Greece Tinos, Naxos & Santorini Multi-Adventure

Ancient Wonders of the Aegean Sea & Cyclades Islands

 

Embark on a Greek odyssey brimming with ancient ruins, idyllic villages, soaring peaks, and sweeping coastal vistas. Tour the ancient Acropolis of Athens, one of the world's greatest UNESCO Heritage Sites, then head south to the Cyclades, a group of about 220 islands known for their whitewashed villages, magnificent beaches, and stunning landscapes. Hike village to village on the island of Tinos, and to the top of Mt. Zeus on Naxos. Travel to the breathtakingly beautiful island of Santorini to hike its caldera and enjoy a sunset kayak. Along the way, savor homemade meals in the shade of grapevines and enjoy relaxing nights at comfortable hotels full of local character.

  • Hike on three of Greece's most spectacular islands and enjoy dazzling views of the majestic Aegean Sea

  • Travel to the romantic island of Santorini and take in storybook sunsets while kayaking along volcanic cliffs

  • Enjoy delectable homemade meals, sample traditional island liqueurs, and discover Greece with experienced local guides

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Arrive:

Athens, Greece

Depart:

Athens, Greece

Price: from $4,995

Duration:

8 Days

Departures:

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Group Size:

4-16 Guests

Min Age:

16 yrs

Activity:

Level 3

On this trip, you will be hiking up to 4.5 hours and 6.5 miles a day, mostly at elevations below 3,000 feet. The trails can be rocky and uneven, with up to 1,100 feet elevation gain. You will also kayak on protected waters for about two hours in sit-in double kayaks. No kayaking experience is required. You should enjoy hiking and adventuring in the outdoors and be in very good physical condition.
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  • Arrive in Athens

    Day 1

    Your MT Sobek trip leader will welcome you at Athens International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. Meet your group at 6.30pm in the hotel lobby, then set off on a walking tour of the historic Plaka neighborhood, famous for its labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. At 8pm, savor your first taste of Greece at a local restaurant.

    Accommodation: Royal Olympic Hotel

    The five-star Royal Olympic is an elegant hotel in the heart of Athens. Its comfortable rooms are stylishly decorated and come with modern amenities. Guests can enjoy access to the swimming pool, gym and to the Roof Garden Restaurant & Bar, which offers an ultimate dining experience with a spectacular view of the Acropolis.

    Accommodation: Divani Acropolis

    The Divani Palace Acropolis is an iconic hotel with breathtaking views of the world-famous monument. Its luxurious rooms combine elegance, style, and comfort with soft neutral palettes and a range of modern amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi. It's the perfect place to experience the city's fascinating history - and feel part of it.

    Activity: 1-hour walking tour

    Meals: Dinner

  • Discover Athens and Travel to Tinos

    Day 2

    Explore Athens, once a powerful city-state and today the capital of Greece. Walk up to tour the Acropolis, the ancient citadel, and admire the Parthenon temple, dedicated to the goddess Athena. Marvel at the archeological treasures at the New Acropolis Museum, then tour the city on wheels to see the temple of Zeus, the Hellenic Parliament, and the Panathenaic Stadium that hosted the first Olympic Games. After a lunch in the port of Rafina, hop on a high-speed catamaran to Tinos, your first stop in the Cyclades.

    Accommodation: Onar Hotel and Suites

    Overlooking the old port, Onar Hotel and Suites is the perfect spot to soak up the vibe of Tinos' seaside. Featuring clean lines and Cycladic décor, the 15 well-appointed apartments all open to a balcony or the courtyard patio with a pool that boasts views of the Aegean Sea. All units are air-conditioned, most have a kitchenette, and some come with a fireplace.

    Transportation: 1-hour vehicle transfer; 2-hour catamaran ride

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Hike Village to Village on Tinos Island

    Day 3

    Today, hike and explore the enchanting island of Tinos. Starting from the village of Volax that sits nestled in a lunar landscape of large granite boulders, make your way to the tiny hillslope village of Koumaros. Refresh with a traditional Greek coffee that will power your climb to Xobougo hill with its splendid vistas over the Aegean Sea. Descend to the seaside village of Kionia and relax over a leisurely lunch. Then take a dip next to the remains of the ancient temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea. This evening, enjoy dinner in Tinos.

    Accommodation: Onar Hotel and Suites

    Overlooking the old port, Onar Hotel and Suites is the perfect spot to soak up the vibe of Tinos' seaside. Featuring clean lines and Cycladic décor, the 15 well-appointed apartments all open to a balcony or the courtyard patio with a pool that boasts views of the Aegean Sea. All units are air-conditioned, most have a kitchenette, and some come with a fireplace.

    Activity: 5.5 miles/4 hours hiking with elevation gain of 820' and elevation loss of 1,700'

    Transportation: 50-minute round-trip transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Discover Kouros Statues & Kitron Liqueur on Naxos

    Day 4

    Bid farewell to Tinos and take a morning ferry to Naxos island, the largest of the Cyclades. Settle in at the hotel, then head out for a hike to two monumental statues: 20-foot Kouros of Melanes and the 16-foot Kouros of Potamia. Refresh by a spring in Ano Potamia village, then trek to Apano Kastro (Upper Castle) to admire the marvelous panoramas of Naxos. Stop at a small Kitron distillery and enjoy a tasting of this local citron liqueur. Wrap up the day with an amazing homemade dinner under the shade of grapevines.

    Accommodation: Galaxy Hotel Naxos

    The pretty Galaxy Hotel is ideally situated just a few steps from the spectacular Blue Flag beach of Saint George and a short walk from the old town. Enjoy modern comforts in one of its 54 stylish rooms and sip a refreshing cocktail or coffee by the pool. Indulge in idyllic surroundings and moments of pure relaxation in beautiful Naxos.

    Accommodation: Porto Naxos Hotel

    Guestrooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minibars, safes, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. All feature private balconies or terraces.There is a wine cellar, and a chic restaurant with a terrace. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a tennis court, in addition to a gym and a sauna. Spa treatments can be arranged.

    Activity: 4.5 miles/4 hours hiking with elevation gain of 912' and elevation loss of 666'; optional liqueur tasting

    Transportation: 2-hour ferry transfer; 1-hour private transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Conquer Mount Zas, the Birthplace of Zeus

    Day 5

    Journey to the small hilltop chapel of Aghia Marina, the starting point of today's hike to the top of Mt. Zas. As well as being the highest peak in the Cyclades at 3,290 feet, Zas is also the legendary birthplace of Zeus! Take in the splendid views of Naxos from the top then descend to village of Filoti for lunch. Return to Naxos for dinner this evening.

    Accommodation: Galaxy Hotel Naxos

    The pretty Galaxy Hotel is ideally situated just a few steps from the spectacular Blue Flag beach of Saint George and a short walk from the old town. Enjoy modern comforts in one of its 54 stylish rooms and sip a refreshing cocktail or coffee by the pool. Indulge in idyllic surroundings and moments of pure relaxation in beautiful Naxos.

    Accommodation: Porto Naxos Hotel

    Guestrooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minibars, safes, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. All feature private balconies or terraces.There is a wine cellar, and a chic restaurant with a terrace. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a tennis court, in addition to a gym and a sauna. Spa treatments can be arranged.

    Activity: 5 miles/4.5 hours hiking with elevation gain of 1100' and loss of 2000'

    Transportation: 40-minute bus transfer and 30-minute taxi ride

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Travel to Santorini & Paddle along Volcanic Cliffs

    Day 6

    After breakfast, take a high-speed ferry to stunning Santorini, an island created by a volcano eruption and one of the most photogenic places in all of Greece. Unwind over lunch in the hotel, then embark on a kayaking tour at sunset, a one-of-a-kind way to see Santorini's cliffs and beaches. Savor a local dinner at a beachside restaurant before returning to the hotel.

    Accommodation: El Greco Santorini

    The El Greco Resort & Spa, located minutes from magnificent Thira, blends traditional Santorini charm with the modern elegance of a boutique hotel. Its comfortable rooms are light and airy, and equipped with all the amenities you'll need. Take a dip in one of the hotel's five swimming pools and enjoy amazing views of the Aegean Sea on a walk into town.

    Accommodation: Porto Naxos Hotel

    Guestrooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minibars, safes, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. All feature private balconies or terraces.There is a wine cellar, and a chic restaurant with a terrace. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a tennis court, in addition to a gym and a sauna. Spa treatments can be arranged.

    Activity: 4-hour sunset kayaking tour

    Transportation: 70-minute ferry ride and 30-minute hotel transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Take the Ultimate Santorini Hike

    Day 7

    Start the day by exploring the Bronze Age village of Akrotiri, one of the most important archeological sites on the Aegean coast and famed for its well-preserved frescoes. Re-energize over lunch, then begin your hike from Fira to Oia along the rim of the caldera. With vistas of blue domes and whitewashed facades, this hike is a quintessential Santorini experience. Take in the resplendent sunset at Oia, then toast to your journey over a farewell dinner.

    Accommodation: El Greco Santorini

    The El Greco Resort & Spa, located minutes from magnificent Thira, blends traditional Santorini charm with the modern elegance of a boutique hotel. Its comfortable rooms are light and airy, and equipped with all the amenities you'll need. Take a dip in one of the hotel's five swimming pools and enjoy amazing views of the Aegean Sea on a walk into town.

    Activity: 6.5 miles/4.5hours hiking with elevation gain of 1100' and loss of 1800'

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Depart from Santorini

    Day 8

    After breakfast, fly from Santorini to Athens for connecting afternoon flights. Alternatively, trip participants can choose to stay an extra night at Sofitel Athens Airport hotel.

    Transportation: 50-minute flight transfer

    Meals: Breakfast

Greece Tinos, Naxos & Santorini Multi-Adventure

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What to Expect

 

Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

Experience Greece like a local with MT Sobek guides who were born and raised in Greece.

Reason #02

MT Sobek has been operating hiking adventures in Greece for decades, pairing must-see highlights with immersive experiences away from the crowds.

Reason #03

Our in-house staff have traveled extensively in Greece to personally scout each one of our adventures. We know because we go!

Meet your guides

Anastasia Bagourdi

Anastasia Bagourdi

Anastasia holds a degree in Tourism Management from the Technological Educational Institution in Athens. Her passion for travel and adventurous experiences has taken her all over Europe including Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. When she isn't guiding, Anastasia enjoys outdoor activities like jogging, hiking and cycling. Anastasia is fluent in English and Greek, and is tremendously knowledgeable, professional, and friendly.

Archelaos Biehler

Archelaos Biehler

Archelaos grew up in Athens and his love of the outdoors, particularly plant life, eventually led him to catch the travel bug and explore the world through hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking. He is fluent in Greek, English and German and keenly lists his top priority as creating safe and joyful experiences for all MT Sobek travelers on their adventures through Greece.

Alexander Giannios

Alexander Giannios

Alexander studied Cultural Management at the University of the Aegean and then specialized in film making at Prague Film School. His combined passion for nature and Greek cultural heritage, led him to become an adventure travel guide in Greece. For the last eight years he has professionally trained and worked as a guide, and is adept at rafting, sea kayaking, river trekking, and hiking. Alexander has excellent communication skills and enjoys connecting with people from around the world. 

Activities

Moderate hiking and kayaking, and some easy touring of ancient sites. Optional visit to a small distillery that produces Kitron.

Lodging

Stay in charming hotels with modern comforts and local character, all in prime locations.

Climate

Expect mild and sunny weather. Temperatures will range between 55º-75º F. The sea is chilly in spring, and warmer in fall.

FAQ

Who will meet me on arrival?

The group will be met by a MT Sobek representative at the Athens International Airport (ATH) on Day 1, and transferred to our group hotel in Athens.

What is the kayaking like?

We will kayak close to the lands' edge, in calm waters using stable 2-person sit-in kayaks with a spray skirt. There will be a short orientation on the beach before we begin.

Do you really hike in the Greek Islands, or are we just walking?

The terrain on these islands is rocky and uneven with some steep sections. We will be hiking, and hiking poles are recommended for balance and stability.

What is the cuisine like in Greece?

There is ample use of olive oil, fresh local produce and herbs, breads, locally produced wine, fresh fish and seafood, and various meats, including lamb, poultry, beef, rabbit and pork.

Who is this trip best suited for?

This adventure is perfect for people who want to hike and kayak at a moderate pace with ample time to take in breathtaking views, delicious food, and a gorgeous sunset.

  • 2023
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2023

The earlier you book, the more choice of available dates you’ll have and once you book, your price is guaranteed.

Scheduled Dates

  • May 20 - 27, 2023
    $4,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$150 internal airfare+$650 single supplement
    Available
  • Jun 10 - 17, 2023
    $4,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$150 internal airfare+$650 single supplement
    Available
  • Jul 01 - 08, 2023
    $4,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$150 internal airfare+$650 single supplement
    Available
  • Sep 09 - 16, 2023
    $4,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$150 internal airfare+$650 single supplement
    Available
  • Oct 07 - 14, 2023
    $4,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$150 internal airfare+$650 single supplement
    Available

Price Includes

  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

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Choose from the selection of dates below for your group or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.

Private Trip Pricing:

2023 Pricing

4 to 5 guests from $5,295 per person double occupancy

Additional Costs:

Private pricing excludes potential additional costs such as internal airfare, single supplement, or any park fees that may be required for the trip.

*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.

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Price Includes

  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

Contact An Expert

800-974-0300

Need help picking your next adventure? Call us to answer your questions.

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Create Your Very Own Adventure

Dreaming of an adventure designed exclusively for you? With insider access and decades of experience, our travel experts create custom tailored adventures that are perfect for families, couples, and large groups. MT Sobek's custom adventures are designed to our exacting standards and led by our award-winning adventure guides.

When to start planning? Earlier is always better when designing a custom trip. More time allows for better availability of preferred accommodations, guides and your desired activities. Ideally, start the conversation with us at least 6 months before you want to travel. If you are looking for a custom trip that departs within three months, chances are greatly diminished in securing requested accommodations and the best guides.

*Custom trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit once an itinerary is agreed upon.