Greek Islands: Cyclades — Mýkonos and Delos

Market at the Port, Mykonos (This photograph by Heiko Gorski was taken in May 2003.)
Market at the Port, Mykonos (This photograph by Heiko Gorski was taken in May 2003.) | Source

Bucket List: Greek Island Cruise

My bucket list of things to do and places to see before I am too old and infirm to travel contained an entry about taking a Greek Islands cruise. I still have a long way to go before I won’t be able to travel, but I did have an opportunity to visit mainland Greece and two Greek Islands.

Several years ago, my boyfriend and I were living and working in Stockholm, Sweden. His company sent him there to work at a customer’s location. I obtained a consulting contract with the customer, AB Trav Och Galopp, a harness racing track.

After we had been in Stockholm for a while, we were told that we could take a 10-day vacation from our assignments, so we decided to go to Greece.

I contacted a travel agency in Greece, and they made the transportation arrangements for us. I arranged for our accommodations.

We flew from Stockholm, Sweden to Copenhagen, Denmark to Athens, Greece. We were met at the airport and driven to the port of Rafina. From Rafina, we took a ferry to Mýkonos, one of the islands in the Cyclades (pronounced sigh-kluh-dees) island group.

Finally! My Greek island cruise!—A ferry ride at night through the Cyclades archipelago to the island of Mýkonos.

This is the ferry that took us from Rafina, Greece to the Cycladic island of Mýkonos.
This is the ferry that took us from Rafina, Greece to the Cycladic island of Mýkonos. | Source

Cyclades Islands, Greece

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This is a typical street on the Cycladic island of Mykonos. (The photograph was taken by Bernard Gagnon on October 11, 2011.)
This is a typical street on the Cycladic island of Mykonos. (The photograph was taken by Bernard Gagnon on October 11, 2011.) | Source

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What are the Cyclades?

The Cyclades are one of the many island groups in Greece. They're best known for their beaches and their villages with the brilliant white-washed cubist style of architecture. The island archipelago was named after the circle they form around the ancient island of Delos.

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Key Facts
Amorgós
Dramatically rugged, Amorgós is narrow and long with a few beaches. It was inhabited as early as 3300 BC.
Andros
Andros is the northermost of the Cyclades. It is scorched and barren in the north and lush and green in the south. It was first colonized by the Ionians in 1000 BC.
Delos
Delos is one of the most important archeological sites in Greece. It is believed to be the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo.
Folegándros
Folegándros is one of the smallest of the inhabited Cycladic islands. It's bleak and arid with sheer rocky cliffs. Photographers and artists like the contrast betweenthe sheer cliffs and the striking town center.
Ios
Ios has a mountainous coastline, more than 400 chapels, and beautiful beaches. It's renowned for its nightlife and is popular with younger people. The island is the burial place of the poet Homer.
Kéa
Kéa was first inhabited in 3000 BC. Since ancient times, the island has been know for its wine, honey, and almonds.
Kýthnos
Kýthnos is a barren island more popular with Greek vacationers than others. It's a popular meeting place for boaters.
Mílos
Mílos is a volcanic island known for its fantastic rock formations, hot springs, and white villages perched on multicolored cliffs. The island was inhabited by the Minoans and Mycenæans prior to the Athenians capturing and colonizing the island in the 4th century BC.
Mýkonos
Mýkonos is dry and barren, but its sandy beaches and dynamic nightlife make the island one of the most popular in the Cyclades.
Náxos
Náxos, the largest of the Cycladic islands, was first settled in 3000 BC. In addition to beautiful beaches, there are gardens, vineyards, orchards, and 13th century Venetian archeological sites.
Páros
Páros, the third largest island in the Cyclades archipelago, is famous for its white marble. The oldest church in Greece in continuous use is on Páros. You can see a footprint, set in stone, which is claimed to be that of Agía Theoktísti, the island's patron saint. The Greek's step onto the footprint to bring them good luck.
Santoríni
Santoríni, a volcanic island, was colonized by the Minoans in 3000 BC. The volcano erupted in 1450 BC, forming the island's crescent shape. Santoríni is thought by many people to be the lost kingdom of Atlantis.
Sérifos
Once rich in iron and copper mines, Sérifos now has barren hills with small fertile valleys, and long sandy beaches. In Greek mythology, Perseus and his mother Danæ were washed up on the shores of Sérifos.
Sífnos
Sífnos is famous for its pottery, poets, chefs, and long sandy beaches. In ancient times, the island was renowned for its gold mines.
Síkinos
Síkinos is a small, quiet island with less than 400 residents. It's considered by many to be the most ruggedly beautiful of the Cyclades.
Sýros
Sýros is the commercial, cultural,, and administrative center of the Cyclades. Archaelogical digs have found Cycladic civilizations datings from 2800 to 2300 BC.
Tínos
Tínos was first settled by the Ionians prior to the 4th century BC. In the 4th century, the island became known for its Sanctuary of Poseidon and Amphitrite. Tinos has more than 800 chapels. In the 1960s, the military junta delared it a holy island.

Mýkonos Town (or Chóra)

This photograph of typical houses in Mýkonos was taken by Bernard Gagnon on October 11, 2011.
This photograph of typical houses in Mýkonos was taken by Bernard Gagnon on October 11, 2011. | Source

Mýkonos

Mýkonos, although dry and barren, is the most popular of the island in the Cyclades archipelago. The main city, Mýkonos Town (or Chóra), is a tangle of white cube-shaped houses built in a maze of alleys and narrow lanes. I wouldn't recommend using a map while exploring the Chóra—it won't help you. Vistors are continually getting lost in this maze of alleys, but that's part of the fun of exploring the area.

In case my readers are wondering, we became lost in Mykonos Town...more than once. What's funny about this is than we kept meeting the same people is some of the dead-end alleys—other people who were also lost.

There were two reasons for constructing the city in a confusing mix of streets, both of them very clever. The wind blows from the sea toward the port. With the alleys and narrow lanes running at all different angles, the buildings were, and still are, protected from the wind. With the confusing layout of the streets, pirates arriving in the port would often decide it wasn't worth their time getting lost, so they would frequently leave without any treasures.

Mount Cynthus and the Temple of Isis, Delos

This image of Mount Cynthus on Delos with the Temple of Isis in the background was taken by Bernard Gagnon on October 12, 2011.
This image of Mount Cynthus on Delos with the Temple of Isis in the background was taken by Bernard Gagnon on October 12, 2011. | Source

Water Taxi to Delos

The tiny uninhabited island of Delos is reached by water-taxi from Mýkonos. I have a very vivid memory of that water taxi ride...perhaps "adventure" would be a better word.

My boyfriend went to use the toilet facilities on the boat while we were still at the dock. This very small room was located on the port (left) side of the boat, the side closest to the dock. The room, a term I'm using loosely, was smaller than those found on commercial airplanes.

I was sitting in a cabin a short distance away when I heard my claustrophobic boyfriend banging on the toilet door and screaming my name. The door had the type of latch that was a bolt which slid into the door frame. One held a small knob to slide the bolt into the door frame to prevent anyone from outside the room opening the door while the room was in use.

My boyfriend closed the door, slid the bolt into the door frame, and the rusty knob on the bolt broke off in his hand. He was trapped in the tiny toilet on the water taxi!

I raced off the boat and found the boat owner on the dock. He didn't speak a word of English, and the only Greek I spoke was dolmades, moussaka, and a few other items from a Greek menu. No one else on the dock at that time could translate for us. Through hand signals, I explained what happened. Through hand signals, the boat owner explained a solution to the problem of the claustrophobic man trapped in the toilet.

The boat owner had me go back into the boat and tell my boyfriend to open the tiny porthole in the toilet. The boat owner passed a screwdriver to my boyfriend through the window. He unscrewed the door latch and was able to open the door.

Sacred Island of Delos

Tiny, uninhabited Delos is one of the most important archaeological sites sites in Greece. According to legend, Leto gave birth to Artemis and Apollo on Delos. The Ionians arrived on Delos in 1000 BC. They brought the worship of Apollo to Delos and started the annual Delian Festival. Games and music were played in Apollo's honor. By 700 BC, Delos was a major religious center. It became a pilgrimage destination, and in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC, it was a major port. Today, Delos is an open-air archeological museum.

The Sanctuary of Dionysus has remains of huge phallic monuments from 300 BC. The House of Dionysus contains a mosaic depicting Dionysus riding a leopard. We were amazed at how much detail and color could still be seen in the mosaic tiles.

The House of Cleopatra contains headless statues of Cleopatra and her husband Dioscourides, owners of the house in 2000 BC. When we walked up to the house, it was as though Cleopatra and Dioscourides were standing outside to greet their guests.

The House of the Masks was probably a home for actors. It contains a 2nd century BC mosaic of Dionysus, god of theater, riding a panther.

There is a lake on Delos called the Sacred Lake. Long ago dried up, this lake is said to have witnessed the birth of Apollo. The Terrace of Lions is pictured below. The lions were set up to protect the Sacred Lake. The lions were carved at the end of the 7th century BC from marble found on the island of Náxos. There were nine lions originally. Only five remain today.

It was the most unbelievable experience to see the Naxian lions. Having seen photographs of the lions in books for a number of years, it was difficult for me to comprehend that I was actually seeing these carvings from the 7th century BC in person.

Lion Terrace of Delos

The famous Lion Terrace of Delos  was carved from Naxian marble at the end of the 7th century BC. (This photograph was taken by Ggia on April 24, 2011.)
The famous Lion Terrace of Delos was carved from Naxian marble at the end of the 7th century BC. (This photograph was taken by Ggia on April 24, 2011.) | Source

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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Your hub has made me want to visit Mykonos and Delos. These places look so beautiful. I love the white color incorporated in the roads and buildings. Great hub voted up and shared. I would love to visit the Delos Houses and Sacred Lake someday.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nithya (Vellur),

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs. I appreciate your support.

If you do have the opportunity to travel to Greece, you'll also want to visit the mainland of the country. I'll be writing an article next month about Athens.


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dilipchandra12 4 years ago from India

Great hub, i read the above info long back in a book. However, thanks for this informative hub, i have got a chance to revise :)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dilip,

Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting in it. I've recently published geography quizzes about Scotland, Paris, and London. Have you seen those?


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dilipchandra12 4 years ago from India

Hello Daisy, I will sure go through them.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dilip,

Thanks for visitng again. When you take my geography quizzes, don't forget to post your scores in those Hubs.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Daisy, this is a delightful hub full of useful information on the Cyclades. It brought back pleasant memories of our visit to the island group 2 years ago. We sailed around these islands admiring their rugged and beautiful sun drenched shorelines and visited Mykonos. I was laughing when I read about getting lost in the streets as we did the same! I feel truly educated by your detailed summaries of the various islands in the group in a easy to follow chart.The wonderful pictures are always a nice bonus. The cover photo on my FB. Timeline is of Mykonos! As always you've put in a lot of research into this one. Voted up and across, of course!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I wanna go!! My daughter and her husband are going to Greece in July. They promised to bring me back a magnet for my fridge. Ha! Your hub will make an excellent tourist guide. Well done!!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I live in a landlocked country, and I have never been to an island. Greek islands look lovely.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mohan (Docmo),

Thanks for reading another of my Hubs and for commenting as well. I started out thinking my article would be a few paragraphs of text and a photograph. I soon realized that just listing some of the islands in the Cyclades would be meaningless, so I added the chart. The Hub just took off from there.

The last component of the article I added was the anecdote about my boyfriend getting stuck in the toilet on the water taxi. I asked him if it was OK if I added the story, which is funny in retrospect, but wasn't the least bit funny at the time. (If you've read my Hub discussing claustrophobia and the MRI machine, you'll understand.)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Linda (Sunshine),

Thanks for reading my article. I'm glad I'm helping your daughter and son-in-law with their summer trip to Europe. Please tell them to visit mainland Greece as well. I'll be writing an article about some of the magnificent sites in Athens soon.


kelleyward 4 years ago

Daisy, beautiful hub! I would LOVE to visit the Greek Islands also! I've been to Athens but never to the Islands! Thanks for sharing this well-written, interesting hub! Voted up, useful, and beautiful! Take care, Kelley


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Vinaya,

It's good to hear from you again. Thanks for your comments. Your photo essays about Nepal are terrific. I would live to see you do a photo essay about Greece some day.

The comments in this article are truly international... You from Nepal, Nithya (Vellur) from Dubai, Dilip from India, Mohan (Docmo) from England, Linda (Sunshine) from the United States.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Kelley,

Thanks for commenting in another of my Hubs. I hope you do get to visit the Greek islands some day. There are a number of island chains in Greece, but if I had to choose just one to visit, it would be the Cyclades.


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brenda12lynette 4 years ago from Utah

The history is fascinating. My list of eventual travel destinations has grown again!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Brenda,

It's nice to "see" you again. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my Hub.

Considering that you are studying bioarchaeology, Greece will be a perfect travel destination for you.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland

This hub made me want to go to Greece and thought me to avoid toilets on water taxis. :) I have been to the Greek island Corfu. That is many years ago now. I love the photos of Mykonos. Beautiful and informative hub!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Made,

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Writing this article has made me want to return to Greece!

The incident on the water taxi would have been much worse if my boyfriend had used the toilet on the starboard (right) side of the boat. I don't know how we would have gotten him out.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Daisy, great hub. I haven't been to Mykonos or Delos but I have visited Kasioppi (Corfu), Kardamena (Kos) and Malia in Crete. In Crete, I visited the Palace at Knossos which is an amazing historic place; the ancient Greeks were such a resourceful, intelligent people, I was amazed by the place.

Delos looks great and the wonderful old cobbled streets in Mykonos look so inviting. The lovely blue shutters on the windows are so pretty.

Really enjoyed this, voted up and shared :o)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Julie (Jools99),

Thanks for reading, commenting in, and sharing my Hub. I appreciate your support. We wanted to visit Crete while we were in Greece, but we couldn't fit it into our schedule.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I didn't realize the beauty of this country. I love all the photos. The man with the donkey is priceless and the blue and white really is Greek! I am ready to go there today. Thanks for sharing on the highlights of Greece.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dianna,

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs. I've seen some neighborhoods in Southern California in which a fruit and vegetable seller would drive to a neighborhood in a truck and sell the produce directly from his vehicle. I have never seen any place in which a man stations his donkey near a port and sells flowers and other items from baskets thrown over the donkey's back.


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one2get2no 4 years ago from Olney

Very nice hub Daisy. Having visited these islands many times I can verify all that you have mentioned. Voted up!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I'm shocked, absolutely shocked. All this great information and no quiz ;)

Someday I'll make it out to the Greek islands. I imagine it a little like going home since much of our Western culture comes from there. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Aurelio, my friend, don't be shocked. I'm writing Hubs about Athens and Delphi (as in Oracle of Delphi).

My plan is to create a quiz containing information from all three Hubs.


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bdegiulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Great Hub Daisy. The Greek Islands are on my list also and hopefully we get there soon. Would love to visit Mykonos and Santorini. Very helpful Hub. Thanks


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Bill (bdegiulio),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting.

We had considered going to Santorini, but we couldn't fit it into our schedule. We had only 10 days in Greece. We split it between Mykonos (with a side trip to Delos) and the mainland (with a side trip to Delphi).


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

Very interesting and fun facts! I have always wanted to visit Athens and Mt. Olympus. How are the Greeks when it comes to tourists? I know some nations are skeptical to outsiders...

Thank you, Daisy!

-KD


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Keith,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Tourism ia a big industry in Greece. The people living in the country welcome tourists.

I have two more Greek articles that will be published soon...the Oracle of Delphi and then Athens. After those are published, next on the list is a quiz about Greece.


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StellaSee 4 years ago from California

Daisy, this hub makes me jealous.. I REALLY want to go to Greece! I’d totally take a cruise between Egypt, Greece and Turkey (if there is such a cruise) What a water taxi ride you had! I’ve been stuck in a bathroom before too but not like this! I realized that I kept pulling the door lever in the wrong direction but only after my friends tried to kick open the door ;D

By the way, is the House of Cleopatra dedicated to the Cleopatra from Egypt?


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Stella,

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my article.

The House of Cleopatra was owned by a different Cleopatra.

I'll be publishing two more Hubs about Greece soon. I'll hope you'll have an opportunity to read them.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Hi Daisy, what a Wonderful and most Informative Hub on Greece...what a Treat, I felt like I was right there beside you...Some Laughs along the way, as well. Great pictures!

I now look forward to Following your Hubs!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Barbara,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting in it.

I'll be adding a video containing dozens of photographs soon. I'll also be publishing two more Greece Hubs, one discussing the Oracle of Delphi, and the other discussing Athens. A new Hub in my geography quiz series will follow the third Greece article.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I came back to watch the video. It is really nice.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Vinaya,

Thanks for visitng again. I'm glad you enjoyed the video. There are also videos in two of the three Hubs I published late last night (late morning in Nepal).

The third Hub I published is a quiz which covers my three Greece video Hubs.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

What a beautiful area! I especially like the blue railings on the all white houses/streets. Thank you for writing such a wonderful hub on such a gorgeous place! I hope I'm lucky enough to make it there some day. :) Voted up and more.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Terrye,

Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting in it. All of the island groups in Greece are different. The white cube-like homes with blue trim are characteristic of those in the Cycladic archipelago.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Daisy, enjoyed your video - brought back memories, all of those white houses and the gorgeous blue Aegean...wish I was there now.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Julie,

The Cyclades islands are beautiful. I wouldn't mind being there now, either.

Did you notice that I really didn't have any beach scenes in the video? I looked at all the photographs I took, and since most of the beaches in Greece are *clothing optional,* I didn't find any photos I could use.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Oh dear - you might have been banned from HP for flashing someone else's 'assets' - well done on your editing :o)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Julie,

Thanks for stopping by again. I looked very slowly and carefully at all the photographs...


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Doc Sonic 4 years ago from Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Great hub Daisy! A cruise of the Greek islands has long been on my list, and after seeing this hub and video, it's moved closer to the top of the list!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Glen (Doc Sonic),

Thanks for reading and commenting in my Hub. I appreciate your continued support.

A cruise of the Greek islands would be a wonderful vacation. You might want to combine it with a few days in Athens. If you get a chance, take a look at my other Hubs in my Greece series...Athens and Oracle of Delphi.


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Mike Robbers 3 years ago from London

Awesome presentation! Accurate and detailed! Congratulations!

Do I really need to mention how much I love Cyclades!? :)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mike,

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your very kind words.

From reading your terrific travel articles, I had the idea that Greece "might" be one of your favorite destinations.


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Mike Robbers 3 years ago from London

For sure it is, along with others of course :)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mike,

Thanks for stopping by again. I appreciate it.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. All I've got to say is uppa and begin one of those Greek dances. Lovely pics. Like paradise. Passing this on


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rasma (Gypsy Rose Lee),

Thanks for readng my article and adding your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

I've written two other Greece articles, one about Athens, the other about the Oracle of Delphi. I've also published a geography quiz about Greece. I hope you have a chance to read those articles and take the quiz.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

I always know when I read your hubs I'm going to get an education and this was no exception. So many interesting facts and charts, not to mention the beautiful pictures.

My son honeymooned in Greece and I believe Mykonos was one of the places the visited.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and very interesting.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mary (tillsontitan),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I appreciate your very kind words and your continued support of my writing.

I hope you have a chance to read the other articles in my Greece series and then take the quiz. I really enjoyed my visit to Greece. Being able to take a 10-day vacation while working in Stockholm, Sweden made it so much easier to travel to Greece than if we had to travel from Southern California to Athens.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Greece has been calling to me for years. It's still on my bucket list. And after reading your detailed visit, I want to go all the more.

I'm off to check out your other hubs on greece and than you Daisy for this wonderful excursion.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audrey (vocalcoach),

Thanks for reading the first of my articles about Greece and commenting in it. I hope you enjoy reading my other Greece Hubs and that you're able to scratch Greece off your bucket list.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Wonderful travel hub Daisy. I have always wanted to go to the Greek Islands, and doubt I will ever have the chance but I can keep wishing. I want to see every island. What a scary experience for your boyfriend, being trapped in a small toilet on a boat. I can relate to it because I was in a toilet just a week ago and the door knob literally came off in my hand. I had to bang on the door until someone heard me and came to the rescue. Voted up.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

John (Jodah),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your anecdote. My boyfriend was fortunate that the room in which he was trapped was on the side of the boat closest to the pier and that the captain was able to pass a screwdriver through the window.

I was fortunate that the captain understand my pantomime because I don't speak Greek, and he didn't speak English,


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Nell Rose 22 months ago from England

I love the Greek Islands, not been to these but Kos, Corfu, and further out, Cyprus which is not in the island group but still Greek, I feel at home there which is pretty weird, but its so beautiful and the archaeology is amazing! voted up and shared, nell


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Daisy Mariposa 22 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nell,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

Visiting the Greek islands was on my travel bucket list. When I was working in Stockholm, Sweden for six months and had an opportunity to take a 10-day vacation, I immediately chose Greece.


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cyoung35 22 months ago from Corona, CA

Love it! I've always wanted to visit the Greek Isles but never had a chance to get out there. A cruise would be great to see many islands in one trip however, I'm one who likes to stay for a week in one spot then move on to the next. This allows me to see and experience more of the culture of each island. Great hub!


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Daisy Mariposa 22 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Chad (cyoung35),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment.

Visiting the Greek islands had been on my bucket list. I was glad to have been able to vacation in Greece while working in Stockholm, Sweden.

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