Photos of Greece Islands - Cyclades
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 (the name in English means: “circular islands”) around the sacred island of Delos. According to the Greek mythology, Poseidon, God of the sea, furious at the Cyclades nymphs turned them into islands.
"The factor which renders Greece's mountains, villages, and soil buoyant and immaterial is the light. In Italy the light is soft and feminine, in Ionia extremely gentle and full or oriental yearning, in Egypt thick and voluptuous. In Greece the light is entirely spiritual." Nikos Kazantzakis, Report to Greco
Cyclades is the famous island group in Greece located in the central and southern part of the Aegean Sea. The cyclades islands consists of 39 islands of which only 24 are inhabited, characterized by their unspoiled beauty and traditional character. The following map of Cyclades islands shows the most important islands and among them are Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Milos, Sifnos, Syros and Koufonisia.