The Cyclades fulfil their collective name (kyklos) by encircling the sacred island of Delos (22890 22259; museum & sites adult/concession €5/3; 8.30am-3pm Tue-Sun), but Mykonos clutches the island jealously to its heart. Delos has no permanent population and is a soothing contrast to the relentless liveliness of modern Mykonos, although in high summer you share it all with fellow visitors. The island is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and the most important in the Cyclades. It lies a few kilometres off the west coast of Mykonos.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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