The island of the winds is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in Greece, and there are many things to see and do. It could never bore you, but if you feel like going on day trips, here are the best places around Mykonos to go with a yacht. Spend a few days exploring Greece, you will not be disappointed, and your Mykonos villa will wait for you to come back.
The most recommended day trip is a tour of Delos. This island is one of the most beautiful Greek islands and archeological sites in the Aegean Sea. If you love Mykonos mythology, just wait until you hear about the ancient history of this island.
According to the Odyssey, it is believed that Delos was the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, twin gods. It’s a big tourist attraction and a real treat for history lovers – explore gorgeous old ruins and archeological sites.
Delos is only 10 km (about six miles) away from the west coast of the island. So if you feel like a change of scenery from the beautiful Mykonos beaches and other must-see attractions, go on a tour of Delos. The cruise will only take about half an hour, 45 minutes maximum.
If you want a peaceful, perfect getaway, a trip to Rhenia sounds like the right choice. Rhenia is located only 10 km from Mykonos, and you should get there in under an hour. It’s never crowded, and every beach is very secluded, with gorgeous views. You can go swimming, snorkeling, and just enjoy privacy.
Tragonisi (Dragonissi) is a wonderful, secluded islet only 5 km (3 miles) away, so you will get to Tragonisi in no time. A great advantage Tragonisi has over all the other islands we’ve listed is that it’s only accessible by a private yacht, it’s very exclusive since there are no organized tours for tourists. Not many people know of this islet, which means it’s never crowded and will give you the privacy to enjoy exploring the place and taking some amazing Instagram photos.
Tinos is one of the islands in the Cyclades archipelago, and it will only take you about 20 minutes of sailing with your yacht to get to this wonderful destination. Once you get there, there are a lot of beautiful things to see.
Starting with the Church of Panagia Evangelistria, which the place is famous for. You will also run into about 80 windmills and amazing sculptures in public space. While you’re there, visit the Volax village if you get the chance, it has beautiful geological formations and scenery.
If you’re looking to have some fun, this is the place for you. Located about half an hour from Mykonos, Paros also offers the best of both worlds – wonderful beaches and fun nightlife. Paros has countless tourist attractions to visit in the daylight, from historical sites and monuments to villages and water sports. It’s the perfect place to get away. But you should be aware that it can sometimes get crowded.
Naxos is one of the larger islands, and it’s just 45 minutes away. It’s a popular tourist destination, but it’s not very developed, so you will feel like your yacht is actually a time machine. So if you are looking for a town with fancy restaurants and beach bars, this is not the place for you.
Naxos is rich with more traditional values, it has beautiful small Greek villages, and it’s a great place to learn more about Greek history and culture. Go around local shops and find some unique souvenirs or just have a chat with friendly locals.
Syros is not very popular amongst tourists, which is a shame, but a great opportunity for you to go enjoy one of the most beautiful islands around with no crowds in sight. It’s also known as Syra or Siros, and it’s located east of The Island of the Winds, only half an hour away. Syros has amazing architecture and is home to The Apollon Theatre. It also offers great nightlife filled with music, as Syros hosts many annual music festivals.
If you’ve rented one of the private villas in Mykonos for quite some time and you’re in the mood for a longer getaway, Santorini is not that far away. Santorini is the perfect place to visit and spend a few days. Santorini is 147 km away, so your boat ride will take about three hours, and you can spend a night or two in Santorini.
That’s the perfect amount of time to experience everything Santorini has to offer, especially since you’re going on a yacht, and everything will be more accessible. Enjoy the white and blue scenery, and visit the volcano and great beaches.
If you want to experience all these beautiful islands and experience Greece from another angle, leave one of the Mykonos luxury villas you booked for a day and get our Mykonos yacht rental. You can hire a private chef and enjoy your vacation with great food and drinks. We would also recommend renting a car so you can get around easily. There are a lot of hidden places around the island that would blow your mind, just ask your Mykonos concierge for some guidance. Contact us at The Ace VIP and book your dream vacation in one of our Mykonos villas for rental with a pool.