The Cyclades is a group of 33 islands spread across the Greek Aegean sea comprising some of the most beautiful islands in the world! Gorgeous sandy beaches, architecture in white and blue, traditional lifestyle, folk music, warm, hospitable people and barren landscapes with isolated chapels turn a trip to the Cyclades into a lifetime experience.
The magical thing here is that every island has its own character although the Cyclades are best known for the hedonistic isles of Mykonos and Santorini, but they are actually comprised of nearly 200 islands each with its own unique feel and identity. With brilliant sugar-cube villages, rugged natural beauty and cosmopolitan style, these dramatic Greek islands have so much to offer to sailors of all forms. Also the famous Meltemi winds make for some exhilarating sailing and are particularly challenging in August making the Cyclades a perfect destination to explore either early or late in the season when the
breeze is still fun but more manageable.
Mykonos has been known as the island of the winds – it’s located in the heart of the Cyclades group and could be a yachting destination all on its own. Its fame has spread across the world, as a cosmopolitan and luxurious holiday destination. The island is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, countless restaurants ranging from well-known brands to simple tavernas, and plethora of bars and nightclubs to dance and have fun until the early morning hours. Undoubtedly, Mykonos is the ideal yacht charter holiday destination and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and preferences.
There are, however, two sides to this island that make it so unique. The first one is the obviously intense, shiny and cosmopolitan aspect of it, and the other one is particularly picturesque, with stone-paved alleys, whitewashed houses, country chapels and windmills, that ooze calm and peace. What makes this island special is that it can cover a variety of demands: you can visit it for its archaeological sites; get to know the local traditions in its picture-perfect villages; and you can explore its amazing beaches, considered by many as the top ones in the Aegean Sea. Chora is quite an impressive and picturesque Cycladic town. You will find top hotels and resorts, designer clothes and
goldsmiths boutiques, art galleries, and some of the most famous restaurants and bars in Greece.
Santorini now is situated at the most southern point of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea and is probably one of the most famous islands in the world. Santorini, considered one of the most romantic places on earth, is famous for its incredible sunsets, fine wine, and breathtaking views and is certainly a must destination for a yacht charter. The fact that you can sit in front of the caldera, enjoy local dishes, a drink or a coffee while gazing at the remarkable beauty of an active volcano is priceless! Moreover, Santorini is considered to be the most sought after place for a romantic yacht charter getaway in Greece, since there are not many places in the world where you can enjoy exquisitely clear waters while perched on the rim of a massive active volcano in the middle of the sea! The island has a growing reputation as a “wedding destination” for couples not only from Greece but from all over the world. A trip to Santorini with the other
half is a dream for anyone who has seen at least one photo of the island’s famous Caldera and exchanging kisses beneath Santorini’s famous sunset is the ultimate romantic experience!