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Avenue of the Lions

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Address: Greece
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An ancient street dating back to the seventh century BC lined with majestic...

An ancient street dating back to the seventh century BC lined with majestic stone lions.

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US$193.96*
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Ancient Delos Tour and Cooking Class at Mykonian Spiti
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US$87.10*
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Mykonos Shore Excursion: Private Old Town Walking Tour
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4-Day Mykonos Excursion

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Awesome Delos - one of the world's most significant early Grecian archaeological sites and sanctuaries

An absolute MUST see if you are on Mykonos. Blue Star Ferries have a boat which leaves daily at 10am from Mykonos City port and takes 30 minutes to reach the island of Delos. Cost... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An absolute MUST see if you are on Mykonos. Blue Star Ferries have a boat which leaves daily at 10am from Mykonos City port and takes 30 minutes to reach the island of Delos. Cost is 23 EUROS for a return trip and the boat returns from Delos at 1pm. No visitors are allowed stay on the isand after 3pm... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Avenue of the Lions have replicas only of the lions since the lions are inside the museum already and one was taken by the Venetians and its head replaced!!! It is already part of the Delos tour so one might as well get to visit it. But there is really not much to see in this particular area.

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Wick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Don't miss this historical opportunity ... it's like walking through the pages of a textbook. Arrive early, leave as late as you can ... but don't miss the ferry out!

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

To see the Lions of Delos, take a left sightseeing path which goes towards the Sanctuary of Apollo, and past it there is the Terrace of the Lions, with 4 sculptures of large lions standing in the sun. Path goes further towards the Sacred lake, the Lake house and then to the right and up to the museum. Interesting that... More 

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

I thought that this would be my stand-out area of Delos, although now having been, the House of Masks and its beautiful mosaics is tough competition for the magnificent lions. I do love these lions and marvel at their sculpting in the ancient time they were made. The real ones are only a short walk away in the museum on... More 

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Orange County, California
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

It looks amazing and awe inspiring until you realize it's all replicas now. So therefore underwhelming. But worth a walk by if you are there.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Walking the Avenue of the Lions you realize that man's appreciation of nature and beauty haven't changed much within some 3 millenia.

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

From the looks of them I think lionesses should be a better word. And considering that Artemis didn't acceptet males in her suite it can be an explanation for them. After so many milenia guarding the bith place of the two gods.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Even though these are duplicates of the originals, they still are impressive. Hard to imagine the skill it took to build.

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Reviewed 5 July 2016

It's awesome seeing these statutes they are the highlight of visiting Delos. If you are on e island you must see these. They also have a few in the museum as well.

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