Blue coves, white beaches, islands both big and small – to explore this slice of paradeisos, you’re gonna need a boat.

You know those moments in life when you wonder, is this even real? On a sailing trip in Greece’s Cyclades Islands, that happens a lot. It strikes when you wake up on the Mediterranean and dive in for a swim. When you sail into Mykonos and realise that big rock over there is actually the petrified body of a giant once defeated by Hercules (or so the legend goes). You’ll feel it when you dock off the coast of a deserted island, when you get lost in the white-washed streets of Apollonia, or when you share a shot of ouzo with a local fisherman. But trust us, it’s real. And it’s waiting for you.

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Highlights of Greece sailing 

Experience the famous nightlife on Mykonos.

Join the party on Mykonos

If there’s anywhere that’s got hedonism down to a fine art, it’s the sunny isle of Mykonos. Named after Apollo’s grandson, this shining star of the Cyclades presents the holidaymaker (that’s you) with pleasures galore – chic boutiques, sandy beaches, divine food and world-class nightlife. And how better to roll into town than on a yacht?

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Sunsets in Santorini.

Catch a Santorini sunset

Santorini ticks all the dream holiday boxes. You’ve got volcanic beaches. Cathedrals and historical sites. Boutique shopping and seaside dining. But mostly, views. Everywhere you look, you’ll catch to-die-for views across the white-tipped cliffs of the caldera and down to the Aegean Sea. Make sure you do the famous walk from Fira to Oia, arriving just in time for a sunset cocktail.  

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Seaside views at a Greek restaurant.

Escape to the Small Cyclades

If your vision of the Greek Islands is less mega nightclubs and more sleepy fishing villages, you’ll be right at home in the Small Cyclades. Few tourists frequent this dreamy archipelago, where the total population numbers in the low hundreds. Wander barefoot along empty beaches, watching out for dolphins in the distance, then sit down to a seafood feast by the water.

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Naxos is full of history.

Meet history on Naxos

History buffs will be at home on Naxos. Apollo, Dionysos, Ares and Zeus all have strong ties to the island, while some versions of Greek mythology even suggest Zeus – king of the gods – grew up here. In the 1200s the island was taken by the Venetians. Wandering through the town’s tangle of laneways, churches and castles, you’ll feel as if you’ve stumbled right back into the Middle Ages.

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Our boats

Ocean Star 56

Ocean Star 56

In Greece, you’ll be travelling aboard the Ocean Star 56. Designed and built in Greece, this comfortable, stylish yacht features 5 cabins, a spacious cockpit and roomy saloon with U-shaped seetee. Welcome to your home on the sea!

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Meet your skipper

'I love the freedom of sailing. I learned to sail in a rubber dinghy with a small sail, and from there I became a sailing instructor in Corsica in 1975. I’ve sailed the Caribbean, but now I mostly sail the Mediterranean Sea. I like island hopping and exploring islands with their unique harbour villages and beautiful bays. I believe to really get the most out of your sailing adventure you must be flexible, forgiving, helpful and authentic.' – Kutte, Cyclades Islands

Kutte has been a sailing instructor since 1975.

FAQs

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Reviews

Sail Greece: Mykonos to Santorini , July 2018

Tamar Pankhurst

Sail Greece: Mykonos to Santorini , July 2018

Sarah Taylor

Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands , July 2018

Daniel Foye

Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands , July 2018

Patricia Brewer

Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands , July 2018

Erin McCullough

Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands , July 2018

Andrea Tabor

Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands , July 2018

Angelina Waller

Sail Greece: Mykonos to Santorini , July 2018

Alegra Forler

Sail Greece: Mykonos to Santorini , July 2018

Michelle Pavlovic

Sail Greece: Mykonos to Santorini , June 2018

Paul Knox

Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands , June 2018

Deb Barclay

Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands , June 2018

Diana Hall

Sail Greece: Mykonos to Santorini , June 2018

Sylvia Meier

Sail Greece: Santorini to Mykonos , June 2018

Paula Boyden

Sail Greece: Santorini to Mykonos , June 2018

Twila Martin

Sail Greece: Santorini to Mykonos , June 2018

GEORGE TORRES

Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands , June 2018

Caroline Norcross

Sail Greece: Santorini to Mykonos , June 2018

Bronagh McIvor

Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands , June 2018

Kanchanpreet Sohal

Sail Greece: Mykonos to Santorini , June 2018

KRISTIN BRADLEY

Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands , May 2018

Nichola Keen

Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands , May 2018

Stephen Crisp

Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands , May 2018

catherine Batha

Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands , May 2018

Craig Whitby

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