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Mykonos: Super Paradise Beach with Sunbed at Thalas Mykonos

Mykonos: Super Paradise Beach with Sunbed at Thalas Mykonos

Relax on a sunbed in the row of your choice, from 1st up to 7th row and back, and avoid the hassle of looking for one upon arrival. Enjoy Thalas, a barefoot tavern and beach located on Super Paradise Beach in Mykonos, with a pre-booked sunbed to lounge on. Step into this exclusive beach bar and tavern to take in the striking Mykonos landscape from the shore. Experience a world-famous Greek beach in a unique way, by relaxing on your personal sunbed and being able to access the top-notch facilities of the bar. Spend the day swimming in clear blue waters and take advantage of the bar and restaurant service to purchase drinks and greek delights right on the beach.

Mykonos Town: Archaeological Site of Delos Guided Day Trip

Mykonos Town: Archaeological Site of Delos Guided Day Trip

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 Half-Day Trip by Boat

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: Catamaran Cruise with Lunch, Drinks and Transfer

Mykonos: Catamaran Cruise with Lunch, Drinks and Transfer

Set sail on the Aegean Sea with this catamaran cruise from Mykonos. Pass by from Delos island and Explore the crystalline coves around the Rhenia island . Swim, snorkel, or simply lounge in the sun. Drop anchor for a delicious Greek meal cooked and served on board. 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, Pass by from Delos island. Make the best of a quick stop in front of Delos by taking photos of the site from the vessel. 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 a 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.

Mykonos: Delos and Rhenia Islands Cruise with BBQ Meal

Mykonos: Delos and Rhenia Islands Cruise with BBQ Meal

Escape the hustle and bustle of Mykonos hopping on a day cruise to Delos and Rhenia islands. Starting from Agios Ioannis sail towards Delos island with optional sightseeing of this UNESCO monument from 3500bc or or to soak in some sun on the deck at a close bay for approx 1h. Second stop at Rhenia island. Dive into the crystal-clear waters, explore the sea using the complimentary snorkeling equipment and savor a delicious local meal that is freshly prepared and served onboard. Drinks offered during all the day. Optional additional services: Select a tour with transfer from your accommodation, or meet the yacht directly at Ioannis Diakoftis pier in the morning.  Choose a tour with a professional guide to visit the ancient ruins of Delos or explore by yourself. At Delos, uncover ancient temples, mosaics, and theater among others at the local archaeological site. Learn about what life was like in the past with the help of your local guide. Carefree reservation: prebook transportation from your accomodation to the meeting point and back (under purchase on the spot for 20 euros/person)

From Mykonos: Cruise to Delos and Rhenia with Lunch

From Mykonos: Cruise to Delos and Rhenia with Lunch

Climb aboard at Mykonos Old Port and set sail to the secluded little 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 and relax under the Aegean sun Try local flavors with a bbq lunch prepared on the boat with chicken and pork skewers, salad, rice, tzatziki, and bread. Sip on wine, juice and water throughout your cruise. After lunch, we will take you to to explore the ancient archeological site of 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. We will give you time to explore the site on your own, and will then return to Mykonos.

Delos Island: Roundtrip Boat Transfer from Mykonos Island

Delos Island: Roundtrip Boat Transfer from Mykonos Island

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.

Mykonos: Sunset Boat Party with Open Bar & Live DJ

Mykonos: Sunset Boat Party with Open Bar & Live DJ

The boat party check in begins at the pier of Mykonos old port, next to Delos Tours office. Depart the pier and sample the complementary unlimited open bar. Try our famous flavoured mojitos, a gin and tonic, or whatever you please. Meet people from all around the globe: USA, Italy, Spain, France, UAE, Canada, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, and much more places. Enjoy the DJ or take a swim into the crystal clear waters of Aegean Sea. Float on inflatables, a jumping board available to explore. Sweet bowls and fresh fruit are available to sweeten the sunset view before heading back to the port.

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

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.

From Naxos: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

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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What should I do on my first trip to Mykonos?

On your first trip to Mykonos, you absolutely must not miss the famous Windmills of Mykonos and the picturesque Little Venice. The windmills are the island's iconic landmarks, dating back to the 15th century. They stand majestically on a hill near the main town, offering breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. It's best to visit them at sunset for the most spectacular vistas. Little Venice, on the other hand, is a charming neighborhood right in Mykonos town and a visit is one of the best things to do in Mykonos. The colorful houses facing the sea and the narrow streets give the place a unique charm. Here, you can dine in cozy restaurants and cafes by the water and enjoy the romantic sunset over the sea. Both places are absolute must-sees and highlights of any trip to Mykonos!

What are some hidden gems to see in Mykonos?

A hidden gem on Mykonos is Ano Mera, a picturesque village in the island's interior. Here, you'll find the Panagia Tourliani Monastery, which was built in 1542. This beautiful monastery impresses with its Byzantine architecture and houses an impressive collection of icons. The tranquil surroundings of Ano Mera offer a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the coastal towns. You can experience the authentic atmosphere of Mykonos and there are truly charming taverns that invite you to enjoy local cuisine.

How much time should I spend in Mykonos?

To make the most of your visit to Mykonos, you should plan for about 5 days. During this time, you'll have the opportunity to explore the island's main attractions, such as the windmills, Little Venice, the beaches, and the lighthouse. Moreover, you'll also have time for a day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Delos to visit the historical ruins. Additionally, there will be enough time to experience Mykonos' nightlife and explore the island's diverse beaches.

What food is Mykonos known for?

Mykonos is known for its famous Kopanisti cheese and the delicate Louza sausage. Seafood and fish are also specialties on the island, usually offered in the best, freshly caught quality. Moreover, Mykonos boasts a lively fine-dining scene with sophisticated restaurants serving a wide range of Mediterranean and international delicacies.

What is the best way to get around in Mykonos?

In Mykonos, there are various ways to get around. The island has a well-developed bus network that connects most major locations, which is a convenient option for visiting the city center or some of the famous beaches. Rental cars, quads, and scooters are also popular and provide the flexibility to explore the island, including its secret, secluded spots.

What are the best months to visit Mykonos?

The best months for a vacation in Mykonos are June and July. June offers a pleasant and quieter atmosphere on the island as the high season has not yet fully kicked in. The temperatures are already comfortably warm, the beaches are lively but not overcrowded, and it's a great time to enjoy the relaxed side of Mykonos. In July, on the other hand, the party island of Mykonos comes to life and is a recommendation for those who love to party. The famous beach clubs and bars open their doors for exciting events and a vibrant nightlife. Every evening, a different event takes place somewhere on the island! This is also the time when many celebrities visit the island during the summer months.

What are the best neighborhoods to visit in Mykonos?

The best neighborhoods to visit in Mykonos are the Chora of Mykonos Town and Platis Gialos. The Chora of Mykonos Town, the capital of the island, is a picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets, white buildings, and blue doors and windows. Here, you'll find upscale boutiques, fine dining restaurants, historic landmarks, and vibrant nightlife. Platis Gialos, on the other hand, is a beautiful beachside area with golden sand and crystal-clear waters. It's the perfect place for relaxation and swimming, and there are a variety of upscale beach bars and beach clubs to choose from. Mykonos boasts an impressive range of sandy beaches, from lively party beaches to quiet, secluded natural beaches. Despite the island's relatively small size, the selection of coves for swimming is huge.

What are the best neighborhoods for food?

The best neighborhoods for good food on Mykonos are Mykonos Town, especially the Chora. Here in the narrow and winding streets, you can find affordable and authentic restaurants serving traditional Greek dishes. If you want to dine right by the sea, such as in Little Venice, please note that the restaurants along the coast are usually more expensive and upscale.

What are the best neighborhoods for shopping?

For shopping, head to Mykonos Town — Matogianni Street. This bustling shopping street is renowned for its variety of boutiques, jewelry stores, fashion boutiques, and souvenir shops. Here, you'll find a wide range of products, from international luxury brands to local crafts.

What neighborhood should I stay in when I visit Mykonos?

Platis Gialos is a top choice for a stay in Mykonos. This coastal village offers a truly beautiful sandy beach and cool beach clubs with comfy sun loungers. Right on the beach, you'll find some of the best hotels on the island, with more affordable accommodations just a short walk away. Platis Gialos is also conveniently located, just a short bus ride from Mykonos Town, making it easy to access the island's capital with its restaurants, bars, and attractions.

What are your 4 best tips for a person traveling to Mykonos?

• Book the ferry and accommodations well in advance, especially during the high season. Mykonos is a popular destination, and both ferry tickets and accommodations can quickly get fully booked. Make sure to book your ferry tickets and lodgings early to plan your stay.

• Visit Paradise Beach at least once for the party of your life. Mykonos is known for its exciting nightlife, and Paradise Beach is one of the best party locations on the island. Here, you can dance to trendy music and experience the best parties.

• Explore the tranquil north of the island. Away from the hustle and bustle of Mykonos Town and the party beaches, the quiet north of the island offers a relaxed atmosphere and picturesque villages. Here, you can experience authentic Greek life.

• Plan a day trip to Delos. Visit the nearby island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There, you can explore impressive historical ruins and archaeological sites, providing a fascinating insight into the region's history.

What should people avoid doing in Mykonos?

In Mykonos, it's important to avoid going to beach bars, restaurants, and clubs without first checking the prices to prevent unpleasant surprises. The island is known for its often higher prices compared to other parts of Greece. It's advisable to get price information in advance and ensure that they align with your budget to avoid unexpected expenses. It's unfortunately not uncommon to end up paying significantly inflated bills.

What are your top 5 favorite GetYourGuide experiences in Mykonos?

Mykonos Town: Archaeological Site of Delos Guided Day Trip

Mykonos: Winery Vineyard Experience with Food & Wine Tasting

Mykonos: Farm, Ano Mera Village, and Beaches Guided Tour

Mykonos: Catamaran Cruise with 3-Course Meal and Transfers

Mykonos: Secluded Bays Sea Kayaking Tour with GoPro Photos

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