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Welcome to Mykonos, one of Europe’s most iconic travel destinations. With its bright white houses, blue shutters and famous windmills, Mykonos’ landscape is widely recognized and beloved by travelers, party-goers and sailors alike. Located in the popular island region of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea, Mykonos makes a great starting point for an island hopping boat holiday or cruise around Greece’s most popular islands.
Mykonos offers something for every vacation type. The dreamy Old Town with its winding streets, waterfront restaurants, and romantic charm make Mykonos an ideal spot for lovebirds and honeymooners while its famous beach clubs and legendary nightlife make it a hotspot for the rich and famous and party goers from all around the world. The Cycladic island is also ideal for a family sailing vacation in Greece thanks to its well-connected location and modern, well-equipped marinas that provide a great starting point for a sailing route leading to Santorini, Thira or Paros.
Top reasons to charter a yacht in Mykonos:
Romantic towns and enchanting beaches
Crystal clear waters and calm bays perfect for snorkeling, swimming or floating
Fine dining and friendly Greek tavernas
Best destination for party boat trips in Greece
The ideal starting point for a sailing route in the Cyclades
Over 100 sailboats, catamarans, motorboats, gulets and speedboats to choose from.
Mykonos is the place to rent a boat in Greece and is a popular place to start your sailing trip in the Cyclades. Mykonos’ marinas are easily reachable from the island’s airport or ferry port. The main marina is called Mykonos Marina, also known as “the New Port” and is in close vicinity to the Old Town. You can also find boat charters in Tourlous, Platys Gialos or Ornos.
Once you’ve checked-in and jumped on board your chartered yacht, you’ll have the chance to explore Mykonos’ many fine beaches such as Platys Gialos, Psarou, Elia or Paradise Beach. But Mykonos offers much more than gorgeous beaches. Some of the must-see places in Mykonos include the old town (Chora) with its brilliantly white buildings that border the winding stone alleys and sparkling sea. Nearby Chora, you can also spot the iconic windmills that characterize the Cyclades. You should also enjoy having lunch or dinner in Little Venice in the old town. With seafront dining so close to the water you can feel the light sea mist and dine on some of the island’s freshest fish, it’s truly an experience you cannot miss. For diving enthusiasts, you should head to Paradise House Reef, a famous diving spot in Mykonos. And of course, if you are traveling to Mykonos to revel on one of the world’s most famous party islands, we’ve got you covered as well. With a luxury yacht charter in Mykonos, you’ll be the envy of everyone as you arrive at famous beach clubs like Lohan Beach House or Cavo Paradiso. And for a bit of culture, Mykonos also offers a Maritime Museum, Folklore Museum, and an outdoor cinema.
The Cyclades are extremely popular with sailing enthusiasts due to excellent wind conditions around the Greek island region. Therefore, you’ll find many sailboats and motorboats cruising around the island of Mykonos in the summer months. The Meltemi, a wind from the north, is the most common in this region. In the summer, the Meltemi is rather stable but can produce strong gusts that are robust In July and August, making the Cyclades region suitable for experienced sailors. If you have little or no experience but still dream of a sailing holiday in Mykonos, you can always book a captain or crew with one of our charter yachts and boat rentals in Greece.
A quick look at sailing conditions in Mykonos
⚓ Climate: water temperature 19-25 ° C | Air temperature 20-30 ° C
⚓ Winds: Meltemi
⚓ Sailing season: June to September
The island of Mykonos offers many types of cruising and sailing experiences. From luxury yacht charters to family-friendly sailboats, you can select the right boat for your holiday and budget.
Rent a motorboat in Mykonos: Enjoy cruising at top speeds and lounging in the sun on the sundeck of one of more than 50 motorboat rentals in Mykonos. Explore the island in style and discover Mykonos’ less crowded, but equally beautiful beaches like Kapari on your private boat.
Rent a sailboat in Mykonos: Mykonos is an ideal starting point for a 7-day sailing trip in the Cyclades. With your crewed or bareboat sailing yacht, you can travel to the most popular destinations in the Cyclades including Delos, Naxos, and Syros at your own leisure.
Rent a speedboat in Mykonos: Speedboats offer the ultimate freedom to cruise the Aegean Sea and can really add some fun while on vacation in Mykonos.
Rent a catamaran in Mykonos: If you love the sea, but are sensitive to the gentle rocking of the waves, you should opt for renting a catamaran in Mykonos. A multihull boat not only provides more stability than a sailboat but also gives you more room and space to share with your family and friends.
Rent a luxury yacht in Mykonos: The Greek island of Mykonos is a magnet for the rich and famous and rightfully so. Mykonos’ is well known for its yacht parties and glamorous nightlife. Start your own party and indulge in the life of luxury on a deluxe motor or sailing yacht rental in Greece.
The following information applies to persons considering a bareboat charter in Mykonos:
You must have a boat driving license or skipper license and should have experience navigating comparable waters
For coastal and inland waters and boats with engines over 5 hp, you need a recreational craft license
Depending on the area, an SRC (Short Range Certificate) is needed.
Still have questions about boat licenses for Mykonos yacht charters? Contact the Zizoo Team of Boat Holidays Experts for help planning and booking your sailing trip in Greece.