- Discover the three islands of Naxos, Santorini and Paros
- Gentle walks amid idyllic scenery and remote villages
- Enjoy delicious local Greek cuisine
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.
Day 1: Start Athens; to Rafina and overnight.
Day 2: Morning ferry to Naxos; afternoon explore the town and visit the Temple of
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.
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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.
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