Elon Musk, who is vacationing on Mykonos, boarded a luxury yacht on Monday to pay a visit to the nearby island of Delos, a sacred place in ancient Greece.
Musk rented the €7,000-per-day Zeus yacht owned by local company Mykonos Boat Trips to visit Delos with his entourage. The richest man in the world has won over the hearts of the locals with his simplicity and kindness, Mykonos residents note.
Boarding the yacht, Musk was wearing black shorts and a white T-shirt. He was not wearing a watch. During the cruise to Delos he did touch his mobile phone, and he left it behind on the yacht when touring the archaeological site, Mykonoslive.tv reports.
Elon Musk “familiar with the history of Delos”
Musk was very familiar with the history of Delos, which is in its entirety a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Although it’s relatively unknown to many tourists, Delos is one of the most important mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in all of Greece.
There are extensive excavations on the island, revealing ruins that portray Delos as a holy sanctuary dating back to a period even before Greek mythology named it as the birthplace of the Greek gods Apollo and his twin sister, Artemis.
Amazingly, certain ruins of ancient stone huts on Delos date back to the 3rd millennium BC.
Elon Musk arrived on Mykonos in the early hours of Saturday and was seen having lunch at a restaurant on Agia Anna beach.
Ironically, the first image from the magnate’s visit to Mykonos was leaked on Twitter, whose 44 million USD takeover deal was canceled by Musk himself only a few days ago.
Greece favorite summer destination for celebrities
Like the business magnate, a large number of celebrities have chosen Greece as their favorite summer destination.
NBA legend Magic Johnson has been touring Greece for the past few weeks and was spotted alongside actor Samuel Jackson and rapper LL cool J with their families on the island of Zakynthos.
The athlete also had the opportunity to speak with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis about his trip around the country, which was well-documented on the famous athlete’s social media profiles.
American tennis player Serena Williams recently shared—through her personal Instagram account—her own experience exploring the Acropolis of Athens along with her husband, Alexis Ohanian, and her four-year-old daughter, Olympia.
Among the latest celebrities seen in the country is professional tennis player Roger Federer. The Swiss tennis giant was seen with his family enjoying themselves at a local beach bar on the seashore of the island of Paros, named one of the best in the world according to Travel + Leisure for 2022.