Boat rentals in Mykonos
Located in the middle of Greece’s famed Cyclade Islands, Mykonos offers some thrilling sailing opportunities and a wide variety of travel routes around the island’s coastline. Although Mykonos remains popular with summer tourists because of its stunning beaches and bustling nightlife, a boat charter is the best way to explore both the island and the Aegean Sea, taking you to the island’s hidden gems and tranquil areas.
Mykonos is said to be Greece’s most cosmopolitan island and a whitewashed paradise located in the very centre of the Cyclades. If Greek mythology is your thing then you will be interested to know, the myth is that Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. It is also said that the name ‘Mykonos’ is taken from the grandson of Apollo. Boat hire in Mykonos is the perfect way to see the beautiful island from a different perspective. Whether you’re seeking entertainment of adventure, there really is something for everyone on this special island.
A vibrant nightlife, quieter beaches and spectacular cuisine make Mykonos the perfect summer vacation spot. When you charter a boat for a week to circumnavigate the island, you get a far more intimate experience of the area’s best sights and sounds. Many neoclassical buildings and ruins are found across the island and surrounding islets, including the archaeological site of Delos (birthplace of Aphrodite and Apollo), a short boats ride west of Mykonos island proper, and the Church of St George on Rinia island. The sunsets on Mykonos are to die for and are best experienced whilst resting quietly offshore.
Mykonos Sailing Excursions
It’s never been easier to charter a boat in Mykonos, simply choose from a variety of boats with a skipper for a week-long exploration. Shorter rentals are also available, offering excellent daytime adventures. For those renting for a week or longer, it’s best to start in Mykonos town, before sailing to Naxos, Paros, Serifos and Kithnos, before heading for Syros to come full-circle in Mykonos. This will give you a complete experience of the region’s vibrant coastlines, picture-postcard white-painted architecture, heritage sights and thermal springs. Loutra, a small harbour in the north-west, is famed for its mineral waters.
Itinerary ideas in Mykonos
Moor up your boat hire in Mykonos, walk along the beautiful waterfront and soak up the good vibes and lively atmosphere. Check out the Kazárma building, which served as accommodation for the soldiers of Manto Mavrogenous, a heroine of the Greek Revolution if history and culture is your thing. One of the most beautiful corners of the island is Alefkántra or “Little Venice”, an 18th-century district with colourful balconies and old stylish windows. Why not relax at a waterfront café and take in the breathtaking views.
Another traditional settlement of Mykonos is Áno Merá. This is a 16th century church with a brilliant carved wooden iconostasis. To the north, in Fteliá, lies an important Neolithic settlement, and a 14th-13th century BC Mycenaean tomb.
The climate in Mykonos
The climate is Mediterranean, with mild, rainy winters and warm, sunny summers.
The island is windy, and it's cooler in summer than other islands of Greece. The wind has been exploited for centuries by windmills, which are found all over the island.
The average temperature ranges from 10.5 °C (51 °F) in January to 24 °C (75 °F) in July and August.
How to get to your boat hire in Mykonos
You can jump on a direct flight from Athens Airport to Mykonos Airport which will take a duration of 35 minutes. Flying from other Europe. There are several ferries departing daily from Piraeus port (Port Gate Ε7) to Mykonos New Port (Tourlos area), and from Rafina port to Mykonos New Port. The trip lasts from 2 hours (with speed ferry) and up to 6 hours (with conventional ferry).