10 reasons for Cyclades

Will you chose Cyclades only for their beautiful coasts and sandy beaches?

We will mention some further reasons that will make your vacations unique. Vacations well deserved.

We will recommend:

1. The people
Cycladic people, simple, hospitable and smiling, give visitors who come in contact with them their deep wish to know more about them and their past that extends up to ten thousand years before current era. This past is so well preserved that the traveller can still enjoy its aspects on a carefree summer night at the flower filled spring hills of Anafi or at some beach of Irakleia or while relaxing by observing an autumn sunset from a balcony at Venice in Mykonos, or when gazing the shocking view of winter sea from Oia in Santorini.

2. The picturesque scenery of the Cycladic islands
If somebody has only met beaches of Cyclades, then he has only seen their one half. The other one is hidden in the traditional environment that has remained untouched despite the tourist growth of the last years. Even in the busiest of the islands one finds whitewashed churches, cobbled streets, flower filled squares, wild flowers, wild olive trees, vine yards, herbs and in general a ground full of fragrances. The houses are built in human dimensions. The landscape is dry, barren and hard, however poetic. It has inspired poets, painters, composers and architects.

3. The seas
A unique combination of white and light blue. Various and colourful bays with fishing boats and secluded or busy beaches. Spotless seas with transparent waters and many "blue flags" (European indication of clean beaches). Seas that nurture animals unique in the world such as the monk (monachus monachus) seal. In the immense "Big Blue" you will meet dolphins that accompany your travel and seabirds that contribute to your splendid voyage of vacations by singing.

4. The particular light of the Cyclades
The unique sunlight in combination with the immense light blue sea surround both nature and people and shape their character. A unique light that has left its marks on poetry, painting, and music of known local creators.

5. The Mystery
In order to experience the magic of the past through discoveries of the early Cycladic culture, the medieval or later history of the islands. Could the Secrets of the Lost Atlantis be hidden in its past?

6. The tasty local dishes
Dishes that local housewives  are innovatively creating with intelligence out of the very few products of the islands.

7. The poetry of Elytis that is hidden on each mountain ridge in this small world.

8. The amusement
Combining night life with relaxation. Quietness and isolation together in contrast to frantic parties.

9. The proximity of the islands
All  islands are one neighbourhood. With an inflatable boat you can take a swim at Polyaigos and after that a drink at Milos, sail to Irakleia for coffee and after that to Schoinousa in 10΄ for a spaghetti with lobster dish. Even Paros and Naxos are so close to each other that one can easily "take it to the other side" for a game of backgammon.

10. The islands:

There are 147 islands and rocky islands, populated and uninhabited. They are all offered for explorations and discoveries of a different lifestyle. Each one of them is by itself an enough good reason:

The islands of the Cyclades are:

SYROS

ASPRO         VARVAROUSA         GLARONISI         GYAROS
DIDIMI         KOMMENO         NATA         STROGGILO
SCHIONONISIO                                   

AMORGOS

ANO ANTIKERI         GRAMVOYSA         GRAMPONISIO         KATO ANTIKERI
NIKOURIA         FELOUKA         PSALIDA           

THIRA (SANTORINI)

ANYDROS         ASKANIA         ASPRONISI         ESHATI
N. KAMENI         P. KAMENI         CHRISTIANI           

IOS

PETALIDI                                   

KEA

MAKRONISOS                                   

KYTHNOS

PIPERI                                   

MILOS

ARKATHION         ANANES         ANTIMILOS         ARKADIO
PAXIMADI         PILONISIO         PRASONISI           

MYKONOS

DELOS         KAVOURAS         KROMMYDI         MARMARONISIO
MBAOS         RINEIA         SFONTILI           TRAGONISIO

PAROS

PANAGIA         DRYONISI         MAKRONISI         AGIA KALI
AGIOS ARTEMIOS         GAIDOURONISI         GALIATSOS         GLAROPOUNTA
EVRIOKASTRO         MAVRONISI         MIKRONISI         PANTERONISIO
TETARTONISI         TIGANI         TOURLOS         FILIDI
FOINISSES         AGIOS SPIRIDON                       

NAXOS

ASPRONISI         PARTHENOS                       

SERIFOS

VOUS         GLARONISIO         SERIFOPOULA           

SIFNOS

KITRIANI                                   

ANDROS

AKAMATIS         GAIDAROS         MEGALO         PLATY
PRASSO         TOURLITIS                       

ANAFI

MAKRA         PAHEIA         FTENA           

ANTIPAROS

DESPOTICO         DIPLO         KAVOURAS         REVMATONISI
STROGGYLI         TSIMINTIRI         FEIRA           

DONOUSA

AGIA PARASKEVI         MACHAIRES         SKYLONISIO         STROGGYLI

IRAKLIA

VENETIKO         MEGALOS AVELAS         MIKROS AVELAS           

KIMOLOS

AGIOS GEORGIOS         AGIOS EFSTATHIOS         POLYAIGOS           

KOYFONISIA

AGIOS ANDREAS         BOULGARI         GLARONISIO         KATO KOUFONISI
KEROS         LAZAROS         MEGALI PLAKA         PLAKI
PRASOYRA         TSOULOUFI                       

TINOS

DYSVATON         KALOGEROS         PLANITIS         PRANONISI

SIKINOS

AVALADONISIO         KALOGERI         KARAVOS         KARDIOTISSA

SCHOINOUSA

ARGILOS         KLIDOURA         OFIDOUSA           

FOLEGANDROS

AGIOS IOANNIS         DRAKONISIO         TRIA ADERFIA