“We invite you on an unforgettable adventure in the Cyclades as we traverse the cluster of idyllic gems that dot the Aegean,” it says at the beginning Glossy Magazine’s extensive feature.

The quality British magazine aimed at thousands of Manchester travelers with interests in history, gastronomy, romantic getaways and museum tours suggests Ios, Sifnos and Naxos as the ‘stops’ on a magical tour of the Cyclades.

It is noted that the 3 Cycladic destinations represent Greece in travel trends for the coming year, according to the medium also suggests Miami, Luxembourg, Prague, Budapest, Porto, Berlin, Lake Como, Amalfi and Paris for 2024. Regarding Ios, the journalist refers to the easy accessibility from Manchester via Santorini and the evolution of the destination which, in addition to entertainment, is now an ideal destination for walkers, lovers of good quality cuisine and couples who want to get married without crowds and with an unparalleled natural background landscape of “Homeric beauty”! Next is Sifnos, the island of harmony which is the birthplace of famous Greek poets as well as acclaimed chefs.

Separate traditional villages, secluded beaches and unique arts, such as ceramics, and hundreds of churches dominate the island offering unforgettable experiences. A valuable addition to Glossy Magazine’s list is Naxos which is the largest and most fertile island of the Cyclades and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and popular summer destinations. Endless beaches, crystal clear waters, picturesque villages, rich history and delicious local products captivate tourists.

The representatives of the three destinations on the list give a summary to APE for the completed season:

“Despite the peculiarities of the tourist year, Ios achieved remarkable performance with a 6.7% increase in arrivals for the period April-October compared to 2022. Our call for experiences off the beaten track is being answered. Sports events, marine tourism, culture festival, gastronomy, hiking and wedding tourism contribute to the lengthening of the season. It is no coincidence that during April and October, the percentage increase in arrivals was double-digit with 10% and 15.2% respectively”, said the mayor of Ieton Gikas Gikas.

“The arrivals in Sifnos fluctuated from May to October at a historic high of ten years.

For the first time, the traffic “reached” double digits in May, while October also “closed” strengthened by 10.9% compared to 2022. We continue to reach a traveling public with special interests in culture, gastronomy and alternative activities”, he added the mayor of Sifnos Maria Nadali.

“For the April-October period, Naxos ‘broke’ the barrier of 600,000 arrivals in total. Coastal arrivals set consecutive six-year records, while air arrivals also shot up by 24.6% up to the end of September compared to last year. We specifically target the off-season months where traffic has been encouraging. As a result of our story, Naxos was recently ranked among the top 10 destinations in Europe with the highest added value for off-season holidays”, pointed out the Deputy Mayor for Tourism of the Municipality of Naxos and the Lesser Cyclades, Vangelis Katsaras.