Cleopatra's House
Cleopatra's House
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The ruins of an ancient Greek house, only recently excavated.
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR5,026 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
One of the largest houses in Delos, it is located in the Theatre Quarter. The house has two large statues at the entrance as well as some columns.
Written 23 September 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,614 contributions
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May 2023 • Couples
Don’t get too excited about the name ‘Cleopatra’. It’s not that Cleopatra. This Cleopatra was a rather more ordinary Greek woman from Myrrinous, married not to Marc Antony, but to a chap called Dioscorides.
What you see here are the remains of a large 12 room villa set around two open courtyards.
It's one of several houses clustered together in the area known as the theatre district and is one of the last sights you see if you follow the blue walking trail around to the left of the Sacred Harbour.
It’s most famous for the two large, (sadly now headless) statues of Cleopatra and her husband which still stand out the front.
She has her right arm clutched across her waist and her leg coyly bent to peep out from the folds of her dress. Dioscorides is a slightly portly figure, swathed in a toga. One wonders what the neighbours made of these two large statues? Was this an ostentatious display of wealth? It was certainly showy and would have made a statement.
We didn’t allow enough time here and tbh, we were pretty hot and worn out by the time we got this far so we only stopped briefly. In hindsight this was a shame because the house, along with the surrounding houses like the House of the Trident and the House of Dionysus, are a really interesting part of Delos. If I was doing this again, I’d allow a little more time here.
DELOS NOTES:
You need at least a couple of hours to explore the island but be aware that there is no shade and few facilities. You’ll need to bring your own water and snacks if you want them. The only toilets are by the entrance. Currently the museum is closed until 2024.
If you’re not doing a tour, then bring a good guide-book or download a self-guided tour beforehand. When we were there, the only maps were in Greek.
Written 27 August 2023
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Luxury Journey
Brussels, Belgium652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Location/what is it about: House of the wealthy Cleopatra (“she who brings glory to her father”) from Myrrinous of Attica and her husband Dioscurides. The House of the Greek Cleopatra (not the Egyptian Queen) is in the Theatre Quarter on Delos Island (archaeological site) in Greece.

There was no class distinction in Delos, rich and poor lived side by side in similar houses near the foot of the theatre. The opulent and vain Cleopatra, however, thought otherwise when she and her husband moved to Delos (2nd century BCE). They bought two adjoining houses and converted them into a large and opulent villa. To impress and outdo her neighbours, Cleopatra commissioned two large (out of proportion) statues and installed them at the entrance of her home, visible to all passers-by.

The House of Cleopatra on Delos therefore is the paragon of vanity (“flexing culture”) in ancient Greece.

Admission fee (budget range): Entrance fee for an adult to Delos archaeological site is €8. You can visit the site for as long as you like (8AM-8PM during the summer and 8.30AM-3PM during the winter). You must buy tickets at a small counter at the entrance.

Good to know: There are few toilets on the site (only at the entrance). There is no bar or restaurant so bring plenty of water and a snack. There is hardly any shelter from the sun (so best to visit in the morning). Wear comfortable shoes. There are several walking routes on Delos with different durations (1 hour to half a day) that take you past the most prominent monuments.

Delos is a must-visit in Greece. One of the most impressive archaeological sites that we have ever visited. We will happily return.
Written 10 May 2023
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK16,114 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Cleopatra's House, or to give it its proper name, the House of Cleopatra and Discorides, is one of the larger houses in Delos. Befitting a rich Greek couple, it had twelve rooms. This house, however, is only noted for two impressive statues of Cleopatra and her husband, along with some columns. Don't be mistaken into thinking that Cleopatra was the famous Egyptian queen. She wasn't.
Written 17 July 2022
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,056 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
There is not a lot to see here. Just columns and partial statues. Our tour guide tried to make it interesting with the history of the owners, but we found the other buildings in the area more interesting. They were the shops of businesses.
Written 23 November 2021
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,060 contributions
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Sept 2021
I see many people are here misled thinking it's the house of the famous Egyptian queen and Mark Anthony, but it's not.
It's a local Greek same name wealthy family who resided here with their statues still in place.
Written 14 November 2021
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Revelon
Fairfax, VA23 contributions
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Sept 2019
Cleopatra and her husband were citizens of Delos, Greece. It is not the house of the famed Egyptian queen and Mark Anthony. All that can be seen are a few columns. Overall the tour of the ruins on Delos and the museum were very good. Interesting to see original artifacts in the museum.
Written 7 February 2020
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jmichel01
Myrtle Beach, SC419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
All part of a Delos tour from Mykonos. One of the many highlights of the tour. The two statues still in their actual position adds to the visual picture that you can draw in your mind of what it was like living there 3000 years ago. A guided tour of delos from mykonos is worth the cost
Written 12 November 2019
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Pramod A
Bardonia, NY34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
OMG What a site, Never expected to see like this place and history behind, it's really amazing, Ideal Place for Tourist and Photographers, can spend hours and hours and admiring, How did they built in those days is amazing
Written 9 October 2019
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Perry B
Sydney, Australia2,559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
The whole Egyptian section of the complex really captivated me and the famed House of Cleopatra was no exception. From the well preserved statuary at the entrance and the fascinating contours and grooves of walls, it was an object lesson in viewing superb archaeological treasures.
Written 19 April 2019
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