A tour to Greek Cyclades
Our suggestion on visiting the highlights of Greek Cyclades on a yacht
The Cyclades is the most famous island group in the Aegean Sea located at southeast of mainland Greece and considered as one of the most beautiful ones in the world. Marvelous sandy beaches, architecture in white and blue, traditional lifestyle, folk music, warm, hospitable people and wonderful landscapes are waiting for you to visit. These incredibly beautiful and photogenic places are especially good to visit on a yacht. The islands are visited by million visitors every year, who come to enjoy the crystal blue waters, in the quest of the paradise on earth.
After arriving to International Airport of Athens, go to Maria Zeas in Pireas and get on the yacht. The first stop will be Sounion, where the famous Temple of Poseidon is located. This ancient temple was built during 444–440 BC and is one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. Besides enjoying the greatness and beauty of the ancient architecture, you can also treat yourself with some fresh seafood from the local restaurants and drinking a cocktail with unforgettable view on the sea.
Kea is an island with many cultivations and forests and has a different landscape and architecture than other Cycladic islands. Due to its proximity to Attica, Kea has an easily accessible beauty with a scenery variety: steep mountains, small fields, olive groves, vineyards, valleys, picturesque coves and off-the-beaten-track beaches. On the island with the largest oak forest in the Cyclades, bird-watching is a real delight.
The capital of Syros island, Ermoupoli (meaning “the city of Hermes”), which was an important trade and industrial centre of the country in the 19th century, is considered one of the most picturesque Cyclades capitals. This island is ideal especially for families and couples who look for a romantic and relaxing holiday destination. Venetian mansions, beautiful sunset views, narrow alleys, neoclassical buildings, and impressive catholic and orthodox churches will charm every visitor.
Mykonos is located in the center of the
Cyclades island group and is worldwide famous
for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vivid nightlife. Mykonos has amazing sunsets, luxurious hotels and exotic beaches. It is a place where glamour meets simplicity and when the sun goes down, the nightlife scene pleases with bright and energetic parties all nights long.
Paros is one of the largest islands of the Cyclades with approx. 120 km coastline, situated about halfway between Athens and Santorini. It combines modern and Cycladic architecture, at the same time has a vivid nightlife, magical beaches, rural villages and historical monuments. Whether you prefer a quiet, peaceful holiday enjoying the beautiful nature and traditional Greek atmosphere, an active or educational one, you”ll definitely find what you are looking for!
Naxos is the largest island of Cyclades and is one of the most interesting destinations in Greece, because of its great history and glorious ancient past. This island is reach with beautiful natural landscapes, green valleys, beautiful beaches and impressive monuments. There are many restaurants with greek cuisine, cafes, clubs and shops. If you enjoy nature and walks, beautiful valleys particularly the area Tragaia which looks like paradise will be a perfect choice.
Ios is particularly famous for the wonderful beaches, the picturesque village of Chora and certainly the intensive nightlife. Beach parties start in the midday and last till the early hours in Mylopotas. However, this island is not only for partying. The coastline of Ios has beaches with soft sand and emerald waters. You will also love walking along the narrow paved streets of Chora, one of the most picturesque villages in Cyclades, which opens a breathtaking view on the sea.
Santorini is a group of islands consisting of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost part of Cyclades. The islands that form Santorini came into existence as a result of intensive volcanic activity; twelve huge eruptions occurred and each violent eruption caused the collapse of the volcano’s central part creating a large crater (caldera). The volcano, however, managed to recreate itself over and over again.
The most famous village Oia Santorini is known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunset, and is definitely the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini. It is situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano of Palia and Nea Kameni and the island of Thirassia. This traditional village with charming houses in narrow streets, blue domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas attract always plenty of tourists.
Folegandros is located between Paros and Santorini and is famous for its wild natural beauty. This island remains away from mass tourism and keeps an authentic character. With traditional Cycladic architecture, breathtaking views and hidden beaches, this island is ideal for families and romantic couples. You will love walking along the picturesque streets of Chora and up to the small church of Panagia, located on the highest spot of the island with gorgeous view to the sea. By bus or boat from the port, you will reach amazing beaches with private atmosphere and crystal water.
Milos is a volcanic island with an exciting variety of gorgeous landscapes, consequently offering visitors a wide range of activities. The funny shapes of the rocks and their wonderful colours at the beautiful white sandy beaches are one of the brightest expressions of the volcanic features on this island. Milos is a place with majestic ambiance, rich history, attractive fishing villages and delicious food will definitely steal your breath with its charming beauty.
Serifos is an island that keeps its traditional Cycladic architecture and the virgin landscape. Chora is the most picturesque spot in Serifos Greece, constructed on the slopes of a mountain and with fabulous view to the Aegean Sea. The most touristic places are Livadi and Livadakia, which have crystal beaches all around their coastline.
Kythnos is a beautiful mountainous island located in the western part of the Cyclades. The wild beauty, picturesque architecture and lovely beaches attract many visitors, particularly Athenians in summer weekends. Chora and Driopida are the most traditional villages in Kythnos island with stone houses and paved streets, while Loutra and Merihas have many tourist facilities.
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