Yacht Cruise to Rhenia Island & Guided Tour of Delos
Pickup includedPickup 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.
- Discover the archeological site of Delos with an English-speaking guide
- Explore the uninhabited island of Rhenia
- Swim and snorkel in crystal-clear waters
- Enjoy a light lunch of a specially prepared pasta, fruits and Greek salad
- Enjoy sailing on the yacht in an informal and friendly small group atmosphere
- Reach your cruise with no stress with included pick-up and drop off
- Quench your thirst with house wine and soft drinks
Once an overview of the sailing yacht and important safety information has been introduced by the crew, at 09:30 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 3:30 PM you will sail back to Agios Ioannis bay. Arrival is scheduled for 4:30 PM. Complimentary shuttle transportation will be waiting for you to take you on your way back.
- Fully licensed English-speaking skipper
- Skipper’s assistant (sailor)
- English-speaking guide at the archaeological site of Delos (about 1.5-hours)
- Light lunch on board
- Complimentary white house wine, soft drinks, water and instant coffee
- 1 farewell drink
- Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins)
- Fuel charges
- Pickup and drop-off service by shared transportation
- Free Wi-Fi
- All safety equipment
- Admission fee at the archaeological site of Delos (€12 per person, payable by cash, on site)
- Extra beverages
- Beach towels (available for an additional charge)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Wheelchair users
Prepare for the activity
- Passport or ID card
- Comfortable shoes
- Warm clothing
- Sun hat
- Change of clothes
- Closed-toe shoes
- High-heeled shoes
- Luggage or large bags
• 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 skimpy clothes
• According to the number of guests and the weather conditions, the yacht used is either up to 51 feet (18 guests max) or the 112-foot Motor-Sailer yacht (39 guests max)
• Pickup and drop off shuttle included, either from/to hotel or a designated meeting point. It is a shared transportation and so delays can occur
• The embarkation time is at 08:45 am and the departure time is 9:30 am