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An ancient street dating back to the seventh century BC lined with majestic...

An ancient street dating back to the seventh century BC lined with majestic stone lions.

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While the original Lions are now in the Museum on the island, walking down the avenue is a really fun part of Delos Island and a view of what life would have looked like all those... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Casey M

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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the original Lions are now in the Museum on the island, walking down the avenue is a really fun part of Delos Island and a view of what life would have looked like all those years ago.

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Thank Casey M
Lodz, Poland
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

the beautiful island, you can feel the spirit of ancient times everywhere in old houses, old temples and in amphitheater. Take a map

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Thank Agnieszka T
Hobart, Australia
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198 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

A short boat ride from Mykonos and then you are in an archeological attraction/restoration site/theme park. Some is real, some is reproduction and some is restored. But all worth seeing and reflecting on.

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Thank Philip M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This row of crouching lions guarded a sacred lake and has come to symbolises this large archaeological site in the central Cyclades. The originals are in the small Delos museum, but the replicas located at their original site make for a splendid site.

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Thank Anthony G
De Pere, Wisconsin
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271 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Crouching on their haunches, these vigilant guardians of the Sacred Lake are one of the most evocative and recognizable sights of Delos. Originally nine in number, today only five remain. And what you see outdoors are not the originals, they are safe inside the island's museum. Seeing the lean bodies of these seventh century animals lined along a 164-foot avenue... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Part of the Delos archaeological visit by ferry. great work done about 2100 years back. Lions made from rock.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Windy and dry ,the little island seems an unlikely place to build a city. But there was a reason to the building of the ancient city of Delos. This northern section was build around the sacred lake ( today mostly dried up,drained to prevent malaria around 1900) were the ancient greek believed their gods Apollo and Artemis were born.Because of... More 

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Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The island of Delos is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece and all around the world. In 1990, UNESCO inscribed Delos on the World Heritage List. There is no other island on Earth with so many monuments from the Archaic, the Classical, and the Hellenistic periods. Delos is history. There are boats from many... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Seeing these really made me feel like I'd been transported back in time (the rest of the island's settings really helps as well!). Quite majestic looking even in their eroded (and replica) state, but still impressive. The originals are housed within the covered museum on the island are a definite must-see as well.

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Thank BearAndTheCat
Prague
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267 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Nice and most visited place but those lions on the terrace are jut replicas made of plaster-cast. The original ones are house in the great on site museum.

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