ON THE PATH OF APOLLO
CYCLADES ISLANDS & SARONIC GULF
[one_half padding=”0 10px 0 0″]As one of the most amazing archipelagos in the Mediterranean, the Cyclades Islands offer a clear blue sky, shiny turquoise waters, sugar cube white houses around rocky cliffs, churches with blue domes, ancient ruins and natural wonders. The 220 Island chain attract variety of visitors with their cosmopolitan party hubs, rustic villages, beautiful sunsets on romantic bays and sea food restaurants that will be the high light of your yacht charter experience. [/one_half][one_half_last padding=”0 0 0 10px”]Including Mykonos and Santorini which are the most popular Islands in Greece, the Cyclades Islands are the best-known of the Greek Islands. A trip of three to four hours is necessary for joining the closest islands (Kythnos, Syros, Tinos, Sifnos). The highspeeds take half the time but cost twice as much. There are daily ferries from Pireaus to all these islands, with the exception of Kea which you get to from Lavrion, and Andros which you get to from Rafina.[/one_half_last]
ATHENS – KITHNOS – SYROS
We will start our Greek yacht charter vacation from Athens by setting sail to Kithnos Island and then to Syros.
After a briefing about the yacht and the itinerary from the crew you will depart Athens and arrive to Kolona Bay on Kithnos Island for a swimming break, lunch on board and optional water sports. We will move on to Ermoupoli on Syros Island for the evening, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
Syros island features an incredible beauty and a unique charm. The colorful landscapes and green plains that appears on the mountains are what’s making this Island a magical place. The capital of Syros, Ermoupolis, so called the Queen of the Cyclades Islands, is a pretty place with its neoclassic architecture.
SYROS – DELOS – RINIA – MYKONOS
We will start our day with a journey to Delos Island where a local tour guide will present you the wonders of that amazing place. As the birth place of the God Apollo and his twin sister Artemis this was once a Sacred Island. For over 500 years, Delos was the spiritual and commercial center of the entire Aegean. Today, the only inhabitants of this Island are the ancient ruins and their caretakers.
From here, you will cruise to Rinia Island where we will spend the morning and the afternoon swimming in the crystal clear turquoise waters and optional water sports. In the evening, we will set sail to Psarou Bay in Mykonos where an optional excursion to Mykonos town is available for our guests.
Famous Gourmet restaurants and cocktail bars are waiting for you after some free time that you will have for shopping.
Matsuhisa Nobu, Katrines are only few of the world wide famous restaurants located in Mykonos that is also reputable for its big nightlife.
MYKONOS – PAROS
Early in the morning we will cruise to Paros, one of the most popular Greek Island located in the heart of the Cyclades, and enjoy an afternoon of relaxation.
Today is completely yours and many activities are waiting for you, such as swimming and participating to water sports, visiting the beautiful town and shopping before dining in a traditional Greek tavern or have a BBQ on the beach accompanied with the sunset. The popularity of Paros Island is due among others to exquisite sandy beaches, traditional Parian villages with whitewashed cubic houses in paved alleys, crystal waters, colorful flowers, lovely chapels, and an exciting nightlife…
PAROS – IOS – SANTORINI
We will leave Paros for cruising to Maganari beach on Ios Island, where we will spend the day, on the white sandy beaches with their shiny blue waters. We will move on and anchor to Santotini Island overnight. An excursion to the beautiful paths of Thira, the capital is among what’s waiting for you in Santorini, that was a circular Island, but a massive volcanic explosion around 3,500 years ago blew out the center of it. The surrounding islands are the remains of the crater, and the sea has been filled, forming a beautiful bay. Sunsets on the island are particularly attracting; all the bars and taverns in Fira are facing west over the sunken volcano, waiting for the famous Santorini Sunset.
SANTORINI – MILOS
First thing we will do after leaving Santorini, we will travel to Kleftiko beach on Milos Island where we will making a swimming break in the azure sea and exploring the Blue Caves. In the evening, we will cruise to the main port in Milos, Adamantas, for the night. A Cycladic Island, Milos is famous for the statue of Aphrodite located now in Louvre, and for her traditional homemade cuisine.
MILOS – POLIAIGOS – FOLEGANDROS
Today, we will be cruising from Milos Island to Polyaigos island, which is perfect for a swimming break and optional watersports. Spend the day enjoying the amazing turquoise waters before setting sail to Folegandros Island in the early evening. A small Greek Island in the Aegean Sea, Folegandros has a traditional Island atmosphere, cosy villages and breathtaking landscapes, varied, including tall cliffs and a large caves.
Chora, the capital of the Island, is built on the edge of a 200 meter high cliff. Take an optional excursion to the small square in the village, follow ancient paths and enjoy a traditional dinner on this charming island.
FOLEGANDROS – MONEMVASIA
Cruising from Folegandros we will set sail to Pelloponisos and Kiparissi beach, which has a different ambience to the Cyclades Islands with its green hills rolling to the sea. We will be spend our day and the overnight here and have plenty of time for swimming. You will have the occasion to relax either on the beach or on board, but be prepared for some surprises from the crew in the late afternoon.
MONEMVASIA – SPETSES
We will cruise to Zogeria Bay where you will spend the day swimming and enjoying optional watersports. This is the part of Greece that belongs to the Saronic Gulf and has a very different feel from the the Cycladic one with trees close to the sea and amazing turquoise waters. In the evening we will anchor to Spetses island for the overnight. With a traditional architecture, picturesque beaches and bays, take time in the evening to discover the island and, enjoy a ride through the village center on a horse buggy if you wish.
SPETSES – HYDRA
In the morning we will be cruising to Dokos Island where we will spend our day with swimming breaks and other water activities. Dinner and overnight will be at Hydra island. Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands located in the Aegean Sea. Here cars or motorcycles are not allowed and transportation is done with donkeys, bicycles, and water taxis. However, the inhabited area is compact enough allowing most people to walk everywhere.
HYDRA – ATHENS
Arriving to Athens where our lovely 10 days long Cyclades Islands and Saronic Gulf yachting adventure comes to an end. Our final journey will be from Hydra Island to Athens, with a swimming break en-route. You will disembark Upon arrival at Athens Floisvos Marina, and end your luxury yacht charter holydays. Don’t forget to follow us on social media to be informed about our promotions and news.
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