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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.