Itinerary Highlights

  • Take a boat trip around the island of Folegandros to discover caves, reefs and snorkelling spots
  • Join a certified dive instructor to get up close with Aegean marine life
  • Receive a cookery lesson from a local Greek chef with freshly grown ingredients
  • Taste fine Cycladic vintages with a wine and cheese tasting session

What's Included

  • Accommodation Throughout
  • International Flights
11 nights
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
The Inspiring Travel Company Team
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There are few places that rival the Greek islands for beauty and variation. With this itinerary, you will journey from the ancient city of Athens to some of the Aegan Sea’s most well-hidden gems. Leaving the mainland either by ferry or helicopter, you’ll stop over in luxury accommodation as sail between the islands of Folengandros, Paros and Naxos. Along your way, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some quintessentially Greek experiences, such as exploring sea caves, pottering among picturesque towns and tasting authentic cuisine.  

Ideal for anyone who loves the unrivalled Grecian charm, speak to our Travel Specialists if you’d like to tailor this tour to your own requirements.

Itinerary

Take a deep breath of refreshing sea air and let the relaxation begin as you make your way to the stunning island of Folegandros via a 4hr 30min ferry or 45-minute helicopter ride from Athens. You will check in at the Ameni Hotel, an alluring site consisting of 12 independent maisonettes that overlook the shimmering Aegean Sea and traditional Cycladic white stone buildings that populate Folegandros. Accommodation: Ameni Hotel
Spend the day immersing yourself in the leisurely local atmosphere and sumptuous traditional flavours of Folegandros. Take in spectacular sights, starting at the church of Panagia, one of the most beautiful churches of its era in all of Greece, then to the folklore museum with its traditional Themonia farmhouse, and complete your exploration at the unique and authentic Kastro (castle) of Hora village that will transport you back in time. Accommodation: Ameni Hotel
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Aegean Sea on a blissful boat tour around the circumference of the island, making several stops at incredible caves, reefs, and beaches that are inaccessible by car. Enjoy incredible snorkelling and swimming, astonishing views, and insightful discussions about the history of Folegandros, its geology, and its plethora of vibrant marine life. Accommodation: Ameni Hotel
Set sail for the splendid shores of Paros on a leisurely 3hr 30min ferry from Folegandros. Check into either the illustrious Yria Boutique Hotel & Spa, found nestled amongst an oasis of vineyards, trees and wildlife within the beautiful bay of Parasporos, or the decadent Summer Senses, the largest and most luxurious hotel on the island, which is set above the famous Punda beach. Accommodation: Yria Boutique Hotel & Spa, Summer Senses
Departing from Paros to take in some of the most stunning natural landmarks in the local area, this fascinating cruise is a must. Traveling to the south-west of the island you’ll discover the sea caves of Tripiti, before continuing to a sensational lagoon formed by the small islands of Tigani, Panteronisi, and Glaropounta, and then heading south to the sea caves of Antiparos, and majestic coves of Despotiko. Accommodation: Yria Boutique Hotel & Spa, Summer Senses
As you glide over the waves on an expertly crewed boat you will be invited to discover the secrets and mysteries that lay in wait beneath the surface of the crystalline blue sea. Take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a certified dive instructor in getting up close and personal with the cornucopia of marine life and immense under-water vistas of the Aegean Sea. Accommodation: Yria Boutique Hotel & Spa, Summer Senses
Savour the authentic taste of Greece and receive cookery lessons from a deeply knowledgeable local chef. Sample wines, juices, and other delicious refreshments while you prepare traditional Greek dishes from local ingredients that have been grown in a private garden. There is no better way to experience the gastronomic delights of Paros than this. Accommodation: Yria Boutique Hotel & Spa, Summer Senses
Decamp from Paros and make for the stunning shores of Naxos on a short 45min ferry, or a luxurious hour-long cruise on a private yacht. Once you’ve checked-in to your stunning villa from the Naxian Villa Collection, you’ll find an artful blend of sophistication; relaxed island hospitality; and astonishing views of Naxos town, its castle, and gorgeous beaches that can be easily reached by foot. Accommodation: Naxian Villa Collection
Discover what it takes to prepare a traditional Greek meal and receive centuries’ worth of familial culinary knowledge by taking part in cooking classes in an authentic Kaloxylos home. Once your stomach is full you can visit the old capital of Naxos and find the best weavers on the island who will impart the secrets of classical textile production. Accommodation: Naxian Villa Collection
Choose your favourite locations on the beautiful island of Naxos and formulate your own bespoke day plan. Enjoy a leisurely meander around the island taking in the splendour of Naxos while sampling some of the most famous Greek-Naxian dishes that have been specially prepared to your own personally selected palette of tastes. This is the best way to get to know the island. Accommodation: Naxian Villa Collection
Bring your island-hopping adventure to a close with an indulgent personal wine tasting session featuring only the finest Cycladic vintages. As the Cycladic land has always been considered a paradise for lovers of wine and cheese, this is sure to be an unrivalled experience that will live long in the memory and on the taste buds. Accommodation: Naxian Villa Collection
Say goodbye to the delightful shores of Naxos and the Cycladic islands that have been your home during this unforgettable trip. Gather up your cherished memories of hopping around these idyllic isles and make the return journey to Athens via a gentle 4hr 30min ferry or 40min direct plane.
Peter S

Peter S

All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist

Greek Island-Hopping Tour

11 nights
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
The Inspiring Travel Company Team
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