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Private Ancient Delos

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Discover the uninhabited island of Ancient Delos, the birthplace of Apollo, son of Zeus, on this incredible private tour.

Board your boat and skid across calm waters to the uninhabited island of Delos. Considered one of the most important mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in Greece, Delos had a position as a holy sanctuary for a millennium before Olympian Greek mythology made it the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.

On this stark and lonely landscape, you will have the opportunity to explore the ruins of an ancient settlement that once bustled with the sounds of trade and commerce. With your guide, you will hear the tale while standing before the remnants of the Great Temple of Apollo, and you will check off the UNESCO-listed ruins' most impressive highlights, from the Sanctuary of Apollo to the houses of Dionysus and Cleopatra. Pass through the classical Theater, where over 5,000 citizens once cheered epic performances.

End this incredible tour at the Hellenistic mansions adorned with elaborate mosaics crafted thousands of years ago. Look out upon the greens and blues of the archipelago from the Terrace of the Foreign Gods and visit the lost Sacred Lake -- which stands today dry - and where it is said that once swans and geese of Apollo frolicked.

Time on Delos is forever frozen, and this tour offers the rare opportunity to stroll in the footsteps of the ancient Greek gods.

Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 47 guests maximum. Groups with more than 47 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please consider this information when booking.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $91.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Water/Beach, Cultural
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses are also recommended as it can get very hot on Delos. Please have your knees and shoulders covered if visiting a religious site.
Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible because of the varied terrain at the sites you will be visiting.