Our first day on Mykonos was barely spent on actual Mykonos! We decided to get our hard core touristing out of the way right away and hopped the boat to Delos.
The very bumpy, crashy, rocky, nauseating boat to Delos. Interesting to say the least! But the ride was worth it because we were met with this amazing ancient landscape as soon as we stepped off the boat…
The earliest inhabitants of Delos are recorded at 2500 BC! When was the last time you walked around a city that old?! Blew our minds.
What amazed us the most is that this is a completely open site. The public is welcome to walk all over the island among the excavations…we encountered a few basic ropes blocking paths, etc. but other than that it’s open to the elements and exploration.
Some of the bigger artifacts on the grounds are indeed replicas but the originals are almost all housed in the on site museum along with most of the smaller pieces like dishes and weapons.
Yes, this is what you think it is…
The theatre. Quite remarkable.
According to the brochure: “It is estimated that at the beginning of the 1st century BC, some 30,000 people were living on this little island…” (approx. 5km long and 1300m wide).
Stunning. Hot, dusty and sweaty. We earned our gelato that day!