During 7 days you'll visit Santorini, Milos, Mykonos and other islands.
Day 1: Lavrion - Kythnos (16 NM)
Marina Lavrion will be the first stop on this route. First, prepare the yacht for the cruise, familiarize yourself with the equipment, and discuss important details with the manager. After everything is accomplished, you’ll have time left to take a walk and explore Lavrion.
Day 4: Milos - Santorini (57 NM)
Of all the Greek island resorts, the prize for most romantic definitely goes to Santorini. The name is commonly understood to refer to all five islands of this small archipelago: Thira, Therasia, Palaia Kameni, Nea Kameni, and Aspronisis, shaped in a ring and rising from volcanic origins. Santorini’s unusual history resulted in some dazzling natural attractions: beaches with black sand, turquoise seas, cliff-side grottos, and exquisitely beautiful sunsets. The backdrop of such a stunning landscape helps to underscore the snow-white houses and blue church cupolas. This color combination has become Santorini’s calling card and now adorns hundreds of advertising photos. The island’s largest population centers are Thera, Oia, Phoenicia, Athenos, and Kamari. Some are frequented for the chance to enjoy the view of the caldera and volcano, while others for their proximity to the beaches. In Thera, an almost mandatory point on the itinerary is a visit to the church of St. Mina. The best beaches are considered to be Monolitos, Kamari, and Perissa. In the summer there’s no shortage of vacationers, so it’s better to head for some seclusion at Columbo beach in the eponymous cape.
Day 5: Santorini - Ios (18 NM)
Of all of the islands in the Cyclades, Ios is the most popular among young people. The dawn of its glory started in the 1970s, when the island became a favourite haunt for hippies. Today, you can find clubs here to suit any taste – especially in Hore, Ios’ main city. Party-lovers have also invaded the bay of Milopotas. If raving until dawn isn’t part of your plans, the beaches of Agia Theodoti, Calamas, Colizani, and Manganari are at your service. Paradoxically, the best way of exploring Ios in another light is to walk around Hore during the day. Old churches, the ruins of a Venetian fortress, classical white houses with a bounty of colors bursting in the garden, and a labyrinth of streets show you a completely different Ios, more tranquil and quiet. In Colizani, you can stop by the museum of modern art. In Agia, see Theodoti – a Hellenistic tower and the ruins of an ancient aqueduct. And in Plakotos , you’ll find Homer’s grave.
Day 6: Ios - Paros (35 NM)
Parikia is situated on the western side of Paros. It’s a classical city in the Cyclades, dotted with snow-white houses, blue shutters, and flat roofs. Parikia’s most famous attraction is the Byzantine church, Panagia Ekatontapiliani. It’s associated with a number of well-known legends, one of which asserts that as soon as the hundredth door in the building is found, the “sky will fall to earth.” For those who prefer modern amusements to contemplating ancient lore, Parikia also has lots of bars, restaurants, and clubs. It even has some pretty nice beaches close to the city like Delphini, Parasporos, and Aiya-Irini. Naousa is the second-largest port on Paros. In the winter, it’s home to just over a thousand people, but in the summer, it’s flooded with tourists. The reason for the island’s popularity is its authentic Greek flavour in both architecture and gastronomy. As a port city, Naousa hosts an annual Seafood-and-Wine Festival that runs from the beginning of July to the end of August. The local beaches, Piperi, Ayii Anagyri, Hriya, and Kolymbithres are of no less importance to tourists. Notably, Kolymbithres is particularly famed for its oddly-shaped cliffs right at the water’s edg and.Hriya is popular among surfers.
Day 7: Paros - Mykonos (21 NM)
The epithets “elegant,” “expensive”, and “fashionable” were worth thinking up if only for the purpose of describing the resorts of Mykonos. This island in the Cyclades is just as popular among affluent, beach-loving celebrities as the Alps and Aspen are among skiers. Politicians, musicians, and international movie stars flock to Mikonos every year to sail on yachts, learn windsurfing, or just stroll and tan. The island owes its name to one of Apollos’s sons, and its history to the centuries-long influence of passing Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. Mikonos got its modern look after the First World War, when Europe’s creative intelligentsia started frequenting the island. Movers and shakers followed the painters and artists and began to build up the island with fabulous hotels, villas, restaurants, and shops. Mykonos is distinct from its archipelago neighbours because of its milder climate, rocky hills, and wide-open bays. The main beaches – Ornos, Agios-Yannis, Platis Yalos, Psaru, Paranga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, and Elia – and resorts are concentrated on the southern coast. Mikonos’ capital is charming all by itself with fishing boats alongside massive yachts in the harbour, white houses with blue balconies in “Little Venice,” the maze of narrow streets in the Castro district, and the most postcard-worthy view of the whole island – the five windmills on Hora hill.
Day 8: Mykonos - Syros (19 NM)
Ermoupoli, the main urban center on the island of Syros, is a highly atypical city for Greece. It was founded relatively recently, in the 1820s, during the Greek War of Independence. It has no ancient structures or buildings, but its downtown has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a prime example of neoclassical style. The island of Syros is smaller than the other islands in the Cyclades, although Ermoupoli is officially its administrative center. In terms of tourist popularity, Syros also trails neighbouring Mykonos and Santorini, but many view this as one of its advantages. In Ermoupoli, it’s worth stopping by the museums (archaeological, Byzantine, and art). The Apollo theater – an exact copy of Milan’s La Scala is also a must-see. The local churches and cathedrals, most of which are catholic, stand for your enjoyment as well. For fantastic beaches, head for the villages of Agios Dimitrios, Thenikas, Posidonia, Galissas, and Klin. Some of them even have their own small mooring berths for yachts.
Day 10: Kea - Lavrion (14 NM)
Lavrion will be the final destination of the cruise. Much like Day 1, your final day will be devoted to matters of handing over the yacht. You should take time in advance to clean everything on board and ensure the equipment is in working order. The smoother the transfer, the more time you’ll have for a walk in the city.