All of our charters are round trip from Athens because it gives guests a lot of fantastic island options, the sailing is usually calm, and it is much easier to fly into and out of internationally.
While we do offer the Cyclades Route, it requires perfect weather conditions because of the long sailing times and often high winds and rough seas (occasionally there are sustained wind gusts over 50mph for weeks). This is the reason we usually recommend sailing the Saronic route, which has incredibly beautiful, authentic islands and ports as well as shorter sailing times and generally calmer seas. On the Saronic route, you’ll visit a wide array of unique islands with distinct flora/fauna, architecture (including Hydratic, Cycladic, Venetian, etc), as well as food and wine.
If you have your heart set on visiting some of the more internationally famous islands or possibly other more authentic and inexpensive Cycladic islands, the best option is to spend some extra days before or after your charter and take a ferry (the ferry port of Piraeus is only 15 min from our port) to a beautiful island like Naxos, Paros, Serifos, or Sifnos. You can also take a longer ferry or short flight to Mykonos or Santorini. Just let us know if you’re interested in one of these options, and we’d be happy to give you some advice on planning this aspect of your trip.