Enjoy an amazing sailing experience with our semi-private boat trip to Small Cyclades: swim, snorkel, explore, relax and get ready to go back to 20 years ago, when things moved slower and pleasures were simpler. In the Small Cyclades, it’s all about switching off and reverting to island time

9 hours

Every day

Small Group
Max 12 people

Meeting point
Port of Naxos

Start time

To the southeast of Naxos, the largest of Greece’s Cyclades group, lie five tiny, exquisite, virtually uninhabited islands: the Small Cyclades. These are Iraklia, Schinoussa, Ano and Kato Koufonisi (together known as Koufonisia) and Donoussa. Enjoy an amazing sailing experience with our semi-private boat trip to Small Cyclades: swim, snorkel, explore, relax and get ready to go back to 20 years ago, when things moved slower and pleasures were simpler. In the Small Cyclades, it’s all about switching off and reverting to island time.

Tour program of the Small Cyclades boat trip:

  • Meeting point at the port of Naxos in front of Naxos Blue Travel (between Omerta Cafe and Zoom) at 8:15am, where you will meet the crew and get on board a comfortable sailing boat.
  • We set sail at 08:30am and cruise along Naxos south coast. Enjoy some time for swimming and snorkeling in one of many bays along the coast such as the wild Mikri Vigla beach or Aliko beach.
  • Continuing our tour to the Cyclades, we head to Iraklia, which is the largest and most sparsely populated of the islands, with a core population of just 120, mainly fishermen and their families. There will be two possible stops in Iraklia: Agios Georgios beach or Alimia beach where you can snorkel and find a WWII warplane lying on an arm’s stretch from the sea level.
  • The next stop is Shinoussa, which is usually described as “dreamy”, although it seems like something of an understatement. The wild landscape, the isolated beaches and the relaxing atmosphere captivate visitors from all over. We will anchor just inside the little bay of the island: enjoy some time to swim in the clear and shallow waters of the bay, while the crew prepares for you a delicious lunch made out of local fresh ingredients for you to enjoy on board.
  • After, we will set course towards the paradise on earth called Koufonisia. Made up of 3 islands (Keros, Ano and Kato Koufonisi), Koufonisia is the St. Barts of the Small Cyclades, a place where you can escape your daily responsibilities and simply reset. Enjoy some time to swim and snorkel in the warmest and clearest water you’ve ever experienced.
  • By 6:00pm you will be arriving at the port of Naxos.
*The itinerary of the cruise is strongly related to the sea and weather conditions: the captain will have a personalized approach, working with the conditions of the day to decide the best route, and combining together the most important destination.

The price includes: English speaking crew – Dry snacks – Lunch on board – Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages – Equipment for snorkeling.

Don’t forget: Valid ID or passport – Towel – Swimsuit – Sunscreen – Sun hat – Sunglasses – Camera.

Maximum: 12 people on board.

To know more about your boat trip...

The Small Cyclades are a complex of small islands located between Naxos, Ios and Amorgos. The most popular among the Small Cyclades islands are Iraklia, Schinoussa, Koufonissia, Keros and Daskali. Visiting the Small Cyclades is especially recommended for those seeking solitude, privacy and relaxation: here, in fact, you will find wonderful bays and small villages, where life is simple, moving very slowly, away from the stress of everyday life.


Yes, during this boat tour there will be stops to swim and snorkel.

Sailing trip to the Small Cyclades with lunch

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      € 119 Adults

      Free cancellation within 15 days
      Duration: 9 hours
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      • Departure from Naxos
      • Guaranteed every day
      • Small groups of maximum 12 people
      • Professional skipper and crew on board
      • See some of the most beautiful Small Cycladic Islands
      • On-board lunch with local products
      • Perfect experience for peace and quiet seekers

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      Love boat sailing

      We love sailing and we go as much as we can during holidays and so decided to go on this tour in Naxos. It was unfortunately a bit too windy and therefore the sailing was really minimal but it's normal. We enjoyed the coast of Naxos, the gorgeous beaches and the island of Schinoussa is just breathtaking! Good lunch and lots of drinks! Recommended

      Around Naxos

      Me, my wife and my daughter had a beautiful day on this sailboat tour around Naxos. We were looking for a cosy tour with not so many people and booked this one. We were impressed at how good the day was...Several swim stops, food and drinks in large quantity. Appreciated the smiley staff.

      Paradise Koufonisia

      Sailed from Naxos with a spectacular sailing boat with a small group of people and visited Shinoussa where we had time to relax, swim, snorkel and in the meantime the staff prepared lunch: it was really good food! Afterwards we sailed towards Koufonisia which I totally loved! It was my favourite visit in the whole holiday in Greece!

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