The Cyclades is a group of 39 Islands of which 24 are inhabited. Located a short journey south of Athens, they have long been a popular destination for tourists both above and below the water.
Some of the main Islands in The Cyclades:
Santorini: Always a popular destination with tourists. Set on a hill the main town is featured in most of the postcards showing 'traditional' Greek houses of blue and white.
Naxos: The largest of the Islands, and is increasing in popularity due to it's astounding rock formations, fertile valleys and one of the best beaches in the Cyclades.
Amorgos: Most famous for the filming of the free-diving film 'The Big Blue'. There is also an ancient monastery clinging to the cliff face, which is always worth a visit.
Paros: The main hub for ferries from Piraeus, making one of the most popular destinations of all the Greek Islands. It also produced the marble used for 'The Venus de Milo'.
Antiparos: The inland cave at the centre of the Island still has visible markings from early visitors dating back to 1673. Its other famous cave is the underwater one, in a small Island towards the south of Antiparos.
Mykonos: Renowned for its nightlife and cosmopolitan attitude towards 24 hour partying and the types of people that partake in it.
Syros: The capital of the Cyclades, with a population of over 150,000. Has mountainous regions to the north and rich fertile land to the south.