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Prepare yourself to dive into the incredible paradise-worthy Cyclades. The deep blue waters of the Mediterranean weave their waves around these island outcrops, littered with white walls and blue domes. Ancient trade routes and historical sites populate each island and if you do not fill up on history - you will be overflowing with fresh seafood! The itinerary below has been imagined by ...

Prepare yourself to dive into the incredible paradise-worthy Cyclades. The deep blue waters of the Mediterranean weave their waves around these island outcrops, littered with white walls and blue domes. Ancient trade routes and historical sites populate each island and if you do not fill up on history - you will be overflowing with fresh seafood! The itinerary below has been imagined by the local agency in Greece, who wish only to show you the best these islands have to offer! 

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Arts and crafts
    Arts and crafts
  • Island
    Island
  • Water sports
    Water sports

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This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Athen

• Transfer from airport to hotel. 

• Free day according to your arrival time, or perhaps we take to the streets and experience Athens!

• Overnight in Athens.

Visited:
Athens

Day 2: Transfer to Mykonos island

• After breakfast we will take the ferry to Mykonos; a 5 hour trip.

• Mykonos is one of the most desired island destinations in Greece, this island is famous for the vivid nightlife and the gorgeous beaches. 

• Transfer to your hotel, free afternoon.

• Overnight in Mykonos.

Visited:
AthensMykonos

Day 3: Mykonos discovery

• Day at leisure!

• Do not hesitate to ask your guide for things to do and see i Mykonos. 

• Overnight in Mykonos.

Visited:
Mykonos

Day 4: More of Mykonos

• Another day of relaxation. Why not take a boat trip around the islands ?


Overnight in Mykonos.

Visited:
Mykonos

Day 5: Transfer to Paros island

• Today we take the ferry to Paros; a 45-minute trip.

•  One of the most typical islands of Cyclades, Paros is famous for the traditional architecture, the lovely beaches and its nightlife. 

• Transfer to your hotel, free afternoon.

• Overnight in Paros.

Visited:
Mykonos, Paros

Day 6: Paros discovery

• Breakfast at your hotel. Rest of the day to discover the island or relax.

•Things to see and do in Paros:

- The fabulous beaches, the picturesque architecture and the lounge nightlife are the things that make Paros island so special.

• Everyone will find something exciting in Paros Greece: the young crowds will love the beach bars and night clubs, families will adore the safe sandy beaches with restaurants and romantic couples will get excited with the relaxing atmosphere. 

Agent’s Suggestion
for the day: Tour of Paros (9:00 - 17:00).

• Our excursion starts at 09:00 from Parikia. We walk through the old town towards the Frankish castle (13th century) and to the church of Saint Konstantinos and Eleni, which is situated on the highest spot of Parikia town. Afterwards, we take the short walk towards the most famous, and one of the oldest churches of the whole country, the Panagia Ekatontapiliani, (transl: our lady of the hundred doors), built around 400 AC.

• From here, the bus takes us south, where we pass the villages of Alyki and Drios and then we reach Pisso Livadi, where we take our break. We will have some free time to eat or even swim.

• The traditional Cycladic architecture is seen again later, as we reach Lefkes, the former capital of Paros with its lots of green and its breathtaking view. We continue our tour to Marathi, the ancient marble quarries, where the world-famous marble was mined for some of the most known statues and sculptures in ancient times (e.g. the Venus of Milos).

• Later in the afternoon we arrive in Naoussa, the beautiful fishing village with all its Cycladic charm. We take a little walk through its small narrow streets and the port with the colorful fishing boats.

• Free evening.

• Overnight in Paros.

Visited:
Paros

Day 7: More of Paros

•A day to discover the island or relax.

Agent’s suggestion for the day:

• Lazy day with traditional “kaiki” boat (10:00 - 17:00).

• Around the beautiful coastline of Antiparos you will enjoy a wonderful day: The boat is leaving from Pounda port and will take you to Pantalonisia, where you have your first stop for swimming. The water is crystal blue and looks like a natural swimming pool (!).

• On the beautiful beach of Faneromeni there will be a BBQ organized for you, while you are enjoying the sun and the sea. You will be amazed from the pureness and beauty this small island offers you. Afterwards we will head towards Mastichari cave where we will make a stop for pictures.

• From the cave we will turn back to Pounda where the bus will be waiting for you.

• Free evening.

• Overnight in Paros.

Visited:
Paros

Day 8: Transfer to Santorini island

• After breakfast we will take a ferry to dreamy Santorini; a 3-hour trip.

• Transfer to your hotel, free afternoon.

• Overnight in Santorini.

Visited:
Paros, Santorini

Day 9: Santorini discovery

• Breakfast at your hotel. Rest of the day to discover the island or relax.

Agent’s suggestion for the day:

• CALDERA TOUR: “Athinios port – Volcano – Hot springs – Thirassia – Oia -Athinios port” (10h30 – 17h30).

• You will drive to the port of Athinios, from where you will take the small “kaiki” traditional boat. After a short sail of 10 minutes you will reach the volcano lava “Nea Kameni” – you will have 1 hour and 15 minutes time to walk up to the crater which is still active to this very day.

• You will then sail along the lava rock to reach the hot springs “Palea Kameni” – stop for 20 minutes (off shore) – then you can swim towards the hot springs.

• The boat will continue to Thirassia Island after 15 minutes you will arrive at the small harbor. You will have 2 hours’ time for walking up the 140 steps or take the donkey – free time in the town and back to the port of Thirassia. You will sail to Oia /Armeni bay to watch the sunset and sail back to the port of Athinios to get the bus for the transfer back to the hotels.

• At the small harbor you will have 2 hours’ time for walking up the 140 steps or take the donkey – Free time in the town and back to the port of Thirassia.

• On the way back, you will pass close to Oia’s volcanic cliffs to photograph this unique setting.

• Arrive at Athinios port to get the bus for the transfer back to the hotel. Free afternoon.

• Overnight in Santorini.

Visited:
Santorini

Day 10: More of Santorini

• Breakfast at your hotel. Rest of the day to discover the island or relax.

Agent’s suggestion for the day:

• Full Day Bus Tour “Akrotiri site - Pyrgos – Winery” (11.30 – 18.00).

• You will start by the visit of Archaeological site of Akrotiri, drive to Perivolos black sandy beach (free time for lunch or swim), visit Megalochori village, then discover the village of Pyrgos:  walk up to the ruins of the Venetian castle and drive to a winery for wine tasting. Afterwards, stop in Oia village, free time to walk around.

• Transfer to your hotel, free afternoon.

• Overnight in Santorini.

Visited:
Santorini

Day 11: Transfer to Naxos island

• After breakfast we will take the ferry from Santorini to Naxos; a 2-hours trip.

• Located in the center of Cyclades, Naxos is a wonderful island with long sandy beaches and interesting sightseeing. A drive around the center of the island brings visitors to traditional villages and interesting historical sites.

• Many hiking trails also cross the island and lead to secluded spots, like the peak of Mount Zas, the tallest mountain in Cyclades. Apart from hiking, Naxos is also a great island for windsurfing and kitesurfing as the wind conditions are perfect on the island.

• Transfer to your hotel, free afternoon.

• Overnight in Naxos.

Visited:
Santorini, Naxos

Day 12: Naxos discovery

• A day to discover the island or relax.

Agent’s suggestion for the day: .

• Starting from Naxos town and through the village of Galanado and the tower of Belonias, we stop at Damalas pottery workshop. Then through the valley of Tragaia and we stop at the village Halki with its mansions, the Byzantine church of Panagia Protothroni and the citrus distillery.  We continue to Panagia Drosiani. Next stop is Apiranthos village with its marble paved alleys.  Apiranthos has 4 small museums. 

• The Archaeological Museum mainly hosts findings of the Proto-Cycladic period, the Geological Museum with its approximately 2,000 exhibits, the Natural History Museum with a collection of the area’s fauna, flora and a small aquarium, while the Folklore Museum displays traditional fabrics, embroidery and tools.

• Passing by the villages of Koronos, Skado and Mesi, we arrive at the northern village of the island, Apollonas, where we find that unfinished Kouros statue. Time for lunch and swimming. We return to town by the northwestern costal road where we find the Tower of Agia, the monastery of Faneromeni (17th c) and the villages of Eggares and Galini.

• Free evening.

• Overnight in Naxos.

Visited:
Naxos

Day 13: More of Naxos

•  Breakfast at your hotel. Rest of the day to discover the island or relax.

• Agent’s suggestion for the day:

• Head to one of the many wonderful sandy beaches for a beach day!

• Overnight in Naxos.

Visited:
Naxos

Day 14: Transfer back to Athen

• Day at leisure to discover some of the many beauties of the island.

• Late afternoon transfer to the port of Naxos and embark on the ferry to Piraeus; a 4 ½ hour trip.

• Free evening.

• Overnight in Athens.

Visited:
Naxos, Athens

Day 15: Departure

• Transfer from hotel to airport.

We hope you have enjoyed you're stay in Greece!

Visited:
Athens

Athens Mykonos Paros Santorini Naxos

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