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The Original Morning Delos Guided Tour

1. The Original Morning Delos Guided Tour

This 4-hour morning tour begins 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.

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Mykonos: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Swimming & Light Lunch

2. Mykonos: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Swimming & Light Lunch

Set sail from Agios Ioannis in the afternoon and journey to the south coast of Mykonos. Pass by the famous beaches of Ornos, Psarou, Platis Gialos, Paraga, Super Paradise, Paradise, and Elia, and enjoy a couple of swim stops along the way. Dive into the refreshing water for a swim, or use the snorkeling equipment available on board to explore under the surface. Enjoy a drink back on the boat, and lie on the yacht's wide and comfortable deck beneath the lovely sun. Continue toward Delos Island, explore its magnificent light blue waters and soft sandy beaches and enjoy the Mykonian sunset with the backdrop of Delos. Finger food and various snacks will be served to you on board. Then choose a comfy seat, take a drink and enjoy the sail back, and you delight in the warmth of the endlessly romantic Mykonian sunset.

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From Mykonos: 6.5-Hour Cruise to Delos and Rhenia

3. From Mykonos: 6.5-Hour Cruise to Delos and Rhenia

Climb aboard the good ship “Dolphins of Delos” and set sail to explore the ancient archeological site of Delos on a 6.5-hour cruise from Mykonos. Located just a 45-minute boat ride from Mykonos Town Harbour, Delos is one of the most sacred sites in Greece. It was the center of the Cyclades islands in the ancient world and 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 Kleopatra, and see beautiful mosaics and statues; a thrilling experience for art lovers or even the mildly curious. The stop at Delos is entirely optional, and if your prefer to just relax in the Aegean sun, you can sail to the neighboring island of Rhenia, where a private beach is waiting just for you. A cold plate lunch of stuffed vine leaves, olives, turkey cold-cuts, tomatoes, feta cheese, tzatziki and bread will be served on board, while beer, wine, ouzo, soft drinks and water is supplied throughout.

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From Mykonos: 6-Hour Delos and Rhenia Islands Boat Trip

4. From Mykonos: 6-Hour Delos and Rhenia Islands Boat Trip

Join a morning boat cruise starting from Mykonos and taking you to the islands of Delos and Rhenia. At 9:30 AM, set sail from Ag Ioannis port to Delos island, arriving at 10:30 AM. Have the chance to walk on the ancient area of the island and visit the renowned archaeological museum. For those who don't feel like sightseeing, enjoy the sea and the sun and relax on the boat's comfortable deck. At approximately 12:15 PM the boat departs towards Rhenia island for swimming and BBQ meal on board. Enjoy the warm Greek sun and dive into the beautiful crystal clear waters of the area. Use the snorkeling equipment that is provided on board to explore the deep waters. At approximately 2:45 PM, the captain sets sail back to Mykonos.

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Mykonos: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

5. Mykonos: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

Set sail on the Aegean Sea with this catamaran cruise from Mykonos. Explore the crystalline coves around the islands of Rheina and Delo. Swim, snorkel, or simply lounge in the sun. Drop anchor for a delicious Greek meal cooked and served on board. After a pickup from your hotel, travel by air-conditioned minivan to the new port of Mykonos for your cruise. Meet your professional skipper and crew. Settle into a comfortable spot on the modern catamaran. Sit back and admire the small white houses of the island as your vessel pulls away from the dock. Relax and enjoy the sea breeze and take snaps of the views as your catamaran cuts through the waves of the Aegean Sea. Enjoy unlimited traditional Mykonos wine as you sail. After a short journey across the north part of the island, continue to the archeological site of Delos. Make the best of a quick stop in front of Delos by taking photos of the site from the vessel. Learn about the history of the island from your guide. Then, sail to the nearby island of Rhenia and drop anchor in a small cove with crystal clear turquoise water. Take some time for swimming or snorkeling while the crew prepares your delicious lunch. Feast on this delicious Greek meal on board. On the journey back, see picturesque windmills on the island and Mykonos town. If you pick the sunset cruise, witness a beautiful golden sunset. Watch as the sun goes down over the horizon. Dock back at the port and finish your tour with a drop-off at your hotel.

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From Naxos: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

6. From Naxos: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

Sail across the Aegean Sea from Naxos and visit the uninhabited island of Delos to explore the most sacred of all the Greek islands from ancient times. Get 3 hours of free time to wander around the ruins and see the excavated artifacts in the small museum. Hire a private professional guide upon arrival if you wish to upgrade your experience, or join one of the guided groups formed on the spot upon landing. Then, cruise to the jetsetter island of Mykonos for a further 3 hours of free time. Use the time to explore Mykonos Town and stroll the pretty alleys of the romantic Little Venice district. Climb the hill to see the famous windmills up close and get spectacular views of the surroundings. Sail back to Naxos in the early evening at the end of an amazing day at leisure.

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From Mykonos: Ancient Delos Tour

7. From Mykonos: Ancient Delos Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the cruise ship port in Mykonos at 09:15, and then travel by minibus to the new port of Mykonos Town. Meet your guide, and sail to the island of Delos, revered in Greek mythology as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Now considered one of the most important ancient archaeological sites in the Eastern Mediterranean, Delos was once a prosperous place of thriving trade and a center of culture and religion in the 8th to 1st century BCE. Upon arrival on the island, follow your guide through the entire ancient city. Encounter the old market places and public squares, along with the Temple of Apollo and Sanctuary of Artemis. Take a look at the old city and amphitheater, and walk down the celebrated Terrace of the Lions, where between 9 and 12 statues of marble lions guarded the Sacred Way. Look inside the museum to see artifacts excavated over the centuries, including sculptures from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman era, a collection of vessels from all periods and small items from everyday life. Enjoy a refreshment at the café next to the museum before boarding the ferry back to Mykonos. A transportation service will be provided to take you back to your hotel or a location of your choice if you haven't booked a supplementary option. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the cruise ship port in Mykonos at 09:00, and then travel by minibus to the embarkation point of the boat that will be traveling to Delos. Meet your guide, and sail to the island of Delos, revered in Greek mythology as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.

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The Original Evening Delos Guided Tour

8. The Original Evening Delos Guided Tour

This 4-hour evening tour begins with a 30-minute 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.

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From Mykonos: Transfer to Delos Island by Boat

9. 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.

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Mykonos: Little Venice Sunset Cruise

10. Mykonos: Little Venice Sunset Cruise

Climb aboard for a cruise off the coast of Mykonos at the end of the day. Sail past the charming buildings of the Little Venice district, where many people gather to watch the sunset and begin their evening's entertainment. Relax aboard the traditional handmade wooden boat as you set sail for Delos island. Get magnificent views of Little Venice and Mykonos Town as you cross the Aegean Sea. Drop anchor between the island of Delos and Rhenia and see the ruins of the ancient theater and old harbor. Marvel at the half-sunk houses off the rocky coast of the sacred island. Then, return to Mykonos via Little Venice and be captivated by the light of the setting sun over the Aegean Sea.

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What people are saying about Delos

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,113 reviews

Alex and the all crew are wonderful. They welcome you to the boat and help you in everything. The tour was amazing, first a beautiful paradisiac beach in Renhia and after a lunch onboard we went to Delos with the option to visit the arqueological museum or go to another beach. During all the trip you can enjoy drinks like wine, softdrink and water. Perfect totally recommended!

Unique and interesting. We did the afternoon tour which also conveniently captures sunset with the ruins. I wish we had more time to explore a full day, but the time we had there with our guide Athena was fabulous. Only issue we had was check at the ferry port sometime prior to your trip as they had changed the time of departure and no one was notified.

I was on the fence about visiting this island during my time In Mykonos, but I am so happy I went. I had no idea just how much history was involved with Delos and learned way more than I thought. Only down side was the museum on the island was closed for renovations, but was so much to explore that I don’t think I would have had time anyway.

Our guide is an archeologist and architect. Her experience made our visit to Delos unforgettable.

Easy boarding in the old port of Mykonos. Pleasant crossing.