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Sikinos

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

The anchorages on Sikinos:

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

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    AYBALAM

    From €4,200/week
    3 cabins
    53 ft
    Jeanneau
    6 guests
    Built: 2014
    12 Litres/Hr

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    ZOE

    From €28,000/week
    4 cabins
    85 ft
    Admiral - It
    8 guests
    Refit: 2020
    550 Litres/Hr

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    GRATITUDE

    From €35,000/week
    5 cabins
    59 ft
    Fontaine Pajot
    10 guests
    Built: 2014

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    4 reviews
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    NOMAD II

    From €11,900/week
    6 cabins
    50 ft
    Lagoon
    10 guests
    Built: 2020
    20 Litres/Hr

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    8 reviews
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    Jacuzzi
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    ChristAl MiO

    From €32,000/week
    5 cabins
    67 ft
    FOUNTAINE PAJOT
    10 guests
    Built: 2020
    90 Litres/Hr

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    13 reviews
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    AEGEAS

    From €7,950/week
    4 cabins
    50 ft
    Custom Built
    8 guests
    Refit: 2014
    40 Litres/Hr

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    ALICE

    From €10,500/week
    4 cabins
    46 ft
    Lagoon
    8 guests
    Built: 2020
    20 Litres/Hr

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    Jetski
    Jacuzzi
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    FUNDA D

    From €42,000/week
    5 cabins
    98 ft
    Ferretti
    12 guests
    Built: 2007
    440 Litres/Hr

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    ANANAS

    From €16,900/week
    4 cabins
    69 ft
    Ferretti
    8 guests
    Refit: 2015
    400 Litres/Hr

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    LIANA H

    From €30,100/week
    5 cabins
    84 ft
    .
    12 guests
    Refit: 2018
    120 Litres/Hr

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    FREESEAS

    From €8,300/week
    4 cabins
    42 ft
    Lagoon
    8 guests
    Built: 2008
    79 US Gall/Hr

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    7 reviews
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    NEW HORIZONS

    From €8,800/week
    4 cabins
    46 ft
    Lagoon
    8 guests
    Refit: 2017
    12 Litres/Hr

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    3 reviews
    Jetski
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    STAR LINK

    From €35,000/week
    4 cabins
    90 ft
    Versilcraft
    8 guests
    Refit: 2019/2020
    500 Litres/Hr

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    Jetski
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    ELVI

    From €40,000/week
    5 cabins
    99 ft
    POSILLIPO TECHNEMA
    11 guests
    Refit: 2019
    650 Litres/Hr

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    Jetski
    Jacuzzi
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    MI ALMA

    From €45,000/week
    4 cabins
    101 ft
    Sunseeker
    10 guests
    Refit: 2016 | 2018
    580 Litres/Hr

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