10 days boat trip from Cyprus to Greek islands

Journey from Cyprus to Greek islands by boat

10-Day Journey to the Greek Islands from Cyprus

We are pleased to offer special tailor made tour from Cyprus to a Greek islands by our private yachts.  We tried to select the most beautiful places to visit.

DAY 1 - KASTELLORIZO

Sail to Kastellorizo 7-8 hrs - Departure 6 am

Visit Blue Grotto - the most beautiful cave in the Mediterranean. There are stalactites and stalagmites in this extremely beautiful cave which can only be visited by boat. a sea-cave that is lit by the reflection of the sun from the sea bottom every morning, filling the space with an unearthly blue light.

On  the ruins of the Ancient Castle built in the 4th century BC, the Knights of Saint John rebuilt this fort in the 14th Century at a height of 200 metres above the port of Megisti. The reddish rock on which it was built and the view of the castle while the sun sets behind it have given the Island its current name, ''Red Castle'' (= Castello Rosso -> Kastellorizo). The walk up to the castle is rewarding, as it enjoys a magnificent view of the Island and the coast of Turkey. In addition, in close proximity to the castle are ruins of a Turkish Hamam and a restored watermill. 

DAY 2 - RHODES

Sail to Lindos-Rhodes 2-3 hrs

The lovely village of Lindos is one of the most attractive and beautiful villages of Rhodes. Set on the slope of a hill, it is dominated by the acropolis and overlooks a picturesque bay. Here you will find whitewashed houses with pebble-paved courtyards, narrow alleys and buildings influenced by Byzantine, medieval, Arab and Rhodian architecture. Wander through the narrow, picturesque streets of the town, perhaps indulging in some shopping at the various shops, or enjoy the local cafés and tavernas. Attractions include the beautiful acropolis that can be reached by foot or donkey, the old theatre of Lindos, carved from a rock, and the Doric sanctuary of Athena Lindia.

If guests wish can then sail to Mandraki-Rhodes

Nowhere else in the Dodecanese are so many layers of architectural history piled upon one another as in the fortified Old Town; be it classical, medieval and Byzantine or Ottoman and Italian periods. A volta (stroll) down its hauntingly pretty cobbled streets is evocative, as black-clad octogenarians loom from doorways, the scent of leather shops competing with bougainvillea.

The old monastery of PanagiaTsambika is worth visiting, built on top of a hill with gorgeous view to the sea and the surrounding area, while the new monastery, which works today, is found on the road that connects Archangelos to Rhodes Town. The icon of Panagia Tsambika is considered miracle-working, particularly for the childless women, which is why many women offer to the icon of Panagia child dolls. This monastery is considered a protector of the island and in fact many locals are named Tsambikos for men and Tsambika for women

DAY 3 -  KOS

Kos is the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine and this is where he lived and taught. Not far away, on the slope of the hill above Kos, stand the remains of the Asklepeion, or infirmary of Antiquity, built in honor of the God Asklepios in the 4th century BC. 

The Neratzia Castle is also well worth visiting, it is situated at the entrance of the Kos Harbor. The Castle was built by the Knight of St-John of Jerusalem who ruled on the island from 1314 to 1512. The Castle was initially built on an island and it's entrance is situated at the Square of the Hippocrates Plane Tree, where a bridge crosses the Palm Tree Avenue which used to be a moat until the beginning of the 20th century.

DAY 4 - KALYMNOS / LEROS

Kalymnos Island is famous worldwide as home to divers and sponge harvesters. For locals, sponge fishing used to be their source of income; a "mission impossible" that only the fittest and bravest could pursue successfully. Vathi is a dramatic little spot, a well-hidden and very narrow fjord-like entrance, opening up into a tiny fishing village at the head of the bay - a magical place to swim.

Leros has a great history during the second world war and the remnants of this war and its battles are to be seen in many parts of the island. Leros was used from the Italians as their main naval base in the east Mediterranean sea because the island's main port Lakki is the largest natural port in the east Mediterranean and was designed by Mussolini's architects in 1923

On the East side of the island of Leros, laying at the feet of Platanos village, you can find the most beautiful and picturesque fishing village of Panteli.  From Panteli you can walk through narrow allies and climb 400 steps to the Medieval Castle. It is a strong Medieval fortress overlooking the capital of Leros. It is also known as the Castle of our Lady, which means the Castle of Virgin Mary. The Castle gives a great view to the above mountainous landscape, the sea and the villages of Leros island. The church has a magnificent icon and fine wall paintings can be admired.

 Don't forget to try the unique sweet of Leros "Patsavouropitta"

 DAY 5 -  LIPSI  / MARATHI

Visit Marathi for a swim and taste the food at one of it's excellent seafood restaurants.

Lipsi is a lovely quiet little Greek Island with excellent beaches, loads of churches and plenty of easy walks to enjoy. Swim and cool off at the enchanted bay of Katsadia in Lipsi.

DAY 6 - SAMOS

An island with unique natural beauties, it is an island with green mountains, endless vineyards, which produce the famous samiotiko wine, and lacy shores. One of the most famous philosophers and mathematicians of ancient times, Pythagoras, lived in Samos. The astronomer Aristarchos and philosopher Epikouros also came from this Aegean island.

DAY 7 - PATMOS

In 95 AD, St. John the Theologian - one of the twelve disciples of Jesus - was sent into exile on the island. St. John remained on the island for eighteen months during which time he lived in a cave below the hilltop temple. 

Further up of St John's Monastery dominate the town's white houses and the island of Pátmos, as well as the surrounding archipelago. The circuit wall was built in the 11C-12C; its massive canted buttresses were added in the 17C. Beyond a dark zigzag passageway the monastery's fortress-like appearance gives way to a maze of courtyards, stairs, domes and arcades

DAY 8 - SYMI

Nanou bay with it's breathtaking scenery.  Nanou can only be reached from the sea and is a sweeping bay, backed by high cliffs, with astonishingly clear water, marvellous for snorkelling,

Panormitis Monastery -Just the tranquility and serenity of the bay of Panormitis offers an almost spiritual experience. The Monastery of the Archangel Michael at Panormitisis the island's most famous monastery. The original church of St.

Michael was built around 450 AD on the site of an ancient temple to Apollo. It contains a splendid icon of the Archangel and two interesting museum sections. 

Overnight in Symi - Symi has the most beautiful harbour in Greece. On either side of a steep-sided fjord rise tier upon tier of houses, some white, some pastel yellow, but virtually all with Neo-Classical pediments - a reminder that 100 years ago this was one of Greece's most prosperous islands. There has been virtually no modern concrete construction here and now these fine old houses are being resurrected for visitors. The spirit of the island remains intact."

DAY 9 - KASTELLORIZO

Visit Kyra of Ro.  Ro has been uninhabited for most of history, except for the one Greek woman who made it famous, Despina Achladioti. Every day, Achladioti, also known as the Lady of Ro, would fly a Greek flag, clearly visible from Turkish soil, over the island, until her death in 1982

Snorkel, swim relax and eat at the islet of Ai Georgios before heading for Kastellorizo harbour. We would recommend dinner at The Mediterraneo Taverna, on the square near the Agios Georgos Tou Horafiou church (Saint George of the Fields. The taverna

is named after Gabriele Salvatores' 1991 Oscar-winning Italian war film "Mediterraneo" which was filmed on Kastellorizo. 

DAY 10 - Cyprus

Stop for a swim

Recommended yacht Cranchi 58, sleeps 6. Fastest motor yacht in Cyprus.

Departure from Limassol New Marina

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