Archaeological Site in Delos

Ancient Delos

The Cyclades fulfil their collective name (kyklos – circle) by encircling the sacred island of Delos. The mythical birthplace of twins Apollo and Artemis, splendid Ancient Delos was a shrine-turned–sacred treasury a…
Mountain in Delos

Mt Kynthos

Mt Kynthos (113m) rises to the southeast of the harbour. It’s worth the steep climb: on clear days there are terrific views of the encircling islands. It also has monuments such as the Sanctuaries of Zeus Kynthios a…
Monument in Delos

Terrace of the Lions

North of the Sanctuary of Apollo is the much-photographed Terrace of the Lions. These proud marble beasts (originally thought to number 16) were offerings from the people of Naxos, presented to Delos in the 7th cent…
Lake in Delos

Sacred Lake

To the northeast of the Terrace of the Lions, the Sacred Lake is where Leto gave birth to Apollo and Artemis. The lake has been drained since 1925 to prevent malarial mosquito-breeding.
Shrine in Delos


The Sanctuary of Apollo houses the Artemision, a sanctuary of Artemis.
Monument in Delos


The Propylaia is a compound of magnificent temples and treasuries.
Ruins in Delos


The Sanctuary of Apollo houses the classical treasuries.
Ruins in Delos

South Stoa

Stadium in Delos


Temple in Delos

Temple of the Delians