Sailing in Greece - how about Cyclades?
The Cyclades are a circular group of islands which embrace the sacred Delos island birthplace of Apollo. There are 23 larger islands and about 200 smaller ones. Because none of the islands except for Naxos have perennial rivers, the islands have no trees and the Meltemi summer sea winds are both hot and cold.
The Cyclades offer a mixture of amazing sailing conditions, great wind and exciting nightlife on the famous islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Mylos, Syros, Ios and Naxos. Famous destinations where sailors all over the world love to spend their sailing holidays. Be prepared that Aegean Sea is the most challenging and you need to be experienced or hire a skipper for your sailing trip.
There are many sailing opportunities in this island group. We recommend sailing for at least two weeks to have enough opportunities to explore. Here is one sailor-recommended 7 day sailing itinerary that avoids the crowds and takes the less worn track to explore sequestered anchorages natural beauty and archeological sites:
- Day 1: Leave the port -Alimos/Kalamaki
- Day 2: Sail to Sounion 22nm
- Day 3: Sail to Kythnos Mericha 23nm
- Day 4: Sail to Kythnos Loutra
- Day 5: Sail to Syros Finikas 20 nm
- Day 6; Sail to Kea 35 nm
- Day 7: Return to Alimos/Kalamaki 36 nm