Ideal for Summer Season
An island-hopping adventure from Mykonos to Athens makes for the perfect summer escape. Take in all the beauty spots of the Cyclades Islands, a quintessential Greek archipelago known across the world for its unparalleled beauty and idyllic charm. Whatever is on your agenda, from exploring historic whitewashed villages and reclining on gorgeous beaches to dining on fresh seafood, taking in the party hotspots or trying your hand at watersports, this eight-day itinerary will fulfil all your wishes.
- Day 1
Embark in Mykonos Distance: 20 nm*
Embark on your Greek yacht charter in Mykonos at around midday. The island is generally regarded as the prettiest of the entire Cycladic island group. Whitewashed houses and windmills overlook the town and port.
Mykonos has hundreds of narrow streets that one can easily wander for hours. Before you embark on your yacht charter, be sure to visit one of the islands decadent restaurants such as M-Eating or Bill & Coo Gastronomy project.
Following this, you will cruise to Paros in the afternoon. Several colourful events take place on this island every year, such as the wine and fish festival during the summer months. A visit to the monastery of Panagia Ekantontapiliana is a must. When you've had your fair share of exploring, you will travel north to the lovely village of Naoussa. Its authenticity and charm will give you a taste of what to expect in the following days of your charter vacation.
- Day 2
Naousa to IosDistance: 25 nm*
Ios is a tiny island and another picturesque place to visit. Coasts with cliffs, beautiful shores and beaches covered in white sand surround the island.
Stroll around the narrow streets of the main town and admire the numerous churches and the gorgeous views. Manganari is one of the most picturesque beaches of Ios. Due to its remote location and the long distance from the Chora (23km), the beach remains undisturbed from the noisy crowds.
The secluded bay is protected from the strong winds offering calm swimming and snorkelling. Scenes from the famous movie “Le Grand Bleu” were actually shot in Manganari, revealing the extraordinary water quality and beautiful scenery. You may wish to organize an unforgettable barbecue here to end your day.
- Day 3
Revel in the heritage of SantoriniDistance: 75 nm*
Leaving early from Maganari, you will cruise around of the famous shores of Santorini where you will discover the ancient history of Greece.
Following a late breakfast, you and your guests will arrive in Santorini and spend the day exploring its historically rich monuments. Begin your trip with a visit to the Akrotiri, where you will uncover the ancient heritage of Greece's bronze age.
If you are looking to unwind and spend some quality time on board your luxury charter yacht, we recommend that you pay a visit to White beach. Alternatively, you may wish to remain in the city and reserve a table at Santo Wine where you will get a delightful taste of Greek cuisine while overlooking the Mediterranean sea.
- Day 4
Decompress in the glistening waters of MilosDistance: 25 nm*
You will spend your morning at Bellonias Beach Club, where you will dine and unwind in style before you venture to Milos.
Well known for its rich natural resources and the famous statue Venus de Milo, which now resides in the Louvre, Milos is unique for its astonishing lunar landscape which creates unbelievable and imposing rocky formations coloured in deep red, brown or glimmering white - you will be remiss if you do not add a trip to Sarakiniko Beach when you visit Milos.
Milos is a favourite charter island as it combines the blue Caribbean water and Greek hospitality, presenting a fabulous environment to spend the day. You will lounge about your superyacht and enjoy the vistas, followed by a trip to a nearby secluded cover where you and your guests can use the onboard water toys. In the late afternoon, you may also wish to reserve a table at Oh Hammos, a popular family-run restaurant that serves authentic Greek cuisine.
- Day 5
The island of SifnosDistance: 10 nm*
Following your water adventure from yesterday, on this day of your charter, your motor yacht will take you to Sifnos.
Fringed by sandy beaches, you and your guests will spend the day exploring the serene and endearing coasts of Sifnos. There are many famed diving spots located in the southern part of the island that is sure to provide an enjoyable and memorable afternoon for everyone on board.
The island is also famed for its pottery, which make for impressive and bespoke souvenirs to bring back from your travels. You will spend your evening at Kamaras, a small coastal settlement on the North-Western face of Sifnos, where you will discover the charm and vibrant energy of the island. Mingle with locals and they will direct you to the best tavernas where you will dine before returning to your superyacht.
- Day 6
Explore the landscape of Serifos Distance: 10 nm*
Nearby is the island of Serifos, where you will spend your day marvelling at the natural beauty of the island.
Dramatically rocky and verdantly vibrant, Serifos presents a wonderful opportunity for charterers looking to actively explore Greece's wilderness. Boasting many proud mountains the island is host to many nature trails that lead up to awe-inspiring vistas.
However, if you prefer you can spend your day in the harbour town of Livadi, where the bustling cobblestone streets will lead you to buzzy markets, private beach clubs, and local taverns. There are still many monuments here to discover, such as Isidoros Church and Serifos Museum.
- Day 7
Round off in KythnosDistance: 65 nm*
Cruise North and you will discover the island of Kythnos, where you will spend the last full day of your charter vacation.
In Kythnos you will find beautiful sandy beaches, whitewashed houses, small cafes called “Kafenion“ in Greek, and a unique atmosphere where life seems endless. There are many gorgeous villas and settlements around the coast that offer food, clothes, and jewellery for the guests who wish to do some last-minute shopping.
The terrain is mainly mountainous, but the harshness of the bare earth is relieved here and there by vines or fig-trees, while pretty little bays form indentations in its coastline provide cosy nooks to unwind in comfort and privacy. The capital of the island called Hora or Messaria stands on a hillside plateau, 8 km from Merihas. It is a typical Cycladic village, noted for its beautiful churches with their fine wood carving, sanctuary screens and icons.
- Day 8
Disembark in Athens
Named after the goddess of Wisdom, Athena, Athens, is one of the most magical cities in the world and is where you will end your luxury yacht charter.
Relish the time you have in the morning having your final meal while cruising the tranquil waters. When you arrive, be sure to explore the many landmarks of Athens, such as the Parthenon.
There is so much to do and explore in this historic destination that it may be in your best interest to spend the evening before you return home. Be sure to spend some time reflecting on the experiences that you have had on your vacation through the Mediterranean, perhaps you will already be planning your next charter adventure.
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*All distances are approximate