Perfect for visitors interested in Greek history, mythology and archaeology, the Island of Delos is the spiritual and geographic center of the Cyclades island chain, and the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, the offspring of Zeus.
Princess tried to get us to pre book places on their shuttle bus into town by sending a circular to our cabin (the only port they did this). The Sea Bus into town, however, is much cheaper at 2 Euros single and far more convenient landing at the pier where the trips to Delos depart.
Price of ferry to Delos is 20 Euro and admission 12 Euros. We paid 50 Euros to include a guided tour and it was well worth it because she was informative, engaging and humorous and we saw just the right amount of key sights with a brief time independently in three hours.
Be aware that the cafe on the island is very expensive with a bottle of water 3 Euros and a fresh orange juice 5 Euros.
Mykonos town is very pretty, the most attractive of all ports, with lots to explore but very expensive as well.
This was an NCL tour to the Island of Delos. For me, the ruins here are on a par with Pompeii and give an image of a truly classical landscape. Although I wouldn't want to run the others down, I actually felt Delos was more inspiring than either the Acropolis in Athens or the ruins at Olympia, both of which we saw that week. Be aware, it is very exposed and can get hot, and there are limited facilities available.
The tour ship drops you back off in Mykonos port so you can have a wander around and see the windmills before you return to the tenders to get back to the Cruise ship.
We had been to Delos before and wanted to see more of it. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and gave a lot of information, but there was a little too much information and too little travelling around the site to see it. We had very little time on the island and feel that in order to really experience Delos we should perhaps go when we can stay overnight in Mykonos and spend the day on Delos. We would like to hike to the other side and see the ancient synagogue there.
Excellent historical site not to be missed. You get on boat to Delos, a lot of walking, explanations okay but read ahead to get better understanding, get the written guide brochure as you enter the gate, museum is not too big, but it is a fabulous site.
One of the best tours. It was a nice boat ride to Delos. We were one of the first group to arrive. I suggest if there's an option..take the earliest tour. It was still cool and not as crowded even tho we were packe in that boat.
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