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The Sacred Island Of Delos (4 Hours)


Mykonos, Greece

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

The Sacred Island Of Delos (4 Hours )

Mykonos, Greece

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From the old port of Mykonos you will board one of the local ferries to transport you to Delos, the island of light. According to Greek Mythology, Delos is the birthplace of the God Apollo and the Goddess Artemis. Its name means "that which appears" and legend has it that the island appeared amid the waves so that Leto would have a place to give birth to Apollo and Artemis.

Delos Island, an area of only two square miles, was once a very important religious, cultural, and commercial center. Located in the middle of the Cyclades island group, Delos was perfectly positioned to become an important trade center in the Mediterranean.

Today, the island is uninhabited, but a very important site was revealed in the early 19th century which is comprised of ancient ruins, artifacts, fallen columns, statues, sections of the famous mosaics (which adorned the houses of the rich), a stadium, and tiers of seats from a theatre. Among these ruins, five marble lions in a row still stand. These were the guardians of the sacred lake, still gazing out to the east, waiting for the sun to rise. Other interesting monuments, spread over a wide area, are the Agora, the treasuries of the various cities, the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Theatre, the Sanctuary of the Foreign Gods, and the Sacred Mt. Cynthus.

The island of Delos was once a hub of activity and an important site of religious significance. As Delos was the birthplace of Apollo, people came from around the world to this ancient site to pay homage to the God of music, beauty, and light.

Leaving the sacred island of Delos, you will re-board the local ferry to return to Mykonos.

09:15 AM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- The site of Delos will be explored on foot. Please wear low-heeled, comfortable shoes, and bring a hat and bottled water. Be prepared for 2 hours of extensive walking, at times over uneven surfaces.
- The price of this tour includes a private guide for the whole duration of the tour, a ferry ticket, and entrance fees for Delos.
- If you wish to see the Archaeological Museum, which is small but lovely, there is no entrance fee. Because of its size, we do not generally go there. If you wish to visit it, just tell your guide.

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