Cyclades

Here is a sample itinerary for one whole week around the probably most famous Greek group of islands, the Cyclades!
Whether it is Mykonos, Syros, Paros, or the small sacred island of Delos, the Cyclades are here to dazzle you with their beauty.
Feel free to contact us in order to plan your own.

Day 1 Athens – Kea / 41 miles

Day 1 Athens – Kea / 41 miles

An exceptionally picturesque island. On the south side of Nikolaos Bay - which was a pirate stronghold in the 13th c. - is the little port of Korissia, built on the side of ancient Korissia. There are remains of the ancient town walls and a Sanctuary of Apollo. The famous lion - carved from the native rock in the 6th c. BCE - can be seen just north-east of Kea town. Another highlight is the beautiful anchorage of Poleis.  Vourkari is a small bay with many traditional taverns, small shops and bars and is certainly worth a visit.

Day 2 Kea– Mykonos/ 52 miles

Day 2 Kea– Mykonos/ 52 miles

The most popular island of Cyclades Group, famous from the international jet set visitors and the celebrating atmosphere which is overarching the island. A very active night-life in combination with beautiful beaches and excellent restaurants. Chora, as the town of Mykonos is commonly known, casts its spell on the visitor with its beautiful position, scale and architecture. A little further, on a low hill, the windmills, having stood for centuries, compose a picture of unparalleled beauty in combination with red domes and bell towers of the countless churches. The shores form gulfs that penetrate deeply into the lands. The most important gulfs are the one of Panormos and Ornos.

Day 3 Mykonos– Paros/ 27 miles

Day 3 Mykonos– Paros/ 27 miles

Considered as one of the most beautiful island of the Cyclades. Three bays cut deep inland - in the west the sheltered Paroikia Bay, with the island's capital that serves as the main sailing port. In the north the bay which shelters the little town of Naoussa, which in Roman times was the island's main port for the shipment of Lychnites marble; and in the east the flat Marmara bay. Paros is also known in Greece for its ideal weather conditions for windsurfing

Day 4 Paros – Ios/ 26 miles

Day 4 Paros – Ios/ 26 miles

A small island in the heart of the Cyclades. IOS is said to be the island of youth, where young people from all over the world meet and enjoy their summers. Ios is famous for its vivid nightlife with an uncountable number of bars, cafés, clubs and restaurants and for its beaches with crystal clear water. The little port of Ios, with the domed Church of Ayia Irini (17th c.) lies in a sheltered bay on the west coast of the island. One kilometre up the fertile Kato Kampos Valley, conspicuously and picturesquely situated on the hillside, is the chief place on the island, Ios.

Day 5 Ios – Santorini/ 21 miles

Day 5 Ios – Santorini/ 21 miles

Many reasons have made this island famous worldwide. Its great wines, the international and local cuisine but most of all, the villages which are situated on cliffs and offer breathtaking view over the submerged volcano. The island also has impressive beaches with the sand of tour choice: black, red or white! Thira together with the smaller islands of Thirasia and Aspro are part of a volcanic crater, which has been engulfed by the sea. In the centre are the Kammeni islands, the cones of later volcanoes, which came into being in historical times. Hot springs and emissions of gas bear witness to continuing volcanic activity.

Day 6 Santorini – Milos/ 63 miles

Day 6 Santorini – Milos/ 63 miles

A volcanic island with spectacular geological and rock formations and exceptional beaches with turquoise waters. It has one of the best harbours in the Mediterranean, formed when the sea broke into the crater through a gap on its north-west side. Milos is famous about the colour of the sea around the island, the traditional local cuisine and its friendly people. Famous beaches of the island are Sarakiniko, Kleftiko, Ag. Kiriaki and many others.

Day 7 Milos – Serifos/ 30 miles

Day 7 Milos – Serifos/ 30 miles

Serifos is an island renowned for its excellent food and relaxed atmosphere. Most of the anchorages in the south are now used by fish farms. Moreover, apart from Livadi and the Monastery of the Taxiarchs in the north, there is much to be seen. Its highest point is Mount Tourlos with 483 m. The island's main sources of income are its modest agriculture and its open-cast iron mines, which have been worked since ancient times.

Day 8 Serifos – Athens / 70 miles

Day 8 Serifos – Athens / 70 miles

 The Capital of Greece. Within the sprawling city of Athens it is easy to imagine the golden age of Greece when Pericles had the Parthenon (the most eminet monument of the ancient Greek architecture) built. Athens is built around the Acropolis and the pinnacled crag of Mt. Lycabettus, which the goddess Athena was said to have dropped from the heavens as a bulwark to defend the city. The suburbs have covered the barren plain in all directions and the city is packed with lively taverns and bustling shops.