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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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Mykonos, one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, is famous for its white buildings set against stunning turquoise waters.
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.
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.
To which European country do the Cyclades Islands belong?
More precisely, he says, 11,000 years ago when, according to Plato, the story of Atlantis took place, many of the Cyclades Islands were connected by a flat terrain, today called the “Cyclades Plateau.
Yet Danos & Associates also records a recently increased interest on the part of British buyers, who are focusing their attention on the Cyclades islands and Corfu.