One of the excursions that continues the summer fun of a summer vacation from Mykonos on our yachts is the Delos Rineia trip. We depart from Mykonos at daybreak and sail westward until we find the light-filled island of Delos.
The Isle of the God of the Eternal and Inextinguishable Light is our first stop on the island of Delos. There, we marvel at an archaeological site on the island. Delos is a World Cultural Heritage Site.
Delos is the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, the divine children of Zeus and Leto. Later, it became the headquarters of the amphictyony (an ancient religious association of Greek civilizations) of the Aegean islands. After the Greco-Persian Wars, it became the site of the Delian League and its treasury.
What can we find in Delos?
In Delos, many adventures await, including the archaeological site and the Archaeological Museum of Delos, the Agora of the “Hermaistes” or “Competaliastes”, the Temple of the Delians, the Minoan Fountain, the Marble Lions, the Establishment of the Poseidoniasts from Beirut, the theater, the Temple of Isis, and the Temple of Hera, but the list goes on.
We continue our voyage by visiting the virgin isle of Rineia.
Rineia is a small island close to Mykonos and almost “stuck” to Delos. In the past, it had a rich history, and it linked its name with the neighboring island of Delos. The older residents of Mykonos still identify the islands as one and call them by the name of “Deles” (the plural of Delos).
Rineia is an uninhabited island on the Aegean Sea and it belongs to a complex of islands that includes aforementioned Delos and Mykonos. It has an irregular shape and a narrow, low isthmus divides it into two chunks of about the same size.
Glyfada, Stena, Lia, and Ampelia are just some of the well known beaches on the island. You need to visit them, but they are accessible only by yacht. The sea there has a turquoise color that seems to change as you approach the shore.
We return on our luxurious vessel. The saffron-yellow sun, the symbol of the god, Apollo of Delos, approaches the sea to paint it with the colors of the kings. There, where the turquoise sea starts to bleed king Odysseus’ tears from when he arrived at the island of God Aeolus after his many sufferings on his way through the Mediterranean. That is where we end this trip. Finally, we return to our lodgings, on the white-decorated island of Aeolus, Mykonos, to enjoy our dinner under the fading sunlight of the day.