Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Delos, Greece


Average Yearly High Temperature in Fahrenheit (°F)
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Overview

The island of Delos, is isolated in the center of the roughly circular ring of islands called the Cyclades, near Mykonos. It has a position as a holy sanctuary before Olympian Greek mythology made it the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. From its Sacred Harbor, the horizon shows the two conical mounds that have identified landscapes sacred to a goddess in other sites.

Things to Do

Here you will find plenty of landmarks. One is the Minoan Fountain, which was a rectangular public well hewn in the rock, with a central column. Tightly-laid courses of masonry form the walls; water can still be reached by a flight of steps that fill one side.

The Terrace of the Lions dedicated to Apollo by the people of Naxos shortly before 600 BC, had originally nine to twelve squatting, snarling marble guardian lions along the Sacred Way. The lions create a monumental avenue comparable to Egyptian avenues of sphinxes.

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