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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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 Potami Phos
Potami Phos, Naousa
Located in Naousa, just 200 yards from Venetian Harbour and Castle, Potami Phos provides accommodations with barbecue facilities and free WiFi. This property is 0.6 miles from Wine Museum of Naousa. more...
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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...
 Villa Mando
Villa Mando, Super Paradise Beach
Just 1312 feet from Super Paradise Beach, the Cycladic-style Villa Mando offers elegantly decorated and fully equipped accommodations, each with a private pool and Aegean Sea views. more...
 Kastro Oia Houses
Kastro Oia Houses, Oia
Located in the scenic Oia, Kastro Oia Houses offers cave suites with spacious terraces and hot tubs overlooking the Aegean Sea. more...
 Hotel Spanelis
Hotel Spanelis, Mýkonos City
Located only 1640 feet away from the main town of Mykonos, Spanelis Hotel offers a calm environment, bedrooms with balconies and terraces facing the sea. 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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Mykonos Blanc - Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Ornos
Just a few steps away from the cosmopolitan beach of Ornos, Mykonos Blanc combines elegance and comfort with respect to the traditional Cycladic style. more...
 Palladium Hotel
Palladium Hotel, Platis Yialos Mykonos
Palladium Hotel features romantic accommodations with Aegean Sea or pool views, a 2-minute walk from Psarou Beach, in Mykonos. Guests enjoy al fresco dining, and a wellness area with hot tub and more...
 Mykonos View Hotel
Mykonos View Hotel, Mýkonos City
Mykonos View features Cycladic-style accommodations with views over the Aegean Sea or Mykonos Town. It features an impressive swimming pool, a 24-hour lounge bar and a breakfast area with sun beds. more...
 My Aktis
My Aktis, Super Paradise Beach
Located in Super Paradise of Mykonos, My Aktis offers elegantly decorated units with private or shared pools or hot tubs and free WiFi access. The cosmopolitan town of Mykonos is 3.1 mi away. more...
 Nissaki Boutique Hotel
Nissaki Boutique Hotel, Platis Yialos Mykonos
Built with an exceptional view of Psarou Beach, Nissaki Boutique Hotel enjoys an ideal location on the island of Mykonos. more...
 Villa Evi
Villa Evi, Mýkonos City
Offering free WiFi and a seasonal outdoor pool, Villa Evi is located in Mýkonos City, 1.6 mi from Mykonos Windmills. The accommodations features a hot tub. Little Venice is 1.7 mi from the property. more...
 Seethrough Mykonos
Seethrough Mykonos, Platis Yialos Mykonos
Located in Platys Gialos, the Cycladic-style Seethrough Mykonos has an outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a furnished sun terrace with panoramic sea views. more...
 Super Rockies Villas
Super Rockies Villas, Super Paradise Beach
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...
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Felicity Luxury Villas, Kamari
Featuring a 60-square yard swimming pool with a sun terrace and sunbeds, Felicity Villas Santorini is located just 984 feet from Kamari Beach and offers views over the Aegean Sea. more...




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