Hiking Tour MW1 Off the Beaten Track

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Mykonos Island

Ano Mera – barite mine – Merchia beach (fully circular)

A beautiful circular route, following donkey paths surrounded by peaceful pastures.


  • Enjoy a peaceful walk on the old donkey paths
  • Learn about the mining past of the island
  • Have some fun time at the unspoiled beach of Merchia

In this tour, we hike through the typical rural landscapes of Mykonos towards the unspoiled Merchia beach, following a single track and a quiet paved road. We walk past the entrance of the abandoned barite mine, giving us the chance to discuss about the mining activity and this past aspect of locals’ lives. Once at the pristine beach of Merchia, we can spend up to 1 hour. During our beach break, we offer homemade organic lemonade with a snack, and allow free time to select among the following beach activities:

  • Swimming
  • Underwater photo shooting by the tour leader, who will become your personal photographer
  • Sunbathing
  • Extra hike to the neighbouring beach

Our way back to Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm is almost entirely through an abandoned donkey path / single track, away from cars and noise, which allows us to experience the other side of Mykonos, in its pure and untouched condition.

NOTE: Part of the trail might be inaccessible due to flooding between March and May.

  • Adults
  • 45 /person
  • Accompanied Children up to 12 y.o.
  • 35 /child


  • Meeting point
    Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Ano Mera | Click for map
  • Ending point
    Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Ano Mera
  • Starting Time
    Upon consultation, morning or afternoon
  • Ending Time
    Upon consultation, morning or afternoon
  • Included
    Cultural and natural heritage interpretation during the ride
    Underwater photo shooting (weather permitting)
    Bottled water
    Homemade lemonade and a snack
    First aid kit carried by the guide
    Free use of Wi-Fi at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm
  • Not Included
    Transfers to/from meeting/ending point
  • Languages
    Greek, English, French
    Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses (for children too), comfortable clothing (long pants are recommended), hiking shoes or trainers with a good grip, swimming suit, dry underwear and a light towel (weather permitting to swim), jacket (in case of cool weather), waterproof jacket (when weather is rainy), backpack.

    Optionally: beach shoes (to feel more comfortable walking on pebbles), goggles
    Ideally: reusable bottles for us to fill them with cold water, avoiding the use of plastic single-use and environmentally unfriendly bottles


Hiking Tour MW1 Off the Beaten Track

Hiking Tour MW1 Off the Beaten Track

Start from 45€ /person

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