Welcome to the Cyclades, which according to legend were brides that were turned to stone by Poseidon himself! The Cyclades are the most well-known island complex of the Aegean and rightfully so as it includes some of the worlds most mesmerizing islands!
The amazing shores and breathtaking beaches in combination with the harmonious mixture of white and Aegean blue within the Cycladic architecture, the traditional Folk songs and way of life, the warm and welcoming hospitality and the raw wild beauty of its scenery with its isolated churches make the Cyclades truly unique in every aspect.
The Cyclades is a reference to all of the islands surrounding the sacred island of Delos. Millions of Greeks and foreigners alike visit the Cyclades which constitute of the following islands: ( Santorini, Mykonos, Delos, Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Ios, Syros, Tinos, Milos, Kea, Amorgos, Sifnos, Serifos, Andros, Kythnos, Kimolos, Anafi, Folegandros, Sikinos, Iraklia, Sxinousa, Donousa, and Koufonisia), in search of their own “Aegean dream experience”.
With it its prosperous climate, mild winters and cool summers, the Cyclades are a center of attraction all year round!
The Cycladic trademark are the bare rocky shores and the contrast of the white homes with the infinite Aegean blue. The Cycladic architecture is considered a benchmark in ushering in the modern architectural movement of the century. The traditional settlements in the Cyclades are beautifully and naturally incorporated with their surrounding environment; and are usually built in the rocks themselves, providing protection from the wind and the rain. The arts such as marble sculpturing, ceramic crafting, as well as local gastronomy are vibrant and warm. Traditional customs such as Christmas, Easter and weddings play a very significant role in the local society.
Facts about the Cyclades:147 islands.
2051+ Km in combined shorelines.
465+ Mesmerizing beaches for swimming, snorkeling and diving.
10000 years of History, spanning throughout all Ages of human civilization.
242+ Historic , Geological, Ecological, Architectural, and religious sites.
77+ Museums and collections which gather and present moments of individuals residing in this unique place thousands of years ago.
47 Natural sights. The history of the geologic formation of the Cyclades explains its vast and rich geological wealth. Every island hosts an equally impressive and unique landscapes which includes landscapes with historic geological and historic interests such as caves and unique geologic formations.
96 NATURA 2000 certified and areas of unique beauty.
125 paths measuring a total of 578.8 Km
17 paths of special interest (ecological & cultural) measuring a total of 145Km