Indulge yourself to some of the most spectacular swimming spots of Cyclades, in Milos, Kythnos, Sifnos and Serifos.
The proposed itinerary will allow you to explore and swim in destinations were myths were born. At the same time this journey will realize your sailing ambitions, in ideal sailing weather conditions, throughout the week. Whether you choose to go bareboat or to hire one of our experienced skippers, we guarantee the most unforgettable vacation.
Cyclades Islands is the most challenging sailing area in the Greek seas. Main factor that defines wind force in summer months is the 'meltemi', the northern wind that blows, from early July to mid August, usually around 5 Beauforts, with gusts that can reach up to 8Bft. The wind blows stronger during mid day, so we advize you to travel early in the morning, in order to avoid the strong wind. Wind direction is purely north, or North West.
Big waves can be also caused by the meltemi. The waves start forming from the North Aegean coast and build up as they travel the long distance to the Cyclades, so they can become pretty tall as they reach these islands, up to 3-4 meters.
Having said that, the proposed itinerary is designed for sailing on the west-south Cyclades, where the winds are sometimes strong and last long. Those who prefer a smoother and more relaxing sail should avoid July and August. On the other hand, those who enjoy sailing in strong winds, will appreciate the challenge to experience true sailing.
It was an amazing experience in aegean sea, we visited many islands and we also learned how to make sail. The yatch was excellent and we are so glad that we had Kostas as skiper. Cant wait for our next family vacation. We will definitely book again with Sail in Greek Waters and Kostas!!!Despina, Cyclades, August 2020
Lavrion- Kythnos - Milos - Polyaigos/Kimolos - Sifnos - Serifos - Kythnos - Lavrion
Day 1: Lavrion to Kythnos
Your yacht will be waiting for you at our base in Lavrion, where you will be greeted by our staff. As soon as the check-in is completed you will cast off to the first destination, Merichas port in Kythnos. The picturesque fishing port of Merichas is safe from the north winds and during the summer months it is teeming with tourists. The bay has beautiful crystal waters and the beach front has many shops and tavernas, where you can enjoy local delicacies.
Day 2: Kythnos to Milos
You will leave Merichas early in the morning and sail south to the island of Milos. Here you will swim in some of the most impressive spots in the Cyclades, around the island were the famous statue of goddess Aphrodite was discovered. Kleftiko, on the south-west of the island, with the unique rock formations and colorful volcanic beaches, will fascinated you and indulge you to jump in the turquoise waters. In the late afternoon, after you enjoy relaxing swims, you will berth in Adamas port, one of the safest natural harbours in the Mediterranean, where you will find tavernas and vibrant nightlife.
Day 3: Milos - Poliaigos - Kimolos
Take the change to discover more of Milos and the near islands of Poliaigos and Kimolos, spend less time sailing and more time enjoying the sceneries. In Poliaigos, the largest uninhabited island in the Aegean, you will find magnificent beaches, mainly on the southern part of the island, as well as many sea-surface caves, which serve as a refuge to a dwindling population of Mediterranean monk seals. Kimolos offers volcanic landscape and fascinating beaches with thermal springs. The port of Pollonia is the second largest port of Milos, it is situated around a pretty inlet and it is ideal to free anchor for your third day.
Day 4: Milos to Sifnos
Time to set sail again, you will head to the island of Sifnos. Amongst the Cycladitic islands, Sifnos stands out for its architecture, its natural beauty and its traditional cuisine. A wide array of beaches await for you; Faros, Panagia Chryssopigi and Kamares where the main port of the island is situated. If you prefer to avoid the crowds, the island has many secluded bays for you to enjoy. In the mainland, the town of Apollonia and the archeaological site of Kastro, are worth visiting.
Day 5: Sifnos to Serifos
Next destination, Serifos. This island is virtually untouched by modern civilization. The port of Livadi lies below the hill where the main town of Hora is situated, where you can walk in the alleys and sit for a drink. More than 40 officially recognised beaches are scattered around the coastline, so waste no time. On southern Serifos, on the beach of Koutalas, you will enjoy relaxing swims in green and blue waters.
Day 6: Kythnos - Kolona Bay
Its time to start heading back north to the island of Kythnos and the Kolona bay. One of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, the Kolona beach is a prime example of nature's ability to fascinate. A strip of heavenly sand connects a small islet to the mainland and forms a two sided beach of unlimited beauty.
Day 7: Kythnos to Sounion - Lavrion
Last but not least, your return trip includes one of the most famous spots in Greece; Sounion and the temple of Poseidon. Swim in the beautiful waters of the bay and then visit the archeaological site, which is only a 20 minutes walk from the beach.