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Archaeological Site of Delos, Delos

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Hop on a ferry to see Archaeological Site of Delos, the birthplace of twins Apollo and Athena--the god of light and the goddess of wisdom. The entire island is uninhabited and serves as an archaeological site, so explore at your leisure. Climb to the top of the highest hill for a panoramic view of the surrounding sea and nearby islands. Take photographs of the famous stone lions that grace the road leading to the three temples of Apollo, and at the museum view some of the artifacts discovered in what is now a World Heritage Site. Consider hiring a guide in advance to help you understand what you are seeing. Shade is limited, and the cafe on the island is pricey, so bring a hat, sunscreen, water, and snacks. Make Archaeological Site of Delos part of your personalized Delos itinerary using our Delos itinerary builder.
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  • The usual tour to Delos by boat gives you about two and a half hours on the island. We found it insufficient to see everything, and chose to return a second time. After being there two times we can su...  more »
  • I went to Mykonos just to meet Delos, where you get to parco from Mykonos town. The island is uninhabited today, but it was a religious, cultural and commercial centre of Cyclades. Today there are many ruins, but knowing a little of it there is a must.
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  • One of the most picturesque Greek archaeologists. There are fantastic ruins that suggest what was magic Delos. And see also the Museum
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  • Super historic! Birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. This is a must-visit part of a trip to Mylonos. Nice ferry ride over. I would highly recommend getting the tour guide package for 50€ a person. It was well worth it. There's also an indoor museum that's worth checking out to see the artifacts that were retrieved. Otherwise the ruins on give you a partial picture of the archaeological importance of this site.
  • Incredible site. The ancient ruins really do depict the site that stood centuries ago. If you love you're ancient civilisations, architecture and history you are going to fall in love here. It's amazing as to how much of the cities ruins still exist. A truly spectacular place
  • Amazing Location. We did a trip from mykonos for 20€ by boat which takes around 30 minutes. Plan at least 3h to see the small island and go to the top of the mountain. The Sanctuary of Zeus and Athena. It's quite a few stairs to get up there but the view is amazing! Fascinating to think about the Greek culture over 2000 years ago
  • Amazing to visit these ruins, birthplace of Apollo. We had just over under two hours and would recommend trying to have longer if you can.
  • Very nice to just walk around and look at everything. Lots of signs everywhere to explain everything you see as well. The museum on the island is also worth visiting.