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5-day Itinerary from Mykonos
Mykonos is one of the most popular and visited island not only in Greece but worldwide. Its famous reputation is well based on Mykonos history, unique archeological sites, specific Cycladic architecture and beautiful sandy beaches.
Mykonos is part of more than 200 Cyclades islands which are explored by many sailors especially among experienced ones.
Dry northern wind Meltemi can be quite challenging during summer months of July and August. Therefore for beginner sailors and families with kids we reccomend to sail in preseason or postseason.
Creating a 5-day sailing itinerary from Mykonos can be an exciting and rewarding experience for those who love the sea. The first step in planning this itinerary is to choose your yacht and then decide whether you want to go for a bareboat or skippered charter.
If you have experience sailing and navigating, a bareboat charter can provide you with the flexibility to set your own itinerary and explore the islands at your own pace. On the other hand, if you prefer a more relaxed sailing experience, a skippered charter allows you to sit back and enjoy the journey while an experienced skipper takes care of navigating the boat.
Regardless of the charter type, it’s essential to plan and research the best places to visit, taking into consideration the weather conditions, sea currents, and your personal preferences. Keep in mind that the best time to sail in Greece is from April to October when the weather is warm and the sea is calm. It is important to mention that Cyclades can get affected with the Meltemi winds during July and August and that period of year is suitable for experienced sailors.
Rent a Luxury Yacht on Mykonos
Renting a luxury sailboat in Greece is the ultimate way to experience the country’s breathtaking coastline and crystal-clear waters.
Luxury sailboat charters offer an exceptional level of personalized service and comfort, ensuring that your sailing vacation is truly unforgettable.
You are provided with a tailor-made experience that meets your every need. With Sebastus Sailing, you have an opportunity to choose from a fleet of well-maintained boats and experienced crew members who can provide you with an exceptional level of service.
With a luxury sailboat charter, you can explore Greece hidden gems, relax on secluded beaches, and indulge in local cuisine while enjoying the comfort and elegance of your own private yacht.
Day 1: Embarcation in Mykonos
Mykonos is amasing town with impressive white small buildings, narrow streets, pintoresque souvenir shops and small churches with red rooftops. It is also a party town with vivid nightlife and shopping mecca for all trendsetters.
Mykonos town is easily reachable from Mykonos international airport and ferry port, around 10 minutes drive.
Do not miss to see Windmills of Mykonos, one of the symbols of the city situated at the outlines of the city.
Also, take a city stroll and visit Little Venice, lively neighbourhood with many restaurants and bars by the sea and enjoy Mykonos white sand beaches (Paradise beach, Ornos Beach, Platis Jalos).
Day 2: from Mykonos to Naxos
Largest Cycladic island offers variety of landscapes, beautiful sand beaches and rich history. Naxos satisfies all travel enthusiasts since there is always something to see and do in Naxos. In a shadow of other much more popular Cycladic islands, Naxos is actually a hidden gem. It is less crowded and the prices are resonable.
While on Naxos we suggest to explore mountain villages of Apiranthos and Mili (or Myloi) and visit Agia Anna Beach or Agios Gorgios Beach.
Day 3: from Naxos to Koufonisia
Koufonisia is a group of two small islands Ano Koufonisi and Kato Koufonisi. These islands are known for their pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, traditional architecture, and a tranquil atmosphere. Koufonisia is often considered a hidden gem in the Cyclades, offering a peaceful and authentic Greek island experience away from the bustling crowds.
The islands’ natural beauty, traditional charm, and relaxed atmosphere make them a popular destination for those seeking a tranquil getaway.
We would suggest exploring the walking paths and trails on Pano Koufonisi. Hiking to vantage points can offer breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and surrounding islands.
Day 4: Explore Paros
Around approximately 37 nautical miles from Pano Koufonisi you will find yourself in another Cycladic paradise island, Paros. It is a land of beautiful beaches, whitewashed small houses and historic sites. We reccomend you to visit Paroikia or Naoussa, traditional port towns.
We suggest taking a road trip in Paros for visiting the best Paros beaches (Livadia Beach, Anargyroi Beach (Naoussa), Beach Agia Irini (Palm Beach)
Day 5: from Paros to Delos
For all cultural heritage lovers Delos is a island not to be missed. Whole island is protected by UNESCO, as world heritage site. Very well preserved archeological ruins in Delos are the most exceptional proof of old Greek civilisation. It is a sacred place where Greek gods of Apollo and Arthemis were born.
For the last day of your sailing trip we suggest relaxing on Skinos Beach and Playa de Ormos Schinou on Rineia.
Boat types for a perfect sailing vacation in Greece
Picking out the type of boat to go with will generally come down to your budget, and preferred method of sailing.
Not sure which one is suitable for you? Talk to our team and get professional suggestions and ideas for your romantic sailing trip.
Suitable for active and adventurous couples. If you and your loved one wish to experience real sailing then this is the right boat for you! Offered in all-inclusive and self-catered options.
Catamarans provide comfort and a smoother sailing experience than the sailing boat. Perfect for couples that enjoy sightseeing, swimming, sunbathing and relaxing. Offered in all-inclusive or self-catered option.
In Mykonos, you can find a range of boats available for rental, including motorboats, luxury yachts, sailing boats, catamarans, and speedboats, catering to different preferences and group sizes, offering options for day trips, sunset cruises, and longer excursions around the island and neighboring areas.
Yes, boat rental companies in Mykonos often offer various options including half-day, full-day, and weekly rentals, allowing visitors to choose the duration that best suits their plans, whether it’s a short excursion or an extended island-hopping adventure.
The costs of renting a boat in Mykonos can vary based on several factors such as the type and size of the boat, the duration of the rental, the season, and additional amenities or services included. On average, prices can range from a few hundred to several thousand euros per day, with smaller boats or shorter rental durations being more economical compared to larger yachts or longer-term rentals. It’s advisable to inquire directly with rental companies for specific pricing details and any potential extra fees like fuel, captain services, or security deposits.
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“We loved our week aboard a sailing boat. The company is very organized and it was super easy to book the trip the way we wanted. It’s a very personalised service. Our skipper, Filip, was very nice and helpful”
“It was a wonderful trip with beautiful bays and beaches. It was a pleasure to spend this week on a sailboat. All staff and skipper are very friendly and organized. Everything was perfect.”
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