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.
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.
Amarylis is an EXCELLENT Guide. Lots of informative stops along the way, explaining what we were seeing in depth. Saw most of the major items and really enjoyed the tour. THere is no shade to speak of so take a hat .
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