Attractive Greek Islands; Central & Eastern Cyclades

Attractive Greek Islands; Central & Eastern Cyclades

Central and Eastern Cyclades is the third part of the Cyclades islands of Greece. In this article, you can find many tips about the area. We believe that information very help full for your private gulet charters for Greek Islands.

– PAROS

Paros is located in the centre of the Cyclades islands and is considered one of the most popular gulet cruise destinations with unrivalled natural beauty, vast sandy beaches, crystalline seawaters and stunning scenery. The ruins in the archaeological sites and the important historical monuments all over the island are testimony to the island’s great prosperity in the past.

Blue dome of typical Greek church Paros Island

Paroikia

Paroikia is the capital town of Paros Island, a very beautiful Cycladic town, built on the site of the ancient settlement. During the summer season, the narrow streets of the traditional old town get filled with people who are enjoying the variety of popular shops, tavernas and restaurants.

Pounta

This is a coastal village, lying on lowland with cultivated fields. Here is the most favourite spot of windsurfers and kitesurfers.

Naousa

It is Paros’ most picturesque village and one of the most popular destinations, with colourful fishing boats, traditional white houses and narrow streets lined with cafeterias, fish restaurants, bars and clubs.

Lefkes

Lefkes is a particularly picturesque mountain village, surrounded by lush flora. The local neoclassical architecture features beautiful squares and narrow streets paved with marble. It is built on the highest location of Paros, offering a fabulous view of the island and the sea.

Agkairia – Alyki

These are two beautiful neighbouring villages. The beaches of Farangas and Trypiti, and in the area of Aspro Chorio the beaches of Lolantonis and Glyfa are worth to visit.

Prodromos

The architecture in this small beautiful village is an interesting one with well-tended traditional houses. Entrance to Prodromos is through an arch connecting the churches of Agios Spyridonas and Agios Nikolaos.

Marpissa

Marpissa is a lovely traditional village, with mediaeval structure, founded in the 15th century. It is located on a hill, a few kilometres away from the popular beaches of Logara and Piso Livadi.

Piso Livadi

Piso Livadi is one of Paros’ most beautiful villages, ideal for a quiet and calm vacation with a lovely sandy beach with blue flag, restaurants, cafés and relatively quiet, so to speak, clubs. 

Dryos

This is a village with a small harbour, where fishing boats and other small craft can be moored. There are traditional restaurants, cafés and bars by the village’s beach.


– ANTIPAROS

Antiparos islet is ideal for peaceful and quiet gulet holidays and is located next to Paros. It has an area of 38 sq. km, a coastline of 37.5 km and a population of 1,030 people.

Old city centre is Chora that built around the Venetian castle. Place is very special with its stone-pitched streets, whitewashed alleys, houses surrounded by flower beds and the big central square with a large eucalyptus tree.

There are  many beaches for swimming as Kaloudia, Agios Ioannis, Sifneikos Gyalos, Stavros, Psaralykes, Glyfa, Plaka, Apantima, Kalargyros, Soros, Agios Sostis, Faneromeni, Livadi, Agios Georgios, Agios Spyridonas, Epitafios and Monastiria.


– NAXOS

Naxos is the largest and most fertile island of the Cyclades group. In antiquity, the god Dionysus was worshipped on the island. According to mythology, Dionysus met a Minoan lady, Ariadne, who had been abandoned by Theseus in Naxos. From the ancient times to the present day the island has been producing citrus fruits of excellent quality, a wine that is renowned for its quality and very tasty cheese varieties.

Naxos Island in Greece

Old Naxos Town(Chora)

It is the capital town of the island with characteristic Cycladic culture elements and numerous monuments dating to various historical periods. The heart of the town is beating in Old Chora, the old castle town with cobblestone-laid alleys (kalderimia) and the Venetian castle.

You should add many locations on your trip route on the island. Most popular visitable places on Naxos island are; Agios Prokopios, Apeiranthos (Aperathos), Galini, Melanes, Plaka, Sagkri, Filoti, Apollonas and Agia Anna.

Best swimming points are Agios Georgios, beach of Agia Anna, Maragka, in Agiassos and Roou bay, Agios Prokopios beach, in Moutsouna, Apollonas beach,  Amiti,  Kalantou, Pachia Ammos, Chilia Vrysi, Mikra, Kampos, Abram, Agioi Theodoroi, Itona, Kastraki, Glyfada, Liona, in Mikri Vigla, Orkos, Azala, Ligaridia, Psili Ammos, Kleido and Panormos.


– DONOUSA

This is the northernmost island of the Small Eastern Cyclades group of islands. It is located east of Naxos and north of Amorgos. There are 140 inhabitants in four beautiful villages: Donousa or Stavros, Mersini, Charavgi (or Mesaria) and Kalotaritissa.

Donousa Village is a picturesque village built according to the typical Cycladic architectural style, and located on the south-western tip of the island, in a bay sheltered from the wind.

Ammoudi and Limni have sandy beach close to the harbour also Kedros, Vathy Limenari, Livadi, Fykio, Vatos, Kalotaritissa (Sapounochoma and Mesa Ammos), Trypiti and Skoulonisi are very special swimming points on island.

Kedros beach Donoussa Greece from above

– IRAKLEIA

Irakleia is a small island in the group of the Minor Eastern Cyclades, with just  115 residents. It is located between Ios and Naxos at the group’s westernmost tip. There are populations of Monachus, a Mediterranean seal species and caretta-caretta sea turtle on the island’s coasts. There are two villages on this island. These are Agios Georgios and Panagia.


– SCHOINOUSA

Schoinousa is located roughly at the centre of the Minor Eastern Cyclades group of islands, south of Naxos and northeast of Irakleia. It is a small island, with an area of 9 sq. km and a population of 200. There are three villages: Chora, Mesaria and Mersini.

Best swimming points in the island are Tsigkouri, Livadi, Alygaria, Gagavi, Kampos, Fontana, Almyros, Vazaiou, Lioliou beaches, Sifneiko, Fykio, Psili Ammos and Gero – Limiona.


– KOUFONISIA

Koufonisia islands are a group of two small islands, Pano Koufonisi (Upper Koufonisi) and Kato Koufonisi (Lower Koufonisi), which are separated by a narrow strait, 200 m. wide. They are located southeast of Naxos and west of Amorgos.

Popular beaches in Pano Koufonisi are Loutro, Parianos, Charokopos (Foinikas), Fanos, Platia Pounta (Italida) and Pori. Second part of island that Kato Koufonisi, best swimming points are Panagia, Deti and Nero.


– AMORGOS

The island is a place of “The Big Blue” movie that recorded in 1988. The island has been inhabited since Prehistoric times and prospered during the Cycladic Period. At that time, Amorgos developed a thriving trade, navigation and the arts. Three important ancient cities existed on the island, Minoa, Arkesini, and Aigiali.

View of the Aegiali beach, Amorgos island, Greece

Chora

It is considered one of the most picturesque towns in the Cyclades, situated approximately in the middle of the island, surrounded by mountains and a hill with old windmills.

Katapola

Katapola is the island’s main port, with beautiful white houses, traditional cafés, tavernas and restaurants, and comprises the areas Katapola, Rachidi and Xylokeratidi. The church of Panagia Katapoliani was built on the ruins of an Early Christian Basilica.

Arkesini

Arkesini is one of the most beautiful villages of the island. The lovely villages of Kato Meria

area (Lefkes, Vroutsis and Kοlofana) are also worth visiting. The remains of ancient Arkesini

were discovered at Kastri location.

Aigiali

It is the island’s second port, built at the South end of a sandy beach, with the nearby beautiful

villages of Lagkada, Tholaria and Potamos. There are ruins of Roman baths to be seen on the beach.

Kolofana – Kalotaritissa

These are stock farmers’ villages in Kato Meria area. Set off from Kalotaritissa cove to visit the sinuous beaches in this area, or take an excursion boat to the islet Gramvoussa and enjoy the beach of Mouros.

In Agia Anna, you can swim at Aigiali cove also in Levroso you can visit most popular beaches as Psili Ammos, Chochlaka, Chalara. Other beaches in Kalotaritissa are Mouros, Mavri Myti.

Kato Krotiri, Kato Kampos, Megalos Roukounas, Agios Panteleimonas, Maltezi, Plakes are popular and beaches around this island.

We would like to wish you wonderful private gulet cruises as Guletbookers Family. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone call, email, or WhatsApp.

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