This is the central group of islands in the Aegean, so called because they surround the rocky Delos, (cycle means ring in Greek), the ancient trade, political and religious center of the world.

This group of islands consists of 21 bigger islands and 20 smaller ones, all of them a delight; each has its own special character and charm. The Cyclades are considered by most to be the typical part of Greece, with its charming white washed houses and windmills, its beautiful sunny beaches and the ancient ruins. Small taverns with high quality delicious food and wine are found everywhere.

You can enjoy the lively nightlife of Mykonos, the tourist heart of Greece, the cosmopolitan flavour of Paros, Naxos and los, the natural beauty and architectural style of Santorini and of course Tinos, the center of the orthodox faith. As a contrast to these islands, you will enjoy the simpler but no less important pleasures of the other islands, such as Kea, Sikinos, Kithnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos, Amorgos, Andros and many others.

Do not miss a chance to sail down to the small islands such as Dhonoussa, Skhinoussa, Iraklia and Koufonisia, where you can explore unspoiled small hamlets, fully protected small ports and anchorages, attractive places which are a delight to visit, you could not imagine that they still exist!

You may begin your sailing experience from our base in Mykonos or our base in Paros.
You may also reach Cyclades islands easily from our base in Athens.

Suggested itineraries from Mykonos
7 days itinerary

  1st  day:  Mykonos check in
2nd day:  Mykonos - Naxos
3rd  day:  Naxos - Santorini
4th  day:  Santorini - Ios
5th  day:  Ios - Paros
6th  day:  Paros - Mykonos
 7th day:  Mykonos check out
7 days itinerary  

 1st   day:  Mykonos check in
2nd day:  Mykonos - Paros
3rd  day:  Paros - Sifnos
4th  day:  Sifnos - Serifos
5th  day:  Serifos - Syros
6th  day:  Syros - Mykonos
7th  day:  Mykonos check out 

14 days suggested itinerary from Athens
Total distance: 355 nautical miles approximately
Departure: Athens
  1st   day:  Embarkation
 2nd day:  Athens - Sounio - Kea (Vourkari) (40 nm)
 3rd  day:  Kea - Loutra (Kithnos) (20 nm)
 4th  day:  Loutra - Siros - Mykonos (40 nm)
 5th  day:  Mykonos - Delos - Paros (25 nm)
  6th day:  Paros - los (25 nm)
 7th  day:  los - Sikinos -Thira (20 nm)
 8th  day:  Thira - Folegandros (30 nm)
 9th  day:  Folegandros - Kimolos - Sifnos (20 nm)
10th day:  Sifnos - Serifos (20 nm)
11th  day:  Serifos - Merichas (Kithnos) (15 nm)
12th day:  Merichas - Poros (45 nm)
13th day:  Poros - Aegina (30 nm)
14th day:  Aegina - Athens (25 nm)
15th day:  Disembarkation
7 days suggested itinerary from Paros
Total distance: 142 nautical miles approximately
Departure: Paros
 1st   day:  Embarkation  (17:00)
2nd  day:  Paros to Sifnos (Platy Gialos)  (23nm)
3rd   day:  Sifnos to Folegandros  (20nm)
4rth day:  Folegandros to Milos  (30nm)
5th   day:  Milos To Polyegos & Kimolos  (20nm)
6th   day:  Kimolos to Serifos  (20nm)
 7th  day:  Serifos to Antiparos  (27nm) 
                   back in Paros late afternoon 2nm
8th  day:  Disembarkation  (09:00)  


Weather Conditions in the Area

The prevailing wind in the summer is the Meltemi blowing from the North; it begins to blow in June, blows strongest in July/August and subsides from the middle of September.
In July and August the wind blows at force 5-6 and may reach force 7-8. It may blow for 1-3 days or sometimes blow for I week continuously. In the other months the wind strength is less, around force 3-4.
In the Northern Cyclades it blows from North East, in the middle Cyclades from the North, in the Southern Cyclades it blows from the North West.
In the South West islands it is less strong. During spring and autumn, you may be faced with winds coming from the South. In general, the sailing conditions are much more demanding than in other areas of Greece therefore, we advise the Cyclades route to be taken for a minimum of at least two weeks holiday.