An Amazing Yachting Destination

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The Cyclades island complex is found in the Central, Eastern and Western Aegean Sea and has twenty four (24) inhabited and many more uninhabited islands of small or medium size.

The Cyclades islands are famous worldwide due to their:

  • Exceptional natural beauty, with the dry landscape having almost no vegetation
  • Thousands of amazing protected bays and beaches with golden sand and crystalline waters of all shades of blue, turquoise and green. Each island has on average forty to sixty wonderful beaches of different kinds (isolated, organized, small, large etc) to choose from.
  • Impressive history of more than 13.000 years!: Numerous museums, monasteries, churches, very important archaeological sites (such as “Delos” near Mykonos and “Akrotiri” in Santorini etc) and some of the oldest settlements of mankind are found there
  • Unique architecture with little cubic whitewashed houses forming picturesque traditional villages
  • Numerous excellent dining and entertainment options. In almost every island visitors will find many stylish restaurants, traditional tavernas, cozy cafes and bars -usually open all day long- that will satisfy all different tastes.  
  • Delicious cuisine and local products, such as the famous wines, the “fava: and the tiny tomatoes of Santorini, various varieties of cheese etc.  
  • Bright sun, shining almost all year round.

Mass tourism has no place in Cyclades, as all of them keep their authenticity and local character.

Cyclades, offer different types of islands that will excite all kinds of visitors. The ideal islands for those who love:

  • Cosmopolitan, world famous upper class islands, with numerous restaurants, beach bars and intense day and night life, are: Mykonos, Santorini and Paros.
  • Primitive islands, where life seems to be forgotten in the past, are: Koufonisi, Iraklia, Donousa, Shinousa, Kythnos, Sikinos, Anafi.
  • Traditional islands offering equally primitiveness and a satisfactory level of quality tourist and entertainment infrastructure, are: Folegandros, Amorgos, Milos, Ios, Sifnos, Serifos, Kea (Tzia), Antiparos.
  • Family destinations, with quite developed yet picturesque small capital Towns and a satisfactory level of tourist and entertainment infrastructure, are: Naxos, Andros, Syros, Tinos.
  • Unique volcanic landscapes with breathtaking natural beauty, are: Santorini, Milos, Kimolos, Polyegos (uninhabited).
  • Towns with impressive neo-classical mansions and European-style squares, accompanied with beautiful beaches, good tourist infrastructure and entertainment options, are: Syros and Andros.              


The Cyclades complex is extremely popular as a yachting destination, however it less “yachting friendly”, if compared to Ionio, Sporades, Dodecanese and Saronic Gulf, due to the “meltemi” winds. They are strong (6-7 BF) North winds that become stronger in the Central Aegean and transform to NW in the North Aegean and NE in the South Aegean. They prevail mainly during the end of July and August.

Despite having inferior yachting infrastructure, compared to Ionio and Dodecanese, yachters will find satisfactory berth and other facilities at low or insignificant cost. There are quite enough berth places at the public ports or at the few small public marinas. Fuel and water are available in almost all islands, along with numerous protected bays with crystalline blue-green waters, ideal for anchoring.


  • 20-30 days, would be the ideal charter duration for those wishing to visit most of the Cyclades islands, as each one has so many amazing experiences to offer.
  • 14-20 days would be enough to visit the most interesting islands and acquire a satisfactory taste of the area.
  • In 7 days, yachters will face the difficulty to choose only 4-8, among the 24 amazing islands, depending on their yachts speed, weather conditions and the time they want to spend sailing. The most popular 7 days charter itineraries (starting/ending Athens) are:
  1. Western Cyclades: Kea (Tzia), Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Kimolos & Polyegos, Milos.
  2. Western, North & Central Cyclades. In this case yachters have to choose among: Kea, Kythnos, Syros, Andros, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Antiparos, Naxos.
  3. Western, Central & South Cyclades. In this case yachters have to choose among: Kea, Syros, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Small Cyclades (Koufonisi, Iraklia, Shinousa), Ios, Folegandros, Amorgos, Santorini.


  • KEA – Vourkari picturesque fishing village / port
  • KYTHNOS – Kolona amazing beach
  • KYTHNOS – Loutra bay & village
  • SERIFOS – Traditional Town “HORA” (on the hill – amazing views)
  • SERIFOS- Golden Sand beach (east coast) & other east coast beaches
  • SERIFOS – Koutalas bay & Ganema beach
  • SERIFOS – 60 wonderful beaches
  • SIFNOS – Mideaval Castle Town with great views
  • SIFNOS – Traditional Town “HORA”
  • POLYEGOS – Uninhabited island with the most intense transparent blue transparent waters!
  • KIMOLOS – Prassa Exotic Beach (NE)
  • MILOS – Kleftiko Simply Amazing place with caves & rocks in the sea
  • MILOS – Sarakiniko – “Moon-like” scape with beach (N)
  • MILOS – Papafragas - Amazing Cave beach
  • MILOS – Firiplaka & Tsigrado beached (S)
  • MILOS – Fyropotamos fishing village (N) with the SYRMATA and the transparent blue sea
  • MILOS - Traditional Town “HORA” with great views
  • FOLEGANDROS - Traditional Town “HORA” with great views and great places to eat & have fun . Considered as the MOST beautuful of Kyklades
  • FOLEGANDROS – Katergo beach with the transparent emerald sea


  • AMORGOS - Traditional Town “HORA” (one of the most beautiful) & Tholaria Traditional Village
  • AMORGOS – Hozoviotisa Monastery & the near by Agia Anna & Mourou beaches
  • ANDROS – 60 amazing beaches
  • ANDROS – Traditional Town “HORA”
  • ANDROS – Lakes – waterfalls – rivers
  • ANDROS – Traditional villages (Stenies – Apikia)
  • IOS - Traditional Town “HORA”
  • IOS – 50 amazing beaches (most of them isolated) – Maganari, Tripiti, Papa, Pikri Nero, 3 Klisies, Agia Theodoti are the best!
  • MYKONOS – The traditional Town “HORA” – Super Cosmopolitan & Chic
  • MYKONOS – 60 amazing beaches – trendy beach bars
  • MYKONOS – Rinia uninhabited islet with exotic beaches
  • NAXOS – 60 amazing exotic beaches
  • NAXOS – Picturesque old Castle Town (in the capital)
  • NAXOS – Apiranthos very picturesque village
  • PAROS – Naousa fishing village – One of the most picturesque ports
  • PAROS – Parikia Capital “Hora”
  • PAROS – Many nice beaches (Hrisi Akti, Kolybithres, Monastiri etc)
  • SANTORINI – Oia – Fira – Kaldera View (SIMPLY BREATHTAKING!)
  • SYROS – Ermoupoli the Capital with the impressive mansions
  • TINOS – 50 very picturesque traditional villages
  • TINOS – 50 amazing beaches


Cyclades have a history of 13.000 yrs and one of the most important ancient civilizations (4 – 2.000 b.c.). Almost all islands offer more than one important archaeological sites & museums. Some of the most important Archaeological sites of the world are found in Cyclades, such as Delos (uninhabited island near Mykonos) and Akrotiri in Santorini.


The Cycladian islands have more than 1.500 AMAZING beaches, with crystalline blue-green waters, that will satisfy all tastes: Isolated that can only be reached by boat, vibrand and cosmopolitan, small, large etc.


All Cycladian islands have picturesque traditional villages. Their capital villages are named HORA.

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