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Kythnos the 65 sandy beaches island

Sailing holidays to Kythnos from our Athens c and Mykonos harter bases

Kythnos is 30 miles due S of the large island of Evia and 25 miles SE of Cape Sounion at the NE limit of the Saronic Gulf. The island is a popular port of call for yachts sailing down from the harbours around Athens or from Lavrio in the Evia Channel and a regular stopping off point for yachts transiting the Corinth_Canall. There are two main harbours on the island, the main ferry harbour of Merikas on the W coast (which is not particularly yacht friendly) and the popular harbour of Loutra on the NE coast, which regularly accommodates up to 20 or so yachts on passage through the Cyclades. There are also a number of lovely anchorages on both the E and W coast of the island which can be used in the appropriate wind conditions. Kythnos is at the western fringe of the prevailing Aegean weather system and does not normally experience quite the same wind strengths as the islands further east . More information here : http://www.cruiserswiki.org/wiki/Kythnos