Mykonos to Santorini (B) – 1 week

The route gives a round trip from Mykonos to Santorini via Naxos.
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Mykonos to Santorini (A) – 1 week

This route gives a round trip from Mykonos to Santorini via Paros and Folegandros.
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Koufonisia (Little Cyclades)

Koufonisia (or Koufonissia, even the islands own website doesn’t seem sure) is in fact three islands. Keros is uninhabited while Kato Koufonisia lacks mooring options and also almost uninhabited. So head for Pano Koufonisia.

Pano Koufonisia covers just 5 square kilometres with a population of around 400. The main moorings are at Parianos, a short walk from the main ferry quay and town.

There’s a good choice of beaches, most along the south coast. A good way to get there is to take the local water bus from the ferry quay which runs up to the east end of the island. You can either take the boat back again or walk along the cliff top, vising other breaches along the way. It’s only abuot 3.5 miles.

Beyond the beaches there’s not a lot by way of attractions. A small folklore museum has been formed from donation from the inhabitants. There are a couple of windmills. There are various caves and natural pools, though none very remarkable.

Of perhaps more interest to yachties is the boat yard. This is the only one for miles around. This probably explains the huge number of fishing boats. In terms of boats per head of population, Koufonisia apparently holds the record for Greece.

There are a few tourists, largely Italians for some reason, now encouraged by the ferry service from Piraeus. However, it’s not a busy place as there’s little to do but lounge on the beach. And what’s wrong with that.

 

Schinoussa (Little Cyclades)

Schinoussa means The Island of the Sun. It’s a small island with a population of around 250.

Schinoussa: The tavernas on the quay

Schinoussa: The tavernas on the quay

Schinoussa lies just off the southern end of Naxos and is part of the Little Cyclades group.

The well sheltered main port, Mersini is on the west coast. It’s a small settlement with a couple of restaurants. There’s a ferry service from here to Naxos and to Piraeus. It’squiet impressive watching the Piraeus ferry swing around in the tight confines of the harbour.

The capital, called Panagia or Chora is a mile or so inland. Panagia offers great views of the surrounding islands. It’s home to a small folklore museum.

Close to Mersini harbour is the cave of Maniatis. There is also a pebble beach nearby, one of a huge number of beaches around the island.

Schinoussa: The ferry from Naxos and the yacht quay

Schinoussa: The ferry from Naxos and the yacht quay

Schinoussa is primarily an agricultural island. As well as the usual cucumbers, tomatoes, figs and melons, it is particularly known for its fava beans and several local cheeses. It also has it’s favourite tipple, rakomelo made from wine and raki.

Most of all Schinoussa is a relaxing place. The ferry puts up a wash as it arrives and leaves but it soon passes. A place to take a dip in the bay, wallow in a good book, or chew the fat over a beer.

 

 

Sivota flotilla – 2 weeks

Sivota Route

Difficulty: Easy             Departs: Sundays from Palairos         Nearest airport: Preveza

Flights from: Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol

Operates: Alternate weeks May to October.

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See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Ionian gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

Itinerary

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Sivota flotilla – 1 week

Sivota flotilla Route

Difficulty: Easy             Departs: Sundays from Palairos         Nearest airport: Preveza

Flights from: Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol

Operates: Alternate weeks May to October.

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Sivota flotilla Itinerary

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Corfu flotilla – 1 week

Corfu Flotilla Route

Difficulty: Easy                 Departs: Every Saturday from Corfu

Nearest airport: Corfu

Flights from: Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh

Operates: Saturdays from 4th May to 28th September

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Corfu Flotilla Itinerary

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Preveza South via Kefalonia – 1 week

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Preveza North via Corfu – 1 week

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