A full-day excursion to the islands of Delos and Mykonos. Enjoy a stroll along the sacred island of Delos and admire one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. In ancient times, Delos was the sacred island of the god Apollo. According to the mythology, Leto, mother of Apollo, gave birth on this island that suddenly emerged from the sea. Delos was the most important religious center of antiquity; it became a political center and gave its name to the League of Delos, an alliance of ancient cities.
During your visit to the island, you can visit:
The commercial port with a patio of mosaic floor, surrounded by columns and warehouses.
The Temples of Apollo, the Doric Temple, the Athenian and the Porinos Naos of Apollo (“Poros Temple”) where there is a sanctuary with an altar for sacrifices, the temple of Dionysos and the temples of Aphrodite and Hermes.
Oikos of the Naxinias, is the oldest monument of Delos, a sacred rectangular building with eight columns in the center.
The Monument of the Bulls (Neorium), was a gigantic construction in the eastern zone of the sanctuary.
The Terrace of the Lions was once an imposing series of stone lions. It is a sculptural set of marble dedicated to Apollo. Of the 16 lions only 5 are saved as one piece and 3 are partially saved.
The Theater, which is located on the hillside of Mount Cyntus with a capacity of 5000 spectators.
Of great interest are also the House of the Dolphins, the House of the Masks and the House of Dionysus with impressive mosaics. Do not miss the Archaeological Museum of Delos with all the excavation findings on the island. The island of Delos is a very impressive place and is described as an open archaeological museum.
After Delos, we head to Mykonos, one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world where you will have free time to stroll around the narrow streets of the city of Mykonos, have a relaxing coffee in small Venice, see the view from the windmills and maybe have a quick swim. In the afternoon we head back to Naxos.