Greece Cultural Cyclades – Athens, Syros, Tinos & Naxos

  • 14 Days , 4 Cities
  • From $2,990
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The ancient Greeks called them Kyclades, imagining them as a circle (kyklos) around the sacred island of Delos, the site of the holiest sanctuary of Apollo. Cycladic culture is, also known as Cycladic civilization or, chronologically, as Cycladic chronology, was a Bronze Age culture (c. 3200–c. 1050 BC) found throughout the islands of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. Join us on this multi-day trip, and let us show you around Athens and the less-known yet enchanting islands of the Cyclades: Syros, Tinos, and Naxos!

Countries Visited Greece
Places Visited Athens, , Tinos
Suggested Duration 14 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours, Wine Tours, Food Tours
  • DAY 1
    The Acropolis in Athens was a fortress and military base during the Neolithic period
    The Acropolis in Athens was a fortress and military base during the Neolithic period

    Gia sas!

    Gia sas (‘Hello’ in Greek)!

    Arrive in Athens at your convenience and let our driver warmly welcome you. Once he takes you to your hotel in central Athens, check in and prepares for your first day in the capital city of Greece. Wander around the historic city center and discover some of its highlights by yourself.

    As the sun sets, enjoy your evening at a local tavern and taste delicious Greek dishes - our way to welcome you to our beloved country!

    What's included?

    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
  • DAY 2
    The Acropolis of Athens is the complete ancient Greek monumental complex
    The Acropolis of Athens is the complete ancient Greek monumental complex

    Athens - Experience the best of Athens

    The following day, experience the best of Athens in an impressive, seen-it-all tour around the historical city that will give you insight into its past and present! Follow your expert local guide and explore the sacred Acropolis hill and the modern Acropolis Museum. After having a break for lunch, continue your tour by visiting the lively Monastiraki square, the famous Syntagma Square, and many more in the comfort of your private vehicle!

    Ancient Athens:
    Athens has it all. From antiquity to modern Athens, through Venetian, Byzantine, and Ottoman influence, from gardens to markets, ruins, and island neighborhoods. See the very best and most beloved sites in one day, at a relaxed pace, with engaging and in-depth narration that will unlock centuries of myths and legends in a city that shaped Western civilization as we know it today.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 3
    Syros is the unexplored islands of the Cyclades
    Syros is the unexplored islands of the Cyclades

    Syros - Start Traveling to The Unexplored islands of the Cyclades

    It’s time to move on and go traveling to the unexplored islands of the Cyclades! On the third day, arrive at Piraeus port with your driver and catch the ferry to the first island, Syros, the island where Greek tradition and western influence blend in a harmonious way. Get transferred to your hotel in Ermoupoli and spend your free day exploring the ‘city of Hermes,’ the capital city of the island, and the Cyclades group, too.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 4
    The Dormition Of The Virgin Mary
    The Dormition Of The Virgin Mary

    Syros - Explore The ‘City of Hermes’

    A half-day tour of Syros’ highlights awaits you! Visit the majestic cathedral of St. Nicolas; marvel at the Apollon Theater, also known as ‘La Piccola Scala.’ Walk through the monumental Town Hall that rises in the middle of Miaoulis Square, the historic square of Syros. Admire the authentic icon of The Dormition Of The Virgin Mary painted by El Greco (Dominikos Theotokopoulos) at the church of Assumption and enjoy the breathtaking view from the old town of Ano Syros.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 5
    Greek salad with white cheese
    Greek salad with white cheese

    Syros - Cooking Class in the professional kitchen in Ermoupoli

    The following day, the choice is yours!
    Either take the day for yourself or opt for a cooking class in a guesthouse's professional kitchen in Ermoupoli, a 19th-century neoclassical mansion.

    With the help of a passionate cook and food lover, engage in hands-on experience and learn cooking techniques and secrets of Greek cuisine. After you prepare five traditional dishes, enjoy a Greek feast, and savor the meal in the shaded courtyard of the guesthouse.

    Please ask to make a reservation for this exciting cooking class at the time of booking.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 6
    Tinos Island is the food, hiking paths, wild landscape, and religious heritage, of Greece
    Tinos Island is the food, hiking paths, wild landscape, and religious heritage, of Greece

    Tinos - Day to relax in Tinos Island

    Today, reach the port of Syros with your private vehicle and take the ferry to Tinos, the next destination of your trip. Once you get to Tinos port, let us drive you to your hotel, where you can relax for the rest of the day.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
  • DAY 7
    Boats in Tinos, Greece
    Boats in Tinos, Greece

    Tinos - Combines Amazing Natural Scenery and Tradition

    A tour of the land of Tinos and its beautiful villages is due; a tour that combines impressive natural scenery and tradition! Through this activity, you will get the chance to visit the picturesque town of Falatados. The granite mountain of Exomvourgo is the site of a ruined Venetian fortress and town. The village of Volax, with its unique surrounding of big round rocks that give the whole landscape a lunar appearance, and the village of Tripotamos, one of the oldest ones, feature traditional architecture, stoned arches, and narrow alleys.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 8
    Tinos - Holy Church of the Virgin Mary Evangelistria at Tinos
    Tinos - Holy Church of the Virgin Mary Evangelistria at Tinos

    Tinos - Strolling Around The Town of Tinos

    Today will be free for you to get familiar with the island and its beauties.

    Tinos island is the most important Orthodox center of worship in Greece. So, while strolling around the town of Tinos, don’t forget to visit and admire the imposing church of Panagia Megalochari (the Blessed Virgin Mary). At this most significant religious monument, thousands of worshipers come every year.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
  • DAY 9
    Wine tasting in Tinos, Greece
    Wine tasting in Tinos, Greece

    Tinos - Wine tasting experience or a walking tour of the Tinos Old Town!

    Embark on a tour of your choice; a wine tasting experience or a walking tour of the Tinos Old Town! You will walk with your local guide between granite boulders on the former tour to reach a vineyard located wine tasting experience. Once you reach the vineyard, you will taste the famous wine and local delicacies in the courtyard in front of a restored old farmhouse. During the latter, your local guide will show you around the unknown side of the town and its well-kept secrets. You will discover cobblestone paths, traditional houses, old mansions, and the old road to the shops.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 10
    Night view of the town Naxos Port, Greece
    Night view of the town Naxos Port, Greece

    Naxos - The biggest and Greenest island of The Cyclades.

    Rise and shine early in the morning and continue your exploration by taking the ferry from Tinos to Naxos, the biggest and greenest island of the Cyclades. Get transferred to your hotel in the seaside village of Agios Prokopios, where you will have the rest of the day free for exploration.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Flight Flight
  • DAY 11
    Boat in Naxos Island
    Boat in Naxos Island

    Naxos - Dive into The Island's Vast History, Local Tradition, and Food Culture

    Get to know the island with the company of our expert local tour guide and experience Naxos like a local! Visit locations off the beaten track and dive into the island's vast history, local tradition, and food culture! On this tour, you will get the opportunity to admire the magnificent ancient temple of Demeter. Visit a local pottery workshop, discover the fresh flavor of Kitron liqueur and get to know how it is made in a traditional distillery, and taste extra virgin olive oil at the Museum of Olive Press.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 12
    Beautiful coast of Naxos island
    Beautiful coast of Naxos island

    Naxos - Take the day off and explore Naxos’ beauties

    Take the day off and explore Naxos’ beauties on your own. Make your way to one of the many beautiful beaches, such as Agios Georgios or Plaka beach, or the pretty Chora of Naxos.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
  • DAY 13
    Crusing around Naxos Island
    Crusing around Naxos Island

    Naxos - Full-Day Cruise Tour Around Naxos

    You can opt for a full-day cruise around Naxos today, discovering some of the island's most beautiful sceneries. Have several stops for swimming or snorkeling in the cooling waters and visit hidden coves and jewel-like beaches only accessible by boat. While on board, enjoy your lunch made out of local, fresh ingredients and try some locally produced wine or taste Greek spirits such as raki. You can’t think of a better way to end your trip!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
  • DAY 14

    Departure from Naxos Airport

    On your last day, let us drive you to the airport of Naxos early enough to catch your flight back home. Full of memories and experiences, it’s time to bid this fantastic 14-day trip goodbye! Until next time!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation

Starting from $2,990 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
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Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 8 nights in a 4-star hotel accommodation
    2 Nights in Athens
    3 nights in Syros
    4 nights in Tinos
    4 nights in Naxos
  • Private Airport Transfer in Athens
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Best of Athens in one day tour with transportation
  • Private Transfer from your hotel in Athens to Piraeus port
  • Sea Transfer to Syros (from Piraeus)
  • Syros Port Transfer
  • Syros Island Private Tour
  • Private Transfer from your hotel in Ermoupoli to Syros port
  • Sea Transfer to Tinos (from Syros)
  • Tinos Port transfer
  • Village Hopping
  • Tour on Tinos Island
  • Private Transfer from your hotel in Tinos town to Tinos port
  • Sea Transfer to Naxos (from Tinos)
  • Naxos Port Transfer
  • Naxos Highlights with Olive Oil Tasting
  • Naxos Airport transfer
  • Naxos Airport transfer Archaeological Sites & Museums entrance fees are included

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Experience the best of Athens
  • Traveling to The Unexplored islands of the Cyclades
  • Syros – Explore The ‘City of Hermes’
  • Cooking Class in The Professional Kitchen in Ermoupoli
  • Tinos – Combines Amazing Natural Scenery and Tradition
  • Strolling Around The Town of Tinos
  • Wine tasting experience or a walking tour of the Tinos Old Town
  • Naxos – The biggest and Greenest island of The Cyclades
  • Dive into The Naxos Island’s Vast History, Local Tradition, and Food Culture
  • Full-Day Cruise Tour Around Naxos

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