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Island hoping in Greece, for 10 overnights


Tour Description

Visit Athens for 2 nights, the island of Sifnos for 3 nights, the island of Folegandros for 2 Nights and the island of Milos for 3 Nights.

 For Travelers who wish to discover some of the off the beaten path places in Greece and enjoy the highlights of Athens, the Cycladic architectural style, local specialties and the local culture, unspoiled but colorful beaches and unique landscapes.

Visit Athens to view the main historic sites of the city, where the Greek civilization was born. Go to the picturesque island of Sifnos and enjoy the white washed houses of Apollonia Vilage. Visit Folegandros and admire its dramatic cliff side. Go to Mylos and indulge the numerous colorful beaches and its crystal clear waters.

 During the specific trip travelers will be able to enjoy, History and Archeology tours, Monasteries & churches, islands with unique architecture, relaxation, local food, hiking tours, sailing trips and colorful beaches.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrive in Athens and transfer to your hotel in to the Plaka area, where you will stay for 2 Nights, to rest from your overseas flight and enjoy the highlights of the city.
The Plaka area is surrounding the hill of the Acropolis and it offers easy access on foot to many coffee shops, local restaurants, Archaeological parks, monuments, churches etc.

Day 2:
Today you can enjoy the half day tour of the city or the walking tour of Athens and visit the Parthenon, the New Acropolis Museum and Olympic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games took place. For the rest of the day you can optionally visit the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion or simply walk around the Plaka area and have dinner on top of the Lycabettus hill that is offering a splendid view of the illuminated city at night.

Day 3:
After Breakfast transfer to Piraeus Port and catch a boat to the quaint island of Sifnos, where you can stay for three nights. Upon your arrival you can spend your day at leisure and walk around the cobblestone streets of Apollonia Village to get acquainted to the capital village of the island.

Day 4:
After Breakfast you can optionally rent a car and explore the villages and the beaches of the island.
You can start exploring the southern part of the island where you can take a swim and then drive over to the beach of Platys Yialos that is the longest beach in the Cycladic islands and one of the most popular ones in Sifnos. The specific village considers being the capital of the local pottery, so many art studios can be found here. Drive to the Monastery of Panagia of the Mountain, at the top of the hill to enjoy the views of the entire bay. Your next stop should be the beaches of Chrisopigi and Faros where you could have lunch in a local tavern by the water. Return to your hotel to have some rest and then drive north to the fishing port of Cherronisos, where you can watch the sun set and enjoy some nice dinner in a picturesque sea food tavern.

Day 5:
Today you can consider taking a boat trip around the coastal areas of the island where you will discover hidden coves and fascinating landscapes, such as the Church of seven Martyrs, the Monastery of Prophet Elias and Mines of Agios Sostis. Alternatively you can visit the Folklore Museum of the island in Apollonia, enjoy a nice hike to the Citadel of Agios Andreas and the Village of Kastro where you can visit the Archaeological Museum of the island.

Day 6:
After Breakfast transfer to the port and catch the hydrofoil to the scenic island of Folegandros, where you can stay in the capital village overlooking the ocean, five hundred feet above the sea level. The actual town of Folegandros is where everyone is coming to enjoy their evenings, so there are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops in the consecutive squares that can be found along the entire settlement that is only for pedestrians. Walking along the Kastro settlement is a rather fascinating walk all the way up to the Church of Panagaia that overlooks the entire village.

Day 7:
Renting a car for the day would be the ideal way for anyone to explore the numerous coves that can be found along the only road that connects the northern settlement of Ano Mera and the settlement of Livadi on the south. Alternatively you can use one of the well know footpaths of the island that start from the village of Chora, down to one of the secluded beaches of the island, where you can spend your day and then return to the Castle for your last evening. There are also frequent boats to some of the most popular but secluded beaches around the island.

Day 8:
Today you will take the speed boat and you will arrive in the colorful island of Milos, where you will end your vacation to Greece. The capital village of Plaka, the Main port of Adamantas and the picturesque fishing port of Pollonia, are some of the places worth staying for your time in Milos. Your first day will be at leisure.

Day 9:
After Breakfast you should rent a car to explore the different villages and the beaches of the island. Visit the castle of Plaka and the church of The Assumption of the Virgin or else "Mesa Panaghia", together with the Archaeological and the Folklore Museum, where you can have a view of the back ground of the island.
Between the main port of Adamntas and Plaka, you can visit the villages of Triovasalo, Plakes and Pera Triovasalo, where you can find many local restaurants with good quality local dishes and many picturesque little churches.
Your next destination should be the port town of Pollonia, where you can enjoy some good quality sea food that comes in daily from the fishing boats of the island. From the specific port you can even take a boat across to the island of Kimolos (30'minutes boat ride). Boats trips to the Caves of Papafragas and Glaronisia, are also available and are worth considering to enjoy a unique experience on the water.
Finally, on the way to Pollonia, you will find the ruins of the ancient city of Fylakopi as well as the beaches of Mytakas, Agios Konstantinos, Papafragas and Kapros , while leaving the village heading south, you will reach Theioryheia (sulphur mines).

Day 10:
Today would be a good day for you to enjoy a sailboat trip around the different beaches of the island and in particular, the impressive Sarakiniko bay and the volcanic rocks of Kleftiko.

Day 11:
After Breakfast transfer to the airport and fly back to Athens where you will connect to your overseas flight back home.





Price and Inclusions

Price: Tailor Made Inclusions: Tailor Made

Trip Characteristics

  • Trip Duration: 10 - 15 Days
  • Trip Type: Independent travel
  • Tour Agency Code: -
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