Santorini, like most of the Cycladic Island, has a rich history. Santorini is plenty of archaeological sites which proves the first man presence on the island back to the Neolithic Period. Santorini history had the same evolution that in the other islands of the Cyclades. An important civilization seems to have existed near Akrotiri, at the south of the island, next to the famous Red beach, dating back to 3600 BC. It was proved that Akrotiri was a Minoan city, like those found in Crete.
Karpathos, an island ideal for peaceful vacations, has an exceptional landscape beauty, due to the fact that it pulses with picturesque beaches and has many morphological alternations, as the southern part is plain while the central and the northern part are mountainous, composing a peculiar but interesting icon. The island of Karpathos belongs to the Dodecanese Islands cluster and it located at the southern part of the cluster, very close to the island Kassos. Karpathos covers an area of 301 mē, has a coastline of 160 km and has 6.500 inhabitants.
Amorgos is an island of a particular natural beauty. It is a seductive island that will lead you to the path of romanticism, sensuality and happiness. An island so unique that it creates the sense that you are in a different civilization, awaking inside you every happy memory and every sweet and tender emotion. It stands on the east part of the Cyclades Islands and it is 136 nautical miles from Pireus. It covers an area of 121 sq. km. and has approximately 1.500 inhabitants.
The Cycladic group of islands in the centre of the Aegean Sea is considered to be the most visited islands in all of Greece. These Greek islands, in general, have one thing in common: that is their gorgeous and spectacular beaches that become quite a craze especially during the summer time. People from different countries come to these beaches to relax, enjoy the crystal water and practice water sports under the warm Greek sun.
The beaches of Mykonos, Naxos and Paros especially offer the best water sport activities to its visitors. Windsurfing is a very popular sport in the Greek islands. You will see many athletes engaged in windsurfing, while amateurs can get lessons at the windsurfing clubs on the beaches. Windsurfing is so popular in the Greek islands because they are exposed to winds known as "meltemi," which are north easterly strong winds that blow frequently over Cyclades during the summer season. The winds are warm but sometimes they can get extremely fierce and dangerous. But generally these winds are extremely encouraging for windsurfing on the sea.
If you are at Mykonos Island, you will find that many beaches, especially on the southern side, are well organized and have water sports facilities. The wind that blows over these beaches, especially in the afternoon, is perfect for windsurfing and you can easily rent windsurfing equipment from the clubs at the beach. The island of Naxos Cyclades can be called a heaven for windsurfers. Northern winds blow over the island and thus give the opportunity of windsurfing. There are three popular beaches for wind surfers, Mikri Viglia, Saint. George and Plaka. Surfing conditions are safe and the waters are perfect for windsurfing, kite surfing or other water sports.
Paros Island is renowned all over the world as the best place for windsurfing. It was selected by the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) in 1993 to host the World Cup. Since that time each year, it has been hosting the prestigious World Cup at the New Golden Beach. This is the professional race for windsurfers. But the amateurs and those interested in windsurfing need not worry. There are two notable windsurfing clubs at the beach, both known for their experienced instructors.