The Cyclades Islands
Cyclades ... This magical word brings to mind winding beaches with crystal clear blue waters, relaxation, beautiful blue skies and hospitable and welcoming people.
The Cyclades are a network of islands situated in the heart of Aegean Sea. The Cyclades are consist of some of the most famous Greek islands, such as Mykonos, Santorini and Naxos. The capital island of the Cyclades is that of Syros, located to the north centre of the grouping.
The Cyclades islands are a hugely popular holiday destination for visitors from both Greece and the rest of the world, and during the summer season, the islands are fileld with travellers who have arrived here to enjoy the unique views and landscapes, the historic and archaeological sites, and of course, the stunning beaches and crystal blue waters of the Aegean.
Each island of the Cyclades has it's own unique charm and magic, with inspiring scenery and picture pefect views stretching out into the Aegean as far as the eye can see.
The islands still retain their traditional appearance and charm, though some of the most popular have sections that have been developed to cater for tourism.
Whether you are looking for a holiday to simply relax and unwind and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery, or one filled with fun filled activities and adventure, then the choice of islands available means that you will find the exact type of holiday you are looking for.
If you like quite and peaceful holidays some of the ideal islands for you are the lesser known Cyclades islands of Kimolos, Donousa, Schinousa and Iraklia. These beautiful islands offer the peace and tranquility that so many people are looking for.
On the other hand if you are looking for more lively holidays some of the islands that will offer you just that include Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Ios and of course, Syros with it's popular casino.
There is a wealth of historical importance in the Cyclades, and this is evident from the wonderful selection of museums, galleries and archaeological sites and temples that you will find scattered throughout the many islands.
There are also some truly magnificent churches and monasteries that are worth visiting, such as the famous church of Evagelistrias, located on the island of Tinos. This church is home to the icon of St Mary that many believe creates miracles. The church attracts thousands of visitors throughout the year.
The Cyclades Islands offer visitors to Greece the perfect opportunity to experience beauty, history, adventure, charm and much more. With so many beautiful and unique islands to choose from, visitors are truly spoilt for choice.