Delos Tours

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Archaeological buffs and lovers of legends can't miss a trip to the sacred island of Delos, the archaeological jewel of the Cyclades. Travelers can see firsthand where the ancients lived and clamber over the ruins they left behind. Held sacred as the mythological birthplace of Apollo, Delos was at the heart of the ancient world as an important religious and commercial center, reaching its zenith in the Hellenic period around the 5th century BC.

The huge site sprawls along the island’s west coast, from the stadium in the north to the old trading warehouses to the south. Standouts include the Sanctuary of Apollo temples and the Terrace of the Lions. The remains of private houses surround the semicircular theater, and the site includes several agoras, monuments, sanctuaries and temples. You can see finds from the excavations at the site museum, including the original lions from the much-photographed Terrace of the Lions. Another must-do is the climb up nearby Mt Kythnos for views over the island, sea and site.

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Delos lies a 30-minute sail southwest of Mykonos, only 5km (less than 1 mile) away. You can take an organized tour to Delos, or catch a boat from Chora Mykonos. Factoring in the return boat trips, stays on Delos are a maximum of six or seven hours.

You can’t stay overnight on Delos, which has been uninhabited since 478 BC. Facilities are limited, so pack a picnic and bring all the essentials, including a sunhat and walking shoes.
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Address: Greece
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Hours: Open Tue – Sun: 8:30am-3pm
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Admission: Adults: € 5
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Delos Day Trip from Mykonos

Ride the ferry from Mykonos to Delos with a local guide who shares expert knowledge about the UNESCO World Heritage–listed island. Unveil the drama of Delos during this half-day walking tour through the excavated ruins of its main archaeological site. See the Terrace of the Lions, House of Dionysus, Archaeological Museum of Delos and more as you learn about the sacred isle’s place in Ancient Greek history. Meet at the port or upgrade to include pickup from Mykonos hotels.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$68.62 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Ancient Delos Tour

Uncover the myths and legends of ancient Greece on an educational 5-hour tour of Delos from Mikonos. With an expert historian guide, discover ancient monuments like the Temple of Apollo and the Sacred Way. Enrich your historical knowledge at the Museum of Delos; marvel at the archaic Sanctuary of Artemis; and learn about the culture of the Greek empire from your expert guide. Opt to upgrade your tour to include lunch at a Mykonian farm and a walking tour of Mykonos Old Town.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$43.73 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Half-Day Delos Tour from Mykonos

Exploring classical Delos without a guide could leave you just guessing at what it is you see and missing hidden highlights. Get the best from the island’s relics and hear the full stories behind the temples, sanctuaries, and artifacts on this half-day tour from Mykonos. A choice of departures provides flexibility, and the tour includes return ferries and entry fees. Upgrade to add Mykonos hotel or cruise port transfers.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$57.54 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Mykonos Catamaran Sailing Tour

Set sail on the bright blue Aegean with this unforgettable catamaran cruise from Mykonos. Swim and snorkel in the crystalline coves around the islands of Rheina and mythical Delos, or visit the pristine southern beaches of Mykonos. Drop anchor for a delicious, multicourse Greek meal cooked up right on board, accompanied by unlimited beer and wine from an open bar.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hrs
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$128.89 USD
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  • Duration: 5 to 6 hrs
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Private Tour: Delos Day Trip from Mykonos

Walk along the Sacred Way, hear tales of Greek gods and pose by the Terrace of the Lions on this private, half-day tour from Mykonos to the island of Delos. Said to be the birthplace of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis, Delos is arguably Greece’s most significant historical and mythological archaeological site. With your own personal guide, you’ll check off the UNESCO-listed ruins’ most impressive highlights, from the Sanctuary of Apollo to the houses of Dionysus and Cleopatra. Round-trip hotel transfers and the boat ride from and to Mykonos are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$149.60 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Ancient Delos Tour and Cooking Class in Mykonos

Combine ancient Greek history with Mykonian cookery on a private day trip. Cruise to the island of Delos to stroll around the UNESCO-listed ruins. Explore the Sacred Way, Temple of Apollo, museum and other sights as your guide shares their history and legends. Then, sail back to Mykonos and visit Mykonian Spiti, a traditional island home, farm and cooking school. Learn to cook classic Mykonian cuisine, savor your creations at dinner and receive a culinary gift basket. Upgrade to include a Mykonian Spiti farm visit or Mykonos Town walking tour.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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$216.35 USD
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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Small-Group Sailing Yacht Cruise to Rhenia and Guided Tour of Delos

Discover the beautiful Cyclades Islands the way they were meant to be seen — from the water! On this full-day yacht cruise from Mykonos, sail across the turquoise Aegean to the uninhabited islands of Rhenia and Delos, stopping to swim and snorkel at a pristine beach cove. Customize your day at sea with either a guided visit to the UNESCO-listed archaeological site at Delos or an extra swimming stop, and savor the good life with a light Greek lunch and refreshing drinks onboard.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$120.83 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Half-Day Delos Island Shore Excursion from Mykonos

Journey back to Ancient Greece on this half-day shore excursion to Delos Island from Mykonos. Explore the remarkable ruins of Ancient Delos, learn how the city was the mythological birthplace of Apollo, and admire landmarks such as the Temple of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, and the amphitheater.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$41.43 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Sunrise Excursion Mykonos

This sunrise excursion from Mykonos is the perfect way to explore lesser-known islands. You’ll get access to the remote island of Rinia, and the UNESCO-listed Delos. The boat trip gives you the freedom to choose which activities you take part in. You can relax on the boat, snorkel, explore the islands independently, or book a guided tour. Conveniently, snorkel equipment rental is included and you won’t have to worry about finding somewhere to eat, as a delicious buffet barbecue lunch and drinks are included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$113.93 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full-Day Delos and Rhenia Island Cruise from Mykonos

Chartering a private boat to the islands of Delos and Rhenia from Mykonos can be expensive. This shared cruise takes you to both ‘Cycladic Sisters’ for less, in one relaxing day. Sail to Delos and opt to either explore its classical ruins (own expense) or swim from the boat, and then cruise to Rhenia to swim and relax. The cruise includes lunch, plus an upgrade option for return hotel transfers.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$92.06 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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