If you’re visiting Mykonos this summer, your vacation will be excellent – this is one of the best Greek islands, and tourists from all over the world love it. Still, it wouldn’t hurt to see more of Greece – why not organize one of the Mykonos island hopping tours and explore the nearby Cycladic islands? This part of the Aegean is wonderful, and we can guarantee you will see some fantastic beaches, sunsets, and views, all while having a great time.

The Best Destinations for Island Hopping From Mykonos

Mykonos is surrounded by numerous islands, and even though it holds the crown among the Greek destinations, we can assure you that other Greek islands are worth a visit as well. The beautiful nature and marvelous beaches can be found in many places in Greece, and a few of them have established themselves as convenient places for traveling from Mykonos.

Taking a Private Yacht From Mykonos to Santorini, Paros, Naxos, and Other Cycladic Islands

Cycladic islands such as Naxos, Paros, and Tinos are the closest popular tourist destinations that you can take a ferry to. Naturally, you can always get to Santorini from Mykonos, and that’s one of the most fabulous places in Greece. It might take a while to get there, but it’s well worth the time. Before you purchase your ferry tickets, let us make a suggestion – why not get yourself a yacht rental and cruise the Aegean Sea in style?

Yacht on the coast of Mykonos

Travel the Cyclades in style with a fantastic yacht rental

1-Day Mykonos Island Hopping Tours – Travel Itinerary for Two Closest Islands You Must Check Out When in Mykonos

Before talking about the fabulous destinations you will see this summer, let’s mention a fantastic place that you shouldn’t miss while staying in Mykonos. We’re talking about the tiny isle of Delos, of course. Delos is a historical site protected by UNESCO – it’s known as one of the most important archeological findings in Greece – and that says a lot.

You can’t spend the night here, as there isn’t any accommodation (the place is uninhabited), but you can take a tour from Mykonos town in the morning and be back to Mykonos in the afternoon.

Most Tourists Visit Delos But Overlook the Fabulous Island of Rhenia – Don’t Make That Mistake

The day in Delos will be lovely, especially if you add a short visit to the nearby Rhenia as well. Rhenia is a less-known uninhabited isle west of Delos, and it has plenty of uncovered natural beauties, including marvelous beaches that resemble those in Mykonos.

Archeological ruins in Delos 

Delos is the closest isle to Mykonos and one you have to see on your vacation

Mykonos to Santorini – The Most Popular Tour

The distance between Mykonos and Santorini is 147 km (91 miles), which means you can get there by ferry in about 3 hours. Although you can make this a one-day trip, we advise against it. If you want to experience the beauties of this volcanic island, spend at least 2 nights in Santorini. In case you have just one day, a helicopter ride might be the best travel solution. Enjoy your stay on lovely beaches – Perissa, Kamari, Red Beach, and Perivolos are among the most popular.

View of the houses on the coast of Santorini 

Santorini is a true gem among Greek tourist destinations

Mykonos to Naxos, Koufonisia, and Amorgos

A ferry trip to Naxos lasts from 35 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes, depending on the type of ferry. That makes this a perfect place for a one-day trip. Naxos resembles Mykonos in terms of beaches – they are all beautiful and sandy, and some of them are excellent for water sports.

Koufonisia is south of Naxos, and it’s a remote, alternative destination – it has only one little village where all the activities are centered. This is heaven for those who enjoy walking and remote beaches with few tourists. Amorgos is similar and provides a great setting for a quiet vacation – expect to see lovely beaches and landscapes. Don’t miss out on visiting the Monastery of Hozoviotissa while you’re here.

Town pier in Naxos

Naxos is a wonderful part of Cyclades and will make for a great one-day trip

Mykonos to Paros

If you take a high-speed ferry, you can get from Mykonos to Paros in just 45 minutes. The main town of Paros is Parikia, and it’s a lovely little place that resembles Mykonos town so much – we’re sure you will love the Cycladic architecture and picturesque houses and streets here. There is a great nightlife scene here as well – it’s not Mykonos nightlife, but it’s still pretty good.

You can take a bus from Parikia to famous beaches all around the island – be sure not to miss out on seeing at least one of the following –  Golden Beach, Santa Maria, Kolymbithres, Chrissi Akti, Monastiri, Piperi, and Aliki.

Street in Parikia town in Paros

Parikia town in Paros resembles Mykonos town a lot

Before You Begin the Tour of the Cycladic Islands, Relax on Mykonos – Book One of the Luxury Villa Rentals in Mykonos

Island hopping will undoubtedly be an exciting adventure, but before you’re off to explore the natural wonders of various places in Greece, be sure to charge your batteries for the trips that await you. Naturally, staying in Mykonos for a few days will help you do just that, and all you need is fantastic accommodation.

The Ace VIP can take care of that – we offer the most luxurious private villas in Mykonos, and our wide selection of properties ensures everybody can find the right Mykonos villa for their vacation. If you plan to get around Mykonos, we can provide you with a car rental as well. Let us help you organize a fantastic trip that will stay in your happy memory for years to come – contact us!