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Archaeological site of Delos, Mykonos
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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 Ornos itinerary using our Ornos itinerary builder.
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  • We took a boat/ferry from the port of Mykonos island where we could see the amazing thing of the city on a small island. Do not fail to andae and see the city top where is located the amphitheatre.
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  • We spent several hours on this very interesting island which has a tremendous amount of ancient buildings and infrastructure from over two thousand ago. We were able to walk the streets and go into ma...  more »
  • We took a boat tour from Naxos. Spent three hours, could easily have missed the afternoon portion at Mykonos and stayed all day. Amazing vast site. Wear a hat and have lots of sunblock, the only shade...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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!!!
  • Good collection of kouros and fresco
  • Quite descent museum. Worth visiting after the archaeological site.