The islands are the most defining characteristic of Greece’s morphology and have long been an essential part of the country’s culture.
Only 227 of the country’s 6,000 islands and islets dispersed throughout the Greek Seas are inhabited. The Greek coastline features a diversified topography, including long stretches of beach, sheltered bays and coves, sandy beaches, sand-dunes, pebble beaches, wetlands and deltas, seawater caverns, and dark-colored sand in volcanic areas.
Visit the stunning Greek islands! Find below the best boat tours in Greece to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Aegean Sea. There are 7+2 Top Yacht half-day or full-day cruises to choose from.
1. Santorini Sunset Cruise in the Caldera waters
Santorini’s beauty, the southern coast’s attractions, the thermal springs of the Volcano area, and all the other well-known locations in the caldera basin are all worth seeing. Choose from semi-private or private alternatives to enjoy a famous sunset while afloat on a luxury Yacht or Catamaran. A once-in-a-lifetime experience shared with life partners, family, friends, or business partners.
Top places (TIP: If you want to see everything, schedule a half-day cruise on a motor yacht/RIB or a full-day tour on a Catamaran or Sailing Boat):
The most famous beach on Santorini is the Volcanic Red Beach. These rock formations’ color and structure are a product of the island’s history of volcanic eruptions. Santorini’s Red Beach is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and unique beaches on the island, distinguished by its color! The beach is especially suitable for snorkelers because of the untamed scenery and interesting marine life.
White Beach and Limestone: The sand is not white, as the name implies, but rather black. The numerous white pebbles and massive white rocks give this beach its name. The coast is shallow, and the water is extremely clear, making a refreshing swim quite appealing! White Beach, in stark contrast to its red colored sister, is a wonder in its own way.
Mesa Pigadia is a little bay encircled by spectacular volcanic rocks that provide protection from the fierce north winds. Swimming and relaxation are both possible in this region. Furthermore, the caved constructions known as “syrmata,” which were erected by local fisherman to secure their boats during the winter, lend a beautiful touch to the natural beauty of the environment with their colorful doors. For the more brave, there is also a cave that leads to White Beach.
The black lava rocks of Black Mountain are prehistoric masterpieces with strange and unusual patterns. This location in the island’s south is inaccessible by car. A boat journey is the only way to see the coast’s volcanic magnificence.
You’ll want to make sure you have your camera ready to photograph this rock formation, which is known as Indian face rock. Indian rock, located in the south of the island, is a unique rock formation that some compare to an Indian profile, while others see the face of Spyridon Marinatos, the archaeologist who found the archaeological site of Akrotiri.
The Venetian Lighthouse is located next to the Indian Rock on the island’s southwest edge, just past the historic village of Akrotiri. It looks south, away from the caldera, and onto the deep blue expanse of open sea. This lighthouse is reputed to be one of Greece’s best. Built in 1892 to run on oil, it has since been modified to run on electricity and is still in operation today.
As the yacht sails close the shore, take in the view of Santorini’s two islands (Palaia Kameni and Nea Kameni), which were produced by black lava. The Volcano (underwater) is responsible for the island’s current structure and morphology, making it one of the most essential aspects and attractions of Santorini. Santorini was formerly a much larger, round island, hence its name, Strogili (=circular), before various volcanic explosions occurred throughout the years, some of which were undersea.
In addition, the famed Hot Springs, located in the foothills of Palaia Kameni island, are known for their therapeutic properties. They are mild warm and full of iron-rich waters. You can relax in a different mud bath while admiring the breathtaking view of the Caldera on the other side.
Views from the rim of the caldera: Admire the incredible and massive cliffs and the Caldera rim from the water, as well as the magnificent white-washed villages located atop Santorini’s cliffs. While on a ship in Santorini, this is the greatest backdrop for your photos.
Thirasia Island is a small island off the coast of Santorini, just one nautical mile away from the village of Oia. Thirasia is a peaceful, historic island with a bygone period vibe that values history and authenticity. Thirasia is similar to Santorini in many ways, including the unique terrain morphology, the architectural architecture of dwellings and churches, and the breathtaking views.
The island of Aspronisi (Greek for “white island”) is a small uninhabited rocky island located within the Santorini caldera, just west of Santorini and the Kameni islands, and south of Thirassia. The huge Minoan eruption in the 2nd millennium BC created the island, which was then gradually built up by subsequent volcanic activity. The name Aspronisi comes from the fact that the island is partially made up of white pumice. The islet has two pebble beaches and a tiny harbour, however the island is dominated by sheer cliffs, making landings difficult.
Ammoudi Bay and St Nicholas Islet: Ammoudi is Oia’s lovely harbor, a little village with only a few traditional structures constructed around the natural bay. There are port services and a few pubs in Ammoudi. During the summer, several fishing and excursion boats moor there, creating a very picturesque landscape. Ammoudi is surrounded by imposing steep red cliffs and is regarded one of Santorini’s most attractive places.
The St. Nicholas islet is a rocky little island about 20 meters off the coast that serves as a swimming target. This small rocky island is well-known for its platform from which you can leap or dive into the Aegean Sea’s crystal-clear waters (depth over 1,000m).
Armeni Bay: On Santorini’s northwest coast, below the beautiful village of Oia, is the charming Armeni cove, which gives scenic views of the caldera and the nearby island of Therasia. It is a safe area to drop anchor a few meters south of Ammoudi Bay and is accessible by boats.
Eftapedes Saints Cave Chapel: To the east of Armeni beach is the secret chapel of Agii Eftapedes (The Holy Seven Youths of Ephesus), which can only be reached by boat. This little chapel is the oldest in Oia, dating back over 200 years. The cave where the Holy Seven Youths of Ephesus managed to hide rescued them from an attack.
All cruises include round-trip transportation from/to Hotels/Airbnb, food prepared onboard, Wine, beers, soft drinks, refreshments, snorkeling and safety equipment.
There are Day Tours (4-5 hours, usually from 10am-3pm) , Sunset Tours (3:30-after sunset) and Full-Day Tours (9-10 hours).
2. Mykonos to Rhenia and Delos islands
While in Mykonos, you’ll have an unforgettable sailing experience. Discover these stunning island gems nearby to the island of the winds. A cruise that can include a visit to historic places as well as exploration of beautiful natural areas.
As your vessel pulls away from the dock, find a comfortable seat aboard a beautiful vessel (luxury Motor Yacht, Catamaran, RIB, or Sailing Boat), relax back, and admire the charming white houses of the island. Sail across the blue Aegean waters to the uninhabited islands of Rhenia and Delos after a short cruise over the west section of Mykonos (north or south depending on the embarkation place).
Delos is a UNESCO world heritage site that is recognized as a world wide famous archaeological site. , just a few miles from vibrant Mykonos. It’s an opportunity to stroll through the rebirth of Greek civilization’s glory. It’s the head priest of the Cyclades, the birthplace of the immortals. Apollo, God of light, and goddess Artemis having been born there, rendered the island sacred. It’s Delos.
Rhenia is a stunningly beautiful island separated from Delos by a narrow strait. It boasts gorgeous golden sand beaches and crystal-clear turquoise-emerald waters. Glyfada, Straits, Lia, and Vineyards are four isolated sand beaches on the island, all protected by two coves. An idyllic secluded destination for yachters Rhenia is part of the Natura 2000 network of protected areas.
Enjoy some time at Rhenia swimming or snorkeling while the crew prepares your delicious meal to be served onboard. View some of the island’s stunning windmills and Mykonos town on the way back. Relax and enjoy a stunning golden sunset if you’ve chosen the sunset cruise. Take some pictures while watching the sun set over the horizon.
Choose from three different options to customize your trip (Morning, sunset or full-day cruise). You’ll have time to see the UNESCO-listed archaeological site of Delos if you take the Morning or Full-Day trip. If not, add an extra swimming stop and enjoy the good life onboard with a tasty meal and refreshing drinks. Choose from a private or a smalll group semi-private cruise departing from Mykonos.
3. Full-Day Cruise in Milos and Polyaigos islands
One of the most spectacular cruises in the Aegean Sea, indeed!
Embark on a luxurious catamaran or sailing boat and experience the wonders of Milos and the “diamond” island of Polyaigos in style. All the places you are going to visit are accessible only by boat.
Gaze out at the blue waters of the Aegean and the amazing landscapes and coastlines. Enjoy the scenic views of traditional fishing villages, lava rocks, colorful houses, abandoned mines, spectacular sea caves, gorgeous beaches and crystal-clear waters including Kleftiko and Gerakas. Swim in the transparent light blue waters of Polyaigosos island, known as the “Blue Lagoon” Galazia Nera.
Highlights of the cruise:
Setting sail from Adamas Port, you visit:
Sykia: An impressive natural treasure, the biggest cave on the island surrounded by colorful volcanic rocks. There will be a stop for swimming & snorkeling in the crystal clear, emerald waters. It’s about time to enjoy a delicious brunch! This roofless cave is so unique! you can go inside and swim under the open roof or rest for a while at the tiny beach inside the cave. Thе wаtеr within thе саvе hаs trаnspаrеnt grееn-bluе соlοr but it is dееp аnd соld because of the poor natural light conditions. If you choose to take this cruise aboard an inflatable boat (RIB) you can go inside and explore.
Kleftiko: The famous bay, a hideout for the old pirates. Swimming and snorkeling are highly recommended in the crystal green-blue waters, exploring the sea caves and admire the magnificent landscape as the bay is enclosed by a complex of impressive white volcanic rock formations. With no winds, the water is still, and it looks like glass. Rocks jut out of the water, forming caves and tunnels that you can swim through. As many reviewers and visitors say, “the water is an electric blue that is so clear that if feels like you are in a dream. Inside the caves/tunnels, the water turns various shades of blues and blue greens”. Even if you don’t swim, the place itself is very picturesque.
Gerakas: It’s a small sandy jaw-dropping beach surrounded by white impressive geological rock formations (cliffs) on the southern coast of Milos. You will be mesmerized by the golden sand and the most vibrant shade of turquoise water you have ever seen.
Swimming in the hot spring is one of the highlights of the trip. There you will taste homemade traditional food and you will enjoy your drink having an amazing view. Grab a snorkeling mask, plunge into the sea from your boat and come along to explore swimming to the shore. Try to find the tiny thermal spot. The water is welcoming, and the gas bubbles formed from the seabed will be tickling your feet, as you take extra care not to step directly on its source. It may be steaming hot!
Galazia Nera: Polyaigos is the largest deserted island in the Aegean Sea, a real heaven on earth. For sailing lovers it is considered to be one of the best and most beautiful sailing destinations all over Greece. It is situated on the northwest side of Milos Island, adjacent to Kimolos Island. It gets its name from the numerous (poly) goats (aigos) that roam the island. Polyaigos, has been declared a place of outstanding beauty and it is protected by the Natura 2000 network, as it is the natural habitat of the Mediterranean Monk Seal Monachus-Monachus. If you are lucky enough, you may get the chance to meet one! The swimming spot called “Galazia Nera” bay, is the trademark of the island, a small narrow bay with steep white rocks, white sand and transparent light blue waters, known as the “Blue Lagoon”.
Most of the boat cruises also passing by:
Cape Vani: Cape Vani is one of the most striking landmarks of the island of Milos. Is an abandoned manganese and iron mine. The old mine used in the 19th century is a huge and deep opening at the edge of the cape, by the sea, surrounded by rocks vertically cut, with horizontal layers in black and ruby red color.
Old Sulfur Mines: The old Sulfur Mines, are located in the southeast part of Milos. These are abandoned nowadays but used until 1956.This is a remote place best seen by boat. They are known to have formed over the last one or two million years. The hot water thermals in this area have resulted in the formation of many important minerals like Perlite, Kaolin, Bentonite, and Baryte
Glaronisia: The “Seagull islets” is a very rare geological phenomenon since they consist of volcanic effusive rock that has crystallized here into hexagonal columns, encountered only in a small number of countries around the world. One of the cliffs has a cave which you can sail all the way into if the cruise boat is small enough.
Klima: Klima is the most picturesque (colorful) fishing village of Milos. Was the first Capital of Milos and the place where the statue of Venus de Milo was discovered. This very beautiful village is situated near Tripiti, on the side of the Gulf of Milos. The scenic beauty of Klima is due to its syrmata, the fishermen’s houses that are carved into the rocks and have bright colored wooden doors. The sunset here is an amazing experience.
Arkoudes: A complex of lava sharp and abrupt rocks, which takes its name from its resemblance to a bear. They are located just opposite the beach of Plathiena, on the northern side of Milos.
4. Cruises in Crete:
A. Chania to Balos lagoon & Gramvousa island
Embark on a luxury motor yacht or sailing boat for a once-in-a-lifetime cruise on your own private and exclusive yacht!
A fantastic sail to the Balos Lagoon and the island of Gramvousa.
Balos is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful beaches and Crete’s most photographed beach. Balos is known for its untamed natural beauty, stunning exotic surroundings, turquoise waters, and pink-white sand colored by millions of crushed shells and corals. The natural splendor of the area produces a one-of-a-kind and exotic scene. The water gets deeper and colder beyond the rocks at the lagoon’s edge, making it perfect for snorkeling. The Natura 2000 program protects the lagoon and the surrounding area, which contains unusual vegetation and animals. Eleonora falcons, shags, and cormorants make their homes in the area’s caverns. Furthermore, the area serves as a haven for the endangered monk seal and loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). These few hours in such a beautiful location will stay with you forever.
After leaving Balos, you sail to Gramvousa, a pirate island. A small uninhabited island that was once used as a pirate hideout offers a wonderful beach and snorkeling area, as well as the opportunity to view the relics of a Venetian castle (from the 16th century) located at the summit of the island. A trail from the shore leads to the island’s highest point, where you can see the Venetian Castle and the wonderful view of Balos and the neighboring islands of wild Gramvousa and Antikythera.
Photograph the shipwreck, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, and explore the reef next to the shipwreck.
You’ll make your way back to the port after a lovely day of sun and sea. These few hours spent in such a magical location will leave you with a lifetime of memories.
B. Sfakia to Marmara Beach, Glyka Nera beach and Loutro village
A wonderful way to discover these unique south Crete beauties. You can arrange this boat trip during morning or afternoon hours, or on a full-day cruise. The itinerary is suitable for adults and children as the clear waters are protected in the bays you visit during the day.
Marmara (means “marble”) Beach, is located in a small bay at the exit of the Gorge of Aradena. Marmara stands out due to the soft colorful rocks that cover the area (hence its name). These rocks are also the reason why the waters are so clean and crystal. If you are into snorkeling the seabed here will amaze you. Near the beach there is a small tavern where you can relax, have a refreshment or lunch. The food is prepared with extra care and homegrown products.
Loutro is a quaint, peaceful and quiet small seaside village on the south coast of Crete accessed only by sea or on foot, making the area ideal for those who seek to destress, reconnect, and reset. It was the site of the ancient city of Phoenix and was the port of Ancient Anopolis. Later, it became the “winter” port for Sfakia, due to the fact that the enclosed bay and the small island at its entrance create a natural harbor where ships can be safe even in very bad weather. The amphitheatrical bay, lying right by the sea, boasts a unique waterfront made of whitewashed buildings, blue windows, and pink blossomed bougainvillea. A unique reminder of the Cycladic landscape… but on Crete!
Considered one of the most captivating beaches in Crete, Glyka Nera Beach is a remote destination on the southwestern coast of Crete, only accessible by foot or boat. A spectacular beach, protected from the wind, has beautiful crystalline water. Sea water is generally cold because of the springs, even in midsummer. Nevertheless, the splendid fine pebble beach is worth visiting for its secluded and romantic atmosphere, as well as the dramatic surrounding scenery with rocky cliffs rising up to 500 meters above the shore or the clear freshwater springs that flow into the sea. Literally meaning “sweet waters” was named after the various springs that flow out of the ground by the beach. Glyka Nera beach, is truly one of the hidden treasures of Crete, a getaway destination revealing the unique beauty of the island.
C. Ierapetra to Chrissi Island Day Trip
Ierapetra is the southernmost town of Europe, one of the most popular destinations in Crete, and the fourth biggest town of the island.
You are going to enjoy a fantastic, exclusive, private, and fully customized trip according to your wishes and needs, to one of Crete’s most stunning islands, Chrissi Island.
The subtropical environment of Chrissi Island is truly amazing. Exotic and warm waters in all the shades of blue and green, golden beaches (where it got its name from), protected forest with the cedar trees, which are over 200 years old, and soft pale sand. Natural beauty and history are combined in a relaxing day out for family and friends to enjoy.
Chrissi Island, also known as Gaidouronissi (donkey) Island, is one of the 81 uninhabited islands off the coast of Crete, is located 9 nautical miles south of Ierapetra, about 30 minutes via a motor yacht. Its ecosystem and natural beauty have included it in the European initiative NATURA 2000 to protect the southernmost gem of the Mediterranean with its exotic waters, golden beaches and unique Libyan cedar trees covering about 1/4th of the island.
While visiting Chrissi Island you will enjoy the path through the forest and the sand dunes that lead you from the dock to the beach, the golden sand, covering the entire island and its unique fauna and flora. The northern shores (Belegrina, Hatzivolakas, Kataprosopo) are filled with seashells.
Due to the preservation of its natural environment, there are no roads on the island, which can be difficult for people with mobility problems.
A proposed itinerary includes:
Departing from the fishing port of Ierapetra and arriving to Chrissi island after a fast (approximately 25 minutes) boat ride. If you are lucky, you’ll see dolphins on the way to the island.
Arrive at Vougiou Mati Beach. After a 10-minute walk north through the Lebanon cedar forest, you’ll reach Belegrina (“Golden”) Beach with thousands of shells. You’ll have 3 hours for swimming, laying on the beach, or exploring the island on foot while enjoying all the shades of the palette of blue tropical waters.
Get back to the boat for cruising to another bay between Chrissi Island and the Mikronissi Island, hidden from the wind and away from the masses of tourists. Yacht will anchor there for 3 hours. You’ll have time to swim, go snorkeling to admire the undersea beauty, or even go fishing. Meanwhile the captain and crew will prepare your lunch with Cretan dishes made with fresh homegrown ingredients, to be savored in entertaining company with very good, bottled wines, beers, and soft drinks (unlimited consumption), topped off with fruits and traditional sweets under the shade of the boat shade-tent.
Time flies when you are on the sea! Its about time to return to Ierapetra full of memories and magnetized by the exotic natural landscape, the golden sand, and the mesmerizing waters.
5. Paros to Panteronisia, Despotiko & Antiparos islands
Paros is one of the most popular summer destinations in the Cyclades, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors as well as many celebrities every year.
One of the must-do, must-see activities is to book a memorable cruise from Paros that allows you to see three different islands in one day. Begin a full-day or even half-day cruise to the treasures of Antiparos, Despotiko, and Panteronissia and explore all secret spots and natural beauty in the center of the Aegean Sea in the comfort of your own personal Speedboat/Catamaran, with the freedom to arrange the itinerary as you desire.
Antiparos, which is only one nautical mile southwest of Paros, is a unique and attractive small island known for its relaxed and original environment, which includes crystal blue waters, golden sand beaches, cobblestone streets, and whitewashed buildings. Antiparos is not very crowded, but it does have a cosmopolitan feel to it, with some entertainment options and many interesting attractions.
Its secluded golden sandy beaches, picturesque settlements, stone-paved alleys with bougainvillea and eucalyptus, good shopping markets, imposing Venetian Castle, coastline sea caves, and the famous, 100-meter-deep Cave of Agios Yiannis filled with impressive stalactites and stalagmites have earned it a worldwide reputation. We recommend that you ask your skipper to get off the boat and spend some time on the island (during your full-day trip) visiting all of the above-mentioned land attractions.
The day trip continues at South Antiparos, with caves for underwater exploration and diving rocks set against a beautiful backdrop. Unforgettable activities for both young and old.
Following the coastline, with its idyllic beaches and lovely coves, you can reach the enchanting and uninhabited rocky islet of Despotiko, a site of considerable archaeological interest. This spot will provide you with hours of perfect serenity. It is lunar, rocky, and has pristine tiny and large beaches. The deep blue color that enchants comes from the immense depths of water in numerous places. It’s the perfect spot for a swim and some sun on the boat while sipping a drink and eating a snack that you will be provided on board.
Despotiko is located in the geographical center of the Cycladic islands, and it has remained unspoiled by time and human intervention, providing spectacular scenery and beaches. Livadi, with its wonderful silver sand, is the most stunning.
Then it’s on to Panteronissia, a group of islands and rocky islets well-known to the general public. It is known as the “Caribbean” of the Aegean, since the crystal-clear, green waters entice anyone who travels by boat to this area. Swimming and leisure are both possible at this spot.
Panteronissia’s two main islets form a passage with waters so brightly colored that they can be seen from the air.
Departure on the island of Paros (options from Parikia, Punta or Aliki ports)
The route indicated above is only a guide, as the captain will choose the finest sites for each cruise based on weather conditions, allowing you to spend memorable moments on board while sailing around Antiparos, Despotiko, and Panteronissia.
6. Athens Riviera to Sounio and Saronic Gulf jewels (Hydra, Dokos, Spetses)
It’s undoubtedly one of the highlights during your stay in the stunning Greek capital of Athens. Experience a dream cruise around the Athenian Riviera and visit the astonishing nearby islands of Hydra and Spetses, in a luxury full-day (9-10 hours) private cruise.
It’s by far the best way to explore the area from the sea, whether you are a couple, a family, or a group of friends.
Spend your day onboard luxurious vessels, taking in the gorgeous sights of the Athens coastline, as well as the amazing crystal-clear waters of the Saronic Gulf.
Upon embarkation you are going to receive the welcoming service by the crew on board, information on the areas of the yacht/RIB facilities, weather information and presentation of the cruise. After that you start cruising to the South, passing by Aegina Island and heading towards the noble island of Hydra in the Argosaronic Gulf.
Arriving to the crescent-shaped harbor, you will immediately notice that Hydra, is built in the shape of an amphitheater on a slope overlooking the sea. This island is considered as one of the most romantic destinations in Greece and preserved its distinctive atmosphere through the passage of time. Around the port you can find many restaurants, shops, markets, and galleries. As cars are not allowed in Hydra, donkeys and water taxis provide public transportation. The inhabited area, however, is so compact that most people walk everywhere and discover traditional stone mansions, narrow cobblestoned streets, secluded squares and many other attractions.
After sightseeing in Hydra Island, you depart to Dokos Island, a small and isolated island between the southern coast of Peloponnisos and the islands of Hydra and Spetses. Dokos is ideal for those who love wild landscapes, peace, tranquility, and stunning sunset views! Sail to a private bay for swimming and relaxing into the crystal-clear waters. By the way this island offers important historic findings of more than 8.000 years old and the oldest shipwreck in the world.
Next on the cruise is the island of Spetses, an island boasting a long naval tradition, famous for its significant contribution to the 1821 War of Independence. The island has managed to retain its individual traditional character thanks to its well-preserved grand captain mansions, still bearing eloquent witness to the island’s glorious past. Spetses has an arguably elegant atmosphere, mainly thanks to the Venetian mansions of its Town, which emit a vintage aura. The picturesque old harbour and Dapia, a tourist and commercial center where the heart of the island’s entertainment beats, are the trademarks of the town of Spetses. It is worth to take a romantic trip around the island in horse-drawn carriages and admire the grand mansions adorning the narrow-cobbled streets of the island.
Return to the yacht and start cruising back to Athens enjoying the beautiful sunset colors along way.
During your daily trip, optionally your private captain/skipper can incorporate a lunch stop at a recommended restaurant that can be easily accessed by water (extra cost, on your own) while your private boat awaits you at the dock for as long as it is required (within tour times).
It can be also offered as an add-on, roundtrip transportation from/to your hotel accommodation in Athens center by limo service or luxury minibus service depending on number of guests. If your hotel accommodation is in the coastal line of Attica, embarkation/disembarkation can be also organized there, regardless of the selected yacht mooring port.
7. Small Cyclades Tour, from Koufonissia to Irakleia and Schinoussa
Depending on where you stay while in Greece, you have mainly 3 departing location options (Paros, Naxos or Santorini) for organizing this exceptional full-day cruise.
Maybe the most convenient option is to start the tour from a south-east port in Paros, like Aliki or Punta ports aboard a luxury RIB.
Set sail to paradise, where you can find unspoiled beaches with mesmerizing waters, sea caves, and stunning landscapes.
Depending on the weather conditions after discussing with your captain you will draw your itinerary sequence and you are going to visit within the day trip:
Irakleia is a true hidden gem of the Aegean Sea, the largest and westernmost island in the Small Cyclades Island group. It’s a rising and charming destination in the heart of the Aegean Archipelago.
At the southwest of the island and more precisely in the bay of Alimia, there is a sunken German fighter plane called “ARADO”, from World War II, visible with snorkel equipment. The airplane was caught by fishermen nets near Santorini Island on 250m and was brought on its current position.
A visit to one of the most intriguing of all Cycladic caves, St. John’s cave also offers the opportunity for a swim at the nearby beach where you can snorkel around the rocky outcrops, where sea life likes to hide.
If you believe you have some time to spend on the island. You will dock at the main port and enjoy your coffee in one of the unique terraces of Irakleia, overlooking the endless blue of the archipelago.
Your journey will continue to Schinoussa island. This tiny island is slightly remote, which makes it an excellent hidden getaway for visitors who enjoy an unspoiled natural landscape.
The landscape has low green hills and small valleys between them, many beaches with their sand sparkling under the hot sun, making it an ideal destination in Cyclades.
Swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the 18 wonderful beaches of the island is a must do.
You can visit Tsiggouri bay, a place protected from north winds, with amazing natural beauty.
Your final stop will be at the captivating Koufonissia. The scenery in Koufonissia is beyond words! Unreal turquoise water, glittering sand, laid-back atmosphere, and Cycladic architecture create a true wonder amid Cyclades archipelago. You will enjoy a swim stop at Kato Koufonissi. Kato Koufonissi offers a remarkable scenery for snorkeling and secluded beaches that you will enjoy with absolute privacy.
You will dock at Pano Koufonisi where you may enjoy local delicacies glaring into captivating emerald, sapphire, and turquoise waters, and enjoy a swim stop at the famous Pori beach.
Pano Koufonissi island remains a top choice for all those seeking a relaxing getaway for their holidays, plentiful fresh seafood, several festivities, sea pools of turquoise waters and sheltered golden sandy beaches.
On your way back you can stop by for a quick exploration at the Rina Cave on Naxos’s southern coast. This beautiful cave, which lies to the right side of the same name beach, features some bird nests while a spring offering fresh water lies to the left-hand side of the cave. Upon entering the cave, the silent underwater world explodes into color with corals and redfish. At the roof of the cave, you can admire the stalactites lining the dome which sparrows and doves use as their hideout.