Day 1: Meeting in our base, the main port of Syros, Ermoupoli. Briefing and arrangement of provisions. Then we depart for Rinia, once a thriving ancient port, now a deserted island opposite the island of Mykonos - and according to myth the birth place of Apollo. Stop for a swim in the crystal-clear waters in one of the coves of Rinia. We sail to Myconos marina where we'll spend the night and you can sample the famed nightlife.
Day 2: In the morning you can visit the famous ancient port of Delos. Then we sail to Paros island where we stop for an invigorating mud bath and a refreshing swim. We spend the night in the little fishing port of Piso Livadi where you can taste the local fish delicacies of Antonis.
Day 3: Our first stop in the small Cyclades is the wild and largely inaccessible island of Iraklia. Here you'll experience the original life of the islanders and be able to follow the trek to the south side of the island and explore the ancient cave.
Day 4: Next, we'll sail to the tiny deserted island of Keros, known since about prehistoric times when it was inhabited. Here we will stop for a swim, a chance to snorkel and a barbeque. In the evening we'll sail to the pirate island of Amorgos, the famous setting for legendary film director Luc Besson's "Big Blue".
Day 5: In the morning we'll sail to the stunning bay of Nikouria where we'll stop for a swim and lunch. Then, back to the port of Amorgos, Aigiali. Here you can try the steep climb up to the monastery of Hozoviotissa. This fantastic ancient building occupies a spectacular site on a cliff, suspended between the sky and the sea below. Then, why not trek along the ancient paths which lead up to the village of Tholaria. When you're there, your reward is to taste Mrs Maria's home cooking while you listen to the local elders playing the violin and the lauto.
Day 6: Now it's time to sail to Manganari beach in the remote south side of Ios island. You'll have the opportunity to night dive through the phosphorescent plankton of the bay. Relax and enjoy the local fresh fish.
Day 7: And lastly, we'll sail and finish the trip under the cliff of Oia, Santorini - famous for being one of the most amazing spots in the world to watch the sunset! Donkeys will be used to climb up the hill in case you don't feel up to the never-ending steps to the village!
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