No other group of islands in Greece is popular like the Cyclades. They are located in the Aegean Sea, and they comprise approximately 220 islands. Thanks to the popularity of islands like Paros, Naxos, Santorini, and Mykonos, Cyclades are visited by millions of people every summer. Their pristine sandy beaches, stunning architecture, traditional lifestyle, incredible landscapes, and warm people make them ideal for your next summer vacation. Book one of the private villas in Mykonos and start exploring.
Before booking one of the Mykonos villas for rental, it would be best to learn something about the Cyclades so you can organize and plan what you want to visit when you go to Greece. Firstly, the Cyclades are primarily known for their traditional white buildings, stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and rugged landscapes.
The islands have a rich history and were once an important center of the ancient Aegean civilization. Many feature archaeological sites, such as the ancient city of Akrotiri on Santorini and the Temple of Apollo on Naxos.
They are also popular for their vibrant nightlife, with The Island of the Winds known as the epicenter of nightlife with its incredible party scene. On the other hand, Santorini is an example of an island where tourists can enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere.
First of all, you need to reach the islands in the Aegean Sea to go island hopping. Whichever island you plan to vacation on, you can either catch a direct flight to the island or travel to Athens and then reach the Cyclades, Mykonos, Paros, or Santorini by ferry.
When it comes to traveling, the most common mode of transportation is the ferry. There are several ferry companies that operate within the Cyclades, providing reliable and frequent connections between them. Some of the larger islands also have airports, and there are several domestic airlines that offer flights from Athens to them.
However, there is an alternative option as well which includes renting a yacht and sailing. We recommend getting a yacht rental in Mykonos, then organizing yacht parties with the help of a Mykonos concierge, and exploring other nearby islands while a private chef prepares delicious traditional Greek dishes which will energize you after an entire day of exploration.
Mykonian stunning beaches are worth visiting. You will get to enjoy the crystal-clear waters and soft sand while sunbathing and relaxing. Some of the most popular beaches include:
Furthermore, this destination is popular for its vibrant nightlife, with many clubs, bars, and restaurants in the main town close to Little Venice that stay open until the early hours of the morning. The party scene is particularly lively during the summer months, with international DJs and celebrities often making appearances.
The Island of the Winds has a rich history and culture, with several museums and landmarks worth visiting, such as the Aegean Maritime Museum, the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and the Church of Panagia Paraportiani, which is a unique example of traditional Cycladic architecture.
You can hire a private driver that can take you to visit all the sites if you don’t want to walk from one of the Mykonos luxury villas to these sites. Also, don’t forget to explore the streets of Little Venice and the famous Mykonian windmills.
For people interested in beautiful historical sites, Delos is a place to go if you are looking for more opportunities to see historical ruins near The Island of the Winds. Delos is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, with extensive ruins of an ancient city that were once a major center of trade and culture.
The site includes the remains of temples, theaters, houses, and other structures that date back to the 6th century BC. It also has a rich history and was considered a sacred island in ancient times. It was believed to be the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis and was a major center of worship for the ancient Greeks.
Santorini is renowned for its stunning scenery, with picturesque blue-domed churches and a mesmerizing view of the Aegean Sea. The island’s dramatic landscape was formed by a volcanic eruption, which created a crescent-shaped caldera.
It is often considered one of the most romantic destinations in the world, with its charming villages, candlelit dinners overlooking the sea, and romantic sunsets. The island’s romantic atmosphere makes it a perfect destination for couples. You can easily catch a ferry from Mykonos to Santorini and visit them both.
Paros is a great destination for outdoor activities, with many opportunities for hiking, biking, and water sports. Visitors can explore the island’s many hiking trails, rent a bike and explore the countryside, or try their hand at windsurfing or kiteboarding. If you decide to rent a bike, don’t miss an opportunity to go through the traditional Paros villages and meet the hospitable community.
The Greek villages of Naoussa, Lefkes, and Parikia are particularly charming, with traditional tavernas, cafes, shops, white-washed houses, and narrow streets. Visitors can also check out the Byzantine Museum of Parikia, the Venetian castle in Naoussa, and the ancient marble quarries in Marathi. Paros, as opposed to Mykonos, offers a more laid-back atmosphere.
Naxos island has the most beautiful seaside in Greece, with translucent waters and white sand. Some of the most popular beaches include:
Apart from this, we recommend trying some of the local products that are well-known all over the country. The Naxian potatoes are considered some of the best in the world, as well as their cheese and wine. Visitors can sample these products at local restaurants and tavernas serving traditional Naxian cuisine.
The best way to see everything these destinations have to offer is to trust The Ace VIP team with the organization of your vacation. This means you should book one of our beautiful luxury villas in Mykonos. Then, we will make sure that everything goes according to plan. We can arrange for Mykonos yacht rental services through our concierge in Mykonos. On a yacht, you can sail to any island. While on Mykonos, you can enjoy the car rental services if you’d like to fly to nearby islands, you could rent our jets as well. The Ace VIP team will help you with everything – just give us a call.