A One Week Athens to Mykonos to Santorini Itinerary
Athens to Santorini 7 day Itinerary
A yacht charter in Greece provides countless picture-perfect islands where ancient villages tumble down into beautiful bays. Imagine twinkling turquoise waters, ancient town walls, sweeping sunset views and superb food as you fulfill your Greek Island dream on your luxury yacht charter.
Day 1 - Athens - Kea
Kea is an exceptionally picturesque island. On the south side of Nikolaos Bay - which was a pirate stronghold in the 13th c. lies the little port of Korissia, built on the side of ancient Korissia. There you can visit the remains of the ancient town walls and a Sanctuary of Apollo. The famous lion, carved from the native rock in the 6th c. BC, can be seen just north-east of Kea town. Another highlight is the beautiful anchorage of Poleis. Vourkari is a small bay with many traditional taverns, small shops and bars and is certainly worth a visit.
Day 2 - Kea - Syros
Confident about its beauty and its finesse, with a harbor that is a landmark in Greek history, Syros is ready to seduce and lure you to its unique rhythm. The beauty of this island is mostly due to its superb capital, which has many Venetian and Neo – Classical buildings, and to its many small villages which are examples of Cycladic settlements.
Day 3 - Syros - Mykonos
Mykonos is the most popular island of Cyclades Group, famous from the international jet set visitors and the atmosphere of celebratin which is encompasses the island. A very active night-life in combination with beautiful beaches and excellent restaurants makes Mykonos a must see in your list.
Day 4 - Mykonos - Paros
Paros is considered as one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades. Three bays cut deep inland - in the west, the sheltered Paroikia Bay, with the island's capital that serves as the main sailing port. In the north, a bay shelters the little town of Naoussa, which in Roman times was the island's main port for the shipment of Lychnites marble. In the east the flat, protected Marmara bay.
Paros is also known in Greece for its ideal weather conditions for windsurfing. Paros is on the way of becoming the next Mykonos, especially among Greeks, it has fantastic night life and plenty of choices for dining.
Day 5 - Paros - Naxos
Naxos is one of the biggest islands of Cyclades. The old town market, the Venetian castle, the church of Panagia Mirtidiotissa are only but a few of the many things that Naxos has to offer to the visitors. Naxos is an island with impressive mountainous landscapes with many isolated traditional villages and some of Europe’s most beautiful golden sandy beaches. Everybody who visits Naxos comes back, it is a unique place with more than 98 km of breathtaking sandy beaches.
Day 6 - Naxos - Ios
A small island in the heart of the Cyclades - Ios is said to be the island of youth, where young people from all over the world meet and enjoy their summers. Famous for its vivid nightlife with an uncountable number of bars, cafés, clubs and restaurants and for its beaches with crystal clear waters. The little port of Ios, with the domed Church of Ayia Irini (17th c.) lies in a sheltered bay on the west coast of the island. One kilometre up the fertile Kato Kampos Valley, conspicuously and picturesquely situated on the hillside, is the chief town on the island, Ios.
Day 7 - Ios - Santorini
Many reasons have made Santorini famous worldwide. Its great wines, the international and local cuisine but most of all, the villages which are situated on cliffs and offer breathtaking views over the submerged volcano (and some of the best sunsets in the world).
The island also has impressive beaches with the sand of tour choice: black, red or white! Thira (Santorini) together with the smaller islands of Thirasia and Aspro are part of a volcanic crater, which exploded and was engulfed by the sea. In the centre you find the Kammeni islands, the cones of later volcanoes, which came into being in historical times. Hot springs and emissions of gas bear witness to continuing volcanic activity.
Santorini is a must-see destination, but not a particularly good island to sail around because there are few ports and the cliffs are exceptionally high - so it is recommended that you make this your last stop on the charter and stay after for a few days on the rim of the crater, high above the sea!
We also recommend you read our page about chartering in Greece.