Cyclades islands

7 Days Itinerary

1st Day: Athens – Kea

2nd Day: Kea- Mykonos

3rd Day: Mykonos- Delos- Paros

4th Day: Paros- Santorini

5th Day: Santorini- Sifnos

6th Day: Sifnos- Serifos

7th Day: Serifos- Kythnos

8th Day: Kythnos- Athens

14 Days Itinerary

1st Day: Athens – Kea

2nd Day: Kea- Syros

3rd Day: Syros- Tinos

4th Day: Tinos- Mykonos

5th Day: Mykonos- Delos- Paros

6th Day: Paros- Naxos

7th Day: Naxos- Schinoussa- Iraklia

8th Day: Iraklia- Ios

9th Day: Ios- Santorini

10thDay: Santorini- Folegandros

11thDay: Folegandros- Milos

12thDay: Milos- Sifnos

13thDay: Sifnos- Serifos

14thDay: Serifos-Kythnos

15thDay: Kythnos- Athens

Cyclades places

Kea

Despite the proximity with Attica, she retains a vivid, natural and unspoiled character with hilly countryside, deeply cut coves and quiet beaches. It has a picturesque capital with ceramic-tile roofed houses, cobbled streets, arched passages, steps and squares and nice seaside villages. Kea has one of the best system of walking paths and the largest oak forest in Cyclades. You can visit Vourkari a small village with many traditional taverns, bars and small shops, the four city-states of the ancient times: Ioulis, Karthaia, Koressia, Poiessa, the monastery of Panagia Kastriani (18th century) to the northeast which is built on precipitous rocks. In its waters lies the wreck of the Britannic, sister ship to the Titanic, a favorite destination for diving enthusiasts.

Syros

Syros is the administrative center of Cyclades with an outstanding culture and rich maritime tradition. Ermoupoli, the capital of the island distinguishes for the Venetian mansions as its architecture is more medieval than Cycladic and the impressive neoclassical buildings such as Apollo theatre and Town Hall. The authentic and traditional villages, the orthodox and catholic churches, the inaccessible beaches, the sea breeze and the magical nature scenery make Syros one of the most attractive destinations. The caves, the well-hidden secret of the island and dive into their “virgin” waters are passing through steep beaches. It is an island that always hosts great artistic events such as operas, theatrical performances, musical events, summer cinema screenings as well as exhibitions of great artists. Nightlife includes romantic bars with sea view and many night clubs.

Tinos

Widely known as Holy Greek Island for the orthodox church PANAGIA (VIRGIN MARY) considered the protector of the country, with a miraculous icon inside. The town with the holy spirit is quite impressive with the neoclassical mansions at the waterfront. The most traditional villages are located in the inland and they are famous for the picturesque architecture. Pyrgos is the most characteristic village of Tinos with a long tradition in marble carving. The art of painters and sculptors are some of the mysteries of the island. Travelling across the island, you can visit Byzantine monasteries, dovecotes, secluded beaches. The calm and sandy beaches are ideal for relaxing. It is characterized for the nature beauty, the ancient heritage, the architecture, sculpture, folklore and tradition with the vivid nightlife.

Mykonos

Mykonos is the island of wild contrasts, for her cosmopolitan flair has won an international acknowledgement. It is always in wait of the nightlife fanatic! The picturesque Cycladic architecture, the typical windmills and the popular known for “summer parties and bars” beaches makes its famous and unique. The town ideally designed, it seems, as the unique tourist spot for all kinds of holiday aspirations and different life styles. You can walk along the narrow streets, see the sunset from the Little Venice and enjoy the exciting nightlife in stylish restaurants, charming cafés and many dance bars and clubs.

Delos

The Holy island dedicated to Apollo, God of light. It was a major religious center during 1st millennium B.C. It is the mythological birthplace of God Apollo and Goddess Artemis. Remains of ancient temples, sanctuaries, the Market Place, the Theatre, houses with mosaics and iconic Terrace of Lion statues are all sights to be visited. The Archaeological Museum displays statues excavated from the site.

Paros

Paros is one of the most distinctive islands of Cyclades. It is well known for the golden beaches, the fertile plains filled with olive groves, the hibiscus flowers, the rose gardens, the geraniums, the pine trees. It is well known for her history dating back to prehistoric times, her monasteries, her blue domed-chapels and the seemingly ceaseless night life. The Parian traditional villages, particularly Parikia with hidden alleyways, Naoussa with idyllic beauty and nightlife and Lefkes with Byzantine road are perfect samples of Cycladic architecture, with whitewashed houses and paved streets. You must visit Panagia Ekatontapiliani, a landmark Byzantine church from the 4th century A.D. or Kolimbithres a beach where naturally sculpted rocks form swimming coves or Pounta for kite-surfing.

Naxos

Naxos is the largest island in Cyclades and it is one of the most beautiful among the Greek Islands. The viewing of several ancient ruins and medieval structures, from the famous Portara to the ancient temple of Dimitra and the medieval Venetian Castle in the old city section of the capital is highly recommended. It combines sandy beaches, secluded spots, beautiful walking wander routes, rolling green hills and valleys and mountainous beauty with traditional villages with impressive neoclassical houses, historical sites, clusters of Byzantine churches, medieval towers. The rich and lively personality of the island is present throughout the numerous restaurants, discos and bars, the local delicacies or activities such as cycling, mountain bikes, walking tours, 4x4 drive beach sports, wind surfing.

Schinoussa

Schinoussa is a tiny but beautiful island. This island is perfect for calm, alternative vacations. The wild landscape with low green hills and small valleys between them, the isolate beaches with their sand sparkling under the hot sun, the relaxing atmosphere make it an ideal destination in Cyclades. The entire island is part of the program Natura 2000, as it hosts many endemic plants and is an important migratory station for many birds.

Iraklia

Iraklia is a small and unspoiled island, an ideal place for anyone seeking tranquility. It enchants with the superb views offered by its mountainous footpaths, the variety of its coastline and its own, unique sights. It is an unforgettable experience to walk through the maze of narrow cobbled streets, white washed facades of unsystematically built houses and churches, continuous whitewashed square, low buildings which have been built in harmony with the land. The untouched beaches offer quiet and relaxation, with many alternative options for walks and exciting exploration, swimming in crystal-clear waters, diving in wonderful settings.

Ios

The popular island which attracts an ever ending number of youths from all the world. It is well known as the party island with the endless fun and vibrant nightlife. It is also famous for the deserted white sand covered beaches like Mylopotas with the beach bars and water sports, or the pristine bay of Manganari on the south of the island, where swimming in its crystal waters is an experience, the charming traditional village Chora, built in an amphitheatre-like manner on the slope of a hill, on the top of which there are ruins of a mediaeval castle, white little houses descending the hills, picturesque arcade-covered alleys, the twelve windmills, churches and light blue domes.

Santorini

Anything that might be written about Santorini is nothing compared to what the visitor will face! On approach, it seems like a mountain covered in snow, as the sparkling white house spread on the fringe of the steep rocks to form the three areas: Oia, Fira and Pyrgos. It was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the world and what remains today is a submerged volcano and a caldera. Amazing villages has been constructed on the edge of this caldera, with Cycladic architecture and breathtaking view to the sea. Apart from the fabulous caldera villages, it is one of the most romantic destinations, famous for the unique sunset. You will be overwhelmed by the surrounding natural beauty, the numerous sites, rich collections of a variety of different ancient civilisations as well as the vivid night life. Venture into its seaside treasures and enjoy deep blue waters and beaches with white, red or black sand or volcanic pebbles, spectacular rock formations and impressive lunar landscapes, Santorini is a pearl of the Aegean.

Folengadros

Folegandros is a barren rocky island with an authentic character. The small Chora located on the edge of a cliff with gorgeous view to the sea has a unique center of three squares with green trees and narrow streets with bougainvilleas and hibiscus. The white houses have multi-colored doors and windows, timeless creations of the traditional Cycladic architecture. The church of Panaghia , on the top of a hill offers a nice walk and a magnificent view of the Chora and of the west coast. Folegandros is an island combining the nature beauty with a relaxing atmosphere, hospitality, the untouched beauty of its beaches, the luminous blue of its waters, and the unadulterated style of its architecture.

Milos

The volcanic island with spectacular geological and rock formations presents an impressive coastal morphology and diversity. Chora is adorned with beautiful churches, the Catholic Church, Museums such as the Folk Art and the Archaeological Museum, where also a replica of the masterpiece of Aphrodite of Milos is kept. Adamantas, built like an amphitheatre overlooking the Aegean, is the second biggest natural harbor in Greece and is quite famous for its frenetic nightlife. Highlights of the island are spectacular rocky caves with crystal clear waters, the multitude of thermal springs, the small colorful houses by the sea, the so-called “sýrmata”, the Catacombs of Tripiti and the mystical Sulfur Mines.It has more than 75 small and big white- yellow beaches of crystal, deep blue waters, bays with pebbles surrounded by stones, and white, red, yellow or black rocks. It is ideally suited for outdoor activities such as sea-kayaking, scuba diving, sailing, mountain bicycling, trekking, swimming and windsurfing in the island's protected bay, one of the largest and safest natural harbors in the Mediterranean.

Kythnos

Kythnos is an unspoiled Cycladic island. Loutra is famous for its thermal springs and is worth visiting the Kakavos, where the hot springs are bubbling, the Agrokipeio, which is an area full of cypress and eucalyptus trees. Hora is an authentic and simple white washed place with a few taverns and cafes. Driopida is the traditional village with stone houses and paved streets. Merihas is the harbor of the island with many scenic taverns, restaurants, bars, coffee shops. Panagia Kanala named after the patron saint of the island is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the Cyclades. Kolona beach, a narrow strip of heavenly sand is surrounded by the sea creating two independent beaches. The deep blue, limpid waters and the uniqueness of the landscape justify its description as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean. It is a quiet island ideal for relaxing, beautiful hiking trails and swimming in crystal clear waters.

Serifos

Serifos the iron island is embraced by the blue colors of the Aegean Sea. Chora town is built amphitheatrically on a rocky hill commanding the island from the top. It is one of the most elegant Cycladic towns. It will be more than worthwhile to walk through it and discover all the hidden treasures, narrow streets with colorful houses, coats of arms and the castle at the top of the hill. The locals have respected the Cycladic architectural tradition by building white and blue houses making the islands towns and villages all the more wonderful. The monastery Taxiarches dating back to the 17th Century with restored post byzantine icons and wooden temple is the most religious center of Serifos. Livadaki, Agios Sostis, Megalo Livadi and Ganema are among the most beautiful and magnificent beaches in Serifos. Rocky, pebbly, sandy beaches accompanied by crystal blue waters. Feel the nature and taste the uniqueness of the island.

Sifnos

Shades of blue are the prevailing colors here in Sifnos. The characteristics of the island include a tradition in ceramic and pottery production, tasty pastries and various pies. The capital extends over three hills and usually is the starting point for walks and treks using the many mule-tracks and other paths criss-crossing the island. Her unique traditional villages proportionately spread throughout, almost join to form an extension of the calm sandy beaches. There's more than plenty to see: sparkling and colorful houses with narrow paved streets, stone houses and great sea view, especially in the area of Castro, light blue domes, churches with precious frescoes, dove cots, the Archeological and Folklore Museums, and naturally the ceramic workshops. Vivid nightlife and numerous taverns serving local delicacies, among which "revithada: - roast chick peas - is the most characteristic, guarantee the best of memories.