The Cyclades, from the Greek Κυκλάδες, ("circular," modern Greek Kykládes) form an island group south-east of the mainland of Greece. They are a part of the vast number of islands which constitute the Greek archipelago in the Aegean Sea. The name was originally used to indicate those islands that formed a rough circle around the sacred island of Delos.
Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Greece. The 2,917-meter (9,570-foot) summit is the tallest in a mountain chain that runs north into Bulgaria and south into Turkey, via the Cyclades Islands. In this winter view, Olympus is the only peak with a dusting of snow—perhaps the reason its name in classical Greek means “the luminous one.” In Greek mythology, the peak was inhabited by the Twelve Oly...
High-resolution overlay of Volax Village, Tinos island, Cyclades.
This tiny village is located in the interior of the island, set on a plateau surrounded by rocks and enormous boulders. It is one of the most interesting villages to explore, as its architecture is unique on the island. Many of its houses are actually built on top of the boulders! Though tiny in size, the village h...
A fantastic high resolution image of Tinos town - the capital of Tinos island, Greece with the best hotel and travel agency shown. The church of Virgin Mary (a famous pilgrimage site) is seen and the port of Tinos as well.
"Chora, the capital of Tinos, is a beautiful city with glow and charm but mostly with the grace of Panagia, the Protector of the island. From the port beg...
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