7 DAYS TRIP FROM LAVRIO, CENTRAL CYCLADES
Day 1: Embarkation in Olympic Marina, Lavrion – Cape Sounion 6 nm
Sail to the bay of Sounion, below the Temple of Poseidon, where we stop for the night. The fist meal on the boat and maybe a late-afternoon swim. If time allows, we can arrange for a tour at the Temple of Poseidon.
Day 2: Cape Sounio – Loutra 26 nm
Next morning, sail by the island of Makronissos – it used to be the island of “Helen of Troy”, but during the Civil war and the Dictatorship was turned into a place of exile.
Swimming at a nearby bay and later moor at the bay of Loutra in the island of Kythnos. The small fishermen’s village of Loutra (Baths) has an interesting cuisine and a natural spa (thermal waters) that runs all the way to the sandy beach, very close to the port. If you feel like it, you can put on your swimming suits and lie in the small man-made pools at the end of the thermal creek.
Day 3: Loutra at Kythnos – Ermoupolis (Grammata) 31 nm
Start from Loutra towards Syros. First visit to bay “Grammata” (Letters) which is a Monument of International Heritage. This was the place where sailors from antiquity all the way to the Medieval ages and Barbarossa took shelter and while waiting were carving their prayers and wishes on the rocks.
We swim at the crystal clear waters and moor at the capital of Syros, Ermoupolis, a city worth visiting for the elegant mansions, churches and even a small Opera house, copy of the Opera of Milan.
Day 4: Ermoupolis – Mykonos 18 nm
Morning visit of Ermoupolis. We then sail towards Mykonos, with a stop at Rhenia for a swim.
Day 5: Mykonos – Delos – Finika Syros 23 nm
Visit and tour of the archaeological site of Delos. Later, swimming at southern Rhenia. Finally, sail towards Syros and mooring at the safe bay of Finikas.
Day 6: Finikas – Kea (Karthaia) 43 nm
We start from Finikas, towards the ancient bay of Karthaia, at kea island, with a beautiful beach and the ancient city and temple by the sea. We moor at Vourkari in the afternoon, and visit the “Chora” (capital) of Kea, Ioulis, which is built on the top of the hill, like all choras in the Cyclades, for fear of the pirates.
Day 7: Kea – Lavrion 15 nm
We leave Kea and sail towards our final destination, Lavrion. On the way, we stop at Makronissos island at a bay for swimming. Arrival late afternoon.
Day 8: Disembarkation
Τhe above described itinerary is invitational and the final decision should be based on the weather conditions and the judgement of the skipper.