1 week Cyclades Itinerary
A Greek vacation is an unforgettable experience, filled with rich history, stunning landscapes, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality. Greece is a country with a diverse range of attractions, interesting areas to visit and crystal clear waters. Many begin their journey in the capital city of Athens, where one can explore the ancient ruins such as the Acropolis, Parthenon, and National Archaeological Museum. The country is famous for its gorgeous islands such as the world famous Mykonos and Santorini, as well as many others. The mainland is filled with ancient sites such as Delphi, Olympia, and Mycenae, which have captivated imaginations for many generations with their mythology and history. Greek food is a highlight of any visit, try traditional dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, gyro, Greek salad, and baklava. Don't forget to sample local wines and Greek yogurt with honey. The country has countless beautiful beaches, both on the mainland and the islands. Be sure to relax on the sandy shores and swim in the crystal-clear waters. Being the cradle of Western civilization, one should surely not miss exploring its historical and cultural sites.
A one-week sailing itinerary in the Cyclades, a beautiful group of islands in the Aegean Sea, is a fantastic way to explore this Greek paradise. The Cyclades offer stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, and crystal-clear waters. Here's a suggested itinerary to help you make the most of your week:
Day 1: Athens (Embarkation)
Start your journey in Athens, the capital of Greece.
Board your sailing yacht in one of the marinas in Athens, such as Alimos Marina.
Spend the first night in Athens to explore the city and enjoy Greek cuisine.
Day 2: Kea (Tzia)
Sail to Kea, the closest Cycladic island to Athens.
Visit the picturesque village of Ioulida, with its narrow streets and traditional architecture.
Relax on the beautiful beaches of Kea, like Otzias or Koundouros.
Day 3: Kythnos
Sail to Kythnos, known for its hot springs and lovely beaches.
Explore the island's capital, Chora, with its white-washed buildings and charming alleys.
Don't miss a visit to Loutra, a village with natural hot springs to relax in.
Day 4: Serifos
Sail to Serifos, a rugged and beautiful island with stunning landscapes.
Explore the main town of Livadi and the hilltop Chora.
Enjoy the pristine beaches of Serifos, such as Livadakia and Psili Ammos.
Day 5: Sifnos
Sail to Sifnos, a charming island with a rich culinary tradition.
Explore the town of Apollonia and visit the picturesque Kastro.
Taste the local cuisine in one of the island's many tavernas.
Day 6: Milos
Sail to Milos, famous for its unique rock formations and stunning beaches.
Visit the catacombs, Sarakiniko beach, and the colorful fishing village of Klima.
Enjoy a sunset dinner in the picturesque village of Plaka.
Day 7: Return to Athens (Disembarkation)
Head back to Athens, and disembark your yacht.
Spend your last day exploring Athens, with a visit to the Acropolis and the historic Plaka district.
Enjoy a farewell dinner in a traditional Greek restaurant.
The Cyclades offer numerous islands to explore, each with its unique charm, so you may want to customize your route based on your interests. Each island has its own characteristics which provide guests with a variety of choices and preferences when deciding which islands to visit. When deciding to visit these absolutely breathtaking locations it can be hard to decide what the most efficient method is in order to get the most out of your vacation. So if you are looking to visit multiple islands during your time here, you simply can't go wrong with a sailing yacht to take you wherever your heart desires. At Yachtsailing we have a variety of different options available which cater to all different preferences and tastes. We are also proud to mention that we have exceptional skippers and hostesses, which surely elevates the whole experience seing as they will act as your own personal hosts while sailing from island to island. Their in-depth knowledge and experience of these areas will allow them to provide you with all the hidden secrets of each island you visit as well as all the best spots and places to visit during your stay.