Day trip to Delos|
Date : 2- -1 2004
Time : 17 : 0
Delos is a small, uninhabited island at the centre of the Cyclades known for it's important archaeological sites. It is said to be the birthplaces of Zeus' children, Apollo and Artemis.
On Delos you can wander among the various runis. It is a 20 minute walk from the dock to the highest point of the island-the top of Mount Kynthos. (You can look back and see Mykonos from here).
Visit the temple ruins in their perserved forms. Only the Temple of Isis was partly restored. Beautiful mosaics line the floor of the marble Theater that used to hold 5,500 spectators. Stop to see 5 of the 9 marble lions still in tact on the Lions Road.
There also is a museum on the island. Buy a guide here to assist you in learning about the ruins you will be exploring. If you are not interested in a guide book, there are actual guides that will give you a tour for a small fee.
The ferry to Delos costs $15-$20 and takes about 45 minutes (it's 6 nautical miles from Mykonos). Be sure to make the last ferry, it's forbidden to spend the night!