Delos, Greek Island of Ancient Importance

Delos is an uninhabited island, Rich in History & Culture and only a few Kilometers from the Island of Mykonos.

Ancient-greek-islandAccording to legend Leto gave birth to Apollo on the island of Delos bringing to this world the music of light.  This invisible harmony burst over the Aegean turning to stone and bringing the Cyclades to life.  Deriving their name from the word ‘kyklos’ meaning circle they surround the uninhabited sacred island of Delos forming an island group that is known for its ability to enchant, entertain, and soothe the spirit of both man and god alike.

The island of Delos has been a land of the Gods and served both as a religious and economic center back in Ancient Greece and no mortals would ever be allowed to die on the island, and women on the brink of childbirth would be carried to the neighboring Greek Island of Rineia to give birth.   Today there is no place on this earth like Delos and it not just an open museum, but a natural archaeological site of great importance.  No other island on Earth hosts so many monumental antiquities from the Archaic, the Classical, and the Hellenistic periods.

When visiting Mykonos make sure to set a half a day aside for a day trip over to Delos for an experience of a lifetime.  There are no Hotels on Delos so day trips are the only way to experience this magical island.

Getting to Delos: The island of Delos is accessible on a daily basis by boat from Mykonos and during the summertime there is ferry service from the Greek Islands of Tinos and Naxos.

Sightseeing Tour of the Greek Island of Delos

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By | 2017-06-07T23:50:47+00:00 March 30th, 2012|Culture, Media, Sightseeing|Comments Off on Delos, Greek Island of Ancient Importance