8 Day Cyclades Crewed Motor Yacht Itinerary
8 Day Cyclades Crewed Motor Yacht Itinerary - Discover Mykonos, Paros and Ios on your Greece Yacht Charter
The Cyclades are the picture-perfect cluster of Greek islands where ancient villages tumble down into beautiful bays. Reminiscent of the iconic settings shot in the film Mamma Mia! these islands feature rugged terrain, powder-white sand beaches and a myriad of activities on offer that are suitable for all. According to Greek mythology, Poseidon - God of the Sea - transformed the Cyclades into the individually unique islands that we recognise today. With sparkling turquoise waters, sweeping sunset views and superb food, these locations have so much to offer to fulfil 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 to get to know the crew on-board that will be with you to cater to your every need. The most traditional villages on Kythnos island are Chora and Driopida with stone houses and cobbled streets winding their way from mountains, while Loutra and Merihas have many tourist attractions. Whether you prefer the thrill of the watersports on board or spend the afternoon on the secluded white-sand beach 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. Sunset bars and restaurants balance effortlessly beside 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. The contemporary beachside lair of Scorpios Mykonos offers a relaxed vibe with an open air restaurant and bar for a sundowner beside the sea. 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 distinctive islands to retain its authenticity, character and charm among the archipelago. In a huge bay in northern Paros, there is the opportunity to 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 Ios
After breakfast on board, cruise to the picturesque island of Ios. Renowned for it’s lively atmosphere and buzzing nightlife, Ios is a hub of activity with markets and the famed village of Chora to explore. With some of the most breath-taking beaches leading out to the Aegean Sea, dive into warm waters and soak up the sun before enjoying cocktails at one of the many beachside bars on the island. If you aren’t tempted by the party scene, why not visit the imposing church Panayia Gremiótissa which stands on Ios’ highest point, affording sweeping sunset views over the open sea.
Day 6: Ios 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 welcome retreat, offering quieter shores, excellent food and friendly locals! Choose to have a dip in the tempting waters or climb the rocky terrain for unparalleled views over the sea. Cruise to Milos port for the night and enjoy a relaxing evening on board as you watch the sun set from the deck of your yacht.
Day 7: Milos to Sifnos
On your seventh day, cruise to the small and sheltered bay of Voudia on the north side of Milos. Relax here for a couple of hours before continuing your journey 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 served by the crew.
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.