Sample itinerary for a crewed yacht charter in the Cyclades
Day 1: Athens – Mykonos
- Depart from Athens and sail towards the lively island of Mykonos, known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant nightlife.
- Upon arrival in Mykonos, explore the charming town with its iconic windmills, narrow streets, and whitewashed buildings.
- Enjoy a leisurely walk along the picturesque waterfront of Little Venice, lined with colorful houses and cozy cafes.
- Indulge in the local cuisine at one of the many seaside restaurants, offering delicious seafood and traditional Greek dishes.
Day 2: Mykonos – Paros
- Sail from Mykonos to the beautiful island of Paros, famous for its sandy beaches and traditional Cycladic architecture.
- Spend the day relaxing on the golden sands of Golden Beach or Kolymbithres Beach, known for its unique rock formations.
- Explore the charming fishing village of Naoussa, with its whitewashed houses, narrow streets, and picturesque harbor.
- Visit the main town of Parikia, home to the iconic Panagia Ekatontapiliani church and the Frankish Castle.
Day 3: Paros – Naxos
- Sail from Paros to the largest island in the Cyclades, Naxos, known for its rich history and beautiful landscapes.
- Explore the historic town of Naxos, stroll along the waterfront promenade, and visit the impressive Portara, a massive marble gate dating back to ancient times.
- Wander through the narrow streets of the Old Town (Chora), where you can discover traditional shops, cozy cafes, and charming tavernas.
- Relax on the sandy beaches of Agios Prokopios or Agia Anna, enjoying the crystal-clear waters and the warm Greek sun.
Day 4: Naxos – Santorini
- Sail from Naxos to the famous island of Santorini, renowned for its stunning caldera views and romantic sunsets.
- Explore the picturesque village of Oia, known for its blue-domed churches and white-washed houses clinging to the cliffs.
- Take in panoramic views of the caldera and the Aegean Sea, and don’t miss the chance to capture the iconic Santorini sunset.
- Visit the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, an archaeological site showcasing the remains of a Minoan Bronze Age settlement, or relax on one of the volcanic black sand beaches.
Day 5: Santorini – Ios
- Sail from Santorini to the laid-back island of Ios, famous for its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife.
- Spend the day sunbathing on the golden sands of Mylopotas Beach, known for its crystal-clear waters and beachside bars.
- Explore the charming village of Chora with its winding alleys, traditional white houses, and panoramic views from the hilltop windmills.
- In the evening, experience the lively nightlife of Ios, with its bars, clubs, and beach parties.
Day 6: Ios – Serifos
- Sail from Ios to the peaceful island of Serifos, characterized by its unspoiled beauty and relaxed atmosphere.
- Explore the main town, Chora, with its traditional Cycladic architecture, narrow streets, and picturesque squares.
- Visit the beautiful Livadi Beach, lined with tavernas and cafes, or discover other secluded beaches along the coastline.
- Hike up to the hilltop Monastery of Taxiarches for breathtaking views of the island and the surrounding sea.
Day 7: Serifos – Athens
- Sail back from Serifos to Athens, enjoying the final day of your yacht charter.
- Take the opportunity to relax on the yacht’s deck and soak in the stunning views of the Aegean Sea.
- As you approach Athens, marvel at the iconic landmarks that greet you, such as the Acropolis and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Dock at the marina and bid farewell to the yacht and its crew.
Before departing, make sure to spend some time exploring Athens. Visit the world-famous Acropolis and its ancient ruins, including the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike. Stroll through the historic Plaka neighborhood, known for its charming streets, traditional tavernas, and souvenir shops.