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"IRAKLIA... THE ISLAND OF A MYTH, A SEA VISION OF SPACE AND TIME, the immensity of sea and the history of humans. Iraklia Island through the haze of legend displays its physiognomy. A vision shining in the sun as it reflects on its marble stones and the frothy sea, the sapphire shells and gulls feathers, the veins of the earth and the light reflections of the crystallized calcite"

From the book of Manolis Glezos " The consciousness of the Stone Land"

 

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IRAKLIA ISLAND SMALL CYCLADES

Iraklia Island belongs to the Cyclades islands. In the same island group are also Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Donoussa, Folegandros, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Kithnos, Koufonissi, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Schinoussa, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Syros, Thirasia and Tinos.

IRAKLIA BUILDINGS

Here, in the small Iraklia Island all the buildings have been cleverly adapted to the residents daily needs and in a spectacular way have included the simple beauty of the Cycladic landscape.

Conditions for survival were hard and today we marvel at the wisdom and ingenuity of the inhabitants regarding the economy of materials which were limited due to the minimal internal spaces of their homes. Buildings were adapted to the shape of the land as deep excavations were not possible. They used the natural character of the land to provide protection against wind and cold so that their architecture became a part of the landscape and nature itself in Iraklia .

When visitors of Iraklia take a walk through a traditional settlement, they have the impression that they are in a labyrinth and that surrounded by a fascinating setting for a movie.

It is an unforgettable experience to walk through the maze of narrow cobbled streets of Iraklia Island, whitewashed facades of unsystematically built houses and churches, continuous whitewashed square, low buildings which have been built in harmony with the land.

IRAKLIA VILLAGES

There are villages in Iraklia. Agios Georgios (the port) of Iraklia Island and Panagia, also called Chora. The small picturesque port village Agios Georgios lies fantastic beautiful. Here live approximately half of the islands inhabitants.

In Agios Georgios Iraklia In the village you will find three tavernas, one bar, one supermarke cafe, and a tourist office that also contain a mishmash of many things, like a post office, atravel agency and a mini market.

In the "capital" of Iraklia Panagia the inhabitants lives a simple farmer life, here is not much for tourists;here you may find a mini market with bakery and one small taverna. In the mountain there is a small church and a windmill.

IRAKLIA BEACHES

Most of the tourists take the short walk to Livadi beach fifteen minutes from the port. It is not only the easiest beach to reach; it is also the best and longest beach on the island. Here you may find one taverna which is open during high season and a cafe bar about 500 meters from the beach offering fantastic view.Above the beach is some rests of an old fortress (Kastro) from Hellenistic time.


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