If you’re visiting Mykonos this summer, your vacation will be excellent – this is one of the best Greek islands out there, and tourists from all over the world love it. Still, it wouldn’t hurt to see more of Greece – why not organize 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 fantastic time.
Mykonos is surrounded by numerous islands, and even though it holds the crown among the Greek tourist destinations, we can assure you that other 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.
Cycladic islands such as Naxos, Paros, and Tinos are the closest popular tourist destinations that you can take a ferry to. Naturally, there is always Santorini, 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?
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.
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.
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 here. 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.
A ferry trip to Naxos lasts from 35 minutes to 1h 45m, 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.
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 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.
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 have 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.