Delos, the birthplace of Poseidon and Apollo, was once a flourishing cosmopolitan city-state and home to one of the most important religious center in the ancient world. The island’s archaeological site is one of the most impressive in Greece and routinely visited by thousands of travellers each year.
It is considered an archaeological site which “conveys the image of a great cosmopolitan Mediterranean port” and is currently on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Delos is a small island, barren and without vegetation, which does not exceed an area of 3.5 square kilometers. The landscape of the island is characteristic of the Cyclades and it is famous for its historical value. It was under Mount Cynthus that the sanctuary dedicated to Apollo (called in Greek “Apollo Delios”) and his sister Artemis was built, as well as the Hellenistic city around.