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Cyclades Islands

The Cyclades represent what the world considers a Greek island.

Most of them are barren rocks, ravaged by the sun and the winds, dotted with whitewashed one-story houses and thousands of small churches, and surrounded by crystal-clear blue waters. The group of 17 islands is named after the Greek word for "circle" (cyclos) because they look as if they circle around Delos.

The island of Delos, just off the coast of Mykonos, was one of ancient Greece's sacred sites, with its own oracle, on a par with Delphi. The Athenians, always shrewd politicians and masters of symbolism, founded the Athenian Alliance, after the final defeat of the Persians in 479 BC, and installed its treasure on Delos, to make the condition of an annual fee in return for security more palatable to their "allies". Of course, later, when Athens decided to build the Acropolis and the Alliance treasure was used to pay for the construction, Pericles notified the peeved Allies that their security was Athens' obligation, therefore how the city used the Alliance funds was none of their (i.e. the Allies') business...

The islands, and especially Mykonos, became a tourism destination in the 1930s, when trendy Athenian society, including shipping magnates and artists, "discovered" their unspoilt landscapes and incredible beaches. In the 1950s the interest was revived, and the 1960s put Mykonos and Santorini on the international jet set circuit. Today, most of the Cyclades are developed tourist magnets and they attract millions of visitors every summer.

The Cyclades have everything. The cosmopolitan luxury of Mykonos. The natural wonder that is the Santorini volcano. The elegant and peaceful landscapes of Naxos, Syros, Tinos, and Sifnos that are favored mainly by families. The rugged and wild beauties of Milos and Serifos. The hip party scenes of Paros and Ios. The apocryphal wilderness of Amorgos.

The islands are all close together and near Athens. Their proximity makes them ideal for an island hopping vacation; it is never more than an hour by boat from one to the next and connections are very frequent during the summer months. Furthermore, the new, fast catamaran boats that run from Pireaus and Rafina make the trip to the relatively distant Mykonos and Santorini a short 2 and 4 hours, respectively, compared to more than twice as long a few years ago



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 Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa, Agios Ioannis Mykonos
Occupying 5 acres, Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa features an infinity pool with open views of its private beach. Rooms with spa bathtub, fine dining, and famous bars await guests. more...
 Kastro Oia Houses
Kastro Oia Houses, Oia
Located in the scenic Oia, Kastro Oia Houses offers cave suites with spacious terraces and hot tubs overlooking the Aegean Sea. more...
 Trinity Mykonos
Trinity Mykonos, Platis Yialos Mykonos
Located in Platis Yialos Mykonos, Trinity Mykonos has a private beach area and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Among the various facilities of this property are a terrace and a bar. more...
 Myconian Villa Collection - Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Myconian Villa Collection - Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Elia Beach
Boasting a privileged location on Elia Beach, the seaside Myconian Villa Collection - Preferred Hotels & Resorts offers luxurious rooms and villas decorated in harmony with the minimal Cycladic style . more...
 Angelina
Angelina, Agios Ioannis Mykonos
Located in Agios Ioannis Mykonos, within 3 miles of Delos Island, Angelina offers accommodations with free WiFi and air conditioning. The Delos Archaeological Site is within 3 miles of the villa. more...
 Hotel Spanelis
Hotel Spanelis, Mýkonos City
Located only 1640 feet away from the main town of Mykonos, Spanelis Hotel offers a calm environment, bedrooms with balconies and terraces facing the sea. more...
 Myconian Inn
Myconian Inn, Mýkonos City
Myconian Inn is a traditional Cycladic complex, located just a few steps from the center of Mykonos town. more...
 The Goat House
The Goat House, Kardhianí
THE GOAT HOUSE is located in Kardhianí. The accommodations is 3.1 mi from the Marble Art Museum of Tinos. This villa is fitted with a living room and a fully equipped kitchen. more...
 Super Rockies Villas
Super Rockies Villas, Super Paradise Beach
Just 164 feet from the beach, Super Rockies Villas is set in Super Paradise Beach. The accommodations features a sauna. Mýkonos City is 3.1 mi from the property. Free WiFi is provided. more...
 Mykonos Blanc - Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Mykonos Blanc - Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Ornos
Just a few steps away from the cosmopolitan beach of Ornos, Mykonos Blanc combines elegance and comfort with respect to the traditional Cycladic style. more...
 Agnandi Mare
Agnandi Mare, Tourlos
Located a 9-minute walk from Mykonos New Port, Agnandi Mare offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and air-conditioned accommodations with a terrace and free WiFi. more...
 Poseidon Hotel Suites
Poseidon Hotel Suites, Mýkonos City
Overlooking Mykonos Windmills, the Poseidon Hotel Suites is only 165 ft from Megali Ammos Beach. The 3-star hotel offers a freshwater pool, and bright rooms with air conditioning and fan. more...
 Seethrough Mykonos
Seethrough Mykonos, Platis Yialos Mykonos
Located in Platys Gialos, the Cycladic-style Seethrough Mykonos has an outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a furnished sun terrace with panoramic sea views. more...
 Constantina Zorz Xydakis
Constantina Zorz Xydakis, Mýkonos City
Centrally located in Mykonos Town, 1969 feet from the nearest beach, the Cycladic-style Constantina Zorz Xydakis offers free 2-way transfer from Mykonos Port and airport. more...
 Maera Villa 2
Maera Villa 2, Kalo Livadi
Located in Kalo Livadi of Mykonos, Mera Villa 2 features an outdoor pool and a hot tub with panoramic views over the Aegean Sea. more...




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