Athens (1 night) - Samos (3 nights) - Mykonos (3 nights) - Santorini (3 nights) -Naxos (3 nights)
Samos to Mykonos and Delos and then Naxos and Santorini.
This outstanding adventure includes five island visits to some of the most fantastic islands in the Aegean. In addition to some of the most extraordinary sights of the region, such as the Pythagorean Tunnel on Samos, the Sacred Island of Delos near Mykonos, and the Caldera of Santorini, these islands feature some of the best beaches to be found anywhere in the Mediterranean, together with amazing natural beauty and outstanding architecture.
These destinations have also been selected in combination because of the unique diversity of their history, their ambience, and their appearance. No two are alike!
Day 1: Samos (Island)
On arrival at Samos (by ferry from Kusadasi, or Piraeus, or flight from Athens, whichever has been prearranged), our representative will meet you and transfer you to your selected hotel on Samos. You'll have the day at leisure to explore your surroundings and take your first swim at one of the fabulous beaches of Samos. Overnight Samos.
Day 2 - 3: Samos (Island)
After breakfast, we suggest that you join the full-day tour of the island, one of the highlights of which is a visit to the famous Efpalinios Tunnel. The rest of day is at leisure to continue your explorations of this beautiful island. Overnight Samos.
If your holiday has not included a visit to or stay in Turkey, then we suggest that you take a day trip to Kusadasi to visit the remarkable archaeological site of Ephesus, or to spend some time shopping in the colorful bazaars. While on Samos, don't forget to try the famous wine of the island. Overnight Samos.
Day 4: Samos (Island), Mykonos (Island)
After breakfast and some last-minute shopping in the morning, you'll be transferred to the port for your ferry departure to Mykonos. You'll arrive early evening to Mykonos, and our representative will be waiting at the port to transfer you to your accommodation. There'll be plenty of time to get settled in, become acquainted with Mykonos Town, enjoy your first meal, and indulge in some of the famous Mykonos nightlife. Overnight Mykonos.
Day 5: Delos (Island), Mykonos (Island)
Transfer (or walk, depending on location of your hotel) to the waterfront of Mykonos Town, and head for the departure port for the ferry across to Delos. You'll have a guided tour of this historic Sacred Island, with time afterward for your own explorations and activities, such as climbing to the top of Mt. Kynthos. The views from the top are breathtaking. Return to Mykonos in the afternoon, and the rest of your day is at leisure. Overnight Mykonos.
Day 6: Mykonos (Island)
After breakfast, we suggest that you head to one of the many fabulous beaches of the island. If you're interested in water sports, try Kalafatis beach. If you'd like to enjoy some nude sunbathing, then visit Super Paradise. There are so many beaches to choose from, the choice will not be an easy one! Overnight Mykonos.
Day 7: Mykonos (Island), Naxos (Island)
After breakfast, our representative will pick you up from your accommodation and transfer you to the port of Mykonos for your morning highspeed boat to Naxos (via Paros). You'll have a short layover on Paros (just enough for a coffee and peek at Parikia Town) before boarding your ferry for the short trip to Naxos. On arrival, our representative will meet you at the port and take you to your accommodation. Rest of the day is free to explore the beautiful and vibrant Naxos Town. Overnight Naxos.
Day 8 -9: Naxos (Island)
Naxos is the largest of the Cycladic Islands, and the best way to experience it is with a rental car. If you've pre-booked your car with us, you'll be picked up at your hotel at a pre-arranged time, so as not to waste a minute of your precious time. Naxos is a mountainous island, with low-lying fertile plains, picturesque villages, and some of the best beaches of the Cyclades. Overnight Naxos.
After breakfast, continue your tour of the island with rental car. If you haven't yet visited the beach of Plaka (a very long stretch of fine sand), situated on the west coast of the island, try to arrange a lunch stop here. In point of fact, the entire west coast of Naxos is one long series of beaches, most with eating facilities, though Plaka is our personal favorite. Overnight Naxos.
Day 10: Naxos (Island), Santorini (Island)
After breakfast and some last-minute shopping, our representative will transfer you from your hotel to the port of Naxos for your ferry departure to Santorini. The trip takes only about 2 hours, so you'll be on Santorini in plenty of time for your first fabulous sunset. You'll be met by our agent on arrival at Santorini and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the evening is at your leisure to drink in the view of the Caldera and have your first taste of Santorini wine. Overnight Santorini.
Day 11 - 12: Santorini (Island)
After breakfast, we suggest that you acquaint yourself with the island by taking the full day tour. It's a great way to see a lot in a short period of time. In the evening, you might want to make your way to Oia village to see the sunset from that perspective. Overnight Santorini.
After breakfast, a great way to spend your day is to take the cruise to the volcano. You'll have a chance to walk on the volcano itself (rubber-soled shoes, please!), swim in the hot sulphur springs and take a mud bath, and visit the small island of Thirassia. In the evening, we suggest a dinner alongside the edge of the Caldera, a wonderful way to end your stay. Overnight Santorini.
Day 13: Santorini (Island), Athens City
After breakfast, our agent will take you from your accommodation to the port of Santorini, if traveling by ferry, or to the airport, if you have a domestic flight back to Athens. Our Athens agent will be waiting at the port, or the airport, to take you to your Athens hotel. Since Athens is such a fine walking city, you'll have the afternoon and evening free to explore some of the most interesting areas, such as Plaka, Monastiraki and Syntagma Square. Overnight Athens.
Day 14: Athens City, Athens International Airport
After breakfast, our agent will transfer you from your hotel to the Athens International Airport for your return flight home.