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 from the ancient geographers while the islands form a circle around the sacred island of Delos island (the birthplace of goddess Artemis and god Apollo).

It comprises of 220 large and smaller islands, Naxos island being the largest of them. These 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.

Cyclades 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 Cyclades preserve their unique color creating amazing mirror images.

The geological history of 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 the nature lovers.
The most interesting islands in terms of geological aspects are Santorini island and Milos island.

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