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12 Day Islands of the Greek Cyclades

12 Day Hidden Gems of the Greek Cyclades
The Cyclades, a rough circle of islands in the Aegean Sea dotted with windmills and whitewashed villages, is world-famous for its natural beauty and vibrant nightlife. While Mykonos and Santorini get most of the attention, their lesser-explored-but-no-less-wondrous neighbors appeal to those seeking more peaceful escapes. The volcanic splendor, archaeological sites, and white-rock shores of rugged Milos enchant the curious; the narrow streets of Ios were built for slow strolls, and Naxos’ white wines and delicious liqueurs have enticed visitors for centuries. It should come as no surprise that these islands serve as the setting for so many Greek legends. But why settle for fables when you could write your own story?

Life unfolds at a leisurely pace in the Greek Islands, and we’ve designed this itinerary to give you all the time you need to stretch out and enjoy it. It begins in the ancient capital of Athens with a private half-day guided tour of the historic sites of classical Greece, including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Arch of Hadrian, and the Parthenon atop the Acropolis. Next, cruise to the Saronic Gulf islands of Hydra and Aegina to swim in the Aegean’s impossibly blue waters. On Milos, you’ll walk the bone-white beach of Sarakiniko and wander the cobblestone alleys of its villages en route to historic Christian catacombs, Roman ruins, and the site where the “Venus de Milo” was discovered. Quiet Ios is next, where you’ll stroll the narrow streets of Yialos and Mylopotas with a private guide before a night spent exploring the island on your own. Last stop: Naxos, the largest of the Cycladic islands and home to Byzantine churches, Venetian castles, tasty citron liqueurs, and ancient legend, all of which you’ll discover on a private tour. In keeping with the laidback nature of the Greek isles, your itinerary includes plenty of free time for relaxation and exploration, too.

Please note: This itinerary is only available from June through early September, annually.

Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard.

06/28/2023 through 12/17/2024
11/30/2018 through 12/31/2024

Day 1 Athens To Welcome
Day 2 Athens
Day 3 Athens To Milos Island
Day 4 Milos Island
Day 5 Milos Island
Day 6 Milos Island To Ios
Day 7 Ios
Day 8 Ios
Day 9 Naxos To Ios
Day 10 Naxos
Day 11 Naxos
Day 12 Naxos

11/30/18 - 12/31/24

Starting At $5,984

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