Delos, the island of Apollo, & the Old town of Mykonos
Mykonos island is an idyllic paradise located in the heart of the Greek Cyclades. Here, visitors will find unparalleled beauty, amazing nightlife and plenty of fun things to do and see. One of the most interesting attractions on the island is the archaeological site of Delos – the island of Apollo and the old town of Mykonos.
Delos is an archaeological site and a designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It was once a sacred sanctuary for the cult of Apollo and thanks to its astonishing remains; it is considered to be of great historic importance. The archaeological site houses a large number of ancient temples, shrines and monuments erected to honor the ancient gods and goddesses who were worshiped here by people in the ancient times. The ruins of the Agora, the House of the Muses, the House of Naxos, the Sanctuary of Dionysus, the Temple of Poseidon are just a few of the structures that can be explored. Walking amongst these amazing structures is like travelling back in time to the days of Ancient Greece, a magical and unforgettable experience.
The old town of Mykonos, another must-see place on the island, is a beautiful maze of winding cobbled alleyways lined with whitewashed houses and churches. The old town is full of interesting places to explore – the elegant Church of Paraportiani, the windmills, the tiny chapels and whitewashed stone mansions with their colorful doors. Here visitors can also revel in some of best shops, bars, galleries and architectural sites on the island.
Visitors can’t leave Mykonos without visiting the bewitching beach of Agios Ioannis and the stunning second beaches in the Aegean Sea. These pristine golden shores offer spectacular views of the nearby islands and an explosion of aquatic activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling.
A visit to Delos and the old town of Mykonos will provide a truly authentic Greek experience. Visitors can’t help but be moved by the amazing beauty and history the island has to offer and by the warm hospitality of the ever-smiling locals, who will make sure this is a visit to remember.
We visit Delos, the island where according to the mythology god Apollo was born. Delos is today known as "the Greek Pompeii", as it was destroyed by pirates in 69 BCE and ever since left abandoned.
We see houses, shops, workshops, shrines, temples, the theater, the slave market, the Terrace of the Lions, and more.
We do a complete tour of the Old town of Mykonos, to see its monuments and landmarks: the windmills, Little Venice, the iconic Paraportiani church, the Town Hall, the fish market, Mando square, the private chapel of St. Nicolas, the shopping district, etc.
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