Highlights of the Cyclades
Highlights of the Cyclades
Highlights of the Cyclades
Highlights of the Cyclades
Highlights of the Cyclades

Highlights of the Cyclades

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Private Holiday and Island Hopping
14 Days ex Athens 


This comprehensive package includes time on four of the glittering jewels in the Mediterranean – Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, and the stunning Santorini. Beginning with a brief but inclusive two days in Athens this tour then moves into the Cyclades with all their pristine beaches history and delicious local flavours. Whether wandering around the myriad of cafes and galleries or investigating for yourself the truth behind ancient myth and legend, the Cyclades will leave a lasting impression on you.

Highlights:

  • Visit the “most beautiful building in the world” – the Parthenon and see the amazing sculpture work that decorates it.
  • Find your own secluded spot on Santorini to watch the sun set over the glittering Mediterranean.
  • Unwind at the end of the day in one of the bars in the charming Little Venice area of Mykonos.
  • Pack a hamper of delicious local foods on Naxos then head into the countryside for a picnic.
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Important Information

Day 1: Athens

On arrival into Athens you will be met after customs and immigration by a local operator and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is set aside to unwind.

Day 2: Athens (B)

This morning you will be picked up by a bus from your hotel and transferred to meet with other clients for your Athens and new Acropolis Museum sightseeing tour.

Athens, named for its patron Goddess Athena, has been continuously inhabited for over 7000 years and much of the history of this destination both ancient and modern will be bought to life for you. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by sites such as Hadrian's Arch on your way towards the most iconic of Athenian sites, The Acropolis. Once there you will visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally the incredible Parthenon. Built over a period of nine years during the fifth century BC, the Parthenon has been described as the most beautiful building ever constructed and the sculptural decoration is considered by many to be the highpoint of Greek art.

Continue and visit the place where some of the statues which originally adorned the Parthenon found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis Museum. Afternoon at leisure.

Note: Due to certain restrictions in the visiting hours of the new Acropolis Museum the order of the program can be changed. Entrance fees included. Tour pick-up time from hotel should be confirmed with our local representative usually the day prior. This tour does not operate during Greek National Holidays.

Day 3: Athens – Mykonos (B)

Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the port for your ferry travelling to Mykonos. Ferry timings will be confirmed by our local operator. They will issue all ferry tickets

Mykonos is renowned as one of the prettiest and most cosmopolitan of the Greek islands. Here you will find superb beaches, traditional windmills, white-washed buildings, and cobblestoned streets. The town comes alive in the evening with entertainment centred around the harbour.

After disembarking in Mykonos you will be met by a local operator and transferred to your hotel.

Day 4: Mykonos (B)

Mykonos plays a key role in Greek mythology reputedly being the location where the battle between the Gods and the Titans took place. Hercules, having lured the giants from the protection of Mount Olympus, defeated them at Mykonos. The large rocks scattered around the area are said to be the petrified remains of…certain body parts of the giants. This is where the slang anatomical term “stones” originated.

Day 5: Mykonos (B)

Another day to continue your exploration of Mykonos. A perfect opportunity to load a hamper up with local food and find somewhere for a picnic. For those wanting to delve into the history of Mykonos, the Archaeological Museum houses many interesting artefacts including a famed vase painted with scenes from the fall of Troy. Towards the end of the day make your way toward Little Venice, a delightful area composed of rows of fishing houses with balconies hung over the sea. Many of these houses, some of which were built in the 18th century, have been converted into bars cafes and galleries. This is a perfect place to watch the sunset.

Mykonos comes alive at night belying the island’s population of just over 10000.

Day 6: Mykonos – Paros (B)

Today you will be transferred to the port to embark on your Hydrofoil / Catamaran journey to Paros. Ferry timings will be confirmed by our local operator. They will issue all ferry tickets.

This rural island is surrounded by sandy beaches and colourful fishing villages. Parikia, the island’s port and main town, with its picturesque semi-ruined Venetian Kastro, stands on the site of the ancient town. Narrow paved streets lead to the Church of Panagia Ekatontapyliani which is one of the most important Byzantine monuments in Greece. Naoussa is one of the prettiest villages on the island with whitewashed houses little arcades tiny churches and some captivating beaches.

After disembarking in Paros you will be met by a local operator and transferred to your hotel.

Day 7: Paros (B)