Terrace of the Lions Tours

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The famous Terrace of the Lions is a signature image of Delos, as key to the island as the whitewashed windmills of Mykonos.

The Terrace of the Lions was dedicated to Apollo in around 600 BC. Originally, there were up to a dozen big squatting guardian cats lining the Sacred Way; today, only seven remain. The lions have grown weathered with time and the elements, and only their tapering feline shapes suggest their original appearance. Lined up in a row, they sit atop pillars of brick and rubble, looking over the site.

The lions are replicas, with the originals preserved in the site’s museum, a short walk east of the terrace near the visitor pavilion.
You can also see one of the lions in Venice, guarding the entrance to the Arsenale shipyards. The terrace is part of the sprawling archaeological site of Ancient Delos, on the island’s northwest coast. It sits in front of the rectangular Agora of the Italians, south of the Sacred Lake where Leto gave birth to Apollo. Between the terrace and the sea lies the temple of Poseidon.

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The Terrace of the Lions is one of the monuments of Ancient Delos, a 30-minute sail southwest of Mykonos. You can take an organized tour to the island of Delos, or catch a boat from Chora Mykonos.
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Ancient Delos Tour and Cooking Class in Mykonos

Combine ancient Greek history with Mykonian cookery on a private day trip. Cruise to the island of Delos to stroll around the UNESCO-listed ruins. Explore the Sacred Way, Temple of Apollo, museum and other sights as your guide shares their history and legends. Then, sail back to Mykonos and visit Mykonian Spiti, a traditional island home, farm and cooking school. Learn to cook classic Mykonian cuisine, savor your creations at dinner and receive a culinary gift basket. Upgrade to include a Mykonian Spiti farm visit or Mykonos Town walking tour.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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Mykonos Shore Excursion: Private Old Town Walking Tour

Swap the decks of your cruise ship for the narrow streets of Mykonos Old Town on this private, 2.5-hour walking tour. Meet your guide and vehicle at the port, and then travel to the glamorous Greek island’s historical heart to begin your tour. Stroll along narrow streets and through cobbled alleys, passing whitewashed houses, quaint tavernas and the blue-and-white architecture that typifies the Cyclades. See, too, the waterfront neighborhood of Little Venice and Mykonos’ famous windmills. You’ll also enjoy free time to sightsee independently or unwind at a terrace bar.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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4-Day Mykonos Excursion

See the best of Mykonos, arguably Greece’s most glamorous island, on this semi-independent, 4-day tour from Athens. Wander amid the sugar-cube Cycladic houses and tavernas of Hora, or Mykonos Town; stretch out on the golden beaches for which Mykonos is famed; and party hard at stylish clubs thronged with pouting fashionistas. Plus, visit the nearby island of Delos, one of the region’s most important archaeological sites, on an included excursion. Relax with three nights of accommodation, daily breakfasts and transport from Athens to Mykonos included.
  • Duration: 4 days
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  • Duration: 4 days
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