Lil Cyclades

Between Naxos and Amorgos are a small group of approximately twelve islands known as the “Lil Cyclades.” The area is composed of predominantly rocky islands in the Aegean Sea. These little gems (called “Small Cyclades”) hide beautiful coves, creeks, and beaches.

Lil Cyclades
Lil Cyclades

About a dozen small Cyclades exist, but only four are inhabited. These four islands are Donoussa, Pano Koufonissi, Schinoussa, and Iraklia. You’ll find many places to explore, relax, and enjoy these islands’ natural beauty.

Places to see

These islands are best seen on your private yacht. During the summer months, many yachts seek shelter in these islands from the Meltemi winds.


  • Kendros Beach
  • Livadi
  • Stavros’ Beach


  • Livadi
  • Voriní Spiliá
  • Tourkopígado


  • Ámmos Beach
  • Pori Beach
  • Fínikas Beach
  • Fanos


  • Tsigoúri
  • Alygariá
  • Almyrós
  • Psilí Ámmos
Lil Cyclades beach with mountain in background, sandy beach with footprints and calm ocean
Lil Cyclades

Lil Cyclades | Climate

The Cyclades Islands enjoy a Mediterranean climate, with mild, moderate winters and warm, sunny summers. Low temperatures range from around 11 °C in January and February to around 25 °C in July and August. Of course, rain is always a possibility, especially in the winter.

Lil Cyclades | Gastronomy

The sunny days on the islands are ideal for drying foods such as octopus, tomatoes, okra, and grapes. Drying the foods allows them to keep longer and become more flavorful. In addition to dried foods, the variety of local seafood is fantastic. You’ll find it prepared boiled, baked, fried, or grilled on charcoal and served with olive oil and lemon.

Generally, the best places to eat on the Lil Cyclades are mainly in the main settlements and ports. However, you’ll find delightful cuisine scattered around, sometimes even where you don’t expect it.

Getting around Lil Cyclades

This is the perfect destination if you want a genuinely exclusive vacation experience. This group of islands is less frequented than some of the Cyclades islands because of its difficult position, but that means you’ll have the place practically to yourself.

There are limited accommodation options in the area, so booking a private yacht is the best way. You’ll be able to island hop to your heart’s content, and regular ferries from Naxos make getting around during the summer season a breeze.

So what are you waiting for? Lil Cyclades is the perfect place to escape the crowds and enjoy peace on your private luxury yacht.

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