Nireus - 15 days / 14 nights
Athens (2 nights) - Andros (6 nights) - Tinos (6 nights)
Andros and Tinos are perfect for nature lovers. Stunning scenery and a laid back atmosphere.
The combination of Andros and Tinos is just perfect for nature lovers and for those who appreciate stunning scenery and a laid back atmosphere. These are also two of the best destinations for those who enjoy hiking.
Each island offers a different walk for every day of the week, many of which include beach access. The geography of Andros, with its year-round greenery, offers shady trails as well as open tracts. By contrast, the landscape of Tinos is more exposed, so you’ll find respite from the sun in one of the 50 or so villages dotted throughout the island. At the end of each day, you’ll find plenty of activity in the main towns of both islands (perhaps a bit more lively on Tinos).
When you factor in outstanding museums, great beaches, fun shopping, and lots of interesting sights, you have the perfect itinerary for those wishing to relax in a quiet atmosphere and enjoy authentic Greek islands that are not very touristy.
Arrival at Athens International Airport. Our representative will transfer you to your Athens hotel, where you’ll have the afternoon and evening free to do a bit of exploring. The old part of the city, the Plaka, is definitely recommended for shopping and dining. Other excellent shopping areas include Monastiraki, Ermou Street, and the chic and expensive Kolonaki section. Overnight in Athens.
Our representative will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the port of Rafina for your ferry to Andros. Upon arrival at Andros, our representative will meet you and transfer you to your accommodation. You'll have plenty of time to have your first swim and a good meal at a local taverna. Overnight in Andros.
Day 3 - 7
Days and nights on Andros to thoroughly explore this beautiful, large, quite green island. If you've pre-booked a car with us, you'll be picked up early morning to begin your explorations. The variety and scenery on Andros includes some lovely mountain villages, forested slopes, ravines and springs, majestic homes and mansions of ship owners, plus simple country houses and small dovecotes. Andros Town, the capital, has a wonderful atmosphere and several excellent museums. You’ll find plenty of walking trails and some excellent sandy beaches. 5 overnights in Andros.
After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to the port of Gavrion for your ferry to Tinos. Upon arrival at Tinos, our representative will meet you and transfer you to your accommodation. Your arrival will be around Noon, so you'll have nearly a full day to acquaint yourself with the main town or one of the many beaches on the island. Overnight in Tinos.
Day 9 - 13
You’ve plenty of time ahead of you to enjoy the very best of Tinos, with its fifty or so villages, extraordinary dovecotes, and outstanding variety of beaches. We hope that you've pre-booked a car with us, since this is the very best way to explore the island. Tinos is a treasure of art and artistry, and there are always art exhibits planned for July, August, and September. As with Andros, you’ll find plenty of walking trails, from gentle to difficult. During your time on the island, there are a multitude of activities to keep you busy, including perhaps a climb to the top of the ancient mountain capital of Exobourgo, or a morning spent in Pirgos Village wandering the marble workshops with an afternoon lunch at the tiny port of Panormos. You can even spend the day off-island visiting nearby Delos and Mykonos (highly recommended). 5 overnights in Tinos.
After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to the port of Tinos for your return ferry or high speed to Athens. On arrival, you will again be met by our Athens representative and taken to your hotel. The rest of the day and evening are free to catch up on last-minute shopping. Overnight in Athens.
After breakfast, our Athens representative will transfer you to the Athens International Airport in plenty of time for your return flight home.