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Mar 23, 2012 - Day trip to Delos - aborted - Instead Walked Around Mykonos

3-23 Wiki Info Delos Well, once again we are reminded that all planning must be temporary. We asked everywhere yesterday about boats to Delos and most said yes, they go every day. Then at the Star Ferry office the gal said the daily boats don't begin til April but we could inquire at the dock which we did. A fellow working there said very clearly, 'Yes, tomorrow at 8am, the Magdelina' and pointed to the boat. YES! We made our plans accordingly, stocking up on food, etc (no facilities on Delos...food VERY pricey). Got up at 7:30, and by...

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Sep 26, 2011 - Delos

My first full day here I took a 45 min. boat ride to the nearby island of Delos. It's an uninhabited island strewn with ruins and famous as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. It was one of the most important religious sites in ancient Greece, starting about 3,000 years ago, then became an important trading center during Roman times until it was attacked and destroyed by Pontus in 88 BC. After that it never recovered and was eventually abandoned. I just love places like this and spent half a day just walking around and exploring the ruins.

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Greece & Turkey 2011

Jul 15, 2009 - Cycladic Islands: Mykonos, Delos, Paros & Santorini

After a few days in Athens, we took the ferry to Paros Island, where we mostly hung out at the beach in the north coast village of Naoussa; then on to Mykonos, where we also mostly hung out at the beach and stayed at the very nice Petrasos Beach Resort (but DID also visit the archaeological site at nearby Delos one day); and finally we took the Flying Cat 3 (a jet powered catamaran ferry for passengers only) to the well-visited and beautifully scenic Island of Thira (aka Santorini). Finally, on July 2?, we took another Flying Cat to Crete.

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