Destinations in the Cyclades
The Cyclades Islands (in Greek Κυκλάδες) were so named in antiquity as it was believed they formed a circle around the sacred island of Delos.
Lying south of Athens and north of Crete in the Aegean Sea there are approximately 220 Cycladean islands most of which are uninhabited. The biggest inhabited island of the archipelago is Naxos at 429.785 km2
These beautiful islands in the Aegean have a shared rich cultural and archaeological history, however they all have diverse identities and like the holidays we provide no two are the same.
Santorini and Mykonos are probably the most well-known islands in the archipelago and attract thousands of visitors from around the world each year, even though they are both widely visited they still retain thier charms, the views from the Caldera in Santorini are not to be missed. Mykonos is a “marmite” island you either love it or you don’t! But if you want to rub shoulders with the rich and sometimes famous and party all night, it maybe the one for you, otherwise just an overnight visit or a day trip is a better option.
Whatever you look for in a holiday there is an island for you and why stop at one? The proximity of the islands means that two or three are easily achievable on a two-week break, or you may even want to add more, your holiday can be any length you like on as many islands as you want – you can start in Athens and end in Crete it is all entirely up to you.
If you are looking for an authentic Greek holiday look no further than these beautiful islands, they have so much to offer, for all types of traveller. So, whether you are looking for beach holidays on some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Europe, or whether you want to take part in a variety of water sports, including scuba diving and snorkelling, mountain biking, hiking, bird watching, archaeology, ancient churches and religious buildings-classical mansions, gastronomy or any combination there is a destination for you and whoever you choose to travel with!
Our destination guides are snapshots of each of the islands we cover, we can offer lots more advice should you need it.