So, when is the best time to go on a cruise around the Cyclades? The short answer to this question is early fall and late spring. However, this won’t be suitable for everyone. Truth be told, it all depends on what you want your cruising experience to be like and how much money you are willing to spend. Bargain deals are available before the peak season, but there are more available cruises during June and August.
If You Want to Escape Crowds and Find Good Deals Choose to Sail in April, May, or October and Make Your Travel Easy
The biggest draw of visiting Mykonos and staying in one of the Mykonos luxury villas is the opportunity to travel to nearby islands for day trips. Getting to see Santorini island, Tinos, and Naxos island would elevate the entire experience of the summer holiday.
If you want to go on a relaxing cruising trip and pay a discounted price, we recommend going on a cruise in late spring and early fall. April, May, September, and October are the best months for cruising around the Cyclades. The weather is still warm and pleasant during this part of the year, so you won’t need to dress for cold weather.
The Cruise Prices Are Lower, and the Ports Are Quieter Since There Are Fewer Tourists
During peak season, there are at least four ships at the Mykonos port. However, during late spring and early fall, there might be just one. Since there is less demand, the owners of the ships and boats lower the prices significantly. Therefore, cruises that were offered for 100 or 70 euros are now 60 euros or 40 euros. This can be a chance to get a bargain deal and experience the Greek culture and the locals’ way of life more intimately when you travel here.
Do You Want to Experience a Party Atmosphere? Then the Best Time to Go on a Cruise for You Is June, July, and August
This is, after all, a party island, and the exciting atmosphere spreads to the Aegean Sea and other Cyclades. If you don’t mind the high prices of the cruises during the peak season in July and August, we recommend choosing this time to go cruising.
You will have a wider selection since the cruise lines have the most ships in the ports when there are the most tourists on the island. Most party cruises that include drinks, DJs, and scuba diving off the coast of Delos and Rhenia are the greatest when there are many visitors. However, you can choose other new enjoyable cruises with only drinks and meals that will take you to other islands as well.
What Are the Best Cruise Trips You Can Take and New Destinations You Can Visit During Peak Season?
The main advantage of going cruising during June, July, and August is the array of different cruises, which include day trips, water activities, parties, and tasty seafood. Here is a list of cruises you can go on and destinations you will get to visit:
- From Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia Islands Boat Trip with BBQ,
- Mykonos Sunset Cruise with Drinks,
- From Ornos: Cyclades Private Cruise Mykonos to Irakleia,
- From Ornos: Mykonos to Paros Private Full-Day Cruise,
- From Mykonos: Paradise Beach Boat Trip,
- Mykonos South Coast Cruise.
All Restaurants, Shops, and Bars Are Open During This Time of the Year
You should know that some of the restaurants and bars don’t open up in the Cyclades until the start of the summer. They wait until there are enough visitors so they can make a profit. This won’t be an issue for individuals who would like to go on a cruise during peak season.
Not only is the party atmosphere on ships fantastic, but all the popular attractions, international and Greek restaurants, as well as different nightclubs and bars, will be at your disposal to keep the party going. Bear in mind that clubs and bars work from Monday to Sunday until the break of dawn.
Can You Go on a Cruise During the Off Season From November to March?
There are a couple of cruise lines that offer their services during the low, and you’ll be able to get the cheapest deals and visit different destinations very easily. The weather during winter months is not harsh in Greece, and the lowest it gets is about 50℉ (10℃). However, there is more of a chance you will encounter poor weather and rain. Another drawback that one needs to consider is that some of the amenities and attractions will be closed.
Therefore, our insider tip is that during this period, you avoid cruises and instead stay in one of the luxury villas in Mykonos. If you want to go sailing, simply call the Mykonos concierge and book a private yacht rental in Mykonos so you can go sailing on your own.
A private chef can prepare delicious Greek meals while you enjoy the beauty of the Aegean Sea. In case you want to host a new and fun event on the yacht, a concierge in Mykonos can arrange that as well.
Choose the Best Time to Go on a Cruise That Suits You – Ready to Book Your Mykonos Villa Now?
Since you are now aware of the best time to cruise, we recommend booking your accommodation right away and preparing for the summer vacation. Bargain deals are available before late spring and summer. The Ace VIP team can make sure you experience luxury while staying in one of our Mykonos villas for rental.
Not only will you have the opportunity to rent Mykonos villas from us, but we can also provide you with concierge VIP services in Mykonos as well as private drivers, helicopter, and car rentals. Apart from enjoying cruising, you can rent out your own Mykonos yacht rental and sail whenever you want. Contact us and travel to this gem in the Aegean Sea this year.