One of the few houses where it is known who the owners were, it displays how rich people lived and dwelled in ancient Delos. Some writings as well as two statues of the former owners are to be seen. Not to miss!
About Cleopatra's House
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It was wonderful to see the ruins of this home. It was impressive to see the ancient "air conditioning" and the beautiful mosaic tile floor of the Greek spiral. It gives great insight into the life of wealthy ancient Greeks.
It is wonderful to see such stunning houses of the wealthy people more than 2000 years ago! The statues in the house are, however, mere replicas now since the original is presently housed in the museum. Check it out and be amazed by the structure...More
The ruins of a mansion situated in the theater 'district' of Delos is a structure from the 2nd century BC. The home is said to be of a wealthy Athenian couple of that era, so do not be misled by the name of the house...More
Don't be misled by the name 'Cleopatra.' It was a very popular name during the time of the great queen. A 'Cleopatra' was said to be the joy of her father. This particular Cleopatra must have been a powerful woman according to our guide, because...More
Identified by the statues of the owners, this is one of a few mansions still partly standing at the foot of Mt Kynthos
This ruined mansion from 2 and 1 first century A.D. has the statues of it,s owners . The famous egyptian ruler only shares her first name with the lady of this house, Cleopatra was a common first name in ancient Greece meaning joy of the...More
Our guide informed us that Cleopatra is a Greek name 'Cleo' = joy and 'patra' = father. This is the only house on the island where the residents can be identified as they had statues built of themselves and their names inscribed so that all...More
Cleopatra was no an uncommon name. That she lived here is documented on the statue. Visit here and the other columns that mark the homes of the wealthier resident.s