One of the excursions that follow the summer fever of the summer vacation in Mykonos using our yachts, is the Delos Rineia trip.
Starting with Delos…
We depart from Mykonos in the break of the day and we sail on the sea westward until the Apollonian light that emits from the island of the God enchants us like the Sirens did with Odysseus and compels us to anchor and visit Delos.
There, on the island, Delos, the isle of the God of the Eternal and Inextinguishable Light is where our first stop, coming from Mykonos, is. There, we will marvel at the archaeological site of the island. A World Cultural Heritage Site.
Delos is the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, children of Zeus and Leto. Later, it became the headquarters of the amphictyony (an ancient religious association of Greek tribes) of the Aegean islands. After the Greco-Persian Wars, it became the headquarters of the Delian League and its treasury.
What can we find in Delos?
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…
Continuing with 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 old 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 of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to a complex of islands that includes, as before mentioned 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 most known beaches on the island. You need to visit them, but only by yacht. The sea there has a turquoise color that seems to change as you approach the shore.
We return with our luxurious vessel. There, where the sunset is now visible and the saffron-yellow Sun, the symbol of the God, Apollo of Delos approaches the sea to paint it with the colors of the kings of this land. 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. There, is where we end up after this trip. In our lodgings, on the white-decorated island of Aeolus, Mykonos, to enjoy our dinner under the last sunlight of the day.