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The Cyclades is an island complex in the Aegean Sea. The layout of the islands is in two parallel lines in succession to Sounion and Euboea, giving the subdivision of the Western and Eastern Cyclades. Their name was given by ancient geographers because of the circular arrangement around the holy island of Delos (birthplace of the goddess Artemis and Apollo).
The Small Cyclades is the cluster of some small islands in the Eastern part of the Cyclades. The most important islands are Donoussa, Koufonissia (Ano Koufonisi and Kato Koufonisi), Keros, Schoinousa and Iraklia. Everything resides outside Keros. They extend southeast of Naxos and northwest of Amorgos. They are renowned for their sandy beaches, since the imposing mountains of Naxos and Amorgos create a leisurely place for recreation.