Think of the main attractions Greece offers - rocky islands with sandy beaches overlooked by whitewashed villas built on hills - and you'll find all of them in the Cyclades. From Santorini to Mykonos to Paros and Syros, the island circle in the Aegean Sea is captivating for international tourists seeking rest, sun and exotic new experiences.
Mykonos is a believe-the-hype sanctuary for sun bathing by day and wild entertainment by night. Water like glass, spotless beaches, cozy harbors packed with small fishing boats, and electric bars and restaurants contribute to the cosmopolitan lifestyle that draws travelers by the bushel. Santorini has many of the same qualities in addition to a submerged volcano surrounded by various cliff-dwelling towns. Domed churches, houses with white walls and blue windows, and remarkable sunsets give the area endearing, and enduring, charm.
Of course, there's no reason to limit yourself to just one port of call in the Cyclades as island-hopping is fun and easy to accomplish. There are regular ferries linking the islands, and in many cases, high-speed catamarans give visitors an express route between destinations. For example, though Delos isn't as commercial as other islands, it's packed with interesting archaeological sites as it was a major sacred area for ancient Greeks. Soldiers and pirates once fought over the treasures found in the ruins spread around the island.
The accommodations we feature retain the flavor of the region but also the warmth, coziness and comfort you demand when each day of exploring ends.
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