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A Quick Guide to the Cycladic Islands

The Cyclades satisfy everybody

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Santorini, Greece - cliffside road

The road up the cliffs from the harbor on Santorini

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Anafi
A quiet retreat in the Cyclades, with information on enjoying its peaceful pleasures.

Andros
Northernmost island of the Cyclades, this big island is off the tourist track just enough to provide a pleasant getaway.

Delos
The sacred island that today is an open-air archaeological museum, a must-see when you visit neighboring Mykonos.

Folegandros
Wild southern island in the Cyclades, mountainous and sparsely serene, perfect for a vacation within a vacation.

Ios
Supposed burial place of Homer, Ios is a popular party island with a bright nightlife.

Kea
A quiet, beautiful island with uncrowded beaches, within easy travel distance from Athens.

Kimolos
Mountainous island once inhabited by wealthy merchants, now a quiet getaway.

Kithnos
Ancient medicinal springs, locally grown produce, and a cooler summer climate than its Cycladic sisters make untouristy Kithnos a haven.

Milos
An important island in antiquity, the biggest island of the Cyclades offers rich remains of ancient times, caves, catacombs, and a light tourist season.

Mykonos
This busy, touristy, cosmopolitan island remains a strong international attraction, with a charming capital, glorious beaches, and a less-jammed "other" side of the island.

Naxos
A beautiful, varied island with good beaches and a few interesting remains including the "Portara" gateway.

Paros
Welcoming, beautiful island with something for everyone, a "secret", discount Mykonos with a perky summer season without the claustrophobic crowds...at least for now.

Santorini
Volcanic wonder island best approached from the sea, where the magnificent banding of the cliffs is visible. Good dining, pricier than its neighbors, but a must-visit.

Serifos
Not well known outside of Greece and Europe, the town of Livadi on this island offers an upbeat nightlife and plenty of beaches to recover on the next afternoon.

Sifnos
Pottery, agriculture, and mining are major industries, tourism coming in second on this pretty, hospitable island.

Sikinos
Quiet but with a colorful local culture, this island offers calmness and natural beauty.

Syros
Cheerful, charming island, capital of the Cyclades, just building its tourist industry.

Small Cyclades
Remote little islands, favorites of yacht and scuba diving groups, offering rest and relaxation under the shadow of the big island of Naxos.

Tinos
Lovely island renowned for its festivals of the Virgin Mary, attracting many visitors in March and August.

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