I sailed the Cyclades,. Here's what I did:
I sail one day then stay for a day...so we move every other day. There's much to see, and since you can't see it all, enjoy what you can. I also avoided some of the more touristy areas so that we could just blend in with the community.
Piraeus to cape Sounioun.
Went to the temple of Posieden.
Cape Sounioun to Port kythnos on Kithnos. the port town there is absolutely lovely and I recommend the Byzantium for food
From Kithnos to serifos.
Sierifos to sifnos.
Sifnos to Paros.
Once in Paris, to be honest, I got caught in the mail Timmy and we ended up Leaving the boat
in Paris for 3 days. From here we took fast ferries to antiparos as well as naxos each day. Thoroughly enjoyed Paris and on the east coast
of Paris is a place called Punda Beach club. your kids will love it. It's right on the beach, there's a pool there's a bar for the adults it's an absolute friggin party!
from paros because it was still meltemi, we ended up leaving at 5:30 in the morning and we sailed to Mykonos. The marina for Mykonos is about a mile away from town Mykonos. There are mooring
lines set in the water
so you don't have to med more you can just pick up The mooring line. The wind rifles down the mountain though, and makes getting into dock
quite difficult. That was our least favorite stop over. we then left from Mykonos, again at 5:30 in the morning to avoid 60 knot
winds, to make our way back to Athens and we went to Syros. Syros was absolutely lovely. I easily could emigrate to see a rose. Take the walk up the thousand steps to Ano Syros.
From Syros, to the east side of kythnos in a town called Loutra. In this town there's a volcanic spring that makes a natural hot tub in the corner of the harbor. At sunset everyone joins in that corner and it is very cool! King Louie even bathe in this hot tub back in the day.
From Loutra, we sailed back to cape sounion. From cape sounion back to piraeus.
You will find that each island is completely different from the last or the next. it was an amazing and lovely trip. And although I'm not a fan of motor
scooters, renting motor
scooters was a great way to get around. With my kids in tow, I would probably Rent-A-Car which is available on almost every island.
The biggest problem in Greece
is obtaining fresh water. Anchoring
on the mole it's free and electricity cost a dollar or two per day. Water was the only thing that took a little work
to secure. I'm at multiple people who didn't trash in the water appropriately and they had run out. I have two daughters and his son in addition to my wife. I had to be very clear about boat
showers and dishwashing. We had a lovely trip but at every opportunity I filled up the fresh water tanks
We anchored out approximately 50% of the time and tied up to the mole when we could just for ease of getting on and off the boat.
One thing... Fairy wash is true and real! These huge ferries keep the props moving when they discharge cars and passengers. They keep their engines fired up at about 50% Max to keep the boat off the mole while remaining tied up. This results in a tremendous wave propagation down this giant cement wall and the ferries run late into the night. If you're connected to the mole when the ferry
comes you will be tossed about. This is why I got into the habit of anchoring
out at night even though we were tied up during the day.
It's awesome there!!!