Cyclades - the real Greek islands
How on earth is it possible for a country to have so many islands. The Cyclades, for example is a group of roughly 220 of them, and some of the most famous islands to boot, such as Santorini, Mykonos, Andros, Naxos… the list goes on - only 216 to go.
When you look at one of those picture perfect postcard of the Greek Islands, the ones with clear blue sea, whitewashed houses perched precariously on the cliffs, it’s a fair bet that it comes from one of the Cyclades islands.
Of course, such a combination of beauty, nature, history and sea does bring with it the problem of overcrowding, especially in high season so we strongly suggest a visit in the early season (May to June) and post season (September to October). Plus off-peak rates are much better and the sun loses its power to burn as much.