A Taste of the Greek Islands

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  • Itinerary
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Go island hopping in Greece to discover the breathtaking scenery and individual characters of the historic Cyclades.

Join this fascinating Greek island-hopping cruise, where modern and ancient history combine. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and discover 5,000 years of history and culture, all while staying at three small, friendly and traditional Greek hotels on Santorini, Paros and Naxos.

  • Greece
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • Seniors
  • History
  • Island Hopping
  • 50 plus
Day 1 UK to Santorini

Fly to Santorini and spend three nights at the friendly, locally-rated 3-star Makarios Hotel, in the resort of Kamari. D

Day 2 Santorini

After a day at leisure an optional evening excursion takes you to Pyrgos, one of the prettiest villages on the island. Lunch is included today. B, L

Day 3 Santorini

A full-day included excursion shows you the magnificent Santorini landscape whose deep lagoon and unusual cliffs were the result of a volcanic eruption around 1500 BC. Visit one of the most photographed villages in Greece, Oia, where whitewashed houses and bright-blue domed churches cling to the steep hillside. B, D

Day 4 Santorini to Paros

Travel by ferry to Paros for a four-night stay at the locally-rated 4-star Hotel Narges, near the centre of Aliki, a typically unspoilt Greek fishing village. B

Day 5 Paros

Enjoy free time in Paros or take an optional excursion to see the whitewashed houses, windmills and chapels of Mykonos. You can also explore the historic ruins of neighbouring Delos. B

Day 6 Paros

An included half-day tour reveals Parikia, the capital of Paros.

Visit the Byzantine Panagial Ekatondapylianí that dates back to 326AD before heading north to the traditional fishing village of Náoussa. B

Day 7 Paros

Spend today at leisure or perhaps venture on your own to Antiparos, where time and life seems to have stood still.

Day 8 Paros to Naxos

Travel by ferry to Naxos, and stay three-nights on half board at the locally-rated 4-star Naxos Palace Hotel, set in a secluded location within walking distance of the small village of Stelida. B, D

Day 9 Naxos

Enjoy an included half-day tour of Naxos Town. B, D

Day 10 Naxos

Perhaps explore Naxos’ old town and its charming harbour. An optional excursion highlights the island’s traditional produce of oranges and olives. B, D

Day 11 Naxos to Santorini

Return to Santorini with the rest of the day at leisure and stay a further four nights at the Makarios Hotel. B, D

Day 12 Santorini

Spend today at leisure or join an optional excursion to the ruins of the Bronze age settlement of Akrotiri. B, D

Day 13 Santorini

You can relax today or you may prefer to join an optional excursion to survey the remnants of the volcano that shaped the island of Santorini. B, D

Day 14 Santorini

Enjoy your last day at leisure.

Day 15 Santorini to the UK

Travel to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

14 nights in hotels

24 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunches and 9 dinners

Excursions and visits

  • Santorini island tour
  • Oia village visit
  • Museum of Prehistoric Thira
  • A visit to Paros island's capital
  • Tour Naxos old town
  • Scenic inter-island ferry crossings

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