Delos and Mykonos, Greece

We rode to Delos (Dee-lohs) on a tender boat. 

Avast! Me hearties! 
We all stripped down to our swim suits and got sunburn on the 45 minute tender boat ride from Mykonos to Delos. Except Eli. She kept her dress on.  Lucky for us. The captain may have lost focus otherwise…

This is Randall standing above the cistern in the ruins on Delos. 
Eli. Pardon the fly on her chest.

The Avenue of the Lions. Delos, Greece.

This was the one ship excursion I decided on before we left home. Delos is the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis and the most extensively excavated site in Greece. All of the kids went with us, including 2 nephews and Dad and Evelyn.  

Martina was very excited about seeing the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis but actually, we never saw a ‘birthplace.’ It was just the ruins on the island. Fascinating for me. Disappointing for the little one.

We left the ship and got onto a tender boat for the 45 minute ride to Delos. The ride was nice. Pulling up to the island was magic as we could see the excavations and they are extensive. I won’t bore you with details on what is there. If you’re going to Mykonos though, it’s worth the time to visit Delos if you enjoy archaeological sites.


This is where we ate supper on Mykonos. I did not get the name of the restaurant but yum!

A street on Mykonos.

Travis, Eli and Martina.


Eli and Martina. Supper. Mykonos.

Mykonos is the playground of the rich, famous, young and beautiful. We didn’t see much besides the main part of town, the tourist area. It was lovely, however. There are tiny winding streets lined with businesses that cater to tourists but the people were kind and respectful. We were starving and finally settled on a beautiful little café with an owner who spoke decent English. (We are SO lucky.)



About Bettina Colonna Essert

Illuminated Magdalene High Priestess and facilitator of empowerment and healing circles for girls and women, including a monthly Red Tent Temple. BA in English, minor in anthropology. Waldorf homeschool mom. Reiki master, cranial sacral therapist, herbalist, menstruvist, feminist, epicurian.
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