Yachting itinerary for the Cyclades
At the heart of the Aegean lie the Cyclades, where steady winds, dramatic landscapes and natural harbors make them a haven for waterborne travelers. Each island is surprisingly individual so, when you join them all together, you have a wonderful mix for the perfect Cyclades yachting itinerary.
Day 1 Athens – Kea
Cruise towards the mountainous island of Kea. Characterized by valleys, vineyards and orchards leading down to idyllic coves. Spend the day acclimatizing to the relaxed pace of life on board.
Day 2 Kea – Sifnos
Make your way around the circular archipelago, cruising past Kithnos and Serifos to Sifnos. Divide your time between the cosmopolitan port Kamares, the old village of Kastro, or the beach havens of Vathi and Platys Gialos.
Day 3 Sifnos – Milos
Watch the sunrise over the Cyclades from the medieval hilltop village of Castro before leisurely cruising on to Milos.
Day 4 Milos – Santorini
Santorini is the most popular destination of the Cyclades archipelago. Take a cable car ride to the island’s main town of Fira. Late afternoon, make your way to Oia to catch the world-famous Santorini sunset.
Day 5 Santorini – Ios
Cruise around Santorini’s satellite islands of Thirassia, Palea and Nea Kameni for stunning beaches before heading north for a peaceful night’s anchorage at Ios.
Day 6 Ios – Paros
The island of Paros is one of the most enchanting Greek islands. Good beaches, ideal windsurfing conditions and a profusion of restaurants make it a firm favorite on the cruising map.
Day 7 Paros – Mykonos
For years the island of Mykonos has welcomed the jet set, following the likes of Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis, whose seal of approval made it the must-visit summer destination in the ‘60s. The island became a hedonistic party spot in the ‘70s and today it attracts a broad cross-section of any who like to party past sunrise.
Day 8 Mykonos – Delos – Syros
Walk the sacred grounds of Delos – birthplace of Apollo and Artemis – before cruising on to the ancient island of Syros. Step ashore to the main town of Ermoupoli, the capital of the Cyclades archipelago, and enjoy a final delicious mezze before cruising overnight to Athens.