1-week tour of the southern Cyclades by sailboat
An adventure in the southern Cyclades, Greek Islands that have been able to keep their authenticity away from crowds and mass tourism. You will have the opportunity to discover beautiful coves, typical cycladic villages with authentic inhabitants who have been able to keep their customs. On the other hand, beware, when the wind blows, these islands are in the passage of Meltem, so it is advisable to rent off high-season (July-August) or with a skipper. Monohull sailboats sail better in these waters, and can wind up more easily than a catamaran. So think about all of this before you close your boat rental.
If you leave quietly on Sunday mornings, there are several possibilities for a mooring or mooring of the sailboat on the island of KEA. You can moor at the main port where the ferries go, or at the small port of Vourkari, both are very nice. For mooring, there is the large Bay of Otzias to the North, several coves on the East Coast, or if you want to visit archaeological sites, the Bay of karthaia, accessible only by boat. A total change of scenery full of serenity will seize you.
Ermoúpolis de Syros is the capital of the Cyclades. An island rich in history and culture that it is strongly suggested to visit during your holidays in Greece. Two ports can accommodate charterers, the main port in Ermoúpolis, where one can moor at the wharf, and the port of finikas to the South of the island. Finikas is one of the best protected ports of Meltem and nearby cafés and tavernas are frequented by sea wolves who will tell you long stories about their adventures at sea.
Mooring in the large Bay of Livadi or the small pier, if there are still free spaces and if the wind allows it. From the bridge of your boat you will admire the austere terrain of the island with at its top, the capital, Hora, glowing of whiteness. With its white houses carving out the intense blue of the sky and the sea, typically cycladic colors, it is an excursion not to be missed.
This island concentrates all the typical features and charms of the cycladic, olive trees, arid relief, white villages, blue domes, landscapes dotted with Mills, dovecotes or chapels. Several coves and bays await to be discovered. Do not forget to taste the very good local cuisine of the island and its fresh products.
In Kythnos, the locals are very hospitable. You will notice it from your mooring at the port of Merichas or in the East, at the charming little port of Loutra. The two ports offer a few places at the wharf and next to it is a Bay protected enough for a mooring. Taverns, cafés and bars along the docks and recreational craft merge with the fishermen’s Caicos. Kythnos island is also known for its therapeutic hot springs.