OVERVIEW: The importance of Greece's once religious center of the entire Aegean Sea is sure to form a lasting impression as you experience a guided walking tour of the ancient Delos. Arrive on this uninhabited island by boat to explore the significant archeological ruins and enjoy the unforgettable views of the Cyclades archipelago.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Delos and the scenic Cyclades archipelago by boat and on a guided walking tour. See the Temple of Apollo and the dried lake with the palm tree among its most renowned sites.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk and stand for approximately 2 hours over varying terrain. No shops or stores are available on Delos Island.
The importance of Greece's once religious center of the entire Aegean Sea is sure to form a lasting impression as you experience a guided walking tour of the ancient Delos. Arrive on this uninhabited island by boat to explore the significant archeological ruins and enjoy the unforgettable views of the Cyclades archipelago.
- Delos: Visit this important archeological site and former religious center of the Aegean Sea
- Scenic boat ride: Enjoy an approximately 30 minute ride from Mykonos to Delos Island and back
The small, uninhabited island of Delos was once the religious center of the Aegean Sea. According to mythology, Delos was the birthplace of Apollo, the god of sun, light, music, harmony, and beauty. According to revelations of 19th century excavations, Delos prospered for centuries due to its strategic position within the trade routes of the Aegean. Today, its archaeological ruins stand as one of the most important historical sites in Greece.
After joining the tour at your ship, depart from the pier by bus to the shuttle station where your guide will lead you on a 10 minute walk to the Mykonos port. A local boat will be waiting to take you on the 30 minute ride to the west side of Delos Island, which leads directly to the entrance of the archaeological site. Enjoy a guided walk into the heart of the sanctuary where you will see the Temple of Apollo, monuments famous for their history and architectural styles, the famous dried lake with the palm tree. After a short rest stop, continue towards the terrace of the foreign gods. Pause for a moment with your camera for an unforgettable view of the archipelago. Pass through the theater and walk into the famous Hellenistic mansions of Delos with their superb mosaics decorating the floors and walls.
Following your tour in Delos, your boat will be waiting to return you to the harbor in Mykonos. At the conclusion of your scenic Aegean boat ride, your guide will point out the shuttle station where you will return by bus to the ship. If time permits, you will have free time for independent exploration.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port
What to Wear:
-Flat-soled, comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.
-During summer, hats and other forms of sun protection are highly recommended.
-Umbrellas and jackets are recommended when visiting from the end of September.
-Guests must be able to walk and stand for approximately 2 hours over varying terrain.
-If and when needed, depending on the ships position (docked/anchored), participants will be required to walk approximately 10 minutes from the town shuttle station to the pier (or vice versa) to board the ferry bound to/from Delos since the greater portion of Mykonos is in a pedestrian-only zone.
- No shops or stores are available on Delos Island; however in Mykonos town, you will find plenty of shops, stores, tavernas, restaurants, and boutiques. Kindly note after that mid-October, many shops in town are closed.
-Due to adverse weather and sea conditions during the month of November, the Delos tour may be cancelled if weather conditions are unfavorable.