Charter itinerary Cyclades
7 day Itinerary: Cruising the Cyclades from Athens
1st day: Athens – Kea island.
On the way to Kea you will sail under Cape Sounion and its magnificent Poseidon temple built around 444BC. The island of Kea is quite barren with patches of cultivated and wooded ground near the coast. The picturesque hamlet of Vourkari is most popular and has excellent restaurants. The beautiful «chora» on the hill, a huddle of glaring white houses is well worth a visit. A large lion carved from the rock face is attributed to an Ionian sculptor from around 600 BC.
2nd day: Kea island. – Siros island.
Siros is the commercial, administrative and cultural center of the Cyclades. Archeological digs have revealed finds of the Cycladic civilization dating from 2800 to 2300 BC. The 19th century saw Siros become a wealthy and powerful port in the eastern Mediterranean. Though Siros does not live off tourism, more visitors arrive each year attracted by its traditional charm.
3rd day: Siros island. – Mikonos island.
Mikonos - Bright and breezy with fine sandy beaches by day and by night the hum of the bars and throb of discos into the small hours. It is the island where locals and holidaymakers rub shoulders with the yacht set, the jet set and artists and celebrities from all over the world. The houses the churches and the narrow winding alleys appear to be a naturally evolved form sculpted from the rocks of the island itself. The cosmopolitan flavor of Mikonos may be an interesting contrast to the simpler pleasures of other islands.
4th day: Mikonos island. – Serifos island.
Just south-west of Mikonos on your way to Serifos lies the island of Delos, a major religious and political center of ancient Greece. Serifos has a modest tourist trade in summer. The white houses of the chora on the hill above Livadhi bay are like icing on a bun. The view from the chora down onto the bay and over the sea and islands beyond is well worth the trip.
5th day: Serofis island. - Kithnos island.
Barren rocky island little touched by tourism. Numerous anchorages provide crystal clear water and good white sand beaches. The hot mineral springs in Loutra have been noted throughout history. Near Cape Kefalos are the ruins of a medieval citadel and town.
6th day: Kithnos island. - Marina Alimos (Athens)
For the last sail of your trip. A tip for the evening is a visit to Plaka in Athens, the oldest neighborhood under the Acropolis.
7th day: Marina Alimos - Airport (ca. 35 min.