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Cyc·la·des

 (sĭk′lə-dēz′)
A group of islands of southeast Greece in the southern Aegean Sea. The islands were the site of an early Bronze Age culture that is noted for its stylized figurines carved from white marble.

Cy·clad′ic (sĭ-klăd′ĭk) adj.

Cyclades

(ˈsɪkləˌdiːz)
pl n
(Placename) a group of over 200 islands in the S Aegean Sea, forming a department of Greece. Capital: Hermoupolis (Ermoupoli, on Syros). Pop: 112 615 (2001). Area: 2572 sq km (993 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Kikládhes

Cyc•la•des

(ˈsɪk ləˌdiz)

n.pl.
a group of Greek islands in the S Aegean. 88,458; 1023 sq. mi. (2650 sq. km).
Cy•clad•ic (sɪˈklæd ɪk, saɪ-) adj.
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Noun1.Cyclades - the Bronze Age civilization on the Cyclades islands in the southern Aegean Sea that flourished 3000-1100 BCCyclades - the Bronze Age civilization on the Cyclades islands in the southern Aegean Sea that flourished 3000-1100 BC
Aegean civilisation, Aegean civilization, Aegean culture - the prehistoric civilization on the islands in the Aegean sea and the surrounding countries; "by 800 BC the entire Aegean had adopted this style of pottery"
2.Cyclades - a group of over 200 islands in the southern Aegean
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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This is a further step to ensuring security of electricity supply of the islands, following the EUR 65 mln agreement we signed in September to support the connection of the main Cycladic islands with the mainland interconnected system of Greece," said EIB's Hoyer.
This is a further step to ensuring security of electricity supply of the Greek islands, following the EUR 65 million agreement we signed in September to support the connection of the main Cycladic islands with the mainland interconnected system of Greece .
The intent of the marble folded-arm figures that have come to symbolise the Early Bronze Age Cycladic islands of Greece has eluded archaeologists since their re-discovery more than a century ago.
The Mykonos and Santorini flights offer you a direct connection to the Cycladic islands that bypasses Athens for those clients that want to head directly to the beach.
According to Greek mythology, it's the birthplace of Apollo and is still one of the most important archaeological sites of the Cycladic islands.
A USD400 discount is offered on seven-night Cycladic Islands cruises on Harmony G or Harmony V departing April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30, July 30, Aug.
The minimalist beauty of the Cycladic Islands, the unique cultural identity of Crete, the world class importance of archaeological sites as Olympia, Delphi and Mycenae, the tombs of the Macedonian kings in Macedonia, the illustrious past and present of Athens, the picturesque mountainous villages in Epirus, the medieval cities of Rhodes and Mystra.
Special attention is given to synchronizing pottery styles between production centers on mainland Greece and the Cycladic islands and Crete.
Many of the most skillful stone carvers in ancient Greece came from the Cycladic Islands, where marble was plentiful.
FREE daily spa sessions are promised to England suppor ters staying at the Notos Therme & Spa on Santorini in the Greek Cycladic islands next month.