Lavrion Sailing Itinerary
Enjoy the Greek Paradise of the Cyclades
Lavrion Sailing Itinerary
Archaeological ruins, rugged landscapes, and the Aegean Sea make the Cyclades the ideal sailing destination, with plenty of islands and sights to explore.
We confidently recommend our Lavrion sailing itinerary to those who want to experience light and stronger daily winds.
We have carefully selected our Lavrion sailing itinerary to provide an experienced to advanced level of sailing. Our sailing itinerary is ideal for families and couples who want to explore the beautiful Aegean Sea and experience a wilder and more scenic area of Greece, the Cyclades Islands.
Our Lavrion Sailing Itinerary
Lavrion is located on the tip of the Attica peninsula, with the oldest amphitheatre in ancient Greece. Once famous for mining, this region is now a thriving tourist hub with plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from.
The Cyclades is a collection of over 220 islands southeast of mainland Greece. The circular series of islands is located in the heart of the Aegean Sea.
Many islands are famous for their blue and white architecture, food scenes, sophistication and sun-drenched rocks, and one-of-a-kind archaeological sites. This itinerary has something for everyone to admire and enjoy.
The closest airport to Lavrion is Athens which can be easily accessed from all over Europe and through many international airports. Athens (ATH- Eleftherios Venizelos) is the country’s largest airport. Lavrion can be accessed from Athens airport via taxi, and the journey is only 20-30 minutes long.
Mooring in most of the locations on our Lavrion sailing itinerary is “stern to” with mooring lines or anchors at the bow. You can also enjoy “free-swinging” in idyllic, secluded bays, with or without long lines ashore. You should expect a relatively high fee per night if you want to visit a couple of private marinas.
The weather in the Cyclades is warm in summer with varying winds, which can become strong when the Meltemi hits. This makes it the perfect sailing destination for intermediate or advanced sailors.
Lavrion Sailing Itinerary
Discover the History, Picturesque Beaches and Gorgeous Blue Waters of the Cyclades
Our Lavrion sailing itinerary begins from Lavrion. Lavrion town is filled with plenty of restaurants, cafes to dine at and supermarkets to stop up with amenities at.
The harbour has been transformed and had a marina extension, making it a thriving place for nautical tourism.
Lavrion → Kythnos, Merichas (25NM)
Day two of our Lavrion sailing itinerary takes us from Lavrion to the island of Kythnos and the port town of Merichas.
On your way to the port of Merichas, you can stop and explore one of Greece’s most significant caves – Katafiki Cave in Dryopida. You can also stop around the island to swim in the picturesque bays.
The port town has less than 200 residents, making it a quiet place to stop and relax. The island has an abundance of beaches, many of which are only accessible by boat, making them great secluded spots to relax with your family and crew.
Kythnos, Merichas → Serifos, Livadi (16NM)
From Merichas you can head southeast and across the Aegean Sea to the island of Serifos.
With 70km of coastline, this island is relatively untouched from the tourist maps, with whitewashed villages for which the Cyclades have come to be known.
The village of Livadi is an ideal overnight destination with a selection of restaurants and bars. It’s also become well known for its nightlife!
Some great beaches to visit are Gamea, Ambeli, Cutalas, Megalo Livadi, Ramos or Sicamia.
Serifos, Livadi → Sifnos, Kamares (11NM)
Livadi has an excellent brunch scene with cafes opening early to offer breakfast while enjoying the sunrise.
Day four of our itinerary heads to the island of Sifnos and the port of Kamares.
The island barely knows the concept of tourism and the capital of the island is called Apollonia and is located inland. Unlike other islands, Sifnos is mountainous but also keeps the whitewashed charm and cobbled streets feel.
Some great beaches to visit and drop anchor off are Jrisopiyi, Camaris and Jeróniso.
At night the port of Kamares is the liveliest place on the island, where you can find a choice of restaurants and nightclubs.
Sifnos, Kamares → Syros, Finikas (26NM)
Day five brings a chance of direction to the north and the island of Syros.
Syros is the capital of the Cyclades and the island with the most inhabitants while still keeping its culture and radiance.
On the island’s southeast, there is a natural harbour called Finikas. This natural harbour is a great place to shelter from the northern winds and has an incredible beach.
A great place to spend the night is in Finikas. This quiet village is filled with taverns, bars and coffee shops and is a great place to anchor as it offers good protection from the Meltemi.
Syros, Finikas → Kea (31NM)
On day six of our itinerary, we head from Finikas to the island of Kea.
Kea is a popular destination for Greek tourists to visit during summer as it’s the closest island to the mainland. But it is quieter than the main tourist islands of Mykonos and Santorini.
Kea is well known for its honey, wine and almonds.
This island is a great place to anchor off and you can easily spend the night in a secluded cove or head ashore and explore the neoclassical island style.
Kea → Lavrion (12NM)
Our Northern Cyclades sailing itinerary ends back in Lavrion with plenty of time to check out of your yacht and enjoy an evening in the town.
The marina is close to many bars, restaurants, and supermarkets to stock up on necessities or souvenirs before you head back home.
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