The Greek Islands are some of the most beautiful in the world, providing charterers with an incredible experience of culture, history and natural beauty. We have come up with a brilliant 7-day itinerary, starting in Athens with stops at Mykonos, Paros and Santorini. Get ready for traditional Greek tavernas, brilliant seafood and a host of small shops and bars!
Day 1 – ATHENS – KEA
Kea is an exceptionally picturesque island. On the south side of Nikolaos Bay – which was a pirate stronghold in the 13th c. – lies the little port of Korissia, built on the side of ancient Korissia. One of our highlights is the beautiful anchorage of Poleis. Vourkari is a small bay with many traditional taverns, small shops and bars and is certainly worth a visit.
The beautiful harbour at Syros is a landmark in Greek history. The beauty of this island is mostly due to its superb capital, which has many Venetian and Neo–Classical buildings, and to its many small villages which are examples of Cycladic settlements.
Day 3 – SYROS – MYKONOS
The most popular island of Cyclades Group, famous from the international jet set visitors. Mykonos is the St Tropez of the Greek Islands. A very active night-life in combination with beautiful beaches and excellent restaurants makes this place a must see in your list.
Day 4 – MYKONOS – PAROS
Considered as one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades. Three bays cut deep inland – in the west, the sheltered Paroikia Bay, with the island’s capital that serves as the main sailing port. In the north the bay which shelters the little town of Naoussa, which in Roman times was the island’s main port for the shipment of Lychnites marble; and in the east the flat Marmara bay. Paros is on the way of becoming the next Mykonos, especially among Greeks, it has fantastic night life and plenty of choices for dining.
Day 5 – PAROS – NAXOS
Naxos is one of the biggest islands of Cyclades. The old town market, the Venetian castle, the church of Panagia Mirtidiotissa are only but a few of the many things that Naxos has to offer to the visitors. It is an island with impressive mountainous landscapes with many isolated traditional villages and some of Europe’s most beautiful golden sandy beaches. Everybody who visits Naxos comes back, it is a unique place with more than 98 km of breathtaking sandy beaches.
Day 6 – NAXOS – IOS
A small island in the heart of the Cyclades – Ios is said to be the island of youth, where young people from all over the world meet and enjoy their summers. Famous for its vivid nightlife with an uncountable number of bars, cafés, clubs and restaurants and for its beaches with crystal clear waters. The little port of Ios, with the domed Church of Ayia Irini (17th c.) lies in a sheltered bay on the west coast of the island. One kilometre up the fertile Kato Kampos Valley, conspicuously and picturesquely situated on the hillside, is the chief place on the island, Ios.
Day 7 – IOS – SANTORINI
Santorini has become one of the most iconic islands in the world, thanks to its setting, delicious cuisine and wines, as well as the breathtaking views over the submerged volcano. Whether you are looking for a beach with red, white or black sand, Santorini has it all! Our favourite luxury sailing yacht in this region is the stunning CALISTO, an 80ft Nautors Swan. She has 3 spacious staterooms, accommodating up to 6 guests, making this a very popular choice for families.
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