The Cyclades group of islands is probably the most popular of islands to visit, located in the central Aegean sea. Travelers seeking an adventureous sailing holiday may find that the Cyclades is more for them to explore by yacht. The more popular of islands to visit include, but not limited to are Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Syros, Naxos, Kythnos, Milos, and Fologandros – depending on your time. The famous Mykonos and Santorini are certainly on the must-see list.
While if your time does not permit during your charter boat holiday to see both, at least one of these famous islands should be visited. Should you be embarking from Athens, it may not be possible to fit this journey entirely into a weeks’ yacht charter trip, but might squeeze in a few from this list. You must keep in mind not only the time but also the weather and sea conditions. Particularly in July and August, the Meltemi winds are the most active.
The Cyclades are definitely the the most visited and preferred destinations in all of Greece, as the sandy beaches, white-washed houses on the hilltops, excellent weather overall and amazing scenery draws the attentions of visitors worldwide. These islands are situated just off the southeastern coast of mainland Greece. There are approximately 40 islands. The volcanic island of Santorini is one of the feature islands and is renown for breathtaking views with small villages which hug the rugged cliffs which lead into the Aegean sea.
You have many reasons to get excited about a luxury yacht charter holiday in the Cyclades. Recognized as one of the most popular destination regions in the world, the Cyclades offers an abundance of everything you can expect from a luxurious, exciting, adventureous and relaxing Mediterranean holiday and possibly more. Famed for windy Mykonos and sunset eden Santorini, combined with the other beautiful islands – completes a spectacular sailing vacation in the Aegean islands of ancient Greece.
The yacht charter base ports which serve the Cyclades are Alimos (Kalamaki) marina, the Lavrion port in Athens. Favored for its crystal clear waters, beautiful sandy beaches, strong winds (Meltemi) is a great island charter area for ‘real’ Sailing holidays. As you explore these fascinating and breathtaking islands, you will find numerous untouched places which take you off the beaten track. Enjoy a lovely breakfast in a private bay and then later after all activities, the same night, put your dancing shoes on and dance the night away at anyone of the many night life entertainment establishments.
The name ‘Cyclades’ derives from the fact that the islands form a circle around the sacred land of Delos. The islands are near each other. Therefore you have choice in mooring places and exploring the features of each island. Scenic variety in shorelines, beaches, local shopping and cuisine, handcrafts, entertainment and diving spots; your are sure to find your paradise during your yacht charter in Greece.