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Climb to the top of this scenic mountain and you will be rewarded with...

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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Mount Kynthos, the best views over Delos

Climb the hill for some of the best views over Delos and the surrounding islands. At the top, are numerous piles of stones, where people have left prayers to the gods Apollo and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Anthony G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Climb the hill for some of the best views over Delos and the surrounding islands. At the top, are numerous piles of stones, where people have left prayers to the gods Apollo and Artemis. On the way down don't miss some of the best mosaics in the mansions located along the path to the left.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

kynthos hill offers great views over Delos and nearby Rinia island.Pure natural landscapes contrast to commercial Mykonos were everyone eventually returnsto by boat when the museum island of Delos closes for the day around 1500 hours

Thank bas k
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

You find this small mountain on the island of Delos, the World Heritage archaeological site. It has a small path of stepping stones up the side of the mountain. Along the way you can always look back over the island/site of Delos. Beautiful views!! A small altar is at the top of the mountain. Does not take too long. Is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Definitely a worth to climb up (113 meter above the sea level). Quite easy scenic but steep walk/climb max. 15 minutes. The summit offer spending view of surrounding islands. Be advice: the top is windy so watch out for your cap as it can fly away very easily.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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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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New York City, New York
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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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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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