...A unique cluster of 147 islands and islets...
The Cyclades constitute a unique complex of 147 islands and islets in the heart of the Aegean Sea. The sparkling blue waters, unsurpassed natural beauty, distinctive terrain, secluded coves, clusters of white-washed houses bathed in sunlight, fascinating history and an inexhaustible number of cultural sites attract and beguile recreational boaters.
The Cyclades are included in the itineraries of cruise boats that visit popular islands, like Mykonos and Santorini, but also less known islands, through sailing tours offered by specialized travel agencies. The Cyclades are a truly privileged location for yachting and particularly sailing. The islands’ large number, proximity and countless coves make for a natural sailing park, inviting sailors to explore its coasts and partake of its pleasures, but also face up to its challenges.
Organized facilities and professional water-sport training, including small-vessel sailing (single-crew dinghies, catamarans), scuba diving, water-skiing and windsurfing, are available on most of the islands.
Swimming is possibly the most popular sport in the pristine waters of the Cyclades, which maintain their unbelievable magnificent, sparking blue color thanks to the morphology of the seabed.
In recent years, swimming marathons – inter-island relay swim crossing – have been rising in popularity especially between islands that are close to one another, such as the cluster of Iraklia, Schinousa and Koufonissi.
Why choose the Cyclades for sea tourism? But of course for their beauty, natural environment and culture which combine with infinite possibilities for all types of water sports.
For more information, visit: www.cyclades-tour.gr