The Cycladic islands take their name from the fact that they surround the island of Delos in a circle. Delos had a special status, because it was the birthplace of the famous god Apollo according to Greek mythology. The most famous of the six Greek archipelagos and the one found on all postcards, the Cyclades can be visited over and over again without ever overcoming them. But before leaving, you will have to choose: do you want to travel by plane, ferry or sailboat? Do we want to have fun and celebrate or discover the remains of European history? Is it a continental island or a volcanic island? Do we want golden sandy beaches or volcanic rocks? All options are possible, but it is impossible to visit everything at once. This Cyclades tourist guide will help you find the islands that best suit you, between Milos, Naxos and the Petites Cyclades de l'Est for the most beautiful beaches, Mykonos for nightlife and pelicans, Paros for its water sports, Délos "the museum island" which was inhabited a thousand years BC, Hydra the pedestrian or Sifnos and Tinos more natural. Despite the advance of tourism, Santorini remains the star of the Cyclades: from the ascent of the stairs on the back of a donkey on your arrival to the mills at the top of the cliffs, everything is magical on this white and blue island. All these islands have in common, for our greatest pleasure, an exceptional gastronomy. You will discover the true flavour of the dishes and mezzes you thought you knew: moussaka, souvlakis, gyros pitas, tzatziki, tarama or eggplant caviar, accompanied by a glass of ouzo or samos, the Greek wine. The meal is accompanied or ended by a frappé, watching the locals compete at the tavli, known in our country as backgammon. Practice now if you hope to win a game. Before experiencing life in the alleys of the small villages of Kostos or Syros, as mentioned above, you will have to choose, because the Cyclades islands are composed of about 250 islands, 24 of which are inhabited. Mythology enthusiasts will choose Délos for all the mysteries that surround this island. While travellers looking for more calm will go to isolate themselves in the small Cyclades. Those who are passionate about archaeological discoveries will be best served as the islands of Cyclades turn out to be open-air museums. There are traces of life on the archipelago that date back to the Bronze Age! No matter which island you choose, you will find beautiful whitewashed houses, charming little harbours overlooking the great blue of the Aegean Sea. The archipelago has so many islands that it will be easier to find places to relax and enjoy idleness. The island of Mykonos, on the other hand, will satisfy lovers of an ultra-festive atmosphere (remember to avoid the heart of the high season).