- Address: Island of Delos, Greece, Mykonos
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2289022259
- Ticket Price: 20 EUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Neighborhoods
Delos - Review
Renowned in the ancient world as the birthplace of Apollo, Delos had quite a tumultuous history for its small size. The very first settlements here are thought to date to the third millennium BC, and it was one the main seat of political power in Hellenic times. When the Athenians took over the place, they pushed for its purification, allowing none to either be born or die on the island, and in 422 BC, all Delians were moved off the island permanently. When it came under Egyptian and then Macedonian rule, it became a thriving metropolitan port, achieving populations of 25000. Then the Romans took over in pursuit of economic expansion. From the sixth century, onwards, the site fell into ruins due repeated by the Byzantines, Slavs, Saracens, Venetians, the Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem, and the Ottoman Turks over a period of centuries. It was taken apart to feed limekilns. Careful excavation has been going for almost a century and half now.
Today, the ruins of this precious bit of history evoke great melancholy in the tourists who visit. Visitors arrive either by purchasing a package from a tour group or simply getting a boat of their own from Mykonos Harbour. The sanctuaries, the mosaic floors, the agoras, the temples, the houses… quite a bit of Delos remains despite the tragedy of its destruction.
- Take the guided tour. They tend to be very passionate about the history of the place.
- Bring your own food and water, lots of it.
- Don’t dare litter.
Delos Ticket Prices
- EUR12 is for boat from harbour.
- EUR 6 is the entry fee.
- 20,00 € for round trip.
Delos Opening and Closing Hours
- For daily Ferry schedules, refer to the website
- Ferries usually leave at 10am,11:30am and 5pm from Mykonos
- Guided Tours are available only from May till the end of October.
How To reach Delos by Public Transport
- By ferry
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Things to Know Before Visiting Delos
78.09% of people who visit Mykonos include Delos in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
50.84% of people start their Delos visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Delos
93.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Delos
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Delos, Mykonos Reviews
Wow what a place. Please please please escape crazy Mykonos and go explore this place during the day. A lot of history especially if you are also into Greek mythology then you have to visit the birth place of Apollo. Lost ancient ruins and that’s the problem the island is all ruins with little excavated (1/5th I think so) and lot was stolen or lost in ancient times. However, if you take the guided tour and walk around the island with a good guide/archeologist (thanks Alexandra) you will have a blast learning all about ancient Delos and imagine what was life like on this magical place
Can’t recommend visiting this island enough. Especially interesting if you’re just a little bit into history. Took a boat-tour from hectic and crowded Mykonos to this amazing, quiet place with remains from an ancient town. As soon as we came to the island all the passengers from the boat walked in different directions exploring the ruins. Don’t underestimate the size of the site. It felt like we had the whole place for ourselves most of the time. Walking up to the top of was also worth it - it was windy, but the view was amazing. There’s also a small museum. Entry was free for students 😃
Even better than Pompeii! Loved it, however the return boat trip from Mykonos did not give enough time (2 & 1/2 hours) to properly explore the site.
Une île incroyable à 30 minutes en bateau de Mykonos (départ dans le port, 9h 10h). Une île musée où les vestiges grecs sont exposés à ciel ouvert. Un musée abrite également les statues sauvées dans les restaurations. Il y a d'ailleurs une exposition permanente qui retrace la découverte de ce lieu (explications en français !). Monter en haut du mont permet d'avoir une vue incroyable sur Delos et Mykonos.
Loved Delos. The ferry doesn't give you much time, so we stayed until the worker's ferry left in the early evening. Can't wait to go again.
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