References had been made by Hippocrates to the peculiar morphology of spectacular caves (Papáfragkas and Sykiá) and a multitude of thermal springs (Kanáva, Alykí, Provatá, Pikropiyí).The diving enthusiasts will find a paradise in the underwater caves in the triangle formed by Mílos, Kimolos and Polýegos islands.
The island’s villages are lovely too: the stately Pláka (the island’s capital), the harbour of Adámantas, the beautiful Hivadolímni, the marvellous Emporiós with the little lagoon of Revary and the old iron mines.
If weather allows, stop at the white-washed rocks of Sarakiniko on the north bay of Milos.
Day 4: Milos – Kimolos (32nm)
End your day at the port of Psathi on the island of Kimolos. The village and the small port are very picturesque and definitely worth the visit.
Day 5: Polyaigos – Serifos (25nm)
Start your day with a swim at the uninhabited island of Polyaigos. The beaches there are among the best in the Cyclades and continue to Serifos.
Serifos Island, with its rugged mining sites, ladened with history, has its own distinct Cycladic flair. The island exudes a calm atmosphere and speaks directly to your senses. Despite its arid and wild land characteristics, Serifos is gracefully embraced by the deep blue colours of the Aegean Sea and has some magnificent beaches, such as ‘Kalo Ambeli”.
Stop in the port of Livadhia for the night and visit the “Chora” town which is built amphitheatrically on a rocky hill commanding the island from the top. It is one of the most elegant Cycladic towns that will inspire you. You’ll get to visit two neighborhoods; Pano (meaning upper) Chora and Kato (meaning lower) Chora connected by a stairway. You’ll find some bars, cafés and tavernas in the town’s narrow streets blending in with the whole scene harmoniously. It is worth taking a 10 minutes walk up to the Venetian castle, built in the 15th century, to drink in the view of the blue sea!
Day 6: Serifos – Kythnos (28nm)
Start early in the morning to arrive at Kolona beach on Kythnos!
Day 7: Kythnos – Sounio – Lavrion (30nm)
Sail towards your final destination at Lavrion, in our base, arriving until 18:00 back at Olympic Marine.
If you want you can visit Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon. God of the Sea at Sounio, is one of the most inspiring memorable sights in Greece. From the moment one first spies the tall elegant columns, while approaching Sounio along the Attic coast, the ancient temple’s ruins elicit awe. The sound of the wind calms the mind…. The magnificent panoramic view of Aegean Sea calms the heart….
God Poseidon was very important for ancient Greeks, and the scale of the Temple at Cape Sounio reflects that. The temple has long played an important part in Greek mythology and history. The first recorded mention of it occurs in the Odyssey, as the last safe landing, before Poseidon scattered the returning Greek navy.
Day 8: Disembarkation at 09:00 in the morning for check out