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From Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia Islands Boat Trip with BBQ

1. 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 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 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.

Mykonos: Delos and Rhenia Island Cruise w/ Swim & Greek Meal

4. Mykonos: Delos and Rhenia Island Cruise w/ Swim & 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

5. 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

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.

From the Cruise Ship Port: The Original Delos Guided Tour

7. 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.

From Mykonos: Ancient Delos Tour

8. From Mykonos: Ancient Delos Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the cruise ship port in Mykonos at 09:15, and then travel by minibus to the new port of Mykonos Town. Meet your guide, and sail to the island of Delos, revered in Greek mythology as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Now considered one of the most important ancient archaeological sites in the Eastern Mediterranean, Delos was once a prosperous place of thriving trade and a center of culture and religion in the 8th to 1st century BCE. Upon arrival on the island, follow your guide through the entire ancient city. Encounter the old market places and public squares, along with the Temple of Apollo and Sanctuary of Artemis. Take a look at the old city and amphitheater, and walk down the celebrated Terrace of the Lions, where between 9 and 12 statues of marble lions guarded the Sacred Way. Look inside the museum to see artifacts excavated over the centuries, including sculptures from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman era, a collection of vessels from all periods and small items from everyday life. Enjoy a refreshment at the café next to the museum before boarding the ferry back to Mykonos. A transportation service will be provided to take you back to your hotel or a location of your choice if you haven't booked a supplementary option. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the cruise ship port in Mykonos at 09:00, and then travel by minibus to the embarkation point of the boat that will be traveling to Delos. Meet your guide, and sail to the island of Delos, revered in Greek mythology as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.

Mykonos: Private Guided Delos & Rhenia Cruise with Lunch

9. Mykonos: Private Guided Delos & Rhenia Cruise with Lunch

Bask in the Mykonian sun as you sail on the bright blue Aegean on this cruise adventure. Get a chance to assist the crew trimming the sails. Visit the ancient religious island of Delos. Swim, snorkel, or simply relax at a secluded bay in Rhenia. Set sail at 10 AM from Tourlos Marina. Head to your first stop, Big Delos, which is an hour away. At Delos, visit one of the most famous archaeological sites in Greek history, the birthplace of twin gods Apollo and Artemis. Understand the significance of the area with your guide. At the end of your guided visit, time permitting, take a stroll around on your own. Hop back on board and treat yourself to traditional Mykonian flavors. Enjoy a drink of your choice, before sailing to the island of Rhenia. Rhenia is separated from Delos by a small strait. Rhenia is uninhabited and has 4 solitary sandy beaches—Glyfada, Stena, Lia and Ambelia—resting in protected coves. Watch its spectacular emerald green and turquoise blue waters. Drop anchor in a secluded bay to enjoy the privacy of a white beach with no crowds. Swim in the crystal-clear waters. Put on a pair of goggles and flippers to see underwater life up close. Or simply sunbathe on the beach surrounded by raw nature. If you're looking for more adventure, explore the island on foot. Get back on the yacht to return to the Tourlos Marina by 4:30 PM.

Mykonos: Delos and the city walking tour

10. Mykonos: Delos and the city walking tour

Greek islands are paradise for sun, beach and archaeology lovers. Just off the coast of Mykonos in the middle of the Aegean Sea sits the UNESCO World Heritage site Delos - the mythological birthplace of the God Apollo. Uncover the secrets and history of this fascinating archaeological site with your local charismatic guide. Your guide will meet you at the port in Mykonos before you take the thirty minute ferry across to Delos. You will hear stories from Delos's history as you explore the island, hearing all about the Portico of Philip the 5th, the Propylaia, the three temples of Apollo and of course the base of the colossal statue of Apollo. This tour is a guided walking tour of the archaeological site of Delos.

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Overall rating

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based on 463 reviews

We had a guide that was the former head of archeology at Delos! It was a superb experience. But please note that the tix you buy online need to be traded in for paper tix at the dock. There was a long, slow line. Would have loved not to have had to deal with that aspect. Additionally, it would have been nice to know at the outset how often the ferry runs so that we could have taken more time at the site exploring on our own

The most perfect day in Mykonos! This sailing trip is worth every penny, so happy we went on the trip. BBQ lunch was fab, crew were so warm and friendly.

It was a great day! They gave us lots of time to do everything on both Delos and Mykonos and the views were excellent!

Excellent trip all round. Staff are so friendly and can’t do enough to assist you all day. A really well planned trip.

Don’t wear a hat! It was super windy! Take Dramamine if you get sea sick.