Private Yacht Charter In The Southern Cyclades


Adhamas is the island’s port Go bow or stern to the E side of the ferryboat pier or bow to the smaller sized pier to the E. It is also possible to anchor off to the SE of the brief pier. Go bow or stern to the pier or anchor of the beach.

 

Kimilos lies to the NE of Milos. There are 2 anchorages in Ormos Sikia in the SW of the island. They are exposed to the N – NW and inappropriate when the Meltemi is blowing. Pirgonisi is a long sandy beach on the south coast and private yachts can anchor practically anywhere along it in appealing environments. Good holding on sand and weed. Psathi lies even more along the coast to the east. Go bows to the quay or anchor off. There is little shelter from the Meltemi and yachts are recommended to use this anchorage just in calm weather. There are a couple of tavernas ashore and restricted provisions can be gotten in the village. Just to the north is Semina Creek and private yachts can anchor in the bay. Like Psathi, there is little shelter from the Meltemi and Psathi ought to be used just in calm weather.

 

The in the NW of island of Poliagos there is a charming secluded anchorage simply to the south of the tiny island of Moanolsi. There is shelter from the Meltemi and excellent holding on the sandy bottom. On the south side of the island there are numerous coves that luxury yachts can anchor in when conditions are calm.

 

 

Folegandros is another barren, rocky island with exception of the little Chora in the NE that lies amongst green trees and shrubs. The island s ferryboat port is Karavostasi. Go bow or stern to the mole on the south side of the arm extending westward. There is poor holding in locations on sand and rock. There is affordable shelter from the Meltemi. There are a number of tavernas but provisions can be tough to obtain and the island is completely dependent on shipments by ferryboat. On the W side of Folegandros is the large bay, Ormos Vathi. It can only be utilized in calm weather and there is bad holding in locations on sand and weed.

Sikinos lies to the E of Folegandros. Ormos Skala is the only harbour on the island. Luxury yachts can go alongside the quay or anchor off. There are tavernas ashore and some provisions can be obtained. The setting is attractive and popular with Greek travelers.

 

There are tavernas all around the harbour and most arrangements can be gotten. In the north of the bay there are 4 coves where private yachts can anchor, the easterly 2 offer the best shelter. Ormos Manganari is a big bay on the south coast of Ios, it is possible to anchor throughout the bay with excellent holding on sand.

Thira is similar to Milos in as much as it is a volcano and when it appeared in 1440 1450 BC it developed the bay as it is today. The close lying islands of Thirasia, Nea Kammeni and Palaia Kammeni are likewise part of this big volcanic structure. Around the basin, on cliffs 300m high you will see white Cycladic homes with blue painted windows hanging from black volcanic rocks which rise sheer from the sea all group together to make Thira is one of the most popular destinations in Greece.

 

Finikia lies in the N of Thira. Anchor to the W of the mole in 10 20m with a journey line because the bottom is rocky. Limited shelter from the Meltemi and completely open up to the S. Skala Thira is the harbour of the island s capital on the steep slopes above. Go bow or stern to the quay with a line to the big mooring buoy. Departing is difficult with the confusion of the lots of lines connected to the buoy and it is advised that yachts are not left ignored. There is water on the quay and several tavernas in the harbour.

On the coast south of Ak Akrotiri there are a variety of anchorages that offer good shelter from the Meltemi. The bottom is excellent holding in sand however there is often some ground swell that triggers yachts to roll badly. Monolithos is a small harbour on the E coast. Go bows to the breakwater near its extremity with a long line. There is a taverna and showers ashore.

 

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Thirasia is the westernmost island and the only anchorage is Ayios Nikolaos. Luxury yachts can anchor off but the small pier is scheduled for regional boats. There are tavernas ashore and some arrangements are readily available in the town atop the cliffs.

 

Nea Kammeni has a number of small inlets where a yacht can anchor. A trip line need to be used as the bottom is scattered with rocks that are most likely to snag an anchor. Nea Kammeni is understood for it s issue with big rats and there are lots of reports of the getting aboard luxury yachts.

 

Anafi is the southernmost of the Cyclades. It has one anchorage on the S coast that is exposed. The island is barren and dry and you will not miss out on a lot if you select not to visit.

 

Pirgonisi is a long sandy beach on the south coast and private yachts can anchor almost anywhere along it in appealing surroundings. Just to the north is Semina Creek and yachts can anchor in the bay. On the south side of the island there are several coves that private yachts can anchor in when conditions are calm.

Private yachts can go along with the quay or anchor off. In the north of the bay there are 4 coves where yachts can anchor, the easterly two offer the best shelter.

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