In 167 or 166 BC, after the Roman victory in the Third Macedonian War, the Roman Republic ceded the island of Delos to the Athenians, who expelled most of the original inhabitants.
Keeping this in consideration, what is Delos famous for?
Delos is a Greek island in the Cyclades archipelago which was both an influential political force and, with its sanctuary to the god Apollo, an important religious centre in the Archaic and Classical periods. The island was also a major commercial and trading centre in the 2nd and 1st centuries CE.
Similarly, does anyone live on Delos?
And, as if by magic, the sacredness of the island lives on: the multitudes of people, who flock to share the island's uniqueness, can do nothing but just visit it. The archaeological experience is the one and only activity the island is about. Its enchanting landscape is home to nobody.
What is the curse of Delos?
The Curse of Delos is a yellow daisy picked either by Apollo or Artemis from the soil of Delos, the twin archers' birthplace. It was the final ingredient required for the Physician's Cure.
Can you stay on Delos Island?
The small island of Delos has one of the most important archaeology sites in Greece. The only way to visit the site is to get a day return ferry from a nearby island (Mykonos, Paros or Naxos). There is no accommodation on the island.