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Our departure point for your Greek islands sailing adventure

Welcome to Greece !

Where do we embark?

If the image that comes to your mind when thinking about the Greek island it's sandy beaches, crystal clear bays, white washed villages dotted with blue-domed churches and pretty windmill and cobbled streets - then you are thinking the Cyclades islands. The Cyclades is an archipelago of 24 inhabited island (among which Paros, Serifos, Santorini, Mykonos, Milos, Sifnos, etc) and over 150 uninhabited islets.

The white Cycladic houses are a trademark of Greece. That combined with delicious food, endless sunshine, hundreds of sandy beaches (from organized to secluded one) it what will make you feel you have discovered paradise on Earth. You'll want to leave Athens behind and head for the idyllic islands.

ATHENS : For trips starting from Athens during a week on board there is time to visit the Saronic islands (Aegina, Agistri, etc and the Peloponnesus coast). And sometimes maybe a couple of the Western Cyclades (like Kea, Kythnos) if you are ok with 2 long travel legs of 6-7 hours/day. However islands that most people are eager to visit are too far away for a 7 day sailing trip starting in Athens but are only a few hours away from our base in Paros / Mykonos.

PAROS : Right in the heart of the Cyclades. As you will notice on the map below, by starting your sailing adventure at Paros you are a short sail away from a great variety of islands and have several options of routes that include anything from cosmopolitan places to out of the beaten path islands totally unspoiled by tourism where you will have a very authentic experience.

Our recommendation

Considering how easy it is to get from either Athens , Santorini or many other Greek islands to Paros (alternatively Mykonos), we recommend you plan directly for embarkation at Paros.

The perfect solution to fit in your sailing itinerary some of the best Greek islands that are unfortunately too far away for a regular cruise Athens-islands-Athens unless you have at least 12-14 days on board.

But both Paros and Mykonos are located in the middle of the Cyclades / Aegean archipelago, as you can see in the map below. Thus most of the islands listed at best Greek islands and beachesare only a few hours away from our embarkation point. Number 1) Syros, 2) Sifnos, 5) Serifos, 8) Santorini, 12) Folegandros, 13) Mykonos, 14) Tinos and 18) Naxos and several others can be reached. According to the weather conditions and your desires/interest, a mix of several of the islands mentioned above can be added to a 7 day itinerary.

And actually ALL of them can be visited if you have a few extra days on board.

the cyclades islands Greece

"Sounds great- but how do we get to Paros?" you might be wondering

a) Most of our guests arrive at Athens International airport.

From there you can easily continue to Paros:

  1. By taking a 40 minutes flight Athens - Paros. Olympic Airlines and Sky Express have multiple connections daily.
  2. By ferry (a 3-4 hour ferry ride) either from Rafina port (only 15 kilometers/9 miles away from the airport - 20 minutes taxi ride or 30 minutes bus ride) or Piraeus port (only 10 kilometers/6 miles from the center of Athens - 15 minutes taxi ride).

b) If you are in Santorini, Crete, Rhodes or other island in the Cyclades, there are daily ferry connection with companies Blue Star Ferrries, Sea Jets, Golden Star Ferries and a few others.

NOTE : Although it's so easy to connect through Athens it does not even need a second thought, you might want to know that Mykonos has an international airport which can be reached from across Europe. So you might even be able to find a direct flight from your country straight to Mykonos and then take a quick 45 minutes ferry ride to Paros to meet the boat.

Recommendation : If your program allows, you might consider arriving a couple of days before embarkation date so you can fully enjoy this little piece of paradise before setting sails in the first day of your sailing adventure.

If you need any help with logistics or organizing your travelling please don't hesitate to contact us. It will be our pleasure to help you options and idea on how to arrange your travel plans in order to get the most of your time in Greece.

You can get a rough idea of the connection options available

From Athens to Paros

From Athens to Mykonos

paros map
mykonons map

Note : the embarkation point is to be set before booking.

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