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Greek Cyclades Voyage

Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews
Private tour to Greece

Treat yourself with an unforgettable holiday in sun-kissed Greece, a land of myths, the birthplace of democracy, and a treasury of historical sights! Reveal the secrets of the breathtaking Cyclades island group, while staying in the remarkable hotels and enjoying extensive sightseeing tours, covering all the "must-sees" of the region.

Greek Cyclades Voyage

10 days5 cities
Greece1 country
Private tour to Greece
From
$3,420
Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews

Treat yourself with an unforgettable holiday in sun-kissed Greece, a land of myths, the birthplace of democracy, and a treasury of historical sights! Reveal the secrets of the breathtaking Cyclades island group, while staying in the remarkable hotels and enjoying extensive sightseeing tours, covering all the "must-sees" of the region.

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Athens, Greece

Athens

first destination

Marvel at the exceptional cultural and architectural heritage, as well as unique landscapes, while strolling around the capital of Greece, Athens.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Athens
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Athens, the glorious capital of Greece! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to a centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip or start exploring the wonderful city on your own.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Athens City Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast in the hotel, you meet your guide and driver and make your way to Kerameikos, the largest and most prominent necropolis in Athens. Your exploration begins with walls of Athens that were built in the 5th century B.C. by Themistokles, dividing the area into two sections: the Inner Kerameikos (which was the potter's quarter of the city) and the Outer Kerameikos (home to an important cemetery and numerous funerary sculptures erected along the road towards Eleusis, leading out of town).

Afterward, you make your way to The Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hadrian's Arch (short visit). This colossal ruined temple was dedicated to Zeus, the greatest of all Olympian gods.

You then continue your tour to the Panathenaic Stadium, often referred to as Kallimarmaro (translated as "beautifully marbled"). This ancient stadium was the exact place where the first modern Olympic games were held back in 1896. Then, you make your way to the highest hill of Athens Lycabettus, which appears in various legends.

One more point on your travel agenda today is the Royal Palace and today's Parliament, with the elite unit known as the Evzones in their picturesque uniforms guarding the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier. Continue with a drive along Panepistimiou Avenue to get a glimpse of the beauty of the most famous Athenian Neo­Classical buildings before arriving at the Ancient Agora of Athens which is among the finest examples of classic Greek architecture that has made it to our days practically intact.

After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel and have the remaining part of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Tour of Acropolis & Ferry to Milos
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum
Transfer
Transfer
Boat ride
Boat ride

This day is devoted to exploring one of the most iconic places in entire Greece, marvelous Acropolis. After breakfast in the hotel, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and start a 4­-hour private walking tour.

You begin with a walk through Dionisiou Areopagitou Street which one of the most impressive streets of Athens, offering a spectacular view of Acropolis's southern slope, where some of the most significant monuments stand. You enter the archeological area of the Acropolis on the southern slope to avoid the crowds, and just to your right is the most ancient theater of the world, the glorious Theater of Dionysus.

Your next stop is the Odeion of Herodes Atticus, and before reaching the highest point in Acropolis, you pass through the unique Beule Gate that's part of the Roman fortifications of the Acropolis. Moreover, you get to see the Temple Of the Athena Victory (often called the Temple of Athena Nike), this small, elegant, Ionian, amphiprostyle temple was built by the architect Callicrates back in 426­-421 B.C. in commemoration of the victory of the Greeks against the Persians.

Then you reach the Propylaea - one of the masterpieces of classical architecture. Another highlight of the day is seeing the Temple of Erechtheion, built from 420­-406 B.C. at the holiest site of the Acropolis, where the goddess Athena planted the olive tree, her sacred symbol.

Climbing down the Acropolis hill you reach the New Acropolis Museum which is among the most important contemporary works of architecture in Athens (entrance ticket included). The last level (The Parthenon room) has the dimensions and the direction of the Parthenon, and it is been rotated by 23 degrees in relation to the rest of the building so that the visitors would have an immediate view of the monument.

After the tour, you return to your hotel, grab your bags, check out, and meet your private driver who takes you to the Piraeus Sea Port for a short ferry ride to the Milos Island. Upon arrival at a city port, Adamas, you have a transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.   

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

ferry
Athens
Milos
4 hrs

Get ready for an exciting journey onboard a modern ferry. Enjoy the breathtaking views as you go through the Aegean Sea and don't miss a chance to take advantage of the amazing photo opportunities along the way. 

Milos, Greece Hub Gallery

Milos

second destination

This beautiful volcanic island boasts jaw-dropping views and an unparalleled cultural heritage as it was the place where the world-famous sculptures of Venus de Milo, Asclepius of Milos, Poseidon, and Apollo were found.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Milos Full-Day Tour & Catacombs of Milos
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

Next morning after breakfast, you meet with your local guide and go on a fantastic full-day tour of Milos Island. Your first stop is one of the most impressive sites in Greece, the Papafragkas cave. This wonder of nature once was a hidden cove of pirates and now is one of the most amazing tourist attractions on the island. Swimming in the warm crystal-clear waters of the cave is an unforgettable experience and a fantastic way to start your Milos exploration.

Then, you proceed to the most popular photoshoot site of the island, the jaw-dropping Sarakiniko Beach. It seems like this amazing place just can't belong to our planet, its landscapes seem more like a setting for a Sci-Fi movie. The recipe for its out-of-this-world landscapes is very simple. The strong winds from the north, always-present waves, and the beautiful grey volcanic rock formations. After the Sarakiniko Beach, you visit a charming town of Plaka for lunch and enjoy a nice walk along its lovely narrow streets and hills.

After that, you proceed to one more significant historical and archeological site of the island, the wonderous Catacombs of Milos, dating back to the 1st-5th century. Despite an impressive age, the catacombs are considered to be among the best-preserved catacombs in the world and are believed to be the 3rd greatest pre-Christian structure! Interestingly, one of the most famous ancient statues, the Venus de Milo, was found in the Catacombs of Milos in 1820.

When the tour of catacombs is over, you set off on a return journey. On the way back to Adamas, you visit the local fishing village of Klima and stop for a swim at one of the scenic local beaches. Upon arrival, you have the evening free to enjoy the city on your own.

Breakfast is included.

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5-star hotel
5

Collect memories of a lifetime and enjoy your perfect vacation, staying in a stylish 5-star hotel. Offering a wide range of impeccable services, central location, and great facilities to take advantage of, the hotel provides everything a traveler can ask for a nice stay. The pictures in the gallery are examples of 5-star hotels we offer.

ferry
Milos
Santorini
2 hrs 40 min

Enjoy the jaw-dropping views of the seemingly endless Aegean Sea and its scenic islands as you travel from the beautiful island of Milos to the picturesque Santorini onboard a modern ferry. 

Santorini, Greece

Santorini

third destination

Beautifully set in the Aegean Sea, the gorgeous Greek island of Santorini is among the most prettiest ones on our planet.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Ferry to Santorini & Santorini Island Tour
Transfer
Transfer
Boat ride
Boat ride

After breakfast, you check out from the Milos hotel. Your driver takes you to the Milos port where you board a ferry, taking you to one of the most remarkable islands in Greece and the world, Santorini. This fascinating location is among the most photographed and romantic places in entire Europe.

Upon arrival at the Santorini seaport, you meet your guide and driver to enjoy a trip to the scenic cliffside villages of Firostefani, Imerovigli, and Oia. Today you have a chance to admire the famous blue domes and whitewashed buildings of the island as well as iconic postcard views of the sea. Your local guide shared with you the best places for light shopping and tells you where to find the best traditional Greek food along the way.

After the tour, you are taken to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Free Day at Santorin & Optional Tour
Free day
Free day

Today have the chance to immerse yourself in all that Santorini has to offer and explore it on your own, following to wherever your heart leads. Whether it's a local restaurant, seeking active outdoor pursuits, or unwinding on one of the numerous beaches, it's sure to be a fun-filled day. Alternatively, you can leave the joys and worries of trip planning to us and take upon a carefully arranged optional tour. 

  • Please, note: you can book a half-day wine tour. Contact your travel specialist for more details.

Breakfast is included.

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3-star hotel
3

Enjoy a memorable stay in a nice centrally located 3-star hotel. Being a blend of comfort and coziness, the hotel will make you feel at home due to its pleasant designs, a variety of services as well as an excellent value for money. The hotel's gallery contains several examples of 3-star hotels we offer.

ferry
Santorini
Ios
1 hr

Don't forget to charge your camera, because today you are going on a memorable ferry ride. All vessels going between Santorini and Ios islands are modern and very well-equipped, they provide great onboard amenities as well as amazing views during the journey. 

Ios, Greece

Ios

fourth destination

Amazing Ios is bursting with life, it's a beating heart of the Cyclades group islands. The amazing place boasts amazing authentic architecture, great beaches, and fantastic cuisine, including a traditional watermelon pie.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Departure to Ios & Half-Day Ios Tour
Transfer
Transfer
Boat ride
Boat ride
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your driver for a quick transfer to the local port. Then depart from Santorini onboard a high-speed ferry and enjoy a quick ride to Ios. Upon arrival at the Sea Port, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in, where you have a couple of hours to rest after the trip. 

After a short rest, you meet your private guide for a half-day tour of this picturesque Greek Island and its main town, amazing Chora. You begin with a nice walk around Chora and its famous windmills, the most popular spot for memorable photos on the islands (and of the most impressive photo locations in Greece).

Then you proceed to the highest point in town, the Church of Panagia Gremiotissa, built in 1797. This is believed to be the best spot to admire the outstanding panoramic views of the island and enjoy the warm breeze and hot sun of the blessed Greek region.

Your next stops are the open Odysseas Elytis Theatre, named after the Greek Noble Price winning poet, and the tomb of most famous epic poet, author of The Iliad and The Odyssey - Homer.

Finally, the last destination of your Ios tour is the impressive Palaiokastro, a scenic ruins of an ancient castle, nestled at an altitude of 275 m (900 ft) and once used to protect the wonderful island from the pirates.

After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel and have the rest of the day to enjoy the island on your own.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

ferry
Ios
Naxos
40 min

It's hard to imagine a more spectacular way to travel between the picturesque islands of Ios and Naxos than a comfortable ferry ride. Although the journey takes less than an hour, it promises some of the most scenic views in Greece as well as everything you need for a worry-free journey. 

Naxos, Greece

Naxos

fifth destination

The breathtaking island of Naxos is the biggest one of the Cyclades group. It's home to some of the most amazing landscapes in Greece, bursting with charming mountain villages, ancient ruins, and paradise beaches.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Ferry to the Naxos Island
Transfer
Transfer
Boat ride
Boat ride

The next morning after breakfast, you check out from your Ios hotel and meet your private driver and have a short transfer to the Sea Port to catch a ferry to the Naxos island, the biggest one of the largest of the Cyclades island group. Upon arrival, you are taken to a hotel for chick-in by your private driver. There is nothing planned for the rest of the day, so you are free to start exploring the island on your own or join a carefully planned optional tour. 

  • Please, note: you can book a full-day food tour to a nearby farm where you can taste delicious local cheeses and wines or a relaxing cruise around the island. Fell free to contact your travel specialist for details.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Half-Day Tour of Naxos' Villages and Temples
Day tour
Day tour
Museum
Museum
Tasting
Tasting

This morning you have breakfast and meet your private guide to start exploring the largest island of Greek Cyclades. First, you drive to Sangri Village where you visit the restored Temple of Goddess Dimitra, dating back to the 6th century BC, and the impressive museum, boasting an extensive collection of local findings.

After that, you travel to Damalas village to stop by the restored olive press and visit a traditional pottery work-shop, where you can buy interesting local souvenirs to commemorate your Greek adventure. 

Then you proceed to neoclassical village Chalki, home to the Citron distillery that opened its doors over a century ago. There, you enjoy an exciting guided tour with a memorable tasting of the famous local liqueur as its highlight. 

Your next destination is the impressive Panagia Drosiani, one of the oldest churches in the Balkans. Although the complex is rather small, its historical significance is impossible to overstate! What is more, it houses absolutely unique 6th-century frescoes. You have some time to explore the four churches of Panagia Drosiani and then proceed to explore the "marble village ” of Apeiranthos, perfect for a slow-paced stroll to admire the views and take fantastic pictures. 

The last stop for today is the village of Apollonas, famous for the unfinished Kouros statue, dating back to the 6th century BC. On the way back to your hotel, you enjoy the spectacular sights of the north-eastern coast of the island. Upon arrival, you have an evening at leisure to rest in your room after an exciting trip, explore the city on your own, or take advantage of a wide choice of local restaurants. 

  • Please, note: you can book an optional sunset cruise to enhance your Naxos travel. Feel free to contact your destination specialist for more details.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Departure from Greece
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing tour of the Greek Cyclades! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope that you enjoyed cruising the Aegean Sea and head home with a bunch of unforgettable memories. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at the remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotel;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances to the Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hadrian's Arch, Acropolis of Athens, Catacombs of Milos;
  • Standard Class ferry tickets: Athens - Milos, Milos - Santorini, Santorini - Ios, Ios - Naxos;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Convenient transfers between the destinations throughout the program;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Comprehensive tours of Athen, Acropolis, Naxos Temples;
  • Guided day tours of Milos, Santorini, Ios, and Naxos;
  • Entrance to Church of Panagia Gremiotissa;
  • Visiting the Panagia Drosiani.

What To Know

  • It's always best to bring some cash in local currency for your trip. You will need Euros for your time in Greece
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes
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