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The Original Morning Delos Guided Tour

1. The Original Morning Delos Guided Tour

This 4-hour morning tour begins 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.

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

2. 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.

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From Mykonos: 6-Hour Delos and Rhenia Islands Boat Trip

3. From Mykonos: 6-Hour Delos and Rhenia Islands Boat Trip

Join a morning boat cruise starting from Mykonos and taking you to the islands of Delos and Rhenia. At 9:30 AM, set sail from Ag Ioannis port to Delos island, arriving at 10:30 AM. Have the chance to walk on the ancient area of the island and visit the renowned archaeological museum. For those who don't feel like sightseeing, enjoy the sea and the sun and relax on the boat's comfortable deck. At approximately 12:15 PM the boat departs towards Rhenia island for swimming and BBQ meal on board. Enjoy the warm Greek sun and dive into the beautiful crystal clear waters of the area. Use the snorkeling equipment that is provided on board to explore the deep waters. At approximately 2:45 PM, the captain sets sail back to Mykonos.

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From Athens: 5-Day Trip in Mykonos & Santorini

4. From Athens: 5-Day Trip in Mykonos & Santorini

Discover Mykonos, the island of the winds, and Santorini's picturesque sunsets on this 5-day private tour. Visit cosmopolitan shops, sandy beaches and places where celebrities from all over the world come on their holidays. In Santorini, walk around the picturesque narrow streets by the sea, explore the unique beaches, and have a wonderful meal by the sea. Your chauffeured service will also include a trip to visit the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos.

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From Naxos: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

5. 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.

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From Mykonos: Ancient Delos Tour

6. 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.

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Mykonos: Full-Day South Coast Cruise

7. 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.

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The Original Evening Delos Guided Tour

8. The Original Evening Delos Guided Tour

This 4-hour evening tour begins with 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.

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Mykonos: Discover Authentic Mykonos Tour

9. 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.

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Mykonos: Riviera Private E-Tuk Tour with Cheese Tasting

10. Mykonos: Riviera Private E-Tuk Tour with Cheese Tasting

Explore Mykonos' natural beauty and unique cheese flavors on this private tour in an eco-friendly e-Tuk. Discover spots no other means of transportation can reach and see and taste everything you need for a full island experience. After pickup anywhere on the island, set off on your tour. Make a 45-minute stop at Mykonos Farmers to sample the local dairy produce. Then, head out on an exploration of the island's highlights. During your tour, enjoy the opportunity to see and take photos of the Kato Mili Windmills, Little Venice, Korfos Kite Surf Beach, the Ornos Gulf, Psarrou Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, and Cavo Paradiso Beach. Go off-road from Chora and discover the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, the Manto Mavrogenous Statue, the Agricultural Museum – Mylos tou Boni, Lena's House, the Folklore Museum, and the Aegean Maritime Museum. After your tour, get dropped off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Mykonos

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 517 reviews

This tour was amazing. It definitely exceeded my expectations. Our guide, Matthew, was great. Personable and easy going and gave great info about the different parts of the island we visited. We stopped at a local farm for some snacks and got to see the animals. For anyone visiting Mykonos, I highly recommend this tour as you get to see more than just Mykonos Town.

Unique and interesting. We did the afternoon tour which also conveniently captures sunset with the ruins. I wish we had more time to explore a full day, but the time we had there with our guide Athena was fabulous. Only issue we had was check at the ferry port sometime prior to your trip as they had changed the time of departure and no one was notified.

Fabulous tour, Stradis was such a friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining guide, while Pavlos the driver kept us feeling safe. We went to lovely beaches that the tour buses couldn't visit and finished at the Siti farm with a delicious tasting of local raki and homemade snacks.

Guide was very knowledgeable. He showed us a lot of the island and gave us the history. Very friendly and nice. It was a small group which made the experience that much better. So glad we chose this tour vs the cruise one as we saw more of the island.

The local provider pick me up at my Hotel on a timely manner and started the tour immediately.