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Cyclades Islands - Greece

Friday, September 11th, 2009

The Cyclades are a group of islands in the Aegean Sea south-east from Athens.


The islands are named Cyclades ( Cyclos is the Greek word for Circle) because all of them are set up in a circle around “Dilos”.

Dilos is also the holy island central in the Greek Mythology.

Cycladic culture is best known for its schematic flat idols carved out of the islands white marble centuries before the Minoan culture arose in the island of Crete.

The Cyclades are about 220 islands, but the bigger of them are 24.