In search of the secret jewel of the Cyclades
7 Days – 6 Nights
Departure: Embarkation: 10.00 am, Mykonos Tourlos port or
Destination: Island of Rhenia, passing by the most ancient archaeological site of the Mediterranean, Delos (4000BC). A guided tour or personal entry visit will leave you in awe & with a mesmerizing memory of this island. A delightful swim & snorkelling in the green blue crystal waters of Rhenia Island will refresh your senses, followed by lunch on board. By the end of the afternoon (weather permitting) your captain will cruise back towards the island of Mykonos passing by Little Venice, known for its stunning sunset.
Mooring at Ornos bay where waters are protected by the possible winds (“Melteme”). Ornos beach is situated in front of a small fishing village, 2.5 km south of town and is the closest beach to the capital .You will be able to relax in a non-windy environment. Dinghy transport from your yacht to the shore of Ornos bay to dine at Kuzina restaurant, a modern, hip beach restaurant with up-to-date music and international menus or a visit to the town of Mykonos will be at hand. Nightlife in Mykonos is a one and only experience.
Distance: 20 nm (approx. 1 hour)
Departure from Ornos bay of Mykonos to Koufonissi island, passing between Paros & Naxos. Koufonissia islands are composed of 6 unique remote islands surrounded by blissful waters and small typical Greek villages to visit. A swim stop at Schinoussa Island (one of the 6 islands) is a must, followed by lunch. Departure for Pano Koufonissi for overnight on board and stargazing in perfect harmony with nature and water.
Pano Koufonissi bay
Distance: 47 nm (approx. 2 hours)
Departure: From Pano Koufonissia after breakfast on board.
Destination: The beautiful island of Amorgos, the most eastern island of the Cyclades group and the most neighbouring to the Dodecanese Island. Its fascinating Monastery is a must see. The spectacular monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa is situated on the cliff side, northeast of Chora. It was built early in the second millennium in order to protect a religious icon, dating from the year 812, from intruders. The icon is on public display inside the monastery. Opening time for visitors every day from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Visitors have to be dressed decently in order to enter. Men have to wear long trousers and women a skirt or some long pants and covered arms. The monastery is active and houses three practicing monks. Amorgos island is where the Feature film”The Big blue” was shot by director Luc Besson. The island was also featured in Giorgos Kordelas’s film Ariadne of 2002. Your yacht will anchor at the small and quiet harbor of Katapola.
This island amazes visitors with her natural beauty and her the traditional architecture. At night you may stroll about the little streets of the village and enjoy dinner at local typical taverns. “Ade Yia mas”!
Distance: 20 nm (less than 1 hour)
Destination: Astipalea island could be an option depending on weather conditions or cruise directly to Santorini. In this case from Amorgos we would head for Santorini and avoid the windy routes and opt for an itinerary where winds will be behind us. There are no words that can aptly describe the island of Santorini. This unique volcanic island with breathtaking views will enthral you with its renowned spectacular landscapes, beautiful black and red beaches and must see traditional villages.
On board with Santorini island as your back drop.
Distance: 35 nm (approx. 1 1/2 hours)
Departure from Santorini after breakfast with destination Ios island. Ios is a fun, colourful island, and known for her intense night life. Mostly hilly with cliffs down to the sea on most sides, situated between Naxos and Santorini.
Our captain will anchor at Milopotamos or Manganari, coastlines of Ios with soft sand and emerald waters where one can relax and enjoy nature’s wonders.
Mooring at Kamares port of Sifnos island another beautiful location to spend a night. This is a typical sample of a Cycladic island, with traditional architecture, calm beaches, seaside taverns and low hills. Human beings from at least 4000 BC inhabited Sifnos. Archaeological evidence indicates the island was within the mainstream of Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Cycladic civilization. Sifnos lies in the Cyclades between Serifos and Milos, west of Delos and Paros.
Distance: 59 nm (approx. 2 1/2 hours)
Departure: For Serifos island
In Greek mythology, Serifos is where Danaë and her infant son Perseus washed ashore after her father Acrisius, in response to an oracle that his own grandson would kill him, set them adrift at sea in a wooden chest. When Perseus returned to Serifos with the head of the Gorgon Medusa, he turned Polydektes, the king of Serifos, and his retainers into stone as punishment for the king’s attempt to marry his mother by force. Snorkeling and swimming would be in your schedule of course. After your visit to the village of “Chora” follows a departure for Syros Island.
Last night: Syros island
Do not miss on the famous Casino of Syros. It could be your lucky night!
Distance: 50 nm (approx. 2 hours)
Departure after your breakfast for one last swim in the beautiful waters of Rhenia island just a few nautical miles away from Mykonos. Lunch on board, and return to Tourlos port for disembarkation.
Distance: 25 nm (around a hour)
Total Nautical Miles: Approx. 270 nm of cruising to different & unique islands of the Cyclades that will enchant you heart & awake your senses!