Explore The Greek Isles And The Eastern Mediterranean
With its roots in classical mythology and a rich historical tradition set against rugged natural scenery, the Greek Islands and the surrounding Eastern Mediterranean countries are a dream destination all on their own, just begging to be explored via your own private yacht charter. In addition to the many World Heritage sites and archaeological excursions, there are gorgeous beaches, exquisite jewel-like villages, delicious local cuisine, and plenty of water activities to engage in on the Eastern passage through the Mediterranean Sea.
Here’s an example of the Greek Islands private yacht charter voyage our team would love to create for you and your guests…
DAY ONE: Athens And The Acropolis.
Your journey begins in the fabled capital city of Athens, the birthplace of Western Civilization and the home of many classical Greek antiquities, along with the Acropolis, the city’s eponymous Goddess of Wisdom and Learning Athena, and the more contemporary sights from the 2004 Olympic Games.
DAY TWO: The Byzantine Wonders Of Kea.
The next stop is part of the Cyclades group of islands, home to ornate Byzantine churches, picturesque landscapes featuring olive groves, emerald green valleys, and gleaming beaches, and intriguing coves with great scuba diving. Furthermore, avid divers can explore the wreck of the HMS Britannic (the sister ship of the Titanic). Kea is more popular with Greek locals than foreigners, lending it a more authentic feel than some of the more popular islands.
DAY THREE: Medieval Sifmos.
Known for its ancient gold and silver mines, medieval capital city of Kastro, and an exceptional restaurant scene that will ensure you and your guests dine like the modern day gods and goddesses that you are.
DAY FOUR: The Magic Of Milos.
Perhaps the most relaxing of the Greek Islands, when your private charter yacht docks in Milos you’ll be greeted by miles of gold sand beaches and shallow warm waters dotted with interesting caves to explore via snorkeling or scuba diving. On land, you can go horseback riding on the beach or simply relax, while adventurous visitors can go windsurfing.
DAY FIVE: Sublime Santorini.
The characteristic white domed churches, hillsides dotted with olive trees and whitewashed villages, and that impossibly deep blue sky could only be located on Santorini. The only Greek Island with an active volcano complete with a black sand beach, the amazing sunsets (which can be enjoyed from one of Santorini’s many delicious seafood restaurants) and exotic aquatic parks (if you are traveling with childen) shouldn’t be missed.
DAY SIX: Classic Charm On Paros.
With its quaint fishing villages, an old Venetian port, and the “Church of 1000 Doors” or the Panagia Ekatontapiliani which dates back to the fourth century, family friendly beaches and Aqua Parks, and more, Paros also has easy access to kite surfing and windsurfing for extreme sports buffs.
DAY SEVEN: Magnificent Mykonos.
Beautiful and romantic, this Greek Island has become one of the elite’s favorite destinations with its gorgeous hillside villages, white domed churches, three story medieval houses, windswept beaches, relaxed yet lively nightlife, and those cerulean blue skies that characterize the Cyclades. Step off on your personal megayacht at Mykonos and you’ve stepped into a fantastic new realm of beauty and luxury.
DAY EIGHT: Visit The Oracle At Delos.
The legendary home of the oracle of Delphi and several other important temples, including monuments dedicated to Apollo and Dionysius, the Sacred Lake where Apollo was born, the Lion’s terrace, and Cleopatra’s house, this island is an (armchair) archaeologist’s dream. Climb to the top of Mt. Kythos to get a sweeping view of it all, and let us arrange a customized tour so you and your guests can fully experience the impact this island on the classical Greek world.
DAY NINE: Relax, Refresh, And Rejuvenate On Syros.
Your last stop is idyllic Syros, a sleepy island that’s off the typical tourist routes, filled with peaceful beaches, locally popular tavernas, and plenty of authentic culture – the perfect place to conclude your journey.
Interested in traveling through the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond on a private yacht? Get in touch with our team – Y Experience the Greek Islands with us.