As the birthplace of Apollo and home to ruins dating back to 300 BC, the Greek island of Delos is widely regarded as one of the most important historical sites in Greece.
In a country that is famous for its history and ancient ruins, it’s no mean feat that the island of Delos is considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.
Delos (Dhílos) can be found just west of Mykonos in the Cyclades and is the sole UNESCO World Heritage Site within the archipelago. Its ancient, dusty ruins are surrounded by the blue of the Aegean Sea with Mount Kýnthos rising beyond the South coast.
There is no accommodation here and the only way to reach it is by sea, which has gone some way to abate the crowds from descending on this sacred island. Not only is the island a must-see during a Greece luxury charter vacation but travelling by yacht is by far the best, and most comfortable way to get there.
Delos is the sole UNESCO World Heritage Site within the Cyclades archipelago.
The story of Delos dates back to times of myth and legend when it was anchored by Poseidon as the centre point for the other Cyclades to circle around. It is said to be the birthplace of Apollo, God of Music and Light and has since enjoyed centuries of inhabitants and rulers, later becoming an important trading port.
Excavations on the island have been some of the most extensive in the Mediterranean, with Hellenistic ruins dating from 300 B.C. Today, guides are available for tours of the island, from the House of the Naxians, Temple of Artemis, House of Dionysos and the ancient theatre to the homes of the Delians and the Temple of Isis.
A visit to Delos as part of a Greece luxury charter itinerary will allow you an insight into the rich history of this fascinating country. Take a look at the full selection of charter yachts in the East Mediterranean to start planning your trip.
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