Cruise to the sacred island of Delos and view a wealth of ruins using an electronic tablet with augmented-reality software that shows the structures as they appeared in ancient times.
After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at a boat launch and begin a picturesque cruise to the nearby island of Delos. According to Greek mythology, Apollo and his twin sister Artemis were born on Delos, which was first settled in the third millennium B.C. Archaeological discoveries excavated here have been deemed so indicative of an ancient cosmopolitan port that the entire island is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
All of the structures on Delos are excavated ruins, except for the museum and a few buildings for personnel. The landscape remains largely unaltered since ancient times because a town was never built over the original port, a rarity few other archaeological sites share.
As you meander through the rather barren island, you will behold ruins that include temples, statues, mosaic floors and roads such as the Sacred Way, which leads to the Sanctuary of Apollo. Another highlight is the Terrace of Lions, named for the Naxian marble lions that guard it. The originals are in the island's museum to protect them from the elements.
To enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the ruins, you will be provided with an electronic tablet with 3D augmented-reality software. Just point the tablet's camera at a ruin, and you can view the structure as it originally stood centuries ago.