Hiring a catamaran is an excellent way to explore the hidden beauties of Schinoussa. You have the chance to leave your vehicle behind and enjoy yachting in one of the most relaxing spots in the Aegean. Apart from being the perfect one-day excursion from Naxos, Schinoussa offers a wonderful island experience around the small Cyclades cluster. You can easily find the ideal catamaran of your choice from the Port of Mersini or any other marina in the Cyclades. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal catamaran or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a catamaran with a skipper--or without one, if you own a license--and enjoy a one-day cruise to Iraklia or Donousa. You also have the option to rent a catamaran for a two-day cruise to Koufonisia. If you book a catamaran, you can throw a party, enjoy a sunset cruise or even celebrate a wedding anniversary onboard. Finally, you can hire a luxury catamaran and go island-hopping in the Cyclades, making sure to include Schinoussa in your week-long itinerary.
Schinoussa is an ideal getaway destination in the Cyclades island complex in Greece. According to Mythology, it was the god Poseidon who created the Cyclades; his temper led him to convert the Nymphs into islands. Schinoussa stands somewhere in the middle of the smaller archipelago, consisting of Iraklia, Donousa, and Koufonissia. Visitors who love being in direct contact with the sea will enjoy the island’s unspoiled natural beauty. Distances are short, making it more pleasant to visit several sights and beaches. Despite its small size, it has many restaurants, bars, and cafés spread around the three settlements of the island. The Port of Mersini used to be one of the best shelters for small boats in the Aegean; today, it forms a natural harbor on the west side of the island. Every 6th of December, the traditional festival in honor of the “protector of seamen” (St. Nicholas) takes place, and the harbor is the main form of transportation for visitors who might like to attend it. The settlement of Panagia, also known as Chora, is the capital of the island. Since it is located at the central part of Schinoussa, you will find numerous trails, leading to beaches that appeal to every visitor. This charming island continues to attract nature lovers who want to enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and sea kayaking. With your catamaran tours in Schinoussa, you will embrace a relaxing lifestyle, away from mass tourism.
By renting a catamaran, you can discover Schinoussa’s beaches in absolute style and comfort. Psili Ammos is considered to be the most beautiful beach on the island, with crystalline waters and fine golden sand. The beach is rarely crowded, with sand dunes and a few tamarisk trees offering natural shade in a serene environment. When departing from Chora, you can visit Tsigouri beach, which has some basic amenities. You will there have the chance to enjoy local dishes by a fish tavern. One of the island’s less frequented beaches is Gerolimnionas. Here, you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling with a catamaran and anchor your vessel in a small, wind-protected cove with clear blue waters. On the east side of the island, roughly 2 km from Chora, you can encounter Almyros. This beach is best accessed by boat, since the road by the coast is rather steep. Almyros is also popular among surfers and welcomes families with kids due to the shallow waters.
A cruise to Schinoussa with a catamaran can also be combined with the beautiful islands of Koufonisia and Iraklia. This way, you can create a memorable 3-day charter experience. Catamarans are great because they are extremely safe, steady, and are perfect for organizing larger group events, giving you the chance to throw a party, sunset cruise, or simply enjoy swimming and snorkeling on secluded beaches.
Below you will find some useful information regarding your catamaran rentals in Schinoussa.
Mersini Port: It’s the main port of the island and well-protected from the northern winds. It offers great shelter to both fishing vessels and yachts and is only 2 km from Chora. It is connected by ferries with nearby islands as well as with Piraeus.
How to get to Schinoussa:
There is no airport in Schinoussa, but you can fly directly to Naxos and take a ferry from there. If you are island-hopping in the Cyclades, you may visit Paros, Mykonos, Naxos and include Schinoussa in your week-long cruise.
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