Guided tour

From Mykonos: Ancient Delos Tour

4.3 / 5

76 reviews

Activity provider: Mykonos Excursions

From Mykonos: Ancient Delos Tour

Activity provider: Mykonos Excursions

From US$ 48.38 per person

Discover Ancient Delos and its legends. Come on board the traditional boats and take a tour through the Agora, the Sacred way and the Temple of Apollo. Admire the house of Dionysus, the house of Cleopatra, and other notable homes.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup possible from anywhere in Mykonos on arrangement. (for remote villas, studios & apartments there is an extra charge)

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the revered birthplace of Apollo and Artemis on the island of Delos
  • See ancient monuments, such as the Sanctuary of Artemis and the Temple of Apollo
  • Learn more about life in Ancient Greece at the museum on Delos
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the cruise ship port in Mykonos at 09:15, and then travel by minibus to the new port of Mykonos Town. Meet your guide, and sail to the island of Delos, revered in Greek mythology as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Now considered one of the most important ancient archaeological sites in the Eastern Mediterranean, Delos was once a prosperous place of thriving trade and a center of culture and religion in the 8th to 1st century BCE. Upon arrival on the island, follow your guide through the entire ancient city. Encounter the old market places and public squares, along with the Temple of Apollo and Sanctuary of Artemis. Take a look at the old city and amphitheater, and walk down the celebrated Terrace of the Lions, where between 9 and 12 statues of marble lions guarded the Sacred Way. Look inside the museum to see artifacts excavated over the centuries, including sculptures from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman era, a collection of vessels from all periods and small items from everyday life. Enjoy a refreshment at the café next to the museum before boarding the ferry back to Mykonos. A transportation service will be provided to take you back to your hotel or a location of your choice if you haven't booked a supplementary option. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the cruise ship port in Mykonos at 09:00, and then travel by minibus to the embarkation point of the boat that will be traveling to Delos. Meet your guide, and sail to the island of Delos, revered in Greek mythology as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.
Includes
  • All transportation (if selected)
  • Professional guide at Delos
  • Ferry tickets to Delos
  • Entrance fee to Delos (€8 per person)
  • Whispers (€5 per person)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

The embarkation point is located at St. Nikolas Church, at the Old Port.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children can book this activity if accompanied by an adult
  • Transfer is only included in the price if the relevant option is selected
  • According to the Health Protection Measures the guiding tour must be conducted with the use of a Whisper System (€5 per person)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 76 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.2/5

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I was on the fence about visiting this island during my time In Mykonos, but I am so happy I went. I had no idea just how much history was involved with Delos and learned way more than I thought. Only down side was the museum on the island was closed for renovations, but was so much to explore that I don’t think I would have had time anyway.

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October 28, 2021

The tour was super informative and in a nice small group. Have learned everything you need to know. One asterisk deducted because it was not communicated that even small (2kg) dogs are allowed and you have to leave them at the stressful entrance/passage... All in all a great trip but the information about the dogs would have been useful in advance and was given to the tour guides well known.

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September 26, 2021

Informative tour

The tour starts and ends with Alexandra, who was an excellent guide with tons of knowledge about the history and mythology of Delos. She answered every question and showed us as much as she could in the time allowed. There is no shade on Delos, so bring plenty of water and wear a hat and good walking shoes as you journey back centuries to view the archaeology of a thriving island in ancient times.

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June 30, 2019

Product ID: 93000