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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
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...
 Ubud Mykonos
Offering free WiFi, Ubud Mykonos is located in Mikonos, within 4.2 miles of Nammos Mykonos. more...
 Anerousses Mykonian Traditional Houses
Boasting an outdoor pool, Anerouses Mykonian Traditional Villas is located amid palm trees in Houlakia area. more...
 Sweet Path Villa
Featuring a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge, and a garden, Sweet Path Villa provides accommodations in Lefkes with free WiFi and sea views. more...
 Mythic Exclusive Retreat, Adults Only
Located in Agia Irini Paros, a 12-minute walk from Taverna Livadaki Beach, Mythic Exclusive Retreat, Adults Only provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor more...
 Anax Resort and Spa
Boasting a seafront location in Agios Ioannis in Mykonos, Anax Resort ideally blends Cycladic architecture with modern amenities. 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...
 Panorama Maisonette
Located in Livadia in the Paros Region, this semi-detached holiday home is 26 mi from Mýkonos City. You can fire up the barbecue for a tasty meal and enjoy the garden in fair weather. more...
 Traditional Medieval Stone house in
Located in Ano Syros, Traditional Medieval Stone house in "Ano Syros" provides self-catering accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. more...
 Alissachni Mykonos
Located in Psarou, a 4-minute walk from Psarou Beach, Alissachni Mykonos has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. more...
 Zanart Maisonette
Zanart Maisonette is located in Tripití in the Milos Region near the Catacombs and the Ancient Theater. Guests benefit from the terrace which offers view of Milos bay. 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...
 The Wild by Interni
Offering a private beach and a spa center, this hotel is built on a cliff over Kalafatis Beach. more...
 Medousa
Surrounded by bougainvilleas and various trees, Medousa is centrally located in Adamas of Milos, just 328 feet from Papikinou Beach. more...
 My Aktis
Perched only a breath away from the famous sandy beach of Super Paradise, My Aktis is ideally set among Mykonos most popular destinations. more...
 Seablue Villas
Seablue Villas Mykonos is a complex of four villas, located in Houlakia, high above the hills in Mykonos, offering panoramic views of the sea. Free WiFi is offered. more...
 Seesoo Paros Beachfront Resort
Located in Pounda, a 17-minute walk from Paros Kite Beach and 0.9 miles from Agia Irini Beach, SeeSoo Paros provides accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning, a bar and a garden. more...
 Super Rockies Villas
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...
 Serifos Blue
Featuring free WiFi, Serifos Blue offers accommodations in Rámos, 2461 feet from Karavi Beach. Free private parking is available on site. 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...
 Tropicana Hotel Mykonos
Located right on the famous Paradise Beach, Tropicana Hotel Mykonos is a white-washed complex featuring two swimming pools and a beach bar-restaurant. more...
 Lorenzo Studios and Suites Paros
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...
 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...
 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...
 Periscope Suite with Outdoor Hot Tub
Featuring sea views, Periscope Suite with Outdoor Hot Tub provides accommodations with a balcony and an electric tea pot, around an 8-minute walk from Korfos Beach. more...




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