Water activity

Mykonos: Delos Guided Tour & Rhenia Island by Sailing Yacht

Activity provider: Sunfos Alessia Yachting

Mykonos: Delos Guided Tour & Rhenia Island by Sailing Yacht

Activity provider: Sunfos Alessia Yachting
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From US$ 142.49 per person

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Explore Delos and enjoy swimming and snorkeling to a secluded cove off the uninhabited island of Rhenia. Experience ancient history with a guide, private beach time, and lunch with drinks.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off shuttle service is included and is either from/to your hotel, or a designated meeting point. The pick-up time and meeting point are arranged according to the location of your accommodation via contact with your local operator after booking. It is shared transportation with a timetable. The embarkation time of this cruise is at 8:45 AM and the departure time is at 9:30 AM.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the archeological site of Delos with a licensed guide
  • Explore the uninhabited island of Rhenia
  • Swim in crystal-clear waters and enjoy included snorkeling gear
  • Savor a lunch of a specially prepared pasta, Greek salad, and fruits
  • Enjoy complimentary white house wine, rosé wine, and soft drinks
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Access to Rhenia Island
  • Access to Delos
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Yacht
  • Lunch
  • Fruits
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soft drink
  • Wine
  • Snorkeling gear
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • Windbreaker
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Change of clothes
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Closed-toe shoes

    Not allowed

    • High-heeled shoes
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Intoxication

    Know before you go

    • Due to local laws, you must provide the full name and passport number for all participants of your booking before the departure date
    • In case of pregnancy, mobility problems or health issues advice should be sought before booking
    • It is recommended that you schedule your cruise date at the beginning of your stay in Mykonos, especially for short stay vacation planners, in case of cancellations due to bad weather
    • For passengers who disembark at the archaeological site of Delos, the dress code is modest: walk shorts, pants and t-shirts etc. No entrance is allowed in bathing suits
    • According to the number of guests and the weather conditions, the yacht used is either up to 51 feet or the 112-foot Motor-Sailer yacht
    • Tickets to the archaeological site of Delos are not included (€12 per person, payable by cash, on site)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 452 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    Great cruise. Great crew. Plenty of space. Everything was perfect. Very beuatiful, relaxing and informative. Re: those who commented on the rough seas, this is a huge yacht (at least the one we were on). Yes the sea will likely have waves as Mykonos always has wind, but you are safe! The splashy sailing was half the fun. But if you are prone to seasickness take a Dramamine before departure.

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    July 28, 2022

    This was one of the highlights of our holiday. We had a really nice group of people on the yacht and the skipper and first mate exceeded expectations. They were helpful and friendly and really good at their job; they definitely contributed to the great experience. The day was very windy so they opened the sails and we sailed to the Delos and Rhenia. Delos was interesting but I enjoyed snorkling in the clear water at Rhenia and lounging on the yacht a lot more. Would definitely recommend. The activity provider was also really good. They replied to emails promptly and all the arrangements were really straight forward and easily made.

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    July 18, 2022

    An excellent day out. Swimming in the crystal clear waters at Rhenia Island followed by a nice lunch on board the yacht. We then headed to Delos for a walking tour, which was very informative. Staff on the yacht and tour couldn’t have been nicer. I would highly recommend this trip!

    July 14, 2022

    Product ID: 58746