Route Suggestion Cyclades – Sail around the Greek Islands

Route Suggestion Greece - Sailing in The Cyclades

The Cyclades is a fantastic sailing area. However, because of the occurrence of the Meltemi in July and August, it is not the perfect spot for beginners. August is a better time of year for newcomers to sailing to visit, perhaps with a hired skipper or crew on board.

  1. Start in Lavrio
  2. Vourkari on the island of Kea. This island is a great place to begin a vacation: From the picturesque bays, you have a good view of the mountain slopes where wine and fruit grow
  3. Loutra
  4. Ermoupoli on Syros: Take a photo of the the neoclassical style town hall built by Ernst Ziller
  5. Naoussa on Paros: Visit the port town with picturesque narrow streets and a preserved Venetian castle. *If you take a side trip to Naxos: Visit the Gate of the Apollo Temple
  6. Despotikio Bay on Antiparos: Antiparos is considered the little sister of Paros, it is less populated and has many nice beaches
  7. Gialos / Pharos port
  8. Vathy: Relax in the sheltered bay
  9. Leivadion on Serifos: Spectacular views of the Old Town
  10. Bay Kithnos / Merida: A popular Anchor Bay. One can enjoy the idyllic small town or alternatively, stop at the port in Merida
  11. Lavrio: Return the boat to the marina


Sailing Conditions

Wind conditions: The winds near shore are affected by thermals. There is a sea breeze, with a cooling land breeze at night. The Meltemi is typical in the Cyclades, this is a strong north wind that usually blows at around 5-6Bft, however it can reach 8 Bft at times. The Meltemi is expected in June, July and August at full strength, then subsiding in September.



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