mykonos. The first stop will be the beach of Agios Ioannis (Saint John) with the small picturesque port, made famous from the 80’s movie “Shirley Valentine”. Afterward, you will continue visiting Kalafatis beach, the longest beach on the island. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee and the fresh breeze of the sea.
The main highlight of this half-day tour is the cheese-making class. Learning from the experienced local cheese makers is the best way to understand not only the daily cheese production processes but also learn some cheese-making recipes and try them home.
Participants of the cheese-making class will learn the necessary steps how to make the natural cheese without packaged starters, additives or chemicals. Also, this one-of-the-kind experience will give them a chance to source the best possible milk for their cheesemaking. During these workshops, the local cheese expert will demonstrate the process of cheese making and participants will follow his or her steps all together, around the roundtable.
Before going back to your hotel, the Welcome Driver will take you to the Mykonian Panorama where you will enjoy a fantastic view of the town and the neighboring islands.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Included in the price
- Air-conditioned modern vehicle
- Professional English Speaking Driver
- Cooking-class entrance fees
- Water and snacks
- Entrance Fees to archaeological sites, museums and monastery
- Winery menus, coffees, refreshments
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the A trip to Marathon tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions regarding the experience.
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from places of visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in-depth information regarding historical facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.
Do I need to be in a good physical shape?
The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly.
10:00 am – 02:00 pm
04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Comfortable Clothes & Shoes
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes since certain areas may have uneven or rocky ground.
Bring Your Camera
Photography is permitted in most historical sites unless otherwise mentioned.
Accessibility & Special Needs
Should anyone in your group have special needs or have advanced accessibility requirements, please specify upon booking and we will make sure to accommodate your needs and customize your tour accordingly.
Dress Modestly for Religious Monuments
When visiting religious monuments please dress modestly, or bring extra layers to cover up at that particular point of the tour.
In the summer months, the sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) so we recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself. Also, be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Terms of serviceExpand
- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
- Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws
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