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Sailing Greece | Cyclades:

Kea is the most westerly of the larger Cyclades, laying some 12 nm southeast of Cape Sounion. In a distance of 41 NM you will find the hilly island of Syros or Siros half-way between Kythnos and Mykonos. Its central situation makes it the principal centre of administration, commerce and fisheries in the Cyclades.Both Ermoupolis and Finikas form (just like Paroikia on Paros) practical charter bases in the middle of the Cyclades.

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The central island of Paros, is occupied by a range of hills of gently rounded contours. Three bays cut deep inland - in the west the sheltered Paroikia Bay, with the island's capital and serves as a Sailing base - in the north the bay which shelters the little town of Naoussa and in the east the flat Marmara bay. The island Serifos, north-west of Sifnos, is a bare and rocky island, its hills slashed by gorges; its highest point is Mount Tourlos with 483 m. The ore is shipped from Koutalas on the south coast. In the season especially Livadi is much frequented by charter yachts; the Chora, towering above Livadi bay, makes this one of the most stunning approaches.

The island of Kythnos lies south-east of Kea and is a rocky and barren island of karstic limestone, that is usually covered in an abundance of colourful flowers in the spring. The coast is much indented - with many beautiful anchorages and ports for a Sailing boat- and for the most part falls steeply down to the sea. The inhabitants live by farming and fishing. In antiquity iron was mined on the island.

 

From

To

Distance

Alimos marina

Cape Sounio

23 NM

Cape Sounio

Kea

14 NM

Kea

Syros (Finikas)

41 NM

Syros (Finikas)

Paros

23 NM

Paros

Serifos

31 NM

Serifos

Kythnos

23 NM

Kythnos

Alimos marina

48 NM

Sailing Greece | Cyclades and subregions:

There are 1400 islands of which 169 are inhabited so one can easily find what one seeks. Whether one wants to escape with a Sailing boat to an isolated island or to an island full of life and entertainment or even to explore the remains of some of Europe's oldest civilizations, it is all there for you. For most of it is the lure of sand, sea and year round of sunshine weather, which is the biggest attraction. Exploring with a Sailing yacht the 13,676 km of coastlines, one can definitely find the beaches of his dreams: long white sandy beaches with turquoise crystal waters, small beaches surrounded by huge cliffs or pine and palm trees forests, beaches with waters as if bleach waters was mixed with the blue color of the Mediterranean.

 

We can offer Sailing from Cyclades to visir the Saronic and Argolic Gulf via Cyclades or Lavrion,  The Ionian Sea with famous islands like Lefkas and Corfu or for the more experienced sailor The Cyclades  with Serifos, Paros, Naxos and Santorini.

 

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Sailing Greece | Cyclades Conditions:

Predictable winds, calm seas and easy line of sight navigation are prevalent throughout, from the Saronic Gulf and Pelopponese coast in the West, to the Dodecanese and along the Turkish coast in the Southeast. The Cyclades offer deep blue open-water runs. In the summer, the dominant Meltemi wind  blows from the North from 10-15 knots over the Aegean, with stronger winds of up to 25 knots over the middle and northern archipelago and afternoon gusts in the lee of the islands.