The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 39: Farewell to Delos

Thor and I wind up our second Mediterranean trip at the top of sacred Delos in the center of the Cyclades (“circle”) Greek islands.

NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew we had to return to this magical region. My first entry in this new blog series posted here on Saturday, 10/20/2018. It gives an overview of our rambles from Athens to seven islands in the Dodecanese and Cyclades groups, ending our ferry-hopping pilgrimage on the anciently sacred island of Delos. Stay tuned next week for a new series, as I return to Crete after 37 years!

As we left you with our penultimate Delos post on September 21, we had visited the Dionysos shrine and its sensual celebrations of the popular cult. Next we headed up the steep, rocky trail toward the top of the island and a 360-degree view of surrounding sea and islands. As we climbed, we could appreciate more of the extensive layout of the northern sites already excavated:

There were more intriguing remnants of structures along the way, including a multistory residence:

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 39: Farewell to Delos — 4 Comments

  1. I am particularly fond of the naturalistic Roman busts. I feel like I am actually connecting with a person through a window of time.

    • Yes, you really see the emotion on his face. But I still prefer the Classic statues, maybe more inspiring of awe somehow, or perhaps transcending time and mortality.