According to Greek mythology, Apollo was born on this tiny island in the Cyclades archipelago. Apollo's sanctuary attracted ... More
According to Greek mythology, Apollo was born on this tiny island in the Cyclades archipelago. Apollo's sanctuary attracted pilgrims from all over Greece and Delos was a prosperous trading port. The island bears traces of the succeeding civilizations in the Aegean world, from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the palaeochristian era. The archaeological site is exceptionally extensive and rich and conveys the image of a great cosmopolitan Mediterranean port.
Mikonos doesen't have threes, but has beautifule sea and if you want to feel the life and charge your batterys-this is the write place for your hollydays!!! It's popular like guy island, but there are not only guys!!! It's to expensiv and... Anyway, if you are loocking for something crazy and you don't care abouth the natur beauty-this is the place for you!
I loved being on Delos for every minute I was on it. It's a step back into time. Literally, you see the lay out of an old island that was once a booming mecca of trade in the Aegean Sea. We also climbed the mountain, but that ended up leaving us not as much time to tour around as I wish we could've. Almost missed the boat.
Delos was the highlight of my trip. I'm glad I went to the Acropolis while in Athens because that is what everyone asks about and the photos that everyone wants to see from the trip. However, Delos was my personal favorite of the trip. I got to stand in Cleopatra's house, I mean WOW! It was a spur of the moment decision to go, we jumped on the boat at the last minute before it left the harbor and I think the cost of the trip was about 15 Euro each and another 5 to enter the island, well worth it. You are given a map when you arrive on the island and you have the opportunity to hire a private guide if you wish. We just kind of mingled in with some of the large pre-arraigned tour groups at the major sites to hear a the historical info but for the most part the island is easily self guided. The map lays out several different routs around the island and the time involved with each one. We opted for the 3 hour route I think. It involved a bit of hiking but for the most part was just a nice walk between the ruins. The 5 hour route involves a pretty intense looking hike up a hill/peak and where you would have a fantastic view of Delos and Mikonos in the distance but my flip flops wouldn't have made it..oh well maybe another trip. The battery in my camera ran out towards the end and I missed getting photos of the famous lion sculptures which are housed in the museum towards the end of the route, bummer. But all in all a really good day and a wonderful memory to take home with me.
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