Renting a yacht while in Mykonos is one of the best ways to enjoy the splendor and luxury of the island. You can cruise around the coastline, admiring different spots of Mykonos, or take a day trip by boat to another nearby island. You can charter a yacht with a professional captain who can create an itinerary. If you’d rather cruise on your own, you can rent a powerboat or a catamaran and sail to your heart’s content. Choose from day boat rentals to week-long boating excursions.
Sailing the Aegean Sea is a thrilling experience to have in Mykonos. On a monohull or catamaran sailboat, you can cruise by wind along the coast, admiring the rugged landscape of the island. A special boating experience to have is a private cruise from Mykonos to Delos. It's a tiny island nearby that is an uninhabited archaeological site.
Boat parties are a popular choice in Mykonos for travelers. It's perfect if you're looking to spend a day on the water without the hassle of driving a boat or planning anything. Spend hours cruising the scenic bays on a boat deck with a live DJ and flowing beverages. This is the safest way to party on the water, with professionals driving you around the gorgeous perimeter of Mykonos.
Kayak and canoe tours from Mykonos are a great way for active travelers to incorporate some fitness into their travels. Rent a kayak on your own to explore the coves and beaches of Mykonos, or opt for a guided tour to show you some highlights. On a tour, you'll also stop for a snorkel, and enjoy a cold drink. You can also try stand-up paddling boarding!
For sporty travelers looking for an adrenaline rush, renting a jetski, going on a scuba diving charter or trying flyboarding are all things you can do while on vacation in Mykonos.
The Mykonos Offshore Regatta is a sailing regatta in February. It’s an exciting competition put on by the Royal Cape Yacht Club and Club Mykonos and takes place in the bays surrounding the island. There is also an inflatable powerboat race that takes place annually on Mykonos.
Spending a day soaking up the sun on the beach is a pretty obvious choice for most visitors in Mykonos. Some of the beautiful beaches of the island include Platis Beach, Psarrou, and Kalafati. These are the primary tourist beaches where you can rent a lounge chair and umbrella if you plan on being there all day. Ornos beach is gorgeous with a backdrop of stark white homes and is the beach to visit for wind sports.
One of the best things to do while in Mykonos is to explore the island on foot. The old port, the Church of Paraportiani and the famous windmills are landmarks that are worth seeing in person. The public transport system on Mykonos is good considering it is an island, but you can also get around by a rental car or motorcycle.
If you enjoy shopping, be sure to take time to check out Matoyianni street, a captivating street in Mykonos town that is full of shops and market stalls.
There are marinas located all around Mykonos, but the majority of them are on the Western Coast near the ferry ports. Saint Anna is a marina on the east side of Mykonos, near the town of Kalafati. Other marinas include Tourlos Mykonos and Kousathanas P. The marinas in Mykonos are close to lovely Greek restaurants and provide beautiful views of the port and the sea.
Mykonos is a stunning Greek Island in the Aegean Sea. It’s part of the Cyclades group of islands and is close to Naxos and Paros. Known for charming white houses that speckle the coastline like pearls against the sapphire blue water of the sea. It’s a popular tourist destination that has pockets of vibrant nightlife, gorgeous beaches, and enchanting streets to explore.
The best time of year to visit Mykonos is during the late spring and early summer months of April through June. July and August can be scorching hot and dry, with heavy tourist crowds and higher prices. The autumn is a gorgeous time to visit, but by late October, most of the island is quiet and some resorts and businesses close down. The winter is the rainy season, but winters are mild and never get too cold.
The easiest way to arrive in Mykonos is to fly directly to the island, but these flights can be very expensive, especially during the peak season. Flying to Athens and then taking a ferry from the Piraeus port is typically a more affordable option. The ferry takes between 3 and 6 hours, depending on the speed and service you choose.
Delos is an easy day trip to take by boat from Mykonos. The boat ride is about 30 minutes. You can rent or charter a private boat in Mykonos, catamarans cost between $500-700 per day, or a small powerboat can be rented in Mykonos for as little as $190 for the whole day to go to Delos.
The ferry ride from Mykonos to Santorini is around 2.5 hours, so it is possible to do as a day trip. To see more in a day, you’re better off chartering a private boat to go from Mykonos to Santorini, as you can go at a faster pace and make stops at different islands in the Cyclades along the way.
From Mykonos on a catamaran or yacht charter you can reach other islands like Santorini, Naxos, Siros, Paros, Tinos, and Ios. Island hopping is easy to do from Mykonos, you can book a private boat rental, yacht charter, sailing charter, and enjoy cruising between islands in the Cyclades, all close to Mykonos.
Snorkeling is a great activity to enjoy in Mykonos. There are many coves and bays to check out, with lots of beautiful fish and sea creatures. The best snorkeling spots in Mykonos, often accessed on an island-hopping tour, are Paradise Beach and Kalafatis beach.
Fantastic day with Michael & Louise both of whom were incredibly attentive, informative and so welcoming. The itinerary was perfect and Louise cooked a truly delicious lunch. I would so highly recommend Michael - thank you for a wonderful day
From the moment of docking from shore to the catamaran to the whole itinerary, it was magical. Everything was perfect. Food was amazing!! Michael and Michelle was so sweet and beyond accommodating. Thank you for the unforgettable special memories. Best 40TH bday gift to myself.
My friends and I had a fantastic afternoon on Michael’s catamaran, it was simply perfect. Communication beforehand was beyond responsive, everything ran on time on the day and the boat crew were fantastic. The lunch was so delicious too. Just a perfect day out on the water in Mykonos, and great value for money. Would highly recommend. Thank you Michael and team!
My group and I had an incredible time on this boat and I would highly recommend it. The crew was outstanding, very nice and helpful guys that took us around several breathtaking spots to hang out and swim and/or check out different views. The captain was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had, the chef was very kind as well and prepared us an amazing feast of authentic Greek food. I can’t imagine what would have made it better. Definitely would do this again.
Don’t miss this!! We had a great private full day trip to Delos, Rineia and other coves. Food was excellent, drinks were plentiful and the staff were fantastic. Very personably and knowledgeable about the area. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!
Great boat, great crew and an overall great time. We had a large group and still had plenty of room. It was a perfect day.