Delos: Sacred Island and Apollo Sanctuary
From Mykonos we sail to the ancient harbour of Delos
to explore one of the most important mythological
and historical sites in all of Greece, ‘the sacred of all
Excavation work is still ongoing in this incredible
location and archaeologists consider the island to
be one of the finest sites in the Mediterranean. It is a
UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Once again we really will travel back in time and
experience a rich historical wonder.
Delos was a holy sanctuary and one of the most
important and prosperous commercial ports in the eastern Mediterranean during the 1st millennium BC.
Olympian mythology made it the birthplace of Apollo
and his twin sister Artemis and it attracted pilgrims
from all over Greece.
There are numerous ruins to marvel at including Doric
temples, an amphitheatre, houses with mosaics, Agora, the Oikos (House) of Naxians and the iconic statues at the Terrace of the Lions. Seven of the
original full sized marble lions still stand.
There are the remains of the Sanctuary of Apollo and
the Establishment of the Poseidoniasts of Beirut, built by ship owners and merchants from that city across
There is much more to see in this awe-inspiring open
The excursion comes to an end back at Chora with
free time for strolling through the alleys and the
The excursion includes guide, boat and entrance fees.