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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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 Pasithea Villas
Pasithea Villas, Tourlos
Located in Tourlos, a 14-minute walk from Mykonos New Port and 2.4 miles from Armenistis Lighthouse, Pasithea Villas provides accommodations with free WiFi and access to a garden with an outdoor 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...
 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...
 Potami Phos
Potami Phos, Naousa
Located in Naousa, just 0.6 miles from Venetian Harbour and Castle, Potami Phos provides accommodations with barbecue facilities and free WiFi. This property is 1.1 miles from Wine Museum of Naousa. 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...
 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...
 Lilium Santorini Villa
Lilium Santorini Villa, Fira
Located along the rim of the Caldera, Lilium Villa offers a pool with hydromassage facilities. Rooms overlook the Aegean Sea and the volcano, and Wi-Fi is complimentary in the entire hotel. more...
 Sunrise Beach Suites
Sunrise Beach Suites, Azolimnos
Located in Kalamisia Village, Sunrise Beach Suites consists of trditionally decorated suites with Aegean Sea views. It features an outdoor pool, a separate one for children, and a snack bar. 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 Blanc - Preferred Hotels & Resorts
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...
 Argo Hotel
Argo Hotel, Platis Yialos Mykonos
Only 328 feet from Mykonos’ blue-flag Platis Yialos beach, this Cycladic-style hotel offers rooms with pool views. Free WiFi access is provided in public areas. more...
 Atlantis Beach Residence
Atlantis Beach Residence, Super Paradise Beach
Set over the bay of Super Paradise Beach, overlooking the Aegean Sea, Atlantis Beach Residence offers an outdoor pool and barbecue. Mýkonos City is 3.1 mi from the property. more...
 Helios Pension
Helios Pension, Ios Chora
Just 1312 feet from Yallos Beach in Ios, the Cycladic-style Pension Helios offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea. more...
 Valena Mare
Valena Mare, Plaka
Just 656 feet from the sandy beach of Plaka, Valena Mare offers self-catering, air-conditioned accommodations with views of the sea or garden. Free transfer from and to the port is offered. more...
 Niriides Luxury Homes
Niriides Luxury Homes, Elia Beach
Offering an outdoor pool and free airport shuttle, Niriides Luxury Homes is located 2953 feet from the famous beach of Elia. more...




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