Here are several you visit on a 7 night Northern Cyclades itinerary:
Named after Apollo’s grandson, Mykonos is Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island. It is most for its beaches and party atmosphere. But don’t be fooled – the island offers plenty of history and tradition for visitor who wish to explore. Visit the capital town of Hora, with its beautiful white washed buildings and narrow marble streets, a lively waterfront and museums to take in some history.
Amorgos is the eastern most island of the Cyclades, boasting idyllic villages, spectacular beaches, azure seas and excellent hiking. A step off the beaten path, Amorgos has a long cultural history. The island’s most iconic landmark is the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, built in the 11th century. For splendid panoramic views, take a hike on one of marked trails.
Spetses is best known for its contribution to the 1821 War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire (centered in present day Turkey). It has a long naval tradition, and holds a re-enactment of a naval battle during September. The island has retained much of its original character, including well maintained mansions and narrow cobbled streets.
A major pilgrimage site, Patmos is where Saint John wrote the book of Revelation. The cave where he was said to have lived is now the site of the Monastery of the Apocalypse, a castle built in 1088. It is comprised of ten chapels, 99 cells and library of handwritten codes and documents. Museum and library are not to be missed. The island is also ideal for nature lovers, with beautiful landscapes and beaches.
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