Greece – Mainland Greece
Considered one of the cradles of civilization, Greece is full of history and culture as the former epicenter of the ancient world. The archaeological sites and museums alone make it worth a visit, and the artistic heritage, mythical traditional, and charming lifestyle make it an ideal choice for a yacht charter journey.
Many trips begin and end in Athens with its intriguing mix of tradition and modernity – this 3400 year old capital combines spectacular temples and sites like the Acropolis and Parthenon with chic bars and restaurants and Olympic stadiums. Water sports lovers will enjoy experiencing the dive sites filled with shipwrecks, and everyone will love the stunning coastline and deep blue waters that surround Athens.
DAY ONE: Athens To Kea
The rugged, mountainous island of Kea and its idyllic vineyards and orchards are the perfect way to embrace the relaxed and luxurious pace of a yacht charter journey, making it the ideal first stop in your trip through the Cyclades.
DAY TWO: Kea To Sifnos
Start exploring the Greek Islands by making a trip around this circular group of islands and stopping at the port of Kamares, the ancient village of Kastro, and the sweeping sandy beaches of Vathi and Platys Gialos.
DAY THREE: Sifnos To Milos
There’s nothing more spectacular than the sunrise over the Cyclades from the hilltop haven of Kastro, and it makes for the perfect start to the day before cruising on to the port of Milos.
DAY FOUR: Milos To Santorini
The iconic Santorini island is perhaps the most famous port in the Cyclades, and there’s no better way to experience than on board one’s own private yacht. Start with a cable car journey to the central town of Fira, and then head to Oia to enjoy the stunning Santorini sunset and soak up the glamour of the Greek islands.
DAY FIVE: Santorini To Ios
Santorini isn’t the only glamourous island in this archipelago; its satellite islands of Palea, Nea Kameni, and Thirassia are home to sprawling beaches that make for wonderful stops on the way to a night’s anchorage at Ios.
DAY SIX: Ios To Paros
Considered one of the most enchanting Greek islands with great beaches and ideal conditions for windsurfing, the amazing collection of gourmet restaurants also put Ios on the yacht charter map.
DAY SEVEN: Paros To Mykonos
Mykonos is a favored home of the jet set, including Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis who originally made it a must-visit summer destination in the sixties. Now it’s home to both hedonistic parties and classic white-washed villages that ensure there’s something amazing for everyone.
DAY EIGHT: Mykonos To Delos To Syros
Conclude the journey with a stop at the mythological grounds of Delos (the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis) followed by a visit to the ancient island of Syros and its main town of Ermoupoli – the capital of the Cyclades – and enjoy a final Greek meal before heading back to Athens.
DAY NINE: Lipari and Palermo
Finish on the mainland of Sicily amidst Palermo’s medieval charm and incomparable natural harbor.