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Mount Kynthos

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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Delos
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: Climb to the top of this scenic mountain and you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the surrounding ruins, countryside and coast.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The island if Delos was amazing.Originally I was not going to go but changed my mind and am very glad that I did.Awesome-the history.This place used to be bigger than Athens. There are still coloured mosaic floors and some of the homes were 2 stories high and are still partially standing. Closing your eyes and imagining you are in the... More

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Harvest, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The top two things on the island have to be the museum and the mosaics. From this mountain (hill really -- 177 ft above sea level by my altimeter) Zeus watched as Leto gave birth to their children, the goddess Artemis and the god Apollo. Great view of Delos.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The views from the top are spectacular, both of the archaeological site below, as well as the surrounding islands. This is a must see, do not miss it. The climb up is mainly on stairs, but some parts of it involve climbing a bit on rocks, but even a person that is not fit can do it. It is a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

If you visit Delos, make sure you make some time to climb to the top of Mount Kynthos. It is a fairly sort & easy hike, but watch your step as some of the stones are a little loose. The view from the top is very rewarding - a birds eye view of the ruins as well as the edge... More

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210 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

If you are on Delos, make the climb. So worth it. Take it slow and drink plenty of water and then once up there spend some time to relax and get your breath back and then have it taken away again by the sight from up there. Many of the other significant archeological sites are on the way down toward... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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375 attraction reviews
506 helpful votes 506 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

You can see the periphery of the island from the point but don't go here if your legs are not working as the climb is steep and the rocks unforgiving.

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Columbus, Ohio
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32 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My son and I went up while visiting Delos during a cruise (we run away from our group, the tour was getting boring). It is definitely worth doing, offering a great view from up there (see the picture). It is a fairly sort hike, but watch your step. And yes, it is very windy up there.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

From the ground at DELOS if you look up at this site it is incredibly impressive as to what has been built on the hill and how well it has been preserved. The flight of stairs beckons you to visit more closely if you have the time and all should partake of that invitation if you can.

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Moscow, Russia
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357 attraction reviews
398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Enjoyed the hike, it's one of the few places where you can run away from the tourists herded by the large cruise ships. At the altitude of 112 metres above sea level the hike is neither too steep, not too tiring and there are even steps all along the way, just watch your footing, some of the rocks on the... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

it is a long climb up marble steps, rocks, pavers, and loose gravel, but it is well worthwhile! It is almost mystical at the top, where once was a temple to Zeus. You have a full view of the island, and can appreciate the full extent of the ancient greek site. Allocate at least three to four hours for your... More

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