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Cosmopolitan Cyclades Self Guided

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Description 7 days 6 nights

greece Period of operation :
April to October
Price
• 790€/e- mail for current price in 3 star hotel
• 880€/e- mail for current price in 4 star hotel
for less or more participants and for dates within July-August, please request for pricing
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Minimum attendance: 2 participants
Level requirements:  Relatively easy hikes and activities for beginners (3 –4 hours per day), good start for a first outdoor holiday. The walking is on a mixture of dirt tracks and well – constructed stone mule paths. Our trips are designed for active people who enjoy energetic days. We expect participants to be in good physical condition.

Description

self guided greekislands toursGreece, a country with thousands of islands each one which is own character.

Mykonos and Santorini are the most featured ones for their distinctive atmosphere, amazing beaches, sugar cubed towns, historical sites, gastronomy, night life and more.

Despite the fact that many could characterize them as crowded touristy sites no one can deny their irresistible charm and here comes our role: to try to show you the best of them, to indulge as much as this is possible to the local element to get the most of your experience by avoiding the touristy crowded mass.

The suggested itinerary starts in Mykonos and ends in Santorini however we can make changes according to your schedule.

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Itinerary

self guided greekislands toursDay 1: Arrival to Mykonos Island

Transfer from the port or airport to your hotel in Mykonos Town. Rest of the day free to explore the picturesque sugar cube town of Mykonos. O/N Mykonos.

Day 2: Delos Site & Horse-riding in Mykonos

We will take a ferry to Delos island and along with our professional guide (private) we will explore the island of Delos and its antiquities. At the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, you will see the famous Lion Avenue, the three temples of Poseidon, the stadium and the old gymnasium. View artifacts from the 6th century BC in the museum.

self guided greekislands toursDELOS is a small Island situated in the centre of the Cyclades, a few miles southwest of Mykonos.
During the Ancient Times, Delos was considered as the most important Pan-Hellenic sanctuary. Between 900 BC and AD 100, sacred Delos was a major cult centre.
According to Greek mythology, Delos was the birth place of Apollo, the god of light, and Artemis, the goddess of hunting (both children of Leto and Zeus).The myth says that Leto was pregnant by Zeus and the jealous Hera, Zeus’s legitimate wife chased her husband’s mistress away and forbade her all places on earth so that she could not find where to give birth to her children. Leto finally found a small island to give birth. Hera asked Poseidon for help and he revealed the small island. The island was called Delos, which means “revealed” because it was revealed from the waves. Delos is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. It is part of UNESCOS World Heritage List.

In the evening, we will drive inland, to Ano Mera and after a short introduction; take our horses (Attention! Maximum 9 pax) to the beach of Fokos. Upon arrival, we will relax on the beach and enjoy local cheese and wine on the beach. O/N Mykonos.

self guided greekislands toursDay 3: Mykonos Sea Kayak discovery

Another paddling experience to the most remote and hidden beauties of Mykonos. Enjoy snorkeling, hiking and of course swimming! Picnic on the beach. (Approximate duration 09:30-15:30). Enjoy your free evening in popular and cosmopolitan Mykonos alleys before reuniting with your group for dinner.

Day 4 Mykonos to Santorini and afternoon sunset hike to Oia

After breakfast we will either spend some time strolling around the town until we are transferred to the port for our ferry trip to Santorini. Transfer to our hotel in Santorini and afternoon hike to the Caldera Trail with amazing views to the volcano arriving to Oia for probably the most photographed sunset in the world. O/N in Santorini.

self guided greekislands toursDay 5 Santorini Sea Kayak: South Discovery & Akrotiri site visit

Suitable for both beginners and experienced sea kayakers that wish to explore the most beautiful beaches of Santorini, today’s route is full of views of spectacular rock formations, crystal water and lovely beaches. En route we will stop at Kambia beach for snorkeling and a light picnic. Return back to Akrotiri, where we can enjoy lunch in the seaside tavera. Sea Kayak: 6-7 miles, 4 hours (paddling time)

We will stay in Akrotiri area and visit the unique archaeological site of Akrotiri. A Minoan Bronze Age settlement, destroyed in the Theran eruption about 1500 BC and buried in volcanic ash, which helped preserving the remains of the Frescoes and many objects and artworks in great condition. Enjoy a guided tour by a professional guide who will give us all the valuable information about the site. Return to our hotel and reunite for dinner later in the evening. O/N in Santorini.

Delos self guided greekislands toursDay 6: Santorini Volcano Tour Thirasia - Oia

The first stop is on Nea Kameni, where you can discover the impressive geological phenomenon of this historical volcano, which is still active.

Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to have a mud bath in the natural warm water of Palea Kameni.

Then, you can rest, have a lunch or discover the village of Manolios by donkey on the island of Thirassia. At last, you will be sailing to the port of Oia, north of Santorini, where you can watch the famous sunset and walk to the beautiful village.O/N in Santorini.

Day 7: Santorini – End of Trip

After breakfast, we will be transferred to either the port or airport of Santorini for our next destination.

self guided greekislands toursPrice Includes

Included:

7 days/6 nights, accommodation in DBL room in 3* or 4* hotels on BB basis
Ferry tickets on economy class Mykonos – Santorini
For the hikes GPS guided roadbook
All a/m activities with all necessary equipment and transfers
Not Included:

Anything not mentioned in above program
e- mail for current priceal Insurance

What to bring

Please try to travel as light as possible. Although you do not need to carry your entire luggage while walking, you will still need to carry it over short distances. Also remember you unpack and repack on most nights. You can leave the luggage that you don’t need on the trek, at the hotel in Athens or in our offices.
• Large rucksack or hold all to contain all your luggage; waterproof liner recommended
• Good waterproof top (Gore-Tex recommended or similar) with hood.
• Thick socks for walking
• Spare shoes for the evenings (optional)
• Daypack (small rucksack, 20-40 liters) to carry picnic lunch, water bottle, cold/wet weather gear, camera, etc; straps should be strong, not too narrow and preferably padded. In wet weather, belongings should be packed in waterproof plastic bags inside the pack
• Warm clothes for the evening including spare trousers and top (fleece jackets/pullovers are warm yet light); plus optionally thermal underwear, for April  and October
• Sweatshirts or T-shirts for walking, at least one with collar and long sleeves (against sun-burn)
• Water bottle or plastic bottle (at least 1 liter)

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