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Cyclades news and views

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.

Santorini festival fireworks

Holiday visitors can expect the volcano island to erupt tonight. The island's Ifestia Festival is its annual tribute to the active island volcano with a spectacular display of thousands of fireworks.

The caldera of Santorini Greece

Holiday tourists on the have been plunged into darkness following a blaze in the island's only power station. Around 150,000 visitors are on Santorini at the moment as the holiday season reaches its peak.

Naxos posters

Residents of the have called for a crackdown on posters and leaflet advertising on the Greek holiday island. They are fed up with the hundreds of posters and stickers that are plastered all over Naxos Town to advertise forthcoming events.

Naomi Campbell Mykonos

Catwalk star Naomi Campbell is the latest celebrity to take a holiday break in the Greek Islands this summer. The 43-year-old supermodel is relaxing in the of Ornos, seeking a spot of relaxation.

Greece rubbish bins

Strikes by Greek binmen has left bins and skips overflowing with rubbish and stinking to high heaven. And government cutbacks in annual spraying has seen a sharp rise in mosquitoes.

Profitis Ilias radar

The NATO towers surrounding that top Profitis Ilias mountain on the have long been an ugly eyesore. Now the monks of the neighbouring monastery say they have had enough as the towers gets a modern upgrade.

Andros art exhibition Byzantine

Visitors on holiday in Andros this summer can enjoy a modern take on Byzantine art The Museum of Contemporary Art on the island of Andros is to host an exhibition of modern art that takes its inspiration from the Byzantine tradition.

Cavo Tagoo Hotel on Mykonos

The picturesque island of Mykonos, one of the larger of the Cyclades Islands, is visited by countless tourists every year. And it's not difficult to see why. It is heralded as being the typical Greek island with sun, sea and sand alongside a beautiful rolling landscape.

Kardashians in Mykonos

The mega-rich celebrity Kardashian family has been touring the Greek Islands on a ten-day holiday spree. Sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe along with mother Kris and 20 more family members, as well as a TV camera crew of 50, flew to Mykonos this week.

Santorini cherry tomato

Santorini aims to cash in on its unique foods as Greece promotes its cuisine abroad. Santorini island is known for its delicious food products thanks to its volcanic soil and dry climate.

Across the Santorini caldera

Greek Islands have taken four places in a top ten list of European holiday island destinations. And the Greek island of Santorini took top place in the Europe top ten with Kefalonia, Naxos and Zante close behind.

Mykonos island waterfront

The mayor of Mykonos and the two deputy mayors are out on bail ranging from €50,000 to €150,000 and others are being questioned by police over alleged large-scale embezzlement of municipal funds and tax evasion.

Santorini Nea Kameni

Most visitors on a beach holiday and enjoying the Santorini attractions will know that the splendid sunsets are a direct result of the fact that Santorini is a recently active volcano. Now more than €54,000 has been spent to monitor the volcanic activity.

Demi Moore chose a Greek Island holiday

Hollywood actress Demi Moore has been spotted on the Aegean island of Mykonos. Eye-witnesses were amazed to see has slipped international media attention. Russian business tycoon Roman Abramovic, spent several days on the island of Kefalonia . . .

Detail of Akrotiri fresco

Holiday visitors to the Greek island of Santorini this summer will now be able to see one of the most important archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. Greece has reopened the Akrotiri archaeological site on the holiday island of Santorini . . .

Santorini cruise ship hits rocks

Visitors on holiday in Santorini in 2007 will recall the sinking of the Sea Diamond cruise liner in the caldera when two French tourists died. Now a total of 13 people are set to stand trial in connection with the sinking of the Sea Diamond . . .

Preparing to dive at Camp Phoenix

Living with a disability is not easy and a Greek island diving holiday may not be the first place to look for help with coping. But a scuba diving company on the Greek island of Ios hopes to change all that. On Ios there is now a beach-front diving school . . .

Impressive finds on Santorini

Anger is mounting on the holiday island of Santorini as the impressive Akrotiri archaeological site remains closed the public even though restoration work is complete. The Akrotiri site on Santorini was shut down more than six years ago . . .

Omilo to hold courses on Andros

Imagine: sun, crystal clear waters, delicious food, top notch activities for all the family. . . and all this on a Greek island of Andros, in Cyclades. What more could you ask for from a Greek island holiday? OMILO is organizing this summer . . .

Andros dovecotes as big as houses

Anyone who has been on a holiday to Andros island cannot have failed to be impressed by the Greek island's architectural heritage. Along with its near neighbour Tinos, the buildings of Andros island have a special character of their own . . .

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