This is an example of a sailing route as suggested by BeBlue’s most expert skippers of this area. The itinerary can be modified based on crew’s specific request before sailing or during the cruise.
Day 1: Check-in
Check-in at 4 pm at Marina of departure.
Once done with the check-in procedures and the shopping for the trip (food and beverage), you can enjoy an aperitivo and a fish dinner in one of the restaurants of the city or, alternatively, eat on the boat at sunset.
Leaving the Marina we will headingthe strait between Paros and Anti Paros, characterized by a shallow sea bottom. Long upwind navigation and bowline to reach Schinoussa: a little island, where agriculture is predominant and tourism isn't so much developed. Streets are unpaved and Chora consists in a dozen house group along the main road. We drop the anchor in Livadi bay and after lunch there will be an afternoon full of relax. Late afternoon a wonderful walk till Chora and dinner by Maria, a Greek lady owner of a little restaurant with tables outside; you have the opportunity to taste a very typical traditional Greek cuisine.
After breakfast passage from Schinoussa towards Amorgos; maybe the navigation here will be funny and strong. Amorgos is an arid and wild island, surronded by a blue sea in contrast with the landscape around. We drop the anchor in the big bay of Katakopula. Lunch on the bay and afternoon spent visiting the monastery of Hozoviotissa, setted in a rock 300 meters above the sea, on the island's coast. To reach it, it's better to rent a scooter and then walk the 1000 steps. The effort will be repaid by the breathtaking view and also by the monks who often offer you a glass of rakomelo and some fruit and sugar sweets.
Day 4 will be 10 miles bowline sailing towards AntiKeros, two empty islets divided by a narrow channel that creates a wonderful mooring for swim and lunch. Afternoon sailing in bowline to reach Schinoussa, spending the night in this bay on the southest part of the island.
Today less sailing and a lot of relax! Short bowline to reach Kato Koufonissi, a little island with a dozen inhabitants and long white beaches. Drop the anchor near the beach in the crystal-clear water, spending the afternoon swimming and relaxing. Late afternoon will be the last 30 minutes sailing of the day towards, Koufounissi, funny evening here.
Day 6 will be a beautiful and intense navigation along the Aegean, in one of the most windy areas, in particular the channel between Naxos and Paros. The first part of the navigation will be a close reach sailing, and then it will be upwind. Early afternoon dropping the anchor in Anti-Paros, in the Despotiko bay. Dinner on board under a starry night.
Today is devoted to the exploration of the archeological site of Despotiko, where you have the opportunity to walk through the ruins of the ancient Apollo's temple and enjoying the view on the Aegean. Short sailing to reach the little island in the channel between Paros and Antiparos. Lunch in the bay and relaxing afternoon, set sail towards the Marina: arrival at 6 pm and dinner in one of the best taverns of the island.
Day 8: Check-out
Check-out in the morning at 9 am after breakfast.
The itinerary might be subject to variations due to weather conditions, safety and technical evaluations of the Skipper of the boat. This programming is intended as indicative and non-binding.