Prefecture of the Cyclades Travel Guide

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  • The shimmering sunset : Naoussa, Paros
    The shimmering sunset : Naoussa, Paros
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Map of Prefecture of the Cyclades

Santorini Island




Milos Island


Naxos Island






Syros Island


Tinos Island




Nisos Sifnos


Mykonos Island




Folegandros Island


Amorgos Island


Paros Island


Andros Island


Ios Island




Naxos - Chora (town of)




Kea Island






Nisos Kythnos




Dilos Island


Sikinos Island


Serifos Island


Anafi Island


Santorini Island

See all 1587 Santorini Island Tips
  • Oia Village

    Santorini Island Things to Do

    The small exquisite village of Oia perches at the northern end of santorini, tumbling down the steep incline from the top of the caldera towards the water. Famous for its whitewashed houses, blue domed churches, and narrowed cobbled walkways lined with small stores, galleries, and restaurants, The sunsets and views over the caldera are major...

  • Astra Apartments & Suites

    Santorini Island Hotels

    My husband and I finished off our honeymoon at the Astra Apartments, an all-suite hotel. The website...

  • Fira Town

    4 out of 5 stars

    Santorini Island Restaurants

    Perched 225m above the caldera and fronting the main pedestrian street, Select is one of many choices for day trippers and overnight visitors. Selected by our travelling companions without any pretense at research, Select features inside and outside dining with unsurprisingly great views of the caldera and cruise ships. And - a total complete bar....



See all 432 Mykonos Tips
  • Delos Island

    Mykonos Things to Do

    A must-see day trip from Mykonos is to take the boat to Delos, birthplace of Apollo and the largest city in the world at one point. Its history goes back to 3000 BC, and the remains are in excellent condition. The entire island is a UNESCO site. I don't think it took more than 20 minutes to get there.

  • Aeolos

    Mykonos Hotels

    It is a small pleasant hotel with a nice view on Mykonos Town and the Aegean sea. It is blue and...

  • Cavo Paradiso

    Mykonos Nightlife

    When you are at the beach (during the day) - keep your eye out for the people with the guest lists.... they will put you on the guest list which is usually discounted entry and usually gives you a free drink (& the drinks in mykonos ARE STRONG)))))!!! oh my!!! - its like 2-3 drinks in one & THEY ARE IN PAPER CUPS!!! haha OH - another tip... dont...


Milos Island

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  • Bicycling in Milos

    Milos Island Things to Do

    Bicycling in Milos5 photos!Milos is ideal for any level of bicycling activity. The coastal road inside the bay of Milos is a flat, scenic route for a relaxing ride. Most other routes involve alternating up and down hills, or demanding, steep hills and off-the-beaten-path gravel roads. There are no dedicated bicycle paths, but vehicle traffic...

  • Popi

    Milos Island Hotels

    Note: This tip is in response to an erroneous tip by another member. "Popi" is most certainly not a...

  • Andreas' Cruises

    Milos Island Things to Do

    Andreas' Cruise was by far the highlight of our entire trip to Greece! Andreas' small traditional fishing boat has space for up to 11 people, which makes for a intimate, personalized cruise that will leave you feeling like a celebrity- without the celebrity price. Andreas, a former fisherman, has lived on Milos his entire life and uses this...


Naxos Island

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  • Don't miss the fresh mussels!

    Naxos Island Restaurants

    With its beautiful decoration inside, an amazing seaview on both floors and its wonderful Italian cuisine with perfect seafood spaghetti, fresh mussels and a real Italian pizza, in short time has Su e Giu' become a "must" for locals and travellers on Naxos island. Not only has it given a higher quality to the Paralia food panorama, but also a new...

  • Dimitra Hotel

    Naxos Island Hotels

    I was actually bumped upmarket for a night as Hotel Agios Prokopios was fully booked for my first...

  • Priorities to make the best out of your...

    Naxos Island Things to Do

    Naxos is quite a big island, offering wonderful landscapes, so the best to do is to have a scooter or a car to visit the inland villages and the best beaches, which are on the south-western coast, starting with Agio Prokopio, 5 minutes from Naxos Town, to Agia Anna, Plaka, Mikri Vigla ad Aliko. Logistically, it is much better and relaxing to have...



See all 166 Paros Tips
  • Faulty scooters

    Paros Warnings and Dangers

    Rent a motorbike agency D.Kipreos is hunting tourists with a little lower prices then others, but they are giving for rental motorbikes in very bad condition, mechanically changed, with many parts doesn't work, like speedometer or fuel indicator and they will confirm whatever you ask even many things are not true. If you ask to try motorbike before...

  • Parosland Hotel

    Paros Hotels

    From the first moment of entering its gate the visitors feel at home. Warm decoration, stunning...

  • Rent a Scooter

    Paros Things to Do

    It's so easy to get around Paros on a scooter, though you'll find yourself struggling up some hills. I covered most of the island in a day on our scooter, and even took the ferry to Antiparos - well worth it



See all 114 Oia Tips
  • Questionable Innkeeper, Oia White and...

    Oia Tourist Traps

    On a return trip to Oia, we opted to book with an individual innkeeper instead of a hotel. A big mistake. Please protect your money and rent elsewhere. October, I booked a 4 night stay with this business, I communicated directly with the owner Mr Johan Lantz of Stockholm. We had a pleasant communication and...

  • Canaves Oia Hotel

    Oia Hotels

    This is much more luxerious hotel than Canaves Suites. It has bigger rooms and public areas, bigger...

  • Beware of disreputable Inn Keepers Oia...

    Oia Warnings and Dangers

    On a return trip to Oia, we opted to book with an individual innkeeper instead of a hotel. A big mistake. Please protect your money and rent elsewhere. Go and enjoy this very beautiful place, but just be careful who you trust your money with. October, I booked a 4 night stay with this business, I communicated...


Syros Island

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Tinos Island

See all 125 Tinos Island Tips
  • Lunch with Marcos

    Tinos Island Restaurants

    Having spent a pleasant couple of hours wandering the town, with of course a leisurely frappe break, it was time for lunch and I found a little square just on the edge of the town not far from the port. Here there were two equally inviting cafes taking up the two shaded sides, both fairly busy and both with blackboard menus outside written mainly...

  • Tinos Town

    Tinos Island Things to Do

    People get disappointed with Tinos Town as its not attractive with ugly architecture close to the port and although just beyond the port there are some picturesque small alleys and typical Cycladic houses most part of Tinos town is covered with ugly buildings that don’t fit, most of them were built in the 60s and the result was what we see today....

  • dovecotes

    Tinos Island Things to Do

    Tinos island is famous for its dovecotes! There are many of them all over the island but most of them are located in the middle and middle-east part. There are about 1000 dovecotes in total but what makes them interesting is not only their size (they are 2 storey structures) but also the decoration, they have beautiful slate patterns on the...



See all 114 Fira Tips
  • Santorini Airport

    Fira Transportation

    Thira - Santorini is considered to be one of the important islands of Greece. There are many flights To & From Santorini Airport. Olympic Airways, Aegean Air & Air Greece has got its Santorini Airport in their domestic routes.

  • Aroma Suites

    Fira Hotels

    This is the man to see for a room in Santorini. Not only does he offer the luxury rooms at the Aroma...

  • Arriving in Thira (Santorini) by Air

    Fira Transportation

    Olympic Airways which is Greek National Airline and run by the goverment. It operates atleast 6 daily flights To & From Athens to Thira in high season and in low season it operates daily one and on few days two flights To & From Athens. I went there in Off Season and the price of Oneway ticket was 83 Euros from Santorini to Athens & from Mykonos to...


Nisos Sifnos

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  • Apollonia

    Nisos Sifnos Things to Do

    Apollonia is the capital village of Sifnos and the main spot for most visitors. It stands on a great location, along the slopes of a three hills and numerous smaller villages around are connected with Apollonia through scenic paths, we loved the fact that we could have small trails to these villages too especially the beautiful Artemonas (1,5km...

  • Morfeas Pension

    Nisos Sifnos Hotels

    Kamares, 84003

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Easter week in Sifnos

    Nisos Sifnos Local Customs

    We knew that spending the Easter Week in Sifnos would be interesting with so many churches on the island. At the beginning of the Easter Week the women clean and fresh their home but also whitewash the courtyyards and the alleys where they invite the visitors with Kalo Pasxa (happy Easter) (pic 1). As expected the tourist season begins, most...


Mykonos Island

See all 63 Mykonos Island Tips


See all 40 Ios Tips
  • Rock and roll all nite!

    Ios Nightlife

    Rock and drink til you drop-and then rock some more with crazy, friendly people from all over the world Dressed or not

  • Francesco's

    Ios Hotels

    If you are in Ios for the partying, this is where you should stay. Francesco's is located in the...

  • Want some party nightlife...?

    Ios Nightlife

    Wanna some big nightlife places? Okay try these ones and tell me how it was......try the square bars, Flames, THE SHOOTERS (don't take more than one flame lambourghini if you want souvenirs of your nite,,, ;op ), Scorpion, Sweet Irish Dream, Mojo...but don't plan to go to bed before 9 or 10 am if you really follow the move,,, ;o)check...


Folegandros Island

  • White and Blue - the cycladic favorite...

    Folegandros Island Local Customs

    In and island like Folegandros, where tourism is not so present like Mikonos or Santorini, you will have the oportunity of watching the original cycladic lifestyle. You will notice that the locals live in modest, small houses, but they tend to decorate it so well that it turns out as a paradise to live in! Jasmin vases, hand made curtains,...

  • Livadaki

    Folegandros Island Things to Do

    We all know this "favorite place" thing varies a lot according to each person´s tastes etc....I was told Katergo and Agios Nikolaos to be the most beautiful of all, however for me Livadaki was the best surprise´s the kind of place I keep remembering every now and then....and imagining myself there once more...Livadaki is a small bay,...

  • Ano Meria

    Folegandros Island Things to Do

    Ano Meria is where the bus take the turn back...what could be more "off the beatten track" for a village?The village itself is small, very quiet, and there isn´t much except for the lovely country side view. But from Ano Meria leaves trails to thousand secluded beaches in the island, like Agios Georgios and Livadaki, all to be reached only by foot...


Amorgos Island

See all 73 Amorgos Island Tips
  • time for crepe!

    Amorgos Island Restaurants

    This is my all time favorite place in Amorgos when it comes to crepes! They have several different tastes of course, many sweets(marmalade, chocolate & nuts, cookies, banana, whipped cream, ice cream etc) and the prices are from 2,5e to 5,5e(the ones with 2 scoops of icecream). If you like chocolate like I do ask the one with chocolate and...

  • Lakki Village

    Amorgos Island Hotels

    Titika is run by a lovely young couple who have made the place stylish and a superb place to stay....

  • meat tavern, pizzeria

    Amorgos Island Restaurants

    Not the best place to eat in town but definitely a cheap choice if you just want a souvlaki. The truth is that the dish prices are very high comparing to the cheap meals we had here on my first visit (2000) when the TV outside was the main reason for us to sit here during the 2000 football Euro Cup :) We felt disappointed from the meat dishes in...


Paros Island

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Top Prefecture of the Cyclades Hotels

Mykonos Hotels
432 Reviews - 1034 Photos
Paros Hotels
166 Reviews - 382 Photos
Naxos Island Hotels
291 Reviews - 818 Photos
Oia Hotels
114 Reviews - 419 Photos
Syros Island Hotels
139 Reviews - 341 Photos
Fira Hotels
114 Reviews - 497 Photos
Mykonos Island Hotels
63 Reviews - 188 Photos
Milos Island Hotels
194 Reviews - 605 Photos
Ios Hotels
40 Reviews - 112 Photos
Paros Island Hotels
37 Reviews - 89 Photos
Milos Hotels
48 Reviews - 106 Photos
Andros Hotels
21 Reviews - 37 Photos
Tinos Hotels
29 Reviews - 96 Photos
Amorgos Island Hotels
73 Reviews - 253 Photos
Nisos Sifnos Hotels
84 Reviews - 319 Photos

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