Mykonos Yacht Charter, Greece
The beautiful Greece luxury yacht charter grounds are always a winning combination, offering a blend of ancient cultures including Roman and Turkish, characteristic white-washed, blue-roofed buildings and top quality restaurants, bars and shopping opportunities all within walking distance of the wonderful golden beaches, and Mykonos in the centre of the Cyclades is one place to experience it all.
Both sailing yachts and motor yachts, mono-hulls and catamarans provide the flexibility of being able to freely move around the beautiful Greek islands, combined with the commodity of five-star accommodation and services guaranteed throughout the entire holiday. To find a luxury yacht with the on board amenities to suit your charter group, whether a family break or a special event charter, contact the expert brokers at CharterWorld.
The beauty of Mykonos as a tourist destination was discovered by Bohemian travellers in the 60s. Today Mykonos is renowned for its bright white buildings and narrow winding streets, clear blue skies and gold-sand beaches. It is one the most popular and glamorous islands in the Aegean Sea and an important destination on Greece yacht charter itineraries. The island vibrates of energy, glamour, fabulous nightlife and plenty of restaurants and night clubs for those who are looking for excitement and entertainment.
5 quick reasons to visit Mykonos:
Lively south island nightlife, Serene northern beaches, Picturesque windmills, Sensational artwork, Atmospheric towns to explore
More about this part of Greece
Myknos is a part of the Cyclades Islands and is nestled between the main islands of Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos, with the sacred island of Delos and pastoral Rhenia also close by. As a result, Mykonos is excellent to incorporate into a multi-island Cyclades luxury yacht charter that will take guests to see ancient ruins, bustling beach parties, magnificent dive sites and the various sea creatures that call this region home.
Mykonos Yacht Charter Experiences
Mykonos is famed as a jet-set destination and it is visited by many a tourist who is on a Greece luxury yacht charter vacation. Visitors to this island will encounter great entertainment, loud music, dance clubs, numerous boutiques, chic restaurants and fabulous little cafes. It is an ideal destination for those seeking real entertainment and nightlife, combined with glamour and Greek charm.
Stroll the streets of Mykonos Town (Chora) lined with white houses and chic boutiques or visit some of the numerous museums and picturesque little churches; all this while enjoying the sweet perfume of bougainvillea, geraniums mixed with the Mediterranean breeze and salty air.
Little Venice and the renowned hilltop windmills in Mykonos Town are places not to be missed on a Mykonos yacht vacation: This district earned its name for the rows of houses with balconies overlooking the sea that were originally built by captains and affluent merchants. The famed windmills were constructed by the Venetians in the 16th Century to mill flour, and although there are many windmills spread around the Island, Kato Mili in Little Venice is one of the most easily accessible sites, where they stand in a row overlooking the sea to harness the strong northern winds.
Numerous bars, restaurants and little shops and galleries enhance the lively atmosphere of this location, where lovers often stop by to watch the spectacular sunset.
In addition to Little Venice, Chora has another landmark in Panagia Paraportiani which is Mykonos's most photographed church and dates back to 1425. In Greek its name means 'Our Lady of the Side Gate' in relation to the entrance to the Kastro neighbourhood where it is built. Unusually, four joined churches constitute its base, upon which the fifth church was constructed.
The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos is now over a century old and represents one of the oldest museums in Greece. It houses findings from the Putrefaction Pit of 425/426 BC, discovered in 1898 on the islet of Rheneia by D. Stavropoulos.
The Aegean Maritime Museum, founded in 1983, showcased the study of Greek maritime history and tradition, and is also well worth a visit. The oldest house on the island is home to the Folklore Museum with a collection of 19th century furniture, jewellery, ceramics, embroideries, marble sculptures, tombstones and a variety of other trinkets. There are also many models of 19th-century Mykonian ships, maps, as well as an anchor and a cannon used during the Greek War of Independence. Lena's House Folk Museum is on the same street and the Kapopoulos Fine Arts gallery is nearby, forming an easy and satisfying stroll through a compact section of Mykonos Town.
When you've had your fill culture, head to Matoyianni Street for the charming boutiques down the old narrow streets. Stay for the indulgent restaurants and glamorous nightlife, or get in some later afternoon sunbathing in seclusion to the north, or join the party along the southern beaches.
Away from Mykonos, Rhenia Island and Delos are just a short cruise and both are more relaxed and underdeveloped. Only accessible by yacht, these uninhabited islands are distinctly different from Mykonos and make a super destination for charter guests to see on a day dedicated to playing with the water toys and unwinding in the sunshine with friends and family.
Things to Consider:
Yachting Seasons & Climate:
The Mediterranean yacht charter season begins in May with the Cannes Film Festival and closes with the Monaco Grand Prix in late September. The Eastern Mediterranean experiences hotter temperatures than the South of France, and visitors on a luxury yacht charter will find temperatures around 23°C/73°F from late April to early May.
From May until October the temperatures average around 23°C/73°F and have the potential to peak above 30°C/86°F. Snorkelers and Scuba divers who enjoy warm sea temperatures will want to visit between July and September.
Clothing to Pack For Your Charter:
Away from the beaches, a smart-casual dress code is fine for the cafes and restaurants, while shoulders and thighs should be covered during visits to religious sites. With daylight in the summer extending to 14 hours, guests should take a long-sleeved covering layer for the most intense periods of the day, accompanied by plenty of sun screen.
Main Ports and Marinas:
Famous Restaurants & Clubs:
Nammos Mykonos, D'Angelo Mykonos Restaurant, Nikos Gallop Restaurant
A Must See Attraction:
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, The Windmills, Paraportiani Church, Matoyianni Street, Kapopoulos Fine Arts, Lena's House Folk Museum
Best beaches to visit in your yacht:
Agios Stefanos Beach, Ornos Beach, Psarou Beach, Paraga Beach, Agia Anna Beach, Kalafati Beach, Frangias Beach, Vathia Lagada Beach, Merchia Beach, Fokos Beach, Mirsini Beach, Agios Sostis Beach
Best time to go:
The summer months are the busiest for the Eastern Mediterranean, when all of the most important tourist sites will be open for business. Mid-May to June and September through to mid-October avoids the busy school holidays. Those looking for a more relaxed luxury yacht charter would be best to visit in the spring and autumn shoulder seasons, avoiding November through to February when temperatures are coolest and rainfall is highest, although on a multi-island charter it would be easy to simply cruise on to the sunshine.
Further Charter Information
Yacht Rentals Available: Go here for the current list of yacht rentals in Mykonos.
Full Greece Yacht Charter Guide: Go here for the essential Greece yacht charter guide.
Greece Itineraries: Here is a selection of broker itineraries for Greece.
News: Read the latest superyacht news about Mykonos.
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