Written by Missy Johnston

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

The Cycladic Islands are some of the most beautiful and popular of the more than 6,000 islands and islets making up the Greek Islands. There is no better way to visit the Cycladic Islands than on a luxury yacht charter. A custom yacht charter itinerary can be handcrafted and personalized to ensure your trip is filled with the perfect balance of relaxation, dining, shopping, and play.

A private yacht charter trip to the Cycladic Islands usually starts in Athens. Enjoy the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea during the 40 mile cruise to Kea. Once there, soak in the sun on the beach. We recommend Pisses, Korissia, or Koundouros if you are seeking peace and quiet.

Sikinos Island Chora greek islands

Sikinos Island, Chora

Most yacht charter vacations in the Cycladic Islands include visits to the ever-popular islands of Mykonos and Santorini. Mykonos has a more cosmopolitan feel than most of the other islands and is a popular stop. Your yacht will share the harbor with some of the small colorful fishing boats in Chora, the capital of Mykonos. Enjoy the view of small white houses with blue trim around the windows and doors. Stay for the active nightlife scene which starts at dusk and continues until dawn, and don’t be surprised to see a celebrity or two, as the island is a favorite destination of the rich and famous.

Santorini Greece, the Caldera

Santorini, Greece, the Caldera

Santorini is another popular Cycladic Island, known for amazing sunsets and homes dug into the side of the Caldera. Gaze at the stunning Caldera cliffs striated with various shades of volcanic black and gray dirt, created when the volcano erupted, and the center of the volcano, which was once the center of the island, dropped into the sea, as your charter yacht comes into the stunning Caldera Bay. Be sure to visit the excavations at Akrotiri, a Minoan town swallowed up in the same eruption that created the Caldera, the day the island literally blew its top.

Sifnos, Greece

The Town of Apollonia, Sifnos, Greece

There are plenty of other Cycladic Islands to explore, including Delos, Paros, Ios, and Sifnos before returning to Athens to disembark. Contact us to start planning a trip through the Cycladic Islands on a luxury yacht charter.