Archaeological Site of Delos

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Archaeological Site of Delos

Archaeological Site of Delos
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Jason K
Tahiti, French Polynesia16 contributions
Delos was a great day trip. It was fun to learn about the unique aspects of the ancient island. We would highly recommend to those who love learning about history.
Written August 1, 2022
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Delos T
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Written August 7, 2022
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Tobyjlsmith
London, UK31 contributions
As fans of archaeology and history - Delos was a must see for myself and my partner. We did a half day trip, simply by going down to the port in the morning and asking for tickets (even in August this was possible). The guided tour was well worth it though, and our tour guide showed us all the key sights, talked us through the history, and had some interesting facts to contextualise the ruins. Having said that, when you get free time on the island, I fully recommend NOT following most people - don't just head straight up the mountain (you'll spend all your time getting there and back again). There are some amazingly preserved mosaics, multi storey houses and an amphitheatre that most people never get to see - and chances are you will have all to yourself to discover. In summer take some sunscreen, a hat, bottle of water and some snacks. Also worth noting that there's no swimming on the island.
Written July 30, 2022
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Delos T
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Written August 7, 2022
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rfVacationMom3
Toront73 contributions
This was a unique experience and was not what I expected. It was such a positive experience stepping back into the past. It is very chaotic when you get off the boat there are so many people and it's so busy. There was nowhere to buy water and it was so hot. The tour guide was very knowledgable and interesting. This island is really special. It is a must-see
Written July 19, 2022
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Delos T
Hello! We appreciate your taking the time to leave a review. We always pursue improving our services in any possible way. Firstly, as there are many people coming from the cruise ships daily to visit Delos it is natural that it might be a bit crowded until everybody is settled before their tours. Secondly, it is true that the canteen in Delos is unfortunately closed. However, Delos Tours manages to attend on visitors by providing snacks and beverages in one of our vessels ''Orca''. Despite that, it is clearly noted in both viator and our website that visitors should bring sunscreen, hat and water with them. All in all, we are glad that you enjoyed the overall experience!
Written July 28, 2022
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Jaime_McNeal
San Diego, CA5 contributions
What a magical trip. It was such a privilege to walk along such fascinating history. Our guide was well-informed, committed to providing a memorable experience, and one of the best synthesizers I have ever seen. Having recently received my PhD, I fully appreciate her presentation.
Written July 17, 2022
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Delos T
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Written July 28, 2022
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK9,327 contributions
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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Delos T
We are so happy to hear from you! Thank you for taking the time to leave an excellent rating and review.
Written July 28, 2022
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UmmaBAtraveller
Vancouver, Canada425 contributions
Family
Pre book a guide if you go ! We rented a boat and came here for a tour , as we were told you can get a guide when you arrive.
There was no guides , it was hot , no water to be purchased. There is restrooms. You pay to enter and get a paper map . No self guided tour options . We walked around , but with no guide options the kids just complained . So book a guided tour . It’s an interesting place that looks like it has lots of history.. They are missing out by not having a self guided tour with headphones and some highlights.
Written July 8, 2022
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Delos T
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. The truth is that it is difficult to find a guide at Delos to be of service upon your arrival. That is why, our company offers various guided tour options with professional guides which are available once booked prior to the tour. Delos experience is for sure once in a lifetime and it is our goal to achieve that for you.
Written July 12, 2022
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guero42
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
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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Delos T
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Written July 12, 2022
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Discover799734
Santorini, Greece7 contributions
This is a solid tour in my opinion. Delos is ruins, that is all. Don’t come on this trip looking for anything more or less. The organization was not perfect, they sent a form for us to fill in advance but we had no way to print it and had no digital signature option. When we arrived, they never mentioned it???? Anyway, the boat is a separate operation, you will ride with people who signed up for different tours. I think ours wAs about right (4 hour). The tour is guided but the group was large, hence the hearing device which is simply a one way radio receiver so you can hear the voice of the guide. Believe me, you need it. The wind was loud and prevents much ability to hear. We were sorry to learn that the on site museum was closed. I am sure this would enhance this tour but I am not sure if it would normally be a separate charge? PS - eat something before you leave, the boat was rolling pretty good.
Written June 20, 2022
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Delos T
It is our pleasure to hear your valuable feedback. We always pursue improving our services in any possible way. Kindly note that the document which clients are requested to fill in is sent in two different forms for it to be digitally edited as well. Also, the visit to the museum is normally incorporated in the entrance fee which has now been reduced until the completion of its renovation. We are glad that you have enjoyed the overall experience.
Written July 12, 2022
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Alison S
Springfield, MA840 contributions
If you love ancient history and mythology, Delos is a must. While today this is an idyllic, peaceful, uninhabited island, in the years before Christ, it was an important religious and cultural center - the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, location of the Athenian treasury, etc . Therefore the religious, cultural and domestic ruins are extensive and cover many eras of Greek and Roman civilization. A tour is a good way to start, but try to save plenty of time for wandering on your own through the ancient city streets and alleys, observing mosaics, statues, amphorae, etc. I was there in April and the visit was much enhanced by the abundant wild flowers tumbling all over the site.
Written June 19, 2022
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Delos T
We are so happy to hear from you! Thank you for taking the time to leave an excellent rating and review. We take great pride in our work and our sincerest hope is that it provides you with the best Delos experience. Your feedback has demonstrated that it does and we appreciate you letting us know.
Written July 12, 2022
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dave s
Bude, UK705 contributions
Our trip was advertised as "From Mykonos: Delos Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets" via Get Your Guide. The cost was just over £100 for two adults. I would usually opt for a far cheaper d-i-y approach, with a good guide book. However, on this occasion, the "skip the line" bit clinched the guided tour.

The boat trip was fine, but when we got to Delos I realised our tour group was 40+. The "skip-the-line" bit was a joke. By the time the group had been assembled, all d-i-y-ers had gone through the entrance and long gone in a far more relaxed manner.

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, but probably spent too long explaining things early on. As a result, and probably because our group was so large and, therefore, slow, it all became rather boring, and seemed rushed towards the end.

The site itself is superb and a must-see. The main downside was that the museum is closed (for refurbishment, I assume) and so detracted from the overall experience.

My advice is go see it, but get a good guide book and sort it out yourself.
Written June 19, 2022
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