Cyclades, the "dry" jewels of Greece, the daughters of Aiolos the God of the wind. Strong winds though clear skies, picturesque white stone houses with colourful windows, plain "bold" landscape, clear waters! Simplicity at its best.
Cyclades : minimum 1 week cruise from our Athens base
"Meltemia" the local periodical strong winds blowing from the North, can give you a hard time if you sail there between middle July to the end of August. Due to the strong winds and high seas, passages, as well as mooring, may be very bumpy!
Mykonos: the most famous picturesque cosmopolitan island of Greece, where tradition meets finesse ! The top service and legendary night life have placed her high in the destination-list of celebrities all around the world. "Seducive" beauty.
Tzia (Kea) the closest of the Cyclades to Athens. A very unique island with rough beauty.
Kythnos a very picturesque Hora (capital), beautiful little ports, and one of the most famous beaches in Greece, the Colonna, a piece of sand between two lagoons, therefore a unique "dual" beach!
Syros the capital of the Cyclades, the "aristocrat". Class and tradition meet here. Ermoupoli, one of the bigger natural ports in the Mediterranean, next to which you find the Neorion, one of the most important shipyards in Greece. If you wish to chase your luck there is also a Casino here .
Tinos although next to Mykonos is the complete opposite, the quiet beauty. There are parts of this island where you get the impression that time has stopped! Do not miss the marble carving museum on of its kind in Europe and the world.
Sifnos a quiet beauty famous for its' exquisite cuisine!
Serifos, the original beauty. Her picturesque Hora (capital) is "perched" on the hill so to have the best views of the port and the lovely gulfs around. Pure magic, just coming out from a fairytale !!!
Santorini (Thira), the "diva" of the cyclades. A unique volcanic landscape, theatrical atmospheres, breath-taking views, the most romantic sunsets in the world!
Paros, the upcoming celebrity of exquisite beauty and life style. Naousa, the fishing village, so perfectly beautiful you may think it is the set for a movie production.
Antiparos: the miniature of Paros and just next to it
Amorgos, the last of the Cyclades to the east. Withdrawn, rocky, rough but so beautiful.
Naxos the dual beauty. Excellent beaches but also beautiful wooded mountains. An ancient gate welcomes you to the Hora (capital, i.e. the town of Naxos), and 3 ancient Kouros statues are lying down here since the 8th century BC.
Just bellow Naxos four small gems lie in the most crystal clear waters of the Aegean, the Lesser Cyclades: Koufonisia, Shoinousa, Keros, Irakleia.
Koufonisia : two tiny islands under Naxos, of Greece, well known for their multiple caves that gave their name to them: Koufo-nisia = the hollow islands.
Schoinousa: elegand beauty
Keros : tiny and picturesque
Irakleia : the biggest of the four, quite and traditional.
Delos the holy island for ancient Greeks just at the "outskirts" of Mykonos. Full of glory and mystery, the tangible memory of an amazing civilisation. Live the experience!
Milos, the rock-star!!! Perhaps the most exquisite beaches and caves to discover behind the rocks, some approachable only by the sea!!! No wonder it used to be a Pirate lair. An ancient theatre and Christian Catacombs are must to see monuments.
Kimolos : another "rocky" star, next to Milos in the South-West district of the Cyclades. Plain beauty.
Ios : the controversial island, picturesque and traditional with churches everywhere, but also the place where youngsters go for endless parties!
Folegandros: a natural beauty, almost unreal...
Sikinos : the original. Next to Folegandros but with a character of her own. Little paradise with unbelievable views.