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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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What great yard art.........

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Wayne J
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Knoxville, Tennessee

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars 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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Hillarys, Australia
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4 of 5 stars 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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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Lodz, Poland
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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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Hobart, Australia
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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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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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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