A Taste of the Greek Islands

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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.

Real value for money, good accommodation, great excursions, travel arrangements worked well, and our tour guide was excellent. Would recommend the optional excursions.?

Glynis, Warwick

Destinations
  • Greece
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • Seniors
  • History
  • Singles
  • Island Hopping
  • 50 plus

<p>Fly to Santorini and spend three nights at the friendly 3-star<strong> Makarios Hotel </strong>(3Q), a modern hotel offering traditional Greek hospitality.&nbsp;Set in a peaceful area of the seaside resort of Kamari, the hotel is a 1m walk from the beach and local shops.</p> <p>Look forward to dinner tonight in a local taverna. D</p>

Accommodation Name: Makarios Hotel

<p>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</p>

Accommodation Name: Makarios Hotel

<p>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</p>

Accommodation Name: Makarios Hotel

<p>Travel by ferry to Paros (three hours and 15 minutes), for a four-night stay at the 4-star <strong>Hotel Narges</strong> (3Q), near the centre of Aliki, a typically unspoilt Greek fishing village. B</p> <p>The 4-star Hotel Narges (3Q), is a family-run hotel that offers a traditional Greek welcome and friendly service. The hotel is a 50-metre walk from the heart of Aliki, a small and unspoilt Greek fishing village with tavernas and traditional bars.</p>

Accommodation Name: Hotel Narges

<p>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</p>

Accommodation Name: Hotel Narges

<p>An included half-day tour reveals Parikia, the capital of Paros. </p> <p>Visit the Byzantine Panagial Ekatondapylian&iacute; that dates back to 326AD before heading north to the traditional fishing village of N&aacute;oussa. B</p>

Accommodation Name: Hotel Narges

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

Accommodation Name: Hotel Narges

<p>Take the ferry to Naxos (50 minutes), and stay three-nights, half board, at the 4-star<strong> Naxos Palace Hotel </strong>(2Q+),&nbsp;a village-style complex offering modern comforts, set in a secluded location within walking distance of the small village of Stelida. B, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Naxos Palace Hotel

<p>Enjoy an included half-day tour of Naxos Town. B, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Naxos Palace Hotel

<p>Perhaps explore Naxos&rsquo; old town and its charming harbour. An optional excursion highlights the island&rsquo;s traditional produce of oranges and olives. B, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Naxos Palace Hotel

<p>Make the return ferry journey to Santorini (two hours and 10 minutes). Spend the rest of the day at leisure and stay a further four nights at the <strong>Makarios Hotel </strong>(3Q). Enjoy dinner in a local taverna this evening. B, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Makarios Hotel

<p>Spend today at leisure or join an optional excursion to the ruins of the Bronze age settlement of Akrotiri.&nbsp;Dinner is included at a local taverna this evening. B, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Makarios Hotel

<p>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.&nbsp;Enjoy dinner in a local taverna this evening. B, D </p>

Accommodation Name: Makarios Hotel

<p>Enjoy your last day here at leisure, and your final dinner at a local taverna. B, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Makarios Hotel

<p>Travel to the airport for your return flight back to the UK. B</p>

Accommodation Name: Makarios Hotel

Hands shakingIncluded travel insurance

Bed14 nights in hotels

Dinner plate24 meals: 14 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 9 dinners (D)

PersonSaga tour manager

Plus...

  • Return flights and transfers
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels and on all ferry crossings

MapIncluded excursions and visits

  • Santorini island tour
  • Visit the picturesque village of Oia
  • Museum of Prehistoric Thira
  • A visit to Parikia
  • Tour Naxos old town
  • Scenic inter-island ferry crossings

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