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Sikinos

Sikinos is a charter location in Cyclades, a yacht charter area in Greece.

The anchorages on Sikinos:

Ormos Skala
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Island Overview 

Sikinos is a relatively small and unknown island of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. It is located between the more well-known islands of Ios to the E and Folegandros to the W. With a population of fewer than 300 people this is not an island of glamour and glitz like Mykonos and Santorini but private moments and intense relaxation. At the same, its proximity to the popular summer hubs of the Cyclades means yacht charters can have the best of both worlds and combine their visit with other popular destinations. There are only three settlements on the island of Sikinos: Alopronia, Kastro and Chorio. The lack of safe anchorages and rugged landscape contributed to this idea of a remote and inhospitable destination 

Sikinos - Alopronia - Ormos Skala
Sikinos Port credit: Canva Library

Navigation

Visitors arriving at Sikinos by yacht will head to Skala – the only port and organized anchorage point on the island. Skala is situated on the SW of Ak Malta and is open to the S. It offers relatively good shelter from the Meltemi. When the weather is calm, Nisis Ay Yeoryios and Ak Malta can also be used for a refreshing swim and a lunch spot.

General Information 

In more ways than one, Sikinos has no organized facilities, tourist amenities or infrastructure. This is precisely what makes it an attractive choice for visitors during the busy and crowded summer months. Keep in mind that there is no pharmacy on the island so bring all medication and a well-stocked first-aid kit with you. 

History of Sikinos

Just like nearby Folegandros, Sikinos was a place of political exile that seldom featured in the history books as a place of importance. However, it was known since antiquity for its high-quality wine. In ancient years, the island even bore the name “Oinoe” meaning wine in Greek. Manalis Winery has revived some of those Cycladic varieties in a modern and environmentally friendly space that is open to visitors but is one of the only notable examples in recent years. The current name of the island comes from mythology and is linked to the son of King Thoas and nymph Niis, who was banished from the island of Limnos. 

Sikinos
Sikinos Kastro credit: Canva Library
Sikinos
Sikinos credit: Canva Library

Places of Interest 

Sikinos is not known for its attractions. When it comes to things to do in Sikinos, lounging on a beach, reading and relaxing are the preferred activities for visitors. Nevertheless, there are some beautiful spots to explore in the two main villages Kastro and Chora. 

In Kastro, you will also find the blue and white church of Pantanassa built in 1787 and the Monastery of Zoodohos Pigi that was constructed in 1690. The monastery was a place of shelter and refuge during the frequent pirate raids the island had to face in its long history. From Chora, you may also embark on an hour-long hike to reach the Monastery of Episkopi. This ancient temple dates back to the 3rd century A.D. Visiting the interior is not possible due to renovations but stay for the sunset and the sprawling views.

    Yachts available in Sikinos

    Jetski

    JOHNNY HANDSOME

    From €31,000/week
    4 cabins
    80 ft
    Posillipo
    8 guests
    Refit: 2020
    450 Litres/Hr

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    3 reviews

    ONEIDA 2

    From €15,000/week
    4 cabins
    50 ft
    Lagoon
    8 guests
    Built: 2022
    25 Litres/Hr

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    MAKANI

    From €36,000/week
    4 cabins
    77 ft
    Azimut
    9 guests
    Built: 2017
    450 Litres/Hr

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    Jetski
    Jacuzzi

    ALESSANDRO 1

    From €38,000/week
    5 cabins
    131 ft
    .
    10 guests
    Refit: 2015
    80 Litres/Hr

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    Jetski

    ALMAZ

    From €17,500/week
    4 cabins
    67 ft
    Azimut
    8 guests
    Refit: 2017
    350 Litres/Hr

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    Billa

    From €95,000/week
    5 cabins
    137 ft
    Admiral - It
    11 guests
    Built: 2009
    950 Litres/Hr

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    Jetski

    DISTAR PRINCESS

    From €18,625/week
    3 cabins
    65 ft
    Princess Viking
    6 guests
    Refit: 2018 - Exterior / In
    250 Litres/Hr

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    TROPICANA

    From €55,000/week
    5 cabins
    105 ft
    Admiral - It
    10 guests
    Refit: 2018
    660 Litres/Hr

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    16 reviews
    Jetski

    MARY

    From €17,500/week
    4 cabins
    68 ft
    Ferretti
    8 guests
    Refit: 2016
    310 Litres/Hr

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    Jetski
    Jacuzzi

    MEIRA

    From €120,000/week
    6 cabins
    180 ft
    Custom
    12 guests
    Built: 2017

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    PRINCESS 61

    From €15,400/week
    3 cabins
    61 ft
    Princess, UK
    6 guests
    Refit: 2019
    270 Litres/Hr

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    NOMAD IV

    From €56,000/week
    5 cabins
    99 ft
    .
    12 guests
    Refit: 2021
    30 US Gall/Hr

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    5 reviews

    NEW HORIZONS 2

    From €15,000/week
    5 cabins
    50 ft
    Fontaine Pajot
    11 guests
    Built: 2016
    13 Litres/Hr

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    DREAM

    From €19,000/week
    4 cabins
    70 ft
    Azimut
    8 guests
    Refit: 2022
    350 Litres/Hr

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    Free Wings

    From €23,009/week
    4 cabins
    97 ft
    .
    8 guests
    Refit: 2019
    45 Litres/Hr

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