For a more in-depth visit of the Cyclades Islands, try this fantastic, personalised 2 week tour of the area
Cyclades, the most famous island group in the Aegean Sea consists of some of the most beautiful islands in the world!
The Cyclades comprises a lot of diverse islands with a variety of cultures and landscapes, famous for their crystal clear blue waters, sandy beaches, whitewashed houses, isolated chapels, breathtaking views and cosmopolitan lifestyle making them an ideal sailing destination and a once in a lifetime experience.
While sailing the Cyclades you may experience the Meltemi wind, a strong and dry North wind, which occurs in the Aegean Sea and blows throughout the summer season mostly from July to August. Meltemi averages usually from 4-5 Beaufort however; it can reach 5 to 7, sometimes even 8 Beaufort. Meltemi may offer good sailing conditions for many sailing enthusiasts, but sometimes it can be proved dangerous and difficult for amateur sailors.
Islands such as Mykonos, Santorini and Ios form the touristic heart of the Cyclades, each fulfilling the Greek island dream while being beautiful and vibrant in their own way. Naxos, Paros and Milos offer all that you might expect from the group, but can be really busy and difficult to anchor, and perhaps better seen out of the high season.
The northern Cyclades are within easy reach of Athens, Kea, with its oak forest, and Kythnos, with its hot springs, are both quieter than many of the other islands, while Andros is one of the largest Cyclades, with a varied and rugged landscape.
1st: Alimos Marina (Check-in at 17:00)
3rd: Ermoupolis (Syros)
6th: Naoussa (Paros)
10th: Adamas (Milos)
11th: Kamares (Sifnos)
12th: Livadi (Serifos)
13: Merichas (Kythnos)
14: Alimos Marina
15: Check-out at 9:00 am