Discover the UNESCO protected island of Delos, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.
A short drive from the harbour takes you to Mykonos Town where you will board the local ferry for a 40 minute leisurely sail to the Island of Delos.
According to mythology, the small island of Delos, meaning ‘revealed’, appeared amid the waves, so that Leto, the mistress to Zeus would have a place to give birth to her twins, the God Apollo and Goddess Artemis.
The island is protected by UNESCO and is part of the World’s Cultural Heritage. Through the centuries, varying rulers have developed the area both commercially and spiritually, by building impressive temples, sanctuaries and numerous statues. Today, the landscape is peppered with ruins including a stadium, tiers of theatre seats, fallen columns and partial mosaics which adorned the houses of the rich. Amongst the ruins, five marble lions stand majestically in a row. Other interesting monuments spread over a wide area are the Agora, the treasures of the various cities, the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Sanctuary of the Foreign Gods and the Sacred Mt Cynthus.
Note: Guests are advised there is approximately two hours of walking over uneven terrain. Comfortable walking shoes, hats and sun protection are strongly recommended. This tour is weather dependent.