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School Trip to Delos and Mykonos

by Tanya Godfrey, August 1998
On Sunday 31st May, the children of the Dimotiko School of Marpissa, went on a trip to Delos and Mykonos. Whoever wanted to go had to pay for the boat ticket and to get onto Delos and all the children had to be with a grown-up.

First, we went to Delos, where everybody had to go through a gate and pay to get on the island. A guide told us we would see interesting things and that the island was special because the myth of Delos says that Lito and Zeus had two babies there, Apollo and Artemis.

The guide also showed us an old threatre and a house. We talked about how they lived in those times.

After two hours we had to get the boat to Mykonos. When we arrived, we could go anywhere we wanted. Lots of people went to the same taverna and thats where we saw two pelicans. They were very big and pink in colour with large beaks. A waiter let one of them peck him on the cheek, like a kiss.

There were many tourists, narrow streets and lots of shops. One street was just jewellery shops.

Some of us had a swim, as we were so hot after walking. Then at 5.00pm we had to get the boat back to Paros.

I had a good day and I was a bit tired, so it was nice to get back to Paros. Home Sweet Home!

Note from Tanya’s Mother: If you ever go to Delos, take water and a hat as the island is very hot and barren with little shade. There is one cafe, gift shop and museum. The cafe is very expensive, because it is the only one on the island. There are no hotels and you can’t stay overnight. The island is a mass of ruins and guided tours are available in several languages. I recommend going if you are interested in the history and myths of Greece.
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