Sailing from Mykonos to Naxos

07/11/2018

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Once in a lifetime sailing holiday in Greece’s most famous islands
  • Swimming and snorkeling at pristine beaches
  • Exploring the local culture and white-washed villages, meeting locals
  • Experience sailing Greek islands such as Mykonos, Paros, and Antiparos
  • Enjoying the authentic and trendy local cuisine and bar scene

 

Charter a catamaran or monohull yacht and go sailing from Mykonos to Naxos in the stunning Cyclades islands– from the most sought after cosmopolitan hotspots and super laid-back Greek villages to the tranquil places known only by a few. Our expert skipper will be your guide throughout this sailing trip in Greece and can also help you learn more about sailing during this unforgettable island hopping adventure. The Cyclades islands have it all – gorgeous and varied beaches with turquoise waters, whitewashed villages, delectable food, impressive archaeological sites, rocky landscapes excellent for hiking, and the perfect winds for great sailing.

 

Day 01 Mykonos

Welcome to Mykonos, an idyllic getaway for cosmopolitan fun-lovers. A magnet to the world’s most glamorous personalities since the 70s, Mykonos today also attracts nature lovers, foodies, and athletes. Meet your skipper at the sailing yacht, where you will be shown to your cabin and given a briefing about life on board and the schedule of your week-long trip, and explore the island at your own pace for the rest of the day. During your Greek islands sailing tour you will discover remarkable beaches, adrenaline-rich water sports, the refined local cuisine, and an unprecedented bar scene, all among picturesque architecture, breathtaking views, iconic windmills, and maze-like streets.

Day 02 Paros

Paros has a coastline filled with an ongoing chain of terrific sandy beaches. Start your day with a burst of sun and sea, doing some watersports and swimming. In the afternoon go for a walk in the island’s interior to explore picturesque villages such as Lefkes, Kostos or Marpissa, stopping for an aperitif at sunset. In the evening, stroll around the tiny streets of Naoussa or Parikia ports to look at the lovely shops and art galleries before dining on fresh seafood, then stay on for cocktails and dancing.

Day 03 Antiparos – Despotikon

We start today by sailing to Despotiko, an uninhabited island-museum in the heart of the Cyclades with archaeological sites dating back to prehistoric and classical times. This is an ideal spot for sunbathing while dipping in and out of the water or diving under to enjoy some snorkeling in the crystal clear depths. In the evening, head to the Chora (main town) of tiny Antiparos which although small and unassuming has drawn some of the world’s brightest personalities to it over the years for its quaint ambiance, beautiful natural scenery, warm local community, and singular tavernas and bars.

Day 04 to 06 Small Cyclades

Today your sailing adventure around the Greek islands takes you to the “Small Cyclades”. This group of islands, comprised of six main islands and numerous tiny ones, was until recently a long-held sacred secret amongst Greeks who relish their privacy, fresh seafood, non-commercial set-ups and oodles of stunning natural beauty. These places are still far from mainstream and remain a bona fide pleasure for those who love raw nature imbued with a soundtrack of lapping waves and choruses of cicadas. Enjoy the crystal turquoise sea, visit traditional settlements with tiny and familial people, relax on postcard-perfect beaches and take long, leisurely hikes along and old paths and goat tracks.

Day 07 Naxos

Naxos, your final Greek island hopping stop, is blessed with magnificent and highly revered beaches, and renowned for the excellent locally produced foods and wines (as well as the local Kitron liqueur), and remarkable archaeological sites. With an active main town where you can shop and admire the Venetian architecture and Kastro (castle) area, the island also offers endless opportunities for beach pleasures – from laid-back relaxation, windsurf and watersports spots to stretches where you can enjoy hip beats and cool crowds.

Day 08 Naxos / Trip end

All too soon it’s time to pack your bags, say goodbye to your skipper and be transported to the airport or to the port for your journey back home or to your next destination.