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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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 Myconian Villa Collection - Preferred Hotels & Resorts
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...
 Royal Myconian - Leading Hotels of the World
Overlooking its private sandy beach, the luxurious Royal Myconian - Leading Hotels of the World boasts elegant rooms with spectacular views of the Aegean and extensive spa facilities. more...
 Irini Studios
Offering accommodations with air conditioning, Irini Studios is set in the area of Agios Lazaros overlooking the beaches of Psarou and Platys Gialos located 1.2 mi away. more...
 Lorenzo Studios
Providing sea views, a terrace and free WiFi, Lorenzo Studios provides accommodations well located in Naousa, within a short distance of Piperi Beach, Agioi Anargyroi Beach and Kolymbithres beach. more...
 Andromeda Infinity Pool Villa
Located in Fanari, an 11-minute walk from Room Anastasia Beach and one mile from Agios Stefanos Beach, Andromeda Infinity Pool Villa offers a terrace and air conditioning. more...
 Myconian Avaton - Design Hotels
Offering 2 outdoor pools and a thalassotherapy wellness centre, Myconian Avaton - Design Hotels is located just a few steps away from the sandy Elia Beach. 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...
 Medousa
Surrounded by bougainvilleas and various trees, Medousa is centrally located in Adamas of Milos, just 328 feet from Papikinou Beach. more...
 Janos Studios and Apartments
Janos Studios and Apartments are located 820 feet away from the center of Naousa and just 656 feet from the sandy Agioi Anargyroi Beach. more...
 Eternal Apartments
Located in Mikonos in the Myconos region, with Megali Ammos Beach and Agia Anna Beach nearby, Eternal Apartments provides accommodations with free WiFi and free private parking. more...
 Stelios Village Mykonos Airport
Stelios Village Mykonos Airport is set just 1312 feet from Mykonos Airport. The famous beaches of Paraga and Paradise are just 1.2 mi away. more...
 Dreamcatcher of the Mountain Zeus
Located in Filótion, Dreamcatcher of the Mountain Zeus has accommodations with air conditioning and access to a garden with a terrace. 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...
 Mykonos Vacation Villa
Mykonos Vacation Villa, a property with a garden and a terrace with sea views, is located in Ftelia, 5 mi from Nammos Mykonos, as well as 3.7 mi from Glam Club, Mykonos Windmills and the more...
 Acron Villas
Featuring a garden, terrace and views of pool, Acron Villas is located in Kolympithres, an 11-minute walk from Kolymbithres beach. more...
 Colours of Mykonos Luxury Residences & Suites
Located 2625 feet from Psarou, the Colors of Mykonos Luxury Residences & Suites offers an outdoor pool. It offers self-catering accommodations with stylish décor and free WiFi. more...
 Kensho Psarou
Built with respect to the Aegean architecture Kensho Psarou is located in Psarou Beach of Mykonos Island, just a few yards of the sea. 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...
 Parilio, a Member of Design Hotels
Located in Kolympithres, a 12-minute walk from Kolymbithres beach, Parilio, a Member of Design Hotels has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a more...
 Lyo Boutique Hotel Mykonos
Offering an outdoor pool and Aegean Sea views, Lyo Boutique Hotel Mykonos is set in the vibrant Super Paradise Beach in Mykonos. more...
 Myconian Imperial - Leading Hotels of the World
The 5-star Myconian Imperial - Leading Hotels of the World features stunning views of the Aegean Sea and a private beach area. It includes spa facilities, gourmet cuisine, hot tub and 3 swimming more...
 Aerides
Located in Houlakia, this air-conditioned holiday home is set 2.1 mi from Mýkonos City. The property features views of the sea. The unit is fitted with a kitchen. more...
 Sea & Olives villa
Offering a garden, Sea & Olives villa is set in an olive grove of 4.000 m2, in Plaka. They feature fully equipped units, each with a private pool or hot tub and free WiFi. 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...
 The Wild by Interni
Offering a private beach and a spa center, this hotel is built on a cliff over Kalafatis Beach. more...




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