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Aleomantra

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day40

    Delos and Little Venice

    October 13 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 70 °F

    Delos is a small island with a lot of history in Greek Mythology as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, and the Macedonian and Roman Empires as a trade hub + sacred ground. Unfortunately, the entire place was sacked multiple times leaving only ruins.

  • Day507

    Ancient Delos

    September 4, 2018 in Greece ⋅ 🌙 26 °C

    Fortunately the wind had died by this morning so we motored around to Delos and anchored up so we could visit the ruins of Ancient Delos, they, the archaeologists and government, have partially restored the buildings and roads in some places so you get a really good feel for what life was like B.C. Delos was the site of both temples and towns so ordinary life as well as displays of grandeur. It is incredible what they could do 2000+ years ago with the big water reservoirs under each house and the water flows under the floor for fresh and not so fresh water. The views from the top of the hill, yes I made John climb it too, were beautiful you could see different islands in each direction and the turquoise water around the island itself were stunning we could see where we had been the night before, to the West, and Mýkonos Town to the North East.Read more

  • Day6

    Delos, Birthplace of Greek Gods

    November 10, 2013 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    Our guide for Mykonos and Delos was Irene. Delos was the home of the Greek gods. This was the sacred island on which the gods were born. Unable to support life now because of the lack of water, the only resident is the overseer for the archaeological sites. The biggest challenge, I suppose, is getting an adequate water supply. One interesting characteristic here is the light. It is palpably bright. Many artists enjoy coming to these islands simply to appreciate the quality of the light. Of course, as in Arizona, one component of the light is the arid air, which makes for insufficient rainfall.Read more

  • Day578

    Day 579: Delos Archaelogical Site

    September 16, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Only one World Heritage site near Mykonos, so we headed there today on the early ferry at 9am. It's the island of Delos just nearby, which in Greek mythology was the birthplace of Apollo, one of the key gods.

    It was an important centre of power for a few centuries around 500BC, so we spent a good couple of hours wandering around the ruins. Not too many people around which was nice, though it was gradually filling up as we wandered.

    Lots of very old ruins - low walls and the like, though there was a row of lion sculptures which were quite interesting to see as well. Eventually by around 2pm we decided to head back home, so hopped on the ferry back to Mykonos. Grabbed some pastries at a cheap locals bakery in the old town, then caught the sea taxi back to the apartment where Schnitzel was waiting.

    Went for a swim in the late afternoon but otherwise didn't do much!
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Aleomántra, Aleomantra, Αλεομάντρα

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