One week itinerary in Greece on a sailing boat in the Cyclades departing from Athens and disembarking in Paros
Let’s discover the Cyclades on a sailing boat with a week-long itinerary departing from the Olympic Marine, reachable by taxi or transfer in just 30 minutes from the international airport of Athens. Route to the Cyclades islands via Kythnos, Syros, Naxos, Paros and Antiparos.
Sailing in the Aegean is subject to Maltemi, strong wind from the North predominant in the area. We will therefore try to take advantage of the best weather conditions to move from one island to another. We will sail towards S-SE, thus following the direction of the wind and the waves. Departure from the Athens peninsula to finish on the island of Paros, from where it is possible to return by ferry to the airports of Athens, Mykonos and Santorini.
ATHENS – KYTHNOS – 4 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
We begin our itinerary in the Aegean with the bow to the SE, following the prevailing winds that will make us fly with an intense sailing navigation of about 4 hours up to the island of Kythnos.
Here we will find a well-sheltered anchorage between the beaches of Ormos Kolona and Ormos Fikiadha to spend the rest of the day immersed in nature between swimming and relaxation, and the first night at anchor under the stars.
KYTHNOS – SYROS – 5 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
Better to move early in the morning to find shelter before lunch when the wind usually strengthens more. A sailing of about 5 hours awaits us to reach the island of Syros.
We will drop anchor at Paralia Finikas. A lovely gulf on the SW end of the island with crystal clear sea and white sand, a picturesque little village and some seaside tavernas. We will spend the afternoon here and the second night at anchor, with the possibility of going ashore to visit the small town of Finikas.
SYROS – PAROS – 4 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
In the morning head south for a navigation that promises to be one of the most comfortable. Wind and wave in the sails until you reach the island of Paros. Here we can find excellent shelter in front of the Caribbean beaches of Lageri Beach and Ormos Agiou Ioannou.
Relaxing afternoon between snorkeling and explorations in SUP and Canoe to discover the most hidden beaches. Evening at anchor in the tranquility of the gulf, protected from wind and waves, turquoise water and the scent of the Mediterranean scrub.
PAROS – NAXOS – 2 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
After waking up in the blue of Ormos Agiou Ioannou we can visit another cove between Lageri Beach or Ormos Plastira, on the northern coast of the island of Paros.
In the early afternoon we can choose to head towards the port of Naxos to visit the city, or look for a more natural anchorage on the island of Naxos, such as the Caribbean resort of Agios Prokopios, strong>or the quiet Kalantos, where it is possible to taste excellent typical products in a characteristic tavern on the beach.
NAXOS – ANTIPAROS – 4 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
We leave the island of Naxos to head towards the south of the island of Antiparos, in an anchorage between the Despotiko islet and Antiparos. We will spend the night here at anchor in nature.
Do not miss a magical sunset visit of the Temple of Apollo, reachable with a pleasant walk from the beach while a tasty dinner is being prepared on board.
ANTIPAROS – NISIDA GLAROPOUNTA – PAROS PORT – 2.5 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
Just over an hour of navigation and – Maltemi permitting – we will stop for a memorable swim in the Torquais Bay on Nisidia Glaropounta islet.
In the afternoon we will then head to the port of Paros where we will spend the last night. The following day it is possible to reach the airports of Athens, Mykonos and Santorini by ferry.