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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

Hotel in Naxos, Greece Hotel Francesca
8.9 10
Hotel Francesca
Agios Prokopios, 84300 Naxos, Greece

Hotel Francesca is located just 100 m from the island's most popular beach of Agios Prokopios. The distance from the Naxos airport is 3.5 km and 5 km from the capital Naxos town.

Boutique Hotel in Naxos, Greece Aeolis Boutique Hotel
8.9 10
Aeolis Boutique Hotel
Naxos Chora, 84300 Naxos, Greece

Modern, boutique hotel conveniently located 200 m from the center of the historic town of Naxos and 2 minutes walk from the beach of Agios Georgios. The distance from the main port of the island is 500 m and from the Naxos airport 2,5 km.

Hotel in Naxos, Greece Princess Of Naxos
8.9 10
Princess Of Naxos
Airport Road, Chora, 84300 Naxos, Greece

Princess of Naxos is located in the town of Naxos, near Agios Georgios beach. Naxos Port is 2.2 km away and Naxos National Airport is 1.4 km away.


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