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Mykonos Off The Beaten Path: 15 reviews and 26 photos

  Arched reservoir on Delos
by mtncorg

Hadrian tried, unscucessfully, to revive the cult of Apollo and the decline o fDelos continued. In AD 363, Julian the Apostate tried to renew paganism on Delos but after the Oracle warned, 'Delos shall become Adelos' ('Visible shall become Invisible'), he gave up. Theodosius the Great banned all pagan ceremonies in the spirit of non-tolerance. A small Christian community survived until the 6th Century, after which the island became the lair of pirates and home contractors.

Across from the Theater of Delos, you wil find a graceful eight-arched reservoir. This was the main residential area in the 2nd Centruy BC.

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  • Written Dec 21, 2003
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