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Walking on the Greek Islands

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4.7 Based on 34 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-12409
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Athens, Greece
  • Ends Athens, Greece
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover the three islands of Naxos, Santorini and Paros
  • Gentle walks amid idyllic scenery and remote villages
  • Enjoy delicious local Greek cuisine
Starting and ending in Athens, the tour "Walking On The Greek Islands " is a guided trekking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Piraeus, Rafina, Fira and 5 other destinations in Greece. "Walking On The Greek Islands " is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

The Greek islands have much more to offer than most would think: archaeological treasures, history, culture, dramatic landscapes overlooking an azure coloured sea, and, of course, delicious food. Our week starts on the beautiful island of Naxos, before heading to Santorini and Paros. Exploring the irresistible island of Santorini on foot will certainly be the highlight of our week. Hopping from one wonderful island to the other, we enjoy a relaxed week of gentle walks through picturesque villages, lush valleys, and sandy beaches. 
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Athens; to Rafina and overnight.
  • Day 2: Morning ferry to Naxos; afternoon explore the town and visit the Temple of Apollo.
  • Day 3: Walk through the Tragea Valley in the heart of the island, from Halki to Melanes, visiting the ancient statue of Kouros.
  • Day 4: Afternoon ferry to Santorini; afternoon explore Fira.
  • Day 5: Walk along the caldera from Fira to Oia.
  • Day 6: Free time in Santorini. Afternoon ferry to Paros.
  • Day 7: Walk the ancient paths in the heart of Paros, from Lefkes to Prodromos and the coastal villages of Marpissa and Pisso Livadhi.
  • Day 8: Ferry transfer to Piraeus; end Athens.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts
Transport
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Arrival & departure transfers
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel Insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.7 - Excellent
Based on 34 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 29 2019
5 - Excellent
Perfect introduction to Greek islands
I had never been to Greece before and decided that this trip might be a good place to start. I wasnt disappointed. It was well organised with walks of just the right distance and variety for me and in good company. All hotels... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 03 2019
5 - Excellent
Fantastic Week
A really enjoyable, relaxing trip. Accommodation was excellent in all places, our guide Cecile was fantastic, Greek food is wonderful, and the walks were brilliant. Everything was well organized. I hadn't been to the Greek... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 21 2019
4 - Very Good
Walking on the Greek islands
I really enjoyed the holiday. Our guide Cecile was excellent and really made for a lovely trip in terms of looking after us and recommending and arranging meals at local restaurants. The accommodation was very good.My only... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On May 03 2019
4 - Very Good
Brillian introduction to Greece!
Had an amazing holiday island hopping with Thanos as our inspiring leader. The three islands were so different in character to each other (Naxos = relaxed/laidback / Santorini = busy/picture postcardish / Paros = picturesque... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking on the Greek Islands tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 07 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 December 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Walking on the Greek Islands tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Walking on the Greek Islands tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
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