The Ultimate Cyclades Island Hopping

The Ultimate Cyclades Island Hopping

  • 15 Days
  • From : Athens
  • To : Athens
  • Tour
  • Guide : -
  • Minimum age : 10 Years Old

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Cyclades Islands the most famous island group in the Aegean Sea and comprise some of the most beautiful islands in the world. Join our special Island hopping 15-day tour and discover the real gems of Greek paradise. Take pleasure of its sunrays that cover the long sandy beaches and coastlines of its islands and enjoy the overnights in three magical islands, Santorini, Naxos and Mykonos. Uncover their unique essence, beginning with tasting of the bustling nightlife in Mykonos and dancing the day away at epic beach parties. Santorini will astonish you by the beautiful romantic spirit, settled in the dramatic rocky landscape and Naxos will attract you not only by the sun, beach bars and bikini but also by Greek culture, traditional cuisine and nature. This trip invites you to spend a remarkable holiday and fulfil your curiosity about the exciting land of Gods!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Athens: one of the most historic cities in the world, among the oldest cities in Europe with a history of 3000 years. Acropolis, Syntagma Square and many more sites are waiting to be discovered.

Mykonos: the party animal of the Cycladic islands, Greece’s answer to Ibiza, with bronzed bodies thronging its beaches by day and bass lines pounding through its super clubs until dawn. However, there is more to Mykonos than the dazzling sand and insatiable revellers. Chora village and the “Little Venice” are the most picturesque site of the island.

Santorini: a precious gem of the Aegean which actually consists of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni. The whole complex of Santorini islands is still an active volcano whose crater is in the sea and the contrast it creates with the white-washed buildings set against the vibrant blue sky is what makes it so unique.

Naxos: one of the most charming islands located in the heart of the Aegean Sea. This island is attractive not only to those seeking sunlight, bars and bikinis but also those looking for a little Greek culture, traditional cuisine and nature.

What’s included?

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 14 nights´ hotel accommodation 

MEALS:

  • 14 Breakfasts 

TRANSPORT:

  • Arrival private transfer from Athens Airport or Piraeus Port 
  • Departure private transfer to Athens Airport or Piraeus Port
  • Shared transportation in an air-conditioning shuttle bus while on the islands
  • Ferry tickets on economy seat for the routes Athens – Santorini, Santorini – Naxos, Mykonos – Athens (Day 2, 6 and 13)
  • High-speed ferry tickets on economy seat for the route Naxos – Mykonos (Day 10)

OTHER:

  • Meet & Greet (Day 1, 2, 6, 10, 13)

Exclusions

  • Domestic nor International flights 
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • City tax not included, payable on the spot
  • Local guide (unless joining an optional activity)
  • Porterage and gratuities  
  • Optional tours
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

Please note

  • We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons.
  • Late check-out, early check-in, connecting or adjoining rooms at the hotel are all subject to availability and not guaranteed.
  • In many hotels in Greece, the triple rooms are a double room with an additional bed or sofa bed.
  • A guide is not included unless joining an optional tour
  • Optional tour day 1: Athens Night-out optional tour includes roundtrip shared transportation from/to hotel, dinner in a typical Greek tavern, shared professional English speaking escort. Operates daily except on Sundays
  • Optional tour day 5: Aphrodite Boat Sunset includes roundtrip transfers, dinner buffet on board. Drinks and entrance fee to the volcano are not included.
  • Optional tour day 12: Half-day Delos tour includes roundtrip boat ticket to Delos Island, shared professional English speaking guide, roundtrip shared transfers from/to hotel, entrance fee to Delos archaeological site
  • Optional tour day 12: Half-day Athens Sightseeing tour with Acropolis Museum: includes shared professional English speaking guide, roundtrip shared transportation from/to hotel, entrance fee to the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum. 

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Greece. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sun glasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 Athens

  • Standard Hotel Category = Best Western Amazon Hotel or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Novus City Hotel or similar 4*

Day 2, 3, 4, 5 Santorini

  • Standard Hotel Category = Fenix collection or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa or similar 4*

Day 6, 7, 8, 9 Naxos

  • Standard Hotel Category = Aeolis Boutique Hotel Naxos or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Astir Of Naxos or similar 4*

Day 10, 11, 12, 13 Mykonos

  • Standard Hotel Category = New Aeolos Hotel or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Acrogiali Beach Hotel or similar 4*

Day 14 Athens

  • Standard Hotel Category = Best Western Amazon Hotel or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Novus City Hotel or similar 4*

Cancellation policy

    Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

Day 1 :  ARRIVAL ATHENS

Upon your arrival at Athens airport or Piraeus port (please advise your flight details or ferry details, in order to arrange the pick-up), meet and greet, and transfer to your hotel for check in. The afternoon is free at leisure for exploring this city that never sleeps. You may optionally experience the city’s vibe by visiting its very heart – Syntagma Square. Have a nice, quiet walk at the beautiful alleys of Plaka where you can also find numerous small shops selling souvenirs and other local arts and crafts. In the evening you have the opportunity to book our optional Athens night out tour. 

Athens night out tour

The tour will begin with a short panoramic drive through the city centre where you’ll also have the chance to admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner accompanied by live music and Greek folk dances (operates daily, except Sundays; includes roundtrip shared transportation from/to hotel, dinner in a typical Greek tavern, shared professional English speaking escort).

Overnight in Athens.

Day 2 :  ATHENS – SANTORINI (8 hrs, by ferry; included)

Your adventure will begin early in the morning as you will be picked up and get transferred to Piraeus port to catch the high speed ferry to Santorini. As you’re approaching the island, you will instantly recognize the domed rooftops, iconic architecture and glittering waters that make Santorini such a unique island. Our representative will be at the port, waiting for you. There you will board the bus that will take you to your hotel to check-in. After having some rest at your hotel, you may leisurely stroll the narrow cobblestone streets and start taking some photos of the island that looks like it came out of a postcard.

Overnight in Santorini.

Day 3 :  SANTORINI

Wake up to the gentle touch of the Cycladic breeze on your face. Today is your first day on Santorini and you need to make the most of it! Start your day by visiting one of the hundreds of beaches found on the island. In any case, don’t skip to visit Akrotiri located on the southern part of Santorini. There you will find one of the most distinctive beaches of the island, the Red Beach. The contrasting colors of the red lava cliffs and the clear blue waters combine to make a perfect setting. Since you will already be there, visiting the White Beach in the nearby area is a must. Don’t miss the chance to also pay a visit to the archaeological site of Akrotiri as it’s considered as one of the main attractions of the island due to its association with the Minoan civilization. The end of the day shall find you in one of the many restaurants in the area serving fresh fish and other traditional delicacies.  

Overnight in Santorini.

Day 4 :  SANTORINI

Keep yourself fuelled throughout the day with a big breakfast meal at the hotel. Today is the day to explore the two main settlements of the island, Fira and Oia. Fira is made up of whitewashed cubic houses and terraces and blue-domed churches, perched on the cliffs above the caldera. One of the best views of the island can be found there. Just 5km away from Fira, you can find the famous Santo Wine winery. Santorini is renowned for its local wine varieties as it holds a huge tradition in winemaking thanks to the rich volcanic soil so make sure to taste the famous Vinsanto wine. Around the afternoon start heading to Oia to witness the breath-taking, world-famous sunset. The village is situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano and the island of Thirassia. As soon as the sun sets, descend to Ammoudi Bay to enjoy a romantic dinner in a restaurant of your preference.

Overnight in Santorini.

Day 5 :  SANTORINI

Enjoy your luscious breakfast at the hotel. Today is your last full day on the island so grab the opportunity to join our optional Aphrodite Boat Sunset tour. Since this tour begins early in the afternoon, you’ll have the chance to take a stroll around the island after waking up. 

Aphrodite Boat Sunset tour

Starting time: 03:00 pm

The Aphrodite Boat tour departs around 3 pm from the port. The first stop is the volcano of Santorini in Nea Kameni Island where you will have the opportunity to climb on the top of the volcano and take some majestic pictures (entrance not included). Walking on the volcano is truly a unique experience! The next destination is Palia Kameni where you’ll get to dive in the hot springs created by the underwater powers of the volcano. The boat will then anchor close to Thirasia Island and dinner buffer will be served. The end of the excursion comes at sunset time. The boat sets sails and the sun dives into the sea. This moment will forever stay engraved in your memory (Includes roundtrip transfers, dinner buffet on board; drinks and entrance fee to the volcano are not included).

Overnight in Santorini.

Day 6 :  SANTORINI – NAXOS (2 hrs, by ferry; included)

Next stop: Naxos! You will be picked up in the morning from the hotel to catch the ferry departing for Naxos. The bus will be waiting for you at the port of Naxos to transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Naxos may not carry the reputation that Mykonos or Santorini does, however this destination can be ideal as you will have a vast variety of activities to choose from. It boasts a beautiful natural landscape, as it is the greenest island of the Cyclades; beaches with crystal clear waters and fortresses and churches coexisting harmoniously with the Cycladic architecture. As the ferry approaches the port, Portara immediately catches the traveller’s eye. Portara and Palatia are perfect for an afternoon walk, after your check-in, for all those who love the view of an unforgettable sunset.

Overnight in Naxos.

Day 7 :  NAXOS

Wake up to a mouth-watering breakfast followed by a morning discovery of the town. Naxos, being the largest island of the Cycladic area, gives you so many options, from exploring the characteristic villages to trying out invigorating sports, Naxos has got you covered. Naxos has a rich historical background and you will have the chance to see many historical monuments in Naxos’ capital called Naxos Town or Chora. Chora’s landmark is an imposing Venetian castle. Don’t skip visiting the Naxos Archaeological Museum situated at the top of the castle. The castle is surrounded by the Old Town, a picturesque place with stone paved alleys and hanging flowers that have managed to maintain a truly unique character. There you will also find tiny gift shops with local artefacts to do your souvenir shopping.

Overnight in Naxos.

Day 8 :  NAXOS

Rise and shine! The beaches of Naxos await you to discover them! They are amazingly beautiful and many to choose from. Orkos beach is considered as one of the most beautiful on the island and in close proximity you will also find Mikri Vigla that is famous for being the spot for kite surfers and windsurfers in Naxos. If you like hiking, do not forget that Naxos is known for its gorgeous, endless hills covered by olive groves. Among them lie the quaint little villages of Naxos linked together by a network of ancient footpaths.

Overnight in Naxos.

Day 9 :  NAXOS

After breakfast, enjoy your last day on the island. You could spend the day discovering the island’s picturesque mountain villages. The most beautiful are Halki, Filoti and Apiranthos. Alternatively doing a boat trip to the small Cyclades is also a fun idea. At night rest, have a good nights’ sleep and prepare yourself for the trip the next day.

Overnight in Naxos.

Day 10 :  NAXOS – MYKONOS (1 h, by ferry; included)

Welcome to Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. Your day will start bright and early with a transfer to the port to catch the ferry to Mykonos. Upon arrival on Mykonos Island, our representative will be there to assist you getting on the bus that will transfer you to your hotel. Once on the island, you will instantly recognize the picture postcard white windmills sitting side by side, overlooking the sea.

Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 11 :  MYKONOS

Today is the day to discover the heart of Mykonos. Stroll around the narrow, cobblestone streets of Mykonos capital (Chora) and lose yourself in the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Admire whitewashed houses with colourful doors covered by bougainvillea trees in purple bloom. Don’t forget to visit the Archaeological, Folklore and Maritime Museums to take in a little history. At sunset, take advantage of the beautiful view Little Venice has to offer and stop by for a cocktail while admiring the magnificent sunset colours reflecting on the water surface.

Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 12 :  MYKONOS

Kick start your day with a tasty breakfast at your hotel. Today join us in our optional half day Delos tour where you will discover the sacred island of Apollo and Artemis with the help of a professional, knowledgeable. The whole territory of the deserted Delos is one of the most important archaeological sites of the eastern Mediterranean. You may visit, amongst others, the remains of the Temples of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city and the theatre and then, walk down the celebrated Lion Street. This is a must-see site when in Mykonos. When the night-time comes, the action takes place. The island boasts the best party scene in the Cyclades, with modern vibrant clubs so you need undoubtedly to be a part of that! 

Delos half day tour

Tour where you will discover the sacred island of Apollo and Artemis with the help of a professional, knowledgeable guide (Includes roundtrip boat ticket to Delos Island, shared professional English speaking guide, roundtrip shared transfers from/to hotel, entrance fee to Delos archaeological site).

Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 13 :  MYKONOS

As your trip is slowly coming to an end, you need to make the most of the day. Lay on the beach all day long! Mykonos is famous for its golden sand and crystal clear waters and luckily, there is a beach for every taste. If you want to party then Super Paradise is made for you. On the other hand if what you are looking for is a secluded beach, then you could try Agios Sostis beach. There you will experience total freedom and relieve some stress. Around lunchtime take a break from sunbathing and nibble on some local delicacies. Seize your last night on the island and dance the night away.

Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 14 :  MYKONOS – ATHENS (2.15 hrs, by ferry; included)

The day to depart Mykonos has unfortunately come. After breakfast, say goodbye to this beautiful island and board the ferry back to Piraeus port. Enjoy your private ride back to the hotel in Athens. After those last few hectic but exciting days, you can finally rest and charge your batteries by spending some time in your hotel and enjoying its facilities.

Overnight in Athens.

Day 15 :  DEPARTURE ATHENS

Today marks the end of our island adventure. If you are departing in the afternoon and wish to explore the heart of Athens, please note that we are offering two optional tours to book. The first is the half day sightseeing tour which includes the famous Acropolis and the Acropolis museum. Alternatively, you can book optional the Athens Food Tour, enjoy different flavours of this unique world-known cuisine and learn about the history of each. 

Athens half day sightseeing tour

Start time: 07:30 am

Tour includes the famous Acropolis and the Acropolis museum and together with the guide you will go to see the city centre, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. On your way to Acropolis, you will also witness many more important ancient sites that have been standing in the city for millennia.

End time: 01:30 pm

Athens Food Tour

Start time: 10:00 am

Tour starts from Syntagma Square (make your own arrangements to get to Syntagma Square at least 15 minutes in advance) and last approx. 3.5 hours. During this tour you will discover Greek flavours and their history and taste a variety of traditional delicacies. Later on, we will arrange a private transfer to Athens International Airport according to the departure time of your flight. If you want to see more of Greece, we are looking forward to welcoming you to one of our Greek destinations.

End time: 01:30 pm