Cyclades: perfect place for sailing

Best sailing areas in Cyclades. Sailing routes, weather and wind details, facts about region and important details to sail in Cyclades.

Sailing trip in Cyclades

The Cyclades Islands are situated in the southern part of the Aegean Sea. More than 2,000 islands and rocks are gathered around the central one — Delos, the birthplace of Apollo. Would you like to visit these places on a yacht? We will help you to plan a journey and rent a great boat at an affordable price.

Yacht recreation features at the Cyclades

The archipelago is called the white islands because the local houses are of exceptionally white color. They contrast with the blue sky, emerald water and make coast clearly visible to sailors. There are 33 inhabited islands, the yachtsmen lay the routes between them. Most trips start and end in the capital or in Lavrio.

Here are some popular directions:

  • Athens — Kea — Serifos — Milos (the famous statue of Venus was found here) — Hydra — Poros — Athens. This is a 7-day route.
  • Lavrio — Kythnos — Sifnos — Milos — Santorini (one of the most beautiful places in Greece, white walls and blue roofs of Santorini houses are well-known all over the world) — Ios — Paros — Mykonos — Syros — Kea — Lavrio. This is a 14-day route, a couple of days could be spent in the favourite places.
  • Athens — Kea — Kythnos — Poros — Palaia Epidavros — Aegina — Athens. This is a 7-day route.

You could also hire a private boat and begin a trip from Paros or Mykonos but most sailors prefer to start from the capital because it is easy to get there. In addition, in the capital there is perhaps the largest rental fleet of sailing and motor ships in Greece. Even when popular regattas are approaching, the cost of local charter remains almost unchanged.

What do you need to know about renting a yacht on the Cyclades?

Those who want to steer themselves must submit a standard Greek package of documents. The Cyclades are an archipelago for experienced captains. In the peak season, July and August, the wind called Meltemi is blowing increasingly. Its power can reach 9 points on the Beaufort scale. Meltemi initiates the short, steep waves up to 3 m high. They make staying onboard uncomfortable, so the skipper’s task is to avoid getting into difficult weather conditions and take care of the safety during night stands.

If you decide to arrange a yacht trip but want to clarify the details of booking, leave a request on the website. Our consultant will contact you at your convenience, answer all the questions about the rent system and help you to plan the trip. We do not just offer yacht charter, we unite like-minded people. Sailica is a community of yachtsmen who do not image life without sailing and those who are just going on their first cruise.

Sailing season
May - October
Travel season
April - October
Marinas in this location
7
Boats in this location
119

Available yachts in the region

1104 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
36 ft
Length
1996
Built in
1247 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
37 ft
Length
2009
Built in
1250 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
38 ft
Length
2003
Built in
1253 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2001
Built in
1264 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
38 ft
Length
2007
Built in
1301 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
40 ft
Length
2008
Built in
Naxos
1 yacht
Paros
63 yachts
Milos
2 yachts
Santorini
2 yachts
Mykonos
79 yachts