Hiring a sailboat is an excellent way to explore the hidden beauty 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 sailboat 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 sailboat, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Iraklia or Donousa. You also have the option to rent a sailboat for a two-day cruise to Koufonisia. Finally, you can hire a luxury sailboat and go island-hopping in the Cyclades, making sure to include Schinoussa in your week-long itinerary.
Schinoussa is located in the Cyclades island complex and forms a refreshing shadow of Naxos. A quiet island characterized by low arable land, but a plethora of enchanting sandy beaches. Schinoussa attracts more and more visitors yearly, who want to enjoy a relaxing sailing trip.
During your sailboat charter in Schinoussa, you can visit Chora which is only 1 km away from Mersini marina. There you will discover the Folklore Museum of Schinoussa, featuring a collection of tools and ornaments used by the locals, as well as the traditional costumes integrated in the daily lives of the inhabitants. It is also worth a visit to the church of Panagia Akathi, built with traditional Cycladic architecture and famous for the icon of the Virgin Mary. 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’ 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 in the central part of Schinoussa, you will have numerous trails leading to beaches that appeal to every visitor. This charming island continues to bring nature lovers who want to enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and sea kayaking. With your sailboat rentals in Schinoussa, you will embrace a relaxing lifestyle away from mass tourism.
By sailing in Schinoussa you can discover plenty of hidden and breathtaking beaches. 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 you depart from Chora, you can visit Tsigouri beach which has some basic amenities, and 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 sailboat 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 visit Almyros. The 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.
Finally, you can explore Schinoussa on a sailboat charter and be rewarded the best price. Nothing can match the exhilaration of cruising with a monohull, they are also easy to maneuver and respond faster to the helm than other vessels. If you have more time, you can extend your cruise and visit Iraklia and Koufonisia. You may also head to Naxos, Ios, or Paros and navigate the Cyclades islands for a week or two.
Below you will find some useful information for your sailboat rentals in Schinoussa.
Mersini Port: The main port of the island, well-protected from the N winds. It offers great shelter to both fishing vessels and sailboats and is only 2 km from Chora. Receives ferry from nearby islands and from Piraeus.
How to get to Schinoussa:
There is no airport in Schinoussa, you can fly directly to Naxos and from there take a ferry. 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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