Cyclades Islands Yacht Charters Greece

Cyclades Islands Yacht Charters

An island-hopping adventure awaits in the Cyclades

An island hopping adventure in the Greek Cyclades Islands takes you to ancient cities, striking landscapes, exclusive beach clubs and restaurants, and idyllic uninhabited islands. On a private yacht, cruise these islands at your own pace, opting for an adventure-filled itinerary that takes you to cosmopolitan hotspots or one totally remote—sold on a luxury motor yacht charter in the Cyclades Islands, Greece? Contact the luxury yacht brokers at Moran Yacht & Ship or browse our exquisite collection of luxury yachts for charter in the Greek Islands.

Cyclades motor yacht charter highlights

  • Great for an island-hopping adventure with a selection of islands to suit your desired holiday experience
  • Fantastic weather and crystal clear waters with superb visibility
  • Stunning cruising grounds peppered with picturesque waterfront villages, beaches, and coves
  • Greece is the birthplace of Western democracy, leading the way in politics, philosophy, the arts, and medicine; explore fascinating ancient sites and archaeological wonders.
  • Tasty traditional Greek and international fusion cuisine at gourmet eateries
  • Excellent choice of world-class beach clubs and five-star resorts
  • Popular superyacht destination, ensuring a superb selection of luxury yachts for charter
  • Stunning anchorages and a good selection of superyacht service providers
  • A safe and family-friendly destination ensuring a worry-free yacht charter holiday

Exquisite Greek island gems

The Cyclades Islands are a Greek island chain in the Aegean Sea, between Crete and Attica, southwest of mainland Greece. The Cyclades Islands consist of hundreds of beautiful islands, many uninhabited; however, the most popular ones are Santorini, Ios, Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Mykonos, and Milos.

The Cyclades’ stunning natural beauty, amazing beaches, and picturesque towns make it a popular superyacht destination.

If you want to enjoy a luxury motor yacht rental in the Cyclades or any other island chain in Greece, contact the luxury yacht brokers at Moran Yacht & Ship.

Charter in the Cyclades Islands in Greece

Santorini – the superstar of the Cyclades

The volcanic island of Santorini has long been considered the superstar of the Cyclades Islands, with its iconic caldera and stunning white-washed buildings clinging to its soaring cliffs. Step ashore and explore some of the Cyclades’ most exclusive hotspots, from Michelin-starred restaurants to ultra-exclusive resorts and beach clubs. Alternatively, drop anchor at more low-key destinations such as Naxos, Ios, and Milos, each boasting its own charm and unique characteristics, from distinct traditions to history and landscapes.

Santorini Luxury Yacht Charters

How can our luxury yacht brokers help you book a crewed yacht charter in the Cyclades Islands?

Moran Yacht & Ship is a leading luxury yacht brokerage specializing in arranging yacht charters aboard the world’s finest motor yachts, including out-of-this-world superyachts and mega yachts built by European shipbuilders such as Lurssen, Feadship, Oceanco, and Sanlorenzo. Our Cyclades Islands yacht brokers are here to help you plan the trip of your dreams. From helping you pick the right boat for your needs to crafting a bespoke itinerary just for you, our team will go out of their way to ensure an incredible vacation experience. Contact our team today or browse our selection of Cyclades Islands yachts for charter.

Yacht charters in the Cyclades Islands

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Cyclades Yacht Charter FAQs

The Cyclades offer a wonderful selection of things to see and do during a luxury yacht charter. Some of the best include:

  • Party the night away at some of the best superclubs in Greece on the island of Mykonos
  • Browse the narrow cobbled streets of Chora on the island of Mykonos, filled with chic boutiques and eateries
  • Soak up the sun on the magnificent beaches of Koufonisia
  • Explore the volcanic island of Milos, which boasts unique geological and rock formations
  • Experience a breathtaking sunset in the village of Oia, on the island of Santorini, before indulging in a delicious meal at one of Santorini’s ultra-exclusive restaurants, such as Selene
  • Sink beneath the waves and explore fascinating shipwrecks and colorful coral reefs. Don’t miss the Ios wreck, a fishing boat that sank nearly 50 years ago just off the coast of Ios
  • Explore the traditional Greek villages on the island of Ios, including Naoussa, reportedly one of the most picturesque in the Cyclades Islands. Make sure you try some grilled octopus at a local taverna, an Ios speciality
  • Soak up the natural beauty of Naxos, one of the greenest islands in the Cyclades archipelago. Hike the island’s mountainous landscape, including Mount Zas, where Zeus, the King of Gods, was reportedly born, or soak up the sun on one of the island’s stunning beaches
  • Explore ancient ruins on the island of Delos, home to some of Greece’s most important archaeological sites. The entire island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t miss the Delos Archeological Museum, boasting a fascinating collection of ancient sculptures considered amongst the best in the world, and the Terrace of the Lions.

Some of the best beach clubs in the Cyclades Islands include:


  • Nikki Beach Santorini
  • FortyOne Perivolos, Santorini
  • Theros Wave Bar, Santorini


  • Scorpios, Paraga Beach, Mykonos
  • JackieO’ Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos
  • Kensho, Psarous Beach, Mykonos
  • Beefbar on the Coast, Agios Ioannis Beach, Mykonos


  • Far Out Beach Club, Ios
  • EREGO Beach Club & Restaurant, Ios


  • Tohu Beach Bar, Naxos
  • Nomad, Naxos
  • Tortuga, Naxos


  • Buddha-Bar Beach, Milos
  • Aqua Loca Beach Bar, Milos


  • Cabana Beach Bar, Paros
  • Monastiri Beach Bar & Restauarnt, Paros

The amenities aboard a Cyclades yacht charter will depend on the vessel, as no two yachts are the same. Typically, you can expect more amenities the larger the vessel. Many yachts will boast the following amenities:

  • A hot tub, swimming pool, or both. Some swimming pools will be equipped with counter-flow currents.
  • A gym with top-of-the-range equipment, such as bikes, ellipticals, treadmills, and weights.
  • Spa facilities, such as a massage room, sauna, steam room, or hammam. Larger yachts will boast a full spa akin to a luxury resort.
  • Cinema room with state-of-the-art audio equipment and a library of movies.
  • Voluminous beach club, often with a bar and a platform providing easy access to the water.
  • Superb selection of water toys, including jet skis, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, inflatables, and snorkeling gear. Almost all yachts will have a dedicated tender, and larger motor yachts will boast a selection of tenders. Expedition vessels may also have a dedicated diving center.
  • Voluminous salons with elegant interiors, as well as multiple break-out areas for entertaining, dining, and relaxing.
  • On larger superyachts, you can expect a helipad and/or helicopter facilities such as a refueling station and hangar.

No matter what amenities you desire aboard your yacht, the experts at Moran Yacht & Ship can connect you with your ideal vessel. We specialize in curating incredible vacations on the water aboard the world’s finest superyachts. Contact us today to book a yacht charter in the Cyclades or browse our selection of yachts for charter.

The number of crew will depend on the size of the vessel. Typically speaking, the larger the yacht, the more crew you can expect, with the world’s largest superyachts often boasting a crew of more than 20, including multiple specialized crew members such as personal fitness trainers and beauty therapists. At a minimum, on a luxury crewed motor yacht rental, you can expect a captain, a deckhand, a chef, and several stews or stewardesses. Contact Moran Yacht & Ship if you want to book a luxury yacht charter aboard the world’s finest superyachts.

The peak season for a Cyclades Islands yacht charter is the summer season when you can expect sun-drenched days. The shoulder seasons, spring and fall, are also a great time to visit, especially for those who want to avoid the crowds of the high season.

The Cyclades Islands have a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Average annual temperatures can vary slightly among the different islands, but here is a general overview:

Summer (June to August): During the summer months, temperatures in the Cyclades can soar, with average highs ranging from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius (86 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit). It’s not uncommon for temperatures to go even higher during heatwaves. This is the peak superyacht season, and you should book as far ahead as possible to secure the most sought-after boats.

Spring (March to May) and Fall (September to November): These seasons are characterized by milder temperatures. Spring sees an increase in temperatures, with average highs ranging from 18 to 25 degrees Celsius (64 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit). Autumn starts to cool down, with temperatures similar to those in spring. These months can be a great time to experience a Cyclades yacht charter when the weather is still warm but there are fewer crowds.

Winter (December to February): Winters in the Cyclades are mild compared to many other European destinations. Average highs during winter range from 12 to 16 degrees Celsius (54 to 61 degrees Fahrenheit), and lows can drop to around 8 degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit). While winter is considered the rainy season, it’s still relatively dry compared to northern climates.

The Cyclades Islands are a popular superyacht destination, ensuring a superb selection of yachts. Here are some of the most popular yacht types:

  • Superyachts & mega yachts
  • Motor and sailing catamarans
  • Expedition vessels
  • Sports yachts
  • Displacement yachts
  • Flybridge yachts
  • Tri-deck yachts
  • Sailing yachts

No matter what yacht type you are after, Moran Yacht & Ship can match you with your ideal vessel in the Cyclades. Contact our team of charter specialists today and start your dream yacht vacation in this spectacular Greek destination.

The cost of renting a private yacht in the Cyclades Islands depends on the duration of your vacation and the size of the chartered vessel. Anticipate a starting rate of at least US$200,000 per week for a crewed yacht charter in the Cyclades, while the largest superyachts and mega yachts may exceed one million per week. Moran Yacht & Ship is a premier yacht brokerage specializing in orchestrating yacht charters aboard the world’s most distinguished motor yachts. Contact our team if you wish to enjoy a unique and unforgettable luxury yacht charter in the Cyclades.

Greece is part of the European Union and adopted the Euro as its official currency in 2001. Debit and credit cards are widely accepted, offering a convenient way to pay while onshore.