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Very interesting guided cruise and walkiing tour of Delos, birthplace of the Gods! The trek to the highest point at Delos takes about 45 mins. Might be a little bit of a challenge for older people.
Very very interesting. Tons of time too look around and a great tour guide.
We got the hotel pickup and drop off but when we got back to the port there was no one there and the guy on the phone wasn't very helpful. Seemed a little disorganized from that standpoint. We ended up walking into mykonos town, having lunch and taking the bus to the hotel.
This is a must see for anyone visiting Greece. the Island of Delos was a city of 25,000 people with very advanced culture. The tour that I was on had 14 people with an excellent guide named Irina. However, the day before she had 50 people in her group. You have to get yourself to the dock and trade your voucher in for a ticket to the ferry. There is no shade so be sure to wear a hat and use sunscreen. Also take a bottle of water with you.
The guide was knowledgable and provided good explanation of the island's history. The climb to the top of the island was tiring but the view was great and worth the effort.
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour...wandering the ruins on our own wouldn't have been nearly as good as having a guide....she was filled with great information and really brought the history to life. Show up early for the boat though, they pack an extraordinary number of people on it, I was very glad to have a seat.
Its good to have a guide to show you around the island. You can do the tour in 4 hours including transit back and forth, or stay for an additional hour or two and get the last ferry back. If you want to see everything you'll need the extra time.
The sights on the island were interesting and worth seeing, but the organization of the tour was a mess. We were never able to get a firm confirmation on our hotel pick-up, so we were pleasantly surprised when someone actually showed up to get us. We were dropped off on a side street to the port and asked to walk to the boat, which was fine, but the driver said he would pick us up afterward at the same spot and he was not there. Once we got to Delos, there was no direction about who our guide was and how to find her and there were several guides just shouting out what group to go to with no one knowing which group was ours.
The actual tour of the ruins was very informative, but too much time was allocated. We were told we could take the Noon or 1:30pm boat back, but the tour was still underway at Noon. No boats left at Noon, so there was no way you could have actually left. Another reason the guy picking us up was not there.....how could he possibly know what time we would be getting back?
All in all, we thought the tour was interesting but poorly organized and because of that, overpriced.
There was not enough seating on the boat ride, and it was very bumpy coming back from Delos. Our tour guide did not speak fluent English, and it made the tour very hard to follow. The description of the tour to Delos should include that most of the ruins are replicas.
The tour and the ruins were lovely. The tour guide however was bullish, offensive, embarrassed the people she was being employed to guide and was just very, very unpleasant. We were not even able to ask questions! Members of our group were ready to join another group! The restrooms are situated way too far from the dock. Other than that, the ruins are outstanding.
Our tour guide was extremely rude and seemed to be in such a hurry to finish the tour. She didn't want to answer questions and because there were no headsets, she was very hard to understand or hear what she was saying.
Tour company did not show up, we waited for over an hour and no boat arrived. It was a holiday however so the ferries weren't running. One of the people who was waiting called the tour company and they couldn't even tell us if the boat was coming. Terrible service and very disappointing.