10-Day Athens, Folegandros, Paros & Small Cyclades Exploration
Come with us on this 10-Day trip and give yourselves the chance to explore the riches, the stunning scenery and the daily life of locals in Athens and the Cyclades islands!
Looking for a multi-day trip where you can get away from the tourist crowds and loosen up? Start your journey with a short stay in Athens and continue your exploration by visiting Folegandros, an untouched piece of true Greece & Paros, where modern and traditional elements are combined in the most unique way. Last but not least, relish a sailing trip to the Small Cyclades, where the untouched beauty and the rocky landscape create a captivating environment!
‘Kalos irthate’ (‘Welcome’ in Greek)! Once you arrive at Athens airport, your personal driver will pick you up and take you to your accommodation in central Athens in the comfort of a luxury vehicle. As soon as you settle in and freshen up, wander around the historic city center and have a first taste of Greece! In the evening, let us treat you to a hearty dinner of Greek traditional dishes at a local tavern.
The next day, wake up early in the morning and spend the day with your fun and knowledgeable guide. Go through 2.500 years of culture and history in only 7 hours! Start your day with a tour of the sacred Acropolis hill and its sites and the modern Acropolis Museum. After a refueling, short break, hop on your luxury vehicle, and go on with a city tour across Athens' most important monuments, such as the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the famous Syntagma square and the colorful Monastiraki square.
The next day, pack your bags and get ready to travel to the Cyclades, with the island of Folegandros being your next stop of this wonderful adventure! Get transferred to Piraeus port by your private, luxury vehicle and take the ferry to the island. When you arrive, your personal driver will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Folegandros town, or else Chora. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.
On day 4, set on an island tour with a local guide who will show you around the most famous sights of the island. You’ll visit the church of Panagia and enjoy the stunning panoramic views. Then, you’ll visit the Kastro (castle), the main village, and a folklore museum, where you’ll gain insight into the locals’ daily life. Your tour of the island wouldn’t be complete without a delicious lunch meal made by an old lady at a traditional grocery. A tour not to be missed, don’t you agree?
The fifth day will be free, in order for you to explore the island at your pace and visit again the sights you truly liked. Why not walk again to the highest spot of the island, the church of Panagia, and watch the romantic sunset from the hill above Chora? The perfect end of your stay in Folegandros!
Next comes the island of Paros, located in the heart of the Cyclades. In the morning, arrive at Folegandros port to catch the ferry to Paros. Once you arrive in Parikia port, you’ll get transferred to your hotel in the picturesque village of Naoussa to get a rest for the day
The following day, wind down and recharge your batteries by having the day to yourselves. Stroll through the narrow streets with their whitewashed, little houses of Naoussa and find out why this fishing village is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in the Cyclades.
On Day 8, engage in a full-day sailing trip to the Small Cyclades and see for yourselves what makes these islands such a dreamy world to explore! Sail around the islands of Iraklia, Schinoussa, and Koufonisia and swim in secluded beaches and caves. Around lunchtime, enjoy your mouth-watering meal on board and on your way back in the late afternoon, either sail around the lacy coastline of south Naxos or have the chance to visit the uninhabited island of Despotiko
On the ninth day, set on an adventure of your choice! Join other fellow travelers and explore Paros through the eyes of a local guide who has lived on the island for many years. Visit the famous landmark of Paros: the Church of our Lady of 100 Doors, an organic farm, and picturesque villages and taste local products that 'Parians' love! If you are more into a private activity, why not take a day trip to Antiparos island, where you can have a walk around its lovely Chora and stop at Soros Beach for a swim in the clear blue waters? This way you will get the chance to explore one more island of the Cyclades!
As with all good things in life, this amazing multi-day trip has come to an end. Let us drive you to Paros airport early enough so you can catch your flight back home. Filled with memories, wave goodbye to our stunning country. See you soon!
- Admiring the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, and Athens' historic city center
- Tasting mouthwatering dishes of authentic Greek cuisine at an Athenian traditional tavern
- Mingling with the locals and learning about their traditional way of life
- Marveling at the untouched beauty of the Small Cyclades while sailing across the Aegean sea
Athens Capital Center Hotel is a 5-star hotel in downtown Athens that offers unmatched services in an idyllic setting of opulence and glamor.
New Hotel is a 5-star accommodation choice in Athens that provides its guest with the most opulent stay and a central location that is both convenient and beautiful.
Anemi Hotel is a 5-star hotel in Folegandros that aims to make your stay on the Cycladic island an opulent experience you'll never forget.
Blue Sand is a beachfront luxury resort in Folegandros that will amaze you with its premium services and stunning facilities.
Marvel at the harmonious Aegean architecture that fuses the past with the present of Paros in this premium, adults-only hotel.
Paros Comfy Suites offer a lavish stay with unlimited sea view & direct access to a sandy beach, ensuring an unforgettable and superb experience.
These are our top accommodation options for this trip. Please keep in mind that the accommodation cost is not included in this trip's price. We only feature particular hand-picked hotels, which our team has carefully inspected. These hotels have received great feedback from our previous guests.
Starting from EUR 2,890 per person including boutique accommodation, private tours & transfers
- Boutique accommodation
- All skip the line entrance fees
- All private tours as described in the itinerary
- All private transfers with luxury A/C vehicle
- Services of excellent licensed guides & professional drivers
- Ferry tickets from Piraeus, Athens to Folegandros & from Folegandros to Paros
- Taxes and VAT
- Meals unless mentioned in the itinerary
- All personal expenses not detailed in the itinerary & personal travel insurance
- International & domestic flights
We believe in a certain way of traveling. And this does not include big bus tour groups, nor large chain hotels or just crossing destinations off your list.
- immerse yourself in the culture and the landscape of your destination
- take a moment to appreciate your surroundings and not hop from one destination to another
- exploit your limited time with the help of a knowledgeable guide who will open your eyes about what you see and give you a real perspective of living in this country
- trust an experienced, local travel specialist with whom you will design a trip tailored to your needs, avoiding endless research and first-timer mistakes
And this is what we strive to do. Either you join one of our small-group tours or design a private trip just for you, we are here to help you experience Greece in a meaningful, authentic way.
The trip was magnificent! The small Cyclades is where it's at people! Excellent services, excellent team, excellent place! Bravo!