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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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 Syros Atlantis
Syros Atlantis Hotel is a minute walk from the sandy beach of Vari and 5 mi from Ermoupolis and the imposing Frankish old town of Ano Syros. more...
 Galaxy Hotel
Featuring a bar and free WiFi in public areas, Galaxy Hotel is located in Gavrio, 33 feet from the port. Each air-conditioned room includes a TV and furnished balcony, most with views of the port. more...
 Penelope Village
Penelope Village is located 328 feet from the scenic coastline of Kalo Livadi. It offers panoramic sea views and features an outdoor pool, hot tub and free public WiFi. more...
 Hotel Sunshine
Located on the beach of Kamari, 5 mi from Fira, this traditional Cycladic hotel offers a swimming pool. The air-conditioned rooms feature each a balcony. more...
 Alleys Boutique & Spa Hotel
Alleys Boutique & Spa Hotel has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Pirgos. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. more...
 Hotel Kamelo
Hotel Kamelo is conveniently located only a few yards away from the sandy beach of Vari. more...
 Hotel Anatolia
Located in the village of Ano Mera in Mykonos, Hotel Anatolia is 1.2 mi from the sandy beaches of Elia and Kalafatis. more...
 Elena Hotel Mykonos
Elena Hotel Mykonos has a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Mýkonos City. Boasting a tour desk, this property also provides guests with a terrace. more...
 Paradise Art Hotel
Member of the Small Elegant Hotels of the World, Paradise Art Hotel is located in Andros, the greenest island of the Cyclades, just a short walk from 2 superb beaches. more...
 Nikolas Hotel
Located in a peaceful location surrounded by vineyards, Nikolas Hotel provides air-conditioned rooms with terrace or balcony. more...
 Ostria Hotel & Apartments
Ostria Studios lies just 984 feet from the port of Gavrio in Andros. It offers free private parking facilities and air-conditioned units. more...
 Horizon Resort
A 10-minute walk from the beach and the center of Kamari, Horizon features an outdoor pool, surrounded by tropical grounds, as well as free Wi-Fi access. 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...
 Hotel Perrakis
Boasting an outdoor pool, Hotel Perrakis is located in Kypri village of Andros. It offers tastefully decorated rooms opening to a balcony or patio with Aegean Sea views. more...
 Andros Holiday Hotel
Enjoying a beachfront location, Andros Holiday Hotel offers a swimming pool, a restaurant, parking facilities and free wireless internet. It stands only 1640 feet from Gavrio. more...
 Pietra e Mare
Pietra e Mare is located in Kalo Livadi, one of the most beautiful beaches,7.5 mi from Mykonos Town, overlooking the Aegean Sea. more...
 Habit
Offering city views and free WiFi, Habit offers accommodations well located in Ermoupoli, within a short distance of Asteria Beach, Saint Nicholas Church and Industrial Museum of Ermoupoli. more...
 Notos Therme and Spa
The Notos Therme and Spa is located on the tranquil, black-sand Vlychada Beach in Santorini. It has an outdoor pool with a pool bar, and offers elegant suites and rooms with views of the Aegean Sea. more...
 Diamantis Studios&Apartments
Offering an outdoor pool, Diamantis Studios & Apartments is located 820 feet from Mikri Vigla Beach. The property features a snack bar and offers shuttle service upon request. more...
 Cristi Rooms
Located in Livadion, Cristi Rooms provides 3-star accommodations with private balconies. more...
 San Antonio Summer House
Set in the picturesque settlement of Piso Livadi, on the eastern side of the island of Paros, San Antonio Summer House features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. more...
 Erato Inn
Located in Agios Prokopios, Erato Inn offers accommodations with air conditioning. The apartment is located 98 ft. 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...
 Ftelia Bay Boutique Hotel
Set on the hillside facing the bay of Ftelia, this Mykonian-style boutique hotel offers rooms with views over the Aegean Sea. The quiet Ftelia beach, famous for windsurfing, is 2625 feet away. more...
 La Grande Vue private villas
Providing pool views, La Grande Vue private villas in Vívlos provides accommodations, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a shared lounge, a garden and barbecue facilities. more...




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