Sifnos-paros- syros- Antiparos
Boasting the beautiful Cycladic landscape, minus the crowds, Syros is a top choice for those who want to chill out and relax in the Greek islands.
The capital of Syros island, Ermoupoli, is considered one of the most picturesque Cyclades capitals. No wonder why! Venetian mansions, spectacular sunset views, narrow alleys, neoclassical buildings, and impressive catholic and orthodox churches ooze a fairytale charm!
Ideal for families and couples who seek a romantic, yet laid-back holiday destination, Syros has an elegant and nostalgic vibe that enchants every visitor.
The most famous spot of Syros is Ermoupolis, the capital town, which distinguishes for its Venetian architecture and the large port. The most interesting sightseeing in Syros are found in Ermoupolis and include the Town Hall, the Church of Resurrection and the Church of Agios Nikolaos. These two churches, one Catholic and the other Orthodox, are constructed on top of the two hills of Ermoupolis, one facing the other.
Next stop is Sifnos which is considered as the yummiest of the Greek islands, thanks to its flourishing culinary scene.
Other than that, Sifnos has the typical Cycladic ambiance, including whitewashed houses and chapels, innumerable dovecotes, a breathtaking natural landscape and, of course, amazing beaches!
The moment you’ll get off the yacht, you’ll feel like entering a whole new world! The island’s atmosphere is deeply calming, while the air is scented with almond and orange aromas that will seduce you. The tiny whitewashed villages, the cobblestone, embellished with colorful flowers, alleys, and the mesmerizing sandy Sifnos beaches ooze charm in abundance!
People head to this lovely island to swim in relaxing beaches, such as Faros, Platis Gialos, Vathy and have a stroll in picturesque villages, including Kastro and Apollonia. The most important sightseeing in Sifnos is the Monastery of Chrissopighi, protector of the island. A very nice chapel is also the Church of Seven Martyrs, at the entrance of Kastro village.
After docking the yacht to the port you will be able to enjoy the night at Sifnos.
The next morning we cruise towards the tiny island of Antiparos. It has quiet beaches and calm evenings. On the southern side of the island, you’ll find the most impressive sight, Antiparos cave, a stunning cave full of stalactites and stalagmites.
Chora is the capital and only village of Antiparos that boasts the traditional Cycladic architecture! It is full of tiny whitewashed houses, narrow paved streets and blue-domed churches.
The island is famous for its beaches, so swimming is one of the best things to do there. Those beaches are mostly sandy with crystal clear waters, while most of them are within walking distance of Chora. Actually the sea bottom around the island has interesting reefs and some old wrecks, which provide good diving spots. One of the most beautiful beaches is Agios Georgios which is nuzzled in a picturesque sheltered bay offering an exceptional view to Despotiko island, which is our last stop. Despotiko is a small, uninhabited islet to the south of Antiparos, It has long, sandy beaches with crystal water.
The stunningly beautiful island of Paros with its white-sandy beaches and warm waters can be reached from Antiparos in less than 20 minutes. Combining modern with traditional elements in the most unique way, Paros is a mix of traditional Cycladic architecture, vivid nightlife, magical Paros beaches, enchanting rural villages, and historical monuments. Whether you’re after a relaxing holiday or you are more of a thrill-seeker, Paros island will give you exactly what you want!
The most important sightseeing in Paros is the Byzantine Monastery of Ekatontapyliani, meaning the church with the hundred doors.
However, Paros is mostly famous for its stunning beaches and the Cycladic villages. Naoussa, Lefkes, and Parikia are the most picturesque ones in Paros, while the most popular beaches to swim include Kolymbithres which is known for its clean water and the rock formations., Golden Beach, Monastiri beach which is a really remarkable place with emerald and calm waters to enjoy, and last Santa Maria a long beach with several smaller, sandy beaches and magic coves in this bay, making it ideal for tranquillity and diving.
At the end of the day we cruise back to Mykonos where we started.
Suggested tour: 2 days- 1 night
Miles: 15 nm