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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 Archaeological Site Guided Evening Tour

2. 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: Delos & Rhenia Islands Boat Trip with BBQ

3. 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.

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 Walking Tour

5. 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: South Coast Beach Hopping Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch

6. 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.

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

7. 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: Sunset Boat Party with Open Bar & Live DJ

8. 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 unicorn inflatables, a jumping board, and water slide available to explore. Cotton candy sticks and fresh fruit are available to sweeten the sunset view before heading back to the port.

Mykonos: Winery Vineyard Experience with Food & Wine Tasting

9. 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 Naxos: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

10. 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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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 517 reviews

Our group of four included ages ranging from 13 to 67. We all had an incredible time and loved this tour. Henry was very engaging and knowledgeable. He also took the time to talk to my 13 year old about sailing and showed him how to lower and raise the anchor. Jumping off the side of the boat into the clear blue water was surreal. The 15 year old girl in our party said she felt like she was living out her Mama Mia dreams. :-) The food was INCREDIBLE! Full of flavor, fresh ingredients and plenty to go around.

Really Top, after it's just a transfer from one island to another. After stopping at Naoussa and Delos, you can enjoy the view from the boat! 6 hours of free time. Sufficient but just to visit the windmills, little venice and go to a beach near the coast

Transfer very well organized, we have plenty of time to visit Delos in the morning, k arrival at 2 p.m. in Mykonos leaves more than 3 hours to walk there. The crew is very helpful. There is no guide just the transfers

Perfect enjoyable tour. Our guide Valentina is one wonderful woman, very kind and knowledgeable.The tour is worth it!

This was a great way to see Mykonos if you can not spend the day.