Delos, Greece Overview
The island of Delos,near Mykonos, near the centre of the Cyclades archipelago, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean; ongoing work takes place under the direction of the French School at Athens and many of the artifacts found are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Delos and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Delos had a position as a holy sanctuary for a millennium before Olympian Greek mythology made it the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. From its Sacred Harbour, the horizon shows the two conical mounds (image below) that have identified landscapes sacred to a goddess in other sites: one, retaining its pre-Greek name Mount Kynthos,is crowned with a sanctuary of Zeus.
Established as a culture center, Delos had an importance that its natural resources could never have offered. In this vein Leto, searching for a birthing-place for Artemis and Apollo, addressed the island.
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The island of Delos (; Greek: Δήλος, ; Attic Δῆλος, Doric Δᾶλος), near Mykonos, near the centre of the Cyclades archipelago, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece.
The Archaeological Museum of Delos ( Greek: Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Δήλου) is a museum on the island of Delos, near Mykonos in the South Aegean, Greece. It is noted for its extensive collection of statues unearthed in the surrounding area of the ancient site, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Greece Delos Island Mythology Adventure
The Delos island adventure near the Mykonos island in Greece.
Journey to Delos - July 14, 2011
We traveled from the island of Mikonos in Greece to Greece and toured the ancient Greek and Roman ruins there.
DELOS PART 1 GREECE
The island of Delos (Greek: Δήλος, [ˈðilos]; Attic Δῆλος, Doric Δᾶλος), near Mykonos, near the centre of the Cyclades archipelago, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece.
Greece 2012: Mykonos & Delos
Here's a few photos from our day trip to the ruins at Delos, as well as our arrival in/departure from Mykonos. Includes a few photos of our brief walking tour after returning from Delos.
Travel Greece - Visit The Delos Ruins (Apollo's Birthplace)
Take a tour of Delos Ruins, the birthplace of Apollo, in Greece -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats. Delos island is one of the most revered spots in all of Greece. The island is widely believed by many to be the birthplace of the Greek god Apollo.
Delos, Greece 360°
Taken from the highest point on Delos Island, this stunning small piece of land has amazing ancient ruins, and an even more amazing history.
Greece, Delos Island - Birthplace of Apollo
2011 Expedition. Full HD, photographer:Samuel Magal
a Visit to Delos from Mykonos (Greece)
Boattrip to the holy island of Delos. A visit to the excavations departing from Mykonos old harbour. Recorded on September 11, 2011.
Delos - Greece
Delos is a small island 30 minutes from Mykonos. There are over 100 noted historical sites from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods. From the travel documentary "This is Greece" with globe trotter Steve Tupholme.
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