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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.

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.

Mykonos: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

4. 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 Delos. 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 a 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.

Mykonos: Discover Authentic Mykonos Tour

5. Mykonos: Discover Authentic Mykonos Tour

Discover a more authentic side to Mykonos on a unique half-day island tour. Head to the port of St. Ioannis to see the church and cell where the saint lived. Then, get a stunning view of the airport before going to the village of Ano Mera. Pass local farms to get a glimpse at island life. Learn more about the folk traditions on a guided tour of the Mykonian Spiti farm, where you will be invited to take part in traditional farming activities and can meet some of the animals. Explore the chambers of the Panagia Tourliani monastery in the village square, and join the locals at the open-air market. Enjoy a light lunch before leaving Ano Mera to discover hidden beaches, such as Kalo Livadi, Kalafati and Agia Anna. See some of the abandoned mines where lignite was extracted from the soil. Stroll the narrow streets of Maou, where a dam was constructed to meet the island's irrigation needs. Take a souvenir photo of Mykonos town from a popular spot before the end of the tour services.

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 Naxos: Round day trip to Mykonos Island

7. From Naxos: Round day trip to Mykonos Island

Depart from Naxos port in the morning and after approximately 2 hours of sailing, arrive at Mykonos Island, one of the top must-see destinations in the world. On arrival, enjoy 6 hours of free time on the cosmopolitan island. At Mykonos Town, you can begin your exploration from the picturesque old harbor, a great area with many restaurants and cafes right next to the sea. Continue with the winding alleys of the town and take pictures of the whitewashed houses with their blue windows and colorful bougainvillea. Walk to the neighborhood of Matogiannia, home of chic shops and bars. Discover wonderful jewelry, leather goods, pieces of art and the most famous designer labels on the market. Don’t miss the archaeological museum, one of the most photographic iconic buildings on the island and of course don’t leave without enjoying a cocktail while admiring the magnificent view from Little Venice. You can also rent a vehicle or use the local bus to visit one of the island’s beaches, famous for the golden sand and crystal clear waters. You can also head directly to the beach bars, such as Super Paradise and join the never-ending party. In both cases, don’t forget to keep an eye on the time and make sure you are back at the boat 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

From the Cruise Ship Port: The Original Delos Guided Tour

8. 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: Sunset Cruise with Drinks

9. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Mykonos

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 5,299 reviews

Stephanie was both informative and helpful throughout the tour. She has an extensive knowledge of the area and has provided me with great advice from places to see, dining, hire and everything in between. Her infectious charisma made the tour so personal and enjoyable and I could not ask for a better guide! I will definitely be back and recommend highly to get Stephanie again! She is the best! Thank you so much Stephanie! Loved every minute of it ❤️

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!

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

Amazing trip, love the Alexander boat we were on! Definitely worth the money!

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