Embarking in the late afternoon in Paroikia Paros, welcome drink and accommodation yours cabins; then we go to buy food. In the evening, we go out to dinner in a typical Greek restaurant.
Coming out of the Gulf of Paroikia we will pass the narrow (and very shallow water) between Paros and AntiParos. Then a long sailing upwind to reach Schinoussa.
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 in a typical Greek tavern, 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 close hauled sailing to reach AntiKeros, two uninhabited islands separated by a narrow channel which forms a wonderful anchorage, perfect stop for swimming and to have lunch. Then another short close reached sailing to reach a bay in the south cost of Schinoussa.
Today little sailing and lots of relaxation! Short upwind beat to reach Kato Koufonissi, a small island with a dozen houses and long white beaches. We will hanchor a few meters from the white sandy beach in a crystal clear water. Afternoon swimming and relaxing; in the late afternoon transfer to Koufounissi, which is an half hour navigation. Mundane evening at Kofounissi.
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 a close reach sailing, and then it will be 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