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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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 Anax Resort and Spa
Boasting a seafront location in Agios Ioannis in Mykonos, Anax Resort ideally blends Cycladic architecture with modern amenities. 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...
 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...
 San Antonio - Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Enjoying a secluded location, in the outskirts of Imerovigli, with stunning sea views, San Antonio features a Spa and an infinity pool amid exotic gardens. Free WiFi is available in all areas. 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...
 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...
 Super Paradise Suites
Located right on the famous Super Paradise Beach, the Cycladic-style Super Paradise Rooms offers air-conditioned rooms with furnished, shared balcony. more...
 La Perla Villas and Suites
La Perla Villas and Suites 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...
 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...
 Ilio Maris
With magnificent views over the sea and the famous windmills of Mykonos Town, Ilio Maris features elegant guestrooms with Wi-Fi and 32’’ TV and quick access to the beaches by bus. more...
 Kokkinos Villas
Kokkinos Villas is in Akrotiri. It offers direct views of the famous Santorini caldera (cliffs) and the volcano. The popular Caldera Beach, with view of the volcano and the cliffs, is 500 ft away. more...
 The Wild by Interni
Offering a private beach and a spa center, this hotel is built on a cliff over Kalafatis Beach. 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...
 Charisma Suites
On a hill in Oia village, Charisma Suites has an outdoor pool, a snack bar and Cycladic-style accommodations overlooking the Caldera and the Aegean Sea from their terrace. more...
 Athermi Suites - Adults Only
Boasting Aegean Sea and Caldera views from their furnished balcony, Athermi offers luxurious suites in Megalochori of Santorini. It features a pool with a sun terrace and a poolside snack bar. more...
 Alissachni Mykonos
Located in Psarou, 1.6 mi from Korfos Beach, Alissachni Mykonos features accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. more...
 Costa Grand Resort & Spa
Perfectly located right on the cosmopolitan black sandy beach of Kamari, Costa Grand Resort & Spa offers luxury accommodation with a private beach area.The property offers sun beds and umbrellas a few more...
 Loizos Stylish Residences
Just 66 feet from the famous Caldera-volcano-and-sunset viewpoint in Fira, Loizos Apartments offers accommodations coupled with pool facilities, close to the center of Fira. more...
 White Pearl Villas
Carved into the volcanic rocks of Oia, White Pearl Villas offer individual accommodations with breathtaking views over the Caldera, the Aegean Sea and the Volcano. more...
 Callia Retreat Suites - Adults Only
Located in Fira, Callia Retreat Suites - Adults Only features an outdoor pool and a poolside snack bar graced by swaying palm trees. more...
 Amazon Mykonos Resort & Spa
Located just a 10-minute walk from Agios Ioannis Beach of Mykonos, the seafront Amazon Mykonos Resort & Spa features one outdoor infinity pool and uniquely decorated suites and villas overlooking the more...
 Kasimatis by La Perla
Kasimatis by La Perla, built in accordance with the Cycladic style, enjoy a privileged location at the top of Imerovigli with breathtaking views of the Blue Aegean Sea and the volcanic island of more...
 Mykonos Bay Resort & Villas
Located on Megali Ammos beach, the design hotel Mykonos Bay Resort & Villas is just 984 ft away from Mykonos town. more...
 Marizan Caves & Villas
Located in Oia, 1.7 mi from Baxedes Beach and 3.7 mi from Cape Columbo Beach, Marizan Caves & Villas features accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning, a bar and a garden. more...
 Chic Hotel Santorini
With a magnificent view over the sea and the volcano, within a 10 minutes' walk from the center of Fira, Chic Hotel Santorini offers charming accommodations with kitchenette, fridge, air condition, more...




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