Naxos and Santorini Island Adventure

Naxos and Santorini Island Adventure

Naxos and Santorini Island Adventure

Prices

From $1,395USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Discover the beautiful beaches and amazing history of the Cyclades Islands

Hike to ancient fortresses and archaeological sites including Akrotiri, the Pompeii of Greece.

Sail to secluded beaches and go on a sunset cruise of the stunning Santorini Caldera.

Visit a citrus distillery and take a wine tour to taste the exceptional Santorini wines.

Explore the turquoise waters and beautiful coast of the Cyclades islands of Naxos and Santorini.

The beautiful beaches and sapphire waters of Greece are the perfect setting for a holiday full of sun and adventure. The Naxos and Santorini Island Adventure is a guided walking holiday that follows the ancient pathways of the Cyclades.

You’ll begin your tour in Naxos where you’ll discover the historic town of Chora. You’ll be walking through lush orchards, vineyards, and ancient sites. Between hikes, you can visit beautiful beaches and enjoy some of the incredible local cuisine. Then you’ll move to incredible Santorini! Sail the magnificent caldera to watch the sunset, go on scenic hikes, and explore the iconic streets of Santorini. This tour is the perfect mix of beautiful walks, fascinating historical sites, and sunshine-aided relaxation!

Naxos and Santorini Island Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Ferry Journey to Naxos

Meet your group at the Piraeus port and take the five-hour ferry ride to Naxos. You’ll have some time to get settled at the hotel before you head out for a walking tour of Chora. During your tour, you’ll visit the old town and the Venetian castle before watching the sunset over the marble gate of Portara.

Celebrate the beginning of your tour with a welcome dinner in town with the group.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Naxos
Distance
1-1.5 hours, 2-2.5km
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Naxos Inland Hike

This morning you’ll take a beautiful hiking trip to explore the island of Naxos. You’ll walk through olive groves, vineyards, and authentic villages like Mili and Kato Potamia. On the hike, you’ll also have a chance to visit some historic sites and enjoy lunch at a local taverna.

After a stop in Chalki to visit a citrus distillery, you’ll return to Chora for a relaxing evening at your leisure.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Naxos
Distance
4.5-5 hours, 12km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 3 Sailing Adventure

You have an incredible day on the water today, embarking on a sailing cruise around the island. You’ll have the whole day to enjoy the sun while you discover remote beaches and swim in the sparkling turquoise waters. You can also snorkel and dive right off the boat!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Naxos
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 4 Goodbye Naxos, Hello Santorini

Today is your final day on Naxos, so you’ll want to spend the morning enjoying your favourite activities. Spend some time relaxing on the golden beaches, take a stroll through Chora, or even take a horseback ride along the coast.

In the afternoon you’ll take the ferry to Santorini, an amazing volcanic island with famous whitewashed buildings. Celebrate your arrival with a tasting of some of the excellent local wines. Then, you’re free to explore Fira on your own in the evening.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Santorini
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Hike and Sail the Caldera

Take a beautiful hike along the cliff of the Caldera as you walk from Fira to Oia. You’ll enjoy incredible views and pass quaint villages on your way. Spend the afternoon exploring the pretty streets of Oia and enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants or cafes with incredible views.

Later, you’ll board a catamaran for a scenic cruise of the caldera. You’ll be treated to a delicious BBQ dinner on board while you watch the sunset from the water.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Santorini
Distance
3.5-4 hours, 9km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 6 Explore South Santorini

Wake up to another beautiful day in Santorini. Today you’ll be exploring the historic sites and natural beauty of southern Santorini. You’ll set out to visit the fortress settlement of Pyrgos, where you’ll find the hilltop ruins of Kasteli Castle. You’ll also be visiting the monastery of Prophet Elias, the archaeological site of Ancient Thera, and Akrotiri.

Savour some beach time in the afternoon as you can swim, snorkel, and relax, or take a sea kayak tour from Akrotiri.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Santorini
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Ferry Back to Athens

Enjoy your last few hours on the island before you take the ferry back to Athens. In Athens, you’ll say goodbye to your group leader and continue your travels or start your trip home.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Naxos and Santorini Island Adventure Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided tour of Naxos and Santorini depends on whether you choose to join an existing group on a specific date or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only as well as the time of year in which you choose to travel. Note that for scheduled departures there is a minimum group size of 4 required to depart. Note that for both kinds of tour, children up to 11 years of age will enjoy a 10% discount.

Private Guided Naxos and Santorini Island Adventure

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

Low season (April, May and October)

  • Guided groups of 2-3: €2,175EUR per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: €1,595EUR per person
  • Guided groups of 6: €1,395EUR per person
  • Guided groups of 7+: on request

Mid season (June, and September 16th - 30th)

  • Guided groups of 2-3: €2,350EUR per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: €1,750EUR per person
  • Guided groups of 6: €1,525EUR per person
  • Guided groups of 7+: on request

High season (July, August and September 1st - 15th)

  • Guided groups of 2-3: €2,650EUR per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: €1,995EUR per person
  • Guided groups of 6: €1,750EUR per person
  • Guided groups of 7+: on request

Join a Group Tour on the Naxos and Santorini Island Adventure

Make new friends and join a group exploring Greece. Prices below are per person:

StartFinishDurationPlaces LeftPrice

2022-09-17

Athens, Greece

7 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2022-09-23

Athens, Greece

75+
$1,525USDBook Now
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2022-10-08

Athens, Greece

7 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2022-10-14

Athens, Greece

75+
$1,395USDBook Now
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Accommodation on the Naxos and Santorini Island Adventure

This tour is based on 3-star hotels. Hotels on this trip are comfortable local hotels in great locations with easy access to nearby amenities. Rooms are based on double occupancy, and upgrade to 4-star accommodations are available on request.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement ranging from €175EUR-€275EUR (depending on tour type and season) to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1-3

Hotel in Naxos

Enjoy warm Mediterranean hospitality at a comfortable local 3-star hotel.

Night 4-6

Hotel in Santorini

Enjoy warm Mediterranean hospitality at a comfortable local 3-star hotel.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Naxos and Santorini Island Adventure?

Meals

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Athens are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage are included throughout the tour, including ferry transfers to the islands. Roundtrip transfers between Athens and the Piraeus port are not included.

Also Included

  • English-speaking group leader and local tour guides
  • All ferry tickets outlined in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to sites listed in the itinerary
  • Activities in the itinerary:
    • 2 sailing excursions
    • 3 hiking tours
    • 1 walking tour
    • 1 wine tour
  • VAT and taxes

Not included

  • Flights
  • Visas if required
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Optional activities
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequenty Asked Questions about Naxos and Santorini Island Adventure

How hard is the Naxos and Santorini Island Adventure?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. This tour has a few easy and moderate hikes, but they’re suitable for travellers with a basic level of fitness and require no technical expertise. You’ll also have the opportunity to book your own active excursions. Travellers should be comfortable with swimming, sailing, and other water-based activities.

Do I need a visa to travel to Greece?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Naxos and Santorini Island Adventure?

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners are included. All other meals, beverages, and snacks are not included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover all included activities. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Athens to start this tour?

Fly into Athens International Airport (ATH). You can take a taxi, bus, or book a private transfer to the Piraeus Port.

Is the Naxos and Santorini Island Adventure in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Naxos and Santorini Island Adventure end?

This tour ends in Athens. You can depart from Athens International Airport (ATH).

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Greece?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Greece?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Greece for this tour?

Because this tour involves plenty of time on and around the water, the best time to visit is during warm June, July, August, or September.

Trails Beyond has been leading adventures in Greece since 2013. Bringing local expertise combined with global experience, Trails Beyond is a boutique tour operator with itineraries that go beyond the conventional. Trails Beyond has a special expertise in sailing, and offer a unique vantage point to those who want to soak up all that Greece has to offer.

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Prices

From $1,395USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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We rate this tour as a 2/5. This tour has a few easy and moderate hikes, but they’re suitable for travellers with a basic level of fitness and require no technical expertise. You’ll also have the opportunity to book your own active excursions. Travellers should be comfortable with swimming, sailing, and other water-based activities.

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