When the orator Lucian visited in the second century. Like at mainland sites, he was exasperated by the persistent mystagogi, or guides ("those who show the sacred places to foreigners.") "Abolish lies from Greece," he railed, "and the guides would die of starvation, since nobody wants to hear the truth, even for free."
Squid drying at a fishing village on Rhodes. The only surviving Roman cookbook, by Apicius, includes a recipe for seafood stewan incipient bouillabaisse.
A bronze statue of Poseidon, god of the sea. His fickle moods were a source of constant worry to ancient sailors, who offered regular sacrifices to him on their trips.
The harbor at Mykonos, jumping-off point for Delos.
The famous avenue of lions on the island of Delos, birthplace of the god Apollo. By the time ancient tourists were visiting, in the first century AD, this once-thriving Greek trading outpost had been all but abandoned. Even so, a hallowed shrine to Apollo was still thriving and luring pagan pilgrims (priests even showed off the tree that the goddess Leto had grasped while giving birth to the deity).