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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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 Serifos Blue
Serifos Blue, Rámos
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...
 Kensho Psarou
Kensho Psarou, 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...
 Mykonos Blu, Grecotel Exclusive Resort
Mykonos Blu, Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Psarou
Mykonos Blu, Grecotel Exclusive Resort features a spa, a 2-level infinity pool and luxurious sea-view accommodations. It stands on its private part of Psarou beach, with free beach lounge chairs. more...
 Villa Isabella
Villa Isabella, Psarou
Located in Agios Lazaros, this villa is a 10-min drive from the famous Nammos restaurant and 4.3 mi from the New Port. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. more...
 Maroussa's Apartments
Maroussa's Apartments, Rámos
Within 1312 feet from Livadakia Beach in Serifos, the Cycladic-style Maroussa's Apartments offers self-catering accommodations with views over the Aegean Sea. more...
 Villa Thelgo Mykonos
Villa Thelgo Mykonos, Psarou
Located in Psarou of Mykonos Island, Villa Thelgo Mykonos offers spacious, split-level villas with free WiFi access and Aegean Sea view. more...
 Aggidia Guest Houses
Aggidia Guest Houses, Agkidia
Located in Agkidia, Aggidia Guest Houses has accommodations with a flat-screen TV. Free WiFi is featured. There's a seating and/or dining area in some units. The apartment has a terrace. more...
 Paros Bay
Paros Bay, Parasporos
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...
 Seven Suites
Seven Suites, Glinado Naxos
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...
 Ftelia View
Ftelia View, Ftelia
Ftelia View is located in Ftelia and offers self-catering accommodations with free WiFi access. Within 3.1 mi, you can reach the lively town center of Mykonos, as well as the island’s port. more...
 Anax Resort and Spa
Anax Resort and Spa, Agios Ioannis Mykonos
Boasting a seafront location in Agios Ioannis in Mykonos, Anax Resort ideally blends Cycladic architecture with modern amenities. more...
 Mykonos Ark Villas
Mykonos Ark Villas, Ftelia
Standing on the hillside of Ftelia Beach, Ark Villas offer panoramic views over the Aegean Sea and Panormos Bay. more...
 Surfing Beach Village Paros
Surfing Beach Village Paros, Santa Maria
Located within a 5-minute drive of Naousa fishing village, Surfing Beach Village Paros is right on the beach and features an outdoor pool surrounded by a furnished sun terrace. 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...
 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...




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