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While it's great to pick one destination to enjoy to the fullest, a day trip to a nearby town or attraction can be the icing on the cake of your vacation. ShermansTravel experts have rounded up the top day trips within a few hours' drive so you can experience that must-visit stretch of beach, national park, or under-the-radar city.

Day Trips from Mykonos


Visit the small island of Delos, just six miles from Mykonos. Once revered as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, the now-uninhabited island has many ancient ruins, including the Temple of Isis with its mosaic-lined marble theater.

45 minutes by ferry, Delos,
Tags: outdoors | culture | history | day trip | ruins | archeology | jim's pick


The largest island in the Cycladic chain, Naxos has a lively harbor town, 16th century Venetian architecture, and a green center with verdant valleys, mountain villages, and rolling olive groves.

1.25 hours by ferry; 35 minutes by hydrofoil, Naxos,
Tags: architecture | day trip | olive groves


Just as beautiful but not quite the rock-star, the third largest of the Cycladic islands is worth a visit if only for a day sunning on its exceptional rock-sculpted beach, Kolimbithres.

hours & 40 minutes by ferry; 40 minutes by hydrofoil, Paros,
Tags: day trip


Another stunner, this little island has plenty of beaches, olive groves, and fantastic local cuisine. Kastro village is dotted with ancient towers, some of which date back to 6th century B.C.

45 minutes from Milos, Sifnos,
Tags: day trip | olive groves


Tinos is home to some 750 churches. The Church of Pangia, in particular, draws Greek Orthodox pilgrims who come seeking its Virgin Mary icon, which is believed to be miraculous.

40 minutes by ferry; 15 minutes by hydrofoil, Tinos,
Tags: day trip | religious

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