DAY 1 – ATHENS to SOUNION – 23,3 miles
The first stop on our journey is Cape Sounion, where we will make time to visit the Temple of Poseidon. Cape Sounion is a historical place from the Golden Age of Athens. Many stories are tied to it, because it is a place where the sailors would “say goodbye” before a long journey, as well as the first place upon sailing back. In one of the stories, the forgetful son Theseus forgets to change the black sails to white upon his return from the battle with the Minotaur. His father Aegeus believes his son to be dead and ends his life.
DAY 2 – SOUNION to KEA – 15,2 miles
Kea is located on the northernmost island of the western Cyclades, and it is not far from Athens. Kea is an island that is covered in myths and history. It is also called Hydroussa because of the abundance of water sources and thick vegetation. The island houses one of the largest natural harbors in the Mediterranean that houses the shipwreck of Britannic in the surrounding area. The island offers tourists the chance to experience local Greek lifestyle with its traditional vibes. It is also surrounded by majestic archaeological sites, stunning seashores, pristine beaches, picturesque sceneries, and verdant valleys to explore.
DAY 3 – KEA to KYTHNOS – 20,6 miles
Kythnos is located in the West Cyclades, and it is not as popular as other islands in the Cyclades. The island offers tourists both gentle and dramatic sceneries that will blow your mind. The island is also surrounded by beaches that you can explore. It is a perfect destination to go on ayacht in Greece if you are looking for a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. There is a wide range of activities that you can try out in Kythnos, from relaxing on the beaches to hiking around the island.
DAY 4 – KYTHNOS to SERIFOS – 22,9 miles
Located in the Western Cyclades, Serifos island is filled with little white-washed houses, various churches, windmills, and cobblestone narrow streets that are in contrast with its scenic wild landscape and green valleys. Although there are numerous iron ore mines, there’s little mining activity nowadays. Serifos Chora, the island’s capital, is situated on the hill and considered one of the most beautiful towns of the Cyclades.
Dotted with picturesque beaches, stunning views, and fun activities, Serifos remains unspoiled by mass tourism, making it perfect for a relaxing, crowd, and hassle-free vacation destination.
DAY 5 – SERIFOS to SIFNOS – 12,2 miles
Although some of the most popular tourist destinations in the Cyclades are Santorini and Mykonos, you will be surprised once you step foot on this island. Sifnos will surely leave you awestruck once you see it. It features stunning beaches, picturesque villages, chic hotels, and mouth-watering local delicacies to explore. You will be surprised that this paradise has stayed hidden for a long time.
Sifnos covers 28 square miles, and it is surrounded by a wide range of activities that you can try out. You will surely fall in love with its rocky landscape and clear blue water.
DAY 6 – SIFNOS to PAROS – 29,9 miles
Paros, one of the most popular of the Cyclades islands is a unique mix of traditional Cycladic architecture, historical monuments, and modern – rich nightlife, amazing sand beaches stretching along 120 – km coastline, charming cliff-top villages, mountains, delicious food, and watersports.
In the past, Paros was known for its fine white marble found at the Marathi Quarries where the term “Parian” came from to describe marble or porcelain of similar qualities.
Now, you can spot abandoned marble quarries and mines scattered around the island, many artworks and masterpieces made of marble such as the Temple of Apollo on Delos, the Venus of Milos, the statue of Hermes (Praxiteles) at Olympia, and many others but Paros remains mostly a popular tourist spot.
Whether you’re into exploring Cycladic traditional, historical gems or after a relaxing vacation with sunbathing and vivid nightlife, Paros is the best choice for you!