Let's explore the Cyclades Islands, Cyc·la·des (skl-dz) also Ki·klá·dhes (k-kläs)
A group of islands just south of Athens in the Aegean Sea. The name was used in ancient times for the islands surrounding Delos. (ow -I was trying to get how it sounded from the dictionary, go here to check it out) Delos (blogged about here) being a sacred Island from before Christ, is one of the best and most interesting historical and archeological sights of Greece. One of my all time favorite places to go, to get the feeling of how old and ancient Greece is.
|Ancient Lions on Delos|
Kiklas means "around" in Greek and this describes the Islands that are around Delos, now in modern times they surround Syros as a modern and very large port (boats) center.
|Picture of an abandoned house with a Bougainvillaea Flower bush outside-Syros|
The Cyclades comprise about 220 islands, the major ones being Amorgós, Anáfē, Ándros, Antíparos, Dēlos, Eschátē, Íos, Kéa, Kímōlos, Kýthnos, Mēlos, Mýkonos, Náxos, Páros, Folégandros, Sérifos, Sífnos, Síkinos, Sýros, Tēnos, and Santoríni. Most of the smaller islands are uninhabited. (Stolen from Wikipedia and all of these sights will take you to a Wiki page)
Where would you like to go?
I have blogged about Kea, Mykonos and Santorini (click on each one to bring you to a new window with even more pictures) :)
Tell me where would you like to go next?
For Anchors Aweigh QAL, we are working on Rows 3 and 4 this month, I posted a few cheater tips on Flickr if you would like to take a look. Also don't forget that So Chick! The Blog is also doing a QAL for Anchors Aweigh and she is doing the full pattern just the way it is supposed to be made, so go check out her website also.