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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 & Rhenia Islands Boat Trip with BBQ

2. 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: Delos Archaeological Site Guided Evening Tour

3. 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

4. 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 the Cruise Ship Port: The Original Delos Guided Tour

5. From the Cruise Ship Port: The Original Delos Guided Tour

This 5-hour tour begins with a sea bus ride from the new port of Mykonos to the old port. This is followed by a 30-minute 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.

Mykonos: Delos and Rhenia Cruise with Swim and Greek Meal

6. 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 Paros: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

7. From Paros: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

Visit the rocky uninhabited island of Delos. Despite its small size, Delos was considered one of the most sacred of all islands in ancient Greek culture. Enjoy 3 hours of free time on the island or for a more complete experience, hire a private professional guide upon arrival, or join a group tour before moving on. Next, go to the famous island of Mykonos where you will have another 3 hours of free time. It is recommended that you use this time to explore Mykonos Town. Walk to Little Venice, wander in the picturesque alleys, and climb the hill with the windmills and enjoy the spectacular views. After your free time on the island, you will return to Paros in the early evening.

From Naxos: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

8. 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: Sightseeing Tour with Terminal Pickup

9. Mykonos: Sightseeing Tour with Terminal Pickup

Explore the sites in Mykonos with this shore excursion tour. Snap pictures at Kalafatis Beach and admire the Panagia Tourliani monastery in the town of Ano Mera. Take a guided walking tour through the top attractions in the charming white-washed town of Mykonos.  Choose to be picked up from the cruise ship terminal in Mykonos New Port or the disembarkation point for the cruise tender boats. Sit back and relax in the air-conditioned van on the way to the iconic Armenistis Lighthouse. Admire views of the sea and the island from the lighthouse.  Continue to the Kalafatis Beach where you will have some time to get out and capture some photos. Head inland to the village of Ano Mera, home to the restored 16th-century monastery Panagia Tourliani. Spend some free time strolling around the village square or visiting a café.  Continue to the town of Mykonos for your guided walking tour. Dive into sights like the 16th-century windmills and the 15th-century Greek orthodox Paraportiani church.  Take in the romantic atmosphere as you walk through the elegant old houses that line the sea in the district of little Venice. Finish your tour in at the Mykonos waterfront. 

From Mykonos: Cruise to Delos and Rhenia with Lunch

10. 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.

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based on 517 reviews

Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable about the island. You could hear the passion in her voice as she shared its wonderful history with us. We really connected with her- it was ab excellent your!

The tour was absolutely amazing. Our tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of island info and history. We got to see a side of Mykonos that we otherwise would have missed. A great value.

A good ferry ride to the island, interesting tour hitting the highlights and a lovely but chilly ferry ride back.

Both Panos' (father & son) were a great duo & super helpful w/ making sure our trip was great!

I enjoyed the sights on Mykonos as well as the restaurants.