Is a trip to Delos worth it?
Delos is well worth visiting and is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of your trip to Greece. The island of Delos is the conceivable center point of the Cyclades (cyclos meaning circle in Greek).
How much does it cost to visit Delos?
Depending on the time of year, there are between two and four crossings to Delos from Mykonos. Once you reach the island, you’ll have to pay an entrance fee to access the archaeological site and corresponding museum. Tickets cost 12 euros (or about $13.50) per adult.
How long is a Delos tour?
90 minutes to five hours
Visitors to Delos are given a map outlining three self-guided walking tours. Depending on which one you opt for, these take from 90 minutes to five hours, so it’s best to decide in advance how much time you’d like to spend on the island.
Can you swim at Delos?
Fantastic Delos Island Facts The island is just 5 kilometers long and 1,300 meters wide. Delos island does not have a permanent population. Overnight stays are forbidden. Swimming is forbidden.
Why is Delos so famous?
Between 900 BC and 100 AD, Delos was a major cult centre where the gods Dionysus and Leto, mother of the twin deities Apollo and Artemis, were revered. Eventually acquiring Panhellenic religious significance, Delos was initially a religious pilgrimage for the Ionians.
Can you stay on Delos island?
The small island of Delos has one of the most important archaeology sites in Greece. The only way to visit the site is to get a day return ferry from a nearby island (Mykonos, Paros or Naxos). There is no accommodation on the island.
How long is the ferry ride from Mykonos to Delos?
approximately 30 minutes
Mykonos – Delos ferry crossing: local operators provide ferry routes from Mykonos to Delos. Boats depart from the old port of Mykonos, located in Chora. In the summer, there are daily ferry crossings to Delos, taking approximately 30 minutes.
How long is the ferry from Paros to Delos?
|Cyclades – Paros – Naoussa -Naoussa at 9:30||10 hours|
What should I wear to Delos?
The ground on Delos alternates from a paved walkway to loose gravel to uneven rocks in some places. Because the ground can be so uneven we would recommend wearing sneakers or closed-toe shoes for the day. This way you don’t have to worry about walking on rocks or dirt paths.
Are there beaches on Delos?
In Delos, you will explore one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, and in Rhenia, you will find a secluded paradisaical haven with golden beaches and turquoise waters that will leave you breathless!
Why was Delos destroyed?
The prosperity of the island and the friendly relations with the Romans were the main cause of its destruction. Delos was attacked and looted twice: in 88 BC by Mithridates, the King of Pontus, an enemy of the Romans, and later, in 69 BC, by the pirates of Athenodorus, an ally of Mithridates.
Are there toilets on Delos?
Tips for your day trip to Delos There are toilet facilities in the museum and a small museum shop.