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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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 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...
 Irini Studios
Offering accommodations with air conditioning, Irini Studios is set in the area of Agios Lazaros overlooking the beaches of Psarou and Platys Gialos located 1.2 mi away. 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...
 Colours of Mykonos Luxury Residences & Suites
Located 2625 feet from Psarou, the Colors of Mykonos Luxury Residences & Suites offers an outdoor pool. It offers self-catering accommodations with stylish décor and free WiFi. more...
 Elia Mykonos Collection
Located 0.9 mi from Elia Beach, Elia Mykonos Collection offers Cycladic-style accommodations with free WiFi and views over the Aegean Sea. Mýkonos City is 6.2 mi away. 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...
 Anerousses Mykonian Traditional Houses
Boasting an outdoor pool, Anerouses Mykonian Traditional Villas is located amid palm trees in Houlakia area. more...
 Kensho 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...
 Lyo Boutique Hotel Mykonos
Offering an outdoor pool and Aegean Sea views, Lyo Boutique Hotel Mykonos is set in the vibrant Super Paradise Beach in Mykonos. more...
 The Wild by Interni
Offering a private beach and a spa center, this hotel is built on a cliff over Kalafatis Beach. more...
 Alissachni Mykonos
Located in Psarou, a 4-minute walk from Psarou Beach, Alissachni Mykonos has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. 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...
 Stelios Village Mykonos Airport
Stelios Village Mykonos Airport is set just 1312 feet from Mykonos Airport. The famous beaches of Paraga and Paradise are just 1.2 mi away. 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...
 Mythic Exclusive Retreat, Adults Only
Located in Agia Irini Paros, a 12-minute walk from Taverna Livadaki Beach, Mythic Exclusive Retreat, Adults Only provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor more...
 Lorenzo Studios and Suites Paros
Providing sea views, a terrace and free WiFi, Lorenzo Studios provides accommodations well located in Naousa, within a short distance of Piperi Beach, Agioi Anargyroi Beach and Kolymbithres beach. more...
 Zanart Maisonette
Zanart Maisonette is located in Tripití in the Milos Region near the Catacombs and the Ancient Theater. Guests benefit from the terrace which offers view of Milos bay. more...
 Villa Isabella - Psarou
Located in Agios Lazaros, this villa is a 5-minute drive to the famous Nammos restaurant and 4.3 mi away from the New Port. It provides free private parking. more...
 Acron Villas
Featuring a garden, terrace and views of pool, Acron Villas is located in Kolympithres, an 11-minute walk from Kolymbithres beach. more...
 Medousa
Surrounded by bougainvilleas and various trees, Medousa is centrally located in Adamas of Milos, just 328 feet from Papikinou 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...
 Anax Resort and Spa
Boasting a seafront location in Agios Ioannis in Mykonos, Anax Resort ideally blends Cycladic architecture with modern amenities. more...
 Aerides
Located in Houlakia, this air-conditioned holiday home is set 2.1 mi from Mýkonos City. The property features views of the sea. The unit is fitted with a kitchen. more...
 Mykonos Blu, Grecotel Exclusive Resort
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...
 Parilio, a Member of Design Hotels
Located in Kolympithres, a 12-minute walk from Kolymbithres beach, Parilio, a Member of Design Hotels has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a more...




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