Cyclades (Greek: Κυκλάδες) is a complex of 24 inhabited islands in the center of the Aegean Sea. The name comes from the word circle, because Cyclades form a circle surrounding the famous sacred island and a place of worship and the birth of Apollo and Artemis, Delos.

Cyclades mapThe name refers to the islands around (κύκλος), the sacred island of Delos. The Cyclades is where the native Greek breed of cat originated.

Cyclades Islands: Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delos, Donusa, Folegandros, Thirassia, Ios, Kea (Kea), Kimolos, Koufonisia, Kythnos, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini (Thera), Serifos, Sikinos Sifnos, Syros, Schoinoussa, Tinos, Folegandros. There are many more small uninhabited islands between them.