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Approximately 4 Hours
Meals not included
According to Greek mythology, Apollo was born on this tiny island in the Cyclades. Apollo's sanctuary attracted pilgrims from all over Greece and Delos was a prosperous trading port. The island bears traces of the succeeding civilizations in the Aegean world, from the 3rd millennium BC to the paleo-Christian era. The archaeological site is exceptionally extensive and rich.
Board a local ferry from the tender pier in Mykonos and cross to the ancient island of Delos -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Delos was the birthplace of Apollo and his twin sister Artemis -- the children of Zeus and Leto. This sacred island is uninhabited now, but its first settlements date to the 3rd millennium BC. The ruins on Delos are numerous and important to Greek history -- the Sanctuary of Apollo complex, the area of the Sacred Lake (which dried up in 1926), the Terrace of Lions, the sanctuaries on Cynthus, the theater district, and the commercial harbor district.
Today you will see the ruins of Delos in a most extraordinary fashion, with the aid of Augmented Reality Software (AR). Augmented Reality combines the camera's content with a virtual one. In other words, it is a mixture of the real-time video and many different virtual elements. AR essentially enables you to simply point the tablet's camera at various locations of the site and view them in their original form, as they once stood thousands of years ago. It is an amazing way to view the site as both the ruins of today and the complete, whole buildings of yesteryear.
Narration is provided by an archaeologist, offering great insight into the history and architecture, and the significance of the all-important sanctuary.
A great deal of walking is required on this tour. Shade is limited; please dress accordingly. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Wear sturdy walking shoes. The public ferry ride is 45 minutes each way, and at times the crossing can be rough; guests who suffer from motion sickness should consider this before booking and/or take appropriate medication. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.