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Ancient Delos

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Key facts

Where: Mykonos , Greece Duration: 4 hours

Highlights

  • Visit one of the most important archaeological sites in the East Mediterranean
  • Take a beautiful boat ride on the Aegean Sea

Overview

Set sail for the island of Delos, where history and mythology are as one.

It is here where Apollo and Artemis are said to have had their birth, and early Greeks constructed a city with political clout and commercial prowess.

Enjoy a guided tour of these hallowed grounds, where disembodied ruins testify to a lost glory. See the foundation that once supported the Temple of Apollo and feel the weight of ages in the sanctuary of Artemis.

Walk through the crumbling walls of the ancient city, where trade flourished and political ideas were exchanged, and visit a local museum to see artifacts that span thousands of years of Greek and Roman history.

Itinerary

The tour starts from Delos Pier in Mykonos, where you will meet your English-speaking guide for this Ancient Delos tour.

Board a boat and set out towards Delos on the waters of the Aegean, whose fateful swells have inspired many a Grecian legend.

Colonnades stretch out in the distance as you approach this incredible island, birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.

Once a thriving port, a political center, and a holy sanctuary of the gods, Delos is now uninhabited, save for the powerful ruins that allude to a once magnificent city.

Walk among the stacked stones that formed the Temple of Apollo, where the Delians honored their god of daylight, and through the ruins of the Sanctuary of Artemis, where men appealed to the daughter of Zeus for luck in the hunt.

Walk along the walls and columns that composed the ancient city and see what remains of the theatre where playwrights staged their epics before rapt audiences.

Stroll through the Avenue of Lions, dedicated to Apollo shortly before 600 BC, where a row of five snarling marble guardians still keep watch over the sacred grounds.

Tour the Museum of Delos, which exhibits ancient, classical, Hellenistic and Roman sculptures, as well as storage vessels and home appliances from those periods.

There is no hotel drop-off. You will be dropped back at the Delos Pier in Mykonos at tour’s end.

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Yes, I was very happy with the overall experience. Booking was very simple, from the tour selection process to making payment, to taking the tour...The activity was perfect. We... Debbie Stamler

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 May - 30 Sep: Daily except Monday

Duration

4 hours

Start time

Start time: 0950h (9:50am)
Duration: 4 hours

Meeting point

Hotel pick-up not included. The tour starts from Delos Pier - Mykonos Town.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Round trip boat ticket to Delos
  • Official English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to Delos

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Refreshments

Do/Dont's

Do remember you camera Bring money for refreshments Wear comfortable shoes, hat and light clothing Carry your sun cream

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Infants 0 - 2 Year old go free. However, they will not have their own seat on the coach.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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