Upon boarding your yacht in the Santorini harbor you will be informed of the cruise itinerary and the boat. On the first day, your boat will be anchored in the Santorini harbor for overnight stay and dinner. You can explore the island, walk the famous streets of Oia and watch the sunset at Fira on the first day of your vacation in paradise. The southern most island of the Cyclades, Santorini is perhaps the most spectacular of the Greek islands. Otherwise known as Thira, this volcanic island is unique. The submerged caldera (crater) is a vestige of what was most likely one of the most catastrophic volcanic eruptions in recorded history. Terraced into the volcanic cliffs are barrel-roofed cave houses and domed churches.
We will cruise to the island of Ios early in the morning to wake up in time for breakfast. We will anchor in the south of the island to spend the day swimming and enjoying water sports before a stay in the port overnight. Ios is famous for its lively nightlife, which can be experienced in the beach resort of Mylopotas and in the harbor of Ormos. If you walk the streets of Chora at night, you will find out that the three main squares are filled with people dancing and having fun. In addition to the lively nightlife that rivals Mykonos, Ios boasts many beautiful sights for its visitors. The coastline of this predominantly mountainous island is festooned with a multitude of picturesque little coves and a myriad of quiet and peaceful places. Combined with the innumerable churches and chapels, olive-clad hills and vineyards, crystal-clear waters and blue skies, magnificent sandy beaches, Ios offers a taste for everyone who loves summer. Ios is also the burial place of Homer, you can pay a visit to his tomb after a little hike.
Mykonos is perhaps the most visited of all Greek islands. It has by far the most sophisticated and exciting nightlife in Greece. Whitewashed Chora, the island’s main port, is a labyrinth of winding cobblestone alleys. The waterfront is filled with colorful fishing boats, and windmills spot the surrounding hilltops. The Panagia Paraportiani is the most famous of Mykonos’ several hundred churches. It is actually four little churches united into one beautiful white, knobby, asymmetrical structure. It is a photographer’s dream. To the south beyond Ornos is Agios Ioannis and to the east is Psarou, a lovely little cove. The island’s best beaches are further around the south coast: Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari and Elia. Whether you want to join the daytime beach parties or anchor your yacht in a quiet bay, Mykonos offers an alternative for everyone.
Lying a few kilometers off the west coast of Mykonos is Delos, one of the most important archeological sites in Greece. This sacred, barren island is the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. In the 8th century BC, a festival in honor of Apollo was established; the oldest temples and shrines date from this era.