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  • Address: Greece
  • Hours: Open Tue – Sun: 8:30am-3pm
  • Admission: Adults: € 5
Archaeological buffs and lovers of legends can't miss a trip to the sacred island of Delos, the archaeological jewel of the Cyclades. Travelers can see firsthand where the ancients lived and clamber over the ruins they left behind. Held sacred as the mythological birthplace of Apollo, Delos was at the heart of the ancient world as an important religious and commercial center, reaching its zenith in the Hellenic period around the 5th century BC.

The huge site sprawls along the island’s west coast, from the stadium in the north to the old trading warehouses to the south. Standouts include the Sanctuary of Apollo temples and the Terrace of the Lions. The remains of private houses surround the semicircular theater, and the site includes several agoras, monuments, sanctuaries and temples. You can see finds from the excavations at the site museum, including the original lions from the much-photographed Terrace of the Lions. Another must-do is the climb up nearby Mt Kythnos for views over the island, sea and site.

Practical Info

Delos lies a 30-minute sail southwest of Mykonos, only 5km (less than 1 mile) away. You can take an organized tour to Delos, or catch a boat from Chora Mykonos. Factoring in the return boat trips, stays on Delos are a maximum of six or seven hours.

You can’t stay overnight on Delos, which has been uninhabited since 478 BC. Facilities are limited, so pack a picnic and bring all the essentials, including a sunhat and walking shoes.

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Ancient Delos Tour, Mykonos, null
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Ancient Delos Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 144 Reviews

Discover Ancient Delos and its legends on this entertaining and educational 5-hour guided tour. Learn about ancient Greek history and myths while visiting some ...  Read more

Location: Mikonos, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.16
Small-Group Full-Day Sailing Yacht Cruise to Delos and Rhenia Islands, Mykonos, Day Trips
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Small-Group Full-Day Sailing Yacht Cruise to Delos and Rhenia Islands

4.5 star rating: Recommended 56 Reviews

Visit the natural insular archaeological site of Delos and enjoy swimming to a secluded cove off the uninhabited island of Rhenia on an 8-hour yacht cruise. ...  Read more

Location: Míkonos, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.37
Delos Day Trip from Mykonos, Mykonos, Sailing Trips
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Delos Day Trip from Mykonos

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Uncover the archaeological drama of Delos on a half-day tour from Mykonos. With a local guide, you'll cruise over the sea to the UNESCO-listed sacred island, ...  Read more

Location: Mykonos, Greece
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $68.02
Ancient Delos Tour and Cooking Class at Mykonian Spiti, Mykonos, Day Trips
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Ancient Delos Tour and Cooking Class at Mykonian Spiti

Discover Ancient Delos and its legends. This private tour will guide you through the Agora, the Sacred way and the Temple of Apollo. You will also admire the ...  Read more

Location: Míkonos, Greece
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $203.05
Half Day Guided Tour to Delos Archaeological Site, Mykonos, Cooking Classes
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Half Day Guided Tour to Delos Archaeological Site

Seize the opportunity to take a trip back in time and visit the island of Delos, the most famous and sacred of all islands in antiquity... According to Greek ...  Read more

Location: Míkonos, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.04
Mykonos Catamaran Sailing Tours, Mykonos, Half-day Tours
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Mykonos Catamaran Sailing Tours

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

Mykonos Catamaran sailing tours: the top thing to do in Mykonos!  Sail on a stable and safe catamaran for a unique sailing experience. Alternative, ...  Read more

Location: Míkonos, Greece
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.21
Private Tour: Delos Day Trip from Mykonos, Mykonos, Sailing Trips
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Private Tour: Delos Day Trip from Mykonos

Discover the legends and beauty of Delos on a half-day tour, led by a private local guide. After a boat ride from Mykonos, explore the island’s sacred ruins ...  Read more

Location: Mykonos, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.37
Ancient Delos and Rhenia Cruise, Mykonos, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Ancient Delos and Rhenia Cruise

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Take a memorable cruise to the so-called ‘Cycladic Sisters’, consisting of, Mykonos, Delos and Rhenia.

Location: Mikonos, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.37

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