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Mykonos

White-washed houses and turquoise waters are just some of the charms this glamorous Greek island has to offer.

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From Mykonos: Delos Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

1. From Mykonos: Delos Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Discover the ancient ruins on the island of Delos with this boat tour from Mykonos. See sights like the house of Dionysus, the Colossus of the Naxians, and the Temple of Apollo. Step back in time as you stroll through the ruins of a market. Start your morning tour with a 30-minute boat ride from Mykonos to Delos. Once you arrive on Delos you will receive an introduction to the ancient and sacred site. With your guide, you will explore the narrow city streets. Marvel at the impressive house of Dionysus and the exceptional mosaics, well-preserved marble columns, and wall paintings. See other monuments in the urban area, including the Theater of Delos. Take a walk along the main street to the market and the sanctuary zone. Here you’ll find the Stoa of Phillipe, the Propylaia, the Colossus of the Naxians, and the Temple of Apollo.

Mykonos: Sunset Cruise with Drinks

2. Mykonos: Sunset Cruise with Drinks

Come onboard and enjoy the breathtaking Mykonian sunset! Set sail and enjoy the magnificent view of Little Venice and Mykonos. Drop anchor to watch the "Dreamy Sunset" over the ocean, islands, and distant shoreline. Enjoy drinks and snacks on-board, before setting out on the return journey, where we relish the mesmerizing light of the sun setting over the Aegean Sea. This is a cruise that you will make memories to last a lifetime, as it is ideal for couples, families, friends or people who just want to have a relaxing and memorable time.

From Mykonos: Cruise to Delos and Rhenia with Lunch

3. From Mykonos: Cruise to Delos and Rhenia with Lunch

Experience the beauty of the islands of Delos and Rhenia on this cruise from Mykonos. Explore the ruins of an ancient Greek civilization on Delos and relax as you sail with complimentary drinks Savor a delicious lunch of Greek specialties. Climb aboard at Mykonos Old Port and set sail to explore the ancient archeological site of Delos on this cruise from Mykonos. Visit Delos, one of the most sacred sites in ancient Greece, as it is was the birthplace of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis. Due to its mystical location, the island became home to the first multicultural civilization and was an important trade center in Ancient Greece. Discover the houses of Dionysus and Cleopatra, and see beautiful mosaics and statues. Choose to explore the ruins at Delos or relax in the Aegean sun on the neighboring island of Rhenia, where a private beach is waiting just for you. Swim in the crystal clear waters or take a walk on the shore. Try local flavors with a cold plate lunch of stuffed vine leaves, olives, turkey cold-cuts, tomatoes, feta cheese, tzatziki, and bread. Sip on beer, wine, ouzo, soft drinks and water throughout your cruise.

From Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia Islands Boat Trip with BBQ

4. From Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia Islands Boat Trip with BBQ

Explore the islands of Delos and Rhenia on this cruise from Mykonos. Choose to explore the archeological sites on Delos or to soak in some sun on the deck. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of the island of Rhenia. Savor a delicious local meal onboard the boat. Select a tour with transfer from your accommodation, or meet at Ioannis Diakoftis pier in the morning. Board the ship and take in the views on the way to Delos. Choose a tour with a guided visit to the ancient area of Delos, or stay onboard and swim from the boat.  At Delos, uncover ancient temples, mosaics, a theater at the local archaeological site. Learn about what life was like in the past with the help of your local guide. Continue to the the remote beaches of Rhenia island where you can spend time playing in the turquoise water. Explore the underwater worlds with the high-quality snorkeling equipment. Sit down to a delicious lunch of Greek barbeque before returning to Mykonos in the afternoon.

From Mykonos: Delos Archaeological Site Guided Evening Tour

5. From Mykonos: Delos Archaeological Site Guided Evening Tour

Feel the wind in your hair on a boat ride from Mykonos to Delos. Once you arrive at Delos you’ll receive an introduction to the ancient and sacred site. With your guide, you’ll explore the narrow city streets. Marvel at the impressive house of Dionysus and the exceptional mosaics, well-preserved marble columns, and wall paintings. See other monuments in the urban area, including the Theater of Delos. Take a walk along the main street to the market and the sanctuary zone. Here you’ll find the Stoa of Phillipe, the Propylaia, the Colossus of the Naxians, and the Temple of Apollo.

From Mykonos: Transfer to Delos Island by Boat

6. From Mykonos: Transfer to Delos Island by Boat

Departing from the old port of Mykonos, relax on the 40 minute boat cruise, feel the sea breeze and view the island of Rhenia from a distance. When you reach the island of Delos you have a few hours to explore at your own pace. The entry ticket to the site is not included in this price but you can easily obtain one at the entrance, along with a guide if you wish. Later you will use the same ticket to board the boat and get transferred back to the old port of Mykonos after a day discovering an ancient civilization.

From Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia Islands Half-Day Trip by Boat

7. From Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia Islands Half-Day Trip by Boat

Step back in time on this day trip from Mykonos to Delos and Rhenia island. Step back in time as you explore the archeological sight on Delos island or choose to take a dip in the sea. Uncover the beauty of the beaches on the uninhabited island of Rhenia. Depart from Mykonos and set sail for the ancient site of Delos island. Upon arrival, you can stay on board, swim in the blue and green waters or disembark for a 2-hour tour of the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the mesmerizing beaches of Rhenia. Enjoy some free time at the uninhabited island and truly let go! Swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters. Discover sandy coves and make use of the uncrowded beaches before your return cruise to Mykonos.

Mykonos: Delos Guided Tour & Rhenia Island by Sailing Yacht

8. Mykonos: Delos Guided Tour & Rhenia Island by Sailing Yacht

Your sailing cruise experience starts with complimentary transportation from your hotel or a designated meeting point depending on the location of the accommodation. One of the cruise representatives will greet you and give you an overview of the cruise itinerary. Once an overview of the sailing yacht and important safety information has been introduced by the crew, you will set sail for Rhenia and Delos islands, the center of the Cyclades, located few miles south-west of Mykonos. During the cruise the crew will be happy to show you how to raise and trim the sails as well as to steer the yacht, weather permitting. Along the way, as you admire the spectacular scenery and the remarkable blue Aegean waters, you can enjoy music of your choice. Relax on deck, sunbathe, and hear about local island history from the crew. After around 60 minutes of sailing, you’ll arrive at the unspoiled island of Rhenia, separated from the sacred island of Delos by a small strait. You’ll drop anchor in the idyllic bay and have around 2 hours to enjoy swimming and snorkeling, and then a light lunch on board of specially made pasta, Greek Salad and fresh fruit. A selection of complimentary house wine and soft drinks are also offered. The next stop is the archaeological site of Delos, where you’ll have approximately 1.5 to 2 hours at your disposal to explore the island with a professional English-speaking guide. According to mythology, Delos was the birthplace of Apollo, the god of daylight and of music and his twin sister Artemis, the goddess of night light and hunting. The sanctuary dedicated to Apollo and Artemis surrounded by a Hellenic city of about 30,000 inhabitants, the monuments, and impressive mosaics from the Archaic, the Classical, and the Hellenistic periods are certainly worth exploring. Delos was inhabited between 2500 and 69 BC, and was a famous religious center as well as a major commercial center. It was proclaimed a tax-free port and due to its exceptionally favorable geographical location, became the hub of the transit trade between the eastern and western, and northern and southern Mediterranean. In 1990 the whole island of Delos was designated a World Cultural Property and is protected by UNESCO. Visit the museum and walk up Mount Kynthos, which at 367 feet (112 meters) provides stunning views of the surrounding Cycladic islands. At the end of the trip, sail back to Mykonos. Complimentary shuttle transportation will be waiting for you to take you on your way back.

Mykonos: Adults Only Sunset Sailing Cruise with Aperitivo

9. Mykonos: Adults Only Sunset Sailing Cruise with Aperitivo

Join a 2.5-hour adults-only sunset cruise off the island of Mykonos. Soak up the enchanting atmosphere on this beautiful cruise. Embarkation is late afternoon, about 30 minutes before the set departure according to the sunset time. You will be picked up by complimentary shuttle transportation to reach the embarkation point. Head out into the Aegean Sea and experience a relaxing cruise along the coast of Mykonos. Choose 1 complimentary drink of sparkling wine or original Greek ouzo and enjoy your drink along with tasty savory snacks. Marvel at the spectacular change of colors as the sun goes down.

Mykonos: Discover Authentic Mykonos Tour

10. Mykonos: Discover Authentic Mykonos Tour

Discover a more authentic side to Mykonos on a unique half-day island tour. Head to the port of St. Ioannis to see the church and cell where the saint lived. Then, get a stunning view of the airport before going to the village of Ano Mera. Pass local farms to get a glimpse at island life. Learn more about the folk traditions on a guided tour of the Mykonian Spiti farm, where you will be invited to take part in traditional farming activities and can meet some of the animals. Explore the chambers of the Panagia Tourliani monastery in the village square, and join the locals at the open-air market. Enjoy a light lunch before leaving Ano Mera to discover hidden beaches, such as Kalo Livadi, Kalafati and Agia Anna. See some of the abandoned mines where lignite was extracted from the soil. Stroll the narrow streets of Maou, where a dam was constructed to meet the island's irrigation needs. Take a souvenir photo of Mykonos town from a popular spot before the end of the tour services.

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Planning Your Visit

  • Gay travellers to Mykonos

    Mykonos, Greece, has been popular with the LGBT community of the world for generations. The town offers gay bars, hotels and even gay beaches. Follow the rainbow flag to the right side of Elia beach, or visit Agrari beach, which is 'clothing optional'.

  • Island hopping

    The beauty of visiting the Greek islands is the ease at which you can jump between them, taking in the different sights. Catch a ferry from Mykonos to Naxos, Paros, Ios or Santorini to change up your holiday. Many of these destinations can also be reached with a day trip.

  • Club classics

    Mykonos is a quiet town, but there's plenty to do at night. Local laws on noise pollution are strict, which means you can't follow the music to find a great spot -- you need to know where you're going. Scandinavian Disco is a popular club and meeting point, but be aware, Europeans start to party late, so many won't get busy until after midnight.

Good to know

  • Language
    Greek
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+03:00)
  • Country Code
    +30
  • Best time to visit
    You'll get the beaches to yourself in the spring and fall when temperatures are also not as high as in the summer, but nightlife peaks in July and August.

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What people are saying about Mykonos

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,158 reviews

Our tour guide Gibson was very informative and entertaining. We made all he stops as listed in the website. The van was comfortable. For the price, I feel it was a good value and a great way to see parts of Naxos we wouldn't have seen otherwise.

We ended up with a private tour with Nafia and it was wonderful to have her as a guide, very knowledgeable and friendly, we were lucky to have her for a guide.

Great crew on an intimate boat. Great hospitality & delicious lunch.

Very friendly staff on board, excellent food and incredible view

Perfect tour of Delos. The boat ride was also really lovely!