Delos Tour

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A morning 5 hours organized tour in Delos with English speaking licensed guide and transfers to / from your hotel

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Day 1

Little islands out at sea, on the horizon keeps showing a whiteness, a flash and a furl, a hail of something coming, ships a-sail from over the rim of the sea . The Cyclades received their name in antiquity because they form a rough circle (kiklos) round the sacred island of Delos. A thirty minutes trip by boat brings you to the small neighbor island of Delos - one of the biggest and most important archeological sites of Europe. In the mythology Delos used to be the birthplace of the ancient gods Apollon and Artemis and their temples have always been the center of the Holy Island. Like on Mykonos first settlements on Delos have been found from around 3,000 BC by the Karers from Asia. The small island has been for centuries and more than one times the religious and political center of the whole Aegean Sea. Due to a changeful history Delos suffered many occupations and totally distractions, which played a part to the fact that more and more people left the island which is uninhabited since nearly 2,000 years. The extraordinary guided tour in English through the 4-5,000 years old temple ruins and a visit to the museum of Delos will bring you closer to the understanding of the high-developed culture and daily life of ancient Greece. Despite its minute size, it played an important role in antiquity for both commercial and religious reasons. The sanctuary to Apollo attracted pilgrims and riches. Together with the shrine at Delphi, it was the most important in the Greek world. Nowadays Delos is a desolate wind-swept sea-girt place. A pilgrimage for tourists where the ruins are still imbued with a sense of mystic fervour and nostalgia. The modern quay leads directly to the entrance to the archaeological site. We shall walk into the heart of the sanctuary where you can see the Temples of Apollo, monuments famous for their history and architectural style, the dried lake with the palm tree, and the unique marble lions of Delos. After a rest stop we shall visit the museum and continue towards the terrace of the foreign gods and the theatre area. The view of the archipelago from up there is unforgettable. We shall visit the famous Hellenistic mansions of Delos with their superb mosaics decorating the floors and walls. Return to the harbour area of the island of Delos and by the local boat return to Mykonos harbour.

Planning excellence

My kids (18 & 20) and I had the most amazing 2-week trip to Greece May/June 2023. We were fortunate to have been introduced to Anthony Alagiah, who came highly recommended through a friend and colleague. I’m a researcher by nature, love planning trips and like to make very purposeful choices. What I lacked was local, expert perspective, and felt I wasn’t getting thorough, objective advice from my usual online sources. I was looking for a professional who would work with me to collaborate, share options, and guide our choices. Anthony has a network of colleagues with Antelope Travel and affiliated agencies throughout Greece who gave timely advice and knew what hotels and excursion providers could be relied on for consistent, quality experiences. Our vacation was impeccably planned from the moment we arrived. The communications were excellent not only during planning but while we were in Greece. We had a clear itinerary, with details, contact names and numbers for every step of our trip - everything from start to finish ran smoothly and we felt very well cared for. The hotel choices, tours/guides and restaurant recommendations were excellent. Overall, it was the trip of a lifetime, and the planning from start to finish exceeded our expectations.

Written June 17, 2023

Amazing Travel Agency

Anthony and his team did an amazing job organizing our eight day trip to Mykonos and Santorini. They chose two excellent hotels that met our budget, and booked car transport and inter-island ferries for us. He also gave a bunch of great restaurant recommendations and was able to help us book a few last-minute items, including a wine tour! He also had local representatives on each island who we were able to call with random specific asks (e.g., last minute club reservations on Mykonos).

The only thing we'd change is that we wish we had been able to spend even MORE time in Greece! In fact, we're already hoping to take another trip next year, and if we do we'll definitely be using Anthony and team again!

Having worked with other travel agents in other regions who do not do nearly as good a job, we can honestly say we are really happy with our Antelope experience!

Written August 15, 2023

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