Archaeological Museum of Delos, Delos

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The Archaeological Museum of Delos is a museum on the island of Delos, near Mykonos in the South Aegean, Greece. It is noted for its extensive collection of statues unearthed in the surrounding area of the ancient site, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although the museum has a considerable collection, it does not contain all of the items found in Delos: a large quantity are on display in Athens at the National Archaeological Museum.HistoryIn 1872, the French School at Athens began excavating on Delos, in a project on a massive scale, which is still ongoing today.As the collection accumulated, the museum was built on-site in 1904 by the Archaeological Society of Athens to accommodate the archaeological discoveries. Its original five rooms went underwent expansion in 1931 and then again in 1972 to nine rooms.
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  • It is a small museum, it is full. Travel not time-consuming. It is part of the ride. Recommended.
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  • Respite from the sun at the end of your visit. We allowed for 30 minutes at the end of our visit to Delos. It was enough for us. It's good that so many artefacts are retained on site. The commentary w...  more »
  • The museum was excellent, with the original lions inside the museum . The other artefacts we well preserved.  more »
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  • Absolutely do not miss this tour. Learn about the great civilization of Delos. This is the birthplace of Apollo and other gods, the Temple of Isis and other historical sites are highlighted during this tour. They have a cafe and museum onsite.
  • Fascinating insight to a colourful aspect of. Greek history. Incredible artefacts everywhere. Do pay for a guide which brings it all too life. Don't forget water sunscreen and a wide hat. There is little shade and was in mid 30's c today. Boat trip is great too. Lots of islands emerge in the distance and the beautiful Aegean Sea makes for an idyllic backdrop.
  • Amazing. Love love loved it. The whole island was just amazing. Definitely worth roughing the high seas and high winds, I only wish I could have stayed longer - last ferry was at 3pm because of the weather. Definitely a must-see if you go to Mykonos (and are interested in history).
  • Did not think much of the place before I visited. Yet another bunch of greek rocks I thought. But the visit was not a bit boring. The tour guide with the cowboy hat and drums for a backpack was amazing. Such enthusiasm and great stories as well. Well worth the wisit. Entrance is free for students.
  • You are on Delos because you likecancient history. This small museum has a superb dedicated exhibition. Allows you close access to some beautiful exhibits.

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