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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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 Tropicana Hotel Mykonos
Located right on the famous Paradise Beach, Tropicana Hotel Mykonos is a white-washed complex featuring two swimming pools and a beach bar-restaurant. more...
 Dana Villas & Infinity Suites
Located in a peaceful area outside Fira’s center, Dana Villas offer views of the volcano and the famous Santorini sunset. The elegant rooms are decorated in the traditional Cycladic style. 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...
 The Wild by Interni
Offering a private beach and a spa center, this hotel is built on a cliff over Kalafatis Beach. more...
 Petinos Hotel
Hotel Petinos features accommodations just yards from Platis Gialos Beach. Mykonos Town is just a short bus ride away. Guests are free to use the sister property's pool with sea views. more...
 Aeolos Resort
At a distance of 2625 feet from Mykonos City Center, Aeolos Hotel offers a large pool with hydromassage facilities and elegant accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 Palladium Hotel
Palladium Hotel is located at Platys Gyalos, a 5-minute walk from Psarou and Platys Gyalos Beaches, as well as just a breath away from the famous Nammos. more...
 Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel
Perched on a cliff offering panoramic sea views, the 4-star Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel is located in Pollonia and features an overflow swimming pool and an on-site bar. 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...
 Acrogiali Beach Hotel Mykonos
Just steps from the beach of Platis Gialos, Hotel Acrogiali offers rooms with free WiFi. Free pick-up and drop-off service is offered and free parking is available. more...
 Poseidon Hotel Suites
Overlooking Mykonos Windmills, the Poseidon Hotel Suites is only 165 ft from Megali Ammos Beach. The 3-star hotel offers a freshwater pool, and bright rooms with air conditioning and fan. more...
 Paradise View Hotel
Just 300 yards from Paradise Beach and overlooking the Aegean Sea, Paradise View Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and offers free private parking and complimentary buffet breakfast. more...
 Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Santorini
The 5-star Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Santorini is set on the beachfront in Agia Paraskeyi, 3.1 mi from Archaeological Museum of Thera. more...
 La Perla Villas and Suites - Adults Only
La Perla Villas and Suites - Adults Only is a cluster of cave houses in the heart of the Caldera, in Oia, offering panoramic views of the seas and the Oia coastline. more...
 My Aktis
Perched only a breath away from the famous sandy beach of Super Paradise, My Aktis is ideally set among Mykonos most popular destinations. more...
 Santo Miramare Beach Resort
This seaside resort is right on the famous cosmopolitan beach of Perivolos on the southeast side of Santorini. more...
 Nissaki Boutique Hotel
Built with an exceptional view of Psarou Beach, Nissaki Boutique Hotel enjoys an ideal location on the island of Mykonos. more...
 Mykonos Beach Hotel
Situated on Megali Ammos Beach, this Cycladic-style complex is a 15-minute drive from Mykonos Airport and Port. The air-conditioned rooms have balconies overlooking the Aegean Sea. more...
 Exclusive Plan Suites
Featuring Caldera views, Exclusive Plan Suites is located in Firostefani, 2.2 mi from the Volcano and offers apartments with a private balcony or terrace featuring a hot tub and viewing the sea. more...
 Portes Suites & Villas Mykonos
Offering an outdoor pool in a lush Mykonian garden, Portes Mykonos is located in Glastros, 0.9 mi from Psarrou Beach, 1.2 mi from Platys Gialos and 1.2 mi from the cosmopolitan Mykonos City. more...
 Hotel Alkyon
Alkyon Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Mykonos Town. It offers a swimming pool, and spacious rooms with balconies. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. more...
 Hotel Senia - Onar Hotels Collection
Boasting a seafront location and only 656 feet from Naoussa Town, Senia offers luxurious rooms and suites with stunning views from the private balconies and beautiful Cycladic-style bathrooms. 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...
 Maison Des Lys - Luxury Suites
Overlooking the Aegean Sea and the volcanic rocks of Santorini, Maison Des Lys provides a pool and restaurant. It features elegant suites with free Wi-Fi and balcony or terrace. more...
 Santorini Kastelli Resort
Santorini Kastelli Resort is in a secluded location just a 2 minute walk from the beach of Kamari. more...




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