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Archaeological Museum of Delos

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In Ancient Greek mythology, the tiny Cycladean island of Delos was the birthplace of Apollo and his twin sister Artemis; in thanks for the safe delivery their mother vowed to make the island the richest community in Greece. And so it came to pass.

Delos was first colonized in around 1100 BC as a sanctuary to Apollo. By 456 BC the island was under Macedonian control and many of the surviving monuments of this vast, open-air museum date from that era, as its community of 25,000 people became a powerful trading port in the eastern Mediterranean. However, Delos lost its strategic importance in the first century BC and was gradually abandoned.

Excavations began there in 1873 and one of the wonders of the ancient world was unearthed from the UNESCO-listed site covering 235 acres (95 hectares) — only 62 acres (25 hectares) have been uncovered so far — of temples, sanctuaries, villas, palaces, amphitheaters and baths. The most famous of the Delos ruins is the Terrace of Lions, a row of marble lions that guarded Apollo’s sanctuary. Today nine replicas stand in their place, while five originals are found in Delos Archaeological Museum, which has nine galleries displaying finds from the archaeological excavations including mosaics, fragments of marble and stone torsos and heads as well as ivory and bronze reliefs, all dating from the seventh to the first century BC. As well as the marble lions, highlights of the collection include a bronze mask of Dionysos, wall paintings depicting boxing matches and great feasts, and a giant marble statue of Apollo. Considering this is one of the most important classical sites in the world, there is little interpretive information among the Delos ruins, so visit the museum first for an understanding of the history and importance of the island.

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Open daily Apr–Oct 8am–8pm; Nov–Mar 8am–3pm
Delos, Delos, Cyclades, Greece, 846 00
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Mykonos Sail Cruise to Delos&Rhenia, BBQ&Drinks, optional Delos Tour & Transfer

Mykonos Sail Cruise to Delos&Rhenia, BBQ&Drinks, optional Delos Tour & Transfer

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Indulge in the ultimate day of fun in the sun on this all-inclusive, full-day sailing trip to ancient Delos island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You also stop in scenic Rhenia Island for a refreshing swim and snorkeling session in sparkling, sun-dappled waters. A freshly prepared BBQ lunch is included, and you can upgrade to include door-to-door hotel transfers.
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Delos Day Trip from Mykonos
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Delos Day Trip from Mykonos

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Ride the ferry from Mykonos to Delos with a local guide who shares expert knowledge about the UNESCO World Heritage–listed island. Unveil the drama of Delos during this half-day walking tour through the excavated ruins of its main archaeological site. See the Terrace of the Lions, House of Dionysus, Archaeological Museum of Delos and more as you learn about the sacred isle’s place in Ancient Greek history. Meet at the port or upgrade to include pickup from Mykonos hotels.
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Delos Tour from Mykonos

Delos Tour from Mykonos

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The sacred island of Delos was believed to be the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis and its ancient ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With this tour, enjoy a scenic boat ride from Mykonos to Delos for a guided tour of the archaeological site. Marvel at the Avenue of the Lions, House of Cleopatra, Temple of Isis, and other wonders while learning about their history and significance in ancient Greece.
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27 Day Grand Circle Tour of Mainland Greece & Corfu, Mykonos, Santorini

27 Day Grand Circle Tour of Mainland Greece & Corfu, Mykonos, Santorini

Everyone knows Greece is best known for the antiquities of Athens, postcard-worthy scenes from Santorini & Mykonos, but there is so much more to the country than its immediate associations. That's why we created tour of 27 day tour to explore all Greece and also the Greek Islands. This private tour is unique as you will see all the UNESCO’s archaeological sites, with such rich history, beautiful sunsets scenery, pretty villages that are perfect for year-round getaways, also majestic ancient historical sites. With this vacation package all over Greece, will feel the great Greek hospitality and food that one can experience in most of the boutique hotels and restaurants with local products. If it your first visit in Greece, you will feel it felt like being to an unexplored place, a hidden treasure in mainland Greece. Finally, you will have a wonderful tour package in Corfu, Mykonos, Delos & Santorini to feel the architecture culture of the Islands with many local activities.
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Archaeological Museum of Delos hours of operation: Open daily Apr–Oct 8am–8pm; Nov–Mar 8am–3pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Archaeological Museum of Delos can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Archaeological Museum of Delos costs USD 87.63. Guided Archaeological Museum of Delos tours start around USD 87.63 per person.
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