The Cyclades Islands are a collection of 39 Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. 24 of the Cyclades are inhabited, the most famous of which are Andros, Naxos, Paros, Santorini and Tinos. Holidays to Cyclades Islands are considered to be some of the finest, most luxurious holidays in Europe, as visitors are provided with deeply picturesque, vibrantly coloured scenery, an excellent climate and a warm welcome, not to mention the fine cuisine and endless sporting opportunities which make taking a Cyclades holiday home so special. Taking a holiday to the Cyclades means that you can perfectly tailor your holiday to be the holiday of your dreams, whether you are travelling as a couple, in a group or family, a holiday rental in the Cyclades can be the ideal base for a romantic break, adventure holiday or peaceful getaway.
Holidays to Cyclades Islands are all unique, but there are some characteristics which run through the vast majority of the 24 inhabited islands. The architecture is largely similar, so your Cyclades holiday apartment or self catering Cyclades villa is likely to be of the distinctive style of architecture which has grown on the islands. The narrow, cobbled streets which are found in most villages are filled with historical and religious buildings, and each island is inundated with beautiful beaches and archaeological sites.
Some of the best holidays in the Cyclades are sailing holidays. By taking holiday rental accommodation in the Cyclades, you have the freedom and space to explore the whole area by boat, discovering secluded bays, inspiring historical monuments and beautiful villas.
If you are looking to take a holiday to Cyclades for a holiday with great nightlife, a holiday apartment or accommodation on the Cyclades islands of Mykonos, Santorini or Paros would be ideal as there are some magnificent bars and clubs to enjoy, especially on the weekends as many Athenians return to their Cyclades holiday homes for the weekend.
Andros is the greenest place to take a holiday home in the Cyclades. It is a beautiful destination adorned with small, traditional villages that always charm visitors. Andros also boasts its fair share of magnificent sand beaches as well as charming seaside towns and bustling beach resorts. Andros is also home to two of Greece’s finest modern art museums.
Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades Islands, and therefore offers the largest range of holiday options, from the quiet to the exhilarating. If this is the first time you have taken a self catering Cyclades holiday rental, then Naxos is a great option, allowing you to discover a little more about the islands, and choose your ideal destination to get a Cyclades holiday home next year!
Paros is one of the most popular places to take a self catering Cyclades holiday home, yet somehow it manages to remain beautifully traditional and quaint. The long sandy beaches and clear waters make it ideal for beach holidays and the extensive hills of the interior mean walkers flock here from across Europe.
There is nowhere better for a romantic holiday in the sun than the dazzling island of Santorini. Taking a Cyclades holiday apartment in Santorini is the perfect destination to bask in the sun with your loved ones.
Summers in the Cyclades Islands are wonderfully warm, with average temperatures in July and August reaching over 30°C. In winter, temperatures remain around 10°C.
There are airports in many of the Cyclades Islands, including Mikonos (JMK), Naxos (JNX), Paros (PAS) and Santorini (JYR). Although some services may run direct from the UK during the summer, it is likely that you will have to change in Athens (SPJ) throughout much of the year.