I take a boat to Tinos a frequent trip that is easy to do from Mykonos – its takes 25 minutes. The sun shines here for more than 300 days per year in Aegean islands and you’ll find all what you need to pass the days.
Many of us take for granted the ancient civilization here and forget that the Aegean civilizations, the Stone and Bronze Age civilizations flourished in the area of the Aegean Sea were during 7000–3000 BC and about 3000–1000 BC.
In antiquity they were the centre of a Bronze Age culture, the Cycladic noted for its white marble idols. The name Cyclades means “encircling islands,” and they are so named because they form a rough circle around the sacred island of Delos (Dílos), which was the legendary birthplace of Artemis and her brother Apollo.
Over time the Cyclades came under of the rule of virtually every power in the region, including the Crusaders, who in 1204 gave the islands to Venice. Many of the islands bear architectural traces of Venetian rule during the Middle Ages. The Cyclades’ antiquities have been periodically ransacked and in Dilos not much is left.
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