In the heart of the Aegean, just two nautical miles from cosmopolitan Mykonos, is Delos, a small island rich in history, with majestic monuments that “travel” us to the time of the Delian League and Greco-Roman times.
Delos was the sacred island of the ancient Greeks, as Apollo, the god of light, and the goddess Artemis were born there. During the time of the Athenian League, it was their treasury, while during the Roman times, it was declared a state of imperfection and became the most important commercial center of the time, with 30,000 wealthy residents enjoying the special privileges.
Nowadays, Delos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an island with no inhabitants but thousands of visitors.
From Mykonos you can take the boat that in a few minutes will take you to the “ark” of ancient Greek culture in order to experience the splendor of this ancient world. Walk along the richly photographed Lion Street, with the marble lions staring at the Holy Lake. Find yourself in the Bazaar of Kobetaliastas, a cobbled square with majestic temples and shops. Walk around the Theater district with its luxurious residences and the ancient theater, which could accommodate up to 6,500 spectators. Wonderful mosaics and admirable statues that adorned the ancient “mansions” are revealed at every step.
Before leaving the island, it is necessary to visit the Archaeological Museum of Delos, where many archeological treasures are kept, such as the authentic lion statues and much more.
Bring sunglasses, hats and sunscreen as well as you shouldn’t forget that Delos is the island of light, bare of vegetation but especially bright as the warm rays of the sun reflect on the white marble of the monuments.
Visit the sacred island of Delos and live an unforgettable experience!