Mykonos & the Cyclades islands
Day 1: Mykonos
In Mykonos, you will discover remarkable beaches, adrenaline-rich water sports, the refined local cuisine and an unprecedented bar scene, all among picturesque architecture, breathtaking views, iconic windmills and maze-like streets.
Day 2: Naxos / Antiparos
No matter how long you stay on Naxos, it is never enough. Getting a full grasp of what the island has to offer from just one visit is not easy. You, simply mentally store the things you learned about the island, retain images of its vast beaches and marble antiquities, cling on to the unique local flavors, and hope to make a swift return for more.
Antiparos, a small, anti-mainstream island, has stood its ground as an alternative offshoot to neighboring Paros, tourism-oriented and cosmopolitan with a vibrant, fancy nightlife. Significant findings from ancient times have been made on Despotiko, an uninhabited island west of Antiparos, as well as at two other neighboring virgin islands, Tsimintiri and Stroggylo. The oldest Cycladic settlement was discovered on Saliagos, an islet off Antiparos.
Day 3: Folegandros
Folegandros has long stood as a favorite summertime destination among the Athenians. This is no surprise considering the quality of its main town, one of the most striking in Greece. Kastro, a medieval-era district that makes up part of the main town and features old white houses joined wall-to-wall, is extremely impressive. Its slightly aged look is livened up by the colored window and door frames and the young locals, who like to come here and play during the afternoon hours. Simply relax and absorb the Hora’s overall magic.
Day 4: Milos
Milos is rumored to be the next luxury destination in Greek tourism. Outstanding beaches, crystal clear water and gorgeous sunsets are just some of the reasons why Milos should appear on your itinerary. The wider area around Klima is home to two ancient acropolises and along the ancient city walls, you can find the spot where a fisherman discovered the island’s most famous daughter, the statue of Venus de Milo, in 1820.
Milos is home to a dormant volcano. Its power may be experienced at Kalamos, one of the island’s oldest volcanic centers.
Day 5: Sifnos
With pretty whitewashed villages, delectable traditional foods and plenty of unspoiled sandy beaches with clean, shallow waters safe for kids, Sifnos is an ideal getaway for families seeking laid-back, tranquil holidays in a postcard-perfect setting. Chic and cosmopolitan, but at the same time decidedly familial and low-key, it’s an island perfect for long days at the beach.
Day 6: Syros
Legends, traditions and untold stories define the elegant Cycladic island of Syros. An aura of past glory surround the old, aristocratic 19th-century mansions of the Vaporia neighborhood in the main town of Ermoupolis, the narrow, steep alleys of Ano Syros and the celebrated nearby seaside settlement of Posidonia, also known as Della Grazia. This pervasive, ever-present mystery, which no travel guide can quite explain, constitutes a key element of Syros’ distinctive beauty.
Day 7: Mykonos
After enjoying the caresses of the Aegean winds in one of Mykonos’ stunning beaches, take a sunset tour to the nearby island of Delos where we will enrich our knowledge of ancient Greek history. The Cyclades islands took their name (‘kyklos’ means circle) by encircling the sacred island of Delos Unesco World Heritage Site, one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, and the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.
Day 8: Depart Mykonos
All too soon it’s time to pack your bags and be transported to the airport in plenty of time for your flight back home or to your next destination.