The Cyclades Greek Islands ...
The Cyclades are the most popular Greek Islands, for good reason. Well serviced by ferry routes, and close to each other for island-hopping, they are the archetypal Greek Island. Beautiful sandy beaches, great archaeological sites, stunning sunsets, dramatic scenery and warm, friendly Greek hospitality.
Sparkling white sugar cube buildings set against the deep turquoise blue of the roofs, sky, and water all around. Truly stunning. And like all Greek Islands, each island in the Cyclades has it's own unique character and style.
The Cyclades have exercised a powerful charm since ancient times, even though access to them was not particularly easy. This was the birth of one of Mediterranean's most important civilizations, one that took its name from the islands: The Cycladic Civilization (3000 - 1000 BC).
The Cycladic Islands enjoy a Mediterranean climate, with an average temperature for the year of 18 - 19C. The winters are mild and the summers - by Greek standards - cool, thanks to the beneficial effects of the seasonal winds known as the 'meltemia'.