The Endless Greek Islands
While Greece has a multitude of itinerary options, its most popular are the islands that are found in the region called the Cyclades with islands such as Mykonos, Paros, Naxos and of course the world famous Santorini. Second most popular island cluster is the Argo Saronic known for its calm waters, protected coves and traditionally Greek Islands. Some of the islands and coast that are part of this itinerary are the islands of Hydra, location to many Hollywood movies and its donkey only transportation - no cars allowed. The island ofSpetses famous for its architecture and pristinely kept island. And of course the Peloponnesus Coast where one can visit the world famous Epidavros the birthplace of theatre. Another popular option with Captains is the combination of these two distinctly different regions giving you the perfect balance of iconic white washed houses with blue shutters combined with majestic stone architecture. History abounds in these two regions ranging from ancient theatre to exquisite antiquity around every corner. Itineraries are always subject to weather conditions at the time of charter but rest assured that the Captain is well experienced in Greek waters and will accommodate for both weather, comfort, safety and most importantly the client’s preferences.
Pure Cyclades are characterized by the iconic pictures of blue water against white washed homes perched high on hill tops. The islands are comprised of; Mykonos, Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delo, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Serifos, Sikinos, Sifnos, Syros, Tinos, Folegandros, as well as the "Minor Cyclades" comprising Donousa, Irakleia, Koufonisia and Schinoussa. The Cyclades are also characterized for their wind and at times rough seas however, an experienced Captain knows how to bring it all together to show you the best of the Cyclades while working with mother nature. The cyclades call for longer sailing distances between islands.
The Argo Saronic is characterized by smooth waters and easy sailing. The Argo Saronic and Greek Coast is ideal for those individuals who love the water but aren't necessarily fond of being on the water for extended periods without land. The islands are in close proximity to each other making travel distances short and pleasurable. The coastline is stunning with some amazing spots such as Monemvassia who’s village is still within an old castle. Nafplion - the original capital of Greece and of course Epidavros, a theatre lovers dream come true as its where it all began Drama, Comedy and epic Tragedy.
Cyclades & Argo Saronic Combo
A combo Pure Cyclades and Argo Saronic is an ideal choice for a taste of two island clusters. The Combo itinerary is often a choice for Captains as it allows for more options should prevailing winds not allow for a Cycladic itinerary right away or should adverse weather begin while in journey. The Captain can head back to more protected waters in the Argo Saronic while still having shown his guests the best of both of the island clusters. The Cyclades’ marked by its barren beauty and the Argo Saronic for its lush green against hundred year old stone homes makes the Combo itinerary ideal for first time Greek visitors to cover a multitude of different styles and island experiences.
Ten Day (10) Pure Cyclades+
When you want to go for that full Cycladic Experience - Ten days is the absolute minimum. You have the opportunity to see the most iconic islands while also having time for the little know Captain's favorite places. Be sure to add pre and post time for Athens and maybe a day or so in the stunning Santorini to enjoy an infinity pool, the views from the top of the Caldera and feel like you are at the top of the world. Santorini was meant to be experienced from the top so don't forget that little extra land stay!