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The Aegean Sea around Ikaria is a sailing paradise and the short distance between Ikaria and its island neighbor, Fourni Islands, makes Ikaria's south coast an ideal base for day sailing trips. Experience a fun filled day of adventure and sailing to Fourni's beautiful beaches and mysterious hidden coves. The Fourni Islands, also known as the "Pirate Islands", used to be a haven for pirate ships! Its also the place with the most sunken shipwrecks anywhere in the world! Fourni is a well known fishermen's island and famous for its fresh and affordable seafood and lobster.
The sailing trip features snorkeling, kayaking and swimming at a choice of different coves and beaches and the option to have lunch at a seaside taverna or onboard. Departures are from either Agios Kirikos new yacht marina or Faros Beach, and multi-day bareboat or crewed charters are also available for those wishing to visit other Greek Islands as a compliment to their stay in Ikaria.
Departing from Ikaria we setoff bearing east for a pleasant 10nm morning sail and after 1.5 hrs we arrive at Keramidou Beach which is located in a picturesque and sheltered bay. We spend the afternoon swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and relaxing at the beach. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the local family owned seafood taverna, take a short walk up to the beautiful church of St. Demetrios perched high above the island and admire the amazing panoramic views or explore the nearby port town of Thymaina.
Guests are welcome to assist in sailing or just relax and enjoy. Return to Agios Kirikos marina or Faros Beach is in the late afternoon. Suitable for all ages.
On trips that depart from Faros, guests depart from the beach where Captain Kostas will be waiting to transport you via private dinghy the short distance out to your anchored sailing yacht.