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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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 Syros Atlantis
Syros Atlantis Hotel is a minute walk from the sandy beach of Vari and 5 mi from Ermoupolis and the imposing Frankish old town of Ano Syros. more...
 Olala Brazzera Hotel
The Brazzera is located in the beach village of Finikas, in the beautiful Gulf of Finikas, in the southwest region of Syros island, a mere 10 minute drive from the main port of Syros. 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...
 Penelope Village
Penelope Village is located 328 feet from the scenic coastline of Kalo Livadi. It offers panoramic sea views and features an outdoor pool, hot tub and free public WiFi. more...
 Hotel Sunshine
Located on the beach of Kamari, 5 mi from Fira, this traditional Cycladic hotel offers a swimming pool. The air-conditioned rooms feature each a balcony. more...
 Family Village Santorini
Set 0.9 mi from Perivolos Beach, Family Village Santorini offers a restaurant, a garden and air-conditioned accommodations with a patio and free WiFi. more...
 Hotel Anatolia
Located in the village of Ano Mera in Mykonos, Hotel Anatolia is 1.2 mi from the sandy beaches of Elia and Kalafatis. more...
 Smaragdi Hotel
Smaragdi Hotel lies just 164 feet from the black beach of Perivolos. The Cycladic-style residence offers a large swimming pool with pool bar, and a hot tub. more...
 Pietra e Mare
Pietra e Mare is located in Kalo Livadi, one of the most beautiful beaches,7.5 mi from Mykonos Town, overlooking the Aegean Sea. more...
 Paros Inn
Located on Logaras Beach, the Paros Inn is 656 feet from Piso Livadi village. It has a sun terrace with sea view, and offers air-conditioned guestrooms with free Wi-Fi. more...
 Albatross Hotel
With a great location in Paros near Logaras beach and Punda beach, this hotel offers a swimming pool with complimentary sun beds, umbrellas and poolside bar. more...
 Paradise Art Hotel
Member of the Small Elegant Hotels of the World, Paradise Art Hotel is located in Andros, the greenest island of the Cyclades, just a short walk from 2 superb beaches. more...
 Nikolas Hotel
Located in a peaceful location surrounded by vineyards, Nikolas Hotel provides air-conditioned rooms with terrace or balcony. more...
 Naxos Magic Village
In a quiet, relaxing environment, Naxos Magic Village is 492 feet from the beautiful, sandy Stelida Beach, as well as 2625 feet from the tourist resort and beach of Agios Prokopios. more...
 Elena Hotel Mykonos
Elena Hotel Mykonos has a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Mýkonos City. Boasting a tour desk, this property also provides guests with a terrace. more...
 Francoise Hotel
Just 650 ft from the sandy beach, Hotel Francoise offers an outdoor pool with deck lounge chairs and umbrellas, and a spa with hammam and hot tub. Ermoupolis is 5 miles away. more...
 Andros Holiday Hotel
Enjoying a beachfront location, Andros Holiday Hotel offers a swimming pool, a restaurant, parking facilities and free wireless internet. It stands only 1640 feet from Gavrio. more...
 Capricorn Studios
Located in Krotiri, 656 feet from Marchello, Capricorn Studios provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking, barbecue facilities and a terrace. more...
 Kythnos Bay Hotel
Just 328 feet from the nearest beach, Kythnos Bay Hotel offers rooms with a balcony, enjoying sea or mountain views. It also features a sun terrace, while free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. 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...
 Abelis Canava Luxury Suites
Set in Vóthon, 1.7 mi from Agia Paraskevi Beach, Abelis Canava Luxury Suites offers accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. more...
 Horizon Resort
A 10-minute walk from the beach and the center of Kamari, Horizon features an outdoor pool, surrounded by tropical grounds, as well as free Wi-Fi access. more...
 DL Santorini
Located in Monolithos, 1.1 mi from Karterados Beach, DL Santorini provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. more...
 Hotel Perrakis
Boasting an outdoor pool, Hotel Perrakis is located in Kypri village of Andros. It offers tastefully decorated rooms opening to a balcony or patio with Aegean Sea views. more...
 Naxos Palace Hotel
This modern hotel offers luxurious accommodations, a peaceful, family-friendly environment and a location 2625 feet from the beach of Agios Prokopios. more...




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