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Mykonos Town, Greece
Ancient Delos Tour

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Uncover the myths and legends of ancient Greece on an educational tour of Delos from Mykonos. With an expert historian guide, discover ancient monuments like the Temple of Apollo and the Sacred Way. Enrich your historical knowledge at the Museum of Delos; marvel at the archaic Sanctuary of Artemis; and learn about the culture of the Greek empire from your expert guide. Opt to upgrade your tour to include lunch at a Mykonian farm and a walking tour of Mykonos Old Town.
  • Half-day tour of the ancient town of Delos from Mykonos
  • Visit archaic monuments like the Temple of Apollo and the Sanctuary of Artemis
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the Greek empire from your expert guide
  • Upgrade your tour to include lunch at a Mykonian ranch and a walking tour of Mykonos Old Town
  • Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel or cruise ship port
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Professional tour guide for ancient Delos
Lunch (only if option is chosen)
Hotel or port pickup and drop-off (unless option is not included)
Entrance fees to the museum are not included (12 euro per person)
Any fees not indicated as included
Gratuities
Whispers Wireless Guide System (5,00 euro pp)

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St.Nikolas church (old port) at 09.30
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Suitable for cruise ship day stops
  • Our company is not responsible for the client’s failure to appear at the meeting point for the booked tour or activity.
  • Last minute cancellation of flights or inability to disembark from a cruise ship, is not our company’s responsibility, therefore any refund requests due to such incidents will not be accepted. Should the client be aware of such a change, he/she is requested to communicate with our company more than 24 hours before the tour or activity starts, in order to discuss possible date or time amendment (subject to availability)
  • Refund requests for last minute cancellations (up to 24 hours before the tour or activity), for any reason, will not be accepted.
  • All clients are kindly requested to send their preferred meeting point and location until 3:00pm of the previous date, regarding their pick-up for the booked tour or activity. Should they fail to do so, our company will do anything it can in order to locate them (telephone, email, etc), however it is not responsible for any failure to meet them. Meeting points could be, anywhere on the island and the information necessary is either the hotel name or the name of the cruise ship they are arriving with. In the occasion that they are staying at an apartment, clients are requested to send us a google map, a nearby hotel or any information that would help us locate them. Any delay of behalf of the client (up until 15 minutes that we will be waiting for them) affects the transfer schedule and disrupts the smooth conduct of the tour/activity.
  • For no-name accommodations, our company will set the most convenient location for the pick-up.
  • For accommodations that are located in a pedestrian zone, our company will set the best possible pick-up point.
  • Our company is not responsible for knowing whether the client is supposed to book transfer or not. The transfer schedule is prepare less than 24 hours before the operation, therefore we cannot predict such necessity.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY YourTransfer.gr
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ancient Delos Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Ancient Delos Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Ancient Delos Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ancient Delos Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "There are refreshments on the boat so plan ahead, bring a hat and sunscreen as there is no shade." See review
  • "This tour is a must if you are staying in Mykonos for more than one day." See review

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star-2
Island was fascinating; working with the tour company was not!
April_B
, Jul 2022
I really wanted to love this tour but honestly, it was a bit chaotic. We were initially not given instructions on where to go once we arrived to the island so there was a lot of confusion for quite a few of us. We also did not have instructions on transportation back so I had up scramble and call to figure out where to go. Then I received a callback a few minutes later telling me that the driver is leaving in 10 minutes. Now we are running towards the direction of where we were dropped off and still were not clear on exactly where to go. We get there within 10 minutes only for the driver to be instructed by her boss to wait another over 30 minutes for another couple! We were LIVID! It is not fair to make your other customers whom actually follow instructions, to be punished for others who don't! We were late for our reservations and almost lost them because of this. I strongly dislike when companies do this. This tour requires a lot more organization and coordination.
star-4
True history revealed
Malinda_H
, Jul 2022
The tour itself and tour guide were wonderful, very informative and created a great experience. To start the experience, however, the women that greeted us at the St. Nicholas church was very unprofessional. She did not introduce herself, immediately asked for money, and poorly answered questions. That was the only blemish on an otherwise memorable experience.
star-3
Not Worth The Price
Jeremiah_C
, Jul 2022
This tour was not worth the cost. I appreciated the knowledge of the Delos guide but went a bit too fast. All of my Viator experiences have been terrific, so I was surprised that this one did not deliver.
star-4
Good tour but could have been better
Laura_W
, Jul 2022
The visit was good but the audio didn’t work. The guide spoke as loudly as she could but the audio didn’t work so you had to be right near her.
star-3
Something different
Carlos_M
, Jul 2022
Nice to visit tobkill time. Our tour guide wasa turn off. Literally every was walking away from her. Knowledgeable but delivery lacked.
star-1
Pissed in Greece
Heidi_S
, Jun 2022
We never got picked up for this tour. The international phone number did not work Viator was of no help. I am expecting a 100% refund!
star-3
Would opt for a combination tour!
Schnae_M
, Jun 2022
I thought the tour delivered exactly what it promised - a lengthy tour of the Delos island ruins. The tour guide was knowledgeable, which was very helpful. There are some parts that were really interesting, but most of the ruins were rocks on the ground. For that reason, I would not recommend the tour unless you are an avid lover of history like myself. But even with that, there is no need for the amount of time given for this tour. It should be combined with another attraction like a city tour of Mykonos. Note also, the tour guide should be instructed to hold a sign with the purchasers’ names. We stood within feet of one another for at least 20 min (prompting a call to Viator) and I never realized she was a tour guide. Also note, that better instructions should be provided if a patron is arriving my cruise ship. There is a 2€ (each way) charge for a water taxi to get to the meeting place.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
DO NOT TAKE THIS TOUR
Gary_S
, Jun 2022
Do not take this tour!! Operator failed to pick us up at designated stop at designated time and refused refund. Impossible to work with and totally unreasonable.
star-3
Delos is a must see
Seiko_G
, May 2022
Walking through ancient history with narration was exciting and informative. The lion statues and well preserved mosaics were my favorites. Beautiful hillsides of spring flowers in bloom. Saw a seagull with chicks and a crested lark thanks to a birder. A couple of negatives- we often strained to understand the guide and that became distracting during longer narratives. Wish we had more time to hike to temple of Isis with nearby mosaics and the theater so we didn't have to rush back to the ferry. The museum on the island was still closed so they reduced the ticket price. It is hot with no shade so bring water,sunglasses and use sunscreen. A parasol, fan and scarf to wet and put on your neck increase comfort. Due to miscommunication, we did not connect with the driver to take us on the farm tour after Delos. I understand a fee for missing our connection but hope to get partial refund and recommend an improved way to communicate/confirm transfer info specially if out of wifi range.
star-1
Don’t Lie.
Jadyn_M
, May 2022
Paying extra for whisper guides? Fine, as advertised. Paying extra for whisper guides that don’t work, when the guide already knows that they rarely do and asks us to cross ourselves and “pray” that they will? Neither appropriate nor fine, especially when the group contains 42 people instead of the promised maximum of 25. Barely had any free time in the island at the end as we were constantly stopping and waiting for people straggling taking photos to get into earshot. Guide projected as best she could, and was engaging, but the site is not designed to accommodate 43 people in one place at a time, so we ended up spread out of her range, which made her difficult to hear. When you pay extra for whisper guides, no one is supposed to be straining. If whisper guides are mandatory because of covid (and I doubt it considering the fact that group sizes clearly aren’t observed), TEST them before you waste people’s time and money. This listing only covers someone buying your tickets for a guiding service instead of providing a guide, so clearly they don’t actually have control over the group sizes and have no right to be advertising a maximum number of travelers.
star-5
Delos Tour
wade_g
, May 2022
Very good tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was great for keeping the group on schedule
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must See Delos!
Stuart_B
, May 2022
Loved this tour. A great opportunity to see history and the way people lived years and years ago. The ruins are well preserved and yet offered some things to the imagination. In early Spring the pretty little flowers are in bloom. Don’t miss this tour if you are in Mykonos for a few days. It’s a short Ferry ride away.
star-4
Amazing historical experience
Sybil_C
, May 2022
Amazing time! My only constructive critique would be if the tour groups were half the size. The whispers don’t have the best range so if you were in the back you missed quite a bit of dialogue. Overall very knowledgeable guide and amazing historical experience.
star-3
Amazing Delos shame about the organisation and hidden add on charges
Rebecca_S
, Sep 2021
We paid £86.92 for this trip for 2 people, we understood from the booking that we’d have to pay 12euro each for enterance to the museum. We had an email to say that someone would meet us at 9.30 by the st nikolas chapel in the old port. We got to the port at 9.15, there were lots of different groups around doing other organised tours to Delos, there was no one waiting there at that earlier time so I asked one of the many tour guides around and they said I need to go to the Delos tours counter to redeem my tickets. We queued and were sent back to the church where there was a lady with a card with my name on it. She gave us our tickets and said we needed to pay 12euro each for the museum and another 5euro for the rental of whisper ear pieces to listen to the guide. We paid this in cash although I was a little perturbed re the earpiece cost as this wasn’t on the list of extras to pay for in the Viator detail. We got to the boat, the transfer to Delos was easy and comfortable on a decent sized boat. When getting off at Delos we were told to be back for the boat to depart by 1.30pm. Getting off the boat was chaos with so many different tour groups, tour guides were like herding cats to get their different speaking groups together. We got through the entrance, we were herded off to the first place of interest, which other groups headed towards too, this made tour difficult as there was clearly overlap it needed a bit more organisation to make sure the guides weren’t overlapping as they had huge groups and made for cramped areas. We never used the ear pieces we paid for as the guide said don’t use them, when I switched mine on could hear someone talking in Italian so they were programmed to a Italian guide. This was clearly an annoyance for everyone else in the group! The guide was chasing earpieces at the end of the tour I suspect some kept them out of protest for the charge, she didn’t seem to have the right amount of them to take back. The guide was informative but the group was so big and some points I couldn’t hear or she started before we all caught up. The other huge annoyance was that we paid the museum fee as we weren’t given a choice as were others in the group, only to be told the museum is closed it’s undergoing works and isn’t going to be open for another year until it’s finished so that was another 12 euros each wasted. I will be requesting a refund for these as I’m sure others will too. We were given free time about an hour and twenty mins to explore the site at leisure, this was good got to experience the parts we wanted to see and take pictures that were less crowded by the huge groups. Delos is an amazing place to visit and I highly recommend doing so, but would say book a small tour or do it on you’re own doing the research on the history yourself. This particular tour needs some reorganisation to improve how it’s done before I could recommend it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Sweat equity worth it
SharonHox
, Sep 2021
To come to Mykonos and skip Delos would be a shame. Our guide brought the ancient site to life with her knowledge (and candor). The day was hot but I’ll put in this sweat equity for a great experience any time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour down the history lane!
Chandrasekaran_N
, Sep 2020
This was a very good tour, though it didn't start well for us. We had actually booked last minute after speaking a Viator agent who contacted the tour operator on the ground and confirmed the tour with a hotel pick-up/drop. We got picked-up on time and our guide Alexandra, a bubbly person with full of information gave us a briefing en route to the port, however upon arrival we learnt to our disappointment that there was some issue with the agency that booked our tickets and their communication to the company that operated the ferry, consequently we couldn't be on the boat as they were sold out and could operate only on limited capacity due to COVID! However, this we later learnt wasn't the issue as the ferry company has a monopoly on that route and there was some issue with that tour company thru which we had booked out tickets and hence we couldn't be on board, because our tickets were transferred to the next day and they took us on board even though I am not sure that the problem they had cited was resolved. Nevertheless, we were able to get to Delos. It was extremely windy on that day resulting in a choppy sea and high waves. Even though it was less than an hour's travel to the Delos island, this didn't go down well for those with sea-sickness (something to be considered). However, the tour on the island made up for it and there is something about that island, the feelings you get and the vibes it generates, it's very special. And all that history dating to thousands of years and to think that a flourishing civilization existed on that island which was a major religious centre and a port (more than Mykonos). Our guide Athina, a very knowledgeable person, guided us through the island and it's history in great patience and we were longing for more. Time was short as we only had few hours (morning tour) and there was only ferry per day and covid complicatons, so we couldn't do full justice in visiting the whole island and had to be contented with part of it. However, we do hope to return sometime in the future and do the full island tour exploring every nook and corner. Highly recommended tour. Just be warned of the sea moods....as Mykonos is one of the windiest of all islands, it has a bearing on the sea (choppy) and high waves, which was the case on that day of our cruise, even though the cruise lasted less than a hour, it was hard to take for some experiencing sea-sickness.
star-5
Delos the delightful
wataskyptyltd
, Feb 2020
This was fascinating. To be in a place with so much history was almost magical. This is a tour to do on a day when the temperature is not high as there is no shade and when we went no shop available. So take a hat, plenty of water and sunscreen. Good for people who don't like boats because the ferry ride is only 30 minutes.
star-5
A nust-see if you are in Mykonos
ilishm
, Nov 2019
It was a fantastic tour with our very knowledgeable tour guide. Group was small so no trouble seeing or hearing unlike some of the larger groups. Ferry ride was about 30 minutes. Tour guide purchased our tickets after we gave her the money so we did not have to wait long in line.
star-5
Would book again
melissalynnmurphy
, Oct 2019
This was a great smaller tour. The guide was very informative and patient considering we had a three year old in tow. This was one of my favorite stops on my vacation.
star-3
Informative
virmelletata
, Oct 2019
The tour guide was very knowledgeable, if you like ancient history of delos this the tour who want to take.The driver and guide was on time and nice.

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