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Human presence in Cyclades islands was first recorded 9000 years ago. Thanks to their geographic location, Cyclades not only functioned as the bridge in between different regions of Greece, but also as an area of exchange of goods and ideas between neighbouring populations. All  islands developed their own civilization, The Cycladic Civilization between 3000-2000 B.C., which mainly bloomed thanks to trade and shipping, but also thanks to the mining wealth of the islands.

Nevertheless,the historical route of Cyclades did not stop in antiquity. Being a bridge between East and West the island cluster became many times "the winning trophy" among neighbouring populations, which in their passage influenced with their own way culture of the islands.  As a result, today Cyclades constitute- with the abundance of their archaeological, historical and cultural monuments, a marking point of world cultural heritage.