Amorgos is a remarkably unspoiled island at the south-eastern edge of the Cyclades group, where traditional customs are still inextricably interwoven into a landscape as rich in beauty as in its history.’ So says a locally produced tourist guide, and you know’. it’s true!
Butterfly-shaped Astypalea can be excused its identity crisis. Officially belonging to the Dodecanese, this most westerly island of the archipelago would feel more at home geographically in the Cyclades.
Folegandros, an island in the Aegean Sea, is one of the most beautiful islands among those of the Cyclades cluster. It is still untouched by the crowds of visitors inundating Greece’s islands in the summertime and, thanks to its mild tourism development, Folegandros has retained the grandeur of its natural wealth and the human dimension of its tiny, yet lively and vibrant communities.
Ios has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Archaeological find in Skarkos hill show that there was an Early Cycladic settlement. The island remained populated during all historical periods and its history was parallel to that of the other Cycladic islands.
Kimolos is an accessible off-the-beaten-track destination, a small island a stone’s throw from its comparatively better-known neighbour, Milos, at the southwestern boundary of the Cycladic cluster.
Situated to the southeast of its more illustrious neighbour Naxos, Koufonissia is two islands separated by a 200 metre straight. The upper, low, flat, populated island is one of the smallest islands in the Cyclades with an area of just 3.5 square kms. and a population of 284.
Kythnos is a Cycladic island between Kea and Serifos. It administratively belongs to the South Aegean region and since the 12th century it is also known as “Therma”. There are two mainland villages on the island, Chora or Mesaria and Dryopida or Sullaka.
Known locally as the island of 100 beaches, this 161 square kilometres of multi-hued, volcanic rock certainly knows how to spoil committed beachcombers. Milos is more than just beaches and spectacular coastal scenery.
Serifos, is a small island of bare hills, fertile valleys and long, sandy beaches.You will find lodgings for all tastes and all needs. The small, cozy port of Livadi is where all ferries dock. Set in a deep cut bay and with its pine-fringed beach backed by cafes, taverns and tourist accommodation.
Sifnos today is a quiet, hilly island in the western Cyclades. A combination of superb beaches, interesting inland villages, great walking possibilities, lovely churches and a bus service that is second to none on the smaller Greek Islands means any Grecophile worth his or her salt should seriously consider a holiday here.
Sikinos, a small island in the southern Cyclades, that will gain you with the natural beauties and human creations. At Sikinos, time and people have kept intact the traditional Cycladic colors. You can relax in quiet, small beaches and walk the trails of the interior in the afternoon and evening.
Tinos is by far the most popular destination for Greek tourists who come to visit Tinos Town, location of the famous Neoclassical Church of the Panagia and the miraculous Icon of the Virgin Mary located therein.