Sunday, September 14, 2014

DELOS ISLAND


At 10am o'clock we took the boat from the old port of Mykonos Town towards the Island of Delos, where we arrived 45 minutes later. The last boat leaves from Delos Island at 3pm, so we had about 3 hours to visit the island.


Lion Terrace in the Island of Delos
The Terrace of the Lions is probably the most populat place in the Island of Delos


Delos Island



Sanctuary of Delos in The Greek Islands
Reconstruction of the Sanctuary of Delos



Sanctuary of Delos in The Greek Islands
Sacred Way of the Sanctuary of Delos



Sanctuary of Delos in The Greek Islands
Sanctuary of Delos was one of the most important places of the Ancient Greece



Lion Terrace in Delos Island
Lion Terrace is probably the most popular place of Delos Island



 Lion Terrace in the Island of Delos
A closer view of the Lion Terrace in the Island of Delos



Sanctuary of Syrian Gods in Delos Island
Sanctuary of Syrian Gods in Delos Island



Sanctuary of Delos in the Greek Islands
Overview of the Sanctuary of Delos from the previous temple


Island of Delos
Sanctuary of Delos beside the Old Port of the island


Theatre in Delos Island
Theatre in Delos Island is one of the places better preserved of this Sanctuary



Theatre in Delos Island
Another view of the theatre in Delos Island


House in Delos Island
House in Delos Island




It's worth visiting this island because it was so important in the past as a sanctuary and as a trading center. However all the monuments and buildings don't exist currently. Luckily a lot of restoration work is being done so that at least you can imagine how it was.

The Terrace of the Lions, the theater and the mosaics of some of the houses are what I liked the most.

After coming back to Mykonos Town and before having lunch, we visited the Paraportiani church (located near the port). Near this church we saw the famous Pelican of Mykonos.


Paraportiani Church


Pelican of Mykonos
Pelican of Mykonos near Paraportiani Church


We ate a souvlaki in Souvlike restaurant next to the bus station before catching a bus to the beach of Agios Ioannis. The beach was very quiet and we enjoyed a relaxing afternoon watching the Island of Delos from this beach.

Beach of Agios Ioannis


Agios Ioannis beach in Mykonos
Agios Ioannis beach in Mykonos


Agios Ioannis beach in Mykonos
Umbrellas on Agios Ioannis beach, the first of the four beaches we enjoyed in Mykonos



Agios Ioannis beach in Mykonos
Delos Island from Agios Ioannis beach in Mykonos


Delos Island from Mykonos
The beach of Agios Ioannis offers nice views of the Island of Delos


Delos Island from Mykonos
The sun over the Delos Island from Mykonos


When we came back to Mykonos Town we went again to the Little Venice to enjoy the sunset and to see how the last sunlight illuminate the houses of this famous area of the city.


Little Venice


Little Venice in Mykonos
Little Venice in Mykonos


This was our trip route from Crete and the Greek Islands to Athens:



Day 1 - Crete: Chania

  • Beach of Agios Apostoli
  • Venetian Port
  • Splantzia (Turquish Quarter)
  • Jewish Quarter


Day 2 - Crete




Day 3 - Crete: Rethymnon and Heraklion

  • Venetian Port in Rethymnon
  • Loggia, Rimondi fountain and streets of the old town of Rethymnon
  • Fortress of Rethymnon
  • Venetian Port of Heraklion


Day 4 - Crete




Day 5 - Santorini

  • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  • Sunset in Oia


Day 6 - Santorini




Day 7 - Santorini



Day 8 - Mykonos

  • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Santorini to Mykonos
  • Mykonos Town
  • Windmills and Little Venice


Day 9 - Mykonos

  • Delos Island
  • Paraportiani Church in Mykonos Town
  • Beach of Agios Ioannis
  • Little Venice


Day 10 - Mykonos



Day 11 - Mykonos Town



Day 12 - Athens

  • Acropolis
  • Ancient Agora
  • Hadrian's Library
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Monastiraki District


Day 13 - Athens

  • Roman Agora
  • Plaka District


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