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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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CAPTAIN'S SWEET HOME, Apróvaton
CAPTAIN'S SWEET HOME is located in Apróvaton and offers barbecue facilities. The vacation home, set in a building dating from 2018, has free WiFi. 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...
 Ftelia Bay Mykonos Hotel
Ftelia Bay Mykonos Hotel, Ftelia
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...
 Mykonos Vacation Villa
Mykonos Vacation Villa, Ftelia
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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 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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Myconian Avaton - Design Hotels, Elia Beach
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...
 Mykonos Star
Mykonos Star, Agios Sostis Mykonos
Overlooking the beautiful Agios Sostis Bay, this new Mykonian-style, family-run hotel offers local cuisine and an infinity pool with sun terrace. more...
 Myconian Imperial - Leading Hotels of the World
Myconian Imperial - Leading Hotels of the World, Elia Beach
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...
 Arte & Mare Luxury Suites & Spa
Arte & Mare Luxury Suites & Spa, Elia Beach
The beachfront Arte & Mare Luxury Suites & Spa boast luxurious suites with pool or Aegean Sea views and a tasty breakfast served by the sea. The resort lies right on Elia Beach. more...
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Royal Myconian - Leading Hotels of the World, Elia Beach
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...
 La Mer Seaside Apartments
La Mer Seaside Apartments, Drios
Located right above Boutari Beach in Paros, the Cycladic-style La Mer Seaside Apartments offers self-catering units with free Wi-Fi and unobstructed views over the Aegean Sea. more...




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