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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.
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(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
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(ˈsɪk ləˌdiz)
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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My grandmother was from Andros, which, along with Mykonos, Santorini, and dozens of other islands, comprise the Cyclades Islands. I spent many summers in Andros watching the ferries from Athens stop at the hora (town) with gay partygoers on their way to Mykonos and I began plotting early how I would eventually get there myself.
They provide flotilla holidays and bareboat yacht charters to qualified skippers with at least one able crew member per boat, and learn-to-sail holidays in the Saronic and Argolic gulfs, the Cyclades Islands and Peloponnese.
Mykonos, one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, is famous for its white buildings set against stunning turquoise waters.
Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades islands, and it's one of the most affordable.
Seven-night trips around the Northern or Southern Cyclades Islands will sail on 12 dates from May to August, departing from Athens visiting islands including Rhodes, Santorini, Hydra, Patmos and Amorgos.
Cyclades islands. Like us, many passengers come out on deck to marvel at the multi-coloured cliffs as we approach.
For our final afternoon, we head back to the ship and sail towards Santorini, one of the Cyclades islands.
Under the new agreements, Greece's dominant power utility PPC will get a credit line of 245 million euros to install engines for power production on 18 Greek islands and interconnect Cyclades islands to the mainland network.
Majestic Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea.
With arches at the entry, stone walls made in the traditional Cyclades islands way, powdered stone finishings from the North of Greece, handmade tiles from Crete as the flooring, rush-seat taverna stools and chairs, Cylcadic sofas, and large rustic marble top tables, the restaurant also has an outdoor terrace.