Located just a 45-minute boat ride from Mykonos, Delos is one of the most sacred sites in Greece. It was the center of the Cyclades islands in the ancient world and the birthplace of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis. Due to its mystical location, the island became home to the first multicultural civilization and was an important trade center in Ancient Greece.
Despite its diminutive size, there is a lot to see. Inhabited between 2,500 and 69 BC, Delos boasts many antique treasures, such as the Agora (ancient market place), the famous Terrace of the Naxos Lions and the Sacred Lake. See the living quarters and theater that provide visitors to Delos with a unique vision of daily life in Ancient Greece.
In 1990 Delos was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for its “exceptionally extensive and rich” archaeological finds, which “convey the image of a great cosmopolitan Mediterranean port.”
Exploring the houses of Dionysus, Cleopatra, the Trident, the Masks and the Dolphins, with their beautiful mosaics, is a thrilling experience for art lovers and not to be missed by even the mildly curious.
With an expert guide to provide you with a lively narrative, you will explore the Temple of Isis, the Egyptian Goddess, the Roman water system, the fascinating cisterns and much more.
Visit the museum and see the breathtaking mosaics, statues and other artifacts found during the on-going excavations. Walk up Mount Kynthos, which at 367 feet (112 meters) is the highest mountain on the island, to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding Cycladic islands. Then return to the old pier at Mykonos Town for the end of your tour.