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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.

Visitor guide to Santorini

In the sea just north of Crete, over three thousand years ago during the Minoan Era, sat a volcanic island. Known as Stronghyle to the Minoans of Crete, it became home to a bustling trade port. However, the volcano erupted violently to create the island of Santorini

ios port
Yachting guide to Ios

Santorini has always been on people's wish-lists for a place to visit when sailing in the Cyclades, but the local authorities have now made the island of Ios a little bit of heaven to visit.

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 . . .

Impressive finds on Santorini
Anger at Akrotiri

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 . . .

Andros art exhibition Byzantine
Andros art

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.

Mykonos villas target of burglars
Burglars target Mykonos villas

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 . . .

Naomi Campbell Mykonos
Catwalk star on 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 Mykonos beach resort of Ornos, seeking a spot of relaxation.

Demi Moore chose a Greek Island holiday
Stars opt for Greek holidays

A clutch of A-list celebrities is spending the summer on holiday in the Greek Islands this year. The Greek island resort of Fiscardo is just one chosen by a stream of movie stars and rich-list celebrities for a relaxing holidays this year. Top-name stars like . . .

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 . . .

Omilo to hold courses on Andros
Art 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 . . .

Preparing to dive at Camp Phoenix
Disability diving on Ios

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 . . .

Kardashians in Mykonos
Celebrity family

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.

Koumbara beach Ios
Luxury complex for Ios

A popular Greek holiday island for clubbers, Ios looks set to go ahead with a multimillion euro tourism complex. The go-ahead has been given for a luxury coastal tourist resort near Koumbara.

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 . .

Archaeological dig on Despitikos
Kouros statue found

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 . . .

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