The Attica is the big peninsula where are located Athens, the international airport and all the ports where the boats depart to the Cyclades (Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio).
Airport - Aéroport
Your stay in the Cyclades will often begin here, at the Eleftherios Venizelos international airport. Some informations about how to go to the ports and which islands are reachable by plane...
Athens - Athènes
Athens is the capital of Greece and a paradise for anyone interested in culture and the history of civilization. On arrival or before departure, stay a few days, it's definitely worth a visit even if you only dream of sandy beaches!
South of Attica, not far from Cape Sounion, Lavrio is the port from which ferries depart to Kea (Tzia) and Kythnos, the closest Western Cyclades.
Piraeus - Le Pirée
Piraeus is the port of ferries going to all Cyclades islands except the closest to Attica, Kea (departure from Lavrio) and Andros (departure from Rafina). It's a big hideous city that guides and tourists don't recommend to visit, but it's quite fascinating with its huge port and its sad streets leading to small quiet parks and lively pedestrian areas...
Rafina is the port of the Andros-Tinos-Mykonos ferry line. Mykonos is also served by ferry lines from Piraeus but, from the mainland, Andros and Tinos are only connected to Rafina.
The Pictorial Guide of the Cyclades

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