• Amorgos

    Amorgos

    swimming in "the big blue"

  • Antiparos

    Antiparos

    tiny but secluded

  • Koufonissi

    Koufonissi

    the jewel of the small cyclades

  • Kythnos

    Kythnos

    with innumerous sandy beaches and coves

  • Sifnos

    Sifnos

    a dreamlike destination

Cyclades islands, Greece

The most popular group of Greek islands is the Cyclades group. Located in the southern Aegean region it consists of 30 main islands (some of which are uninhabited) and some islets. The biggest Cycladic islands are Naxos and Andros. The Cyclades differ significantly in size, geology, architectural style and historical background.

The Cycladic Civilization, active from as early as 4000 BC, has left us with plenty of proof of its excellence. Crafty white marble statuettes, various utensils, theatres …

Each Cycladic island has its own distinct character and its own fans. Most of the islands of the group are rocky, with only a little vegetation, except for Naxos and Andros which are mountainous and are rich in vegetation inland. That makes them rich in fresh water as well.

The name Cyclades comes from the fact that the group has the shape of a circle (more or less). The violent volcanic eruptions that have occurred in the area can still be traced today. The abrupt rocks that emerge from the sea, the deep calderas of solidified lava and the mountain ranges are only part of the evidence of the earth’s activity in the Aegean Sea.

Cyclades islands, Greece

The Cycladic people have been exposed to various cultural influences throughout their history. This can be seen in the islands’ architecture, the diversity in local dialects and, of course, in the art and music evolution of the area.

From Naxos, many of the other Cycladic islands can be easily accessed, but not all. There are connections:
- to the north with Syros, Tinos and Mykonos (and Delos during middle and high seasons)
- to the south with Schinoussa, Iraklia and Koufonissia
- to the east with Donoussa and Amorgos and
- to the west with Paros
so island hopping is not only possible but also ideal.

There is much to see and do in Cyclades. With more than 30 islands and islets, they attract all kinds of tourists, back-packers, sailing and windsurfing enthusiasts, families, young and older people and luxury addicts. In Cyclades there is a place for everyone. All the above justify why the Cyclades are one of the most popular travel destinations on the planet.

Map of Greece and Cyclades islands

How to get to Naxos

Travel to Naxos by ferry or plane
Travel to Naxos
Find out how you can travel to Naxos by ferry or airplane, depending on the season.

The highlights of Naxos

The beaches of Naxos

The secluding beaches of Naxos

More than 30 beaches !!!

Yes, it is true. The island of Naxos offers the greatest variety of beaches you could ever hope to find & endless opportunities for explorations.

The villages of Naxos

The traditional villages of Naxos

Traditional or modern Naxos villages, inhabited or abandoned, one thing is for sure, you won't ever get bored.

The various activities

Naxos activities

A wide variety of activities during your holiday

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Family holidays on Naxos

Naxos holidays

Naxos is mostly a family destination. It is ideal for families with small children.

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The best beaches of Naxos
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CYCLADES ISLANDS
Amorgos island

Amorgos island

It lays to the east of Naxos island and it covers an area of approximately ...

Anafi island

Anafi island

Located at the southernmost area of the Cyclades Group, Anafi covers an area of ...

Andros island

Andros island

Located at the northernmost part of the Cyclades, Andros is the second island in ...

Antiparos island

Antiparos island

This tiny island who approximately 1200 people call home, is located west of ...

Delos island

Delos island

One of the most famous travel destinations in Cyclades is Delos, this tiny uninhabited ...

Donoussa island

Donoussa island

Located east of Naxos, Donoussa is a small and hard to reach island with ...

Folegandros island

Folegandros island

Steep rocky cliffs plunge into the Aegean to form small sandy beaches in between ...

Iraklia island

Iraklia island

The ideal destination for quaint holidays in the Cyclades is Iraklia. Just a dot ...

Ios island

Ios island

The flower of the Cyclades Íos (means flower) or Niós , as the locals call it ...

Kea island

Kea island

Kea (locally also known as Tzia) is the westernmost inhabited island of the ...

Keros island

Keros island

The islet of Keros called Keria in ancient times, is located just 2 nautical ...

Kimolos island

Kimolos island

Kimolos is located on the southwestern edge of Cyclades only 900 meters from ...

Koufonissia island

Koufonissia islands

Two islands are separated by a narrow strait, just 200 meters. At Kato Koufonissi ...

Kythnos island

Kythnos island

The unspoiled beautiful mountainous island located in the western part of the Cyclades ...

Milos island

Milos island

The island’s clear waters and its beaches of incomparable beauty will offer you an ...

Mykonos island

Mykonos island

Where the epitome of glamour meets simplicity, in a cosmopolitan atmosphere ...

Naxos island

Naxos island

Amazing shores, impressive towers, traditional villages, Naxos has it all ...

Paros island

Paros island

Among the most popular in Cyclades, mostly known for its nightlife ...

Santorini island

Santorini island

A world class travel destination with breathtaking caldera views ...

Schinoussa island

Schinoussa island

A small and quaint gem with sandy beaches, for quiet holidays ...

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