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Avenue of the Lions

Greece
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$761*
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4-Day Mykonos Excursion
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Delos
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: An ancient street dating back to the seventh century BC lined with...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: An ancient street dating back to the seventh century BC lined with majestic stone lions.
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Park City, Utah
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217 reviews 217 reviews
151 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

These magnificent lions lined up in a row is a marvel to behold. It was hot when we were there last summer--take a hat.

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Essex, England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Before you go to the replicas, go to the museum to see the originals. Also look and wonder at the 70 or so statues that were created during the sixth century BC and consider where Britain was at this point. Also ponder on the fact that Britain almost ruled the world during the 1800's!!! Where did it all go wrong?

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queens, ny
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

What you need to know is that the lions presented there are only copies, the originals which remain are in the museum at the site.

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Grand Junction, CO
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This whole island is amazing! It is a short boat ride from Mykonos, but on very windy days, it may not run, so plan ahead. The island used to hold the treasury of Athens, and it still holds a treasure trove of artifacts. Loved it!

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Chicagoland
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126 reviews 126 reviews
56 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The island I think is only accessible by boat. The island hold lots of history. We did not take a cruise tour. Mistake. There is so much here one must have a guided tour which is not available on your own. The museum had a friendly English speaking person who helped us understand the history. The museum is also important... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

A spectacular sight, but the lions are copies. The real ones are inside the museum, which is well worth a visit. The museum is included in the ticket you buy to get inside the island.

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Chicago, Illinois
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Although you can not get close to the lion statues, there is one located in the museum which is located on the island.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

While in Delos you cannot miss visiting the avenue of the lions you feel a part of history that does have the wow factor

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Philadelphia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Majestic lions emerge from ruins along the path on Delos, a sacred island sanctuary in the Aegean. Inside the museum nearby, are several more of these majestic lions.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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611 reviews 611 reviews
375 attraction reviews
510 helpful votes 510 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Many statuary were situated along this avenue and a row of lions overlooked it, some of which are displayed as copies on their original platforms. In April the wildflowers highlight the scene.

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