Cyclades Islands, Greece

Cyclades Islands, Greece

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Overview

Located to the southeastern of Athens, at the heart of Aegean sea, you will find a collection of the biggest archipelagos of Greece. The Cyclades islands are famous to have a traditional architecture and its boundless beaches to enjoy and walk around. 

Tips

  • Nightlife and trendy beaches in Mykonos
  • Enjoy a natural jacuzzi in Kithnos
  • Walk around Kastro, a medieval town in Sifnos
  • Go windsurfing in Paros
  • Visit the Parthenon, one of the main Doric temples built up between 447 b. C. and 432 b. C. in the Athens acropolis
  • June and September are good times to visit the islands due to the winds blowing in the area

Itinerary 1
7 days

Day 1Lavrion/ Athens

Begin your journey in Cyclades islands from the yachting port of Lavrion. Go in a short sailing towards Kea island. The island is famous for wine, honey and almonds manufacturing. You will also find a great variety of coves to relax.

Day 2Syros

After touring around Kea, begin the way to Syros. Syros island is an industrial city of around 20.000 people. Ermoupolis is the capital and it is the biggest city in the Cyclades islands. It owns a port like an Amphitheatre to walk around. Visit the city and its incredible mansions.

Day 3Mykonos

You will sail towards the well-known Mykonos island in the morning. Even though the island has a dry zone, it is famous for the beaches. Besides, you can enjoy the sunset in the Venice neighborhood if you wish. It becomes an excellent opportunity to have a great nightlife and tour around the bars.

Day 4Paros

You will sail towards the small island of Paros. The island is made up by three bays, Paroikia is located to the west owning the main port. Then, you will find Naoussa and Marmara towns well-known to have great weather conditions to go windsurfing.

Day 5 Serifos

Start sailing towards Serifos island. This island is perfect for those looking for enjoying a peaceful environment and few tourists. You will find coasts of around 60 km and beaches to rest. You will also have the opportunity to tour around Taxarcas monastery located to the north.

Day 6Kythnos

Reaching the end of the tour through Cyclades islands sail towards Kythnos. This is an almost virgin island, its main ports are Mericha and Loutra. You can walk around the incredible beaches and also practice water activities such as dive and snorkel.

Day 7Lavrion/ Athens

By the end of your journey, begin sailing back to Lavrion where you will land by the morning.

Itinerary 2
14 days

Day 1under construction

Itinerary 3
one way

Day 1under construction

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Maritime Conditions

General conditions 

There are two dominant winds in Greece, and these can produce conditions that require sailing experience.

  1. Lavrion will experience the Meltemi throughout the summer months and this can blow 15 – 40 knots for periods of up to 5 days. Winds blow variously north-east, north and north-west beginning in May and reaching its peak in July, slowing down in September
  2. The Sirocco: Southeast More frequent in winter, it corresponds to the passage of a depression. It can occasionally blow in April or the end of October.

Historical weather (Averages by month):

Tides

In the eastern Mediterranean, the tide range is very small: 30 cm to 60 cm (one to two feet) including the variation of level due to atmospheric pressure and dominant winds.

Weather Forecasts

Client can obtain the weather situation at any time by listening to the maritime weather forecasts. Weather updates are given hourly during severe weather.

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