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9 reasons to visit Cyclades

Cyclades ● 08 May 2017
 

Cyclades is one of the most popular island-complexes worldwide and attracts thousands of visitors every year. If you are planning your vacations, these are the reasons to visit Cyclades and explore one of the most beautiful places in Greece.

1. Famous islands

Cyclades, as an island-complex, include many famous islands, like Mykonos and Santorini. If you haven't visited them, there is a good reason to begin your journey in Greece from them and explore the best Greece has to offer.

Mykonos

2. Wild beauty

The islands of Cyclades have a rough beauty that will impress you. Steep cliffs, wild mountains and dry landscape are the characteristics of nature in Cyclades.

3. The sun shines constantly

The islands of Cyclades are among the places that have the longest duration of sunshine during the year, even in winter. The possibility of rain during the summer is extremely low.

4. Traditional villages

The traditional villages of Cyclades with whitewashed houses with colourful windows by the sea or on the top of a hill are a trademark of Greece. These villages, with their pebbled streets, the small local shops, the squares with the traditional taverns, the cocktail bars and the bougainvilleas represent the exact atmosphere of summer.

5. Amazing beaches

The beaches on the islands of Cyclades are astonishing. Soft sand, turquoise waters, impressive cliffs, lunar landscape and extraordinary beauty will steal your heart.

Psarrou Beach in Mykonos

6. Island-hopping

The islands of Cyclades are the ultimate destination for island-hopping. They are located in a close-distance to each other, and thus, going from one island to another is easiest than ever. You can for example spend a weekend in Paros to party, and then, visit Naxos or Syros to relax.

7. Great variety

Cyclades offer a great variety of islands for every taste. Family-friendly islands, islands for partying and romantic islands for couples can satisfy your wishes and give you exactly what you are searching for. In combination with the opportunity for island-hopping, you can spend in Cyclades dream vacations with great alternation, if you want.

8. Significant ancient sites

The islands of Cyclades are the cradle of Neolithic civilisation, one of the oldest civilisations in the world. In Santorini, Akrotiri Minoan Site (Santorini) is one the most important archaeological sites in Greece, while in every island of Cyclades, you will find an Archaeological Museum with important Neolithic findings or an impressive temple, such as Portara (Naxos).

Portara in Naxos

9. Proximity to Athens

Many Cycladic islands are located in a close proximity to Athens. To Andros, Tinos, Kythnos and Kea, you need only 1 hour by ferry, while to Mykonos and Serifos only 2 hours. Thus, you can combine your city break in Athens with a day-trip or a weekend on a beautiful island.

Where to Stay

Studio & Appartment in Donoussa, Greece Makares Apartments
Makares Apartments
Stavros, 84300 Donoussa, Greece

Enjoying the magnificent views of the Aegean Sea, family-run Makares Apartments are located in Stavros, the main village and the port of Donoussa island. Built according to the traditional Cycladic style, Makares Apartments offer accommodation in self-catering studios and apartments with modern amenities. Stavros beach is 200 m away from the property, while Kedros beach is at 900 m. The village shops, the ATM, restaurants and bars can be found within a 10-minute walk.

Hotel in Tinos, Greece Tinos Resort
Tinos Resort
Agiou Charalampou Square, Tinos Town (Chora), 84200 Tinos, Greece

Centrally located in Tinos town (Chora),Tinos Resort offers accommodation in luxury suites just a 5-minute walk from the main port of the island and from the organized beach. ##

Studio in Andros, Greece Villa Dora Studios 2
Villa Dora Studios 2
Batsi, 84503 Andros, Greece

The Cycladic style Dora Studios 2 are located in the popular seaside resort Batsi in Andros, just 100 m from the beach and from restaurants and bars. Gavrio port is 7 km away from Dora Studios 2, while Andros town is at 24 km.


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