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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.

Alexander Papadiamantis
Greek writer

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
Santorini jail terms

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 delights

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
Santorini volcano alarms

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
Andros 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 donkey trail
Santorini fall

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
Santorini tragedy

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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