Cyclades Islands

The Cyclades are located in the southern Aegean, and only a few of the roughly 220 islands are inhabited, even in winter. Among the most famous include Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos and Paros. The Cyclades are perhaps the most beautiful islands of Greece, as they offer a great variety. All Cyclades islands share some distinctive features, such as architecture, narrow streets, archaeological sites, historic, religious and natural monuments, sea, picturesque mountain villages and endless beaches. Each island has also unique features set it apart from the others, making them unique. So the Cyclades can meet the needs of all types of holiday visitors by offering exciting and vibrant, relaxing and quiet .. Whether you're on holiday with his family, a group of friends, a couple or by yourself, here you will surely find the perfect way to go.


Amorgos is an island of the Cyclades known for its small bays and coves, rock formations and rugged cliffs which offer breathtaking views. The perfect destination for those who want a quiet holiday but also adventurous, thanks to the beautiful secluded beaches and many areas of unspoilt natural beauty, which are ideal for excursions and tours.

How to Reach Amorgos: take a flight from Italy to Athens and go to Piraeus. You can get to Amorgos taking the ferry from Piraeus or Rafina. The ferry dock is that in Katapola Aegiali. The trip takes 7-11 hours, depending on the starting point and stops during the trip. Alternatively you can fly on Naxos and take the ferry Express Skopelitis covering trafficking Heraklion-Naxos-Amorgos-Schinoussa-Koufonissi (and vice versa) throughout the year, 6 days a week in high season.


Anafi is a small island of hills and mountains ideal for spending a few days in total relaxation and meditation. And 'one of the lesser known islands of the Cyclades (Santorini blurred by the close), but recently its popularity has grown with the increase of tourism greek and foreign, in search of beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea.

How to Reach Anafi: take a flight from Italy to the nearby island of Santorini. The island of Anafi is located east of Santorini and can be reached by ferry several times a week.


Andros is one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades, as it is rich in vegetation and has a wide variety of spectacular beaches, quaint mountain villages and sea and two of the finest modern art galleries in Greece. Andros has recently well-developed infrastructure and tourist resorts, is offering many resources to mass tourism and tourists in search independent of calm and relaxation.

How to Reach Andros: take a flight from Italy to the nearby island of Mykonos. The island is accessible by ferry from Rafina, but also from Mykonos and Syros. Alternatively you can fly to Athens and take the ferry from Piraeus to Mykonos, Syros or Rafina, then change. With the ship arrives at port Gavrio, which is the main port of Andros island.


Folegandros is the ideal place for those who want to spend a vacation on an island that offers the comforts of 'popular island and the peace and tranquility of the less touristy islands. Folegandros can satisfy lovers of nature, which can hike through the wild landscapes and secluded beaches. The beaches are easily reached by small boats that shuttle and lead to hidden coves. The sea is crystal clear and not very populated!

How to Reach Folegandros: take a flight from Italy to the nearby island of Santorini. From Athinios port in Santorini take a hydrofoil, catamaran or ferry in about 1 or 2.5 hours takes you to Folegandros. The alternative is to arrive by plane to Athens and Piraeus to embark on a fast hydrofoil leading to Foleganrdos.


Ios is a small island close to Santorini and Folegandros, very popular for wild nightlife. The island of Ios, in high season, the island has been for years the festival and partying youth, but in low season you can enjoy a quiet holiday! If you are looking non-stop fun all night, Ios is the right place, but also the day life offers a lot with sandy beaches, secluded coves and quiet tavernas. Once considered a destination for the crowd wild and rambunctious, Ios is now offering a holiday for everyone.

How to Reach Ios: from Italy it is easy to reach even if Ios does not have its own airport. You can fly on Santorini (the closest), Mykonos, Crete, or even Athens. From imarbarsi chosen just on the first ship or hydrofoil sailing to the Cyclades. The ferries depart from various ports in Greece and which in Ios to work every day.


The island of Milos is probably one of the most unique islands in the world, with an expanse of sand dunes, rock formations and colorful beaches, totally different from each other. It 'very popular among couples and families who come to Milos to enjoy the scenery, unspoilt nature and less accessible beaches. Moreover, not many people know that Milos is an active volcano, so there are natural hot springs to be discovered. But there is no fear since the last eruption dates back to 60,000 years ago.

How to Reach Milos: from Italy you can get there by flying to Athens airport. A small airport on the island offers the opportunity to fly directly from Athens to Milos. However, Milos is accessible mainly by ferry from Piraeus, but also from other islands, Folegandros, Santorini and Crete.


Mykonos Island, renowned worldwide, for decades one of the main destinations of the Cyclades. And 'the island's nightlife and entertainment center that is on the beach. The island's nightlife more trendy and fashionable. And 'the island fashion ... the island is gay for excellence with the Mykonos International Gay Festival held annually in late August. And 'the island of celebrities. However, even if Mykonos is undoubtedly the center of nightlife in the Cyclades, also offers a quiet holiday in the less visited villages that offer quiet beaches and picturesque villages. [Mykonos Insights]

How to Reach Mykonos: from Italy is very easy to reach Mykonos with direct flights and charter flights from the main Italian airports. More than a ferry and hydrofoil a day connect the port of Athens to Mykonos and to other Greek islands.


Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades. It is rich in rivers and it is therefore very green compared to the other Cyclades islands. Naxos is well known and beloved by tourists from around the world and offers so much to everyone, from beaches to secluded beaches festive, the hidden mountain villages rather than the bustling capital "Chora".

How to Reach Naxos: from Italy it is pretty easy to reach Naxos with direct flights from italian airports, or with a stopover at Athens airport and then wait for the connecting flight to Naxos. More than a ferry and hydrofoil day link with Naxos to Piraeus in Athens and other islands.


Paros is the favorite tourist destination for many foreign and Greek tourists who each year visit the island to enjoy its sandy beaches, pristine waters and breathtaking scenery. During a vacation in Paros, most visitors still amazed that, although one of the most popular islands, Paros still preserves all its traditional features. The Port of Parikia is a most beautiful and offers something for everyone. There are many narrow winding streets with small shops and restaurants where there is always something new to discover.

How to Reach Paros: from Italy the best way to get to Paros is by ferry from Athens, with daily connections from Piraeus. Although it has a small airport, there are no direct flights from Italy, but only flights to Athens (the plane from Athens to Paros operates daily).


Few words describe perfectly the island of Santorini, "Black Pearl of the Aegean", known throughout the world. If you want to spend a romantic holiday, nothing is better than Santorini. Thousands of tourists come here every year to admire the charming villages perched on the cliffs as in a crib, the beautiful beaches of shingle and mixed beaches, rocky cliffs and colorful as the landscape in a painting. Important archaeological sites, the mysterious Caldera, the volcano and the golden sunset are just a part of the charm of Santorini. [Santorini Insights]

How to Reach Santorini: from Italy it is very easy to get to Santorini with direct flights and charter flights from the main Italian airports. More than a ferry and hydrofoil a day connect the port of Santorini to Athens and to other Greek islands.


Serifos is another beautiful island of the Cyclades, which offers the best of both peaceful and stimulating holiday. Its well-developed tourist infrastructure in combination with its fascinating landscapes and more than 70 beaches make it a unique vacation destination for many tourists. The island is not well known and is also, especially in low season, difficult to reach. In high season, can be very crowded, since many Greeks go on vacation in Serifos. In low season you can spend a quiet holiday in Serifos and very serene.

How to Reach Serifos: from Italy itis rather difficult because, as there is an airport on the spot, you have to land on closeby airports in Santorini, Naxos or Athens. From these islands you should embark on the route Athens-Santorini ferry (or vice versa) with a stopover in Serifos (in high season there are many ferries that stop at the island, but not so many during the low season).


Syros, the administrative capital of the Cyclades, Greek Islands is one of the most sviluppatei. Its main attraction is its air of nobility thanks to the neo-classical buildings and large squares. It is becoming a popular tourist destination for both tourists young and old, thanks to its excellent tourist infrastructure, the beautiful landscapes and golden beaches.

How to Reach Syros: by plane from Italy you must stop over Athens International Airport. There are two flights a week connecting Athens to Syros, or from Piraeus, three ferries a day.


Tinos island is well known as very spiritual, especially for the Church of Panagia and the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary. Until recently, Tinos was visited mainly for religious purposes. Lately, though, the island has become a favorite from other types of holiday visitors seeking a more challenging and is increasingly developing as a favorite with younger tourists.

How to Reach Tinos: from Italy it is possible to get to Tinos by boat (Italy to Patras) stopping in Athens and departing from the port of Piraeus. It will take about 5.5 hours. The hydrofoil from Piraeus takes about 3.5 hours, the boats from Rafina arrive in 2-4 hours depending on the type of boat. In addition, there are regular connections to Tinos from Cyclades islands, such as Syros, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Andros, etc..


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