The Cyclades, south of Greece, are considered some of the most beautiful islands in the world. Mountains, white cubistic villages and black and golden sand beaches combine to make the islands picture postcard-perfect. The Cyclades, so named because of the archipelago’s islands are set up in a circle around Delos, also played important roles in Greek mythology. They are a good play to just relax on a beach, go hiking in the mountains or tour prehistoric ruins. Since the entire world have discovered the Cyclades Islands, they tend to be very crowded with visitors, especially in high summer. But most people feel the islands’ attractions are worth putting up with the crowds.