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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.

From Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia Islands Boat Trip with BBQ

2. 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

3. 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.

Mykonos: Delos Guided Tour & Rhenia Island by Sailing Yacht

4. 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: Winery Vineyard Experience with Food & Wine Tasting

5. Mykonos: Winery Vineyard Experience with Food & Wine Tasting

Visiting the beautiful Greek wineries is a wonderful experience and a dream come true for most of us. If you really want to enjoy the local amenities and locations, as well as some great wine, all you have to do is to enroll in our tour. We will explore our local winery and we will make it easy for you to see where the Greek wine comes from and you can even check it out and enjoy it on your own. It’s a very distinctive experience and one that will push the boundaries, delivering some resounding benefits and results every time. The commitment is to value and quality, and you will be heavily impressed with the results and the entire process in a professional way. Our tour is taking 2 hours, it will guide you through the olive grove and then it will bring you at the vineyards. Here you get to see exactly how wine is made and you get to enjoy and cherish it in a way that’s very different and fun all the time. It’s a very nice idea to be able to see the old school, historical locations and the type of activities that people have been doing for millennia with little to no changes. It’s really exciting and a great way to gain an insight into the old days. Once that is done, you will go outside with the group and you will stay together for a little bit. You get to enjoy some very tasty mykonian appetizers and you get to listen to some traditional music.

From Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia All-Inclusive Cruise with Lunch

6. From Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia All-Inclusive Cruise with Lunch

Discover the paradisal island of Rhenia and the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Delos on a private or small group cruise from Mykonos. Sail across the sea to admire the ancient archaeological site and relax on the golden beaches of Rhenia before taking a break from snorkeling with a Mediterranean buffet. Get picked up from your accommodations in Mykonos and climb aboard your private boat to meet your captain for the day. Cruise out over the waves and watch the beautiful coastline disappearing behind you. Arrive at the island of Delos, an archaeological treasure that dates back to ancient Greece. Stroll through the ruins of markets, houses, temples, and an amphitheater as you immerse yourself in the mystery of the past. Continue to the idyllic Rhenia island, taking the chance to sunbathe on the gorgeous beach or dive into the sea. Make use of equipment on the boat to go snorkeling and encounter colorful fish beneath the waves or try out standup paddleboarding. Indulge in a delicious Mediterranean-style buffet for lunch on the boat and enjoy a glass of wine, beer, or some soft drinks. Relax with picturesque views and listen to the calming sounds of the ocean before cruising back to Mykonos.

Mykonos: Delos and Rhenia Island Cruise w/ Swim & Greek Meal

7. Mykonos: Delos and Rhenia Island Cruise w/ Swim & Greek Meal

Sail in the Aegean Sea and explore the world-famous Delos Archeological Site on this cruise from Mykonos. Swim and paddle at the secluded bays of the uninhabited Rhenia Island, feast on Greek food, and toast to your adventure with a glass of wine. After hopping on board the boat, set sail from Tourlos Port, heading to Delos Island and its ancient city (admission fees not included). Upon arrival, have free time to walk on the island and explore the mythological birthplace of the Greek god Apollo. The island’s ruins will show you Doric temples, ancient marketplaces, an amphitheater, houses with mosaics, and the iconic Terrace of the Lions. Next, set sail to Rhenia Island. Stop for 2.5 hours to get your fix of swimming, sunbathing, and paddle-boarding in the crystal-clear waters of the island. Enjoy unbeatable privacy away from the cosmopolitan Mykonos. Later, sit down for a traditional Greek Mediterranean lunch freshly prepared on board. Enjoy your meal with wine, soft drinks, and fresh fruit. In the early evening, the boat will depart to take you back to Mykonos.

Mykonos Walking Tour

8. Mykonos Walking Tour

Benefit from pickup at your hotel or the cruise ship port of Mykonos, and then experience the cosmopolitan lifestyle and jet set vibe of one of the most famous islands of the Aegean. Venture beyond the stylish bars and boutiques, and discover a more traditional way of life. Experience first-hand the true beauty of Mykonos Town, and travel back in time on an enchanting stroll. Start your tour at 10:00 AM or 5:00 PM(depending on option booked), and then journey along the coastal road to Manto Square, famous for its monument of the heroine of the Greek War of Independence, Manto Mavrogenous. Next, go into the district of Matogianni and window shop the stores full of famous fashion brands. Pass the former home of the mother of Manto Mavrogenous, along with the Maritime Museum and Three Wells monument outside the famous Astra bar. Next, go to the traditional Gioras bakery for a treat and refreshment. Head towards the 5 windmills that still stand proudly as a local attraction even after they stopped functioning as working mills. Venture down the narrow paths to the castle of the Chora and enter the Scarpa area, where you will see the houses of Little Venice jutting out across the water. Visit the elaborate church of Panagia Paraportiani and experience one of the most famous architectural structures in Greece. Go to the Folklore Museum (entrance fee not included), located in a former captain's house. Then, head back to your starting point, and pass the famous church of Agios Nikolaos before the drive back to your original meeting point.

Mykonos: Half-Day City Walking Tour and Island Bus Tour

9. Mykonos: Half-Day City Walking Tour and Island Bus Tour

Your 4-hour combined tour begins with a walk along the small, narrow streets of Mykonos. You’ll get an orientation and information from your guide about navigating the labyrinth of the old town. Admire views of the small port and the churches and see the famous windmills and Petros the Pelican, the mascot of Mykonos. Next you’ll explore the island by bus, enjoying the landscapes of the interior and visiting some of the most famous beaches. See the small private chapels and houses built in typical Cycladic style. When you reach Ano Mera, the second main village of Mykonos, you’ll have some free time for a walk around the traditional square. Later you’ll stop to see the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, built in the 16th century. Relax a bit at Kalafatis beach, and enjoy a cup of coffee or a refreshing drink (not included in the price). Before heading back to Mykonos town, you’ll visit the beaches of Ornos and Agios Giannis. At the end of the trip you’ll come to a viewpoint where you can take in the panorama of the town and the neighboring islands.

Mykonos: South Coast Beach Hopping Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch

10. Mykonos: South Coast Beach Hopping Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch

Enjoy a day of sailing and fun on this tour from Agios Ioannis to Dragonisi Island. A pleasurable trip passing from famous Mykonian beaches, Ornos, Psarou, Platis Gialos, Paradise, Super Paradise, Paraga, Elia. Spend some free time swimming in the sparkling blue waters and enjoy fruits served on board. Relax on the yacht’s wide deck and soak up the sunshine. Head to the next swim stop for more swimming. Jump into the crystal-clear waters and get into the rhythm of the island. Head back on board to enjoy a freshly prepared BBQ. Continue sailing along the coast and enjoy the stunning views before returning to the port in Agios Ioannis.

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What people are saying about Mykonos

Overall rating

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based on 517 reviews

We had a guide that was the former head of archeology at Delos! It was a superb experience. But please note that the tix you buy online need to be traded in for paper tix at the dock. There was a long, slow line. Would have loved not to have had to deal with that aspect. Additionally, it would have been nice to know at the outset how often the ferry runs so that we could have taken more time at the site exploring on our own

Kristopher was an absolute pleasure to have as a tour guide. He was so calm and knowledgeable and really welcoming and put everyone at ease. What a fabulous experience

One of the highlights of our stay on Mykonos! We thoroughly enjoyed feeding the animals and having a relaxing dinner with the owner. The food was delicious!

It was a great day! They gave us lots of time to do everything on both Delos and Mykonos and the views were excellent!

Excellent trip all round. Staff are so friendly and can’t do enough to assist you all day. A really well planned trip.