Embarking in the late afternoon in Santorini, in front of Akrotiri beach, welcome drink and accommodation in yours cabins.
We will cross the whole caldera of Santorini, from south to north, then we will face a short but intense sailing upwind to reach Ios.
Ios is an island with two faces: festive and fashionable the north part with Chora, mountainous and wild in the south. We drop anchor in a bay in the south of the island. Lunch and relaxing afternoon in the bay.
Today we face a short but intense sailing north in a channel usually quite windy. We're headed to Schinoussa, one of the pearls of the Small Cyclades.
Schinoussa is a small island, where agricultural activities are still predominant and where tourism is still underdeveloped. The streets are not paved and Chora consists of a few dozen houses along the main road. We anchor in the bay of Livadi and after lunch we will spend a relaxing afternoon. In the late afternoon a splendid walk up to Chora, then dinner at Maria restaurant, a little place with outdoor tables, and it makes a very special Greek traditional cuisine.
We leave Schinoussa to reach Amorgos; we expect a sailing that can be quite intense and fun. Amorgos is a barren island, wild surrounded by a blue sea that contrasts with the surrounding landscape. We anchor in the big bay of Katakopula. Lunch in the bay and then in the afternoon is a must a visit to Hozoviotissa monastery that is nestled in the rock 300 meters above the sea; is located on the south coast of the island. To get there you can rent a scooter; then you will need to climb the nearly 1000 steps, but the effort will be rewarded by breathtaking scenery and welcoming attitude of the monks who usually offer a glass of rakomelo and fruit sweets and sugar. Do not miss a visit to Chora.
10 miles of intense hauled large to reach AntiKeros, two uninhabited islands separated by a narrow channel which forms a wonderful anchor for a perfect stop for swimming and lunch. Then another short sail upwind to reach Kofounissi.
Mundane evening in Koufonissi.
We expect a beautiful and intense sailing in one of the Aegean windy areas, the channel between Naxos and Paros; the first part of the navigation will be with the wind on a reach and then you will go to a going upwind.
We'll get to Anti-Paros in the early afternoon and we will anchor in the big bay of Despotiko.
In the morning we will visit the archaeological site that is located on the island of Despotiko. Are the remains of an ancient temple of Apollo, situated on a plateau with a breathtaking view of the Aegean sea.
Then a short, but often very intense navigation will lead us to Pandieronisia, a small island located in the channel between Paros and Anti-Paros, relaxing afternoon and in the afternoon we will reach Paroikia on Paros.
Dinner on a fish taverna.
Breakfast and disembarking