National Geographic travel infographics No. 147
|Map published in "National Geographic travel" n ° 147|
ARA numero147 "National Geographic travel", EOSGIS made maps:
|Greek Islands dominating the central scene of the Aegean, stands a constellation of islands that the Greeks named Cyclades for their willingness in circle (kyklos). Five thousand years ago, there arose the first Western civilization, known as cycladic, almost two thousand years earlier than the Greek. Six hours from the port of Piraeus and just 45 minutes flight from Athens, Mykonos is an excellent start for a tour visiting the six most precious jewels of the twenty inhabited islands that make up the archipelago. Located in the heart of the Cyclades, Mykonos embodies simplicity and cosmopolitanism typical of an island accustomed to the presence of foreigners in the course of its history. The capital, Chora, is a maze of white walls in permanent contrast with the colour of doors and windows.
Six UNFORGETTABLE Cyclades
The capital stands out for the old town (Kastro) and nicknamed little Venice neighborhood. Its best beaches are located in the South.
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This small island is home to the ruins of an ancient Greek city.
It is the largest of the Cyclades Islands. It still preserves the time of Venetian rule towers. The Valley of Melanes and Tragaia are unavoidable.
Famous among surfers, is an island full of incentives.
The monastery of Chozoviotisa is its great cultural attraction.
Half moon-shaped, has two essential cities: Fira and Oia, looking to the «boiler» from the cliffs bordering the island.