Discover the Top 5 Greek Islands for Yacht Enthusiasts for This Year

Condé Nast Traveler’s team of experts has recently revealed the top Greek destinations for yachting enthusiasts in 2024.

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It has also meticulously ranked these destinations from one to 29, taking into account the well-traveled team’s personal experiences with scenery, food, beaches, hotel options, and more, reports.

According to Condé Nast Traveler, Milos has been chosen as the best destination for a photogenic and dramatic coastline.

The island where the Venus de Milo was discovered offers a diverse and stunning coastline with over 70 unique beaches. From the iconic white cliffs at Sarakiniko to the Papafragas, Milos is a well-preserved gem now gaining popularity on Instagram. The island’s rich mining history has shaped a picturesque landscape of hot springs and colorful beaches.

Hydra took second place as the destination where travellers can spend a long weekend with the art crowd.

Protected by conservation orders, this car-free island is a haven for the art crowd. Hydra is a hub of creativity home to renowned art collector Dakis Joannou and frequented by artists such as Matthew Barney and David Shrigley. From exhibitions in old slaughterhouses to artist residencies at the School of Fine Arts, Hidra has a rich artistic history. Just a short boat ride from Athens, it attracts stylish Greeks looking for relaxation and a chance to be seen. Hydra offers crystal clear waters and vibrant coastal scenes despite its limited beaches, making it a must-visit destination.

Sifnos was chosen as a culinary delight in a timeless setting.

Sifnos, famed for its gastronomic heritage, offers a unique culinary experience. Descendant of Nicholas Tselementes, the island boasts chickpea croquettes and stewed capers as taverna staples. Traditional dishes like revitháda (baked chickpeas) and Marcelo (lamb with red wine and dill) are slow-roasted in wood-fired ovens at local institutions like To Meraki to Manoli.

Visitors can indulge in nougat wafers at Theodorou in Artemonas or enjoy locally foraged ingredients with an exotic Omega3 twist. Sifnos strikes the perfect balance between understated luxury and unspoiled originality.

Moreover, Santorini secured the 4th spot as a romantic haven for honeymooners.

Santorini’s iconic caldera, formed by a volcanic explosion 3,500 years ago, sets the stage for a breathtaking romantic getaway. Black-sand beaches, vertiginous cliffs, and exceptional Assyrtiko grapes await exploration. While most stay in Oia and Imerovigli, the up-and-coming Pyrgos offers a different charm. Dive into Santorini’s rich history at the ancient city of Akrotiri and enjoy the island’s cultural scene in Ermoupoli.

As a destination known for its cultural assets and off-season beauty, Syros ranks 5th.

Syros, the capital of the Cyclades, stands out with its colourful 19th-century city of Ermoupoli and its rich cultural heritage. The town hosts festivals ranging from animation and dances to classical music and rebetiko, the Greek blues. Explore the historical ship-building center in Neorio and relax on less crowded beaches like Delfini and Varvarousa. Indulge in fabulous seaside tavernas and explore Ermoupoli’s culinary scene along Andrew Street. Syros offers a cultural retreat away from the crowds, perfect for off-season exploration.