Bodrum – Santoríni – Mýkonos
The Cyclades are the best island hopping destination in Greece. You’ll find that each island you visit (8 in total) has its own distinct feel. Departing from the historic splendour of Kos, you’ll experience sunset in Santoríni, nature in Náxos, and merrymaking in Mýkonos.
Day 1 – Bodrum
Your gulet cruise starts in Turkey. After check-in at 3pm your time is free to explore the historic and charming town of Bodrum. Learn about the city’s ancient past in Bodrum Castle and the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Or stroll round the cool lanes of the old town and pick up some treats. Bodrum is also famous for its nightlife, so why not have a drink on the beach before heading back to your yacht. The first night is usually spent in Bodrum Marina but, providing preparations are complete, our captain can set sail on the first day.
A stop in Kos combines dips in the turquoise sea with trips to ancient and medieval monuments. But the birthplace of Hippocrates isn’t all about history. Why not try a bike ride through the cedar forests or enjoy the nightlife in Nafklirou.
Day 3 – Amorgós or Levitha or Astypalaia
The Cyclades Islands are some of the most beautiful in the world. Amorgós’s dramatic mountains and cliffs surround picturesque coves with turquoise waters. While on land, you can discover the charming tavernas and try the local drink, Psimeni Raki. Dependent on the weather, the boat might anchor at Levitha or Astypalaia instead.
Day 4 – Amorgós or Levitha or Astypalaia – Santoríni
You’ll visit a second of the three islands before heading to the breath-taking island of Santoríni. Inspiration to poets and the kind of place where every photo you take looks like a postcard, you can’t help but fall under Santoríni’s spell. And if the day doesn’t impress, we guarantee that the sunset will. Sunset in Santoríni is the Rough Guide’s no.1 ‘Thing not to miss’ in Greece.
Day 5 – Íos
Íos’s name stems from the Greek for the flower violet. A former hippie mecca it’s now a lively island, famous for its raucous nightlife. It’s also home to some stunning beaches that sweep along the azure water.
Day 6 – Páros – Náxos
After a swimming break in the crystal clear waters of Páros, your captain will take you to Náxos, the biggest and the greenest of the Cyclades and, according to mythology, the place where Zeus grew up. Beautiful old churches, monasteries, Venetian castles and Cycladic cubic houses meet sweeping beaches and sapphire seas.
Day 7 – Náxos – Mýkonos
Mýkonos is famous for its cosmopolitan air and sophisticated nightlife. And the party lifestyle isn’t contained to the night. Try out one of the famous beach parties on this lively island. A great way to celebrate a great week!
Day 8 – Mýkonos
After enjoying your final boat breakfast, you’ll disembark at 10.30am with a heart full of the Cyclades and a head full of memories. Island hopping heaven!
Please note: In the case of bad weather or sea conditions, for the safety and comfort of guests, Gulet Escapes reserves the right to change routes entirely or partially.