Our first stop is Kea (also known as Tzia), a Cycladic island with a different landscape and architecture than the rest. You will not see little whitewashed houses and blue domed churches here. Kea is characterized by earthy tones and elegant architecture.
Sailing further east, you will encounter Gyaros. An arid, deserted island that served as a place of exile, imprisonment and torture for thousands of Greek communists. Nowadays it hosts the largest population of monk seal in the Mediterranean and thus is of great ecological importance.
Our next stop is Mykonos, worldwide known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vivid nightlife. With its exceptional beaches, amazing sunset, award-winning restaurants, epic parties and 5-star service Mykonos will definitely seduce you. Stroll around its narrow-paved streets, swim at its exotic beaches and dance the day away at famous its clubs.
Sailing off, don’t miss a visit to Delos and Rineia. Uninhabited today, Delos was a sacred island for the ancient Greeks, since -according to mythology- it was birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. The name “Cyclades” refers to the islands forming a circle around Delos.
Next stop is Syros, the capital of the Cyclades. Venetian mansions, spectacular sunset views, narrow alleys, neoclassical buildings and impressive catholic and orthodox churches; Syros will impress you with its picturesque scenery.
Heading further west, visit the east coast of Kythnos and moor or anchor at the picturesque port Loutra.
On your way back to Perfect Yachts Base in Lavrio, don’t miss the opportunity to anchor at Cape Sounio, just 4 nautical miles from our Base. Enjoy a nice swim under the Temple of Poseidon and taste fresh seafood in one of the local taverns.
This route gives you the opportunity to spend 21 days sailing in the Cyclades and visit many islands with totally different atmosphere, unique beauty but the same feeling of hospitality.
Our first stop is Kythnos. You can moor at Kolona beach, a narrow strip of sand that connects the island of Kythnos to the islet of Agios Loukas. Enjoy swimming in its crystal-clear waters of this one of a kind double-sided beach.
Sailing to the west you will encounter the capital of the Cyclades, Syros. Venetian mansions, spectacular sunset views, narrow alleys, neoclassical buildings and impressive catholic and orthodox churches; Syros will impress you with its picturesque scenery.
Next stop is Paros and Antiparos, two islands very close to each other, divided by a narrow crossing. Here you can enjoy vivid nightlife and visit archaeological sites. Just a short distance south of Antiparos lies Despotiko, a small uninhabited island with turquoise waters and pristine beaches.
Sailing south you will encounter Ios, a typical Cycladic island with whitewashed houses, narrow cobblestone alleys and mesmerizing beaches. Ios is also popular because of its vivid nightlife.Approximately 50 nautical miles to the south lies Santorini, an island created by a colossal volcanic eruption thousands of years ago. Enjoy its deep blue waters and beaches with white, red or black sand or volcanic pebbles, spectacular rock formations and impressive lunar landscapes.
Sail to Folegandros, an island that will steal your heart. This off the beaten path destination will captivate you with the beauty of its beaches, the luminous blue of its waters and its architecture.
Heading west you will find a set of islands with great history and local color: Milos, Kimolos and Polyaigos. Due to the volcanic activity these islands have a magnificent colorful landscape, unique rock formations and breathtaking beaches.
Further to the north lies Sifnos, a small typical Cycladic island with rich tradition in cuisine and crafts and a “Cycladic chic” ambience.
Next is Serifos, with the beautiful capital city built on a high hill overlooking the island. It famous for its beaches and crystal-clear waters.
Slowly your journey will lead you back to Kythnos and then to Perfect Yachts Base in Lavrio. We highly recommend that you spend the last night of your charter anchored at Cape Sounio, a safe bay that lies under the ancient under the Temple of Poseidon.