The island of Delos is considered a museum island, which is full of life during the summer. Today the island is not inhabited.
Thousands of visitors-worshippers of the magnificent Ancient Greek Civilisation, can be observed on the island during the summer months. Certainly worth visiting this Cycladic island, in order to feel the shock of history and the Godly light that the Holly island of Delos emits. The island of Delos is only a few kilometres away from the neighbouring island of Mykonos, though the island is linked all year round with all the other Cycladic Islands.
Of course staying overnight on the island is strictly forbidden.
HISTORY - CULTURE - SIGHTS
Delos, always attaining a religious character was known in antiquity as ?Ortygia? (Quail Land).The island was always a mystery island with great significance for those who ruled it, even though it was known as either the capital of the Amphictyony confederation for the islands (1,000 - 500 BC) ruled by Naxos, either as a Treasury or Religious - political symbol of the Athenian Alliance. The island came to its zenith between the 4th C and 1st C BC. when many impressive construction were built on the island. A little after the Roman domination on Greek territory, Delos became uninhabited .. up until today, always a victim of invasion and illicit trades in antiquities for many centuries.
Today the island is protected and operates as a museum, thus fully composing a unique sight. The fact that many theatres, arcades, alters, temples, markets, a stadium and many constructions of a large ancient settlement that are savoured exist on the island, then I believe that, that says it all. The Emblem of the island are the Lions which decorate the island"s port. One could only say that the island of Delos is one of the most significant archaeological monuments in Greece, to say anything else, would be needless.
From Mykonos, with small ferries and caiques.
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
Port Authority of Mykonos: 22890-22218,
Delos Archaeological site: 22890-22259