Island Hopping Athens-Sifnos-Milos

Island Hopping

Athens – Sifnos – Milos

Duration: 10 days.          

Departures: Daily.

1st Day: Arrival at Athens International airport and transfer to your central located hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or to discover the beauties of the historic city of Athens.

2nd Day: Breakfast at your hotel and about 08.30 in the morning departure for the Athens Sightseeing tour. We’ll see the Parliament, the tomb of unknown soldier at Syntagma square, the Panathinaikon stadium where the first Olympic games took place in 1896, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Catholic Cathedral, the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, the National Library and the Acropolis of Athens, where we’ll visit the Propylae, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon. By the end of the tour transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. You can discover the traditional neighbourhood  of Plaka with the old houses, the souvenir shops and the Greek restaurants with the delicious Greek dishes.

3rd Day: Early in the morning, transfer to Piraeus port to catch the boat to Sifnos island. Arrival at Sifnos and transfer to your hotel. Sifnos is the island of the flavours and the great poets. There are unique traditional villages, 227 churches all over the island, secluded beaches, archaeological sites and museums, small taverns, classy restaurants with exceptional dishes. You can visit one of the most famous and well preserved ancient towers in Sifnos. The White Tower located at Platys Gialos. These ancient towers were built between the 6th and the 3rd century B.C. They had two floors with internal walls and were used as watchtowers and protective buildings. Other towers in good condition of the total 57 in Sifnos, are the Black Tower in Exambella village and Karavati Tower in Vathy. You can swim at the long beach of Platys Gialos with the golden sand and the crystal water. Around the beach there are restaurants and bars.

4th Day:Breakfast at your hotel, we suggest you to visit the historic settlement of Kastro, inhabited since ancient times, built on the ruins of ancient Sifnos, on a huge rock with breathtaking viewof the sea. Kastro is one of the most picturesque villages of the island for its old houses with wooden balconies and the ancient columns. The visitor enters to castle from the old entrances. These arcade-like entrances were used as war towers in the past. At Kastro, you can visit the Archaeological museum and the little church of Seven Martyrs, perched on a rock that seems to rise from the sea. This is the most photographed spot of Sifnos.

Later, you can visit the Monastery of Panagia Chrissopigi which is located on the top of a rock, literally upon the sea. The monastery was established in the 16th century. It hosts the icon of Virgin Mary that was found by fishermen floating in the sea. In 1676 the icon saved the island from an epidemic plague that had already killed 100 people. Panagia Chrissopigi is the protector saint of the island. You can swim at the beach of Chrissopigi, with soft sand and blue crystal waters.

5th Day:After breakfast at your hotel, we suggest you to visit the Archaeological site of Agios Andreas. The excavated ancient town was Mycenaean. The town was built in the 13th century B.C. The site is one of the best examples of Mycenaean fortifications in the Cyclades. You can continue to Apollonia, the capital of Sifnos, built over three hills in the center of the island. Apollonia is a traditional Cycladic settlement with many restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Then, you can visit Kamares, which is the largest coastal village and the port of Sifnos. In Kamares, there are many stores, resraurants, cafes, bars, pastryshops, pottery workshops with genuine ceramics of Sifnos. You can swim at the beach of Kamares with the golden sand which was awarded with the Blue Flag of the European Union.

6rd Day: Early in the morning, transfer to Sifnos port to catch the boat to Milos island. Arrival at Milos and transfer to your hotel. Free time for swimming at one of the amazing beaches of  Milos.

7th Day:After breakfast at your hotel, we suggest you the Half day guided Archaeological and Cultural tour of Milos. During this tour you’ll visit the ancient theatre of Milos, the area where was discovered the statue Venus of Milos which is now at the Louvre museum in Paris, the remarkable prechristianic Catacombs of Milos, the scenic fisherman village Klima, the capital of Milos Plaka with the archaeological museum, many churches, the old narrow streets with the whitewashed houses and the little shops, the scenic fisherman village Mandrakia with the colourful door caves called Syrmata and the Sarakiniko, the famous beach with the white volcanic rocks sculpted by the time. The rest of the day is free for swimming at the beach.

8th Day: Breakfast at your hotel. We propose you the Half day morning cruise to Kalogries, Kleftiko and Gerakas or the Day tour with a traditional motor boat around Milos with stop at Kimolos island. The rest of the day is free for swimming and relax in one of the 80 beautiful beaches of the island.

9th Day: Breakfast at your hotel, and transfer to the port to catch the boat to Piraeus. Arrival and transfer to your central hotel in Athens. Free time to visit the old town of Athens at Thisseion, where the ancient Doric temple of Hephaestus ( 446-442 B.C.), the stoa Attalou museum at ancient Agora, the Monastiraki square with the Flea Market, the Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes which is the first meteorological station of the ancient times, the Roman Agora, the famous Plaka area at the northern slopes of Acropolis with the small shops of souvenirs where you can enjoy your dinner at a traditional Greek tavern.

10th Day: After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Athens International airport to catch your flight.

 

The above package includes :

  • Transfer from Athens airport to hotel in Athens.
  • 3 overnights in Athens at good 3* central hotel with breakfast.
  • Athens half day organized sightseeing tour with English speaking guide.
  • Transfer from hotel in Athens to Piraeus port.
  • Boat ticket from Piraeus to Sifnos ( economy fare ).
  • Transfer from Sifnos port to hotel in Sifnos.
  • 3 overnights in Sifnos at good 3* central hotel with breakfast.
  • Transfer from hotel in Sifnos to Sifnos port.
  • Boat ticket from Sifnos to Milos ( economy fare ).
  • Transfer from Milos port to hotel in Milos..
  • 3 overnights in Milos at very good 2* central hotel with breakfast.
  • Transfer from Milos hotel to the port.
  • Boat ticket from Milos to Piraeus ( economy fare ).
  • Transfer from Piraeus port to hotel in Athens.
  • Transfer from hotel in Athens to Athens airport.
Dates 2021  per person in triple room per person in double room Single room Child
21/5 – 17/6 13/9 – 03/10 889 € 989 € 1499 € 769 €
18/6 – 14/7 26/8 – 12/9 1015 € 1125 € 1875 € 899 €
15/7 – 25/8 1100 € 1225 € 2065 € 989 €

 

Notes :

  • The local residence tax, 1,5 € per room, per night is not included and must be paid directly from the clients to the hotels.
  • The child price is valid for children under 10 years old, sharing a room with 2 adults.
  • The optional tours are not included :
  1. Sifnos Island Tour with bus and English speaking escort. Price : 45 €.
  2. Milos island – Half day archaeological & culture tour. Price : 80 €.
  3. Milos island- Full day around the island and stop in Kimolos cruise with traditional boat. Price : 50 €.
  • The above rates are valid upon availability.

 

 

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