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Island Hopping in Greece: Paros, Naxos, Santorini

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Join a certified local guide and go island hopping in Greece from Paros, to Naxos, to Santorini. On the way, enjoy amazing hikes, sea kayaking, and cycling as you explore the wonderful nature and culture of the vibrant Cyclades.

Private and Group

9 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy a unique island hopping adventure in the Cyclades Islands in Greece
  • Go hiking, sea kayaking and cycling in amazing settings.
  • Discover the local culture and delicacies of the villages on the way.
  • Spend time in a beautiful location with gorgeous views and stunning nature.

Description

The Cyclades Islands in Greece are truly mesmerizing, and on this 8-day tour, we will go island hopping from Paros to Naxos to Santorini in order to discover their most amazing spots!

We will start from Paros, where we will meet on the first day and go hiking on the second, which will take us to a beautiful beach for a nice, refreshing swim. Next up will be a day spent on a traditional boat which will take us to some of the best spots in Paros for cliff jumping, cave exploration, and swimming,  plus, we will eat delicious local Greek food.

After enjoying Paros for a few days, we will take the ferry to Naxos, the biggest and most fertile of the Cyclades, with amazing little villages and cultural landmarks.  We will have the chance to hike and bike through Naxos over the course of the next two days, and to experience the amazing history and culture of the island, as well as its gorgeous beaches. Tasting some Kitron in the local distillery is also part of the plan.

Last up on our list is Santorini, where we will go to lesser-known spots of this famous Cyclades gem. Hiking, sea kayaking, and snorkeling will allow us to discover Santorini’s glittering treasures both over and under the sea.

A good fitness level is important to join this tour, however, no special technical skills are required. You can find a detailed day-by-day itinerary below, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this tour.

Are you ready to go Island hopping in Greece? Then join us on this unforgettable tour that will take you from Paros to Naxos to Santorini!

Or, join us on an island-hopping adventure to the Dodecanese!

Itinerary

Day 1: Paros Island

Our trip starts in Paros.

You can arrive in Paros either by plane or by ferry. Depending on the season, there are different boat itineraries from Athens available. The boat ride lasts from 3 hours – 5 hours. Short transfer to your hotel in the picturesque and typical seaside town of Naousa.

Overnight in Paros.

Day 2: Paros Bizantine Trail Hike

Our day starts with a short transfer and a stroll in the traditional village of Lefkes. From here we will start our hike in the byzantine trail enjoying the scents and aromas of herbs and plants and the views of olive trees and vineyards. The hike is easygoing and ends on a beautiful beach of Logaras where we can enjoy a swim.

Overnight in Paros.

Day 3: Paros Day Cruise on a Traditional Fishing Boat

A great day full of fun and swimming on a traditional boat awaits for us. Our captain will welcome us on his boat and depending on the weather we will either sail to the tiny islet of Antiparos or in the south coast of Paros. Our day will be full of swimming, cliff jumping, visiting caves and remote beaches accompanied by freshly made Greek food and cold drinks. A day to be remembered!

Overnight in Paros

Day 4: Paros to Naxos

After breakfast, a short transfer from the hotel to Paroikia and embark the ferry from to Naxos. Arrival in Naxos, the biggest and most fertile of the Cycladic islands. Transfer and settle to your hotel. Overnight in Naxos.

Day 5: Naxos Hiking and Cultural Tour

Today’s hike starts from the Kouros statues. These larger-than-life statues of young men, predestined to hold on to a temple roof, were abandoned incomplete by the ancient sculptors when they discovered faults in the marble. We then follow the path to the picturesque village of Ano Potamia. After a short refreshing stop at the village’s spring, we hike to Apano Kastro (Upper Castle), to enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Naxos town, port, and the surrounding villages. We continue onwards via Tsikalario little village to Halki, where we visit Valindras small distillery that produces Kitron (the local alcohol drink of Naxos).

Overnight in Naxos.

Day 6: Naxos Biking

We cycle on streets and paths without traffic through typical Naxian villages, while experiencing the rich vegetation this Cycladic Island has to offer. Small tracks lead us through farmland, to enjoy beautiful views over mountains and some of the best coastline in the Cyclades. Through little stony roads, we reach the beautiful beach of Mikri Vigla, with its stretch of finest white sand and blue sea. There we stop to swim or enjoy a small food bite or drink. We return along stretches of sandy beach to our base.

Overnight in Naxos.

Day 7: Naxos to Santorini + Caldera Trail Hike

After breakfast, we relax and enjoy swimming or strolling in the picturesque port of Naxos. Around mid-day, we take the boat to the fairest island of the Cyclades, Santorini. The breathtaking view, upon arrival with the boat, will give us an idea of this volcanic island’s spectacular beauty. We arrive in port and transfer to the hotel. After we settle down, we depart for a walk that takes us from the town of Fira to Oia along the spectacular caldera.

Overnight in Santorini.

Day 8: Sea Kayaking to Santorini

After breakfast, transfer to the starting point of today’s activity. We enjoy a morning of sea-kayaking, exploring the South Coast of the island. We enjoy views of the spectacular rock formations, crystal waters, and beautiful beaches in the south part of the island. En route, we stop for snorkeling. Overnight in Santorini.

Day 9: End of Tour

Our trip ends here and you can arrange your transport to nearby islands or return to Athens.

 

Details

Accommodation

Accommodation in shared double rooms with breakfast included.

Meeting point

Paros Island- You can arrive by plane or by ferry from Athens. The boat ride lasts from 3 to 5 hours.

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: Large rucksack or holdall to contain all your luggage; waterproof liner recommended Good waterproof top (Gore-Tex recommended or similar) with hood. Thick socks for walking Spare shoes for the evenings (optional Daypack (small rucksack, 20-40 liters) to carry picnic lunch, water bottle, cold/wet weather gear, camera, etc; straps should be strong, not too narrow and preferably padded. In wet weather, belongings should be packed in waterproof plastic bags inside the pack Warm clothes for the evening including spare trousers and top (fleece jackets/pullovers are warm yet light); plus optionally thermal underwear, for April and October Sweatshirts or T-shirts for walking, at least one with collar and long sleeves (against sunburn) Your own personal water bottle(at least 1 liter). As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.


About the guide

Trekking Hellas is the largest and most renowned tour operator in Greece, in the outdoor holidays area. For over 33 years, we have been providing high quality services for individuals and groups, offering unique adventures in the most beautiful locations in the country, with highly qualified guides.

The variety of activities in offer is huge, from sea kayaking, hiking and rafting, to biking, via ferrata, rock climbing or gastronomy tours, among many others.

We operate 12 bases all over Greece, with different activities. The personnel in each base has the required qualifications to guide the specific activities we operate: eg. for hiking at low altitudes we work with experienced mountain guides with degrees from mountaineering associations and from our own training school; for sea kayaking we require the BCU certificate.

We contribute to the sustainable rural development by supporting local communities and offering work opportunities to their inhabitants, and the global effort to reduce over-tourism. We strongly embrace and implement a socially and environmentally responsible policy promoting the protection of nature and environmental awareness.

Our network makes it possible to offer and operate at the highest standards a variety of activities all over the country, in classic touristy destinations (Santorini, Athens, Crete, Rhodes, etc.) and less known regions of Greece (Tzoumerka, Karpenisi etc.).

Send us a request and come join us for a unique adventure in Greece!

Languages

Italian | German | French | English

Residence

Athens, Greece


Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Oct. 08, 2022 - Oct. 16, 2022

EUR 2289 per traveller


What people are saying about Trekking Hellas

Natasja Heezen

5.00

August, 2022

George offered great introduction and guidance. Very patience and increased the level of climbing according to the participants. Great experience!

yvonne Morrison

5.00

May, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another tri

Galen Parke

5.00

April, 2022

George was a great guide, fun to talk to, informative, and attentive to safe. We all made great friends with him, and had a great experience.


Prices per person

Group of 2

EUR 3866 Each

Group of 3

EUR 3866 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1568 Each

Group of 5

EUR 1568 Each

Group of 6

EUR 1568 Each

Group of 7

EUR 1568 Each

Group of 8

EUR 1568 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

INCLUDES:

English Speaking tour leader throughout the trip;

Accommodation sharing double rooms with breakfast;

All ferry tickets (air seats) as per program starting in Paros and ending in Santorini, ie: Paros to Naxos and Naxos to Santorini;

Activities:

-Hike on the byzantine trail in Paros

-Day cruise to Antiparos with lunch & drinks

-Hike the Kouros Statues in Naxos

-Bike ride in Naxos

-Hike the Caldera Trail in Santorini

-Sea Kayaking in Santorini with lunch

All necessary transfers for the operation of the itinerary, ie: Transfers from ports to hotels and hotels to all meeting points for the activities;

Meals full board starting with dinner on day 1 to dinner on day 8;

Hotel stay over tax.




 

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