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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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 Paktia Villas
Located in Krotiri in the Paros region and Livadia reachable within a 4-minute walk, Paktia Villas has accommodations with free WiFi, BBQ facilities, a garden and free private parking. more...
 Despina's Mare
Within 984 feet from the center of Naousa, the Cycladic-style Despina's Mare features an internal, furnished courtyard and a blossomed garden. more...
 Niki Savvas
Niki Savvas suites and studios are located just 33 feet from the beach in the fishing village of Pollonia. This elegant and independent complex provides free WiFi throughout. more...
 Katerina Hotel
Hotel Katerina is just 492 feet from the sandy beach of Agios Prokopios. It offers a beautiful pool area with sun loungers and air-conditioned rooms with private balcony. more...
 Medousa
Surrounded by bougainvilleas and various trees, Medousa is centrally located in Adamas of Milos, just 328 feet from Papikinou Beach. more...
 Lorenzo Studios
Located a few steps from Piperi Beach, Lorenzo Studios offers a terrace, and accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. more...
 Anais
Anais is located just 2625 feet from the center of Mykonos Town. It features a traditional, Cycladic architecture with white-washed walls. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. more...
 Anax Resort and Spa
Boasting a seafront location in Agios Ioannis in Mykonos, Anax Resort ideally blends Cycladic architecture with modern amenities. more...
 Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
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...
 Serifos Blue
Featuring free WiFi, Serifos Blue offers pet-friendly accommodations.Free private parking is available on site. The accommodations has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. more...
 Lithos by Spyros & Flora
Just 100 yards from Agios Ioannis Beach, the brand-new Lithos by Spyros & Flora is a whitewashed complex offering modernly designed accommodations with a furnished balcony. more...
 Eternal Apartments
Located a 4-minute walk from Megali Ammos Beach and half a mile from Agia Anna Beach in the Mykonos City Centre of Mikonos, Eternal Apartments provides accommodations with free WiFi and free private more...
 Santorini Villas
Located in Vourvoulos village, Santorini Villas "Traditional House" features self-catering accommodations with a seasonal, outdoor pool and views of the Aegean Sea. more...
 Klimataria Studios
In the village of Agios Prokopios, just 164 feet from the long sandy beach, Klimataria offers self-catering accommodations. Fresh fruits and Greek coffee are offered upon arrival. more...
 Petra & Fos Studios and Rooms
Built on a hill, within 2625 feet from Kastron Village of Sifnos. The castle lies within a 10-minute walk, while Seralia Beach is at a distance of 0.6 mi. more...
 Victoria Studios & Apartments
Just 66 feet from Mikri Vigla Beach in Naxos, the Cycladic-style Victoria Studios & Apartments features a sun terrace with unobstructed views over the Aegean Sea. more...
 Seven Suites
Located within 3.1 mi from Naxos Town and Port, Seven Suites offers a great view. Decorated in minimalist accents this property offers air-conditioned accommodations. more...
 Paros Bay
Overlooking magnificent sea views, Paros Bay enjoys direct access to a sandy beach. It features a large swimming pool with deck chairs and umbrellas. more...
 Apsenti couples only - Mykonos
Apsenti is the ultimate boutique settlement, exclusively for couples and honeymooners. It features a peaceful retreat with modern rooms, candlelit dinners and spa facilities. more...
 Aggeliki's Diamond
Offering an outdoor pool with sun terrace, the Cycladic-style Aggeliki's Diamond is only 164 feet from Agia Anna Beach. more...
 Flora & Agelos Studios
Flora & Agelos Studios is located in Mpountari, within 164 feet from the beach and 1640 feet from the center of Chrissi Akti in Paros. It features a garden, terrace and apartments with free WiFi. more...
 Syra Bay
Set in Megas Yialos-Nights, 7.5 mi from Kinion, Syra Bay offers a terrace and free WiFi. Each self-catering unit opens to a balcony. more...
 Amaryllis Beach Hotel
The traditionally built Amaryllis Beach Hotel is 9.8 feet from Chrissi Akti Beach. It features accommodations with Aegean Sea, garden or mountain views. Free WiFi is available in all areas. more...
 Bellissimo Resort
Situated along the Bay of Agios Ioannis, Bellissimo features spacious rooms with private porches or patios. There is a covered, sea-facing terrace and a swimming pool. more...
 Maganos Apartments
Within 164 feet from Paraga Beach, Maganos Apartments is a Cycladic-style complex featuring a swimming pool with a big stone-paved sun terrace. more...




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