Private Ancient Delos With Speed Boat
Hop on a speedboat, motor over to the archaeological site of Delos and explore its ancient temples and more on this private excursion in Mykonos. Your private tour includes fun and an expert guide who will show you some of the island's most famous landmarks, including the Temple of Apollo and the terrace of foreign gods. Your guided tour also includes roundtrip transportation to and from your port via speedboat to explore the ancient island. With so many sites to see, this is the perfect tour for a family trip or for history enthusiasts.
Begin your epic tour with your private guide and take a speed boat to the ancient archeological site of Delos Island. As part of the center of Greek mythology, Delos is said to be the birthplace of Greek twin gods Artemis and Apollo. The island was also once a major religious center before the 9th century B.C., but today you will find that this uninhabited island now attracts thousands of tourists who take a pilgrimage to witness its ancient temples and other landmarks among its ruins.
Once you arrive, dock on Delos' westside and head to the archaeological site's entrance, where you'll get an in-depth guided tour of the Sanctuary of Delos. At the center of the Sanctuary, you find the Temple of Apollo, a temple dedicated to the Greek god Apollo that once housed a 26-foot tall statue made of gold and wood. Admire its architectural glory as you gaze on what's left of this iconic temple and follow your guide to see other monumental landmarks like the famous lions and dried lake.
Pass through a theater and witness the famous Hellenistic Mansions of Delos, which are known for its intricate mosaics emblematic of a trident, dolphin, and the Greek god Dionysus. Along the way, your guide will share stories of the island's history, and you'll even get a chance to take in panoramic views of the archipelago from the terrace of the gods. Wrap up your tour by heading back to your port in Mykonos via speedboat as you reflect on your time on the ancient island.
With a visit to the sacred island of Delos, this tour is perfect for adding a cultural experience to your trip while in Mykonos. Sign up for this guided tour today and get ready for an epic time you'll remember for years to come.
Please Note: The boat available for this tour accommodates groups of up to 7 guests maximum. Please consider this information when booking.
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.
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Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.
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