Παρασκευή, 12 Απριλίου 2013

Island Hopping in Greece - Cyclades Islands - Cyclades Islands


santorini_1The Cyclades are a group of islands in the Aegean Sea, southeast of mainland Greece. This is one of the island groups which constitute the Aegean archipelago. The Cyclades comprise about 220 islands, most important of which is being Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delos, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Folegandros, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos Syros, Tinos, and Santorini or Thira. Most of the smaller islands are uninhabited. Milos and Santorini or Thira, these two islands of Cyclades complex are volcanic.
Ermoupolis, on Syros, is the capital and administrative center of the prefecture. 
The climate of Cyclades is generally dry and mild, the soil is not very fertile, with the exception of Naxos, the produced agricultural products are wine, fruit, wheat, and olive oil. Lower temperatures at higher altitudes and certainly no heavy winter.  Most inhabitants of the Cyclades were employed mainly in tourism.

All year round daily ferries from Piraeus port to Mykonos, Santorini , Paros, Naxos, Syros , Tinos, Ios.  From Rafina port to  Andros,  Mykonos,  Tinos.
All years round almost daily ferries from Piraeus port to Milos, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos,  Amorgos, Folegandros, Kimolos, Kythnos
Summer Months daily ferries and high speed boats  from Piraeus port and Rafina port to almost all Cycladic islands.
Airports : Syros , Milos, Paros, Naxos, Mykonos , Santorini
Daily flights from Athens all year round.

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