Naxos and Santorini island hopping
Discover two of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades in one trip: Santorini and Naxos. Santorini feels like no other place on earth: an ancient island that endured one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history. Here everything is brighter: the whitewashed cube-shaped houses, the lapis lazuli sea and the sunsets that light up the caldera.
On Naxos you explore the highest mountain of the area: Zas. From its summit you enjoy breath-taking views of olive-orchards around you that are in sharp contrast with the deep blue Aegean Sea. Naxos is an island of contrasts: on the one hand you have the lively town and beaches of Naxos town with its excitement and on the other hand there is the countryside where life is still very traditional. The steep cliffs of Santorini with layers in all colors are the result of an explosion of the Thira volcano thousands of years ago. In the flooded “caldera” of Santorini there is still volcanic activity, as you can see during your visit to the Kammeni Islands. And what better way to discover this unique landscape than on foot?
Duration8 Days I Tour Difficulty: 2 (of 5)
What is included7 nights accommodation on Bed and Breakfast basis (3 nights on Naxos, 3 nights on Santorini and 1 night in Athens); Taxi transfer Athens Airport-Piraeus or Athens Hotel-Piraeus; Roundtrip transfers on Naxos and Santorini; Taxi transfer Akrotiri-Perissa and Oia-Akrotiri on Santorini; Taxi transfer Piraeus-Athens; All necessary ferry tickets in tourist class; 24-hour telephone assistance; Detailed route description and maps in English;
What is not includedFlights; Airport arrival and airport departure transfers; Travel insurance; Admissions and entrance fees of any kind; Tips and gratuities; Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, phone calls, extra transfers etc.; Any items that have not been specifically mentioned in the program.
Best periodMay, June, July, August, September, October
Day 1. From Athens to Naxos
Day 2. Walk from Chalki to Melanes (10-19km, 3,30-7hrs, +150-400m/-150-400m)
Day 3. Walk to Mt. Zas (13-19km, +500-900m/-500-900m)
Day 4. From Naxos to Santorini
Day 5. Walk from Perissa to Akrotiri (13km, 5,30hrs, +580m/-550m)
Day 6. Walk from Fira to Oia (10,3km, 3 hrs, +300m/-400m)
Day 7. Round walk from Akrotiri and travel from Santorini to Athens (5,2km, 1,30hrs, +135m/-120m)
Day 8. Athens and departure