The Cyclades islands are southeast of the mainland in the Aegean Sea. It centers on uninhabited Delos, considered the birthplace of Apollo, and home to some of Greece’s most important archaeological ruins. In this area you can find some of the most popular islands in Greece like Mykonos and Paros. The Cyclades is a more challenging sailing area than the Saronics and checking the weather daily is essential.
One of the most beautiful areas of Greece, here you will find the Temple of Poseidon, which can be seen from your yacht and is easily reached by foot once ashore. The ideal time to visit is in the morning before the tourist crowds arrive. The best place to anchor is in the North of the bay where there is a patch of sand and weed, which makes for good holding. The area is exposed to gusts and yachts if not anchored properly may drag.
Kythnos is like a modest beauty. It’s not famous, no pictures of Kythnos are seen on the cover of magazines. However it is truly beautiful and genuine. It can can provide great shelter from the northerly winds.
With a fantastic seafood restaurant overlooking the whole bay. The restaurant can be accessed from the sand spit, where most yachtsmen tend to leave their tender. In the western bay you can find some thermal springs, which are a great attraction.
Recommended mooring is to either free swing in the Eastern bay or to tie a long line ashore in the western bay, as it tends to get quite tight.
The island of Paros is famous for its golden beaches, clear blue waters and nightlife. However, it has much more than that to offer visitors, who will see a different island, offering many alternatives: its rich natural resources, the fascinating cultural heritage, the original traditional dishes and the famous wine.
In Parikia one can see the famous church of Panagia Ekantotapyliani (4th century), a magnificent monument to Christianity and one of the most important Early Christian monuments of Greece.
Mykonos remains a beautiful and picturesque island, whose all-white Chore lies next to the sea, with golden beaches, friendly and smiling people, and a continuous link with history lasting for centuries. If you think you’ve seen someone that looks famous, then you’re probably right.
Mykonos Marina is found to the north of the town, secure moorings though Cruise ships are often in the area, making it very busy. There is the bay on the south called Ornos, offers great protection from the Meltemi. Mooring bouys are available though are often taken, free swinging is an option, though the holding isn’t great.
Kea or Tzia Is the ‘gate’ to the Cyclades, the Far West Island of the Cyclades and closest to Attica. It’s beautiful and rare natural environment, the originality of its villages and memories of past times fascinate visitors from the first moment, as thousands of years of history unfold before their eyes. The island was named after Ceos, a hero from Nafpaktos who settled on the island in the 12th century BC.
The Kea Lion; a trademark of Ioulida, it’s a 6th century BC sculpture carved on a rock that bears an enigmatic smile. According to the myth, this lion chased away the island’s former inhabitants, the Nymphs.
The main characteristic of Syros Is that everyone who goes there loves it, and everyone has a good time. Think of this island like the perfect hostess who takes care of all the details for her guests, so that everyone has a good time, no matter the preferences and the mood of each one. No invitation is required, Syros is always welcoming! Syros, or Syra, is the geographical, administrative and commercial centre of the Cyclades. With its unique history, its special cultural heritage and inspiring natural environment, Syros is uniquely radiant.
Finikas is the town on the South Eastern end of Syros, a well sheltered bay with clear waters. Mooring on the quay available, picturesque restaurants along the water front.