A Taste of the Greek Islands

Overview

Join this fascinating island-hopping tour, where modern and ancient history combine. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and discover 5,000 years of history and culture while staying at three small and friendly, traditional Greek hotels on Santorini, Paros and Naxos.

What's Included:

  • 14 nights in hotels
  • 24 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Saga tour manager
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels and on all ferry crossings
  • Santorini island tour
  • Oia village visit
  • Museum of Prehistoric Thira
  • A visit to Paros island's capital
  • Tour Naxos old town
  • Scenic inter-island ferry crossings

Full Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Santorini

Fly to Santorini and spend three nights at the friendly, locally-rated 4-star Rose Bay Hotel, in the resort of Kamari. Dinner is included.

Day 2: Santorini

After a day at leisure an optional evening excursion takes you to Pyrgos, one of the prettiest villages on the island. Lunch is included today.

Day 3: Santorini

A full-day included excursion shows you the magnificent Santorini landscape whose deep lagoon and unusual cliffs were the result of a volcanic eruption around 1500 BC. Visit one of the most photographed villages in Greece, Oia, where whitewashed houses and bright-blue domed churches cling to the steep hillside.

Day 4: Day 4 Santorini to Paros

Travel by ferry to Paros for a four-night stay at the locally-rated 4-star Hotel Narges, near the centre of Aliki, a typically unspoilt Greek fishing village.

Day 5: Paros

An included half-day tour reveals Parikia, the capital of Paros. Visit the Byzantine Panagial Ekatondapylianí that dates back to 326AD before heading north to the traditional fishing village of Náoussa.

Day 6: Paros

Enjoy free time in Paros or take an optional excursion to see the whitewashed houses, windmills and chapels of Mykonos. You can also explore the historic ruins of neighbouring Delos.

Day 7: Paros

Spend today at leisure or perhaps venture on your own to Antiparos, where time and life seems to have stood still.

Day 8: Paros to Naxos

Travel by ferry to Naxos, and stay three-nights on half board at the locally-rated 4-star Naxos Palace Hotel, set in a secluded location within walking distance of the small village of Stelida.

Day 9: Naxos

Perhaps explore Naxos’ old town and its charming harbour. An optional excursion highlights the island’s traditional produce of oranges and olives.

Day 10 Naxos

Perhaps explore Naxos’ old town and its charming harbour.

Day 11: Naxos to Santorini

Return to Santorini with the rest of the day at leisure and stay a further four nights at the locally rated 4-star Rose Bay Hotel.

Day 12 Santorini

Spend today at leisure or join an optional excursion to the ruins of the Bronze age settlement of Akrotiri.

Day 13: Santorini

You can relax today or you may prefer to join an optional excursion to survey the remnants of the volcano that shaped the island of Santorini.

Day 14: Santorini

Enjoy your last day at leisure.

Day 15: Santorini to the UK

Travel to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

Hand Picked By

Margaret Moulton

Saga are so popular with our clients, with all those little details taken care of, like complimentary VIP door-to-door transfers on all long haul holidays and selected escorted tours and also optional included travel insurance. This makes Saga such great value for money.

Margaret Moulton

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departure dates from May - October 2019
  • Board Basis: Mixed Meal Plan
  • Duration: 14 nights
  • Departure Airport: Birmingham
  • Guide Price: From £1,469pp
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