10 Days, from Athens to Athens
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.
490 nautical miles
Ideal in the summer season
Day 1Athens -Kithnos (kolona Bay) - Syros
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 2Syros – Delos – Rinia - Mykon
Day 3Mykonos - Paros
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 4Paros – Ios - Santorini
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 6Milos – Poliaigos - Folegandros
Day 7Folegandros – Monemvasia
Day 8Monemvasia - Spetses
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 9Spetses - Hydra
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.
Day 10Hydra - Athens
Travel to Athens to disembark from your charter yacht.
Your final journey will be from Hydra island to Athens, with a short swim stop en-route. Upon arrival at Athens Floisvos Marina, you will disembark and end your luxury yacht charter vacation.
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