Delos is a Greek island in the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea. Despite its small size and the lack of infrastructure, it is one of the most important attractions of these regions of Greece. All this is due to the huge archaeological site entered on the UNESCO list, often classified as one of the most important ancient monuments in the world.
According to mythology, Delos, or Ortygia, was an island that swam freely in the Aegean Sea, where it was not placed in today's place by Poseidon. Artemis and Apollo were born here, and therefore one of the most important sanctuaries of this god was located here.
In the 4th and 5th centuries Delos was the capital of the Maritime Union, and later became one of the most important ports in the Aegean Sea, which grew rich mainly through the slave trade. The city of Delos grew then and gained many public buildings.
The archaeological site of Delos is an attraction that attracts many tourists here in the Cyclades. It includes not only the ruins of temples such as the Temple of Dionysus, the Temple of Isis, the Temple of Hera, the Temple of Poros and the Great Temple of Apollo, but also the perfectly preserved ruins of the houses of the city's inhabitants. You can see, among others Dolphin House, Upper House, Naxian House, Lake House, Trident House, and Cleopatra House. The Agora and the Holy Road have also been preserved.
The remains of the ancient port and the Lions Terrace with statues of these animals are very valuable monuments within the site. Next to the site there is the Archaeological Museum, which presents the most valuable finds from Delos.