Mykonos and The Island of Delos

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As the say in Kusadasi, “okeydokey” we have a good connection.  So here are some photos os Mykonos and our side trip by boat to Delos and the archeological site.  I will let you google Delos to find out about it but it was pretty neat.

 

Some of the Ruins of Delos as we approach by boat.

Some of the Ruins of Delos as we approach by boat.

Here is an example of how the stone walls were stucco and then adorned with fresco and paintings.  This was a very wealthy man's house.

Here is an example of how the stone walls were stucco and then adorned with fresco and paintings. This was a very wealthy man’s house.

Here I am standing in the main toilet area of Delos.  People used the trench and it ran down into the sewer.  All the homes had toilets and sewers that emptied into mains that ran to the sea.  This was like 3,000 years before Christ.

Here I am standing in the main toilet area of Delos. People used the trench and it ran down into the sewer. All the homes had toilets and sewers that emptied into mains that ran to the sea. This was like 3,000 years before Christ.

This is the ampitheater of Delos.  It is Greek because the first seats are at ground level.  If Roman, they would be 2 to 3 meters off the floor to start because they used wild animals like Lions and Tigers.

This is the ampitheater of Delos. It is Greek because the first seats are at ground level. If Roman, they would be 2 to 3 meters off the floor to start because they used wild animals like Lions and Tigers.

The Main Cistern of Delos which has its roof collapsed.

The Main Cistern of Delos which has its roof collapsed.

One of the many lions of Naxos dedicated to the people of Delos.

One of the many lions of Naxos dedicated to the people of Delos.

These are the marble lions given by the people of Naxos to the people of Delos.  The actual ones are in the museum.

These are the marble lions given by the people of Naxos to the people of Delos. The actual ones are in the museum.

When lightning would strike they would erect this kind of quadrilateral triangle to honor Zeus who was the bringer of lightning.

When lightning would strike they would erect this kind of quadrilateral triangle to honor Zeus who was the bringer of lightning.

As we leave port a nice landscape of Mykonos.

As we leave port a nice landscape of Mykonos.

This is Frederick and with luck I can post about Ephesus tomorrow when we arrive in Rhodes.  Until then.

 

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