Mount Kynthos

Mount Kynthos, Delos: Address, Mount Kynthos Reviews: 4.5/5

Mount Kynthos
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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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Kev1409
Virginia Water, UK661 contributions
Awesome excursion to Dilos!
Oct 2020 • Couples
My better half booked a ferry trip for us to see the Archaeological site of Dilos. We opted against a guided tour as we had seem many YouTube video before going so enjoyed having the freedom to do our own thing while there. Its a definite must do if you find yourself on Mykonos. Boat ride from the old port is quick and not expensive. The walk up to the peak is well worth it with the reward of amazing views. The entire site infact is absolutely amazing. We got chatting to an awesome, charming lady called Katarina when passing the amphitheatre who is a resident archaeologist on the island helping to take care of the site. Can highlight recommend this excursion, but don't forget to take lots of water and good shoes!
Written October 24, 2020
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Luis-in-Arizona
Gilbert, AZ598 contributions
Mount Kynthos, at 370 feet, is the island's highest point
Aug 2019
Take hiking shoes since there is a nice hike uphill were you can get a fabulous view . Mount Kynthos, at 370 feet, is the island's highest point. Up there, are remains of the Temple of Zeus and Athena. To ancient Greeks, this peak seems to look like the spot from which Poseidon had pulled the island up from the deep. Going to Delos is the best cultural excursion from Mykonos. The row of these seven 2600-year-old sphinx like lion statues is one of the main, iconic image of the island. However, only one of the Iions is original. These lions on the site are perfect copies of those originals that are in the museum in Delo for safety and conservation reasons. It gives you a perspective on what it would have looked like coming to the island when the lions were in their original position. Delos is an island that is currently uninhabited and is mainly an archaeological site . You can’t stay there , only the people that are workers stay on the island . You can get to it by Ferry from the island of Mykonos. In June 2019, we left the old port in the afternoon because we missed the 10am boat.
There are two options, go on your own, which costs €20 the round trip boat plus €12 for the entrance, that is, a total of €32. The second option, which was the one we chose, was a guided tour that had a value of €50 (it included the round trip boat and the entrance to the place).
We recommend the guided tour without a doubt, unless you are not going with someone who knows the subject, you will just see pillars and stones piled on an island with a very nice view. Once we disembarked, we met up with a tour guide who was quite informative, extremely nice, and knowledgeable. We got a sense of how bustling a place Delos was at that time. When the tour ended, we had time to tour the museum and some other parts of the island, then took the ferry back to Mykonos. Don't miss the museum!
Don't forget to bring sun block, a hat (there are very few shady places), and water! If you run out of water, inside the museum they give away a bottle of water per person. It takes about 4 hours to tour the island (including the guided tour). Two warnings: bathing and pets are not allowed on the island. Time at Delos was time well-spent.
Written July 20, 2020
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jmichel01
Myrtle Beach, SC381 contributions
If physically capable, don't miss it!
Nov 2019
MOST tours don't take you here or even suggest that you go there. Also, if you have a talkative tour guide and you stay with them, you won't have time on a standard tour. My suggestion would be to stay with your guide up to the theater, then cut loose and start the climb there. You can see the temple of ISIS on the way up. There may be a way down from the mountain to the Museum, then you can back track to the Lions, and the Agora, and the other places you may have missed and probably catch up to your tour guide!
Written November 12, 2019
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Tony36
Crowborough, UK982 contributions
Admired it from base camp.
Jun 2019 • Couples
Frustrated really. When you get to 80 you have to decide that perhaps you shouldn't risk the rough track. Wish we had visited 20 or more years ago. You can't win them all, but it's a great sight from the bottom for a photo.
Written June 19, 2019
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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,287 contributions
The highlight of my trip-literally!
Apr 2019 • Solo
You have to be moderately fit to get up and it is necessary to beware of looser stones. I did see some larger size and generally unfit people being defeated and turning back. However, any effort expended is thoroughly worth it. The views are stupendous and there are marble blocks strewn on the summit remnants of former temples to Zeus and Pallas Athena that stood here at some stage. Mount Kynthos was where the first settlements on Delos actually were as you could spy any intruder approaching and successfully defend the heights in good time
Written April 16, 2019
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,729 contributions
Amazing view over the island!
Jun 2018 • Family
This is not really a mountain, it is more like a hill, it only has 113m, but it provides great overview over the island. There are a lot of steps to the top, be mindful of the time you need to climb if you have limited time.
Written October 31, 2018
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Chris T
London, Canada51 contributions
More like a big hill
Mar 2018
It's a somewhat difficult climb uneven in parts. Some ruins on the way up nothing overly spectacular. The main ruins of Delos at the bottom are way more awesome. The view from the top of Mount Kynthos is spectacular so well worth the climb even in the boiling hot heat.
Written October 28, 2018
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Glen C
Milton Keynes, UK1,134 contributions
Difficult to squeeze in with the guided tour, but worth the hike for the views
Sep 2018 • Solo
We went to Delos with the standard ferry and tour option, so our timing was fixed by the boat timings. Given the timing, after the tour we were left with two exclusive options: either visit the museum or walk up Mount Kynthos. I went with the walk, my partner did the museum.
There are some small but interesting ruins on the way up, but the highlight is the view when you get to the top. The ruins on the top of the Mount aren't that obvious, but the views are spectacular.
The walk up is obvious, long and steady. The path is uneven with gravel and loose rocks in places, so proper footwear is highly recommended. If you are on a guided tour you don't have much time, so take care.
Written October 9, 2018
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Martin J
Levice, Slovakia538 contributions
Short hiking
Sep 2018 • Couples
Mystical place worth a visit. To the windy top you must get over lot of stairs. Visit at the beginning of your stay in Delos
Written October 6, 2018
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Charlotte
Kolding, Denmark393 contributions
Well worth the climb
Apr 2018 • Couples
This is the highest point on Delos Island so of course there has been a temple on top. It is ruins now but there is a fantastic view on the top of all the Island.
Written April 29, 2018
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