Delos Day Trip from Mykonos

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Delos Day Trip from Mykonos
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Uncover the archaeological drama of Delos on a half-day tour from Mykonos. With a local guide, you'll cruise over the sea to the UNESCO-listed sacred island, and explore its main excavation site on a walking tour. Hear  about the island in the days of Ancient Greece, and admire highlights of the excavations including the Terrace of the Lions, House of Dionysus, Archeological Museum of Delos and more. An upgrade is also available to include hotel pickup from Mykonos hotels.

the meeting point is the Old Port of Mykonos City (Diliana-see attached map) at 09:30am. Please locate the ticket counter office in order to show your voucher and embark into the boat. The boat for Delos departs at 10:00am
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In Brief

Location:
Mikonos, Greece
Country:
Greece
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Tuesday to Sunday
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Led by a local guide
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Pass By: Temple of Isis, Greece

Up 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, Greece

The 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 minutes

Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Delos, Greece

The 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 minutes

Stop At: Archaeological Site of Delos, 846 00 Greece

Delos 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 hours

Pass By: Mykonos Port, Mykonos Town Greece

Our tour will begin from the port of Mykonos

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • All Taxes
  • Entrance fees to archeological place
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Delos
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Delos

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup drop-off - transfer to the meeting point can be provided at extra charge

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

Akti Kampani, Mikonos 846 00, Greece

Traveler pickup is offered
Ticket Counter desk at Old Port of Mykonos (Diliana)


Ports
Mykonos Old port

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • If you have chosen the pickup service, hotel pickups start approx. 1 hour prior to tour starting time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Delos Island is a hidden gem. The boat trip over was good but there were a lot of people. Once we got to the island it was chaotic 2 boat loads of people trying to file through narrow entry gates and only 2 toilets so there was quite a wait. Our guide was very very informative but sometimes we spent too long at different areas listening to her. There were no listening devices so we all had to huddle close to her which at times wasn't easy with 30 people.At the end of her time with us we had 35 minutes to go where we wanted to and that wasn't enough time to look through the museum and walk up the very top of the mountain where there were more ruins and a fantastic view for sure.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2019
Our tour guide was very informative and the sites were just incredible. The boat ride from mykonos port was lovely.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2019
If you are in Mykonos, I highly recommend this tour. The ferry leaves from the old port in Mykonos, and then when you arrive at Delos you find your tour guide. You are given a sticker for the tour group as well as the ferry tickets when you check in with your voucher at the port. Our licensed tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable, and we learned a lot. This archaeological site is amazing to view up close. Make sure to bring water with you. Also, this tour can be very difficult for those walking with canes as there are uneven pathways and steps throughout the walking tour. After the guided tour, you have time to explore the museum and site before returning to the afternoon ferry, if you take the morning ferry to the island. Everyone except for authorized workers on the island must depart Delos by the last ferry leaving the island for the day.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2018
I loved this tour! The tour guide was good and it was enjoyable to learn the history of Delos.
• Submitted 17 Dec 2017
Our tour guide Effie was exceptional. We had a booking for 7 people and we all enjoyed the tour. Effie was very keen to share a lot of interesting facts about Delos. Delos is an amazing place I am glad I booked this tour. The ferry trip there and back was lovely. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2017
Elelisa sp? was an awesome, friendly and personable guide. Her descriptions of Delos and its daily life came to life as we walked through the community. She highlighted significant aspects of the excavation and gave suggestions for further exploration on our own including the museum and the temples further up on the hill. Elelisa's depth of knowledge was evident as she explained so much that the time flew and before we were ready, the tour had come to an end. Her English was excellent. We enjoyed our tour and would recommend this guide.
• Submitted 01 Aug 2017
Visiting the sacred island of Delos was honestly the only reason I bothered going to Mykonos! I have an archaeology background, and have been obsessed with Greek mythology and history since I was a very young child, so Delos was THE place for me to see. Delos was all I dreamed of, and more. I had no idea just how many ruins there were on the island. I wanted to lose my return ferry sticker so I could stay with the archaeologists still working there. Our guide was terrific - she had ready answers to all questions, and a good sense of humor. Definitely book this unique experience!
• Submitted 20 Jul 2017
My 3 friends and I recently booked this tour while we were in Mykonos so that we could see a bit of culture, rather than just partying, and thoroughly enjoyed going to Delos. Our tour guide, Efi, I think, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and even made us laugh a lot. She took us through all the main sites of Delos and answered all of our questions. I also thought the duration of this tour was perfect. Be aware that Mykonos and Delos are very windy places, so the boat ride can be an adventure in of itself! The only feedback I have is that it was a bit confusing as to where we showed our Viator vouchers. I ended up calling the tour company to find out where in Mykonos we were supposed to go. Other than that, this tour was great!
• Submitted 17 Jul 2017
We enjoyed our trip to Delos, and the tour operator who picked us up from the hotel to take us to the port was prompt and helped make our trip hassle free. We would definitely recommend a guide for making the whole experience more meaningful. We learned much more this second time by having a guide than by doing it on our own. Well worth it.
• Submitted 16 Jul 2017
amazing trip! tour guide was super knowledgeable and learned a ton about the ancient city. make sure you take the time to climb to the top of hill afterwards for a panoramic view of the island and mykonos.
• Submitted 29 Jun 2017
Excellent side tour from Mykonos that's not to be missed.You don't need to take the round trip hotel pickup if you are staying close to the Old Port or Windmills.It was a short 20 minute walk from my hotel.Highly recommended
• Submitted 15 Jun 2017
This tour was amazing! Tour guide was knowledgeable, accommodating and organized! Highly recommend!!
• Submitted 29 May 2017
We booked this tour last minute while on our cruise, and were very glad we did. Mykonos was a beautiful stop on our cruise itinerary with its whitewashed labyrinth of homes and stores, but we are really glad we took this side excursion to this ancient island. After we docked and took a short water taxi ride, we spent the morning touring around Delos with our guide, Efi. She was very knowledgeable and brought life to the ancient ruins of this amazing island for us. We commented a number of times how having an exceptional guide really makes for a fun excursion. We have a number of stories that we continue to reflect back on...Did you know that the Cyclades group of islands in the Aegean sea comes from the word, Circle, which comes from the Greek word 'kyklos' that form around the island of Delos. so many fun parallels from a favorite movie of ours. Highly recommend this very fun and informative excursion.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2016
experience guide made this tour a very informative excursion
• Submitted 06 Oct 2016
Very good tour guide. Was better then expected, however did not have enough time to explore all the island. Needed at least another 30-45 minutes.
• Submitted 28 Sep 2016
Very good tour guide. Was better then expected, however did not have enough time to explore all the island. Needed at least another 30-45 minutes.
• Submitted 28 Sep 2016
We had a good tour guide who provided a lot of detail about the various areas of Delos and their significance. Delos is definitely a must see for anyone visiting Mykonos
• Submitted 12 Sep 2016
amazing place and fantastic tour overall the guide was wonderful
• Submitted 11 Aug 2016
Excellent guide
• Submitted 31 Jul 2016
Had a little trouble finding my reservation since I didn't have internet being oversees to look it up but the ladies were nice enough to let me use her phone so I can pull up my derivations. Boat trip was 30 mins to Delos. Our tour was very informative and a good pace with our 2 YO son.
• Submitted 06 Jul 2016
Excellent guide, transportation to and from the boat and boat to the island were all on time and very comfortable. Delos is a must see if you are in Mykonos.
• Submitted 23 Oct 2015
The boat ride was super wavy, BUT the tour and site was awesome.
• Submitted 22 Sep 2015
Excellent - one of the highlights of our trip. Our guide Marilou or something like that sorry! was really incredible. Intelligent, passionate and funny - she made the ruins come alive with both history and anecdotes, even weaving in current politics and religion. Her background as an archaeologist really shined. Absolutely loved the tour, especially because of our tour guide. Well worth the half day trip to lean of the incredible history. Delos can be very hot, so be prepared with water and hats and sunscreen. Advise taking the larger ferry if the seas are stormy. The smaller ferry on the way back was akin to Mr. Toad's Wild Ride in very windy and choppy seas - a bit scary at times crossing the channel as the the tiny ship was tossed, and it didn't help that there was only one life preserver on board for the captain???!!. I suppose this must be the Greek way, but it was a little unnerving. Made it back safe, and have a story to tell : Notwithstanding, would still recommend. The guide was excellent.
• Submitted 08 Sep 2015
Excellent tour guide, beautiful place. Have to see this when in Mykonos.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2015

In Brief

Location:
Mikonos, Greece
Country:
Greece
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Tuesday to Sunday
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Led by a local guide