Sailing in the Cyclades - the Greek Islands
The Cyclades are what most people mean when they talk of Greek Islands - windswept land of white houses and blue roofs. Stretching from Andros and Kea in the north to Santorini in the south, in between the list is so long and so appealing that we are tempted to the view that if you haven't sailed there, you haven't really sailed. We rank neither Mykonos nor Santorini - both disagreeable for different reasons - but Siros, Tinos, Serifos, Sifnos, Paros, Naxos, Ios and Amorgos are all gems so beautiful that just talking about them brings a frog to your throat.
In summer, yes it will be very windy most of the time to the point that south to north can be almost impossible; You certainly need to be both patient and careful - a competent experienced crew is a huge asset, but if you have not been do go!
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Cyclades Interactive Sailing Map
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Cyclades - Marinas & Ports Selection
Below you will see by default ALL the marinas between Lavrion and Santorini - there are 48 - the greatest single concentration of yachting facilities in the Mediterranean.. We have divided them into three zones - west, centre, and east. Each brief description is linked to complete marina and nearby facilities..
Registered users can use the selection system below and view full details of the facility including CONTACT DETAILS.
Click on the image OR on the "More Details" button to view those details. Registered Users can use the Selection system below to view ONLY those marinas that meet their essential needs. The "Zone" here is north or south, and we show the name of the town. Sometimes nearby facilities are linked to the nearest larger town.