Aegean Beauty | Cyclades Islands Yacht Charters
Your Cyclades Islands yacht charter will visit some of the most beautiful islands in Greece. The Islands are one of the island groups in the Aegean Sea, southeast of mainland Greece.
Naxos is the largest island, and Ermoupoli (meaning “the city of Hermes”) on Syros is the capital town and administrative center.
Some of the world’s most beautiful and famous islands are in the Cyclades Islands. The Cyclades Islands translated in English to: “circular islands,” forming a circle around the sacred island of Delos. According to Greek mythology, Poseidon (God of the Sea) was furious at the Cyclades’ nymphs and turned them into islands.
Cyclades Islands Climate and Weather
The Cyclades islands have mild winters and comfortable summers. This beautiful weather makes the Cyclades a good choice for a luxury yacht charter and all associated water activities.
Rain is uncommon except at the higher altitudes in Tinos, Naxos, Kea, and Andros. During winter, you may see snow on the mountain peaks. The best time to visit the Cyclades is between June and September when the weather is warm and perfect for spending time on the beach.
As for sailing the Cyclades, the best time to go is from April through October, with warm sunny days. Note, however, that July and August are the hottest and busiest months of the year. It is also when the Meltemi winds are most powerful.
Cyclades Islands Yacht Charter | Overview
The major Cycladic Islands include: Amorgos, Anafi, Antiparos, Delos, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Folegandros, Serifos, Sifnos, Syros, Sikinos, Tinos and Thira (Santorini). In addition, many minor islands belong to this group of islands, like Donousa, Eschati, Gyaros, Irakleia, Koufonisia, Makronisos, and Schoinousa. Interestingly, most of the smaller islands are uninhabited. Motor Yacht Tropicana is one of the famous yachts sailing the Cyclades.
Amazing views of the Aegean Sea await you on Amorogs. It is a steep island with many good walking paths, friendly villages, and pretty beaches. In addition it is one of the larger islands in the Cyclades.
Anafi shows no signs of mass tourism, making it a pleasant place to visit. This lovely island retains its age-old characteristics, traditional architecture, and welcoming people. While on Anafi Island, walk or rock climb, scuba dive, or fish from the land or your yacht.
Smaller than its neighbor Paros Island, Antiparos is peaceful and relaxing. Explore the beaches and villages. Shop for souvenirs such as embroidery, traditional woven fabric, folk art, ceramics, and more. Chora, the main town, has several good restaurants, bars, and cafes.
Many consider Delos Island the most significant of the Greek islands. In fact, it is known as the birthplace of Apollo. Delos Island is uninhabited today but has important artifacts and ruins from ancient civilizations.
Ios is a hilly island with cliffs down to the sea on most sides. It is about halfway between Naxos and Santorini. This island is well-known for its hip, party atmosphere, where fun-seekers worldwide come to have fun long into the night.
But Ios is also an excellent destination for more sedate activities. Sunbathe on a sandy beach, explore the town, or visit historical sites.
Kea Island has hills, beaches, and good dive sites. The waters around Kea are home to several shipwrecks, including the Titanic's sister ship, the Britannic, in 1916. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Kea. The Lion of Kea is a vast lion sculpture chiseled from a single block of local limestone.
Kimolos is a small island with uncrowded white sandy beaches. Since Kimolos is not touristy, you may enjoy the beach without a crowd. Visit the capital village of Chorio for a bite to eat at a local restaurant.
Kythnos is a small and lovely island for relaxing vacations just an hour away from Athens. You'll find crystal clear waters, countless sandy beaches (more than 70, according to the locals!), and delicious Greek cuisine.
Milos is the southwesternmost island in the Cyclades group. Archaeologists found Venus de Milos and Asclepius of Milos on the island. Milos has the name "Island of Colors" because rich volcanic minerals paint the cliffs orange, pink, and white.
Swim at the best beach on the island called Firiplaka, or cliff jump off moon-like rocks at Sarakiniko Beach. Visit the charming village of Plaka.
There's more to do than a party on Mikonos. However, nightlife is one of the reasons people visit this gorgeous island. There are also stunning beaches with calm, clear waters, archaeological sites, museums, and picture-perfect churches.
Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades island group, and its fertile landscape spans mountain villages, ancient ruins, and many beaches. Hora, the main town, is a port town filled with white sugar-cube houses and medieval Venetian mansions.
Paros, best known for its beaches and traditional villages, is an island worth visiting for a few days. Stroll around the cosmopolitan village of Naoussa, discover rocky coves and crystal-clear waters at Kolymbithres Beach, and get out your yacht's water toys! There is a lot to see and do on Paros.
Kick back and relax on Folegandros Island. This uncrowded destination has many places to explore, such as beaches, scuba sites, restaurants, and quaint villages. Imagine yourself enjoying Folegandros' natural beauty, incredible sunsets, and friendly people.
Remote Serifos is uncrowded and great for laid-back holidays. Explore the island's villages with traditional Cycladic architecture, whitewashed houses, and windmills. Chora is a must-see village, perched on the slopes of a hill with a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea,
Foodies will especially enjoy Sifnos. One of the highlights of the island is its exceptional local cuisine. Traditional tavernas and charming eateries dot the island. You will find a delectable array of dishes that showcase the essence of Greek cooking.
Authentic Syros is a welcome destination after visiting the nearby busier islands of Santorini or Mykonos. Rent a bike, cycle the countryside, or take a walk and enjoy the elegant architecture.
Sikinos overflows with authentic Greek life. Visit churches, monasteries, museums, and archaeological sites. Enjoy local food and wine and watch the spectacular sunset.
Tinos welcomes you with many things to see, do, and taste! Try local products such as cheese, wine, capers, and homemade pasta.
Dazzling Santorini is a show-stopper of an island. See the caldera, visit traditional villages such as Pyrgos, and enjoy multi-colored sand beaches such as Red Beach. Fira and Oia villages are must-sees.
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