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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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 Paktia Villas
Located in Krotiri, Paktia Villas has accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning and access to a garden with a grill. more...
 View Hotel by Secret
View Hotel by Secret in Foinikiá features a bar and a terrace. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the more...
 Serifos Blue
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...
 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...
 Cape Suites
Offering a terrace with sea view, Cape Suites is located in Agios Dimitrios Village of Kíthnos, within 11 mi from the port. 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...
 Surfing Beach Village Paros
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...
 Anax Resort and Spa
Boasting a seafront location in Agios Ioannis in Mykonos, Anax Resort ideally blends Cycladic architecture with modern amenities. 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...
 Mellow Luxury Cave
Located in Foinikiá, Mellow Luxury Cave has a shared lounge, garden and free WiFi. The hotel features a hot tub and a shared kitchen. more...
 Santorini Villas
Located in Vourvoulos village, Santorini Villas "Traditional House" features self-catering accommodations with a seasonal, outdoor pool and views of the Aegean Sea. 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...
 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...
 Mythic Exclusive Retreat, Adults Only
Mythic Exclusive Retreat, Adults Only features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, a bar and garden in Agia Irini Paros. more...
 Mykonos Soul Luxury Suites
Mykonos Soul Luxury Suites in Agios Stefanos provides adults only accommodations with a bar and a terrace. Free WiFi and room service are available. more...
 The Wild by Interni
Offering a private beach and a spa center, this hotel is built on a cliff over Kalafatis Beach. more...
 9 Muses
This charming traditional complex, located in Parikia is located in a serene setting, and is only a 5 minute walk to the town’s center and beach. It is also only about 5 mi away from the airport. more...
 Bellissimo Resort
Situated along the Bay of Agios Ioannis, Bellissimo features spacious rooms with private porches or patios. There is a covered, sea-facing terrace and a swimming pool. more...
 Amaryllis Beach Hotel
The traditionally built Amaryllis Beach Hotel is 9.8 feet from Chrissi Akti Beach. It features accommodations with Aegean Sea, garden or mountain views. Free WiFi is available in all areas. more...
 Katerina Hotel
Hotel Katerina is just 492 feet from the sandy beach of Agios Prokopios. It offers a beautiful pool area with sun loungers and air-conditioned rooms with private balcony. more...
 Mykonos Ammos Hotel - Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Located on the sandy and lively Ornos Beach, the 5-star boutique hotel of Mykonos Ammos provides trendy sun loungers and beach service. more...
 Tarsa Studios
Located right on Drios Beach in Paros, Tarsa features air-conditioned studios with free Wi-Fi. Each has a private balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea. more...
 Mykonos Bliss - Cozy Suites
Mykonos Bliss - Cozy Suites provides stylish, sea-view accommodations in Kalo Livadi. The property has a bar, as well as a restaurant serving Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. more...
 Manoula's Beach Mykonos Resort
Just 33 feet from Agios Ioannis Beach in Mykonos, the 4-star, Cycladic-style Manoula's Beach Mykonos Resort offers a pool and a seafront restaurant. It features accommodations with air conditioning. 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...




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