Mykonos, Naxos & Santorini Island Hopping Trip
While these islands each have their own appeal, different in style and colors, they all provide memorable moments.
Mykonos boasts remarkable architecture, outstanding beaches and hopping nightlife. During the day, people lounge on the sand, and after dark, Chora is the place to be with its intimate bars along narrow streets. Naxos offers a family-friendly atmosphere with white sand beaches, mouthwatering cuisine, and scenic hikes.
Santorini is renowned for its romantic setting and awe-inspiring views that include stunning sunsets, along with colorful beaches like Red Beach.
- Private luxury transfers throughout the trip
- 2 Nights in Mykonos in a 4 star hotel with breakfast
- Pre-booked sea-transfer from Mykonos to Naxos
- 3 Nights in Naxos in a 5 star hotel with breakfast
- Pre-booked ferry from Naxos to Santorini
- 2 Nights in Santorini in a 4 star hotel with breakfast
- 24/7 Concierge service throughout your trip
- UK flights can be arranged at a supplement from a variety of UK airports
- Price per person based on low season departures. Prices may be higher during peak Summer months.
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Cosmopolitan Mykonos is renowned for its lively nightlife that provides endless excitement after dark and beautiful beaches for soaking up the sunshine during the day. A place to see and be seen, it’s also ideal for celebrity spotting and shopping, with winding streets lined with art galleries and interesting shops. The isle offers plenty of beauty to gaze at and capture on films, like iconic Cycladic buildings with whitewashed windmills that overlook Mykonos Town and magical sunsets from places like Little Venice and Agios Iannis beach.
Mykonos is renowned for its five-star hotels and decadent parties, attracting superyachts and supermodels with opportunities to dance from dusk ‘til dawn. Sip tropical cocktails under the Aegean sun at more than 30 beaches, with those on the south side famous for their incredible variety of beach bars, clubs, and restaurants. Surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters, it’s an ideal island for swimming as well as for taking part in more thrilling water sports like jet-skiing, parasailing, and scuba diving. With high-end shopping like Louis Vuitton, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to rub elbows with the rich and famous or spoil yourself with handmade accessories, designer labels, leather goods, local art, jewelry and more. A true shoppers’ paradise, where the stores are always open – most stay open well past midnight during peak season.
The nightlife is what attracts many to Mykonos, best started by heading to one of the endless places for fine dining, with famed restaurants like Interni serving Mediterranean fare infused with flavors from around the world and Ling Ling by Hakkasan, an open-air Cantonese restaurant. There are plenty of authentic Greek eateries serving dishes like louza, thin slices of pork cooked in the sun with thyme and oregano, and of course, baklava for dessert. Afterwards you’ll find nearly an overwhelming selection of famous bars and clubs for sampling the nightlife, like Astra in Mykonos Town. A fixture here for decades, it’s a more mellow spot to enjoy a drink early on, but as the night progresses it really heats up. A fiberoptic ceiling mimics the night sky, pulsing in time to the music, where everyone from Keith Richards to Monaco’s royalty have been seen out on the dance floor.
Experiences in Mykonos
Day Trip to Rhenia and Delos
Enjoy a mini-cruise to the UNESCO-protected archaeological site of Delos for a panoramic tour, marveling at ruins of an amphitheater, markets, Doric temples, houses with mosaics and the iconic Terrace of the Lions statues. You’ll get to visit the unspoiled beaches on Rhenia island for a swim and enjoy a buffet lunch with unlimited non-alcoholic beverages on board. Snorkeling gear is included too.
A 6-hour cooking class takes place at a traditional farm estate. Your culinary instructor will teach you how to prepare mouthwatering local recipes using fresh seasonal ingredients, with lunch or dinner options. At the end of the lesson, enjoy the meal that you made, complete with local wine and other drinks. An optional farm, island, Ano Mera village or Mykonos Town tour can be added.
The Authentic Mykonian Tour
Step into the shoes of a Mykonian for the day, visiting a farm in a traditional village. Get to know the animals, watch and participate in activities like goat milking, cheesemaking and bread baking, which you’ll enjoy at breakfast along with other farm-fresh ingredients. Take the opportunity to swim on a private, isolated beach and tour an uninhabited part of the island by 4X4, getting a glimpse at the locals’ daily lives and spectacular island scenery.
You’ll get your own personal guide for this 2.5-hour walking tour through Old Town Mykonos. Stroll the narrow streets lined with magnificent blue and white architecture and postcard-perfect sugar-cube homes. You’ll get to explore Little Venice, visit the Church of Panagia Paraportiani and take in spectacular views of the island’s iconic windmills too, all while learning about the island’s history and how it’s changed over the centuries.
The largest of the Cycladic Islands, Naxos is one of the best-kept secrets in Greece, located about halfway between Mykonos and Santorini in the Aegean Sea. While it may be less-visited than its more famous neighboring islands, it offers a wonderfully tranquil experience. Look forward to strolling uncrowded cobblestone streets lined with whitewashed homes, mouthwatering eateries and interesting shops, visiting ancient ruins, swimming in crystal-clear turquoise waters that frame soft white sand beaches and hiking through lush, towering mountains.
Naxos is ideal for those who want to spend lots of time on the beach as it boasts some of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the entire country. Its granite and marble beaches along the south-west coast are whiter and brighter than any other, edged by calm azure waters that are ideal from a refreshing dip. Mountain lovers can take advantage of the island’s mostly mountainous terrain, hiking alongside goats to reach jaw-dropping sea views while only the jingling of the bells around their necks and the songs of the birds can be heard. Join sailing excursions to nearby smaller islands and caves where you can swim through brilliant blue waters with a waterproof flashlight.
Explore multiple ancient sites like the Gate of the Apollo Temple that greets visitors as they enter the harbor, the Temple of Demeter and many remnants that date from 3000 to 2000 BC, during the period of the Cycladic Civilization. The island is filled with countless outstanding restaurants – it would take months to sample them all – many dishes feature island specialties like tasty cheeses, locally-grown vegetables, fruits, meats and plenty of fresh seafood. You’ll have to get a taste of the local ouzo, distilled, pure and considered to be some of the best in all of Greece.
Experiences in Naxos
Food & Culture in Apeiranthos
Travel to the crown jewel of Naxos, the mountainous village of Apeiranthos. Experience its timeless beauty by strolling the marble paths lined with stone-built homes and shops backed by soaring mountains. Discover old-fashioned arts a wide range of local products used in eclectic recipes created by skilled local cooks, like rich Roso (pork with garlic), a dish the late world traveler and ‘Parts Unknown’ star Anthony Bourdain once enjoyed here.
Cheese & Wine Tour
Discover some of the best flavors of Naxos starting with a visit to a cheese farm to watch and even participate in the traditional cheese making process. Afterward, you’ll be welcomed by the owner at a picturesque vineyard who will reveal interesting details about the indigenous varieties and winemaking methods, followed by a delicious tasting.
From Farm to Temple Lunch
Enjoy a traditional local Greek meal in the most authentic way possible. You’ll be invited into a local’s home in Kaloxylos to help prepare typical family dishes, becoming part of the community as you experience village traditions. After the meal has been prepared, you’ll be able to sit down and enjoy it, showing off your new cooking skills while chatting about the area and the family’s history.
A breathtaking tour of alluring coves and bays filled with dazzling emerald and turquoise waters, postcard-perfect beaches, swimming and tasty local foods are all on the agenda. The excursion includes snorkeling equipment for those who want to witness the beautiful underwater world, SUP gear for paddling across it, and even a GoPro and Wi-Fi for capturing all the fun to share with friends at home.
Santorini oozes romance, one of the reasons it’s so popular for honeymoons and all sorts of romantic escapes, though it’s on or near the top of just about every travelers’ bucket list. Stepping off the ferry you might think that you’ve stepped into a dream, with the endless whitewashed buildings adorned with blue doors and shutters, creating a breathtaking palette that reflects the sea and the sky, built into rugged cliffs that slope down to the glistening waters below. It’s all about jaw-dropping views, which can be found just about everywhere on this crescent-shaped outcrop.
On the island’s northern tip at Oia, churches, hotels, and homes spill down rock walls, creating one of the planet’s most stunning backdrops, though the scenery at sea level is just as impressive. While Santorini may not have many white sand beaches for lounging on, it does boast some of the most unique stretches on the planet, like Red Beach, where the cliffs with their fiery-red hue are turned into crimson sand at the bottom and framed by dazzling cerulean water. Of course, Santorini is well known for its black sand beaches like Perivolos and Perissa and Perivolos, but it also offers several beaches with white sand as well. Wine enthusiasts can take advantage of fine local wine which is especially high quality due to the land’s volcanic elements. It flows almost as freely as the hot springs near the volcano, with vineyards and wineries dotted across the island, including Boutari Winery, established back in 1879.
Experiences in Santorini
E bike Tours
Explore the hidden island of Thirassia just 1 nautical mile away from Santorini. Get on your electric bike on this fun half-day tour that will bring you to some of the island’s most impressive spots to see the sunset away from the crowds and a spectacular view to Santorini! Let your bike do all the work for you as you discover hidden treasures most tourists don’t get to see, ride alongside the caldera, and enjoy a guided tour on one of the most secluded destinations in Cyclades.
Santorini Wine Tasting
Wine enthusiasts can enjoy the highlights of Santorini as well as the opportunity to sample the island’s fine wine on this small group tour. You’ll get to visit the breathtaking village of Oia, Pyrgos and Megalochori, soak up the views from Prophet Elias Monastery and enjoy a wine tasting featuring local varietals at a picturesque winery that overlooks the dramatic caldera.
Catamaran day cruise
Sailing around Santorini provides a stunning perspective of one of the world’s most unique and beautiful islands. This tour will bring you along its shores a luxury catamaran, with a stop to soak in natural hot springs and a visit both the White and Red beaches for a swim. While you have fun, the crew will prepare a BBQ feast that will be enjoyed with local white wine and cocktails.
Cooking Class & Wine
A favorite among food enthusiasts, enjoy a unique cooking experience in a traditional cave house on Santorini. You’ll be immersed into the local culinary traditions as you learn how to prepare traditional dishes with hands-on-instruction from your guide. Afterwards, enjoy the meal you helped to make paired with wine, Greek coffee and dessert on a beautiful terrace. You’ll even get to take home some recipes.
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