Cyclades! The most famous group of Greek islands, southeast of the mainland in the Aegean Sea. The name “Cyclades” refers to the islands formation as a circle.(in English means: “circular islands”). Too many tourists love this part of Greece and they are coming back again and again over years to discover more destinations.
Smack in the middle of the Aegean forming a circle at the center of which lies the sacred island of Delos. The Cyclades housed some of the world’s most advanced, early civilizations. The name of the group first appeared in the writings of Herodotos in the 5th -century BC, and it is derived from the Greek word for “circle” cyklos.Greek mythology attributes their creation to Poseidon, stipulating that they were initially nymphs who managed to infuriate the god of the seas. Famous for his tempestuous nature he then retaliated by transforming them into islands. Greece generally is famous for the rich mythology.
Many of the islands are popular for summer holidays. Known for their beaches, ancient monuments, picturesque landscapes and traditional blue-and-white houses overlooking the sea. Don’t miss the traditional greek food. You can choose a more cosmopolitan island for fancy vacations or you can choose something more simple. Relaxing and quiet for family vacations for example. The possibilities in Greece are countless.
Includes about 220 islands. The major ones being Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delos, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Folegandros, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Syros, Tinos, and Thira or Santoríni. If you choose to take a sail tour you can visit many islands in a few days in order to have a more complete view for cyclades. There are countless sea tours where you can book online before your flight.