Cyclades Island Holidays
"Islands defined by exquisite beauty, blue domed churches, sugar-cubed houses & spectacular white-washed villages"
The ‘Cyclades Islands’ are located south-east of mainland Greece. The name of the island group refers to the islands that ‘circle’ the sacred island of Delos. Whilst Mykonos and Santorini are by far the most popular islands within this group, the lesser known islands should not be ignored. Most of the Cycladic islands are peaks of mountainous land, now submerged under the Aegean Sea and the islands of Santorini and Milos are volcanic islands. Given the islands’ geology, most of the islands’ terrain can be hilly and therefore offer some incredible panoramic vistas. You can fly directly to Mykonos or Santorini where there are excellent connections to the other islands. Alternatively, from Athens there are internal flight-connections to the islands of Milos, Syros, Mykonos and Santorini.
Cyclades Islands Travel Guide
At A Glance:
Cyclades Islands inFocus
Santorini is one of the most beautiful places in the world, with beautiful whitewashed houses & gorgeous Caldera cliffs that frame its golden beaches. The island’s capital, Thira, sits amidst this scenic beauty where small hotels & restaurants spill over the edge of the caldera.
Mykonos is a beautiful Greek island, which combines a vibrant nightlife, stunning beaches and an interesting history, to create the perfect holiday. In Chora there is an array of excellent shops, restaurants and nightclubs within a maze of tiny pebble-lined streets.
The second largest of the Cyclades islands, Andros is the greenest, offering rustic villages, mountainous terrain & beaches that are untouched & paradisiacal. Its main town oozes prosperity with large squares, marble pavements & wonderful modern shops selling souvenirs & food.
Tinos, though unknown to tourism, attracts many Greek pilgrims as it is a place of worship thanks to its church of Panagia Megalochari. The island features picturesque villages and impressive architecture, wonderful beaches and a traditional culture.
Paros is a wonderful Aegean island, with golden sands, turquoise waters, a vibrant nightlife & the beautiful towns of Parikia & Naoussa. The village Naoussa is home to ruins of a Venetian fortress & includes Byzantine churches, monasteries & 17th century houses to discover.
An underrated and stunning treasure of island, Naxos, charms with its Byzantine history, picturesque hilltop villages, divine gastronomy and idyllic sandy beaches. In Chora you will find the vibrant sea front promenade with plenty of shops and restaurants to explore.
Ios sits in the heart of the Aegean Sea, featuring small whitewashed houses, quaint cobbled streets, cliff top villages and spectacular beaches. Popular amongst younger people for its beaches, it also includes many hiking paths for exploring the island.Ios sits in the heart of the Aegean Sea, featuring small whitewashed houses, quaint cobbled streets, cliff top villages and spectacular beaches. Popular amongst younger people for its beaches, it also includes many hiking paths for exploring the island.
Syros has an unspoilt character reflecting an intriguing past which can be seen on its public buildings & its neoclassical houses. Ermoupoli, the island’s capital, radiates with this past too. Syros will introduce you to beautiful sand beaches & a unique gastronomy to impress your palate.