Post Tagged with: "Cyclades"

  • The best place for families

    Travel Greece September 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

    Naxos, Cyclades As the ferry arcs toward the island you catch the first glimpse of the Portara, a marble gateway on the headland, all that remains of an ancient temple to Apollo. I first came to Naxos 20 years ago, when donkeys were used for rubbish collectionand the ferry from […]

     
  • The best places for its beaches

    Greek Islands, Skiathos, Syros, Travel Greece September 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

    Skiathos – Sporades Skiathos hit the jackpot when it came to beaches. Textbook sands line its south coast, from Koukounaries, the island’s best-known beach – where deep green trees provide the backdrop for a dramatic golden sweep – to Megali Ammos. And if much of the island’s sand is buried […]

     
  • Rineia Island

    Greek Islands, Rineia July 27, 2011 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

    Rineia or Rhenea is a Greek island in the Cyclades. It lies just west of the island of Delos and further southwest of the island of Mykonos, of which it and Delos are administratively a part. Its area is 14 km². It had a small population until the 1980s, but […]

     
  • Koufonisia Islands

    Greek Islands, Koufonisia July 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm 0 comments

    Koufonisia is a former community in the Cyclades, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Naxos and Lesser Cyclades, of which it is a municipal unit. Koufonisia consists of three main islands, Kato (Lower) and Pano (Upper) Koufonisi, and Keros, that belong to the […]

     
  • Keros Island

    Greek Islands, Keros July 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

    Keros is an uninhabited Greek island in the Cyclades about 10 km (6 mi) southeast of Naxos. Administratively it is part of the community of Koufonisi. It has an area of 15 km2 (6 sq mi) and its highest point is 432 metres (1,417 ft). It was an important site […]

     
  • Irakleia Island

    Greek Islands, Irakleia July 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

    Irakleia is an island and a former community in the Cyclades, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Naxos and Lesser Cyclades, of which it is a municipal unit. Its population was officially 151 inhabitants at the 2001 census, and its land area 17.795 […]

     
  • Donousa Island

    Donousa, Greek Islands July 26, 2011 at 9:24 pm 0 comments

    Donousa is an island and a former community in the Cyclades, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Naxos and Lesser Cyclades, of which it is a municipal unit. Donousa is the easternmost island of the Lesser Cyclades. The island has a land area […]

     
  • Schoinoussa Island

    Greek Islands, Schoinoussa July 26, 2011 at 9:24 pm 0 comments

    Schoinoussa is an island and a former community in the Cyclades, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Naxos and Lesser Cyclades, of which it is a municipal unit. It lies south of the island of Naxos, in the Small Cyclades group, between the […]

     
  • Sikinos Island

    Greek Islands, Sikinos, Travel Greece July 26, 2011 at 9:24 pm 0 comments

    Sikinos is a Greek island and municipality in the Cyclades. It is located midway between the islands of Ios and Folegandros. Sikinos is part of the Santorini peripheral unit. It was known as Oinoe (Island of Wine) in Ancient Greece. It contrasts with nearby islands, such as Ios, in being […]

     
  • Kimolos Island

    Greek Islands, Kimolos, Travel Greece July 26, 2011 at 9:24 pm 0 comments

    Kimolos (Capital town: Chorio Kimolou, Port: Psathi, Area: 36 km², Highest point: Mount Paleokastro, 364 m) is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, belonging to the islands group of Cyclades, located on the SW tip of them, near the bigger island of Milos. Possessing a volcanic soil and a […]