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Old 30-11-2015, 08:46   #1
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Advices for Cyclades

Dear friends;

we will be sailing in Cyclades area, around end-May 2016.. Islands we consider are Naxos,Paros,Amorgos..

any special advices for coves, tavernas, must-see places will be more than welcomed!

Thank you all..
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Re: Advices for Cyclades

Thank you for your reply. I am doing that and planning the passages.

My advice request was for a more up-to-date recommendations.

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Dear friends;

we will be sailing in Cyclades area, around end-May 2016.. Islands we consider are Naxos,Paros,Amorgos..

any special advices for coves, tavernas, must-see places will be more than welcomed!

Thank you all..
Hi Berke
We are smack in the middle of the Cyclades at the moment .

Whole books could be written about what to see on each of the islands you have mentioned. Perhaps if you can let members know where your interests lie responses can be tailored. Eg No point rattling on about historic spots if your eyes glaze over when it comes to ancient history.

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Re: Advices for Cyclades

All the islands are good, just keep your eye on the weather and choose accordingly

The Saronic and Argolic gulfs with a trip up to Navepelon are well worth while.

The only island I would not recommend is Mykanos. Expensive and a poor, busy and at times dangerous harbour. I am sure many will disagree but that is mine and quite a few others opinion.

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Re: Advices for Cyclades

First question is how long are you going to be sailing for? One week, two etc...???

If you are on charter be mindful that you have to get the boat back to its base at the end of the trip and you do not want to be bashing back if the weather turns. End of May is a lovely time of year to be in the Cyclades though, the Spring storms should passed and the Meltemi is not yet in full swing.

If it were me and I had a say 10 days from Paros returning Paros I plan a circular route taking me into the prevailing N'lies NW'lies in the first part of the trip and then returning with them at the end.

So maybe Paros, Anti Paros, Despotiko, Sifnos, Serifos, Kinthos, Naxos Paros??

If you can get up to Kinthos then a visit to Sand Bar Bay is worth doing as there is a nice taverna between the bays and in the west bay there is a neat hot water spring on the beach that has been built up with rocks into sort of hot tub.

Siros is also nice and could break up the trip back to Naxos / Paros.

But the main thing for me is not to end up having to motor back north at the end of trip into a gale, saw a lot of boats having to do this and it did not look like a lot of fun. With the Cyclades it is important to have a very flexible itinerary that you can extend or shorten as the weather dictates.

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Also the islands below Naxos, that are I think called The Little Cyclades, are worth checking out. Koufonisia etc...

And if you are in Anti Paros then Lollo's does the best pizza outside of Naple.
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