The Cyclades are located in the Aegean Sea, southeast of the mainland. The area consists of around 220 islands, the most important of which are Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Andiparos, Delos, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Folegandros, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Syros, Skhinousa, Tinos and Santorini.
The climate is usually dry and mild. Most of the islands are less lush, except for the island of Naxos, where agriculture is an important industry. The Cyclades are known to have stronger winds than other regions. Ideal area for those with an experienced skipper and like a little more demanding sailing.