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Avenue of the Lions

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An ancient street dating back to the seventh century BC lined with majestic stone lions.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apart from being extremely significant these Lions are beautiful and very delicately made for the time. A must see on this Delos site.

Thank Catherine V
Reviewed 4 November 2017

while in Mykonos I saw a postcard and thought they were sea lions, when in Delos you get close and realize that 3000+ years of erosion have turned them from lions to what you see, there are 8 lions standing and when you visit the...More

Thank guerrerocara
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The Avenue (Terrace) of the Lions was dedicated to Apollo by the people of Naxos around 600 BC. With their open snarling mouths facing east, as many as 12 or more symbolically guarded the Sacred Lake where Greek mythology says Leto gave birth to Apollo....More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 1 November 2017

These lions are replicas and the real ones are in the museum. Nice to see where they sat but be sure to go see the real ones in the on-site museum

Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 7 October 2017

These are replicas out in the open. The actual lions are the Archeological Museum of Delos. Couple of lions are missing, one believed to be in Venice.

Thank Manas R
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This is just one part of the huge Delos archeological site and is well worth the trip. Take the time to allow plenty of time at the site to see everything. We ended up taking a later shuttle to allow time to see it all...More

Thank Travelin M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Row of nine to tweleve stone carved lions guarded way to the Sacred Lake were according to a myth the ancient gods were born. Erected by the people of Naxos as a gift to Delos Island in a honour of the god Apollo. Proud and...More

Thank luiza c
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is also known as the Terrace of the Lions. These lions were erected and dedicated to Apollo by the people of Naxos just before 600 BC, all facing east guarding the sanctuaries and also looking toward the Sacred Lake. They were made from Naxian...More

Thank SunnyCloudyRainy
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to seeing the lions. They're in any guide to Delos and rightfully so. We got to the avenue near the end of our tour of the site. This meant hardly anyone else was around so it was great for photos which...More

Thank johnboySheffield
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Visited Dalos and the Avenue of Lions is one of the Historical sites you can see in the island, I have always wanted to see it and was glad that I made the trip to the island. I would definitely recommend doing the tour of...More

Thank Carlos L
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