Mykonos to Mykonos Itinerary

On this sample Mykonos to Mykonos Itinerary, you’ll cruise approximately 270 nautical miles to different and unique Cyclades Islands. Although this is just a sample, you’ll get an idea of what you may do and see during a week in the Greek Islands. Your Captain will work with you to create a personalized itinerary.

Day 1 | Mykonos

Leave Mykonos and head to the Island of Rhenia, passing by the most ancient archaeological site in the Mediterranean, Delos. Take a guided tour, swim, and snorkel in the green-blue waters of Rhenia Island. Have lunch on board, then head back to Mykonos. Moor at Ornos bay. Take the tender ashore and enjoy dinner and nightlife.

Beautiful sea view is part of Mykonos to Mykonos Itinerary
Mykonos, Greece. Photo by Alex Korolkoff on Unsplash.

Day 2 | Schinoussa

Schinoussa means “The Island of the Sun,” and it truly lives up to its name. Arrive at the port of Mersini, considered one of the best shelters for boats in the Aegean. Take in the beauty of the green hills and valleys, clear waters, and warm beaches.

Even though it is small, Schinoussa offers many things to do. Schinoussa was voted by Forbes magazine as one of the six places you should visit in Greece. The Little Cyclades group of islands is one of the highlights of this Mykonos to Mykonos Itinerary.

Places to see

  • The Archaeological Site of Schinoussa is located close to the beach of Tsigouri. Archaeological excavations have uncovered the remnants of an ancient settlement dating back to the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
  • The Cave of Maniatis is also known as Pirate Cave.
  • The Church of Panagia Akathi.
  • The Castle of Schinoussa. The castle is a great place to get a sweeping view of the Aegean.
  • The Windmills of Schinoussa. Although they are no longer used, they symbolize the island.

Things to do

  • Visit the three villages: Hóra, Messaria, and Mersini.
  • Hike around the island and discover colorful gardens, golden beaches, and palm trees.
  • Attend one of many cultural events.
  • Play beach volleyball on the beach of Tsigouri.
  • Windsurf.
  • Taste local products such as ladotiri cheese, kopanisti cheese, and rakomelo, an alcoholic drink of wine and raki.
  • Birdwatch. Since Schinoussa is considered an Important Area for Migratory Birds by the European Network of Natura 2000, you should be able to see many species that visit the island on their journey to Africa and Europe.

Day 3 | Santorini

Breakfast on board and head to Santorini. This gorgeous Greek island will captivate you with its colorful cliffs, whitewashed houses, and iconic blue roofs. Be sure to bring your camera when you head ashore.

Places to see

  • Tomato Museum in Vlychada. The cherry tomato is a typical product of Santorini. The Tomato Industrial Museum of D. Nomikos pays homage to this tasty fruit.
  • The black beach at Perissa. Although the water here can be chilly, the beach absorbs the sun’s energy and can get very hot. For this reason, it’s a good idea to wear water shoes.
  • Akrotiri Archaeological Site
  • Visit Skaros Rock
  • Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

Things to do

  • Hike from Fira to Oia. Or, for a unique experience, ride a donkey instead.
  • Cliff jump at Amoudi Bay. Note that this is not for the faint of heart!
  • Tour Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum.

Day 4 | Ios

Ios is a colorful and fun island popular for its nightlife and beaches. You can choose from several activities today or relax on the yacht or a beach.

Places to see

  • Panayia Gremiotissa church and Evangelisimos Cathedral
  • Odysseas Elytis Theater
  • Homer’s Tomb
  • Skarkos Hill
  • Archaeological Museum in Chora

Things to do

  • Beaches. Mylopotas Beach, Plakotos Beach, and Manganari Beach are good choices for swimming and sunbathing.
  • Hike.
  • Dive. New Dive Scuba Diving Center is on the main beach of Mylopotas. You can dive directly from the beach or join an organized dive on a dive boat.
  • Nightlife. Ios is well-known for its vibrant club scene. Try the Far Out Beach Club.

Day 5 | Sifnos

Day five on your Mykonos to Mykonos Itinerary brings you to Sifnos Island. Flourishing olive groves, lush oleander, and aqua waters define this beautiful island. There are three main villages — Apollonia, the capital, Kamares, and Kastro.

Places to see

  • Many churches, including Panagia Angeloktisti, Holy Monastery of Chrissopigi, and Church of Seven Martyrs, which is the symbol of the island
  • Apollonia Village, the capital, is built like an amphitheater around three hills. Stroll through this picturesque village and visit the Folklore Museum.

Things to do

  • Rent a scooter in the port town of Kamares and then explore the island.
  • Dive. Visit Sifnos Diving Center to find an organized dive trip.
  • Go to the beach. Try Kamares Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, or Vathi Beach.
  • Watch the sunset.

Day 6 | Serifos Island

Today visit Serifos Island. In the morning, get out the yacht’s water toys and enjoy the warm blue sea. Later, head to shore for sightseeing, dinner, and nightlife.

Places to see

  • Piazza Square in Chora, Serifos’ capital.
  • The Church of Agios Konstantinos has amazing views of the sea and nearby islands.
  • Serifos Old Mines
  • Serifos Monastery of Taxiarches
  • Archaeological Museum of Serifos
  • Serifos Grias Castle

Things to do

  • Walk. Visit the hilltop Chora (the main town) and get amazing panoramic views of the island and the surrounding sea. In Kato Chora, visit the Church of Evangelistria.
  • Try the local cuisine. Marathotiganita (fennel fritters), local soft white cheese called ksinomizithra and kapari (local capers), apaki (cured pork), sun-dried tomatoes, and pastaki Serifou (Serifian pie).
  • Beach. Like most of the Greek Islands, Serifos has many outstanding beaches.

Day 7 | Syros Island

In the Syros capital of Ermoupolis, you’ll find clubs, bars, and cafes. The music scene of Syros includes piano bars, jazz clubs, lounge cafes, and even a couple of clubs outside the town. There are also a few beach bars around the island that stay open till late. For more peaceful nights, enjoy a meal at the many taverns on the island.

Places to see

  • Hermoupolis, the main port, and capital of Syros. There are various restaurants, bars, shops, and cultural sites here.
  • Miaouli Square. The Sprawling 19th-century square is known for its regal neoclassical municipal buildings and lush palm trees.
  • The Aquarium in Kini. Suitable for both children and adults.

Things to do

  • Hike.
  • Bike. There are a couple of bicycle rentals on the island.
  • Horseback ride.
  • Fish.
  • Shop.

Day 8 | Mykonos

Return to Mykonos. End of the Mykonos to Mykonos Itinerary.

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