I am chartering three monohulls (36-41ft) in Lavrion (Athens) and planning to cruise
the Greek islands
for a week in early September with a group of friends.
Most of the crew is highly inexperienced - some have never stepped on a sail boat before...
The big question - is it wise to go to the Cyclades
I have never sailed the Greek islands
before, but have heard that they are the most interesting islands to sail and visit and are really what Greece
is known for.
My original plan was to head
East / Southeast from Lavrion and spend the week visiting places like Kea, Kythos - going as far as Mikonos, before heading back.
On the other hand, I keep hearing how windy and rough it can be. And that the weather
in early September can be quite unpredictable in the Cyclades
I'm wondering if this is a little too ambitious an agenda with our inexperienced group, and if it wouldn't be wiser to head
East to places like Hydra and Poros instead. The problem with Hydra and Poros, etc seems to be that they get overcrowded with lots of charter
Any ideas and suggestions would be most welcome!
Thanks in advance.