Greek Island Hopping Off-The-Beaten-Path: Naxos and Paros

Greek Island Hoping Off-The-Beaten-Path Itinerary - Paros, Greece

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Here are some of the experiences our clients have enjoyed during this trip. All activities can be customized to match our clients’ preferences. Grab a FREE CONSULTATION here to start planning your trip.

Day 1 – Arrival in Athens

Welcome to Athens and the Greek islands!

You are met on arrival and taken to your hotel. Depending on your arrival, enjoy a free afternoon exploring the city or a nice meal underneath the Acropolis.

Athens, Meal with a view

Day 2 – Sailing to Paros

Transfer to the port of Piraeus, board the boat and enjoy the amazing views across the Aegean.

Passing many rocky islands as you make your way to the beautiful islands of Paros, with its traditional sugar cube buildings, many great beaches, countless bars and nightclubs!

Paros is a well-known party island and at the same time has so much to offer. Picturesque villages and beautiful scenery, local vineyards for the wine lovers, cultural experiences for the in-depth travelers!

Whether you are looking for a buzzy holiday or a peaceful vacation, Paros certainly has it!

Greek Island Hoping Off-The-Beaten-Path Itinerary - Paros, Greece

Day 3 – Paros at leisure

Enjoy a full day to discover the island. Swim in the clear blue water of Kolymbithres, eat fresh fish at the seaside village of Naoussa or perhaps take a short 30min ferry to the nearby island of Antiparos.

Greek Island Hoping Off-The-Beaten-Path Itinerary - Paros, Greece

Day 4 – Day tour from Paros to Mykonos

Visit with us the gems of Cyclades. First Delos, the sacred island of the ancient Greeks, with its unique archaeological monuments and then the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos.

Archaeological buffs and lovers of legends can’t miss a trip to the sacred island of Delos, the archaeological jewel of the Cyclades.

You can see firsthand where the ancients lived and clamber over the ruins they left behind. Held sacred as the mythological birthplace of Apollo, Delos was at the heart of the ancient world as an important religious and commercial center, reaching its zenith in the Hellenic period around the 5th century BC.

Standouts include the Sanctuary of Apollo Temple and the Terrace of the Lions. The remains of private houses surround the semicircular theater, and the site includes several agoras, monuments, sanctuaries and temples. You can see finds from the excavations at the Archaeological Museum of Delos, including the original lions from the much-photographed Terrace of the Lions.

Another must-do is the climb up nearby. Kythnos for views over the island, sea and site.

Then head to Mykonos and explore the island by Jeep Safari! See the hidden corners of the island of Mykonos many of them inaccessible unless by jeep.

Enjoy breathtaking views, rural areas, beautiful beaches and the unique feeling of driving in a jeep! The tour takes you along the coast to Houlakia Beach and from there up to the lighthouse.

Afterward, you will drive through the area of Marathi, Fragma, past the dam to Panormos Beach. Then you will drive to the area of Ano Mera where there will be a stop at Paleokastro, to view the ruins of a Venetian Castle. You’ll explore the area around Ano Mera with its agriculture and the nearby old abandoned mine.

After you’ll head to the beautiful beach Kalo Livadi, you will have leisure time for lunch and swimming.

From there you’ll head back to Mykonos Town (Chora), finishing off with a photo opportunity at the old castle above the town.

Mykonos by yacht - Luxury Greece Itinerary

Day 5 – Sailing to Naxos

Farewell to Paros island as we sail to Naxos.

Naxos is the largest of the Greek Islands of the Cyclades. It is the nuptial isle of the god Dionysus and has the highest mountain of the group, Mount Zas. The island was for many centuries under the rule of the Venetians and Marko Sanudo.

Explore the Venetian town and the many picturesque villages, see the fertile valleys and taste the local agricultural products, enjoy the sandy beaches and for the restless, why not follow one the many hiking paths the island has to offer.

Day 6 – Naxos at leisure

Free day on this beautiful island: explore the landscapes and Ancient temples or just relax by one of the numerous sandy beaches.

Greek Island Hoping Off-The-Beaten-Path Itinerary -Naxos, Greece

Greek Island Hoping Off-The-Beaten-Path Itinerary -Naxos, Greece

Day 7 – Day tour from Naxos to Santorini

Join us for a day trip to the unique island of Santorini. Sailing the blue waters, enjoying the stunning view of the island.

By a comfortable coach with a private guide, we visit the beautiful villages of Fira and Oia with their wild panoramic view and then the black beaches of Santorini.

Santorini view over Caldera in Oia

Day 8 – Return to Athens

Take the ferry back to Athens.

On arrival at the port, you are met and transferred to your hotel, for your last night in Athens.

Take the opportunity to check out the Athenian nightlife. There is always a wide variety of things to do and enjoy in Athens.

If you have time, take a half a day Athens city tour. This tour perfectly combines the city’s highlights: the historic city center, the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum.

Your private VIP licensed guide will meet you at your hotel and begin with an introduction to the city’s history while walking towards Acropolis Hill.

Thereafter, you will visit the New Acropolis Museum, then walk through the beautiful pedestrian street of Dionysiou Areopagitou and ascend the Acropolis Hill. A breathtaking view of the city below will unfold. Upon your descent, you will walk through the historic district, where the tour ends in Athens’ oldest and most picturesque area Plaka, also known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods.”

The Parthenon in Greece

Greek Island Hopping Off-The-Beaten-Path: Naxos and Paros

 

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