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  • Writer's pictureDEAN NELSON (he/him) CRDE, LLD

Ultimate Greek Beach Getaway

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

Exploring the beach islands of Paros, Ios, and Milos, Greece

Day 1 - Travel to Athens

Day 1 is a full day a travel from your home airport to the Athens, International Airport arriving to Greece the next day.

Day 2 - Arrival into Athens

Upon reaching the Athen's airport you will meet your assistant outside the aircraft or before passport control. The assistant will be carrying a signboard with your name. Priority assistance with luggage collection & check-in on your next domestic flight to Paros. Priority access through passport control and/or security with an escort until you reach your designated lounge or gate.

Today you will go directly from the international arrivals in Athens to the start of your beach getaway. The beaches of Paros are characterized by their crystal water and relaxing atmosphere, attracting many visitors every summer. Some beaches are organized and lined up with seaside hotels, restaurants and beach bars, while others are secluded.

✓ Flight - Athens Airport to Paros Airport: 2 passengers departing from Athens Airport to Paros Airport

✓ Transfer from Paros Airport to Piso Livadi

✓ Deluxe Room with Sea View with Breakfast Daily for 4 Nights

Check in for four nights at the Summer Senses Resort

Set above the famous Punda beach on the charming island of Paros, Summer Senses is one of the most luxurious hotels on the island. Reminiscent of a small white-washed village composed of traditional two-storey buildings, the brand-new Cycladic complex offers deluxe accommodation, luxurious facilities, and 5-star services. A hundred deluxe rooms and sophisticated suites invite couples and families for a relaxing beach getaway and an utterly satisfying holiday living, perfectly complemented by three swimming areas, an atmospheric spa center, a gym, two restaurants, and two bars. With the ultimate goal to offer guests a holistic experience of senses, the hotel is inspired by the colours, sounds, aromas, tastes, and touch of a typical summer day and night on Paros island.

Enjoy the rest of the day on your own.

Day 3 - Paros, Greece

Enjoy exploring the island and beaches on your own

Day 4 - Paros, Greece - Paros Island Sailing Cruise

Private transfer from Piso Livadi to Paros Port

The best way to explore Paros and a whole range of secluded beaches is on a yacht. You will start your semi-private sailing adventure in the port of Paroikia where you will meet your experienced crew and go over the final itinerary while enjoying some refreshments. Your first destination is the majestic blue lagoon on Panteronisia island where you can swim and snorkel in turquoise waters and replenish your energy with a light snack. After this 60-minute swim stop, you will continue sailing, traveling along the coastline of Antiparos to admire and take photos of the mystical sea caves. If you are planning on climbing on top of the caves, sea shoes are highly recommended. Your second and longest stop of approximately 2 hours will be at Despotiko island renowned for its golden beaches where you can relax or wander around the island before you indulge in a delicious feast on board. You will return to Paroikia port around 5 PM.

Duration:7 hours

Inclusions:Crew, Brunch, BBQ Lunch, Fruits, Drinks and Refreshments, Basic Snorkelling Equipment

Disclaimer:The Cruise can have up to 35 participants according to Covid Restrictions . Yachts and boats in Greece are prohibited by law to moor directly onto the beach. Our crews always try to reach the best points for swimming and snorkeling, as close to the beach as possible.

Private transfer from Paros Port to Piso Livadi

Day 5 - Private Paros Wine Tour

True oenophiles will appreciate this immersive exploration of Paros’ winemaking traditions and history. This private tour will take you to one of the most famous wineries on the island – Moraitis Winery. As you leisurely wander around the verdant vineyard, your expert guide will share more about the unique viticulture of Paros and the specific conditions required to grow grapes in this area. After an in-depth introduction to the winemaking process, you will taste the winery’s famous and award-winning products that were produced by blending both modern and traditional vinification techniques. Meze style snacks will also be served during your wine tasting, all perfectly paired with the wine notes that you will have the chance to savor.

Duration:4 hours

Inclusions:Private Transportation, Wine Expert Guide, Wine Tasting paired with Local Cheese and Snacks, Entrance Fees

Rest of the day to explore on your own

Day 6 - Island Hop to Ios, Greece (travel day)

Today you will check out of the Summer Senses Resort and sail over to the Island of Ios for the next beach getaway. With more than 35 startling beaches as well as coves with golden sand and cerulean waters, the beautiful island of Ios in the famous Cyclades Archipelago in Greece is considered one of the top islands with the best beaches in all of the Mediterranean.

✓ private transfer from Piso Livadi to Paros Port

✓ Walk-on Club/Business class ferry from Paros Port to Ios Port

✓ private transfer from Ios Port to Ios Town

✓ Check in to Liostasi Hotel & suites for the next four nights

Panoramic Sea View Room with Breakfast Daily for 4 Nights

Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival. Gracefully set on a hillside, overlooking the Aegean Sea, Liostasi is designed to offer high-end hospitality in harmony with the liberating serenity of seascape. Amongst the first luxury hotels on the island of Ios, this exclusive boutique hotel emanates a romantic atmosphere enhanced by the magical island views and the exuberant contemporary design. Just a breath away from the golden beach and Ios town, Liostasi, is rightfully considered a jewel amongst boutique hotels in Ios island of Greece.

Rest of your day free to explore on your own

Day 7 - Tasting Experience in Ios

If you are a foodie, you will love this opportunity to combine breathtaking sites and a deep dive into the island's culinary traditions and culture. The first stop is the open amphitheater of Odysseas Elytis, rested on top of a hill, with amazing views of Mylopotas beach and Santorini. You will then visit Paleokastro, a Venetian castle built at an altitude of 275m to protect the island from the pirates. Following the traditional path to the top, you will find the castle ruins, a small Cycladic chapel, and the breathtaking view of the Aegean sea. Your last stop is the local family-owned Cheesery located on the north side of Ios. One of the family members will show you around the property end guide you through the traditional as well as contemporary ways of cheese making. You will also see old tools, traditional uniforms, and one renovated small old stoned house with two rooms in which the cheese tasting will take place. You will taste 7 different types of cheese, 2 types of Ios honey and learn about their unique characteristics. Last but not least you will see some of the farm animals the family owns.

Duration:4 hours

Inclusions:Private Transportation, Entrance Fees, Traditional Cheese and Honey Tasting , Local Escort

Rest of the day to explore on your own

Day 8 - Explore Ios, Greece on your own

Take in the magic of this beautiful Island with great beaches and charming village on your own.

Day 9 - Island Hop to Milos, Greece (travel day)

Today you are off to the next exciting beach island of Milos. Beaches in Milos Greece stand out for their unique natural beauty and gorgeous water. The magnificent colours and the interesting rock formations of Milos beaches provide great places to spend a day at the sea.

✓ private transfer from Ios town to Ios port

✓ Walk-On Club/Business Class tickets on the ferry from Ios port to Milos port

✓ private transfer from Milos port to Pollonia

✓ 3-nights at the Milos Breeze boutique hotel

Check in at your hotel the Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel

Deluxe Room with Sea View and Plunge Pool with Breakfast Daily for 3 Nights

Blending traditional architecture with touches of authentic luxury, the 4-star Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel constitutes an idyllic summer haven for unforgettable holidays in Milos. Built on an exclusive and quiet spot on a striking clifftop, Milos Breeze offers uninterrupted panoramic views of the sea and the nearby islands that one can admire and indulge in from the balcony of each room or suite: Kimolos, Sifnos, Serifos, Agios Georgios, and Polyaigo are all discerned from Milos Breeze’s spectacular vantage point. In addition, the boutique hotel features a unique overflow swimming pool that is enhanced with magnesium minerals; one dip and you will be able to feel the difference.

Rest of the day is on your own to explore Pollonia, Milos

Day 10 - Cruise around Adamas, Kleftiko, and Poliegos

✓ private transfer from Pollonia to Milos Port

After meeting the crew at Adamas port, you will board the spacious boat and start your semi-private sailing adventure. Passing the coastline and leaving the Milos bay behind, you will sail past traditional fishing villages of Skinopi, Klima, Areti, and Fourkovouni adorned with picturesque little houses -called "sirmata"- built by the seaside. Then you will visit Arkoudes, a lava rock complex that takes its name from its characteristic shape; the form of a bear. Opening the sails you will then head to the impressive Cape Vani. Your first swimming stop will be at the natural bay of Kalogries, where you will be able to dive into the transparent turquoise waters right from the yacht. Your next wow-stop is the cave of Sikia, where you will be able to revel in the view and explore the entrance and its famous hall with the hole in the ceiling. The colorful beach of Agios Ioannis follows the stunning Sikia cave. The tour will then continue to the famous pirates bay of Kleftiko, one of the most instragrammable locations in the world. During your stop, the crew will guide you to the best caves in which to swim and snorkel. After your sea adventures, you will recharge your batteries with a scrumptious lunch on board before setting sail to the majestic beach of Gerakas and its hot spring as well as the colorful beach of Firlingos. Finally, you will pass by the abandoned Sulphur Mines and sail towards your last swim stop of the day, the amazing bay of Galazia Nera, in Poliegos. Coming back on board, the captain will set course for your disembarkation point in Pollonia, passing by the islands of Kimolos and Agios Eustathios. After arriving in Pollonia your transfer will be waiting for you if you wish to go straight back to Adamas.

Duration:9 hours

Inclusions:Skipper, Snacks, Full Lunch with Traditional Dishes, Local House Wine and Beverages

Disclaimer:The Sailing Cruise can have up to 28 participants.

✓ private transfer back to your hotel

Rest of the night on your own

Day 11 - Kimolos Island Discovery Tour

Even though it is not located on Milos, one of the most exciting sites of the island is actually located in its neighborhood – the island of Kimolos. Situated right across from the village of Pollonia, the easiest way to describe Kimolos is “Milos as it once was”. Here, the time has stopped and your tour begins by taking the morning ferry across and continues by exploring the traditional capital Chorio, with the remains of its medieval castle and beautiful churches. Sightseeing is followed by a relaxing swim in the crystal-clear waters of beaches like the famous Prassa before you catch the late afternoon ferry back.

Duration:8 hours

Inclusions:Local Guide, Ferry Tickets to/ from Kimolos, Bottled Water and Midday Snack, Map, Wet Wipes

Day 12 - Travel day to Athens, Greece

✓ private transfer from Pollonia to Milos Airport

✓ Flight from Milos Airport to Athens Airport

✓ Transfer from Athens Airport to Athens Hotel

✓ Check-in for two nights at Elia Ermou Athens Hotel

Today you will check out of the Milos Breeze boutique hotel and jet off to Athens for the next two nights. Once in Athens you will check in to the beautiful Elia Ermou Athens Hotel with views of the Acropolis.

Junior Suite with Breakfast Daily for 2 Nights

Just 800 meters from the world-renowned Acropolis and Acropolis Museum, and situated on the most famous shopping street in the city, Elia Ermou Athens Hotel is conveniently set in the heart of Athens. This 4-star hotel features a restaurant with a stunning view of the Acropolis, plenty of natural light in all of its common areas and a and wellness club with facilities including a cryosauna, fitness center, and hair salon. The hotel provides high-quality services and a memorable stay in spacious and contemporary decorated rooms and suites.

Rest of the day to explore Athens on your own

Day 13 - Acropolis and Flavours of Athens, Greece

A perfect combination of history and culinary delights to give you an authentic feel of Athens. Climb to the very top of Acropolis hill and admire one of the world’s most important architectural structures, the Parthenon. Your guide will help you discover more about the site’s significance, as well as the bountiful heritage and cultural achievements of the Greek civilization during the Golden Age. After the exploration of Acropolis and a few Instagram moments, your tour continues with a 3-hour in-depth exploration of the city’s culinary wonders. Learn more about Greek cuisine and local food customs and visit the best spots adored by the locals accompanied by your foodie guide, all in the very heart of Athens. Engage all your senses while you sample products made by artisans from all over the country who have been perfecting their recipes for decades, even generations, haggle at the central market, in short – become a real Athenian for a day!

Duration:5 hours

Inclusions:2 hrs Acropolis Tour by Licensed Guide, Entrance Fees to the Acropolis Site, 3 hrs Flavors Tour by Food Expert Guide, Tasting of Sweet and Savory Local Delicacies-enough to replace lunch

Disclaimer:Kindly note that Central Food Market is closed for visiting on Afternoons, Sundays and certain Public Holidays.

Enjoy the rest of the day to explore Athens on your own.

Day 14 - Return home (travel day)

Your wonderful beach holiday has come to an end and now you are off to head back home with many wonderful memories, stories and adventures.

✓ private transfer from Athens hotel to Athens airport

✓ VIP Departure assistance: Departure assistance includes Meet and Greet at Athens Airport, priority assistance with luggage collection, check in to your flight, baggage drop off, should you require it, and priority escort through passport control and security to your designated lounge or gate.

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