Delos, the island of Apollo and Artemis, is a World Heritage Site and one of the rare cities of ancient times that are preserved and kept well even today. Located in a short distance from Mykonos, on the west side. Apart from an idyllic island with wild beauty that magnetizes the visitors, is the second largest archaeological site in the world.
According to the myth it was the birthplace of Apollo, who was the god of the sun, and Artemis, who was the goddess of the moon. In other words it was the island that the light was born and this was the reason why the ancient Greeks believed that Delos was the most sacred place, because they believed that the light was the most valuable asset they had. Despite the fact that is one of the smaller Aegean islands, became so famous that its name over the centuries has never forgotten.
Greece is full of archaeological sites, but even today, after so many archaeological discoveries, this island stands out because it’s the only place in Greece where buildings and homes that have been found, kept in such good condition and give us an almost complete picture of the architecture, of the interior layout, of the materials they used, the decoration of the walls, the water supply, of the sewage system etc.
How to get there: You can go with the boats that depart daily from Mykonos town, at the small port near the church of St. Nicholas, in front of the Town Hall. You will find tickets outside of the boats.
Boat schedules: Monday Departure 10:00, 17:00
Return 13:30, 20:00
Tuesday – Sunday Departure 9:00, 10:00, 11:30, 17:00
Return 12:15, 13:30, 15:00, 20:00
What to bring with you: Wear appropriate shoes for walking, hat for the sun and avoid going if strong winds blows on the island.
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