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Delos

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the island of Delos is a must for not only history buffs, but also for lovers of Greek mythology. In fact, it is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The island was inhabited as early as the 3rd millennium BC and has been a sacred site for multiple religions, cults and sects over the centuries. It has also played a role in numerous historical events and been the subject of prophecies and myths. The archaeological excavations on Delos are extensive and ongoing and many valuable ancient artefacts and buildings have been uncovered. Some of these are on display in the Archaeological Museum of Delos. Look out for the circular Sacred Lake, now dry, the Minoan Fountain, the Terrace of the Lions, and several impressive ancient buildings and temples, some of which have remarkable mosaics. Famously, in Greek mythology, Artemis and her twin brother Apollo were born on the island of Delos to the King of the Gods, Zeus, and his wife Leto. The statues, sculptures, temples and terraces are a must see for all visitors to Mykonos and a trip to the island of Delos will reward greatly, not least of all because it is a beautiful, if sparse, island, which offers stunning views.