Mykonos Sunset Cruise: The Best 6 [2024]

Mykonos Sunset Cruise: The Best 6 [2024]

Mykonos is at its most magical at sunset but there are so many Mykonos Sunset Cruises available that it is hard to choose which is best for you, especially when you don’t know much about Mykonos. Read on to find the best Mykonos Sunset Cruise for you – the right itinerary, right price, and right length of time.

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My top pick is Mykonos Catamaran Daylight or Sunset Sailing with Foods & Drinks which has excellent food, an open bar & a perfect 5 Star rating.

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Should You Take a Mykonos Sunset Cruise?

Almost every itinerary you read for Mykonos involves a boat tour, and the sunset tours are extremely popular and sell out fast.

If you’d like a romantic sail around Mykonos, love being out on the water, or want to indulge in a luxury experience, then a Mykonos sunset cruise is perfect for you. They’re also great for people short on time who like to see the island and not just the beach and town.

MY BEST TIP: Most top Mykonos sunset tours have free cancellation within 24 hours, so you can book one for every day of your time on Mykonos. The NUMBER 1 COMPLAINT from cruise passengers is that the weather was terrible – windy, with big waves, cold, or no sunset because of clouds or rain. Book several days in a row then can cancel those where it looks like there will be lousy weather (within their free cancellation period).

Gratuities are not included in these 6 Mykonos sunset cruises, and while tipping in Greece is not mandatory or even normal in many places, it often is for tours.

Check out Tipping in Greece for a full round-up of all the places where you do and don’t need to tip in Greece, and how much to tip for each occasion.

Top 6 Mykonos Sunset Cruises

1. Best cruise to Delos + Rhenia with sunset at sea – MYKONOS CATAMARAN DAYLIGHT OR SUNSET SAILING WITH FOOD + DRINKS

Mykonos Catamaran at Rhenia Island, Greece
Mykonos Catamaran at Rhenia Island, Greece

Have the opportunity to be part of a semi-private tour (of no more than 12 people) and sail to deserted islands, swim and snorkel in coves, eat a multi-course Greek meal on board with an open bar, and enjoy the sun setting over the Aegean Sea.

⭐ 5 /5, 266 Reviews

⏳ Tour Length: 5 hours

The tour leaves from Ornos where you are tendered aboard the catamaran and sail for an hour to Delos Island. You can take pictures of the archaeological site of Delos Island as the boat passes the island. It stops at Beach Cove.

Delos Island from the Aegean Sea, Greece
Delos Island from the Aegean Sea, Greece

Explore the coves of Rheina and Delos Islands (the snorkeling equipment is provided on the boat, but not beach towels, so be sure to bring your own).

There’s a multi-course Greek meal that’s cooked fresh on board. There are 7 dishes including grilled prawns, calamari in white wine sauce, and unlimited beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks.

Excellent! The views from the sunset and then the full moon were amazing! The drinks and snacks were delicious! Great cruise!

– DULCE (Read more reviews

After one last swim, you’ll witness a spectacular sunset and can spot the islands of Paros and Naxos on your return to Mykonos.

There’s free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour, the reviews are fantastic, and you can see from the full itinerary that the Mykonos Catamaran Daylight or Sunset Sailing with Foods & Drinks is a great value cruise!

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2. Best south coast beaches + Delos Island cruise with sunset at sea – MYKONOS: SUNSET SAILING CRUISE WITH LIGHT LUNCH + DRINKS

On board the Mykonos Sailing Cruise with Light Lunch & Drinks (this is the day not the sunset cruise)
On board the Mykonos Sailing Cruise with Light Lunch & Drinks (pic of the day cruise)

Similar to the cruise above, the Mykonos: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Light Lunch & Drinks is perfect if you’d like to explore the Mykonos south coast beaches as part of your sunset cruise and if you’re looking for a cruise with a good meal on board and unlimited drinks.

⭐ 4.7 /5, 93 Reviews

⏳ Tour Length: 4 – 4.5 hours

Super Paradise Beach and Elia Beach are stops on this sunset cruise where you can swim and snorkel or even grab a drink at the Super Paradise Beach Club. Snorkeling gear and towels are provided.

Best cruise boat ever with a wonderful crew, the captain was incredible too They offered us a unique experience we felt like home and we felt appreciated and we’ve been taken care of in a great way, polite crew, clean, funny, I ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND IT. If you go to Mykonos trust us and we are picky, just go there absolutely you will love this experience! 100% guarantee

– NASSIM (Read more reviews)

The cruise leaves from Ioannis Georgios, passing the beaches of Ornos, Psarou, Platis Gialos, Paraga, Super Paradise, Paradise, and Elia, and then heads to Delos Island where you’ll watch the sunset.

Lots of families with teenagers take this tour and absolutely recommend the Mykonos: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Light Lunch & Drinks.

A final reason to consider booking this good-value sunset cruise is that the southern beaches are more sheltered from the open winds than the cruises that spend all their time on the open water.

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⛵ 3. Best short sunset cruise – MYKONOS: SUNSET CRUISE WITH DRINKS

sunset at little venice
Sunset at Little Venice, Mykonos, Greece

Get an incredible view of Mykonos Town, the Windmills, and Little Venice as the sunsets over the Aegean Sea by booking this Mykonos Sunset Cruise.

⭐ 4.2 /5, 153 Reviews

⏳ Tour Length: 2.5 hours

This short cruise is really designed for sunset watching with a superb view! It leaves and returns from the new Port (Tourlos) and anchors off Little Venice.

Once you’ve dropped anchor, grab a drink, and before toast the setting sun offshore from Little Venice.

Little Venice at Blue Hour, Mykonos, Greece
Little Venice at Blue Hour, Mykonos, Greece

This tour has the advantages of being cheaper than the ‘standard’ length tour and an unbeatable sunset location. If you’re short on time and don’t want to spend 5 hours cruising, or don’t want to head out to sea, then this is the best tour for you.

Amazing cruise and definitely something worth doing with your family. The cruise’s crews were attentive and helpful. Drinks and snacks were provided onboard during sailing. The sunset view was simply breathtaking and it provide us with the view of ‘Little Venice’ from the sea.

-DERIC (Read more reviews)

Families especially recommend this cruise because it’s not too long, doesn’t go too far out to sea, and because of the attentive and friendly staff.

The Mykonos Sunset Cruise with Drinks runs every evening from April 16 to October 15. You can even get a return transfer to your hotel from the New Port for 16€, for the ultimate hassle-free evening.

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⛵ 4. Best cruise with sunset at Little Venice- CATAMARAN DAY + SUNSET CRUISES WITH MEALS, DRINKS + TRANSPORTATION

Onboard the Mykonos Sunset Cruise by Mykonos Kaiki Cruises, Greece
Onboard the Mykonos Sunset Cruise by Mykonos Kaiki Cruises, Greece

If you’d like to get out onto the Aegean Sea as far as Delos island, and back in time for sunset with Little Venice Beach and the Mykonos Windmills as the backdrop, then book the sunset option on the Catamaran Day & Sunset Cruises with Meals, Drinks & Transportation.

⭐ 5 /5, 109 Reviews

⏳ Tour Length: 5 hours

Leaving the new Port, you head to Delos Island. You can take pictures as the catamaran stops in front of Delos Island, before sailing to Rhenia Island.

At Rhenia Island you can swim and snorkel while the crew cooks a meal for you. Bring a beach towel, but don’t worry about snorkeling gear, as it’s provided on the boat.

Windmills at sunset, Mykonos, Greece
Windmills at sunset, Mykonos, Greece

On the way back the sun begins to set and you pass the Windmills and Little Venice for sunset pics of this very romantic destination before returning to the New Port.

A wonderful experience!!! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good time on a boat. The boat itself was gorgeous, views were breathtaking, the dinner they cooked up for us was beyond delicious, and it was overall a very memorable experience!

– ROBYN (Read more reviews

Mykonos: Sunset Cruise with Drinks is a high-quality cruise operated by Dolphin Navigation Luxury Mykonos Cruises and includes complimentary return transfers from your hotel to the New Port.

It is incredibly popular and great for families, so try and book well ahead.

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⛵5. Best Sunset Private Group Cruise – MYKONOS CATAMARAN PRIVATE SUNSET SAILING CRUISE WITH FOOD + DRINKS

Private sunset cruise with Mykonos Catamarans, Mykonos, Greece
Private sunset cruise with Mykonos Catamarans, Mykonos, Greece

By booking this Mykonos Catamaran Private Sunset Sailing Cruise with Food + Drinks which departs from Ornos Bay, you are opting for a perfectly reviewed private charter boat experience for a maximum of four passengers.

⭐ 5/5, 26 Reviews

⏳ Tour Length: 5 hours (approx.)

In addition to the great service, boat, etc., there are two things I particularly love about this half-day sailing adventure.

The first is the food. This is a freshly cooked seafood meal at sea with an open bar that includes beer, wine, and soft drinks.

Private catamaran cruise leaving Delos Island, Greece
Private catamaran cruise leaving Delos Island, Greece

The other thing I love about this private cruise is that you can add in a visit to the Delos ancient archaeological site, which saves money and time going at a separate time.

Highly recommend – best 7 hours spent on the Greek Islands. Service was exceptional and the boat met all expectations!

– ILEANA (Read more reviews

Like with the other cruises, the Mykonos Catamaran Private Sunset Sailing Cruise with Food + Drinks takes you to swim and snorkel off both Delos and Rhenia Island and gives you a superb view of the sunset as you sail across the Aegean Sea back to Mykonos.

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6. Best Adults-Only sunset cruise – MYKONOS ALTERNATIVE SUNSET SAIL APERITIVO FOR ADULTS-ONLY (FREE TRANSFERS)

Mykonos Alternative Sunset Sail Adults-Only
Mykonos Alternative Sunset Sail Adults-Only

If you’re looking for an adults-only sunset cruise then the Mykonos Alternative Sunset Sail Aperitivo for Adults-Only (Free Transfers is for you.

⭐ 4.5 /5, 27 Reviews

⏳ Tour Length: 2.5 hours

The cruise catches the last rays of the sun over Mykonos Island as it sails along the coastline. The cruise includes an onboard aperitivo of two drinks (wine, sparkling wine, beers, and soft drinks), and more can be purchased from the bar.

There is music onboard and snacks are served with your drinks. The tour is described as one where adults can be their ‘casual selves’ and the reviews and photos suggest a lot of fun happens on board!

It was unique and just great! An experience worth experiencing, a sunset in front of Mykonos!

– FRANZISKA (Read more reviews

The Mykonos Alternative Sunset Sail Aperitivo for Adults-Only (Free Transfers) can be booked between May and September on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays for people 16 years and older.

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