Cyclades Islands

Cyclades Islands

Things to do - general
Country Greece
General information

White houses with blue roofs on top of a hill, traditional taverns, windmills and chapels, crystal clear waters, breathtaking sunsets with a view over nearby islands and the endless sea with a glass of wine in your hand... Who wouldn't dream about it when traveling to Greece?
The Cyclades Islands exercise a magic attraction to people and every single one of the 56 islands has its own character. The best known are Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Syros, Sifnos, Kea, Folegandros and Milos, but there are many other to discover during your yacht cruise.
The "circular islands" that, with the exception of the two volcanic islands Milos and Santorini, are peaks of submerged mountains with a dry and mild climate and a rather infertile soil, seem to be made for yachting and island hopping. You have an infinity of options for creating your sailing itinerary and a multitude of facilities for every taste.

The glamorous Santorini with its famous views over the Med and its luxurious hotels and restaurants, Mykonos with its animated nightlife and relaxing beaches, the green Naxos with its fertile valleys and its traditional lifestyle, the mountains and terraces of Amorgos that are ideal for climbing, the volcanic island Milos with its white sandy beaches, the Byzantine paths and unrivaled natural beauty of Paros, the archeological monuments of the UNESCO world heritage site Delos, birth place of Apollo and Artemis and religious centre for whole Greece in ancient times... everyone will find his own dream island.

One important yet ambivalent specialty of the Cyclades islands is the "Meltemi", a strong wind that blows especially in July and August and cruising with him is recommended to experienced sailors only.

 

 

Activities

  • Windsurfing, kitesurfing, diving
  • Other water sports (snorkeling, waterski, sailing, fishing, canoe, kayak)
  • Other outdoor activities (climbing, trekking, bicycle rides)
  • Gourmet dining
  • Wellness & Spa
  • Typical taverns
  • Visit of Byzantine and Greek archeological sites
  • Excursions to National Parks and caves
  • Sunset aperitifs
  • Nightlife
  • Wine and food tastings
  • Relaxing on a beach
  • Horse riding
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Places to visit

  • Santorini
  • Mykonos
  • Kea
  • Anafi
  • Ios
  • Folegandros
  • Serifos
  • Sifnos
  • Sikinos
  • Delos
  • Paros
  • Naxos
  • Iraklia
  • Koufonisia
  • Amorgos
  • Antiparos
  • Milos
  • Syros
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Sample itineraries

1 week

  • Lavrion (Athens)
  • Kythnos - Mericha
  • Syros - Ermoupolis
  • Mykonos - Delos
  • Andros - Gavrion
  • Kea
  • Lavrion (Athens)

ca. 186 nautical miles

  • Paros
  • Sifnos
  • Folegandros
  • Santorini
  • Amorgos
  • Paros Naoussa
  • Paros

Ca. 180 nautical miles

 

2 weeks

  • Lavrion (Athens)
  • Kythnos
  • Syros
  • Paros
  • Naxos
  • Amorgos
  • Little Cyclades
  • Sifnos
  • Serifos
  • Kythnos
  • Kea
  • Lavrion (Athens)

Ca. 269 nautical miles

  • Paros
  • Sifnos
  • Milos
  • Polyaigos
  • Folegandros
  • Santorini
  • Astypalea
  • Amorgos
  • Little Cyclades
  • Naxos
  • Paros

Ca. 264 nautical miles

3 weeks

  • Lavrion (Athens)
  • Nea Marmari
  • Andros
  • Tinos
  • Mykonos
  • Ikaria
  • Donoussa
  • Amorgos
  • Astypalea
  • Anafi
  • Santorini
  • Little Cyclades
  • Naxos
  • Paros
  • Kythnos
  • Kea
  • Lavrion

Ca. 470 nautical miles

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Ports and Marinas

  • Port of Piraeus (Athens)
  • Alimos Marina
  • Lavrion
  • Port of Syros
  • Port of Seriphos
  • Port of Mykonos
  • Port of Tinos
  • Port of Paros
  • Port of Adamas (Milos)
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