The island of Delos is one of the smaller Greek islands of the Cyclades group in the Aegean, extending over just 8 x 5 km. It is located about 140km to the southest of Athens, a few km from the island of Mykonos
. Delos is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece and a UNESCO world heritage site. It was a holy sanctuary for about 1000 years, before becoming the birthplace of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis. Delos has been inhabited since the 3rd millennium BC. A number of ruins from ancient Greece can be visited today, such as the Lion Street, the House of Dionysus and several temples.