Things to do in Mykonos

White-washed houses and turquoise waters are just some of the charms this glamorous Greek island has to offer.

Our most recommended things to do in Mykonos

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.

Mykonos: Sunset Cruise with Drinks

2. Mykonos: Sunset Cruise with Drinks

Come onboard and enjoy the breathtaking Mykonian sunset! Set sail and enjoy the magnificent view of Little Venice and Mykonos. Drop anchor to watch the "Dreamy Sunset" over the ocean, islands, and distant shoreline. Enjoy drinks and snacks on-board, before setting out on the return journey, where we relish the mesmerizing light of the sun setting over the Aegean Sea. This is a cruise that you will make memories to last a lifetime, as it is ideal for couples, families, friends or people who just want to have a relaxing and memorable time.

Mykonos: Delos and Rhenia Cruise with Swim and Greek Meal

3. 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.

From Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia Islands Boat Trip with BBQ

4. 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: Half-Day City Walking Tour and Island Bus Tour

5. Mykonos: Half-Day City Walking Tour and Island Bus Tour

Your 4-hour combined tour begins with a walk along the small, narrow streets of Mykonos. You’ll get an orientation and information from your guide about navigating the labyrinth of the old town. Admire views of the small port and the churches and see the famous windmills and Petros the Pelican, the mascot of Mykonos. Next you’ll explore the island by bus, enjoying the landscapes of the interior and visiting some of the most famous beaches. See the small private chapels and houses built in typical Cycladic style. When you reach Ano Mera, the second main village of Mykonos, you’ll have some free time for a walk around the traditional square. Later you’ll stop to see the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, built in the 16th century. Relax a bit at Kalafatis beach, and enjoy a cup of coffee or a refreshing drink (not included in the price). Before heading back to Mykonos town, you’ll visit the beaches of Ornos and Agios Giannis. At the end of the trip you’ll come to a viewpoint where you can take in the panorama of the town and the neighboring islands.

From Naxos: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

6. 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.

Mykonos: Winery Vineyard Experience with Food & Wine Tasting

7. 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.

Mykonos Walking Tour

8. 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 by moving 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. After, 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: Full-Day South Coast Cruise

9. Mykonos: Full-Day South Coast Cruise

Start your journey at 10:00 from Ornos Beach in the small fishing village of Ornos, and head out into the open water. Cruise all along the south coast of the island to discover where the best beaches are located from the sea. Cross over to beautiful, uninhabited Dragonissi Island (if possible) in the Aegean Sea and discover its caves and beautiful colors. Stop to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the protected bay of Frangias, where you will also get the chance to sip some authentic ouzo, Greek wine or water. Next, go to Kalafatis Beach to enjoy lunch at a seaside taverna. Sail on to lively Super Paradise Beach towards the end of a fun day at sea. Return to Ornos Beach at 18:00, and get dropped off at your hotel to conclude your tour.

Mykonos: Full-Day Off-Road Safari

10. Mykonos: Full-Day Off-Road Safari

Get behind the wheel of a jeep and spend the day exploring the rugged landscapes of Mykonos. Access parts of the island that other vehicles can't reach. Depart from the Old Port of Mykonos Town and drive along the coast to Houlakia Beach. Continue up to the lighthouse for some panoramic views, and then make your way through Marathi. Pass Panormos Beach on the drive to Agios Sostis Bay. Enjoy the peace and quiet of Ano Mera, and stop to admire the ruins of Gyzi Castle, a Venetian castle at Paleokastro. Discover an old abandoned mine as you explore the area around Ano Mera, far from the hustle and bustle of Mykonos Town. Stop for lunch at a picturesque spot before continuing along the south coast past Kalafatis and Kalo Livadi. Continue through the lush green area of Halara. Take in the stunning views from Agrari Beach, where you can enjoy a coffee and cool down with a swim in the sea. Head back to Mykonos Town via the old castle and get dropped off at the Old Port.

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What people are saying about Mykonos

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4.5 / 5

based on 5,025 reviews

We spent a couple of wonderful hours with Stefos, learning about the history of wine making in Mykonos and also learning a little bit about the Greek language. Overall, it was a pleasant outing for a Wednesday afternoon.

Wonderful, family business. Lovely dry and sweet wine paired with delicious, homemade bread, cheese, and other treats! A short drive from old town. I highly recommend!

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

Stratis was a fantastic, informative and hilarious tour guide.

Excellent guide, very informative. Must visit Delos.