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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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 Ftelia View
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...
 Tsoukalia Beach
Facing the beachfront, Tsoukalia Beach offers 3-star accommodations in Isterni and has a bar, shared lounge and garden. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. more...
 Mykonos Vacation Villa
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...
 Myconian Villa Collection - Preferred Hotels & Resorts
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...
 Ftelia Bay Mykonos 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...
 Myconian Avaton - Design Hotels
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...
 Olia Hotel
Located 650 ft from Tourlos Port in Mykonos, Olia Hotel features an outdoor pool and snack bar. Its air-conditioned rooms have a terrace or balcony overlooking the garden or Aegean Sea. more...
 Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
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...
 Myconian Imperial - Leading Hotels of the World
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...
 Anax Resort and Spa
Boasting a seafront location in Agios Ioannis in Mykonos, Anax Resort ideally blends Cycladic architecture with modern amenities. more...
 Lithos by Spyros & Flora
Just 100 yards from Agios Ioannis Beach, the brand-new Lithos by Spyros & Flora is a whitewashed complex offering modernly designed accommodations with a furnished balcony. more...
 Apsenti couples only - Mykonos
Apsenti is the ultimate boutique settlement, exclusively for couples and honeymooners. It features a peaceful retreat with modern rooms, candlelit dinners and spa facilities. more...
 Royal Myconian - Leading Hotels of the World
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...
 Mykonos Ark Villas
Standing on the hillside of Ftelia Beach, Ark Villas offer panoramic views over the Aegean Sea and Panormos Bay. 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...




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