If someone says "Greek islands" to you, what comes to mind? Without a doubt, images of small islands dotted with typical villages, with white houses and blue shutters, paradisiacal beaches with crystal clear waters... But is it only the Cyclades? Not so sure! Discover now the 9 reasons to travel to the Cyclades to convince yourself!

1. To enjoy the incredible landscape of the Cyclades

Ok, the first image that comes to your mind is about as true as it gets! The Cyclades Islands offer a variety of impressive landscapes. You will surely be seduced by a picturesque village with white houses clinging to the cliffs and blue-domed churches with cobblestone roads winding between them. This archipelago of volcanic islands also offers wild landscapes that take your breath away: steep cliffs that drop directly into clear blue waters, beaches that vary from fine sand to gray pebbles…

2. To experience traditional Greek food

One cannot mention a stay in Greece without thinking about the variety of amazing food. Among the list of Greek specialties that can be tasted, the most famous are the Greek salad (horiatiki salad), moussaka or pastitsio, but also the favorite snacks of the Greeks, such as: Koulouri, tyropitta (cheese cake), bougatsa (cake filled with cream) or spanakopitta (spinach cake).

3. To visit the birthplace of Greek mythology

Indeed, according to legend, on the sacred island of Delos, east of Mykonos, Leto gave birth to Apollo and Artemis. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the archaeological site of Delos includes, among other ruins, the sanctuary of Apollo.

4. To blend in with the crowd in Mykonos or Santorini…

Mykonos and Santorini are the most famous islands of the Cyclades, therefore also the most crowded. If you like to be in the crowd and go to fancy bars, this is the place.

…Or to get away from the crowd

The Cyclades archipelago consists of many islands and islets, not all of which can be reached by ferry or cruise ship. A good example is the island of Kimolos, where you will always find a secluded cove to relax in peace. It is also a hiker's paradise, as it offers numerous paths and trails.

5. To enjoy the sweetness of the Mediterranean lifestyle

Undoubtedly, the Cycladic lifestyle really encourages laziness! Locals eat dinner after 9:00 p.m., evenings stretch late into the night, and taking a nap in the afternoon heat is common practice. This is the perfect place to slow down and disconnect from an overly stressful life! What's on the agenda? Getting your tan on, splashing in the crystal clear water, and enjoying local food and drinks in the evening.

6. To explore the breathtaking seabed

Whether you are experienced or just want to discover diving with the help of experts, you will be amazed by the seabed of the Aegean Sea! Corals and fish in the colors of the rainbow, crystal clear water... Make sure that all these dive sites will not leave you breathless! The most significant diving spots are around the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, and Paros.

7. To enjoy sailing on a private catamaran

The Aegean Sea is the ideal place for a personalized sailing holiday. There really is a wide range of options to fully enjoy a holiday that suits your wishes, and a skippered catamaran charter can meet all your needs. Indeed, this type of vacation offers both the peace of being on a private boat and access to the most secluded and protected places. It is perfect for a family trip, but also for a honeymoon.

8. To make the most of high feelings

Traveling in the Cyclades can also be an adventure. Apart from beaches, laziness, hiking, and sailing, you can experience other thrilling activities! Windsurfing and kitesurfing in Paros, as well as jet skiing and flyboarding in Santorini, will get your adrenaline pumping!

9. To enjoy the kindness of the Greek people

The friendliness of the Greeks is not overrated. You will always be warmly welcomed by the locals, who will be delighted to show you their country. In fact, it is the only country in Europe where you can be invited to a coffee or dinner in a stranger's home.

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