Welcome to Mykonos


The island is maxed out with cashed-up (or spendthrift) visitors, hip hotels, beach bars and restaurants. There are a few provisos about visiting here. Come only if you are prepared to pay. And are intent on jostling with street crowds. And sitting bum cheek to cheek with oiled-up loungers at the packed main beaches. Oh, and partying relentlessly. Out of season, devoid of gloss and preening celebrities, Hora basically closes, with nothing but the occasional person and pelican wandering the empty streets.

Mykonos is the jumping-off point for the archaeological site of the nearby island of Delos.


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$43.39 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ancient Delos Tour

Our vehicle and escort will pick up you at approx. 09:00 from your hotel or your cruise ship and transfer you to the new port of Mykonos where you will meet your tour guide and sail to Delos island on our small traditional boats for a visit of the most important ancient civilization archaeological site of the Eastern Mediterranean.After approx. 35-40' we arrive at the legendary island and at this point, you dissembark for a 2 hour 15 minute visit on this beautiful ‘UNESCO world heritage’ landmark. Please note that there is a chance that you will dissembark with small tenders, depending on traffic and various conditions. Once on the island your tour guide will take you through the entire ancient city with its market places, the public squares, the Temple of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city & the amphitheater and walk down the celebrated Lion Street. You will also visit the museum of Delos and admire the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Sculptures, a collection of vessels from all the periods as well as small items used in the every day life of the inhabitants. Researches of the ancient stones found on the grounds indicate that Delos has been inhabited since the 3rd millennium BC. At the end of your tour and before you board the small traditional boat to return back to Mykonos you can take a break and enjoy a refreshment at the café next to the Museum. For those who will not join us for our supplementary options, transportation service will be provided back to your hotel or to a location of your choice on the island.

$197.52 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Mykonos Catamaran Daytime or Sunset Sailing with Food and Drinks

Captain Michael, highly experienced skipper and owner of the catamarans, will welcome you in Ornos Bay, the starting point (a well sheltered bay south of Mykonos Town). After the traditional safety briefing, we hoist the sails up (we always prefer hoisting the sails rather than listening to the engines!) to enjoy an hour of a smooth and safe sailing on the unbelievable blue waters of the Aegean Sea . We reach first the south end of Delos and 20 minutes later the turquoise waters of Rhenia island. After a first relaxing, swimming, snorkelling stop in an unspoiled cove, we sail to another beautiful cove with crystal clear waters where we serve our delicious full meal freshly cooked on board by the chef/sailor! Based on fresh local ingredients, our 7 dishes menu includes salads, starters, grilled prawns, calamaris cooked in white wine sauce, meat and vegetables "saute" on balsamic vinegar... the best meal ever served on a boat in Mykonos! The open-bar is included (sodas, water, beer, white wine). After a last swim,  it will be time to sail back to Mykonos, enjoying a nice view of Paros and Naxos on the way. According to the weather, we can also do on request a third short stop in front of the site of Delos where you can take pictures of the archaeological site from the catamaran. If you wish, we can then hire an official guide able to explain you everything about the history and the mythology of Delos (on private tours only).  If it's too windy, enjoy an alternative itinerary where you sail along the south coast of Mykonos visiting some of the famous beaches of the island and a beautiful cove away from the crowds.  Everything is included in the rates except the crew gratuities and the transfer to Ornos Bay (we can arrange it at a very reasonable price with our partner who runs A/C vehicles)

$119.88 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Rhenia Small-Group Yacht Cruise with Guided Tour of Delos

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Rhenia MykonosYour sailing cruise experience starts when you're picked up from your hotel by complimentary transportation to reach the embarkation point. One of your cruise representatives will greet you and give you an overview of the cruise itinerary. A short ride will follow from the small dock in order to embark the sailing yacht anchored out in Agios Ioannis bay.Meet your cruise representative and friendly crew at 8:45am at Agios Ioannis bay in Mykonos, and get a safety briefing before climbing aboard the yacht. If you like, help the skipper raise and trim the sails and get a lesson in steering as you make your way out into the bright blue Aegean, or you can simply soak up the sun on deck. After about one hour of sailing, drop anchor in an unspoiled bay at the island of Rhenia for a swimming and snorkeling break off a golden sand beach. When you've had your fill of the water, enjoy a delicious light lunch right on board featuring Italian pasta with Greek Salad, fresh local fruits, and a selection of complimentary house wine and soft drinks. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Archaeological Site of Delos, Delos, Cyclades, South AegeanAfter about two hours in Rhenia Island, choose from two different options to create your own ideal afternoon. Go ashore at Delos, the birthplace of the Apollo according to Greek mythology, for a licensed guided tour of the UNESCO-listed ruins of an ancient Greek trading and pilgrimage city (entrance fee not included). Explore the remnants of temples and marketplaces, see sacred artifacts in the museum, and hike up Mt. Kythnos for spectacular views of the island and surrounding sea. Or, take inspiration from Poseidon with another swimming stop at a beautiful Rhenia beach. With either choice, climb back aboard the yacht in the late afternoon and start the return voyage to Mykonos, where the full-day tour concludes around 4:30pmYour crew will help you disembark by a short tender ride to the small dock in front of the Church of Agios Ioannis where your complimentary transportation will be waiting for you. Say goodbye—in Greek style—with a farewell drink toast.Duration: 2 hours

$67.36 Cultural & Theme Tours

Delos Tour from Mykonos: Terrace of Lions, House of Dionysus

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Temple of Isis, Delos, Cyclades, South AegeanUp the hill, behind the cafe and museum you can see the Temple of Isis. It takes about 10 minutes to walk up the hill to get here but it is totally worth it. Not everyone that on the island goes here so there is a little peace and quiet and the views are amazing!Stop At: House of Dionysus, Delos, Cyclades, South AegeanThe 5.8 m high columns of the atrium of the House of Dionysos, Delos. 3rd-2nd century BCE. The famous mosaic depicting Dionysos riding a tiger was discovered here. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Archaeological Museum of Delos, Delos, Cyclades, South AegeanThe museum includes the following collections:Funerary statues and grave stelae ranging from the 7th to the 1st century B.C.Pottery ranging from the 25th to the 1st century B.C.Clay figurines dating from the 2nd-1st centuries B.C.Jewellery and small objects dating from the 2nd-1st centuries B.C.Mosaics of the 2nd-1st centuries B.C.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Archaeological Site of Delos, Delos, Cyclades, South AegeanDelos is a Greek island and archaeological site in the Aegean Sea's Cyclades archipelago, near Mykonos. The mythological birthplace of Apollo, it was a major religious center and port during the 1st millennium B.C. The island's ruins encompass Doric temples, markets, an amphitheater, houses with mosaics and the iconic Terrace of the Lions statues. The Archaeological Museum displays statues excavated from the site.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Mykonos Port, Mykonos Town, Mykonos, Cyclades, South AegeanOur tour will begin from the port of Mykonos

$148.43 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cooking Classes in Mykonos Greece

‘Spiti’ means home – and the “Mykonian Spiti” is our home that you are welcome at, during this cooking experience. Although this activity highlights the traditional factor of the Mykonian lifestyle, on the other hand a “traditional” description of its “programme” hardly does it justice. This may sound vague, but during these 6 hours (approximately) you will experience the traditional Greek way of life, the culture, the Greek art of cooking. It is not what you will do, it is mostly how you will do it. During this time you will learn tips and cooking methods that have made Mykonian Spiti, Mykonos and Greece, loved by its friends and visitors, but most importantly you will instil the hospitality and the everyday lifestyle of a traditional Mykonian family.To become a bit more specific, after you are collected from your hotel (or the Cruise ship port) and transferred to the Mykonian Spiti, Teta will wholeheartedly invite you into her beautiful Mykonian home and create a charming and intimate evening that will turn this visit to the “Island of the Winds” into a highlight of your trip. She will teach you about Mykonian culture and history, share stories about her family’s life and make you feel just as if you are visiting close relatives or friends. She will share stories about Mykonian true lifestyle and chat with you while you will taste and enjoy some Mykonian meze snacks like dakos with kopanisti cheese and tomato, louza (sun dried pork fillets), wine and Cretan raki. You will wander through her vegetable garden, learn about local organic farming and enjoy a wonderful time.And then onto the kitchen where we you will make tsatziki and spinach pie, stuffed peppers and tomatoes, beef with orzo and everything else in our Mykonian Spiti’s traditional menu. All guests, will be supplied with protective equipment (aprons) from the Mykonian Spiti farm-estate. Most cooking ingredients will be readily available in special bowls in the kitchen area ready for the menu preparation. Teta will guide you through the whole procedure, giving the opportunity to everyone to master their cooking skills. When the cooking class ends, lunch or dinner starts, where you can consume as much as your belly holds. Moreover, guests upon request also have the option of visiting the family’s farm and vineyard and experiencing the traditional animal and organic farming or they can take a quick swim at a beautiful nearby beach.There are many other details to the “class” that we could share with you but the essence is that as you can see, this is much more than learning to cook a fabulous Greek meal. It is also about family, conversation, food and culture and becoming a member of a family that perhaps you didn’t even know you had. It is quality time in the home of someone close to you, finding yourself in their kitchen helping to cook, enjoying the experience of meeting new people and honouring us by becoming a part of our family.

$54.80 Cultural & Theme Tours

Discover Authentic Mykonos

After your pick up from your hotel or your cruise ship(*), we will depart in the morning at 10:30 a.m. or in the afternoon at 16.30 starting from the old port of Mykonos, to enjoy the tour around the island from a different point of view, full of traditional and authentic images and experiences. Our first stop will be at a very well known site which all the island's visitors must see, in order to capture a panoramic Mykonos Town photo shooting. Following the picture taking we will visit the picturesque small port of St. Ioannis, an area which was named after a small church dedicated to Saint Ioannis and one of great historical significance. We will visit the church, along with the Saint's cell where the annual fair in his name is also being held. The small port in front of us is the starting point of the local fishing boats which are protected here from the island's strong north winds.Right afterwards we will depart towards the Mykonos' airport, where we will have a panoramic view of the airport's runway and perhaps we are lucky enough to catch a plane taking off or landing. Leaving the airport behind us, we will be headed towards Ano Mera Village and pass through one entirely different scenery, one of the island's most typical agricultural and stock raising areas, where we will observe small local cultivated fields and even some domestic animals in local family owned farms.After capturing all these images of Mykonian countryside and its lifestyle, we will reach the farm of the Mykonian Spiti, where we will be guided by our escort and always under the directions of the farm's superintendent. Whoever wishes may also use the farm's tools and get involved with the farming work and tasks in co-operation with the superintendent. Take this opportunity to get closer to the domestic animals and the farm's traditional organic cultivation. A light snack lunch will be offered to all visitors, consisting of local products from the traditional farm itself. Next we will head towards the Ano Mera village's colorful square, where one of the island's two monasteries is located ("Panagia Tourliani") and we will be guided through its chambers. You can also take a glimpse at the nearby open air market with vegetables and other local products .As we continue our tour, we will be passing by some of the most distant beaches of Mykonos, named "Kalo Livadi", "Kalafati" and "Aghia Anna". Our next destination will be the abandoned establishment of the now inoperative mines of Mykonos. Until some years ago useful lignite was extracted here from the soil to be used in various ways. Up next we will reach the beautiful narrow streets of Mau, at the end of which the Mykonos dam is located, constructed to meet the needs of the island in water.At the end of the tour we will drive you back to your hotel or a location of your choice.