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Archaeological museum of Dilos
Cyclades / Dilos

The archaeological museum of Delos, was built in 1904 is considered one of the most important museums in Greece. It includes nine rooms with sculptures, bas-reliefs,  mosaics, vessels, jewels, objects of daily use, etc. Noteworthy are the statue of Apollo, the trunk of a Kouros from the temple of Apollo, the marble cluster of Voreas, the statues of Dioskouridis and his spouse Cleopatra, as well as the copper mask of Dionysus.

Avenue of lions
Cyclades / Dilos

West of the lake and next to the Litoo lies the most photographed and worldwide known as the symbol of the island, the Avenue of the Lions. The five marble Lions standing proud were originally 16. They were sculpted during the 7th century B.C. using Naxos marble, representing symbolic guardians of the Holy Lake. During the 17th century, the Venetians seized one, still found in the port of Venice.

Ermaiston or Kompetaliaston Market
Dodecanese / Dilos

This is an open square next to the Holy Harbour. It is one of the most important markets of a Hellenistic city, set with large granite plates, many with holes for the fixing of supports of shelters.  The Gallery of Philippos and a small Ionic temple dedicated to Hermes are on the northern side, while arrays of shops and workshops lie on the eastern and southern side. At the centre lie the foundations of a square and a circular monument dedicated also to Hermes, the god of trade, surrounded by bases of votives depicting bankers, sea captains and tradesmen. Last quarter of the 2nd century B.C.

Institution of Byrition Poseidoniaston
Cyclades / Dilos

The institution of Birytion was the club of a Union of ship owners, bankers and agents that had come together in order to worship their own gods. Also, came together to protect their common commercial interests more effectively. It is constituted by a central courtyard with surrounding columns. Various rooms and small temples dedicated to Poseidon, Hercules and Rome where built around it. Last quarter the 2nd century B.C.

Minoa Krini
Cyclades / Dilos

Minoa Krini (spring), is reported in various scriptures and was identified by an embossed dedicated to the Minoes Nymphs. It is a public reservoir dug in the natural rock on the second half of the 6th century B.C. The spring was in use up to Hellenistic years, when it was changed into a residence.

Residence of Dionysus
Cyclades / Dilos

The residence of Dionysus is a very good example of private residence in Delos from the last quarter of the 2nd century B.C. There is evidence of an underground reservoir for rainwater with an impressive mosaic floor. A stone staircase leads to the elegant private rooms of the first floor.

Stivadeion
Cyclades / Dilos

This is a rectangle platform on the northeast of the temple in which a statue of Dionysus is accompanied by the statues of two actors. The two bases on the left and right sides of the platform supported oversized phalluses. The base found on the southern side, was a votive from the resident of Delos (Karystios), won in a theatrical competition around 300 B.C. It has embossed scenes from the circle of Dionysus.

Temple of Hera
Cyclades / Dilos

The Dorian temple of Hera was built around 500 B.C, although below it there are remnants of an even more ancient temple from the 7th century B.C. Many vessels from the archaic years (now in the Museum) were found under the base. The south side features the altar of the goddess.

Temple of Isis
Cyclades / Dilos

The small Dorian temple of Isis is found in Temple of Foreign Gods at the foot of Kynthos hill. It was built in the 2nd century B.C. and repaired by the Athenians in 135 B.C. The statue of the goddess, still in the temple, was worshipped under various names, protecting seafarers as well as bearing good health and luck.

Temple of the Delians
Cyclades / Dilos

The temple of the Delians or the Great Temple is the largest of the three temples of Apollo. It is a Dorian temple with six by thirteen columns, built in the around the 5th century BC but never reached completion for various reasons.

The Theatre
Cyclades / Dilos

The initially wooden theatre was replaced with the current stone made in the beginning of the 3rd century B.C. The lower part of the theatre is separated by a frieze. Behind the first line of seats, which was for the honoured spectators, there are 26 lines of seats on the lower department and another 17 lines on the upper, which are separated by eight staircases in seven departments. It could seat roughly 5.500 spectators. In front of the circular orchestra lie the foundations of the stage.

Archaeological museum of Dilos
Cyclades / Dilos

The archaeological museum of Delos, was built in 1904 is considered one of the most important museums in Greece. It includes nine rooms with sculptures, bas-reliefs,  mosaics, vessels, jewels, objects of daily use, etc. Noteworthy are the statue of Apollo, the trunk of a Kouros from the temple of Apollo, the marble cluster of Voreas, the statues of Dioskouridis and his spouse Cleopatra, as well as the copper mask of Dionysus.

Avenue of lions
Cyclades / Dilos

West of the lake and next to the Litoo lies the most photographed and worldwide known as the symbol of the island, the Avenue of the Lions. The five marble Lions standing proud were originally 16. They were sculpted during the 7th century B.C. using Naxos marble, representing symbolic guardians of the Holy Lake. During the 17th century, the Venetians seized one, still found in the port of Venice.

Ermaiston or Kompetaliaston Market
Dodecanese / Dilos

This is an open square next to the Holy Harbour. It is one of the most important markets of a Hellenistic city, set with large granite plates, many with holes for the fixing of supports of shelters.  The Gallery of Philippos and a small Ionic temple dedicated to Hermes are on the northern side, while arrays of shops and workshops lie on the eastern and southern side. At the centre lie the foundations of a square and a circular monument dedicated also to Hermes, the god of trade, surrounded by bases of votives depicting bankers, sea captains and tradesmen. Last quarter of the 2nd century B.C.

Institution of Byrition Poseidoniaston
Cyclades / Dilos

The institution of Birytion was the club of a Union of ship owners, bankers and agents that had come together in order to worship their own gods. Also, came together to protect their common commercial interests more effectively. It is constituted by a central courtyard with surrounding columns. Various rooms and small temples dedicated to Poseidon, Hercules and Rome where built around it. Last quarter the 2nd century B.C.

Minoa Krini
Cyclades / Dilos

Minoa Krini (spring), is reported in various scriptures and was identified by an embossed dedicated to the Minoes Nymphs. It is a public reservoir dug in the natural rock on the second half of the 6th century B.C. The spring was in use up to Hellenistic years, when it was changed into a residence.

Residence of Dionysus
Cyclades / Dilos

The residence of Dionysus is a very good example of private residence in Delos from the last quarter of the 2nd century B.C. There is evidence of an underground reservoir for rainwater with an impressive mosaic floor. A stone staircase leads to the elegant private rooms of the first floor.

Stivadeion
Cyclades / Dilos

This is a rectangle platform on the northeast of the temple in which a statue of Dionysus is accompanied by the statues of two actors. The two bases on the left and right sides of the platform supported oversized phalluses. The base found on the southern side, was a votive from the resident of Delos (Karystios), won in a theatrical competition around 300 B.C. It has embossed scenes from the circle of Dionysus.

Temple of Hera
Cyclades / Dilos

The Dorian temple of Hera was built around 500 B.C, although below it there are remnants of an even more ancient temple from the 7th century B.C. Many vessels from the archaic years (now in the Museum) were found under the base. The south side features the altar of the goddess.

Temple of Isis
Cyclades / Dilos

The small Dorian temple of Isis is found in Temple of Foreign Gods at the foot of Kynthos hill. It was built in the 2nd century B.C. and repaired by the Athenians in 135 B.C. The statue of the goddess, still in the temple, was worshipped under various names, protecting seafarers as well as bearing good health and luck.

Temple of the Delians
Cyclades / Dilos

The temple of the Delians or the Great Temple is the largest of the three temples of Apollo. It is a Dorian temple with six by thirteen columns, built in the around the 5th century BC but never reached completion for various reasons.

The Theatre
Cyclades / Dilos

The initially wooden theatre was replaced with the current stone made in the beginning of the 3rd century B.C. The lower part of the theatre is separated by a frieze. Behind the first line of seats, which was for the honoured spectators, there are 26 lines of seats on the lower department and another 17 lines on the upper, which are separated by eight staircases in seven departments. It could seat roughly 5.500 spectators. In front of the circular orchestra lie the foundations of the stage.

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Archaeological museum of Dilos
Cyclades / Dilos

The archaeological museum of Delos, was built in 1904 is considered one of the most important museums in Greece. It includes nine rooms with sculptures, bas-reliefs,  mosaics, vessels, jewels, objects of daily use, etc. Noteworthy are the statue of Apollo, the trunk of a Kouros from the temple of Apollo, the marble cluster of Voreas, the statues of Dioskouridis and his spouse Cleopatra, as well as the copper mask of Dionysus.

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Archaeological museum of Dilos
Cyclades / Dilos

The archaeological museum of Delos, was built in 1904 is considered one of the most important museums in Greece. It includes nine rooms with sculptures, bas-reliefs,  mosaics, vessels, jewels, objects of daily use, etc. Noteworthy are the statue of Apollo, the trunk of a Kouros from the temple of Apollo, the marble cluster of Voreas, the statues of Dioskouridis and his spouse Cleopatra, as well as the copper mask of Dionysus.

Temple of Isis
Cyclades / Dilos

The small Dorian temple of Isis is found in Temple of Foreign Gods at the foot of Kynthos hill. It was built in the 2nd century B.C. and repaired by the Athenians in 135 B.C. The statue of the goddess, still in the temple, was worshipped under various names, protecting seafarers as well as bearing good health and luck.

The Theatre
Cyclades / Dilos

The initially wooden theatre was replaced with the current stone made in the beginning of the 3rd century B.C. The lower part of the theatre is separated by a frieze. Behind the first line of seats, which was for the honoured spectators, there are 26 lines of seats on the lower department and another 17 lines on the upper, which are separated by eight staircases in seven departments. It could seat roughly 5.500 spectators. In front of the circular orchestra lie the foundations of the stage.

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