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Mykonos

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

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Mykonos: Sunset Cruise with Drinks

1. 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.

From Mykonos: Delos Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

2. 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 & 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.

From Mykonos: Cruise to Delos and Rhenia with Lunch

4. From Mykonos: Cruise to Delos and Rhenia with Lunch

Experience the beauty of the islands of Delos and Rhenia on this cruise from Mykonos. Explore the ruins of an ancient Greek civilization on Delos and relax as you sail with complimentary drinks Savor a delicious lunch of Greek specialties. Climb aboard at Mykonos Old Port and set sail to explore the ancient archeological site of Delos on this cruise from Mykonos. Visit 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. Choose to explore the ruins at Delos or relax in the Aegean sun on the neighboring 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. Try local flavors with a cold plate lunch of stuffed vine leaves, olives, turkey cold-cuts, tomatoes, feta cheese, tzatziki, and bread. Sip on beer, wine, ouzo, soft drinks and water throughout your cruise.

From Mykonos: Delos Archaeological Site Guided Evening Tour

5. 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: Transfer to Delos Island by Boat

6. From Mykonos: Transfer to Delos Island by Boat

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.

From Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia Islands Half-Day Trip by Boat

7. 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: Delos Guided Tour & Rhenia Island by Sailing Yacht

8. 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: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Swimming & Light Lunch

9. Mykonos: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Swimming & Light Lunch

Set sail from Agios Ioannis in the afternoon and journey to the south coast of Mykonos. Pass by the famous beaches of Ornos, Psarou, Platis Gialos, Paraga, Super Paradise, Paradise, and Elia, and enjoy a couple of swim stops along the way. Dive into the refreshing water for a swim, or use the snorkeling equipment available on board to explore under the surface. Enjoy a drink back on the boat, and lie on the yacht's wide and comfortable deck beneath the lovely sun. Continue toward Delos Island, explore its magnificent light blue waters and soft sandy beaches and enjoy the Mykonian sunset with the backdrop of Delos. Finger food and various snacks will be served to you on board. Then choose a comfy seat, take a drink and enjoy the sail back, and you delight in the warmth of the endlessly romantic Mykonian sunset.

Mykonos: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

10. Mykonos: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

Set sail on the Aegean Sea with this catamaran cruise from Mykonos. Explore the crystalline coves around the islands of Rheina and Delo. Swim, snorkel, or simply lounge in the sun. Drop anchor for a delicious Greek meal cooked and served on board. After a pickup from your hotel, travel by air-conditioned minivan to the new port of Mykonos for your cruise. 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, continue to the archeological site of Delos. Make the best of a quick stop in front of Delos by taking photos of the site from the vessel. Learn about the history of the island from your guide. 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 this 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. Dock back at the port and finish your tour with a drop-off at your hotel.

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Planning Your Visit

  • Gay travellers to Mykonos

    Mykonos, Greece, has been popular with the LGBT community of the world for generations. The town offers gay bars, hotels and even gay beaches. Follow the rainbow flag to the right side of Elia beach, or visit Agrari beach, which is 'clothing optional'.

  • Island hopping

    The beauty of visiting the Greek islands is the ease at which you can jump between them, taking in the different sights. Catch a ferry from Mykonos to Naxos, Paros, Ios or Santorini to change up your holiday. Many of these destinations can also be reached with a day trip.

  • Club classics

    Mykonos is a quiet town, but there's plenty to do at night. Local laws on noise pollution are strict, which means you can't follow the music to find a great spot -- you need to know where you're going. Scandinavian Disco is a popular club and meeting point, but be aware, Europeans start to party late, so many won't get busy until after midnight.

Good to know

  • Language
    Greek
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+03:00)
  • Country Code
    +30
  • Best time to visit
    You'll get the beaches to yourself in the spring and fall when temperatures are also not as high as in the summer, but nightlife peaks in July and August.

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What people are saying about Mykonos

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,218 reviews

My SIL and I were so very lucky. It seems that our tour bus was full even tho we had reserved in Feb or March I think. We were waiting at the port to be picked up when a man came and called my name. It seems the tour company sent him, Stratis, to take us on the same tour. We had a private tour. STRATIS was great and he was funny as well. Knew a lot of info. We went to the Mykonian farm which was great. We had an great salad and some Rika. They also have a small vineyard. 2 tour groups were there having a wine tasting. It was a great tour. Mykinos is a small island so not to long to tour around. Great job Stratis!!!! Thanks so much.

Wir haben die Reise kurzfristig gebucht. Und waren super Happy Wir wurden an unserem Hotel abgeholt und an den Hafen, aus dem das Segelboot abgefahren ist, gebracht. Auf dem Boot waren wir mit insgesamt 14 Personen inkl. Crew. Jeder hatte ausreichend Platz. Die Crew ist herzlich und zuvorkommend. Neben einem Badestop in einer wundervollen Bucht, haben wir einen leckeren Lunch zubereitet bekommen und eine interessante Führung auf der Insel Delos erhalten. Dank des Windes konnten wir durch das Meer segeln. Eine hervorragende Tour, sehr zu empfehlen!

Delos is AMAZING. If I had to say it’s quite literally the most beautiful place on earth. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The only thing is that the tour is listed as 3.5 hours but it was more like 2 hours.

Brilliant value for money, pity about the weather, it was so windy. The hostess & Captain Zone were amazing. Zone is such a character. Excellent value for money with wine & nibbles. I even got to drive the boat

Amazing! Lunch was excellent and staff was amazing, we had the perfect day