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Archaeological site of Delos, Mykonos
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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 Ornos itinerary using our Ornos itinerary builder.
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Didn't enjoy the boat trip to get us there, but what an amazing piece of history when you finally land. Shame that you are only on the island for 3 1/2 hours as it isn't long enough. Would recommend b... read more »
The history of this site is amazing. There are ruins everywhere giving interesting insights into the ancient civilisation of Delos. It is evident that a lot of effort goes into preserving the ruins an... read more »
The scale and location of this site have to be seen to be believed. Windswept and without a scrap of shade, it's easy to see why so little of the buildings remains above waist height but if you use yo... read more »
Worth seeing and visiting, when you are staying on Mykonos island. According to the map, it takes 5 hours to go through the whole island, but if you do not take it your and adjusted to talk for long distances: it could take around 3-4 hours. Definitely take a hat, because it is really hot and windy on the island. Price from Old Port of Mykonos and back 20 Euro
Dr Nicholas Exadaktylos
Excellent museum with objects from Delos, ranging from magnificent big statues to small objects and artifacts found at the excavations. The problem with this museum is that sometimes has to close down because of lack of personnel. The reason is that most people prefer to work in less demanding jobs but much higher paid in the touristy island of Mykonos than in the museum. So better check when planning a visit. Otherwise the visit to this small but fantastic museum is an absolute must.
Extreme history on many different gods, cleopatra, why anyone would post up and make the island their home was because they could go to highest point on the island and had 360 degree view of the waters this way they were always prepared to take enemy down!!!
My name is Cynthia and is like my name is legend
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