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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: Transfer to Delos Island by Boat

2. 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 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.

From Naxos: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

4. 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.

From Mykonos: Ancient Delos Tour

5. 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.

From Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia Islands Boat Trip with BBQ

6. 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 Paros: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

7. From Paros: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

Visit the rocky uninhabited island of Delos. Despite its small size, Delos was considered one of the most sacred of all islands in ancient Greek culture. Enjoy 3 hours of free time on the island or for a more complete experience, hire a private professional guide upon arrival, or join a group tour before moving on. Next, go to the famous island of Mykonos where you will have another 3 hours of free time. It is recommended that you use this time to explore Mykonos Town. Walk to Little Venice, wander in the picturesque alleys, and climb the hill with the windmills and enjoy the spectacular views. After your free time on the island, you will return to Paros in the early evening.

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

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

Discover the island of Rhenia and the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Delos on a private or 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 the 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 refreshing sea. Make use of equipment on the boat to go snorkeling through schools of colorful fish beneath the waves or try out standup paddle boarding. 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 Cruise with Swim and Greek Meal

9. Mykonos: Delos and Rhenia Cruise with Swim and 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: Catamaran Cruise With Meal and Drinks

10. Mykonos: Catamaran Cruise With Meal and Drinks

Start with pickup from your hotel and travel by air-conditioned minivan to the new port of Mykonos for your catamaran cruise. Meet your professional skipper and crew, and find a comfortable spot on the modern catamaran. Sit back and admire the small white houses of the island as your vessel pulls away from dock. Relax and enjoy the sea breeze and take snaps of the views as your catamaran cuts through the waves of the Aegean Sea. As you sail, enjoy unlimited traditional Mykonos wine. After a short journey across the north part of the island, continue to the archeological site of Delos. Enjoy a short stop in front of Delos where you can take pictures of the site from the vessel as your guide explains the history of the island. Then, sail to the nearby island of Rhenia and drop anchor in a small beautiful cove with crystal clear turquoise water. Take some time for swimming or snorkeling while the crew prepares your delicious lunch, which you will enjoy onboard. On the journey back, see some of the picturesque windmills on the island and Mykonos town. If you’ve chosen the sunset cruise, relax and enjoy a beautiful golden sunset. Take some photos and watch as the sun goes down over the horizon. Lastly, dock back at the port and finish your tour with drop-off at your hotel.

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based on 463 reviews

Delos Island was incredible! All of the ruins were absolutely amazing! Highlight of the trip for sure.

Great tour. The guide was awesome and sound system helpful with the wind! Would highly recommend!

Delos is beyond words. I wanted to get back on the late boat and go again.

Awesome experience, great on-board Entertainers! Great Value!

Excellent guide, very informative. Must visit Delos.