Cyclades Islands Yacht Charters
Visit the beautiful Cyclades Islands on your luxury yacht charter in Greece
The Cyclades are the most famous yacht charter destination of all the Greek islands.
Made up of some of the most popular island destinations, each with their distinct characteristics and idyllic beauty, the Cyclades are the point where ancient Greece meets modern-day Europe. From smaller islands like Syros and Sifnos, to the famous Santorini and Mykonos, and even Delos – recognized today as an UNESCO World Heritage Site – in the Cyclades, there is something for everyone. Perfect for yachters and curious travelers, the Cyclades are known for their gorgeous sandy beaches, celestial horizon views, ancient traditions, white stone buildings, characteristic blue roofs, delicious food, and of course, its friendly, hospitable people.
Named after the Greek word that means “circular islands,” this archipelago creates a spherical shape in the Aegean Sea — believed to be the result of a fight between Poseidon and the Cyclades nymphs, after which he turned them all into islands. Because of the individuality of each Cyclades Island, along with the close proximity of the islands, a yacht charter is the ideal method of visiting the area
Here are some of the more popular Cycladic islands for you to explore from your private charter yacht:
Just a short boat ride from Athens, Andros is the ideal weekend destination for inhabitants of mainland Greece – and for good reason. Known for both its elegant architecture and robust past, Andros is recognized for its beautiful capital, Chora, its verdant landscapes and pristine beaches.
Located at the center of the Cyclades archipelago, Delos exists as a place to view Greece’s most beautiful natural landscapes. Regarded as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, Delos lacks typical tourist amenities; but it makes up for it with picturesque horizon views.
Steeped in natural beauty, Folegandros stays away from mass tourism. Filled with traditional Cycladic architecture, breathtaking views, a picturesque capital of Chora, and secluded beaches everywhere you turn, this idyllic island is a perfect escape for couples and families.
Regarded for its popular nightlife and lively familiar towns, this island is perfect for children, families, young adults and couples alike. With its soft sand beaches and emerald waters, the island of Ios offers a relaxing respite from reality for every type of yacht charter guest.
Beaming with a diverse natural landscape, one that includes a perfect coastline, rolling hills and jagged cliffs everywhere you turn, the island of Kea has become a haven for yacht charter guests. Here you can find a plethora of orchards, olive groves, almond and oak trees, and donkeys.
The result of volcanic activity in ancient years, the beautiful island of Milos is recognized for its various landscapes. With its thermal springs and triangle of underwater caves formed by the islands of Milos, Kimolos and Polyaigos, Milos is its own special kind of Paradise.
Most known for its tourist-clad beaches and party-all-night mantra, Mykonos boasts an inherent culture that makes this island distinctly its own. Ever so glamorous, Mykonos regularly attracts yacht charter guests;; especially to Mykonos town, filled with a thriving local bar scene.
As the largest of the Cyclades, Naxos is a tourist hub in the center of the Aegean Sea: one filled with cobblestone alleys, boutique shopping, local fare and idyllic beaches. More fertile than its neighboring islands, Naxos is known for its ability to produce the local vegetation: including olives, grapes, figs and citrus.
Charming because of its lack of crowds, majestic mountaintops and beautiful capital, Paros has a personality all of its own. Paros has contributed to some of the world’s most revered sculptures; the marble taken from inside of Paros’ mountains was used to create the Venus de Milo and Napoleon’s tomb.
An island so beautiful that it is used as a natural backdrop for some of the world’s most romantic films, Santorini is a destination for dreamers. With its intimate, hilltop villages, local fare, historic traditions and of course, those picturesque caldera views, there is no other place in the world like it.
From its translucent waters to its steep mountains, Serifos is nothing if not a haven of natural beauty. With little-to-no tourist amenities and an authenticity unlike any other, Serifos is the perfect respite for yacht charter guests in search of that local Greek experience.
Made up of a trio of quaint villages with their characteristic white houses, all overlooking the sapphire waters of the Aegean Sea, Sifnos is looks as if it is straight out of a fairytale. Draped along its central mountains are fields of olive groves, almond trees, oleander and aromatic herbs.
The meeting point of ancient and modern-day Greece, the small island of Syros plays a robust role in the Cycladic archipelago. As the legal and administrative centre of the Cyclades, it boasts the largest population of all the other islands; showcasing the best of everyday Greek life, all year round.