The anchorages on Skhinousa:
Agrilos is a tiny islet itself off the southern coast of Skhinousa and 200km southeast of Athens. The entire islet covers only 0.89 square kilometers. 1.7km from north-to-south and only 1km east-to-west. It has a rocky and very flat land surface. The islet maintains a protected status due to its beautiful flora and fauna. Generally, if not always, Agrilos is simply admired from a distance from the comfort of your yacht or boat.
If you are merely passing by, it is best to circumnavigate Agrilos from its southern side as taking the northern pass can be trickier. Depth out in the bay is good enough to take a dive into waters around that have that beautiful shimmering deep blue color. On the west coast of the islet is the bay where you can drop anchor. The bay is small and only really spacious enough for a few boats.
With at least four potential names, Agrilos, Agrilos West, Vrachonisída Agrilós, or even Argilos when researching this beautiful and remote anchorage it’s best to try all three names to get the full picture.
The bay lacks shelter and therefore can be a suntrap in hotter months. If you plan to relax on deck, it’s best to remember adequate sun scream and water supplies.
The bay at Agrilos features as a stop on the cruising route for a handful of sailing tours of the Small Cyclades. One of the first things you will notice when passing Agrilos is how far from civilization you are. There are no amenities on Agrilos and no roads. If you are expecting to see big hotels full of tourists and crowded beaches you won’t find it here. In fact, you won’t find anything on Agrilos except people in boats anchored up nearby.
The islet has no businesses, no hotels, and no accommodation.
Mooring at Agrilos
Anchoring suggestion is not more than three meters but extra caution is recommended due to the rocky patch around the shore. It is best to keep an eye on the sun and the wind and plan your voyage accordingly. This is because the meltemi gusts can be sudden.