House of the Masks


This grand villa takes its name from floor mosaics featuring actors' masks, although the centrepiece is a spectacular mosaic of Dionysos riding a leopard, flanked by two centaurs.

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Nearby Delos attractions

1. House of the Dolphins

0.03 MILES

One of Delos' grandest houses, the highlight here is a well-preserved mosaic with youths riding dolphins in each corner.

2. Theatre

0.09 MILES

Built between 296 and 240 BC, this partially restored marble theatre could once seat 6500 spectators in its 40 rows. The large cistern in front of it…

3. Temple of Hera

0.09 MILES

This 5th-century BC temple has a well-preserved marble altar and two columns still standing.

4. Samothrakeion


The Kabeiroi, a mysterious group of Samothracian deities, were worshipped here.

6. Grotto of Heracles

0.11 MILES

This rock shelter was used as a temple to the legendary hero Heracles. Prior to that, it's thought to be the earliest location where Apollo was worshipped…

8. House of Hermes

0.13 MILES

A lavish multistory home from the 2nd century BC with a partially intact courtyard.