Delos Archaeological Museum

The Museum of Delos was built in 1904 at the expense of the ‘Archaeological Society of Athens’. The original building included the five western halls to which several more were added in 1931 as well as in 1972.

At the same time, changes were made to the exterior of the building because the archaeologists wished to defy any “industrial” elements of the original building and make it more distinctive as it is located among antiquities. These changes were massive but unfortunate.

Nowadays, the exhibition of the Museum includes nine halls: six of them include the sculptures and reliefs found in Delos. This collection is one of the most important archaeological collections in the world.

Two chambers include prehistoric and late Hellenic pottery. The last one includes an exhibition of several small items found in the private residences of Delos. This exhibition has not yet been finalized.


The museum includes the following collections:

  • Tombstones and columns of the 7th – 1st century BC
  • Vessels of the 3rd millennium – 1st century BC
  • Figurines of the 2nd – 1st century BC
  • Jewelry and small items of the 2nd – 1st century BC
  • Mosaics of the 2nd – 1st century BC


The most important exhibits are:

  • An ivory tile with a relief representation of a Mycenaean warrior found in Artemisio
  • The torso of a Kouros statue found in the sanctuary of Apollo
  • A marble complex depicting Vorreas grabbing the Princess of Attica, Oreithia and was found in the temple of Athenians
  • Statues of Dioskouridis and his wife Cleopatra – Athenians who lived in Delos – found in the couple’s home, in the theater district
  • A statue of Apollo – the god rests on the trunk of a tree and steps on Gallic shields – found in the theater district
  • A bronze facade of bearded Dionysos that wears a diadem and ivy wreath and was found south of the Competialists Market
  • A Corinthian alabaster vase for aromatic oil with a representation of Potnias Thira among two swans – found in Heraion
  • An inscribed triangular statue of a kouro – with embossed head of a ram in one corner and gorgoneia in the other two – found in the sanctuary of Apollo
  • An archaic statue of a kore, which has a veil tied around her waist and is adorned in the front with a vertical tape of double meander engraving – it was found in the Sanctuary of Apollo and is considered as one of the oldest surviving works of great plasticity
  • Fresco from the exterior wall of a house located in the district of Skardana, which depicts Hercules, two fighters and a male figure playing the flute or the trumpet.

Contact Information:

Archaeological site – Museum of Delos, Telephone No.: 22890 22259

Ticket Prices

Ful: € 12 – Reduced: € 6

The entrance to the museum is free to all on the following days:

  • March 6 – Memory of Melina Merkouri
  • April 18 – International Monument Day
  • May 18 – International Museum Day
  • The last weekend of September each year (European Cultural Heritage Days)
  • Official Bank / State Holidays

Persons entitled to reduced entrance fee are:

  • Parents who escort children of Primary Schools during educational visits
  • Citizens of EU Member States who are older than 65, by showing a police ID or passport
  • Students from countries outside the EU with the demonstration of their student card
  • Holders of a Free Entrance Bulletin

Persons entitled to free entrance are:

  • Holders of a free entrance card
  • ICOM – ICOMOS membership ID holders
  • Members of associations and clubs of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites all over Greece, with the demonstration of their certified membership card
  • Young people up to the age of 18, demonstrating their identity card
  • Official guests of the Greek State, after the approval of the General Director of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage
  • Employees of the Ministry of Culture, with the demonstration of their identity card
  • Students of higher education in Greece or equal schools in EU countries, by demonstrating their student identity

Operating hours

Winter season: 08: 30-15: 00 (Single shift)

Summer season: Monday to Sunday, 08:00 – 20:00


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