This stylish and cosmopolitan archipelago, the Cyclades is the most famous island group in the Aegean Sea, comprised with some of the most beautiful islands in the world. Golden sandy beaches, architecture in white and blue, traditional lifestyle and music, crystal azure waters, welcoming people, sterile sceneries with remote chapels, turn a journey to the Cyclades into a lifetime experience.
This group of 24 inhabited islands (and 220 total isles) is located in the central part of the Aegean Sea and have a Mediterranean climate, with mild and moderately rainy winters, and warm and sunny summers. The name “Cyclades” was coined in the Archaic period as the islands form an approximate circle (kyklos) around the central and most sacred island (at that time) of Delos. According to the Greek mythology, Poseidon, God of the sea, furious at the Cyclades nymphs turned them into islands.
Islands of the Cyclades: Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delos, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Serifos, Sikinos, Sifnos, Syros, Tinos, Folegandros, Donousa, Irakleia, Koufonisia and Schinousa.