Explore the island of Delos, one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. Discover the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis and the center of the Cyclades in ancient times.
What to Expect
Located just a 45-minute boat ride from Mykonos, Delos is one of the most sacred sites in Greece. It was the center of the Cyclades islands in the ancient world and the birthplace of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis. Due to its mystical location, the island became home to the first multicultural civilization and was an important trade center in Ancient Greece.
Despite its diminutive size, there is a lot to see. Inhabited between 2,500 and 69 BC, Delos boasts many antique treasures, such as the Agora (ancient market place), the famous Terrace of the Naxos Lions and the Sacred Lake. See the living quarters and theater that provide visitors to Delos with a unique vision of daily life in Ancient Greece.
In 1990 Delos was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for its "exceptionally extensive and rich" archaeological finds, which "convey the image of a great cosmopolitan Mediterranean port."
Exploring the houses of Dionysus, Cleopatra, the Trident, the Masks and the Dolphins, with their beautiful mosaics, is a thrilling experience for art lovers and not to be missed by even the mildly curious.
With an expert guide to provide you with a lively narrative, you will explore the Temple of Isis, the Egyptian Goddess, the Roman water system, the fascinating cisterns and much more.
Visit the museum and see the breathtaking mosaics, statues and other artifacts found during the on-going excavations. Walk up Mount Kynthos, which at 367 feet (112 meters) is the highest mountain on the island, to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding Cycladic islands. Then return to the old pier at Mykonos Town for the end of your tour.
What's Not Included
- Transfer service between hotel and port (EUR 7 per person each way)
- Delos entrance fee (EUR 12 per person)
Know Before You Go
• Guided tours depart from the old pier in Mykonos Town at 10:00 and return at 14:30. If you wish to remain a little longer you can also take the last boat back at 15:00, in order to have some time at leisure or to climb Mount Kynthos to enjoy views of the Cycladic islands.