Friday 6th July 2012 Mykonos Marina

On the Ferry to Delos Island
We Joined a Private Guided Tour of the Site
The large Archaeological Site of Delos
The Doorway to a Large Home from Ancient Times
Good Construction for Such an Old Building Circa 6BC
A Stove from Ancient Times in the Museum
An Amazing Mosaic from the Site in the Museum
Many Statues in the Museum!!
Me at Delos
An Eygptian Inspired Building on the Site
The Local Amphitheatre
No Movement in this Wall Built Around 6BC
A Good Seat for a Rest
We See the Wind Star Again
Back to the Old Port
The Local Pelican out for a Stroll
Need Strong Sunglasses Here
Great View from the Kastro Bar
Kasto Bar a Must Go for Drinks Recommendation
The Rose Champagne is Delicious
Colourful Alleys
Lots of Photos and Pats for the Friendly Pelican
Back to Matthew’s for Dinner
Moussaka and Great Salad to Share

This morning we made an early start to catch the tour boat to Delos Island which is an ancient important archeological site just south east of Mykonos. Delos was once the political and religious centre of the ancient world and legend has it that Apollo was born here on the island. Our trip by boat was much calmer than the one we had when we travelled past these waters a few days ago. The heat of the day was already aparent at by 9am and on our arrival at Delos Port, we were pleased we both brought our hats with us, as there was absolutely no shade at the site apart from a cafe in the far distance. To get more information about the history of the ancient ruins, we joined a private tour with an English speaking guide for an hour. This gave us an overview of the history of the site which dates back almost 3000 years. It amazed us how advanced the infrastructure was here on the island so many years ago. Thirty thousand inhabitants lived on Delos Island and it was also a major commercial port of the central Aegean. After wandering around the large site and taking in all the history we chose to catch the earliest ferry back to Mykonos Town to escape from the dust and the heat. We spent the afternoon doing some window shopping and enjoying a lovely relaxing time in Mykonos Town. In the evening once again we ventured back to Matthews, along the road from the marina and enjoyed sharing a tradtional moussaka and salad for dinner.



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