- Combine three iconic islands of the Cyclades in beautiful, secluded accommodation
- The itinerary includes a private tour of the ancient site of Delos, a drive to Paros, and a view of Santorini from within.
- Private transfers, Concierge and great locations are all part of our service
- Customise your trip with a break in Athens, a cruise around Antiparos or an introductory kitesurfing lesson
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Your Cycladic Journey
Ferry crossings and private transfers have been pre-arranged to minimise the need to organise travel on the ground. For lovers of historic architecture, we recommend that you book one of our private guides who will reveal the myths of ancient Greece at the archaeological sites of the Acropolis in Athens or Delos, just off Mykonos.
Highlights: MykonosBeautiful by day and wild by night,
Traditional and Natural - ParosParos, the third largest island in the Cyclades, was, in ancient times, the centre of Cycladic civilisation. Hailed the Mother of the Arts, the island's pure marble quarries have given us the most famous masterpieces of ancient sculpture. The modern traveller can still appreciate its peaceful harmony today. Between orchards and olive groves, vineyards and windmills, coastal villages proudly display their white walls which are so iconic for this part of the world. Travel around the island in search of archaeological remains and jasmine-flowered houses in cobbled alleyways.
Romantic and scenic - SantoriniAn island which as a long-established sense of prestige amongst the islands of the Cyclades. Its whitewashed villages cascade down the edge of the volcanic crater. As you look up from the alleyways, you will discover breathtaking views of cliffs with multicoloured layers of lava, ash and pumice. The island, the romantic and stunning hilltop counterpart of Mykonos, combines the tranquility of island life with unprecedented landscapes shaped by consecutive volcanic eruptions. With its sunsets on the caldera and its flowery alleyways, Santorini is a tribute to love.
Flight to Mykonos
Upon arrival, take a private transfer and spend three nights in a hotel that blends into the island's arid landscape perfectly, located on one of the best beaches in the south and slightly set back from the bustle of the town. Some of the rooms have terraces with private pools, and offer magnificent sunsets. In addition, the thalassotherapy centre (which uses seawater as a form of therapy) is there to relax the muscles and soothe the mind.
The itinerary includes a private visit to the island of Delos. This sacred island - which is only 1.35 square miles - is currently uninhabited and offers a sharp contrast to its busier neighbour Mykonos. The island owes its sacredness to the legend of Apollo - son of Zeus and Leto - who is claimed to have been born here. Like Delphi, Delos was one of the main Panhellenic shrines dedicated to the Gods. Today, it is an iconic testimony to the civilisations of the Aegean world and their traditions. The Delia festival has been celebrated here every four years since 422 BC. It includes sports competitions, dances, theatre and banquets, and was one of the main events in Greece at that time.
Things to do and enjoy - Sip a glass of ouzo as you watch the sunset; go to the outdoor cinema; bathe at Agios Stefanos and Psarou Beach; laze under the eucalyptus trees in the village of Ano Mera; meditate in the Tourliani Monastery.
Mykonos - Paros
Private transfer to the port of Mykonos and boat crossing to Paros Island. Upon arrival, pick up your car and spend four nights in a charming little location, a calm oasis. The rooms are all situated around the swimming pool and open out over the bay. The contemporary interior is subtly decorated in white, ivory and linen tones. Kolymbithres Beach and the city of Naoussa are just a short drive away.
A few days here will give an insight into Paros and its various facets. The favourite destination for windsurfers is on the island's east coast, with strong Meltemi winds that blow all summer long. In the capital of Parikia, you can visit the Byzantine Church of 100 Doors and the small fishing port of Naoussa, where you can sit at the water's edge.
Option - A private kitesurfing course and a cruise around Antiparos.
Paros - Santorini
Private transfer to the port and ferry to the island of Santorini. You'll get a warm reception followed by a private transfer and two nights' accommodation in a hotel perched on a cliff between sky and sea. The walls are lime-washed whilst the interior boasts robust colours - and all this against the backdrop of the deep blue Aegean Sea. The view of the sea and Skaros rock from your room is simply stunning. The swimming pool seems to overflow into the vastness of the bay, and this alone promises a fabulous stay.
Things to do and enjoy Take to the sea for a view of the island; enjoy sweets and biscuits on the terrace of a café; join a celebration at the Saint Catherine monastery; sail to the volcanic islands of Nea Kameni and Thirassia; take a walk through the white and flowered streets of Fira; stroll in the shaded streets of the villages of Monolithos, Messaria and Vothonas; visit the medieval fortress of Emborio and the archaeological museum.
The itinerary includes an exploration of the island with a private guide. With spectacular views created by a tremendous volcanic eruption, the island lies around an impressive sea crater. The tour can be personalised according to individual tastes and is accompanied by a guide. Something not to miss out on is the village of Pyrgos - built in the 15th century by Venetians - and its castle, which is one of the most well-preserved on the island; and the archaeological site of Akrotiri, one of the largest prehistoric sites in the Aegean Sea. Complete your exploration with a tasting of island wines.
Santorini - Return flight
Private transfer to the airport and return flight.
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EXPLORE ANTIPAROS ISLAND ON A CRUISE IN A TRADITIONAL CAIQUE FISHING BOAT
Antiparos, with its wild and diverse landscapes, is just a little over a mile away from Paros. On the east coast, facing Paros, there are beautiful sandy beaches, while the west coast offers beautiful coves nestling at the foot of steep cliffs. Unlike other islands in the Cyclades, agriculture is still very much alive in Antiparos, where vineyards alternate with olive and fig trees. On board a traditional caique fishing boat, you can switch between sailing and swimming in crystal-clear waters.
INTRODUCTION TO KITESURFING IN PAROS
Located on Paros' west side, Pounda offers the easiest conditions to learn kitesurfing. The lesson is your chance to try the sport safely on the beach with a qualified instructor. Suitable for anyone, you can learn the main techniques and quickly get out to enjoy that first feeling of being pulled along in the water.
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