Who hasn’t heard at least once of Mykonos, Paros or Santorini? The islands representing Greece the way it figures in postcards and commercials…
The wildness of The Cyclades
Because of their popularity, The Cyclades archipelago is the area that almost everyone asks about and expects to go to. Easier said than done!
Unlike the Saronic islands, the sailing conditions in the Cyclades can be way more challenging with stronger winds, higher seas and longer sailing distances between the islands (4 to 8 hours crossings compared to 2 to 4 hours in the Saronic area).
During the summer months, the area is dominated by the local north wind “Meltemi”, which often reaches gale force, creating high seas and rather uncomfortable sailing conditions. Meltemi is very unpredictable and can easily blow for 3 days in a row. With this said, the Cyclades also have their good days. It’s all a matter of luck, and of course, checking the forecast before deciding to sail into the Cyclades.
1 week's sailing Highlights
Temple of poseidon / Sounion, Kea, Kythnos, Serifos…
2nd week's sailing highlights
Sifnos, Milos archipelago, Folegandros, Ios, Paros, Mykonos…