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.
Real value for money, good accommodation, great excursions, travel arrangements worked well, and our tour guide was excellent. Would recommend the optional excursions.?
Fly to Santorini and spend three nights at the friendly, locally-rated 3-star Makarios Hotel (3Q), a modern hotel offering traditional Greek hospitality. Set in a peaceful area of the seaside resort of Kamari, the hotel is a 1m walk from the beach and local shops.
Look forward to dinner tonight in a local taverna. D
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
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
Travel by ferry to Paros for a four-night stay at the locally-rated 4-star Hotel Narges (3Q), near the centre of Aliki, a typically unspoilt Greek fishing village. B
The locally rated 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.
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
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
Spend today at leisure or perhaps venture on your own to Antiparos, where time and life seems to have stood still. B
Travel by ferry to Naxos, and stay three-nights on half board at the locally-rated 4-star Naxos Palace Hotel (2Q+), a village-style complex offering modern comforts, set in a secluded location within walking distance of the small village of Stelida. B, D
Enjoy an included half-day tour of Naxos Town. B, D
Perhaps explore Naxos’ old town and its charming harbour. An optional excursion highlights the island’s traditional produce of oranges and olives. B, D
Return to Santorini with the rest of the day at leisure and stay a further four nights at the Makarios Hotel (3Q). B, D
Spend today at leisure or join an optional excursion to the ruins of the Bronze age settlement of Akrotiri. Dinner is included at a local taverna this evening. B, D
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. Enjoy dinner in a local taverna this evening. B, D
Enjoy your last day here at leisure, and your final dinner at a local taverna. B, D
Travel to the airport for your return flight back to the UK. B
14 nights in hotels
24 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunches and 9 dinners
Excursions and visits
Use of audio headsets on guided tours
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