In 400 BC, Delos, Greece, was considered so sacred that no one could be born or buried there. The Athenians who ruled the island believed that it was where Leto gave birth to twins Apollo and Artemis (fathered by Zeus).
Located in the center of the Cycladic Islands, 125 mi/200 km southeast of Athens, the mostly barren Delos flourished as a trading center from 400-100 BC. Elaborate temples and shrines were built to honor Apollo and other gods. But after the island was sacked and its inhabitant... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.