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Walking Tour in Mykonos Town
"Mykonos is a popular and a world known famous destination due to its cosmopolitan lifestyle and the variety of visitors from all around the world that it attracts. However there is much more that this beautiful island has to offer apart from its nightlife and the popular reflective images of the rich and the famous. Mykonos' traditional way of life is dearly reflected within its city limits inside of which is an authentic walking tour throughout some often unappreciated sites by many of its visitors. Have an opportunity of a lifetime to experience first-hand the true beauty of the Mykonian town by walking through its history and re-living some of its past memories. Walk down the Mykonian history ""alley"" through which our guide will accompany you and share his knowledge and stories
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Private Tour: Mykonos Old Town Walking Tour
"Leave your Mykonos hotel and head off to see the island and its gorgeous Old Town by air-conditioned minivan. As you travel chat with your guide about Mykonos and the things that you want to see.Hop out of your minivan at Mykonos Yacht Club where glitzy yachts line the marina’s front and then set off on your stroll around the picture-perfect alleys that comprise Mykonos Old Town. Cycladic architecture abounds in Mykonos and its elegant streets are dotted with the white sugar cube houses that grace Greek Island postcards.Soak up the scenery enjoying photo stops aplenty as you amble around and listen to your guide regaling you with tales of the island’s history. Whereas Mykonos is now a hotspot for jet set Europeans
From EUR97.00
 
Ancient Delos Tour
"After getting picked up at your hotel or cruise ship in the morning head with your guide to the port to sail to the island of Delos to visit one of the most important archeological sites in the eastern Mediterranean. Once on the island stroll through the entire ancient city with its market places public squares the Temple of Apollo the sanctuary of Artemis the old city
From EUR90.00

Delos Island Tips (27)

Delos - must-see from Mykonos

A must-see day trip from Mykonos is to take the boat to Delos, birthplace of Apollo and the largest city in the world at one point. Its history goes back to 3000 BC, and the remains are in excellent condition. The entire island is a UNESCO site. I don't think it took more than 20 minutes to get there.

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SurfaceTravel
Apr 04, 2011

trip to Delos island

Visiting Delos island (located opposite Mykonos) will be an easy half day trip.

Just take the excursion boat From Mykonos (duration approx. 30').

You wont spend more than 2-3 hours there but it's enough to explore the archeological site.

The boats operate daily except Mondays (when the site is closed)

You will take the boat from the old port at 9.00am or 10.00am or 11.00am
The boats return at 12.15 13.30 15.00

The return ticket is about 13 euros (you can take it from any travel agent but also at the kiosk near the boats)

you also need to pay 5 euros for entering the archeological site.

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mindcrime
Feb 02, 2011

Delos archeological site

Go to the port and buy a ticket the previous day. I suggest not to take the guide if you have a good travelguide with you. Just take care of your feet with comfortable shoes because you will be walking for 5 hours! A very interesting visit you cannot miss staying in Mykonos a few days!

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mitla
Apr 02, 2009

Delos - sacred sanctury of Apollo and Artemis

The archeological site of Delos is unique. Located on a small barren island 30 minutes by boat from Mykonos, the island is devoid of vegetation but resplendent in the sunlight on account of its rock formations. A large city of about 30,000 inhabitants grew up around the sanctuary of Apollo in the Hellenistic period. According to myths, it was in Delos that Leto gave birth to Apollo and his sister Artemis and it was from this dual divine birth that the island acquired its sanctity. In 478 BC, it became the center of the Delian League.

Today, the most important ruins are those of the Agora, the numerous stoas, the Propylaea, house of the Naxians, the Sacred Way, temples of Apollo, Treasures, the Prytanaeum, the Artemisium, the Hippodrome, the stadium, the Agora of the Delians, the Aphrodisium, the Heraeum and the Theater.

High quality floor mosaics may be admired in ancient houses like the House of Dionysos, House of the Masks, House of Dolphins and House of Tritons.

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aukahkay
Nov 05, 2007
 
 
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Delos

This entire island is an archeological site and is really quite amazing. Take your time to go through it. You don't necessarily need a guide if you do your own research before and after. But it could be useful. You can probably get a guide when you arrive on the island. It will be cheaper and a smaller group than if you arrange for a tour ahead of time. Also - BRING WATER. It is hot. There is no shade. You will rush through too fast if you have no water.

punkpin
Oct 15, 2007

Delos is a must--for most people, but not all!

Delos is a great escape from busy Mykonos and is a truly moving experience if you do just a little homework before you go, so that you have an understanding of the significance of this place. Delos is located very close to Mykonos and is an easy day trip. For 1000 years it was a holy sanctuary and then it became known as the birthplace of Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. Around 800 BC many temples and sanctuaries were built here, mostly by aristocrats from Naxos, in honor of Apollo. Though the island was later pillaged by pirates and many of the old estates ruined, many of the incredible mosaics have remained.

Before anything, you'll need the following for an enjoyable visit:

1. Comfortable shoes
2. Sunscreen
3. A Hat.
4. Water and maybe some food
5. A guided tour or guide book of the sights on Delos

There are boats running about three times in the morning and the trip only takes about 20 minutes. They leave from the old pier in Mykonos Town and you ca buy your tickets right at the boat. We took the 10 AM boat and returned with the 13:15 boat--and this was just enough time because it is very hot and there is no shade. We also had a guide on the island and it was SO much more interesting than it would have been without a guide.

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wadekorzan
Jul 19, 2007

Dilos Island

Dilos is included in the World's Cultural Heritage, protected by the UNESCO. This small island was used, in ancient times, as a religious and cultural centre and it is also known as the sacred island of Apollo.

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Avieira67
Apr 04, 2007

Go to Delos!

Delos is this little island near Mykonos. The island is completely covered in ruins and is only open for day trips. There are no overnight places to stay and no restaurants on the island, so make sure you don't miss the last ferry! Be sure to pay for a guided tour to learn all the fascinating facts about the island. Then be sure to climb up to the highest point of the island - the views are worth it! Make sure to bring your own drinks and snacks because there's no place to buy any on the island, and you'll definitely want to have something to drink during your hike up to the peak (which is really just climbing a lot of steps).

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"MYKONOS - HOME OF PETROS AND DOORWAY TO DELOS"
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Delos

Delos has so many well preserved monuments, it's difficult to keep up with what each one is. I've got no idea what's in this photo, but it looks pretty cool. Please inform me if you know what's in this picture.

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sieffron
Oct 15, 2004

Holy Testacle Tuesday Batman!

The Stoivadeion is a rectangular platform to the NW of the Sanctuary, containing a statue of Dionysos flanked by two actors impersonating Paposilenoi (now in the Museum). On either side of the platform, a pillar supports a huge phallus, the symbol of Dionysos. The southern pillar, which is decorated with relief scenes from the Dionysiac circle, was erected in ca. 300 B.C. by a Delian named Karystios in order to celebrate a victorious theatrical performance sponsored by him.

http://www.culture.gr/2/21/211/21121a/e211ua06.html

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Oct 15, 2004

Delos

The Temple of Isis was built in the 2nd century BC and repaired by the Athenian in 135 AD. It contains a statue of the godess Isis, known for providing health to people and protecting sailors (from venereal disease).

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sieffron
Oct 15, 2004

Delos

This is the Terrace of the Lions, which at one time looked over the Sacred Lake, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. The lake was drained in 1925 to avoid malaria outbreaks, but four lions remain from the original nine, a fifth one having been taken by pirates to Venice where it now guards the entrance to the arsenal.

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Oct 15, 2004

Things to Do Near Mykonos

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Elia Beach

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Panormos Beach

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Paradise Beach

This place is AWESOME! It's a total scene from morning 'till night. The beach is pretty rocky, but you can rent a chair for the day. Don't e afraid to bargain low. They would ask for 4EUR/chair, and...
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Church of Panagia Paraportiani

This small and discreet church is a very uncommon construction: built from the 15Th to the 17Th, it is only the visible part of an ensemble of five chapels, four of them underground. Security...
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Archaelogical site of Dilos, Notio Aigaio, 84600, Greece

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