Monday, September 6, 2010


On our second day on Naxos, we booked a day trip to Delos and Mykonos. Both islands have been calling my name for years and I was excited that my dreams were finally becoming a reality!

While waiting for out boat, we observed the amazing skills of the port workers

View of the city of Hora

The water in the harbor is clean and full of fish! One resident of Hora decided to catch something for dinner.

Sea view of the portara, a massive marble doorway, which lies close to the port of Naxos on the islet of Palatia. Myth has it that the islet of Palatia was exactly where Ariadne, the Minoan princess was abandoned by her lover, Theseus after he killed Minotaur on the island of Crete.
In reality, it was a temple built by Lygdamis who was overthrown in 506 B.C and the temple was never completed.

One of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece-Delos. Famous as the birthplace of the twin gods Apollo and Artemis, Delos was also a prosperous city. Especially in Late Hellenistic and Roman times, when it was declared a free port and became the financial and trading center of the Mediterranean.In 1990, UNESCO inscribed Delos on the World Heritage List.

Inside the Delos Museum:

Phallus and related reliefs at the Shrine of Dionysus

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