No?, Renia (Rheina) Island is also known as Big Delos as it is four times larger than of its “sister” island Delos.
Reina Island and Delos Island are separated by a tiny strait. There is no running water, electricity on the island. Limited farming and grazing are allowed for a fee, and I believe it is still prohibited to live or build on the island.
There are four sandy beaches, Glyfada, Stena, Lia and Ambelia on Rheina Island, protected by two coves. The sea water here is beautiful crystal clear shifting in blue-green colour shade.
You can visit the beaches via a rented boat or take a tour boat that combines a visit to Rhenia island with Delos Island. There is also an opportunity to sail directly to Rhenia Island from Mykonos.
Aegean Ventures is one of several boat-cruise excursion that sails to Reina (Rheina) Island. Private, tailormade and shared tours-cruises.
Mykonos Sailing has been established for 15 years. Family run business. Several boat-cruise tours. Check out the Vimeo video below made on one of Mykonos Sailing boat tours to Reina (Rheina) island and Delos.
Thank you Dragonfly
Renia Island a brief history
Reina Island is a protected archaeological site. It’s the ancient burial ground of warriors who died on Delos. Grave markers and burial stones are visible throughout the rocky island terrain. Allegedly the tyrant Polikratis of Samos Island dedicated Rhenia Island to the god of Apollo.
In between 1898 and 1900 the Greek archeologist Dimitris Stavrolopoulos discovered the cleansing pit and it contained hundreds of jugs/pots of offerings such as ivory, marble, and glass as well as urns with residues of bodies.