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9 Days | Discover Greece's iconic Cyclades on an in-depth island adventure

4.5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews submitted.
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Let the charm of the Cyclades wash over you on a nine-day Premium island adventure in Greece. Start off in the storied city of Athens, explore the villages of Paros, uncover ancient riches in Naxos and soak up million-dollar views in Santorini. Hike a caldera, tour wineries, sample local kitron and take a cooking class with organic ingredients. Travel with a passionate local leader who’s eager to share the magic of their country as you discover fascinating histories, incredible food and welcoming locals.

Trip overview

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Start
Athens, Greece
Finish
Santorini, Greece
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Greece
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZVPI
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Taste a dazzling variety of Greek food during Exclusive Experiences, including a visit to an olive oil press museum Naxos, a cooking class complete with local kitron tasting, and an afternoon of wine tasting in Santorini at two different wineries.
  • Take a guided hike along Santorini’s legendary caldera, passing steep cliff faces and unbelievable views as you learn about the geological history of the island along the way.
  • Learn the tricks of the trade in Naxos during an Exclusive Experience – take an in-depth cooking class with a local, using organic ingredients from her garden to create regional specialties which you’ll then enjoy for lunch.
  • See Paros through the eyes of a local during an enlightening Exclusive Experience. Explore the island with an expert guide who will share insider knowledge on the island’s history and villages.
  • Soak up the beauty of Santorini from your whitewashed Feature Stay hotel, offering spacious rooms, modern amenities, an expansive swimming pool and a prime location against a scenic backdrop.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Pickpocketing can be an issue in Athens, especially on public transport. But if you keep your valuables concealed and secure while travelling on the metro or bus, you should have no problems.
  • Summer temperatures in Greece can reach up to 40°C, so you will need to be able to cope with the heat if you're visiting at this time. Please consider the time of year and your suitability to visiting during that season.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Transport

Ferry, Private vehicle, Taxi

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (6 nights), Feature Stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Athens - Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Paros - Highlights of Paros Half Day Island Tour with Local Guide
  • Naxos - Old Town Walk & Portara Visit
  • Naxos - Cooking Class at a Local Home
  • Naxos - Eggares Olive Oil Press
  • Santorini - Caldera Hike
  • Santorini - Winery Excursion & Wine Tasting
Add on activities
  • Santorini - Thira Prehistoric Museum - EUR6
  • Santorini – Black Sand Beach Umbrella and Sun Bed Rental - EUR75

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 

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Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews submitted.
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Hannah · Traveled May 2024
This trip was apart of our honeymoon and we loved every second of it! Chryssa went above and beyond to make the trip magical! Every tour was great, the excursions were fun & miss the food already!
Review submitted 10 Jun 2024

Christine · Traveled May 2024
This trip was thoroughly enjoyable, made even more so by our tour leader - Maria. I would question whether some of the hotels are Premium and include 3 days in Paros, two in Naxos and 3 in Santorini. The highlight was the cooking class in Naxos. Include extra nights in Santorini if booking this tour as it is difficult to see and enjoy everything this island has to offer with two nights and very busy days. Also enjoyed the downtime on this trip.
Review submitted 30 May 2024

Barbara · Traveled September 2023
Greece is beautiful. The Intrepid hotels were great. Maria, our guide, was energetic and helpful. Read the itinerary carefully: if you are not a beach person or a shopper, there is a lot of down time.
Review submitted 09 Oct 2023

Lynette · Traveled September 2023
The Premium Greece Cyclades Island Tour was fabulous. I highly recommend this tour.
Review submitted 09 Oct 2023

Amy · Traveled September 2023
Highly recommend using this agency. They did a great job planning and executing our trip. We will be back! Loved our tour guide, Estel.
Review submitted 12 Oct 2023
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