Take a Day Trip to Renia Island from Mykonos Mykonos is a popular Greek island destination with visitors. People come here to capture the magic that the Greek island has to offer, such as the beaches, resorts and the chance to experience the local culture. Of course, there is plenty to do on the island itself. However, there are also some local islands worth visiting as a day trip. The island of Renia, located just 9 km south of Mykonos, is one such place. Here is additional information: How to get to Renia Island When you are in Mykonos, there is no shortage of entertainment. It has beaches to explore, history to see, delicious food and shops. But if you crave a more relaxing holiday, a trip to Renia Island is a good choice. If you prefer to go without a guide, you can rent a boat. You can also choose from private and shared cruises. Cruises can last from a few hours to a full day depending on your preferences. History of Renia The island was first inhabited approximately 7,000 years ago. Rhenia is also known as "Great Delos" and "Great Delos" as it is four times the size of its brother, the island of Delos. Renia Island is a protected archaeological site. The island is an ancient burial place for warriors who died on Delos. You can still see tombstones and tombstones on the rocky terrain. In 523 BC. The tyrant of the island of Samos Polikratis dedicated the island of Renia to the god Apollo. Between 1898 and 1900, the "cleansing pit" was discovered by the Greek archaeologist Dimitris Stavrolopoulos. It contained hundreds of offering vessels such as ivory, marble, and glass, as well as urns containing body ashes. There is no running water, electricity or telephones on the island. Limited farming and grazing is allowed on both Rhenia and Delos for a fee, but no one is legally allowed to live there or build on the island. Explore the island of Renia There are four sandy beaches on the island of Renia: Glyfada, Stena, Leah and Ambelia. These beaches are protected by two bays. The island of Renia and the island of Delos are separated by a small straight line. The sea water is a beautiful blue-green color, which, as you approach the shore, changes to crystal clear. You can visit the beaches on a rented boat or go on a sightseeing cruise that combines a visit to Delos Island and stops at the beach of Renia Island to swim and explore. You can also take a sailing yacht cruise directly to the island of Renia. During these organized cruises you will be treated to food and drinks. You can even go snorkeling in the Aegean. This is an experience you don't want to miss. You will definitely want to walk around the island and see the ancient temples. Don't forget your camera! The photo opportunities you will have are like no other. Since the island is not often visited by dozens of tourists, you may be one of the very few if not the only visitor. Visiting Renia Island is an experience you won't regret, especially if you're into history. The beauty of the island and its surroundings alone makes the trip worthwhile.