- 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
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.
- EUR12 is for boat from harbour.
- EUR 6 is the entry fee.
- 20,00 € for round trip.
- 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.
- By ferry
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36.88% of people who visit Mykonos include Delos in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
80% of people start their Delos visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Delos
92.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Delos
tons of knowledge and pearls. The biggest round requires around 5 hours and a lot of physical energy. You can still see the majority in 3 hours circa by cutting a couple of things off your path. There are quite many small friendly cats (well cared for), a very interesting museum and a bar. The entrance is not free and there is not much shadow.
I cannot recommend this place enough for those that love their ancient history and want to experience ancient Greece. There is so much to see and you get a real sense of life in ancient Greece on a grand scale. My only advice would be to experience this place when in good health and it is a bit hilly and a climb up the summit is highly recommended.
Unbelievable experience. So much history there. Not handicap accessible. Hope to return soon.
Such amazing and peaceful place. I loved it.
It would have been 5 stars if it wasn't for the outrageous fact you have to pay for a toilet after having already paid 12 euro entry! Also the cafe is an absolute rip off and the staff was not friendly. Other than that it's absolutely breathtaking. The amount of stuff to see is immeasurable, can spend there whole day and still not see eveything.