Sikinos

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Sikinos
36°40.5′N, 25°08.7′E Chart icon.png
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Satellite view of Sikinos

Sikinos (Σίκινος) is a small barren dry island E of Folegandros and W of Ios. Sikinos has an area of 41 km2 and is not heavily populated, it is relative underdeveloped. It has been recently declared an "Ecosystem of European Importance" because it hosts wild pigeons, rare cat vipers and sand snakes, black headed hawks, sea birds, and an occasional monk seal.

The island was named after Sikinos the son of Thoas, who was banished from Limnos, and was set adrift in a chest. The chest was washed here and Thoas was recovered by a sea nymph.

Sikinos was famous in antiquity for its wine.

Charts

BA
1037 Nisís Falkonera to Nísos Ios
Imray-Tetra
G33 Southern Cyclades (West)
NIMA
54320 Kiklades Nisoi to Kriti
Greek
415 Ydra to Sikinos

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

Islands

None.

Communication

  • Goast Guard - VHF channel 12
  • Olympia Radio - VHF channels 26 & 87

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Approaches to Sikinos are straightforward.

Berthing

Ports

Chart of Skala

Skala

Skala/wiki/Sikinos#Skala
Harbour icon Skala [[Sikinos#Skala|Skala]] (Σκάλα) 36°40.5′N, 25°08.7′E

Skala or Alopronia (Αλοπρόνια) is the harbor and only anchorage in Sikinos. The harbour is shallow with very limited room to manoeuvre and little space for yachts. In June 2009 there were depths of only 2.5 meters in the approaches. Larger yachts beware! Limited mooring options are either alongside the small quay or anchoring off, although the harbour is shallow and very rocky.

Warning: There are lots of rocks on west side of the little harbor.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

None.

Amenities

Facilities
Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Supplies
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs N/A
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A

Provisioning

Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.)


Transportation

There are daily boats to Folegandros and Ios and ferries 4-5 times a week to Piraeus.

Tourism

History

Give a short history of the island.

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Greece.

Comments

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