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Delos is a small island and archaelogical site that is part of the Cyclades island group.
It has been made a WHS because of:
- its role in early archaeology,
- its part in Aegean history,
- its important role as cosmopolitan Mediterranean port from the 4th to the 1st century BC,
- it being the mythological birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.


Mith (Australia):
Abseloutley an amazing experience of a life time with so much to see with so much history and meaning. there's passion through every temple, statue or monument.
Truly Fantastic
Date posted: March 2006

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Site info

Country: Greece
Inscribed: 1990
Cultural Heritage
Criteria:  (2) (3) (4) (6)
Category: Archaeological site, Ancient Greece

Site history:
1990 Inscribed
Reasons for inscription

Site links

Official website:
»Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism

In the news:
» Ancient theatre of Delos to be restored (23-03-2012).

Related links:
» Wiki on Delos.

Getting there

This WHS has 1 location(s).


Gates depicting Lions . Monumental Fountains . Sphinx .
Aegean Sea . Mediterranean shore .
Archaic Greece . Homeric Locations .
Human Activity
Erotic art . Locations for playing sport .
Religion and Belief
Jewish religion and culture .
Built in the 7th century BC .
Cultural sites taking up an entire island . Shortest WHS names .
World Heritage Process
Extensions on Tentative List .

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