Vacation on an Aegean island with a sailing boat

Endless clock on the beach, overlooking the blue horizon, night sky and stars. Early in the morning a cup of coffee, pajamas like a swimsuit and then immerse yourself in a "big blue". Only you and your friend, in remote coves, yet in the most popular islands. Sailing holiday is a way of life that everyone can follow.

We start with a sailboat from the island of Paros. The advantage of Paros is the fact that Paros is located exactly in the center of Cyclades with its many islands in the area, making your holiday in Greece an ideal choice.

This gives you the opportunity to sail every day, no matter where the wind blows, so your islands jump dream.

There are so many options and so many anchorages to stay even under very harsh conditions that sailing is safe and enjoyable even for reliably inexperienced crews.

Day 1: Navigate past Paros for the first destination, Naxos. Depending on the weather conditions, it will take 3-4 hours. Naxos is one of the largest islands of the Cyclades with great interest and many monuments. Don't miss the sunset at the ancient Apollo Temple, just meters from the harbor. Grilled octopus with "oak" is here "must".

Day 2: Today we sail south along the west coast of Naxos, which ends in the southernmost island of the island in the Bay of Kalando. In the middle of the road we stop at a nice mooring, Roga, for swimming and lunch. Kalando is a special place. It is not a village but offers a perfect refuge for a yacht. It is an isolated area with a long sandy beach and many kilometers of seaside trails, ideal for hiking in pure nature. For dinner, a local shepherd kiosk offers BBQ with local products only. Don't expect luxury items here. No doubt it will be your favorite place at the end.

Day 3: Leave Kalando Heading for Koufonisi. A short stop in a wonderful place called Rina, where you can swim in the sea cave. Amazing colors everywhere.Koufonisi by far the most beautiful of the small Cyclades islands with many sandy beaches all around. Rent a bicycle and visit all. The "Captain Nicolas" dinner is from any bargaining, as is the frozen mojito at the wind bar right above the harbor. Day 4: If the wind is strong, stay in the area visiting the nearby island of Kato Koufonisi and swim in the crystal clear water, snorkel or hike. This area is very protected from the big waves, because the vast Naxos island in the north blocks the wind to make our life aboard more comfortable. In the afternoon, return to the same port in Pano Koufonisi.

In case the weather allows to sail to Amorgos, the island of "Big Blue". You can rent a car or bike to explore the wild beauty of this heaven. Visit the famous monastery with breathtaking view from its balcony and try "rakomelo", a local alcoholic beverage. "Xilokeratidi" dinner will be an unforgettable romantic seaside event. Day 5: Iraklia is another island of the "Minor Cyclades" which is worth visiting especially for those who want to experience tiny, calm, cute and isolated places, representing the Greek spirit. So after a short stopover at Antikeros on our journey from Amorgos to Iraklia, we will end up in the picturesque harbor of the island.

Here you can take a swim on a nearby beach, dive from a yacht and stroll through the pure nature. Dinner in Iraklia means fresh fish and local taverns more hospitable than anywhere else are ready to meet your expectations.

Day 6: Antiparos, the last island of your voyage. After a 4-5-hour sailing trip and of course an important lunch and swim stop, we will end up in Antiparos in the afternoon. Wandering through the small streets of a beautiful village, dine in one of the hundred restaurants and continue drinking in one of the local bars. Nightlife, especially in high season, is a must for everyone.

Day 7: Visit Antiparos Cave before heading to destination. Buses are available just 100 meters from the yacht. When returning aboard, leave for a nice mooring on a small island north of Antiparos with crystal clear water. The afternoon has come, just like the farewell time.

Source by Anastasia Kanli