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The Cyclades is home to the archetypal Greek islands. There are islands to suit all tastes — from the spectacular volcanic caldera of Santorini to the jet-set beaches of Mykonos. The most notable Cycladic holiday islands include Amorgos, Andros, Ios, Folegandros, Naxos, Paros and Syros. The lack of direct flights to many Cycladic islands keep the big tour operators at bay while good ferry links attract island hoppers holidays and the yachting set.

Street on Mykonos island

Holiday hotel owners may be slashing prices in a bid to fill empty beds this year but visitors to popular Greek holiday islands like Mykonos won't find many cheap Greek island holiday deals on offer. While hotel room prices across Greece are up . . .

Greek all-night disco

Music bars and discos may be attracting youngsters on Greek Island holidays but they are giving locals on the tiny Greek island of Antiparos a major headache. Bar owners on Antiparos island, near the popular holiday island of Paros.

Beach on Mykonos Greece

Gay tourists are giving Greek Island holidays the thumbs down, according to the latest research into the Greek beach holiday tourism market. Greek island holidays on Lesbos and Mykonos beaches have been popular destinations with the gay . . .

Nude on Naxos beach

Nudist sunbathers on Naxos holidays should have their own designated Naxos beach areas on which to sunbathe, it is suggested. Many Greek island holidaymakers in Naxos head to the long beach areas of Plaka and Kastraki where sheltered . . .

View over Santorini caldera

The volcanic holiday island of Santorini joins the pyramids of Giza, the temples at Machu Picchu and the Parthenon in Athens as a place you must see before you die. According to an article published by the American magazine Smithsonian, Santorini . . .

Archaeological dig on Despitikos

Excavations on an islet near the popular holiday island of Paros have unearthed more remains of a 'kouros' statue — the third to be found at the site. The latest find, of a headless upper torso, has been discovered at a dig . . .

Mykonos villas target of burglars

Holidaymakers on the Greek holiday island of Mykonos have been warned to make sure they lock up their apartments and villas following a spate of burglaries. Successive cases of burglaries and break-ins into holiday apartments . . .

Megaro Gyzi Centre on Santorini

Holiday visitors to Santorini island can enjoy music and painting at one of the island's most renowned cultural events. Seven music concerts and a painting exhibition make up the programme for the Megaro Gyzi Festival 2011 . . .

Alexander Papadiamantis

Naxos island is to celebrate the work of renowned Greek writer Alexander Papdiamantis on the centenary of his death in 1911. Events in the village of Foliti, the largest village on Naxos, include readings from his works, an exhibition and film shows . .

Santorini Akrotiri site

Prison sentences have been imposed on eight defendants following the death of a Welsh tourist when the roof collapsed at the archaeological site of Akrotiri on Santorini. The 'bioclimate' roof collapsed in 2005 leading to the death . . .

Marc Buronfosse at Paros jazz festival

Jazz lovers are in for a treat on the Greek holiday island of Paros this month with the launch of the first Paros Jazz Academy in the village of Lefkes. Perantinos Travel, in Piso Livadi, have teamed up with bass player Marc Buronfosse . .

Across the Santorini caldera

Volcano watchers plan to plant more sensitive seismographs to check earthquake 'rumbles' on the holiday island of Santorini. They are to install new earthquake detecting instruments on the islet of Kameni in the caldera . . .

Andros island illegal waste dump

Moves are under way to remove tons of rubbish dumped illegally on one of the most important archaeological sites in the Greek islands. The valley slopes at the archaeological site Strofila, in the Stavropedra area of central Andros . . .

Santorini cherry tomato

Santorini is world famous for its dramatic setting, live volcano and astonishing sunsets but it is less well known for its cherry tomatoes, a product of Santorini's volcanic soil.

Santorini donkey trail

An American tourist has been killed by falling rocks on the holiday island of Santorini, according to reports The 52-year-old is thought to have been riding a hired donkey down a steep cliff-side path when the accident happened . . .

Ancient site at Akrotiri on Santorini

It appears that a trial is to start to determine who is to blame for the roof collapse at the world-famous archaeological site at Akrotiri on the holiday island of Santorini. Twelve people have been charged in connection with the collapse . . .

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