Delos Island

DELOS ISLAND THE ROAD WITH THE LIONS

Delos was the sacred island of ancient Greek. According to tradition emerged from the waves of the Aegean Sea to allow Leto give birth to Apollo and the goddess Artemis, the fruit of love with the father of gods and humans, Zeus.

DELOS ISLAND THE ROAD WITH THE LIONS

On the island there are traces of the installation at least the 3rd millennium BC But the Ionian colonises from 1000 BC, which is slowly turning into panhellenic worship center.

When the Athenian democracy prevails in the Aegean Sea, Delos is the seat of the Athenian alliance. With the Macedonian conquest of the island knows a great commercial development continued throughout the Hellenistic period and know the height of the Roman era. During the wars Mythridatikon, Delos faithful in Rome, completely destroyed and begins to decline until the complete devastation.

Base of pirates for many centuries, Delos, shows no interest in history, until the excavations of the French archaeological school starting in 1873, the highlight in one of the most important archaeological sites of ancient Greece

 

DELOS ISLAND