10 Day Greece Charter Itinerary - Athens to Athens
Cyclades & Saronic Gulf
490 nautical miles*
Ideal for Summer Season
One of the most beautiful archipelagos in the Mediterranean, the Cyclades offer clear blue skis, glittering turquoise waters, sugar cube houses that tumble down rocky cliffs, blue-doomed churches, ancient ruins and natural wonders. From superyacht hotspots such as Santorini and Mykonos to secret hideaways, the 220-strong island-chain suits a variety of travellers. Discover rustic villages, cosmopolitan party hubs, romantic bays, glorious sunsets and fantastic seafood restaurants on your 10-day yacht charter around the spectacular waters of the Aegean Sea.
- Day 1
Athens -Kithnos (kolona Bay) - Syros80 nm*
After a safety briefing from the crew you will depart Athens and travel to Kolona Bay on Kithnos Island for swimming and water sports. The day will be spent here, including lunch on board your charter yacht before you move on to Ermoupoli on Syros Island in the evening, where you will enjoy dinner and spend the night. Syros island features dignified beauty and unique charm. The alternating landscapes and fertile plains that pop up from abrupt mountains are elements that create the magic of the island. The capital of Syros, Ermoupolis, or Queen of the Cyclades, is very pretty with many neoclassic buildings. It has always been a significant port town, and during the 19th century it was even more significant than Piraeus.
- Day 2
Syros – Delos – Rinia - Mykonos32 nm*
Marvel at the ancient sights on Delos Island before moving on to Mykonos Psarou bay, via Rinia Island.
The day begins with a journey to Delos Island where a local tour guide will take you on a journey of discovery. Once a Sacred Island, it is the legendary birthplace of the Sun God Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. For 500 years, tiny Delos was the religious and commercial center of the entire Aegean. Today, the only remaining inhabitants are its treasured ruins and their caretakers. From here, you will travel to Rinia Island where you will spend the remainder of the morning and the afternoon swimming in the crystal clear waters and enjoying water sports. In the evening, cruise to Mykonos Psarou bay and take an excursion to Mykonos town. Make the most of the shops before dining in one of the famous gourmet restaurants and enjoying a few cocktails later on at the famous Mykono’s bars. Mykonos is one of the most cosmopolitan islands in Greece known for its diverse nightlife, vast numbers of bars and lounges, famous nightclubs, and world famous gourmet restaurants such as Matsuhisa Nobu, Katrines etc. The island is also famous for its exclusive shops and world class fashion brands.
- Day 3
Mykonos - Paros20 nm*
Travel to Paros Island and enjoy an afternoon of leisure.
Whatever you want to do, the day is yours. You will cruise from Mykonos to Naousa on Paros island where you can choose from a number of activites - swimming and water sports, visit the picturesque town for a shopping trip before dining in a traditional Greek tavern or have a BBQ on the beach and witness the sunset. The choice is up to you. The island of Paros is one of the most popular Greek islands. Located in the heart of the Cyclades, in the Aegean sea, it is situated in front of Naxos and near Mykonos. It's popularity is due to a number of factors - exquisite sandy beaches, crystal waters, Parian traditional villages with whitewashed cubic houses in narrow paved alleys, colourful bougainvilleas, lovely chapels, an exciting nightlife... The list is endless. Naousa, a beautiful cosmopolitan harbour, offers great choices for traditional dining, shopping and entertainment.
- Day 4
Paros to Ios & Santorini55 nm*
Spend the day making the most of the crystal blue Aegean waters before spending the night in Santorini.
After cruising from Paros to Maganari beach on Ios island, you will spend the day here on the white sandy beaches with their crystal clear blue waters. In the evening you will move on to Santotini Island where you will anchor overnight. There is plenty to see and do here, including an excursion to the beautiful paths of Thira, the capital. Santorini used to be circular, but a massive volcanic explosion around 3,500 years ago blew out the center of the island. High cliffs jutting into the sea are all that's left of the crater rim. The surrounding islands are the remains of the sides of the crater, and the sea has filled in the gaps, forming a beautiful bay. Sunsets on the island are particularly striking; all the restaurants and bars in Fira face west over the sunken volcano and the Aegean Sea, awaiting the famous Santorini Sunset.
- Day 5
Santorini-Milos86 nm*Explore the caves on Kleftiko beach, Milos.Leaving Santorini first thing, you will travel to Kleftiko beach on Milos Island where you will spend the day enjoying watersports, swimming in the azure sea or exploring the caves by tender. In the evening, you will cruise to Adamantas, the main port in Milos where you will spend the night. A Cycladic Island, Milos is famous for the statue of Aphrodite, now in Louvre, and for her homemade traditional cuisine.
- Day 6
Milos – Poliaigos - Folegandros32 nm*Spend the day on Polyaigos beach before discovering the quaint island of Folegandros.Today, you will cruise from Milos Island to Polyaigos island, which is perfect for swimming and watersports. Spend the day enjoying the stunning blue waters before heading to Folegandros Island in the early evening. A small Greek Island in the Aegean Sea, Folegandros features a traditional Island atmosphere, cosy small villages and breathtaking views. The landscape is varied and includes tall cliffs and a large cave. The capital of the Island Chora, is built on the edge of a 200 meter high cliff. Take an excursion to the small square in the village, tread ancient paths or enjoy a traditional dinner on this charming little island.
- Day 7
Folegandros to Monemvasia100 nm*
Revel in the beauty of Kiparissi beach and spend the night here.
Cruising from Folegandros you will head towards Pelloponisos and Kiparissi beach, which has a different feel to the Cyclades with its greenery rolling up over the hillside from the sea. The day will be spent here, giving you plenty of time to swim or enjoy the watersports on offer. You will spend the night here too, either on the beach or on board, but be prepared for some surprises from the crew in the late afternoon.
- Day 8
Monemvasia to Spetses30 nm*
Explore Spestes Island of the Saronic Gulf, one of Greece’s most cosmopolitan holiday destinations.
To begin, you will sail to Zogeria Bay where you will spend the day swimming and enjoying the watersports on offer. This part of Greece belongs to the Saronic gulf and has a different feel to it than the Cycladic one with trees close to the sea and beautiful clear waters. In the evening you will move on to Spetses island for the night. With traditional architecture, picturesque sandy beaches and secluded bays, take time in the evening to explore the island and, if you wish, enjoy a ride through the village centre on a horse buggy.
- Day 9
Spetses to Hydra23 nm*
Explore the charming island of Hydra on foot.
Jet off to Dokos Island for exquisite swimming and other water activities. You will spend the day at Dokos Bay before setting off to Hydra island for the evening and overnight. One of the Saronic Islands of Greece, Hydra is located in the Aegean Sea. Cars or motorcycles are not allowed by law meaning donkeys, bicycles, and water taxis are the only means of public transportation. The inhabited area, however, is so compact that most people walk everywhere. Enjoy souvenir shopping as well as the beautiful architectural houses.
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*All distances are approximate