Part of the Aegean archipelago, the Cyclades offer all the best of a traditional Greek experience. Here you’ll find classic greek culture, rich history, and gorgeous scenery. Whitewashed buildings against the stunning deep blue sea, delectable Mediterranean food, Don’t miss out on the Greek island vacation of your dreams, it’s just as good as you imagined.
We confidently recommend our Cyclades Sailing Itinerary Paros, for those who want to experience light and stronger winds throughout the day.
We have carefully selected our Cyclades Sailing Itinerary Paros, to provide an experienced to advanced level of sailing. The Cyclades Sailing Itinerary Paros is ideal for families and couples who want to explore the beautiful Aegean sea and experience a wilder and more dramatic area of Greece, the Cyclades Islands.
Our Guide to the Cyclades Sailing Itinerary Paros Route
If you long to go island hopping, the Cyclades are a can’t-miss! The most famous islands in the Aegean, the Cyclades are laid out in a circle, making it easy to go from one to another. Made up of 220 individual islands, only 25 are populated. Our Cyclades Sailing Itinerary Paros will take you to all the best stops of this island group.
Greek Mythology maintains the Cyclades as Poseidon’s creation and territory, making it the ideal sailing spot. The islands have been inhabited since prehistoric times and overtime developed as a trade and business hub. This gave way to a unique and multi-faceted culture on the islands. The islands were later subject to numerous pirate raids and would become part of the Turkish occupation for a bit. However, today the islands and part of the Greek state and have become a destination for travelers from all over the globe.
The Cyclades’ large collection of islands make the perfect sailing destination for everyone. The number of islands in the collection means that there are a large number of sailing options available depending on what and where people want to visit. Two of the main sailing routes start from Athens and Paros.
The Cyclades Sailing Itinerary Paros starts in Paros at Paroikia and continues to the islands of Sifnos, Folegandros, Santorini, Amorgos, and ends back in Paros.
From the blue and white architecture of Mykonos to the picturesque beaches and traditional villages in Paros, each destination is completely unique. This itinerary has something for everyone to admire and enjoy.
For the Paros route, we recommend flying into Athens, which can be easily accessed from all over Europe, as well as through many International Airports. As Greece’s capital city and the biggest airport (ATH- Eleftherios Venizelos) in the country, you will find a large number of flights daily, year-round. You can then get to Paros via ferry. From Athens, this is about a 4-hour ferry ride. Be sure to check the ferry schedules, so you can catch a ferry the same day your flight lands. If that doesn’t work with your flight itinerary, you will have to make overnight accommodations in Athens.
Mooring in most of the places in our Cyclades Sailing Itinerary Paros is “stern to” with mooring lines or anchor at the bow. You can also enjoy “free-swinging” in idyllic, secluded bays, with or without long-lines ashore. If you want to visit a couple of private marinas, you should expect a relatively high fee per night.
Overnight Anchorage: The port of Paroikia has a large number of mooring lines available, but if these are occupied there are a large number of small inlets and shelter can be found and anchors can be dropped.
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Paros, Paroikia → Kamares, Sifnos (30NM)
Kamares, Sifnos is a family-friendly beach town with a large beachfront area. On the journey, you will pass by the surrounding islands of Paros which are the ideal places to anchor for lunch or a swim. The island of Sifnos is home to cobblestone streets and striking cliff tops. The island only has one port – Kamares.
Overnight Anchorage: Kamares is the only port on the island and provides great shelter from the strong winds.
Kamares, Sifnos → Folegandros
Day 3 sees the Cyclades Sailing Itinerary Paros route stop at the picturesque adventurous island of Folegandros, a great place for adventure lovers with mountainous hiking along with beautiful beaches. This predominately untouched island is filled with authentic Greek character.
Overnight Anchoring: Karavostasi is the only harbor on the island and it is advised to moor stern-to inside the quay to avoid the wind.
Folegandros → Santorini (30NM)
Santorini is one of the most famous and iconic islands in Greece with its perfect whitewashed buildings with dark blue roofs. Santorini is a mountainous island complete with an active volcano, white sandy beaches, and a thriving nightlife; this island has something for everyone to enjoy. Santorini is sailing heaven with lots of inlets to explore and cliff faces to marvel at.
Overnight Anchoring: Skala is a port located deep in the caldera. It is a great place to moor overnight to avoid the powerful winds, it is advised to moor with a long line to a mooring buoy from the bow and tie the stern to the quay or bay platforms.
Santorini → Amorgos (30NM)
Amorgos is an island full of serenity and antiquity along with intense spiritual vibes. Many consider this island the most beautiful in the Aegean Sea.
Overnight Anchoring: The bay of Aegiali is a great place to drop anchor for the night, the northwest of the bay has a mud seabed.
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Amorgos → Paros Naoussa Bay (54NM)
Paros – Naoussa Bay
Overnight Anchorage: Naoussa has a marina with plenty of anchorages available.
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Paros Naoussa Bay → Paros Paroikia (12NM)
Paros – Paroikia
On day 7 our Cyclades sailing itinerary Paros route departs from Paros Naoussa Bay back to our starting point of Paros Paroikia. On the way, you can stop and swim in a small inlet or have lunch anchored in a bay with spectacular views out to sea.
Overnight Anchorage: The port of Paroikia has a large number of mooring lines available, but if these are occupied there are a large number of small inlets where shelter can be found.
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