Cast of from the mainland of Greece are the mighty Cyclades, a group of islands strewn in the Aegean Sea. Made up of just over 200 islands, about 20 islands are vastly populated while most of the smaller islands remain uninhabited. The islands are dry and have mild climates throughout the year, but the soil is fairly infertile.
Antiquity reigns on the islands. There is a wealth of important archeological finds, especially notable are the impressive marble sculptures and idols that can now be found in Greece’s many museums. Many stories from Greek mythology tie directly in to these intriguing islands, cultural hotspots since Ancient times.
On the island of Delos you can see an ancient theatre, carved from the rock in the traditional style. Many of the sculptures and artifacts from the area have been safely tucked into the multitude of museums to see during your time here.
Walk through the steep streets of Hermoupolis, the capital of the Cyclades. Favorable colors don the exteriors of the buildings, a celebration of humanity against the stark landscape.
You can either fly in or venture in by ferry. Getting from island to island is best experienced by boat, and there are public transportation systems available on the individual islands.