Archaeological Site of Delos

Archaeological Site of Delos

Archaeological Site of Delos
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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elijas08
Switzerland4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Wanted to see that place while i was on mykonos. The place tells the amazing history of ancient greek and rome. Unfortunately the organization running the place is really badly organized. After we paid the ferry we arrived on delos just to learn that the entrance fee has to be paid to enter delos. Note that without the entrance fee there is nothing on the island you can do. So we went in just to learn, again, that the museum, which entrance fee we paid for, was closed. In the end all that made the trip feel like rip off.
Written July 13, 2021
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Allison E
Northfield, MN148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This was such an amazing place to visit. In order to get to the island, you do have to take a ferry. Have some medicine on hand in the event you get motion sickness because it is very windy in Mykonos which makes for rough seas. There were a few times that felt like the boat might capsize. So don't sit outside! Be sure to bring sunscreen and water because there isn't really a place for shade and no where to purchase water. Now on to the review. This island is like walking through ancient history. It is fun to imagine the glory that Delos was in it's day. There are so many ruins that you can really get a feeling for what a city in ancient Greece was like. There are several beautiful floor mosaics that have been surprisingly well preserved. Take the time to wander around after your guided tour, if you have one. However, watch the time because you don't want to miss the boat back. There was small gift shop, but we were not able to check it out because we ran out of time.
Written August 4, 2021
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Hyoga83
Bordeaux, France704 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
A total must in the area; I enjoyed Mykonos as it is beautiful, but I prefer cultural and historical experiences. If you are the same you cannot miss the oportunity; I'd recommend getting really early and leaving on one of the last boats. Do not forget to take comfortable footwear as you will go crazy walking all around the place! Many cats too, they seem happy there haha
Written April 27, 2021
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shaunsouthern
Oswestry, UK1,466 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We went on the first ferry of the year on April 1st, more for something different to do that out of interest, but the site is amazing, due to its sheer size and number of artefacts. The ferry got us there about 10.30 and we only finished exploring at about 1.00, half an our before the ferry returned. We climbed right to the top of the site and took lots of pictures. Some of these places - you cant imagine anyone living there due to them just being a couple of rocks or outlines of buildings, but this was a whole city !
Written April 3, 2023
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RobertB667D
Ottawa, Canada50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Wonderful visit. I really enjoyed it. Huge site with lots to see, including lots of places (not mostly the main monuments) where you can wander amongst the ruins. I particularly enjoyed doing that in the theatre district and near the House of water. Beautiful views from the top of the mountain. I did not go with a tour group, but felt I was fine with some reading (mostly the wikipedia entry) in advance and following an online map (I didn't get one given), plus the pretty good plaques. Plus that way I got to feel more adventurous and go off on tangents on my own. The museum was closed, which was disappointing. But at the same time as I took the evening boat that arrived at 5:30 and left around 7:45, I felt I had just enough time to see the core of the sute, so would gave been rushed if the museum was open.
Written June 8, 2022
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Jogar A
Piraeus, Greece9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
A big highlight of our trip! We had a wonderful!!!!

I am not sure it is worth paying the extra cost for a guided tour. A good guide book and map should be sufficient.

 It was an opportunity to learn about ancient civilization. Place is greatly preserved, easy to access.

Written June 15, 2022
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Written July 12, 2022
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK16,485 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is one of the sites in Greece that should not be missed. We had an extremely rough boat ride from Paros (1.5 hours) and we were glad to get our feet on steady land. The rough boat ride was worth it, though, because this is an amazing place. We had our own guide, who pointed out the salient sites and then gave us time to wander round on our own. There are a few things to bear in mind. There is no shelter so, if the sun is out, it can get very hot so don't forget the suncream and wear a hat. There is no where to buy any refreshments so remember to bring your own. This, especially, goes for drinks so don't forget to bring bottles of water. As out tour also went to Mykonos (where you can get all the refreshments you need), we only had about three hours on Delos; more time would have been appreciated.
Written July 16, 2022
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Written July 28, 2022
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guero42
Los Angeles, CA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Really as a site for history and beauty it’s up there with the Parthenon. Came from Naxos and 3 hours was barely enough even with the museum being closed. Worth the walk to the windy top of mountain even though nothing historic there. Don’t miss the mosaics on southern side of site, especially the House of the Masks which is off to the side a bit. Very well restored.
Written July 5, 2022
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Written July 12, 2022
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ogerkan
New York City, NY4,736 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We toured Delos as part of a 6 hour excursion from Mykonos. Total time at Delos was apprx. 90 minutes with a tour guide. The site is expansive and the guide focused us on the highlights and the mythology associated with this ancient site. You would need double the time we spent to explore the entire site. There are temples dedicated to many cultures throughout and the famous Terrace of Lions to explore.
Written November 11, 2022
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Art A
Fogelsville, PA123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
One of the best site visits and tours during our trip to Greece. We had a local guide (highly recommended) who provided great insights and history regarding Delos island and the historical site. There were multiple areas that were quite fascinating including the market area, the underground water system, 14,000 seat outdoor theatre, the large temple area and of course the lions. Very impressive site and history, and hopefully they continue uncovering the archeological history present on this island.
Written September 26, 2021
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