Mykonos - Santorini - Paros - Naxos
Top destination in the world, the Cyclades islands in the Aegean, have colors that run between the white houses and blue sky and sea, a unique light and beautiful beaches waiting to be discovered. Enjoy activities, local specialties of Greek cuisine, shopping and nightlife. Complete package that includes 7 nights’ accommodation in a hotel of your choice with breakfast, transfers, guided visits and ferry tickets..
Highlights: Mykonos (Little Venice, Lower Mills, Matogiannia), Paros (Naoussa, Parikia), Santorini (Archaeological site of Akrotiri, Oia, Fira, Nea Kameni volcano, Imerovigli, Firostefani) Naxos (Portara, Apiranthos)
2 nights Mykonos, 2 nights Santorini, 2 nights Paros, 1night Naxos
DAY 1: Arrival in Mykonos
Upon your arrival in Mykonos, transfer to your hotel. Check in and overnight.
DAY 2: Mykonos – Optional island tour
We start with a unique experience of the countryside Mykonos Island Our first stop will be the idyllic beach Ag. Ioannis with the best view of Delos Island and we will see fishermen and their boats at the small pier, private chapel and houses built in typical Cycladic architectural style. At the village of Ano Mera, the most traditional place, you can also visit the monk monastery Panagia Tourliani built in the 16th century and then we will have enough free time for a stroll around the square. Next stop is Kalafatis beach where there is time to relax a little before going back to town. Exploring Mykonos port town by walking into the narrow cobblestone streets, passing by the traditional labyrinth of the old town. We will see the famous wind-mills and Little Venice and we will meet somewhere Petros the Pelican, the mascot of Mykonos. Paraportiani church, Saint Nickolas of fishermen. After the walking tour you are free continue your private exploration in town. Meeting point Fabrika Square, Mykonos town. Overnight.
DAY 3: Mykonos to Santorini
Morning transfer to the port to board the ferry to Santorini. Upon your arrival in Santorini, transfer to your hotel. We propose a short afternoon to Oia to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the Aegean Sea. Overnight
DAY 4: Santorini - Optional island tour
We will start with Akrotiri Archaeological site. Akrotiri is a Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic island of Santorini (Thera). The settlement was destroyed by a huge eruption during the 17th century BC and buried under the volcanic ash, which preserved the whole city in perfect conditions so as to be referred often as “Prehistoric Pompei”. We will continue with Red Beach, well known for the unique colour of the sand and the hill behind it. We will continue with Perivolos black sand beach one of the longest beaches in Cyclades & the best beach in Santorini, considered as the trendiest beach of the island. We will walk at Megalochori (Walking Tour), one of the most beautiful traditional villages of the island. Enjoy the sunset at the end of the day. Overnight
DAY 5: Santorini to Paros
Morning transfer to the port to board the ferry to Paros. Upon your arrival in Paros, transfer to your hotel. Overnight
DAY 6: Paros – Leisure day with highlights of the island
Parikia is the capital town of Paros and lies on the northwest side of the island. Nestling amongst this you will come across tiny churches like the church Agios Konstantinos built on top of the ancient temple of the goddess Demeter and the remains of the Frankish castle right at the heart of the old town. Lunch in tavern. The Church of Panagia Ekatontapyliani is one of the oldest, best preserved and most important churches in Greece. Naoussa is a picturesque town on the north side of the island. Here there exists the ruins of a Venetian citadel from the 15th century. Overnight
DAY 7: Paros to Naxos
Transfer to the port for your ferry to Naxos. Naxos is the biggest and the greenest island in the Cyclades. It has high mountains, fertile valleys, lush green gorges, stunning seascapes and traditional villages perched high on mountain tops, where the inhabitants still wear their traditional dress and live off the fruits of the land. Naxos is also home to beautiful old churches, monasteries and Venetian castles coexisting harmoniously with the Cycladic architecture. Upon arrival transfer to your Hotel.
We propose a walk to Chora, the capital of Naxos, whose landmark is an imposing Venetian castle, is an old castle town with stone paved alleys (known as kalderimia in Greek) where you can admire a unique blend of Cycladic and Medieval architecture: mansions with Venetian blazons still decorating their entrances, narrow arched alleys (known as stegadia in Greek), catholic churches and fortifications.
DAY 8: Naxos to Mykonos
Early ferry to Mykonos island for your departure