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Avenue of the Lions

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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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Awesome old-age gatekeepers of the avenue

I thought that this would be my stand-out area of Delos, although now having been, the House of Masks and its beautiful mosaics is tough competition for the magnificent lions. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought that this would be my stand-out area of Delos, although now having been, the House of Masks and its beautiful mosaics is tough competition for the magnificent lions. I do love these lions and marvel at their sculpting in the ancient time they were made. The real ones are only a short walk away in the museum on... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

It looks amazing and awe inspiring until you realize it's all replicas now. So therefore underwhelming. But worth a walk by if you are there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Walking the Avenue of the Lions you realize that man's appreciation of nature and beauty haven't changed much within some 3 millenia.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

From the looks of them I think lionesses should be a better word. And considering that Artemis didn't acceptet males in her suite it can be an explanation for them. After so many milenia guarding the bith place of the two gods.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Even though these are duplicates of the originals, they still are impressive. Hard to imagine the skill it took to build.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

It's awesome seeing these statutes they are the highlight of visiting Delos. If you are on e island you must see these. They also have a few in the museum as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

We walked down the Avenue and imagined what life would have been like to be a part of this beautiful city. Delos is packed with history and a must see if visiting Greece. John and Gail Laney

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

Regal and still standing guard, the remaining lions of Delos watch over the birthplace of Apollo and Athena. The lake is now dry and the lions themselves have scattered across the globe (including one that has become the symbol for the city of Venice, Italy). Those on display in the museum are authentic, these out in the elements not so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

Realize the lion statues are reproductions. The originals are in the museum that is nearby. This was done to protect them from the weather.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

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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