Skhinoussa a heaven for sailors
Sailboat charter Cyclades. Schinousa is a small island in the Small Cyclades ( - Mikres Kyclades) group. It has about 85 inhabitants. Its harbor Mersini or Myrsini, has a few houses and two restaurants but most of the people live in the village of Chora or Panayia. There many nice and isolated beaches around the island. For many years cruisers have been wondering about a palatial house on the cape south of Mersini (depicted on the chart as "Large House"). In 2006 this house was raided by the Greek police and a large number of looted antiquities were recovered. The house belonged to Christos Michaelides and his partner Robin Symes who has been convicted of trafficking in illicit antiquities along with Getty Museum curator Marion True..