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Address: Greece
Description: The ruins of an ancient Greek house, only recently excavated.

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Amazing step back in time.

It was so interesting to learn that first off, there were more than one cleopatra in antiquity. I was amazing to see a structure still standing some 6 millennia ago.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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215 reviews 215 reviews
121 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

It was so interesting to learn that first off, there were more than one cleopatra in antiquity. I was amazing to see a structure still standing some 6 millennia ago.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Our guide informed us that Cleopatra is a Greek name 'Cleo' = joy and 'patra' = father. This is the only house on the island where the residents can be identified as they had statues built of themselves and their names inscribed so that all the passers-by could see how wealthy and beautiful they were. There is so much history... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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376 attraction reviews
533 helpful votes 533 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Cleopatra was no an uncommon name. That she lived here is documented on the statue. Visit here and the other columns that mark the homes of the wealthier resident.s

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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356 reviews 356 reviews
201 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

An impressive remains of a house that is best remembered for the remains of the exquisite statues of the former owners that stand. This is not the the dwelling of the more famous Cleopatra of history but it is a very credible example of life in DELOS.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

One of the highlights of the residential side of the ruins. Definitely worth a photo-op or two, at the very least!

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Warren, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

This particularly beautiful house is the only one on Delos whose owners are known. The two erected statues of themselves in the entry of their home with inscriptions identifying them as Cleopatra and her husband Disocurides. They were wealthy Athenians from the Demos of Myrrinous in Attica. The original statues are in the museum on Delos; copies can be seen... More 

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Midwest, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2008

When our cruise ship anchored at Mykonos, we particularly wanted to see the ruins at Delos. The only way to do that was the ship’s tour, since we anchored at 2:30 PM and the public excursion boats only go to Delos in the morning. The tour turned out to be excellent. Delos was the site of a bustling center of... More 

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