Its cosmopolitan character and its intense nightlife are the most important elements that make this island one of the most unique places in the world. In Greek mythology, Mykonos was the location of the battle between Zeus and Titan and the island was named in honor of Apollo’s grandson Mykons.
During ancient times, Mykonos due to its proximity to the highly populated island Deolos became important from the supplies point of view and a comfortable getaway destination. Today the island is very popular for Mykonos Greece yacht charter vacations.
In particular, Mykonos is famous for its perfect sandy beaches, with many beach bars, clubs, and fine restaurants. Mykonos attracts famous DJs from all over the world and many important people choose this island for their private yacht charters holiday.
A famous volcanic island is known as Thera. The island is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earlier settlements on what was initially a single island, leading to the creation of the current unique caldera.
The volcano first became active around 3 or 4 million years ago. The name Santorini was given to the island by the Latin Empire in the 13th century and is a reference to Saint Irene. Nowadays, due to the expansion of tourism, the island has gained great wealth and population.
Its major settlements are Fira, Oia, Emporio, Kamari, etc. The primary industry is tourism. Many people each summer travel to the island to spend their Santorini Greece Boat Charter Vacations. The traditional architecture with low lying cubical houses, made of local stone and whitewashed with various volcanic ashes used as colors. Archeological, seismological and volcanological evidence has been presented linking the Atlantic myth to Santorini.
Milos is another Greek volcanic island. It is famous for its statue of Aphrodite and for the statues of Greek Gods Asclepius and Poseidon. Milos was a commodity as early as 13.000 years ago. The harbor town is Adamas. Above the harbor, there is an ancient plateau where Plaka and Kastro are situated. Some Roman date heritage can still be seen on the Island, such as a theater and ruins of town walls and other architectural sights. Milos is a great destination for Greek Island Sailing Vacations. A great way of visiting the island is onboard of a private yacht charter.
Private yacht rentals are an excellent way to get to know the uniqueness of Milos and reach its charming remoted beaches.
Folegandros is one of the many secluded Greek islands. The island is situated in the southern part of the Cyclades. It remained under the rule of Venice until 1566 and then was taken by the Ottoman Turks. The Greeks reclaimed it in the 19th century. Folegandros offers nature in its most pristine setting. The waters here are crystal clear, blue and transparent. According to the Travel Channel, it is one of the top 10 beaches in the world.
Ios is a very picturesque Cycladic island. Its town is full of stairs and narrow paths. There are numerous restaurants, boutiques, bars, and discotheques. According to an ancient legend, Homer’s mother was from Ios and he himself was buried there.
On the island, there are signs of Mycenean settlements. In the northern part of Ios, there is a ruined Venetian castle from the 15th century. Ios attracts many people who sail to the island and enjoy the beauty of its scenery. One of the most popular beaches is Mylopotamos, known for its all-night-long beach parties.
Sail around Paros
Paros is one of the most famous European tourist hotspots. The capital Parikia situated on a bay occupies the site of the ancient capital Paros. Parikia is a major hub for sailing yachts, catamarans and various types of motor yachts. Local houses are built with flat roofs and are decorated with the traditional Cycladic style, they have whitewashed walls and blue painted doors.
Parikia town has a small but interesting archeological museum housing some of the numerous findings from different parts of Paros. Parikia’s main beach is Livadia, it is close to the shops and restaurants. Krios Beach in Parikia offers music, food, beach volley facilities and fascinating views of the town and harbor. Besides Parikia, Paros has another town called Naoussa. It forms a safe and spacious harbor for the private yacht charter boats. Beaches in Naoussa: Piperi, Kolimbithres. The last one is very special due to the impressive rock formation that divides the beach into a succession of little sandy coves offering numerous private spots to the visitors of the beach.
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