Positioned in Greece, Cyclades Islands are known as being some of the most beautiful islands in the world. Here, visitors can find white cubistic villages, mountains and black and golden beaches. These amazing landscapes will certainly make the islands picture postcard perfect. The Cyclades Islands are named this way, because the archipelago’s islands are set up in a circle around Delos. These islands also played a crucial roles in Greek mythology. Since the entire world has discovered these beautiful islands, every summer there are thousands of visitors who come here to relax on the beach, to take a tour to prehistoric ruins or enjoy hiking. Here is a list of what you should visit in Cyclades Islands:
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Naxos is known as being the largest island of the Cyclades. In Greek mythology, Naxos is considered to be the childhood home of Zeus. When visiting Naxos you will notice that some locals still wear the traditional clothing. The capital of this place is Naxos City, but it is also known as Chora. The capital is close to numerous beaches, some of them allowing nude sunbathing. Another favorite place to visit in Naxos is Portara, which is an archway that remained of a Greek temple of Apollo. The best time to visit the temple is at sunset.
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Android is considered to be the second largest and most northern of the islands that can be seen in the Cyclades archipelago. Its capital, Hora, is a natural beauty and also the photographer’s dream, due to its Aegean waters splashing on the colorful houses that line the shore. Hora is known for its Greek ship owners and captains. Outside the capital, visitors can enjoy hiking trails up the mountains, beautiful sandy beaches and a Frankish castle left over from the 13th century. If you love olive oil, than you must visit the Olive Museum at Ano Pitrofos.
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This beautiful small town is actually at the beginning of the road, where tourism is just starting to develop. Serifos’ main attractions are the unspoiled hilltop capital of Hora and some amazing beaches. Even if it is small, Serifos homes several hotels, restaurants, but also a bank and a grocery store.
Cyclades Islands are the perfect places to spend a nice and beautiful summer vacation. What is your favorite island in the Cyclades archipelago?
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