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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
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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.

Hotel in Naxos, Greece Annita's Village Hotel
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Annita's Village Hotel
Main Street, Agia Anna, 84300 Naxos, Greece

Annita's Village Hotel is located in Agia Anna, a 10-minute walk from Agia Anna Beach and Plaka Beach. Naxos town, the capital of the island, and the main port are at 7 km. Naxos Airport is a 10-minute drive from the property.

Appartment in Kimolos, Greece Sardis Rooms
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Sardis Rooms
Aliki, 84004 Kimolos, Greece

Sardis Rooms is located in Kimolos, just a minute's walk from Aliki beach. Kimolos Town and Kimolos Port are approximately a 6-minute drive away.


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