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 supplied much of the town’s water.

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2. House of Dionysos

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The remains of a lavish villa, with a mosaic depicting the god of wine riding a tiger (the original is in the museum).

3. House of Hermes

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

4. House of the Masks

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

5. House of the Dolphins

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

6. House of Cleopatra

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No, not that Cleopatra. This ruined villa contains headless statues of its former owners, a rich Athenian couple called Cleopatra and Dioscurides, along…

7. Samothrakeion


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