The Cyclades are a group of islands in the Aegean Sea located southeast of mainland Greece which constitute the Aegean archipelago. The most famous island group in the Aegean Sea comprises some of the most beautiful islands in the world! Gorgeous sandy beaches, architecture in white and blue, traditional lifestyle, folk music, warm, hospitable people and barren landscapes with isolated chapels turn a trip to the Cyclades into a lifetime experience. The name Cyclades refers to the islands forming a circle around the sacred island of Delos one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. According to the Greek mythology, Poseidon, God of the sea, furious at the Cyclades nymphs turned them into islands.
The Cyclades comprise about 220 islands, the major ones being Amorgos, Anafi, Antiparos, Delos, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Folegandros, Serifos, Sikinos, Tinos and Thira or Santorini. There are also many minor islands including Donousa, Eschati, Gyaros, Irakleia, Koufonisia, Makronisos and Schoinousa. Ermoupoli in Syros is the chief town and administrative centre of the former prefecture. The Cyclades are bounded to the south by the Sea of Crete.
The islands are peaks of a submerged mountainous terrain, except for two volcanic islands, Milos and Santorini. The climate is generally dry and mild, but with the exception of Naxos the soil is not very fertile; agricultural produce includes wine, fruit, wheat, olive oil and tobacco. Cooler temperatures are in higher elevations and mainly do not receive wintry weather.
Millions of Greek and foreign visitors come to the Cyclades every year to enjoy the dazzling light and the crystal blue waters, in the quest of the paradise on earth.
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Naxos is located in the heart of the Cyclades and is famous for its intense relief with impressive beaches. Portara, the enigmatic door that stands in eternity captivates every visitor while the beautiful traditional villages and numerous towers compose a unique landscape with a beautiful air with a beautiful landscape.