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Description: An ancient street dating back to the seventh century BC lined with...
An ancient street dating back to the seventh century BC lined with majestic stone lions.
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$676*
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4-Day Mykonos Excursion

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This is an impressive show. Having said that, the lions outside are copies - the originals are mostly in the museum, apart from one which is now guarding the Arsenale in Venice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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London
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144 reviews 144 reviews
106 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is an impressive show. Having said that, the lions outside are copies - the originals are mostly in the museum, apart from one which is now guarding the Arsenale in Venice. One could ask that as they are copies, why could they not have been made to look as they once might have been?

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Park City, Utah
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270 reviews 270 reviews
179 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
67 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
30 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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