A day trip to Delos and a bottle of wine
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
25Trip End Oct 09, 2010
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After a quick breakfast, we took a ferry over to Delos, another island which is about 30min away and went on a guided tour.
Very interesting place as it used to be a major commercial centre 2,000-3,000 years ago, with about 30,000 people living there at the height of its popularity. Some very clever stuff going on too like:
- Two storey houses, with water cooled areas
- A huge, underground water catchment and storage system throughout the city that allowed them to store up to 2.8m cubic metres of water and therefore get through the hot, dry summers
- Underground, gravity-fed sewage system (just make sure you don’t live in a valley!)
- A huge arena in which plays were performed
Not much left now except a lot of ruins as the whole place was plundered twice during the last century BC but still very interesting for a visit.
Jeff got yelled at when he tried to pose next to one of the Greek statues, “NO POSE!” Oops!
Back to Mykonos for more roaming around in town, then back up to our hotel for some much more relaxed sunset viewing and dusk shots. So beautiful!
Walked back into town befriending more cats along the way (the kittens are so cute!). We had a late dinner at a beautiful garden restaurant where we tried some of the local specialties - spinach & cheese pie, rice stuffed tomatoes and dolmades - and also shared a bottle of wine. After this we wandered drunkenly around the beautiful laneways and along the town beach for some night time photos and impulse jewellery purchases before arriving home and flopping into bed.