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  • Kythnos (Cyclades) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    Dodecanesse Ionian Sporades Weather Weather Forecast Weather Patterns Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Kythnos conspicious dry stone walls built with local style Kythnos or Thermia is usually the first island yachtsmen with destination West Cyclades islands arrive to With numerous beaches and bays Cycladic scenery local stone walls called xerolithia and the unique hospitality of the locals Kythnos is always waiting to welcome you Kythnos probably took its name from the leader of Dryops and first inhabitant of the island Kythno although his existence is doubtful Another possibility is that its name comes from the stem kyth which derives from the verb kephtho hide and refers to the place where one can hide probably a place with woods valleys caves or mines Hora capital of the island is built in the 17th century amphitheatrically in a hillside and is a magnificent settlement with Cycladic architectural characteristics Merihas harbour of the island and port serving Dryopida gives the visitors the possibility of every kind of amusement In the road leading from Hora to Meriha near the bay of Episkopi there are the ruins of the ancient city of Kythnos dwelling of which has begun since the 10th century B C The summer by the sea resort Loutra has very good touristical infrastructure having sufficient tourism Loutra was named after the curative springs famous since Antiquity that well up sulphated mineral waters There are two warm springs one of which is of St Anargyri and it is located in the hydro sanatorium while the other one the spring of Kakavos is in a distance of approximately 50 metres Today the people of Kythnos are in tourism business without having abandoned other occupations such as agriculture and fishing They offer to the visitor the perfect combination of the Cycladic scenery the crystal clear

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  • Milos (Cyclades) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    Tzia Andros Serifos Tinos Amorgos Cyclades Greece Sailing in Greece Sailing Areas Argo Saronic gulf Cyclades Dodecanesse Ionian Sporades Weather Weather Forecast Weather Patterns Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Milos mineral volcanic ground mingled with sandy beaches Milos was the destination of the first known travel in the world in the open sea Bold navigators 8000 years BC covered a distance of almost 100 NM and they reached Milos where they discovered and took with them a hard volcanic rock called opsidianos The rich in minerals volcanic ground and the occupation with the excavation the treatment and also the sale of these minerals constituted the first source of wealth for the island and the residents until today Many small and big sandy beaches with many colours marine caves and geomorphological forms of volcanic inspiration are responsible for the explosion of tourism in Milos The history the legends and the tradition are met with the extraordinary beauty of the island and they compose an ideal destination of relaxation and pleasure able to satisfy even the most difficult taste Leave your dreams free to emerge in the embrace of Venus and become one with the sun and the blue waters of the

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  • Mykonos (Cyclades) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    Argo Saronic gulf Cyclades Dodecanesse Ionian Sporades Weather Weather Forecast Weather Patterns Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Mykonos the party island Mykonos Island is the most famous Greek island and one of the world s most popular holiday resorts Mykonos island is an example of unique cycladic architecture set around a picturesque fishing village bay Totally whitewashed buildings of Mykonos fit closely together to form a one of the kind maze of narrow alleys and streets The earthen colors of the bare hills which surround the Mykonos town s gleaming whiteness is set between the aura of an incredibly blue sky and even deeper blue sparkling sea Mykonos island has many windmills and hundreds of churches which add a flavor of culture to the scene enhanced even further by many museums and the historical ancient site of nearby Greek island of Delos Together with being friendly and open people the locals of Mykonos Island have a healthy understanding of what it means to have a good time Put this together with all the island s other qualities and it is no wonder Mykonos island has been often named THE JEWEL of the Aegean Sea Furthermore Mykonos offers fine dining beautiful

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  • Naxos (Cyclades) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    nutshell where you can experience all that s good about Greece from mythology and ancient civilization to wild flowers and island studded seascapes on one exceptional island Naxos is big enough to have the highest mountains in the Cyclades broad vales of olive groves secret valleys with fairytale pools and the best selection of deserted beaches in Greece small enough to be explored in a holiday although you ll want to return for more Island life is shaped by the rhythms of the seasons and agricultural traditions this is a working island which has not been destroyed by dependence on tourism and runaway development It has a great past but also a lively present making it a rewarding place to visit or live on at any time of the year The island of Naxos is the largest island in Cyclades and by far the most fertile among them It is located in the centrally in Cyclades and has only recently been touristically developped Its innumerous sandy beaches scattered around the entire territory of the island make it an ideal holiday island for nature lovers as well as families who seek a quiet and beautiful place for their vacation More than

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  • Paros (Cyclades) information guide - Sailing in Greece | Yacht Charters Greece
    Saronic gulf Cyclades Dodecanesse Ionian Sporades Weather Weather Forecast Weather Patterns Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Paros the jewel of the Aegean Paros is one of the largest islands of the Cyclades with approx 120 km coastline situated about halfway between Athens and Santorini Already in ancient history Paros was famous for its semi transparent marble which is still quarried today Parikia the capital is one of the main harbours of the Cyclades with frequent connections to almost all other islands Paros Island has a lot to offer its visitors Whether you prefer a quiet peaceful holiday enjoying the beautiful nature and traditional Greek atmosphere an active or educational one or you would just like to party you ll definitely find what you are looking for Paros has many beautiful sandy beaches for all tastes Some are hidden tiny little bays enclosed by extraordinarily sculptured rocks Kolimbithres others are long and wide The typical countryside with its gentle terraced hills and magnificent rock formations endless vineyards olive groves and fruit trees is overwhelming In the spring the island is completely green with flowers growing everywhere There is a large number of attractive villages in the traditional Cycladic style Their glowing white houses along labyrinth like streets decorated with arches pretty balconies Greek pottery bright flowers and fragrant herbs will make you wander around and get lost discovering one postcard theme after the other Paros also has an incredible amount of picturesque churches chapels and monasteries likewise windmills and you stumble across historical remains wherever you go some of them of great significance in Greek History There are plenty of tasteful little shops offering Greek souvenirs jewellery and other beautiful things but not too many of them As they are evenly spread out between grocery stores little super markets bakeries etc

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  • Santorini (Cyclades) information guide - Sailing in Greece | Yacht Charters Greece
    Weather Weather Forecast Weather Patterns Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Santorini pure volcanic beauty Great poets have sung its praises a 4 000 year old history And the eternal rock continues to stand strong and majestic rising proudly from the sea and guarding well the secrets of Atlantis The present day crescent shape of the island is a consequence of the activity of the volcano in prehistoric times feeding the myth of the lost Atlantis Santorini is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion dated back 3 600 years and which created the current geological caldera a giant central lagoon more or less rectangular and measuring about 12 by 7 km 7 5 by 4 3 mi surrounded by 300 m 980 ft high steep cliffs on three sides The mild activity of the volcano after this major eruption has built up two small islands within the caldera Palea and Nea Kameni visited by hundreds of people everyday during the tourist season The impressive caldera dominates the west part of the island while the marvellous dry climate and the almost continuous sunshine create year around conditions which are perfect for observation photographs and videos under an extraordinary variety of

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  • Serifos (Cyclades) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    first sight Stroll along the narrow streets feel the nature and taste the uniqueness of our island Enjoy yourselves on the amazing beaches and feel welcome by the locals Come and have fun relax and share unforgettable moments away from the every day life According to mythology the island of Serifos the iron island as they used to call it was inhabited by the powered giants called Cyclops The tremendous Cyclops lived in a cave near Psaropyrgos and the construction of huge walls all over the island whose remains are said to be the walls of Liomandra and White Tower is attributed to them Cyclops the children of Poseidon were the first to exploit the mineral wealth of the island and to create an early civilization which they later bequeathed to people There is also another legend for which Serifos is known Arkisios the king of Argos having received an oracle that said that his grandson would kill him decided to imprison his daughter Danae so as not to give birth to any child Unfortunately Zeus fell in love with Danae changed himself into rain seduced her and she gave birth to Perseus When Arkisios found out he locked Danae and her son in a box and threw them into the sea The box arrived in Serifos and mother and son were given shelter by the king s brother Diktis When the king Polydefkis met Danae he fell in love with her For fear that Perseus might prevent him from seducing her he sent him to kill Medusa the mortal sister of the immortal mermaids who was able to petrify whoever dared to look her in the eyes Perseus succeeded in killing Medusa with the help of the gods weapons and mainly with Athena s shield which he used as

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  • Sifnos (Cyclades) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    Sifnos charmness in simplicity If you are looking for that perfect Greek island with a balance of beautiful beaches nightlife white Cycladic villages low impact tourism and maybe the best food in the Cyclades then look no further than Sifnos where tourists from all over the world have been coming for many years Snowy white houses with traditional chimneys made of potter s clay and small churches with blue domes built on green hills which lead to sandy beaches This is Sifnos the gem of Cyclades The capital of Sifnos is Apollonia since 1836 which is also called Stavri and which is sprawling out amphitheatrically along three hills in the center of Sifnos At the west there is the port Kamares To the north of Apollonia there is Artemonas a jewel of Sifnos with mansions of neoclassical style with gardens and yards full of flowers while to the east Kastro the ancient capital will fascinate you with its architecture Other beautiful coastal summer resorts in Sifnos are Platis Gialos Faros Chrissopigi Vathi Kastro and Cheronissos Apollonia Full of picturesque paved alleys a unique skyline embellished by churches Apollonia will always be the starting point of your visit to Sifnos There are many beautiful coffee spots for dessert or breakfast with an astonishing view to the Aegean horizon Castle A walk in the castle of the island through paved streets with a magnificent view to the Aegean Sea leads to the old mansions A historic town full of memories and Byzantine artifacts strongly recommended Monastery Chrysopigi In a day or two trip to Sifnos you can not see all the great churches But one pilgrimage to the historic monastery of Virgin Mary Chrysopigi is recommended Surely you will visit many beaches on your tour to Sifnos Going out at night you

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