Cyclades Islands Flights:
Flights to Cyclades Islands
Over 2,200 islands, islets and other land masses form the increasingly popular Cyclades Islands, a group of Greek islands situated in the Aegean Sea. Best known for Santorini and Mykonos, with so many islands to discover there’s something here for everyone.
There are several small airports throughout the islands, with the Syros Island National Airport (airport code: JSY) being the main one for flights to Cyclades. From Syros, you can get charter flights or ferries to most of the other Cyclades Islands. Flights to the Cyclades Islands typically have 2 stops, going through Athens. South African Airways connects in Cairo and Athens, as does Egyptair. British Airways will take you via London as well as Athens, and most flights to Cyclades Islands are around 18 hours long.
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The Tourist Attractions of Cyclades Islands:
The Aegean Sea is well known for its beauty and great summertime weather, and the Cyclades Islands are no exception. Located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea, so they are south of Athens, and north of Crete the Cyclades are best known for two of the over 2,000 islands, Mykonos and Santorini, and this is where most of the tourists head when coming here on holiday.
It’s no surprise that Santorini is among the most popular destinations in the Cyclades Islands. This is a stunningly beautiful volcanic island, dotted with archetypal white washed Greek villages and towns, the main one of which is Fira. Fira is good for shopping, though this certainly isn’t the highlight of this Cyclades Island. The town of Oia on the other hand is well known for its beautiful sunsets and the hillside setting makes this a great place to get some excellent views.
Other places to seek out on Santorini include the archaeological site of Akrotiri, and the village of Pyrgos which is the highest point on the island and has picturesque streets and a monastery.
Mykonos also is very popular in the Cyclades Islands. Its beaches are full of visitors in the summer and the photographic main town, Mykonos Town, has many lovely white washed buildings and quaint streets, despite its growth. This is a destination where you can combine all the usual comforts that include shops, hotels, restaurants and some nightlife, with spectacular beaches and pretty views.
Other Destinations in the Cyclades Islands
With over 2000 masses of land in the Cyclades Islands you shouldn’t limit your visit to just the main two. There are quieter islands, and in fact only 33 are actually inhabited. Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades and has many excellent beaches. This is quite a green island, as is Andros, the second largest, which is relatively quiet in terms of tourism. If you prefer a party atmosphere then Ios has a reputation for being the party island and has more of a young crowd.
When Should You Visit?:
The hottest weather and least rainfall occurs in the summer months of July and August. Temperatures can get really hot at this time, and when combined with the crowds this may not be the best time for everybody to visit the Cyclades Islands. In May and June you’ll get a better deal on your hotel and temperatures are still very warm. The same can be said for later in the season, September and October.