8 Day Cyclades Crewed Motor Yacht Itinerary
8 Day Cyclades Crewed Motor Yacht Itinerary - Discover Mykonos, Paros and Santorini on your Greece Yacht Charter
The Cyclades are the picture-perfect cluster of Greek islands where ancient villages tumble down into beautiful bays. According to Greek mythology, in a state of rage, Poseidon (God of the Sea) transformed the Cyclades nymphs into the group of islands that we know today. Imagine sparkling turquoise waters, sweeping sunset views and superb food as you fulfill your Greek Island dream on your luxury yacht charter holiday.
Day 1: Athens to Kythnos
Embark on your yacht charter in the beautiful and ancient city of Athens. As your captain takes you southeast through crystal clear waters towards the rugged and mountainous island of Kythnos, you can start getting to know your crew! The most traditional villages in Kythnos island are Chora and Driopida with stone houses and winding cobbled streets in the mountains, while Loutra and Merihas have many tourist attractions. Whether you prefer to make the most out of the watersports on board or spend the afternoon on the most beautiful beach on the island called Kolona, the choice is yours! Head back to your yacht in time for dinner on board, prepared by your crew.
Day 2: Kythnos to Mykonos
After breakfast on board, spend the morning swimming in the turquoise waters that lap the shores of Rineia Island. Later on, cruise to Mykonos, once known as the ‘Island of the Winds’ where you will find charming places to visit such as Little Venice. Imagine sunset bars and restaurants balanced precariously besides the water’s edge offering some of the freshest fish and unmissable views - try Katerina’s Restaurant and Cocktail bar for a relaxing meal in gorgeous surroundings. End the night in style at Mykonos’ Mediterranean Mecca Cavo Paradiso, the number 1 club in Greece. You might even be able to catch the sunrise if you stay out until the early hours of the morning!
Day 3: Mykonos
Your third day in the Cyclades will bring you to Kalafatis Bay, a stunning bay that stretches out on either side of a narrow, rugged headland. This is the perfect place for trying out the water toys on board before cruising to Psarou Beach. This is where you’ll find the trendiest beach restaurant in Mykonos, Nammos. Known for its bustling dinner scene and casual approach to Greek cuisine in an open air setting, an evening at Nammos is bound to be one to remember during your yacht charter! If you prefer a more intimate and romantic setting however, Eva's Garden is your best bet - serving local specialities such as spanikopita (spinach pie) to tzatziki and grilled fresh bream, dine beneath hanging vines for a delightful evening.
Day 4: Mykonos to Paros
On your fourth day, your captain will take you to Naoussa, one of the few islands to retain its authenticity, character and charm among the archipelago. Located in a huge bay in northern Paros, explore the underwater life for an hour or two deep-sea diving or if you prefer to stay on land, try horse riding! Explore the rocky terrain before spending the evening wandering around the streets of Paros for some shopping and fresh octopus in the famous Greek taverna Tsahpinis.
Day 5: Paros to Santorini
After breakfast on board, cruise to the stunning and volcanic island of Santorini. This is perhaps one of the most popular islands and one of the most romantic in the world. Dive into warm waters or walk up to the volcano summit Thira either by foot or by the traditional route, on a donkey. Enjoy sweeping sunset views over the main fishing port and the island’s best seafood at Psaraki.
Day 6: Santorini to Milos
Cruise to Kleftiko Bay in Milos, once a pirate hideaway that can only be reached by the sea. The horse-shoe shaped island of Milos is a warm welcome from the tourist crowds of Santorini, offering quieter shores, excellent food and friendly locals! Choose to swim in the gorgeous waters or climb on the rocky terrain for unparralleled vistas over the sea. Cruise to Milos port for the night and enjoy a relaxing evening on board as you watch the sun set from your aft deck.
Day 7: Milos to Sifnos
On your seventh day, cruise to the small and sheltered bay on the north side of Milos called Voudia. Relax here for a couple of hours before continuing to cruise to the sparkling bay of Sifnos Platys Gyalos. From here you can take buggies to drive to the capital of the island called Plaka or enjoy wonderful seafood and local wines at Omega 3, where the beachfront views and relaxed atmosphere make it a perfect spot for lunch or dinner. Built on the top of a hill, you can enjoy magnificent views over the bay. Here you will find winding streets of restaurants, bars and shops to pick up souvenirs for friends and family! Return to the yacht to enjoy one last exquisite meal on board your yacht.
Day 8: Sifnos to Athens
Today marks the last voyage back to Athens so enjoy a superb breakfast in Tropicana before preparing for your departure. Other popular places to visit are the the Ionian Islands so wherever you choose, get in touch today with our expert brokers who can personalise an itinerary thats suits you and your guests.