Meeting point is at 10:15 am at Tourlos, the new port of Mykonos, located about 1,5 kilometer from Mykonos Town. Once an overview of the sailing yacht and important safety information are introduced, at 11:00 am we set sail heading to Rhenia & Delos islands, the center of the Cyclades and located few miles south‐west of Mykonos.
As we sail, the crew will be happy to show you how to raise and trim the sails as well as to steer the yacht, weather permitting. On the way, while looking at the beautiful scenery and the remarkable crystal blue water of the Aegean Sea, you may chill out to the tunes of music of your choice, relax on deck sunbathing and listen to an informative local history about the islands by our friendly crew.
After approximately 1½ hour of sailing, you will arrive at the still untouched island of Rhenia separated from the sacred island of Delos by just a small strait. Dropped anchor in the idyllic bay surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters and with gold sandy beach, you have about two hours to enjoy your swimming, snorkeling and savoring a light lunch on board of specially made pasta with beverages.
The next stop is the archaeological site of Delos where you will have about 1½ ‐ 2 hours at your disposal to explore the island. According to mythology, Delos is the birthplace of Apollo, god of daylight and of music, and his twin sister Artemis, goddess of night light and hunting. The sanctuary dedicated to Apollo and Artemis with the large Hellenistic city of about 30.000 inhabitants around it and of remarkable monuments and impressive mosaics from the Archaic, the Classical, and the Hellenistic periods are certainly worthy of a visit. Delos, a 7‐km long island and inhabited between 2.500 and 69 BC, was not only a famous religious center but also a major commercial center. It was proclaimed a tax free port and due to its exceptionally favorable geographical location, became the hub of the transit trade between East and West, North and South of the Mediterranean.
Since 1990 the whole island of Delos has been designated a World Cultural Property and is protected by UNESCO. Visit the museum and walk up Mount Kynthos, which at 367 feet (112 meters) high you can enjoy the stunning view of the surrounding Cycladic islands.
Embarkation to our sailing yacht at 05:00 pm and after offering a soft drink on board, we sail to Mykonos. On the way back, we have fun raising the sails and playing with the waves. Expected arrival time in Mykonos is at approximately 06:30 pm
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Details on meeting point:
The meeting point is at 10:15 am at the entrance of the “Matthew” Tavern at Tourlos, the New Port of Mykonos. •
Depending on the weather, the start and end point of the cruise can change from the new port of Mykonos to Paradise Beach. Notice will be given in due time.
What to remember:
Closed non‐slip shoes (deck shoes/sports shoes) are an optional idea to be comfortable and for safety on board but recommended to explore the site of Delos on foot. Do not forget to bring your swimsuit, a sun hat, sunglasses and beach towels and include plenty of sunscreen for protection from the sun. It is advisable to bring a windproof jacket in case of winds or cool months in early or late season.