Cyclades Travel guide

Travel guides to the Cyclades islands Greece

The Cyclades are a group of islands in the Aegean sea. The name Cyclades derives from the Greek Kikládhes (circular) because of the formation of the island Group
The Cyclades have a long history that starts from the late Neolithic and early bronze age (3000BC) relics of the first marble statues from the Cycladic civilization are to be found at the Archaeological museum of Athens.
In the Myth of Theseus we can see the relation of the Cyclades with the Minoan civilization of Crete as Theseus takes Ariadne the daughter of King Minos of Crete to Naxos after he kills Minotaurus and liberates the Athenian hostages of King Minos
Since the end of the 60's many of the Cyclades island have become th most popular destinations for international tourists.The islands of Mykonos ,Santorini ,Paros, Naxos and Ios are the main target of package tourism.
One of the main reasons that have promote the tourism in the Cyclades are the unique sandy beaches but talkink frankly the tousim boom started when world famous celebrities start visiting the island of Myconos from the early 60's
The main island of the Perfecture of Cyclades is Syros with its capital Ermoupolis ,the island group consists from the islands of Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delos, Ios, Kea or Tzia, Kimolos, Kythnos, Mílos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Pholegandros, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Syros, Tinos, and Santorini .

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