Thursday, December 16, 2010

Delos; or, Never Trust Athenian Travel Agents (Even When Bearing Gifts)

Our plan had been to arrive at Mykonos in the early afternoon, look around, find a hotel, and then take the boat to Delos the next morning, arriving back on Mykonos in time to take the return ferry to Piraeus. Travel agents in Athens consulted the schedules and assured us all this was feasible. As we eventually learned, in Mykonos, the tours to Delos operate only on Fridays and Sundays in the off-season. We arrived at Mykonos on Tuesday, and, it was so nice a place, we seriously considered staying over until Friday's tour. Bad weather was on the way, however, and the port police could not guarantee that the Friday boat trip to Delos would not be cancelled. So, after a few more hours' sight-seeing in Mykonos, we rode the Ithaki back to Piraeus. Sadder, but wiser, just as in Greek tragedy.

I have always thought it would be fun to do a completely fictional post on our travels, grabbing pix off the web, making it all up and posting it. This would have been a great opportunity. Alas, as I write, it seems less fun than work. If you're interested, there is a great site, with great pix, for Delos at Perhaps we'll visit Delos next time.
"Never trust Athenian travel agents!" they told us on

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