Bodrum - Paros yacht charter itinerary

Sail in Greece: Bodrum - Paros yacht charter

Rate average :

Kalymnos, Ios, Paros and many more Greek islands on your way during a yacht charter in Greece!

DAY 1: BODRUM - KALYMNOS

Embark the yacht in Bodrum Harbour and enjoy a "Welcome Cocktail" prepared by your crew. Once clearance formalities are completed and you have received an informal briefing about the yacht and the cruise itinerary, set sail for the Greek island of Kalymnos.

For centuries this island was associated with sponge fishing. The distance is about twenty nautical miles, and you’ll cover them in about two hours. Enjoy a late lunch on board the yacht while passing by amazing sceneries.

Once reached the island, drop the anchor in Rina, a charming and welcoming harbor in the village of Vathys. Venture ashore to experience the local way of life - unhurried, peaceful, and relaxing.

Dine ashore in one of the seaside tavernas and savor freshly grilled octopus, squids, or fish. Or, if you wish, go back on board and let your chef prepare a delicious dining experience for you. Cocktails under the stars is a nice option to celebrate the first evening of your sailing adventure.

DAY 2: KALYMNOS - ASTIPALIA

In the morning snorkel in the pristine waters surrounding steep cliffs, and whenever you’re ready, move on to the island’s center - the scenic harbour of Pothia. Stroll through the narrow alleys of the village, enjoy the views of local architecture and shopping. History enthusiasts are invited to visit the Archaeological Museum of Kalymnos.

Your next destination, the island of Astipalia, lays forty nautical miles away from Kalymnos. Start your cruise and in about four to five hours you’re on site. Also known as Astypalea, it is a Dodecanese gem with a Cycladic soul.

Drop the anchor in front of its capital town, also called Astipalea, and go on a date with the maze of narrow streets, whitewashed little houses that spread all along the waterfront, tavernas and cafes where they serve delightful cheese and rakomelo, locally produced alcoholic drink mixed with honey.

Enjoy the views and the sunset from the hilltop where the ruined castle overlooks the town.

DAY 3: ASTIPALIA - AMORGOS

Spend your morning enjoying swimming and water sports in one of the island’s lagoons.

Relish a feeling that you’re somewhere at the edge of the world enjoying a simple life. Scents of wild herbs, the sea, and warm winds blend into the poetry of life that has a rejuvenating effect on those two travel to Astypalea.

When ready, set sail to Amorgos famous for its white monastery of Hozoviotissa, the second oldest in Greece. Embedded into a sheer orange cliff face, it looks absolutely surreal at a height of more than 350 meters. Save a visit for the next day, perhaps right after the breakfast.

Tonight walking up to the Langada hill is a beautiful option for those loving active vacation. There you can have a dinner with the view. If you don’t favor a long walk, it is also possible to take a taxi.

Amorgos yacht charter in Greece
Amorgos yacht charter in Greece
Amorgos yacht charter in Greece

DAY 4: AMORGOS - KOUFONISIA

The next day enjoy the wild coastline of Amorgos accessible only by boat. One of the recommended places is Megali Glyfada, a beach hidden inside a natural fjord-like, perfectly protected cove located north of the island. Or discover Chora, a gorgeous little village located on top of the hill slopes. You’ll fall in love with its postcard views including ancient Venetian castle, windmills, traditional Greek churches, and Cycladic houses.

If you’re a fan of Luc Besson’s movies, you’d love the fact that most of the scenes from his famous movie, “The Big Blue”, were filmed at Amorgos.

When ready, set sail to your next destination - the island of Koufonisia. It is also one of those charming Greek summer Edenic spots where you won’t meet crowds of tourists.

Koufonisia is a complex of several islands. Inhabited Pano Koufonisi is where all the touristic facilities are located. Kato Koufonisi is a paradise with crystal-clear turquoise seawater. Upon your arrival swim in a picturesque anchorage and then spend the evening wandering in the old town, Chora Koufonisia. Sample some delicious local specialties. Once being back on board, opt for a quieter night in a nearby bay.

DAY 5: KOUFONISIA - IOS

Today’s destination is Ios. You may ask your captain to leave Koufonisia early in the morning and wake up to the gorgeous views of what’s known as the island of youth.

Ios is loved for its vibrant nightlife that’s why it’s usually visited by young travelers from all over the world who come here to enjoy buzzing local bars, clubs, restaurants, and cafes. Right after breakfast enjoy swimming and diving in the fantastic sea and soak up the sun.

Don’t miss the chance of an afternoon siesta to be ready for a vibrant nightlife in the island’s main town, Chora. If you’re not a fan of local party scenes, then enjoy a leisurely walk around the village or visit the church of Panagia Gremiotissa and savor the imposing views.

DAY 6: IOS - NAXOS

Leave early for Naxos, one of the largest islands of Cyclades group.

It is the island to which Theseus, slayer of the Minotaur, sailed from Crete. There he abandoned his wife Ariadne who immediately took up a somewhat debauched existence with Dionysus.

In 1210 AD, the island became a duchy of Venice, and it was the Venetian Duke Marco Sanudo who built the large castle now dominating the town. It is a great place to rent a motorbike and travel by-ways, with a must-stop to see the ten meter and 7th Century BC marble statue of Dionysus at Apollonas.

Spend the afternoon exploring traditional Greek villages hidden on the slopes of mountainous landscapes or revel in the beautiful golden beaches of the island.

Dine on shore in one of the waterfront tavernas or stay on board and enjoy watching a peaceful sunset from the foredeck of the yacht.

DAY 7: NAXOS - PAROS

The last but for sure not the least destination of your sailing vacation is Paros. It takes about two to three hours to reach it once the anchor is heaped up. And once you’re on site, you’ll feel - it is a perfect place to end your off the beaten track sailing experience.

Patros looks like the vibrant life has not stepped on shore, however you’ll find here both, tranquil and vibrant atmosphere. The main village of the island is Parikia, whereas Naoussa is famous for having cosmopolitan vibes. Both have whitewashed houses that look like sugar cubes, ouzeries, restaurants, potted geraniums, clouds of bougainvillea, and fine restaurants. The picture-perfect scenery is completed with little colorful caiques - traditional fishing boats.

Kolymbithres Beach located near Naoussa is one of the most beautiful spots on the island. And it is also one of the most popular ones in the area for its strange rock formations. In summer it gets crowded so you may not want to stay there long. Let your captain choose a nice bay nearby for an overnight stay and dinner on board.

DAY 8: EMBARKATION IN PAROS

After breakfast and a swim in the beautiful waters of the Aegean Sea it is time to say adieu to your beautiful yacht charter journey and the crew that’s been happily accompanying your vacation.

Post a comment

For more alternatives, MOTOR YACHTS, SAILING YACHTS, CATAMARANS, please visit CONTACT YACHTS website.
Level 1, 377 New South Head Road, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia
Copyright © 2019 Contact Travel & Yachting PTY LTD
INQUIRE

Inquire