Island Hopping in the Cycladesoffered by supplier M14386 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 16 people
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking Sightseeing
Season: April - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1680 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2050 Euro (EUR)
-20 - 28 September
Any other date upon request for groups of 4 participants or more
Day 1: Arrival in Athens. Meet at the airport with your English speaking guide. There is one major transfer (arranged to fit the majority of clients) from the International airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” to the hotel, which is conveniently located in the heart of Athens. Settle to the hotel. In the evening meet with your guide for a short walking tour of Athens and enjoy a welcome dinner in a traditional Greek tavern in the old part of Athens, in Plaka, overlooking the Acropolis.
Day 2 Athens-Mykonos
After breakfast, visit the Parthenon and the new Acropolis Museum. Early in the afternoon (between 14.00 and 16.00 o’clock), by high-speed catamaran we go to the island of Mykonos. (Duration of trip approximately 3,5 hours). Transfer to your hotel that is overlooking the sea.
Day 3 Mykonos
After an early breakfast, we go to the port to catch the small boat to the historical island of Delos. Time will be spent on the island discovering its ancient ruins. Return to Mykonos and lunch. Enjoy an evening walk in the internationally acclaimed Mykonos town. Walk amongst its small winding streets and sugar – cube like buildings- the archetypal postcard image of the Cyclades.
(Please note that sometimes the boat transfer times may not permit the crossing to the island of Delos due to weather conditions, in this case our guide will take you on either on a walk on the town of Mykonos or for a swim in one of the beautiful sandy beaches of the island).
Day 4 Naxos
In the morning, transfer by ferry boat to Naxos (via Paros Island), the biggest and most fertile island of the Cyclades. We settle to the hotel and transfer to our hike’s starting point. Today’s hike starts from Kouros statues. Visit Kouros of Melanes, that lies under the pleasant shadows of trees, on the backyard of a Greek family, and then continue onwards to Kouros of Potamia. Then we will follow the path to Ano Potamia picturesque village. After a short refreshing stop at the village’s spring, we will hike to Apano Kastro (Upper Castle). Built on a strategic position, provides panoramic view of Naxos town, port and the surrounding villages. Continue onwards via Tsikalario little village to Halki. In Halki village, will visit Valindras small distillery that produces Kitron (the local alcohol drink of Naxos).
Day 5 Naxos
After breakfast, we go by taxis or bus to Ag. Marina, where our walk starts. We walk towards the highest peak of Mt. Zas (1004 meters altitude) and then we continue downhill on dirt road till the village of Filoti. Duration of trekking, approximately 4-5 hours and then descend from the asphalt road (not traffic) back to Filoti village, where we may rest and optionally enjoy a refreshment or a Greek coffee before catching our taxi-bus back to our hotel. Rest of the day free.
Day 6 Santorini
After breakfast, we take the high-speed boat to the fairest island of the Cyclades, Santorini. We arrive early in the afternoon, around 15.00 o’clock and settle to our hotel. Rest of the afternoon free to admire the breathtaking view of the volcano.
Day 7 Santorini
After breakfast, we start our trek from the main town of Fira. The path starts from the cable car station. For the first 40 minutes, it’s a stone-path, which then turns into a footpath. We end up to the village of Oia, the most famous village for its sunset. (Approximate duration of trek, 3 hours) Then we return back to Fira. Rest of the day free to explore the island, either visit one of its famous wineries or the archaeological museum in Fira
Day 8 Santorini-Athens
Free day for swimming at the black beach of Perissa or optional excursion to then still active volcano! Early in the afternoon, transfer to the port of Santorini to catch the ferry back to Athens. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 9 Day of Departure. End of Services
-9 days/8 nights in double rooms in 3 star hotels, on B/B basis
-English speaking expert tour leader.
-Trekking activities mentioned in the program.
-Half board (breakfast at hotels and picnic lunches)
-Dinner on Day 1
-All transfers by buses and/or taxis depending on group size
-Professional guide at Acropolis
-Entrance fee to Acropolis
-Visit to Delos island on an organized tour
-All boat tickets to the islands (our priority is to book high speed ferries but as ferry schedules vary according to weather conditions this may alter)
-All transfers from the port to the hotels on the islands
-All transfers from the hotels to the ports on the islands
Services not included:
-Transfers from/to Athens Airport to the hotel (days 1 & 9)
-Dinners (except on Day 1)
-Optional gratuities to leader, guides and local staff.
-Anything not mentioned above.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
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