Delos: Birthplace of Artemis & Apollo Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: Mykonos, Greece
Approx. Duration: 4 hours
Adult Pricing: $89*
Child Pricing: $49*

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Not far from Mykonos lies the island of Delos, mythical birthplace of the Goddess Artemis and God Apollo - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the ruins, you'll discover the spectacular Avenue of the Lions.
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Delos: Birthplace of Artemis & Apollo

Not far from Mykonos lies the island of Delos, mythical birthplace of the Goddess Artemis and God Apollo - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to mythology, Zeus, the King of the Gods, fell in love with a beautiful Titaness named Leto, but when his wife discovered his infidelity, she forbade Mother Earth to give Leto refuge. Lonely and pregnant, she wandered the earth until the island appeared and she had a place to give birth to her twins - Artemis, goddess of the hunt and virginity and Apollo, god of truth and light. Pilgrims from all over Greece came to pay their respects, creating one of the wealthiest and most revered shrines of antiquity.


After reaching the island by chartered boat, you’ll discover among the ruins, one of the island’s most spectacular relics, the Avenue of the Lions, where perfect replicas of the 7th century Naxian marble beasts crouch in silent vigilance at the sacred lake where Leto gave birth to her twins. Beyond, a path leads to Mt. Kynthos, where Zeus observed the event. There are many other interesting monuments which you’ll be able to admire during your visit.


Note: Tour involves approximately 1/2 mile of walking on uneven gravel terrain. Not recommended for guests on wheelchairs. Delos is explored on foot and the two hour walk is over uneven terrain and the steps can be slippery. Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months, we recommend that you drink a lot of water, use sun protection and dress in layers. The boat ride between Mykonos and Delos can be rough at times, depending on sea conditions. Due to time constraints, this tour is not offered on Norwegian Spirit sailings departing from Venice. Delos is closed on Mondays so tour is not offered on Norwegian Spirit May 6, July 29, or October 21, 2014 sailings.
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Port: Mykonos, Greece
Approx. Duration: 4 hours
Adult Pricing: $89*
Child Pricing: $49*

*Prices vary by sail date.

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  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.

  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.