Cyclades sailing honeymoon, Greece

“Perfect for honeymooners, seven days sailing with expert crew to guide you round the Cyclades Islands, for a happy marriage of swimming, snorkelling, and sultry simmering.”

Highlights

Syros | Delos | Deserted island of Rinia | Paros | Iraklia | Amorgos | Ios

Description of Cyclades sailing honeymoon, Greece

From the minute you board Tahita, our beautiful sailing boat, the crew and skipper will ensure you have the most the most tranquil and tantalising Cyclades sailing honeymoon. One of the most romantic holidays you could imagine, you can spend the day relaxing on deck with a glass of champagne, diving into Greece’s transparent turquoise waters and taking in the view of remote islands as the sun sets.

Mooring by island idylls such as the deserted islands of Rinia, the Small Cyclades, and Santorini saunter through ancient pathways and traditional island villages to reach stunning views over the Aegean, dine at our favourite tavernas or join us on a night dive to catch something delicious for you instead The choices are yours, because we believe that on honeymoon, a tailor made sailing holiday will really float your boat.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1:Your Cyclades sailing honeymoon starts at our base on the island of Syros, in the port town Ermoupoli. After a quick briefing and preparation, we set sail for the deserted island of Rinia opposite the island of Mykonos - and according to myth the birth place of Apollo, the god of music. Although, as we stop to swim in the crystalline waters off Rinia, it is the sound of silence that really strikes a chord. And great way to de-stress from your journey. From here, we sail to Mykonos marina to spend the night, and with its famed nightlife there is an option to hear a very different range of music and celebrate the beginning of your honeymoon.
Day 2:In the morning you can visit the most famous and important archaeological site in the Cyclades, the island of Delos. Then we sail for another Cyclades island of Paros, where you can melt into a healing mud bath with clay, followed by a swim, finishing our day at the tiny fishing port of Piso Livadi, where we couldn’t recommend the fish restaurant, Halaris, more highly.
Day 3:Our next stop is the lesser known and largely inaccessible island of Iraklia, with authentic Greek island lifestyle and superb hiking along ancient trails over to the south side of the island to explore one of the Cyclades’ finest ancient caves.
Day 4:Another day, another deserted island. This time Keros, thought to have been inhabited in prehistoric times during the Cycladic civilisation. Dropping anchor at a hidden bay, there is plenty of time for a swim, snorkel and beach barbeque. Finishing this blissful day off at the island of Amorgos, which became famous after film director Luc Besson used it to shoot his iconic film, ''Big Blue''.
Day 5:After an early morning sail over to Amorgos’ Nikouria Bay, this is a perfect stop for a swim and some lunch. Walk it off later that day with a steep walk up to Hozoviotissa monastery built onto the cliff, gleaming white in the Cycladic sun. And it keeps getting more and more spectacular, with a visit in the evening to the rustic village of Tholaria, where dinner at Maria’s is a pure treat, not only because of Maria’s fine home cooking, but because this is a restaurant renowned for its local musicians, who will serenade you with violin and lauto.
Day 6:Today we sail to Ios island, dropping anchor at Manganari beach on the quiet south side. This is where we enjoy one of our honeymoon highlights, taking a night dive through phosphorescent plankton that frequents this bay. Topped off with one of the best fish tavernas in the Cyclades for dinner.
Day 7:And last but not least, we complete our Cyclades honeymoon sailing holiday under Oia cliff, Santorini, disembarking to climb up to the clifftop village, famous for being one of the best places to watch the sunset in the Cyclades. There is an option to trek to the top on the back of a donkey, if you don’t fancy a steep climb, but whichever way you choose to go, the views out to Santorini’s superb caldera and other volcanic islands proffer the perfect way to end this heavenly honeymoon.

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Responsible tourism: Cyclades sailing honeymoon, Greece

Environment

Everyone involved in our organisation promoting and adhering to sustainable travel principles and encouraging our guests to embrace our sustainable travel principles:

* By allowing space in our sailing boats for people to throw plastic bottles and other items which we take back to Athens for recycling
* By using biodegradable cleaning products and avoiding at all times the dumping of chemicals or non-natural products into the sea
* By ensuring that all guests are informed upon arrival that waste should never be thrown into the sea and recyclying of plastic bottles should be done in the designated place
* By briefing our guests not to collect any corals or shells from the sea or beach.
* By encouraging our guests to help us clean any garbage that they see inside the water or on the beach
* By briefing our guests upon arrival on the necessity of cutting down on their use of water and electricity. There is a serious problem with water in the Greek islands and we recommend guests to use water and electricity only when and to the level that is necessary
* By avoiding wasting paper in the office and using the internet as the main form of communication.

We try to minimise the impact of our boat on the marine environment by using the motor as little as possible, mainly just to enter and leave the port. When mooring we avoid throwing the anchor on meadows of sea grass. We always use permanent moorings when provided.

When Tahita, our sailing boat, is not chartered, we sail around cleaning beaches, recycling or giving a helping hand to researchers and organisations in their efforts to collect data in order to study and protect the environment and wild life.

We also organize wildlife sailing trips that increase awareness and get people involved in marine conservation. Under the guidance of our experienced biologist, people are introduced to tens of endemic species, both from the animal and plant kingdoms which exist only in this small corner of the globe. Guests leave with a different approach towards wildlife and aware of the dangers they face and how to minimise them.

Community

The traditional ways that islanders used to support themselves have become obsolete due to mass tourism and the tendency of the youth to move to large cities. Our approach aims to keep these old ways from fading out and for our guests to get introduced to the "real" island lifestyle.

* By encouraging our guests to participate in the local way of life and not just be a distant observer. In our Wild Tales, people are welcome to give a helping hand to locals in their daily activities, for example, picking olives from trees or taking part in the preparation of local products.
* By introducing people to the multi-cultural reality of the Greek islands. We explain the local body language and customs, we discuss historical and local stories.

Our base has become the island of Syros where most of the maintenance work is carried out. We employ locals for all the jobs concerning the boat. We buy materials for the maintenance of the boat from local shops.

We include in our itineraries and take our guests to remote or underdeveloped islands, such as Kinaros (population: 2 people), Levitha, Iraklia and Anafi (population: under 100 people). We aim to distribute economic benefits to those places that are hard to get to due to lack of frequent ferries or that are unreachable without a sailing boat or similar means.

We encourage guests to visit and try the local cuisine and purchase local goods wherever we go in order to get a taste of the local culture and also support the local community.

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