7 days cruising on a superyacht from Athens to Rhodes

Athens to Poros

Embark in Athens — the airport is a short transfer from the port of Piraeus —  then leave this ancient, hot and bustling city for the fresh breeze and clear waters of the Saronic Gulf. Spend the afternoon swimming off Poros, followed by an early evening walk in its lush pine forests. Retire to your yacht rested and ready for adventure.

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Sail early morning for Hydra. Spend the afternoon cooling off in the sea and relaxing, then take an early evening walk in Hydra, where no motorized vehicles are allowed. The narrow streets of the main town lead from the pretty harbour to churches, galleries, boutiques, and garden tavernas. Have a sundowner overlooking the port. Overnight sail for Delos.

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Delos to Mykonos

After breakfast, visit the archaeological site on Delos, where weathered stone lions stand guard over ruined temples and eerie sanctuaries. Sail midday to Mykonos, anchor on the south side near Ornos and Platis Gialos, then lunch at fashionable beach restaurant Nammos. Enjoy afternoon water activities before visiting Mykonos town – where you'll find the best spots the city has to offer– or head to dinner and hit the famous bars.

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Relax at anchor by Mykonos, taking the morning to recover from the night’s festivities – perhaps with an invigorating yoga class or massage? Lunch on board, at nearby Santa Marina Resort or one of the many top restaurants overlooking the sea. Enjoy afternoon fun with the water toys followed by a walk ashore amid the white sugar-cube houses and beaches of silver sand. Sail overnight to Santorini.

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Awake as the yacht sails through the entrance to the vast inner caldera of Santorini’s volcano. The sporty can hike along the high caldera edge – start early as heat in summer is extreme. Guests spend all afternoon swimming, followed by a walk and dinner in town browsing the best beach bars — looking down at the boats in the bay. Sail overnight to Symi.

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Anchor in a remote bay where you might be the only yacht around. Relax with a walk ashore in the picturesque town of Panormitis. In late afternoon, sail over for a walk and dinner in the town of Galios, a film-set vision of Greek tavernas and fishing boats.

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Symi to Rhodes

Spend the morning swimming at one of Symi’s secluded beaches, then sail for Rhodes during lunch. Its ancient harbor is a medley of medieval, Ottoman and Italianate façades. The walled old town, with a wealth of bustling restaurants and market-like shops, is wonderful for an early evening walk and a drink. Enjoy a final dinner on board before departing from Rhodes airport the next morning.

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