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Brendan Phelps
February 21, 2023
The City of Delos: The Commercial Hub of the Ancient Aegean. UNESCO Site #530

Welcome friends! If you have got to this site then you are interested in learning about the magnificent island of Delos. Below is the file for our first podcast that you may play or download. You can also stream the podcast on Spotify, Apple music, or SoundCloud. Below the audio file is a transcription of our episode as well as photos that we took while exploring the island. Thank you so much for finding us and supporting us. Make sure to share our podcast with friends, family, fellow travelers.

Episode Transcription

The year is 120 B.C. You are a traveling merchant sailing through the Aegean Sea from Egypt.

Your father’s jewelry business is doing well at home. He has taught you everything he knows about the craft and he would like to try to distribute his products all around the mediterranean. You and your partner as well as your two teenage children will be joining you on this voyage. You travel from island to island and after a year of voyage you end up at the island of Delos. 

Hello there and welcome back to our podcast that aims to enlighten, inspire, and uplift you. I’m your host and today we’re headed to a beautiful and awe-inspiring location, the ancient city of Delos, near Mykonos, Greece. Delos is a place full of history, culture, and natural beauty that has been a world heritage site for many years.

Now, to get to Delos, you must first head to the nearby island of Mykonos. Once you arrive in Mykonos, you can take a short ferry ride to the ancient city of Delos. Ferry tickets can be purchased from the port of Mykonos and there are several departures throughout the day. Once you arrive in Delos, you will be amazed by the beautiful scenery and the rich history of this ancient city.

Delos became a world heritage site in 1990, due to its outstanding cultural and natural significance. It is considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and is often referred to as the ‘island of light’ due to its historical and spiritual significance. The city of Delos was once the commercial and religious center of the ancient world and was home to a plethora of temples, marketplaces, and monuments.

The ancient city of Delos is known for its unique architecture, beautiful mosaics, and exquisite sculptures. Some of the fun facts about Delos include the fact that it is believed to have been the birthplace of the Greek god Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. The island was also considered to be the center of the Cyclades, which is a group of islands that surrounds Delos. One of the most famous monuments on the island is the Terrace of the Lions, which is a row of marble lions that was believed to have been dedicated to Apollo.

Delos is also known for its rich history and was a thriving city during the Roman and Hellenistic periods. The island was an important trading center and was home to many wealthy families. Some of the significant historical events that took place in Delos include the battle between the Athenians and the Spartans, which took place during the Peloponnesian War. Delos was also a hub of cultural activity and was home to many famous writers, artists, and philosophers.

So there you have it, folks. The ancient city of Delos, located near Mykonos, Greece, is a beautiful and awe-inspiring place that is filled with rich history, culture, and natural beauty. From its unique architecture to its beautiful mosaics and exquisite sculptures, Delos is a world heritage site that has something to offer everyone.

Well, that’s it for today’s podcast. I hope you enjoyed this little virtual tour of Delos and that it has inspired you to visit this beautiful place. Until next time, happy travels!

How to get here?


1. Boat

From Mykonos

2. Packing Tips

Takes about 30 minutes

Final thoughts

Does the small island that is very deserted and has not really much to do there other than viewing the museums and old ruins.

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Mitchell & Brendan Phelps
December 9, 2022
Santorini in the Off-Season

Interactive Map of Santorini

Use our interactive map of all the places we visited during our time in Santorini. Feel free to use this as an outline for your own #adventuretheory

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First, a little bit about Santorini. It’s an island located in the Aegean Sea and is part of the Cyclades group of islands. It’s known for its stunningly beautiful views, with white-washed buildings, blue-domed churches, and crystal-clear waters. It’s also home to a number of ancient ruins, including the city of Akrotiri, which was buried in ash during a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC.

But while Santorini is a popular destination during the peak tourist season, it’s also a great place to visit during the off season. The weather is still beautiful, with warm days and cool evenings, and there are fewer crowds. This means you can really take your time and enjoy all that Santorini has to offer without feeling rushed.

One of the best things to do in Santorini during the off season is to explore the island’s many beaches. The most famous of these is Red Beach, so named for the reddish hue of the volcanic rock that surrounds it. But there are also plenty of other beautiful beaches to choose from, like Perissa Beach, which has black sand and crystal-clear waters, or Kamari Beach, which is popular for its laid-back atmosphere and water sports.

Another must-do in Santorini is to visit the island’s many wineries. Santorini is known for its distinctive wines, which are made from the indigenous grape varieties grown on the island. You can take a tour of a winery and learn about the history and production of Santorini wines, and of course, taste a few for yourself.

If you’re looking for a bit of history, there are several ancient ruins to visit in Santorini. The most famous of these is the city of Akrotiri, which was buried in ash during the volcanic eruption. You can visit the site and see the well-preserved ruins of buildings, streets, and even frescoes.

Of course, no trip to Santorini would be complete without experiencing its famous sunsets. The best place to do this is from Oia, a town on the northern tip of the island. Here, you can watch the sun set over the caldera, the huge crater created by the volcanic eruption. It’s a truly breathtaking sight.

While everyone’s experience in Santorini will be different and personal, there are a few things that are generally considered not-to-be-missed. These include:

Places to stay

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Things to do

Day 1

Rent a car and drive

Cost us only 13 Euros a day

Ancient Thera and Akrotiri

Day 2

Visit the town of Fira

Hike a Volcano

Sunset in Oia


The hike from Fira to Oia

Photoshoot in imerovigli


The Beaches

Places to eat

If you have time to kill

Go around the island taking pictures of all the different doors. Literally did not find a single one that was the same as another.

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Final thoughts

Of course, these are just suggestions and you may find other things that you enjoy more. The best way to experience Santorini is to explore and see what catches your interest.

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