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23rd International Offshore Sailing Race "Cyclades 2017" - The Islands

The islands that we visit

KEA (Tzia)

Kea KorissiaThe beautiful Cycladic island of Kea (Tzia), with traditional villages, cobbled alleys, archaeological treasures and beautiful beaches is waiting to start the 23rd Cyclades Regatta.
The Cycladic island, apart from other Cycladic islands stands out because of its lush full evergreen areas as well as rare species of plants that can be found on it. Of course, the beautiful beaches do not have anything to be jealous of from the other Cycladic islands . Spathi , Psathi, Orkos, Gialiskari, the Three Beaches are a few of the beaches you can visit in Kea. Furthermore, you can visit the Medieval Castle, the Temple of Apollo, the Lion monument of Kea, and various monasteries and churches that can be found on the island. Wander through the island and enjoy the sea, the beautiful scenery and amazing sunsets. Don’t forget to try the kitchen of Kea and especially the local specialties "paspala". Kea is definitely a fairly mild in rhythms island that can provide you with carefree and relaxing holidays.

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SYROS (Finikas)

SYROS FinikasFinikas is a picturesque seaside settlement lying at the southwestern part of Syros, just 11 km from Ermoupolis, the capital town of the island. Finikas constitutes the second natural harbor in size on Syros, after the port of Ermoupolis. It is sheltered from northern winds, such as "meltemi", which blows during summer. Lately, there has been remarkable tourist development in Finikas, due to its amazing location and the satisfactory services offered by the tourist businesses around the settlement. This quaint harbor, has an organized marina offering all requested facilities (water and fuel supply, taverns, ouzeries, bars, cafes, a supermarket, Greek and foreign press), constituting an excellent shelter, a supply and mooring station for yachts and boats. The beautiful, scenic and lush beach of Finikas with the golden sand offers unique moments of rest and relaxation and gives the opportunity of agreeable walks, away from stressful everyday routine.

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PAROS (Parikia)

Paros ParikiaParos Island is a real paradise of outstanding natural beauty, endless beaches, crystal waters and spectacular scenery. It is a cosmopolitan resort with well-developed tourist infrastructure, entertainment, beautiful beaches and very hospitable people.
Parikia, the capital and main port of Paros, and Naoussa the very popular and picturesque village on the northern island of Paros is one of the most beautiful cities of the Cyclades.
In Paros you will find a large number of dazzling beaches such as Golden Beach and New Golden Beach, Agia Irini, Krios, Livadia, Marcello and Parasporos and along the east coast are the beaches of Ambelas, Drios, Logaras, Molos, Piso Livadi, Punta and the bustling resort "Punta Beach".
The Church of Panagia Ekatontapyliani (Our Lady of a Hundred Gates), one of the most beautiful sights of the island is a very important religious monument overlooking the island's capital, Parikia. Inside the church you'll see priceless religious artworks. Other attractions in Parikia is the Venetian Castle, the Ancient Temples of Asklipios and Apollo, Delion, which was a place of worship of ancient god Apollo, the ancient cemetery and the archaeological museum. Finally, you can visit the island of Antiparos, a small island close to Paros, with unparalleled natural beauty.

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SERIFOSAn island surrounded by the foam of the Aegean waters, touched by the soft winds. Serifos is one of the most picturesque Cycladic Islands, with hundreds of coves and one of the loveliest capital towns in the Aegean Sea.
Serifos Town is built on an upright rock and is located just 5 km from Livadi, the port of the island. Whitewashed houses built according to the Cycladic architectural style, windmills, narrow cobblestone alleys, all combined to create a charming image. Churches, monasteries, a Venetian castle and an indefinable aura that is connected to the inhabitants’ well being and health and which is probably due to the island’s soil that is rich in minerals.
The island has also been attached to the mythological figure of Perseas, who was washed up on the island, locked in a box. Perseas grew up on the island and from here he set out to kill the terrible Medusa, who had turned Sifnos’ king, Polydektis, into stone and the island into a barren land.

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KythnosKythnos, which in ancient times was known as Afiousa, Thiramnia, Thermia etc. named after the leader of Dryopes, who came from Evia and settled on the island. Another version says that the name was born from the root "kyth", derived from the verb "keftho" meaning “hiding” relating it to the place where one can hide. There are two villages, Kythnos (Chora or Mesaria) and Dryopida (Village or Syllaka). Each village has its port. The town has the Baths and Dryopida Merihas. The village Loutra takes its name from the hot springs. Archaeological findings prove that springs were operational back from the Roman times and today are the only operational in the Cyclades. It has countless beaches, Cycladic scenery and local hospitality. Kythnos if filled with countless bays, coves and unique beaches with crystal clear waters and plentiful shading from the trees. The 23rd Cyclades Regatta ends at Kythnos.

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