Lavrion is situated at the bottom of the Attica Peninsula, 20 minutes south east of Athens airport. Lavrion offers a convenient location to explore the northern Cyclades Islands including Mykonos, Paros, Naxos and Kythnos. Lavrion itself is home to the oldest and biggest amphitheatre in the country. You will also find the remnants of old silver mines which date back to prehistoric times.
Day 2 - Loutra (Kythnos Island)
The town of Loutra is famous for its hot springs which flow right into the sea. You can see where the water runs in a stream on the edge of town and empties into the sea at the town beach. For those who want a free cure you can go to the spot where the hot water pours into the sea and there is a tub built with rocks where the sea water mixes and makes the temperature bearable.
Day 3 - Finikas (Syros Island)
Finikas is a large and lively village in the southwest of the Syros Island. The harbour has plenty of space for visting yachtsmen and the town offers a wide selection of tavernas. You'll also find a fantastic beach close to the harbour where many of the locals head to during the peak season.
Day 4 - Mykonos (Mykonos Island)
Along with Athens and Corfu, Mykonos is probably one of the most well known places in Greece. Famed for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, exciting nightlife and picturesque architecture it is a must visit place for anyone sailing in this area. The island is located in the heart of the Cyclades and promises vistors plenty of things to do. We'd recommend hunting out Little Venice or perhaps one of the renowned beaches.
Day 5 - Naousa (Paros Island)
Nauosa is considered to be one of the prettiest villages in the Cyclades. The village has kept it authenticity even though tourism has grown rapdily here. It's whitewashed and flowered little houses coupled with tiny churches and chapels and labyrinth like streets combine to give an enchanting atmosphere to the village. The port is at the heart of the village and is full of local fishing boats and the remains of an old Venetian castle.
Day 6 - Naxos Town (Naxos Island)
The largest of the Cyclades, Naxos packs a lot of bang for its buck. Its main city of Hora is a web of steep cobbled alleys, filled with the hubbub of tourism and shopping. Yet you needn't travel far to find isolated beaches, atmospheric villages and ancient sites. It is a big beautiful island, rich in agriculture, tradition, some of the finest beaches in the Cyclades.
Day 7 - Katapola (Amorgos Island)
Katapola is the main port of Amorgos as is situated on the northern coast of the island. On arrival in the port you're welcomed by white windmills, traditional blue and white houses and its amazing Venetian castle. Some ancient ruins of the Cretan city of Minoan lie above the port. Within the town you'll find a plentiful supply of tavernas and shops.
Day 8 - Agios Georgios (Irakleia Island)
Agios Georgios is the main port of Irakleia and the largest village on the island with around 110 permentant inhabitants. The village owes its name to the chapel of Saint George which has been built within the village. The village itself has a small range of shops and Tavernas. You'll find a nice sandy beach within walking distance of the port as well as the ruins of a medevial castle.
Day 9 - Karavostasis (Folegandros)
Karavostasi is situated on the south eastern coast of Folegandros. The island itself is home to three villages and around 800 inhabitants. Karavostasis is the port village of the island and so has a range of tavernas and shops which should cover most needs. Many of the best beaches on the island are only accesible by foot or boat meaning it shouldn't prove difficult to find your own beach for the day.
Day 10 - Kamares (Sifnos Island)
Kamares is the port of Sifnos and lies on the western side of the island. Sifnos is one the the best known ceramic production centres in Greece meaning you'll find plenty of workshops dotted around the town. The main settlement lies on the right of the bay and has plenty of tavernas, shops and bakeries where you can stock up. The beach has a watersports centre on it if you fancy trying your hand at something smaller than your yacht.
Day 11 - Livadi (Serifos Island)
Although Livadi is the harbour town of Serifos it has managed to retain its tradtional charm. Combine the charm with the benefits of having a wide range of restaurants, tavernas, bars and some clubs means there is something for everyone. Given the location of the town the sunrises are absolutely beautiful. A number of cafes will open early meaning you can sit and watch the sun come up whilst having the first coffee of the day.
Day 12 - Merichas (Kythnos Island)
Merichas is situated on the west coast of Kythnos island and is a small seaside village. Thankfully it has kept its traditional appearance throughout the years. The village itself only has a few permanent residents, but the village gets much more lively during peak season. You'll find plenty of tavernas offering fresh fish with tables right next to the water.
Day 13 - Voukari (Kea Island)
Vourkari is located in the north of Kea island. The village is well protected from the prevailing winds and is home plenty of small fishing boats. The tourist industry has bought more traffic to the island looking for a peaceful little stopover. Kea is home to some fantastic restaurants serving fresh fish, lobster and other traditional dishes. If you're looking for a really quiet anchorage we'd recommend the bay around 100m from the port.
Day 14 - Athens (Lavrion)
Lavrion is only a 50 minute drive from Athens. If you haven't already visited the city we'd strongly recommend you go. There are some world class sites including the parthenon which you can visit on your final day.