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Athens to Santorini 7 day Sailing Itinerary


Day 1 - ATHENS - KEA

Kea is an exceptionally picturesque island. On the south side of Nikolaos Bay - which was a pirate stronghold in the 13th c. - lies the little port of Korissia, built on the side of ancient Korissia. There are remains of the ancient town walls and a Sanctuary of Apollo. The famous lion, carved from the native rock in the 6th c. BCE, can be seen just north-east of Kea town. Another highlight is the beautiful anchorage of Poleis.  Vourkari is a small bay with many traditional taverns, small shops and bars and is certainly worth a visit.

Day 2 - KEA - SYROS

Confident about its beauty and its finesse, with a harbor that is a landmark in Greek history, Syros is ready to seduce and lure you to its unique rhythm. The beauty of this island is mostly due to its superb capital, which has many Venetian and Neo – Classical buildings, and to its many small villages which are examples of Cycladic settlements.

Day 3 - SYROS - MYKONOS

The most popular island of Cyclades Group, famous from the international jet set visitors and the atmosphere of celebratin which is encompasses the island. A very active night-life in combination with beautiful beaches and excellent restaurants makes this place a must see in your list. Gorgeous beaches, great shopping, superb dining!

Day 4 - MYKONOS - PAROS

Considered as one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades. Three bays cut deep inland - in the west, the sheltered Paroikia Bay, with the island's capital that serves as the main sailing port. In the north the bay which shelters the little town of Naoussa, which in Roman times was the island's main port for the shipment of Lychnites marble; and in the east the flat Marmara bay.

Paros is also known in Greece for its ideal weather conditions for windsurfing.

Paros is on the way of becoming the next Mykonos, especially among Greeks, it has fantastic night life and plenty of choices for dining.

Day 5 - PAROS - NAXOS 

Naxos is one of the biggest islands of Cyclades. The old town market, the Venetian castle, the church of Panagia Mirtidiotissa are only but a few of the many things that Naxos has to offer to the visitors. 

It is an island with impressive mountainous landscapes with many isolated traditional villages and some of Europe’s most beautiful golden sandy beaches. Everybody who visits Naxos comes back, it is a unique place with more than 98 km of breathtaking sandy beaches.

Day 6 - NAXOS - IOS 

A small island in the heart of the Cyclades - Ios is said to be the island of youth, where young people from all over the world meet and enjoy their summers. Famous for its vivid nightlife with an uncountable number of bars, cafés, clubs and restaurants and for its beaches with crystal clear waters. The little port of Ios, with the domed Church of Ayia Irini (17th c.) lies in a sheltered bay on the west coast of the island. One kilometre up the fertile Kato Kampos Valley, conspicuously and picturesquely situated on the hillside, is the chief place on the island, Ios.

Day 7 - IOS - SANTORINI

Many reasons have made this island famous worldwide. Its great wines, the international and local cuisine but most of all, the villages which are situated on cliffs and offer breathtaking views over the submerged volcano. The island also has impressive beaches with the sand of tour choice: black, red or white! Thira together with the smaller islands of Thirasia and Aspro are part of a volcanic crater, which was engulfed by the sea. In the centre you find the Kammeni islands, the cones of later volcanoes, which came into being in historical times. Hot springs and emissions of gas bear witness to continuing volcanic activity.

 

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