Santorini and Naxos Island Hopping
Greece, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,245 (land only) - from $1,740 (land only)
Its all Greek to us!
For discerning travellers who want more from their Greek island holiday, we have set up this week of relaxed walking on Santorini and Naxos in the Cyclades.
- A week of walking in the beautiful Greek islands of the Cyclades
- The caldera-edge trail, from Fira to Oia on Santorini
- A variety of walking landscapes on the Greek island of Naxos
- Walk to the summit of Mount Zeus, highest peak in the Cyclades
- Time for swimming and sightseeing after the walks
This excellent walking holiday takes place in the Cyclades, a Greek island group in the Aegean Sea, south-east of mainland Greece. Flying to Santorini takes us directly to the heart of this Greek island idyll and lets us make the most of our week in the Cyclades. Walking via the archaeological site of Ancient Thira, above the black volcanic sand of Perissa Beach, we also follow the impressive trail from Fira to Oia, with spectacular views of Santorini's coastline. We then take the ferry to Naxos, the largest of the Cyclades group, where whitewashed houses, narrow paved streets, windmills, sea-front cafes and taverns with octopuses drying in the sun, are set amongst a landscape of rocky cliffs interspersed with fertile valleys. Here, we explore some of the islands many cultural sites and traditional villages and hike to the top of Mount Zeus (1003m), the highest point in the Cyclades. The perfect combination of sunshine, easy-paced hiking, fantastic beaches and Greek hospitality!
Is this holiday for you?
This is a real Mediterranean walking holiday, with easy-paced walks of around 3 - 4 hours on most days. Most of the time, the underfoot conditions are good, following tracks and trails and some sections of maintained pathway. The ascent of Mount Zeus will be more challenging with some steeper ground which will include loose scree and rock. Participants will carry just a small day-sack during the walking. All the walks during this walking holiday are suitable for regular walkers. Additionally since any of the day's walks can easily be missed out, with the alternative of relaxing on a beach or independent sightseeing, the holiday is open to anyone with an average level of fitness who wishes to engage in some of the walks during their holiday in the sun.