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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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 Serifos Blue
Serifos Blue, Rámos
Featuring free WiFi, Serifos Blue offers pet-friendly accommodations.Free private parking is available on site. The accommodations has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. more...
 Maroussa's Apartments
Maroussa's Apartments, Rámos
Within 1312 feet from Livadakia Beach in Serifos, the Cycladic-style Maroussa's Apartments offers self-catering accommodations with views over the Aegean Sea. more...
 Kensho Psarou
Kensho Psarou, 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...
 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...
 Fragoulis Village
Fragoulis Village, Parasporos
Fragoulis Village is set in lush gardens on the west coast of Paros between the picturesque bays of Agia Irini and Parasporos. more...
 Villa Thelgo Mykonos
Villa Thelgo Mykonos, Psarou
Located in Psarou of Mykonos Island, Villa Thelgo Mykonos offers spacious, split-level villas with free WiFi access and Aegean Sea view. more...
 Ampeli Rooms
Ampeli Rooms, Parikia
Built according to the traditional Cycladic architecture, Ampeli Rooms is located in Parikia of Paros Island, just 1148 feet from the sandy Livadia Beach. more...
 Villa Isabella
Villa Isabella, Psarou
Located in Agios Lazaros, this villa is a 10-min drive from the famous Nammos restaurant and 4.3 mi from the New Port. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. 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...
 Paros Bay
Paros Bay, Parasporos
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...
 Surfing Beach Village Paros
Surfing Beach Village Paros, Santa Maria
Located within a 5-minute drive of Naousa fishing village, Surfing Beach Village Paros is right on the beach and features an outdoor pool surrounded by a furnished sun terrace. more...
 Seven Suites
Seven Suites, Glinado Naxos
Located within 3.1 mi from Naxos Town and Port, Seven Suites offers a great view. Decorated in minimalist accents this property offers air-conditioned accommodations. more...
 Drios Paros Luxury Hotel
Drios Paros Luxury Hotel, Drios
Located 1148 feet from Drios Beach, Paros Luxury Hotel offers traditionally furnished rooms with a private veranda overlooking the beach or garden. more...
 Pension Katerina Studios
Pension Katerina Studios, Tourlos
The Cycladic-style Pension Katerina Studios is located in Tourlos of Mykonos, just 164 feet from the beach and 2625 feet from the old port. It offers accommodations with free WiFi and a balcony. more...
 With-inn
With-inn, Tourlos
Just 328 feet from Tourlos Beach and 0.6 mi from the port of Mykonos, With-inn is traditionally built in Cycladic style. It offers spacious, air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV. more...




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