Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Cyclades Greek Islands

It takes a lifetime to discover Greece, but only an instant to fall in love with it !

The Route we took to explore the beautiful country was 2 days in Athens and then 8 days visiting the islands.

Santorini, or Thera, is a Greek island in the southern Aegean Sea and part of a group of islands which are called Cyclades. Its major feature is the volcano that played an important role as it formed the island and offered it its unique terrain morphology.

We stayed at Ira Hotel & Spa in Santorini. Situated on a cliff, overlooking the beautiful blue Aegean Sea, this property is known for its great facilities, exquisite views and impeccable service.

Imerovigli literally means ‘vigil of the day’ and once served as the island’s lookout spot for pirates, due to its strategic setting. One lovely spot in Imerovigli is Skaros Rock, on which there are remains of a thirteenth-century Venetian castle.

The beaches are extraordinary with surprising colors, formations and crystal-clear refreshing waters

During sunset, the Oia village can get very crowded so make sure you head to your viewing spot or sea-facing restaurant early. You will remember the beautiful sunsets here your whole life. A yacht cruise will take you to the beaches that are colorful with red and black volcanic pebbles.

Mykonos island, known also as the jewel of Cyclades, has an international fame over its stunning beaches , the breathtaking landscapes and the traditional whitewashed buildings, be it windmills, churches or houses.

A huge beach with white sand and great water, although a little bit far from the main town of Mykonos. It has a beach bar which holds some of the best parties on the island every day.

Mýkonos is the quintessential image of the Cyclades. In summer most people head out to the beaches during the day, so early morning or late afternoon are the best times to wander the maze of narrow streets. 

Syros  Lovers of the elusive 'real Greece' pretty much all agree that the island of Syros is a special place. It is also one of the most cosmopolitan towns in the Greek islands. Seaside villages like Kini offer low-key holidays on beautiful beaches without the lines of beach chairs and umbrellas, nor the throbbing endless disco beat you will find blasting at the over-exploited beaches on some of the more popular islands

The charm of Syros island is mainly due to the Venetian and Neoclassical architecture of the capital town, Ermoupolis. With picturesque spots and impressive buildings, Ermoupolis is a very interesting place to walk around.

Cyclades is interwoven with the parties, serenity, delicious food and sunset, this magical hour of the day when the light makes everything look more beautiful. The sunset are considered one of the most famous sunsets worldwide and people from all over the world visit these in order to photograph it and, most of all, cherish it