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The Cyclades Travel Guide

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Plan Your The Cyclades Vacation

If the words "Greek Islands" suggest blazing sun and sea, bare rock and mountains, olive trees and vineyards, white rustic architecture and ancient ruins, fresh fish and fruity oils, the Cyclades are your isles of quintessential plenty, the ultimate Mediterranean archipelago.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Atlantis Refound? Volcanic, spectacular Santorini is possibly the last remnant of the "lost continent"—the living here is as high as the towns' cliff-top perches.
  2. Ariadne's Island Mythic haunt of the ancient Minoan princess, Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades and is noted for its 16th-century Venetian homes.
  3. Lively, Liberated Mykonos The rich arrive by yacht, the middle class by plane, the backpackers by boat—but everyone is out to enjoy the golden sands and Dionysian nightlife.
  4. Cubism, Cycladic Style The smiling island of Sifnos is studded with miragelike white clusters of houses that tumble down hillsides like so many cubist sculptures.
  5. Tantalizing Antiparos Hiding within the shadow of its mother island of Paros, this long-forgotten jewel has been discovered by Hollywood high-rollers like Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt.

When To Go

When to Go

The experience of the Cyclades is radically different summer and winter. In summer all services are operating on overload, the beaches are crowd...

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