Greek island group (also Cyclades) from over 200 consistently mountainous islands in the southern Aegean with a total area of almost 2,600 km². In the antiquity the island of Delos in the center, which is today no longer inhabited, was one of the most important places of worship Greece, The annular arrangement of the other islands led to the name Cyclades (Ring Islands). The islands outside of this circle were called Sporades (the scattered ones). The group extends from Euboea in Central Greece about 200 kilometers to the southeast. Larger tourist importance have about 20 of the islands. Viticulture is also practiced on some of the islands. A meaning in this respect with origin-protected POP areas but own only Paros and Santorini, There are more vineyards on the islands of Tinos, Mykonos, Naxos, Sikinos and Syros.