Catamaran Sailing trip in Naxos
Catamaran Sailing trip in Naxos

Day Trip to Delos & Mykonos, Naxos

Explore the hidden treasures of Delos, the birthplace of Apollo, and the cosmopolitan Mykonos.

Overview

Take a journey into ancient Greek history and culture with a day trip to the nearby islands of Delos and Mykonos! Located near Naxos, these two islands are easily accessible and ideal for a day trip. Immerse yourself in Greek mythology and get a taste of the Greek way of life. With a two-hour exploration of the archeological site, you'll learn about the secrets of ancient Delos and discover its powerful role in antiquity with a local expert guide leading the way. Leaving Delos, you can look forward to a sailing adventure with your private guide to Mykonos, one of Greece's most popular destinations. Picture yourself meandering through the maze of alleyways of the stunning town and gaining insight into the Cycladic tradition of local whitewashed architecture.

Highlights

  • Visit the archeological site of Delos with a private guide
  • Marvel at the temples of Apollo and Artemis
  • Learn about the rich history of Delos island
  • Explore the picturesque town of Mykonos

Know before you go

Duration
10 hours
Recommended for
All ages
Group
Small group, 16 people or less

What you'll do

It's no surprise to hear that Delos was considered the "most sacred of all islands" in ancient Greek culture, given its incredibly rich history. It is a great destination to step back in time and soak up the ancient Greek atmosphere. An experienced professional guide will reveal the hidden treasures of this unique island, the birthplace of the Greek god Apollo—the god of light and harmony.

Explore the archeological site of Delos and its incredible sights: from the awe-inspiring Temples of Apollo and Artemis to the bustling slave and spice market to the famous ancient avenue lined with the marble lion guardians of the sacred lake. As you wander through the residential quarter of the captains and merchants, admire the beautiful mosaics decorating their mansions. Then make your way uphill to the ancient theatre and immerse yourself in the history and mythology of the area as your guide shares entertaining stories and historical anecdotes.

Leaving Delos, now it's time to embark on a journey to Mykonos, one of Greece's most beloved destinations. Wander the labyrinth of alleyways and take in the traditional Cycladic architecture of the picturesque town. Mykonos is renowned for its cosmopolitan lifestyle, and with your private guide, you'll get tips on the best places to eat and shop so that you can make the most of your visit. It is up to you how to spend your time until you sail back to Naxos, although one popular option is to stroll around Chora and go to Matoyianni Street for shopping. You'll find plenty of souvenirs, jewelry, clothes, and designer stores to explore.

As your day comes to a close, return to the boat and sail back to Naxos.

Start times

  • Monday
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  • Tuesday
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  • Wednesday
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  • Thursday
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  • Friday
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  • Saturday
    8:15 am
  • Sunday
    Not available

What's included

  • Local cruise boat transportation from Naxos/Paros to Delos & Mykonos and return.
  • Skip the line entrance tickets to Delos archaeological site. 
  • Licensed guide

Itineraries with Day Trip to Delos & Mykonos

Cultural Cyclades: Mykonos, Naxos, Ios, Santorini - 12 Days

Visit four distinct islands in Greece's most famous archipelago with this 12-day itinerary. Shop the glamorous boutiques of Mykonos, take a cooking workshop on cultural hotspot Naxos, experience village life on tiny Ios, and soak in the sun (and sunsets) of Santorini. Along the way, you'll enjoy lots of Greek history, glorious beach time, and pretty ferry rides across the Aegean sea.

Cultural Cyclades - 13 Days

This cultural tour will take you through some of the Cyclades' top spots, with four islands on your itinerary. Go from glitzy boutiques to working farms as you explore Mykonos, then hop to Naxos to learn how to cook like an islander. You'll see the winding alleys of Ios and the caldera sunsets of Santorini, with plenty of Classical history, cliffside views, and crystal waters along the way.

Family Adventures in Athens and the Cyclades - 15 Days

The Cyclades aren't just for honeymooners; you can take the whole family on this 15-day trip through some of Greece's most famous islands. After your arrival in Athens, you'll set sail to Mykonos to cruise around the beaches and out to the historic site at Delos. Busy Naxos is up next with biking, horseback riding, and even more beaches before you go over to Santorini to experience the caldera from all sides.

Discover Ancient Greece & the Cyclades - 12 Days

Enjoy some of the most beautiful islands in the Cyclades on this trip, starting on the mainland with mythology tours of the Acropolis, stargazing at constellations, and walks through the Temple of Delphi. Make your way to Tinos, the hidden gem of the Aegean, where you'll enjoy visits to marble villages, an afternoon on the beach, and an art workshop, followed by the glitz of Mykonos and the ancient ruins of Delos. End your trip with historical sites in Naxos, plus gorgeous views, beaches, and a wine tasting in Santorini.