Cyclades Travel Guide
Andros Island - This is an island of contrasts, green and fertile in the south, dry and barren in the north. Visit the capital, Andros town, with its neo classical buildings and marble paved streets lined with kafeneia. The medieval town of Kato Kastro is a typical Greek village- whitewashed church and houses, perfect for photographers. There is even a castle dating between 1207 and 1233, built by the Venetians. A worthwhile stop is the Maritime Museum; or if you are up to the walk, the Moni Panachrantou Monastery just south west of Andros Town that was founded in 961. The monastery can only be reached after a hearty walk of between 2 and three hours but you are rewarded by the view and a peek at the interesting treasures kept there...
Mykonos - Situated on what is probably the most well know of the Cycladic Islands, Mykonos Town is gorgeous with its dazzlingly white houses and one is tempted to take reems of photographs here. Just keep your bearings in the winding alleyways, as many a tourist has got lost in the maze. A must-see are the Archaeological Museum near the ferry port, with ancient jewellery and artifacts on display and the Folk Museum which depicts the typical Greek Island lifestyle over the ages.
Delos - A treasure trove for the amateur archaeolist and historian, this tiny island has the remains of an ancient culture dating back thousands of years. According to legend the Greek gods Artemis and Apollo were born here. Remains of a theatre, beautiful mosaics and the sanctuary of Apollo are to be found here, ghostlike remains of the great Ionian settlement built here ages ago.
Aliko beach Aliko is the best place I have ever been
submitted by Ariadne Korre, 01/03/07
Golden Beach, Paros By far one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. 700 feet of golden sand, combined with the spectacular view of Naxos island and the blue-green waters of the Aegean sea makes you want to stay there forever. There are also several cafe's and restaurants along the beach, as well as a surfing club.
submitted by Robbie, 31/01/07
Agios Prokopios Beach, Naxos The beach of Agios Prokopios in Naxos island is one of the best beach of all Greece and is good idea to see it !!
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Mpatsi Bay, Andros - A beautiful sandy beach fringed with shady trees, the nearby fishing harbour adds to the charm. A popular family beach.
Delavogias Beach, Andros - Further down the coastal track is this naturist beach, with nearby Agia Marina offering the oasis of a friendly tavern.
Platys Gialos Beach, Mykonos - This is a stylish and popular family beach with plenty of restaurants to choose from. There is also a regular ferry service to and from nearby bays and plenty of watersports on offer.
Paraga and Paradise, Mykonos - For the serious sun worshipper, these famous nudist beaches are where to go to get that perfect tan.
Cyclades Restaurants and Bars
Siroco - Mpatsi, on Andros Island. Enjoy traditional Greek food in this century old building with great sea views.
Antonini's - Platteia Manto, Mykonos Town. Excellent value for money and real Greek food, the veal casserole or stamnas is recommended.
Chez Katrin - Nikiou, Mykonos. Relatively pricey but perfect for a special meal- a tried and trusted popular restaurant with delicious French cuisine; remember to book a table.
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