Athens to Naxos Island Hopping

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Best for: Island hoppers and adventure seekers
Places visited: Athens and Naxos
Tailor this holiday: Choose from a selection of hand picked hotels
What next?: Call our Travel Specialist's on 01694 722193
Naxos, the largest island of the Cyclades is most enjoyable in late spring as here you get to enjoy the lush green landscape, endemic plants, strikingly beautiful flowers, and quaint towns away from the crowds. Early Autumn is also special as the summer holidaymakers are long gone. The island is still beautiful with balmy summer evenings and warm sea temperatures offering a perfect getaway. Combining this charming island with a few days in the beautiful historic city of Athens is a great choice and offers you best of both worlds in a striking way, a mesmerising Greek Odyssey, one to be experienced to appreciate.

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN ATHENS

The beginning of your dream island-hopping holiday commences upon your arrival at Athens airport where you will be met by your driver whom will transfer you to the exquisite NJV Athens Plaza Hotel. Athens, the capital of Greece and home to some of the most fascinating ancient landmarks in the world offers a fusion of ancient and modern history, culture and tradition.

Being present in one of the most ancient cities in the world, you will be able to take a walk back in the past to 600BC through the visiting of archaeological museums, hidden caves and traditional cafés.

An overnight stay will ensure that you can either utilise the luxurious facilities or take a stroll through the cobbled Grecian streets for the authentic tastes that the flavoursome restaurants have to offer .

Day 2: EMBARK TO NAXOS

Your driver will be at hand to transfer you from your hotel to Piraeus Port where you will embark on a short ferry ride to Naxos, starting your dream holiday.

Once at Naxos Port, a driver will transfer you to the secluded Villa Marandi Hotel. With a whopping five days in the largest and greenest island of all the Cyclades, there are many things to see and do.

A magnificent symbol of Naxos today is known as the unfinished Apollo Temple which served as a quarry in the Byzantine times with its marbled columns and blocks shaped into a towering doorway. It is said that the wondrous place where this incomplete temple was built is called the Palatia, a palace for Ariadne, a Cretan princess whose spirit is thought by islanders to roam this sacred island on moonlit nights.

If seeking panoramic views and long scenic walks then do visit the unique Cedar Forest of Alyko, the most heavenly beach in Greece and the perfect getaway for relaxation and nature enthusiasts.

Naxos is very well known for its striking museums displaying excavated artwork and other artefacts from the Prehistoric era (4th millennium BC) right to the Ottoman occupation in 1829 which can be viewed at the famous Archaeological Museum of Naxos.

Awaken your taste buds at an authentic Greek taverna, O Giorgis, offering an exquisite culinary journey of mouth-watering fresh foods, the restaurants speciality ‘lamb stifado’ and a spectacular view of the picturesque mountains along with the beautiful Kournochori village.

Day 8: EMBARK TO NAXOS PORT AND ATHENS AIRPORT

Your driver will meet you after you journey back on the ferry and will transfer you to Athens airport upon your departure back home.

Price Includes:
  • Return flights and transfers
  • A dedicated driver
  • Hand picked accommodation
Please note that the above price is given as guidance only and may be higher or lower at the time of booking depending on the chosen departure date and the cost of the flights. Price is per person and based on two people sharing a room. Program is flexible and can be arranged any time of the year for min 2 people subject to hotel and flight availability. For more details please enquire.

Price does not include:
  • Greece Tourist tax payable locally
  • Excursions and additional tour
  • Any other service not included in the "price includes" section

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