Greece Cyclades Explorer

Luxury skippered sailing holidays

Greece Cyclades Explorer

7Days    From  €1,085pp
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Greece Cyclades Explorer

Greece Cyclades Explorer

Discover the Cyclades, famed for sandy beaches, iconic blue and white architecture and some of the most famous Greek Islands. Sharing a yacht with other guests, this trip is ideal for those looking for a more adventurous holiday with stronger winds to get involved and sail to these picturesque islands.

Highlights

Paros

Experience Greek Island living admiring Cycladic white and blue architecture.

Schiounoussa

Taste some of the best local seafood watching one of the world's best sunsets.

Koufonisia

Swim in pristine, untouched beaches and discover hidden wrecks.

Ios

Discover beautiful bays and the very best of Greek hospitality.

Itinerary

The itinerary and sailing route is subject to change dependent on weather and prevailing conditions. Guests under the age of 18 are only permitted on whole yacht bookings or our Private Yacht Charters.

Day 1

Paros

Known for a laid-back atmosphere, Paros offers an authentic taste of Greek Island living with traditional Greek hospitality and Cycladic white and blue architecture. Take a stroll amongst the picturesque chapels, monasteries and windmills before meeting your crew at the marina.

Day 1 cont

Antiparos

Departing Paros in the afternoon we'll have a short sail to our first island, Antiparos. Enjoy a swim at the untouched sandy beaches before strolling the cobbled and peaceful walkways of this charming town. In the evening, sit down to a delicious traditional Greek feast while admiring your first fiery Greek sunset.

Day 2

Ios

After a morning swim we sail to the beautiful island of Ios. Enjoy the peaceful side of this island discovering secluded beaches and charming bays or make your way to the hilltop church of Panagia Gremiotissa for an outstanding view over the bay. Ios is well known for its lively bars so is a great choice to enjoy a few sunset cocktails.

Day 3

Schouinoussa

Often referred to as the jewel of the Cyclades, experience traditional island life in Schouinoussa. With a charming old town and terraced hills sweeping down to sandy beaches, you'll have ample opportunities for swimming or relaxing. Dotted with traditional tavernas the cuisine is exquisite, offering the best of the Med!

Day 4

Koufonisia

After breakfast, enjoy the scenic sail as we head to the beautiful beaches of Koufonisia. Not a place to rush in and out of, we make our way around the baby Cyclades islands at a leisurely pace exploring hidden wrecks, sea caves and pristine beaches. After enjoying a meal at a local taverna we'll settle in for a quiet night under the stars.

Day 5

Naxos

Enjoy a sunrise sail as we head to the largest island of the Cyclades. According to mythology, Naxos was where the god Dionysus taught the inhabitants to make wine, so be sure to sample the local varieties. With exotic and untouched white beaches, the island is perfect for exploring and relaxing before enjoying your favourite Greek meal.

Day 6

Naoussa

Our week ends on a high as we sail into the picturesque fishing village of Noussa. Enjoy strolling what is considered to be one of the prettiest villages in the Cyclades full of Greek authenticity and traditional character with its whitewashed houses and churches. Raise a glass to an incredible week while admiring a final Greek sunset.

Day 7

Paros

Enjoy breakfast and a swim at sea before we sail back to Paros, stopping at your skippers favourite secluded bays on the way. You'll have plenty of time to the explore more of Paros' Cycladic architecture with whitewash walls and blue-painted doors before saying your goodbyes and raising a glass to an unforgettable holiday.

What’s included

Seven nights accommodation on your own Catamaran

Breakfast & lunch freshly prepared daily

BYO - Bring your own drinks and snacks on board

Explore & learn to sail with your RYA qualified Skipper

Accompanying wine with lunch

2 Stand up paddleboards & snorkelling equipment

Superb hospitality with your professional Host

Complimentary tea, coffee and drinking water

Towels and fresh linen for the week

Our Catamarans & Crew

Superior Class

Our well-appointed Superior Class catamarans accomodate 8 guests in 4 standard en-suite cabins. These 40-45 foot catamarans provide plenty of space for you to sit back and relax on your sailing holiday.

Prestige Class

These luxurious catamarans accomodate 10 guests in a range of cabin sizes including standard, Queen and King all with en-suites. With plenty of space for you to relax in style while enjoying your home away from home.

Skipper & Host

With Yacht Getaways you are ensured a relaxed and worry free skippered sailing holiday, with our first class crew and skippers committed to the excellence of your trip, taking care of every detail of your holiday and ensuring you have access to all the best spots, restaurants and sights.

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Getting there

With a large international airport, Athens is well supported with significant European flight links. Our yachts depart from Paros and you can make your way to Paros from Athens via ferry or domestic flight. Alternatively, fly directly to Mykonos or Santorini and take a ferry from there.