The Cyclades

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Cyclades - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Ayios Prokopios Beach


    This is one of the most popular beaches on the island due to its close proximity to Naxos Town and its long stretch of pure, fine white sand...Read More

  • 2. Church of Paraportiani

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Mykonians claim that exactly 365 churches and chapels dot their landscape, one for each day of the year. The most famous of these is the Church...Read More

  • 3. Delos Archaeological Site


    This tiny 3-mile-long island was once considered the most sacred place in the known world and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fabled as...Read More

  • 4. Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum


    Founded in 1870, the Koutsoyannopoulos Winery offers a tour of its old facility, now a multiroom museum that is picturesque, authentic, and...Read More

  • 5. Little Venice


    Many of the early ships' captains built distinguished houses directly on the seafront here, with elaborate buttressed wooden balconies hanging...Read More

  • 6. Museum of Marble Crafts


    At the highest point on Pirgos hill, the Museum of Marble Crafts is a strikingly modern building where exhibits show the process of quarrying...Read More

  • 7. Old Town


    A bewildering maze of twisting cobblestone streets, arched porticoes, and towering doorways, the Old Town plunges you alternatively into cool...Read More

  • 8. Panagia Ekatontapyliani

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The square above the port, to the northwest, was built to celebrate the church's 1,700th anniversary. From there note a white wall with two...Read More

  • 9. Panayia Evangelistria

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Tinians built the splended Church of the Annunciate Virgin on this site in 1823 to commemorate finding a buried icon of the Annunciation...Read More

  • 10. Sarakiniko


    The reason that many people visit Milos, Sarakiniko is the eerily sculpted inlet whose bone-white rocks lie in the sea like vast Henry Moore...Read More

  • 11. "Double Church" of St. John

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The unusual 13th-century "double church" of St. John exemplifies Venetian tolerance. On the left side is the Catholic chapel, on the right the...Read More

  • 12. Aegean Maritime Museum


    The charming Aegean Maritime Museum contains a collection of model ships, navigational instruments, old maps, prints, coins, and nautical memorabilia...Read More

  • 13. Agathopes Beach


    Considered one of Syros's most beautiful beaches, Agathopes gets packed in peak season due to its shallow waters and fine sand. If you're there...Read More

  • 14. Agiassos


    The last beach on the eastern coast, this is where Marco Sanudo landed in 1207 to conquer the island from the Byzantines, burning his fleet...Read More

  • 15. Agios Nikolaos Island


    Not a beach per se, but one of the best swimming spots on the island. From Ia, walk down to Ammoudi, then follow the path past the Sunset taverna...Read More

  • 16. Agora of the Competialists


    The first monument you'll see, on the left from the harbor, is the Agora of the Competialists (circa 150 BC). The competialists were members...Read More

  • 17. Agrari Beach


    Agrari is a low-key beach with yellow pebble sand flanked by a low hill of small whitewashed buildings to the left and a rocky island hill to...Read More

  • 18. Ancient Theater and Residential Quarter


    Beyond the path that leads to the southern part of the island is this ancient theater, built in the early 3rd century BC. It once sat 5,500...Read More

  • 19. Ancient Thera


    A Dorian city—with 9th-century BC tombs, an engraved phallus, Hellenistic houses, and traces of Byzantine fortifications and churches—floats...Read More

  • 20. Apollo Theater

    Arts/Performance Venue

    Built in 1864 as a small-scale version of Milan’s La Scala, the Apollo Theater is another example of Syros's wealth. Severely damaged during...Read More

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