posing posing and more posing!
leave your old tiedyed indian traveller bags at home! linen shirts, white vests, trendy trainers for evenings - this isnt thailand folks! shampoo etc costs a fortune here so bring all your neccesities sunglasses and beads required
Don't be fooled!
This is reputed to be a great place to dine. Normally you get what you pay for...not so at this place, the prices are extremely expensive and the service is EXTREMELY poor. We arrived at 10pm and we weren't served our main course until 1:00am. Although we repeatedly inquired about the delay, all we got were a lots of giggles and grins from the staff. We even spoke to the owner, who showed absolutely no concern and in fact he only offered an apology for the delay after we insisted that he did so...he didn't even give us a discount on our meal (which came up to over 300.00 euros for 3 persons)...
The Town of Hora (Mykonos Town)
This is the most amazing place, it almost defies description. A maze of little alleyways lined with boutiques, jewellers, souvenir shops, cafes etc.etc.etc. There is fascination at every turn. I couldn't believe it and nor will you when you go. You will definitely get lost, but don't panic, just keep walking and turning corners and eventually you will find yourself in a familiar spot.
Jumping in Mykonos
hi there! I'm from Argentina. Here's a recent picture of me jumping in Mykonos!
Here's my sentence:
I would not miss Arturo!
See you in Facebook! :) I looooove your jumping idea! It's really fun! :D
Sabrina of Buenos Aires, Argentina - sabrina_florida
Delos is an uninhabited island full of ancient ruins of temples, market, theater, houses, etc.
It was considered a sacred place and as Artemis and Apolo were born here, it was a place were nobody could be born or die. Pregnant women were quickly shipped off to neighboring islands as was anyone who became ill.
"Sights in the island"
The Temple of Apollo is certainly the most important monument, since Delos has been widely acknowledged to the ancient world because of that Temple. It covers a large area close to the ancient port and around it there are series of smaller Temples (of the Delians and the Athenians), altars and markets with shops.
The Museum is full of statues, artifacts and other exhibits from the excavations, mainly from the archaic and classical period. Most exhibits are very impressive and it is definitely worth visiting. The visit to the museum can also be seen as a break from the typical walk around the ancient ruins scattered on the island.
The Sacred Lake district is next to the area of the Temple of Apollo and this is where you will find the road of the Lions. The Sacred Lake is dried due to health reasons but you will manage to identify it due to the palm trees that exist on the side. Further down you will series of houses (villas), each one with its fresh water well under the floor. At the far end of the Sacred Lake district you will see the Gymnasium and the Stadium.
"Theater, houses, mosaics..."
On the other side you will visit the Theater district which, apart from the Theater, has a large number of houses (villas) with magnificent mosaics and some frescos. Especially the House of Dionysos, the House of Triena and the House of Dolphins, named by the respective mosaic themes.
The area of Kynthos hill is full of temples and as you move on towards the top of the hill you get a better view of the island and the extent of the ancient city of Delos. In that area you will find the temples of Isis (probably the best preserved), Hera, Zeus and Hercules. You will also find a temple dedicated to Syrian gods, others to Egyptian gods and one to gods from Samothrace (Greek island in the NE Aegean).
This area gives a nice overview of the religious mix of ancient times and the various influences that Delos had over the centuries. The choice of Delos as the religious center for so many different religions of the Eastern Mediterranean is another proof of the island sacred character.
On top of Kynthos hill, apart from the excellent view, you will find the Temple of Zeus and Athena.