In 1990, UNESCO inscribed Delos on the World Heritage List, citing it as the "exceptionally extensive and rich" archaeological site which "conveys the image of a great cosmopolitan Mediterranean port".
Delos, Home of the God of light
Last summer we went to visit Delos on our summer trip to Greece. It is incredible. Be prepared to walk a lot... Listen to the guide as they are able to put into words what the statues(now very weathered) can't. WEAR SUNSCREEN as I burnt to a crisp (even with 50+ on) and be prepared to be transferred back into time.... A great trip over all
If you are in Mykonos, it is worthwhile to take a morning trip over to Delos. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Delos was a thriving Greek city until burned by mercenaries in 88BC. Then it was forgotten until modern times. Now approx 10% has been excavated by researchers. If you enjoy learning about and seeing what the ancient world was like, this is a very good example.
Amazing to recreate in your mind the civilization that was on Delos thousands of years ago. There are enough ruins to paint a good picture of life on a busy trading island. The climb to the top of Mt. Kynthos ended with a spectacular view! The museum was small, but offered up the originals of the famous lions. The mosaic floors were the best I saw on our trip to Greece. Generally it was easy to get around and a short ferry ride from Mykonos. I would recommend it for anyone with even a wee bit of interest in history.
Enjoyed the hike, it's one of the few places where you can run away from the tourists herded by the large cruise ships. At the altitude of 112 metres above sea level the hike is neither too steep, not too tiring and there are even steps all along the way, just watch your footing, some of the rocks on the steps are a bit loose. Great view from the mountain top, but very strong wind, hide your caps and sunglasses before you go there :)
This place is beautiful. The ruins are amazing, the amount of preservation is stunning.
Even though it is one of the smallest islands in the Aegean, Delos (just 6.85 km2) was the most famous and sacred of all islands in antiquity, since, according to the legend, it was there that Apollo-Helios, god of daylight, and Artemis-Selene, goddess of night light, were born – it was, in short, the birthplace of Light, which the Greeks always regarded as precious.Read more
|Ticket price for Mykonos-Delos round trip||20,00 €|
|Ticket price for children from 6 to 12 years old||10,00 €|
|For children under 6 years old||Free|
Entrance fee 12,00€ pp, purchase at Delos Site.
Half-Day Guided Tours to Delos available from April 26th till October 31st.
Children 6-12 years old: 25,00€.
Children under 6 years old for free.
The price includes:
Kindly pay attention on the days of operation per language:
|6 March||Melina Merkouri Memorial Day|
|18 April||International Monuments Day|
|18 May||International Museum Day|
|5 June||World Environment Day|
|The last weekend of September||European Days of Cultural Heritage|
|Sundays from November 1st till March 31st|
|Full: € 12,00 Reduced: € 6,00|
The site of Delos is explored on foot.
Please wear low heeled comfortable shoes, hat, and suncream.
You may buy cold bottled water from Delos vessels.
The trip lasts 30 minutes.