Cyclades Geography

Information about the Geography of Cyclades islands, in Greece: the Cyclades is an island complex located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea, between Attica and Crete. It is a natural continuation of Cape Sounion and Evia, the second largest island in Greece. The name of the complex was given by the ancient geographers while the islands form a circle around the sacred island of Delos (the birthplace of goddess Artemis and god Apollo).

How many Cyclades islands are there? It comprises 220 large and smaller islands, Naxos island being the largest of them. These Greek islands are characterized by their rocky and barren landscape, which is unique in the world. The total population of all the Cyclades is 112,615 people, with Syros island as its capital.

Its geography is very interesting. Its 200 bays, ports and fishing shelters create a natural sailing park for resting and relaxation. The 450 Cycladic beaches are ideal for swimming, exploring the depth and diving. The crystal clear waters of the Cyclades preserve their unique color creating amazing mirror images.

The geological history of the Cyclades witnesses the countless geological treasures which are displayed on every island. Despite the poor vegetation, the islands are blessed with a rare type of flora and fauna and thousands of plant and animal species, an ideal environment for nature lovers.
The most interesting islands in terms of geological aspects are Santorini island and Milos island.

Geography on each island

Information about the geography of the islands of Cyclades: