Athens (2 nights) - Syros (6 nights) - Tinos (6 nights)
Syros and Tinos provide an ideal contrast of architectural styles, lifestyle, and choice of day to day activities.
Both islands have a large Catholic population, very evident on Syros in the medieval village of Ano Syros, which occupies the hillside overlooking the capital of Ermoupolis. The capital itself features classical mansions, a grand City Hall situated on a large piazza. There is a gambling casino, fantastic places for a meal or a cafe and many shopping opportunities. On Tinos, you have the contrasting simplicity of the Catholic and Orthodox villages, plus a main town with very eclectic shopping. There are good buys in jewellery and inexpensive souvenirs, and Tinos is the best place to buy religious Icons, since it is the number one religious destination in Greece! Both islands offer plenty of opportunities for relaxing at great beaches and enjoying fresh, well-prepared Greek cuisine.
Day 1: Arrival at Athens International Airport.
Our representative will transfer you to your Athens hotel, where you’ll have the afternoon and evening free to do a bit of exploring. The old part of the city, the Plaka, is definitely recommended for shopping and dining. Overnight Athens.
Day 2: Our representative will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the port of Piraeus for your ferry or highspeed to Syros.
Upon arrival at Syros, our representative will meet you and transfer you to your accommodation. Your arrival will be just before or after Noon, so you'll have plenty of time to explore the very vibrant city of Ermoupolis. Overnight Syros.
Day 3 - 7: Days and nights on Syros to thoroughly explore this small, yet lively, island destination.
With the capital of Ermoupolis offering such a wide variety of activities, you’ll not have a chance to be bored here. There are plenty of shopping possibilities, a casino for nighttime entertainment, the beautiful Ano Syros medieval town, plus some outstanding museums and churches to visit. The main town is quite busy, with a very lively pace, while the countryside and beaches are very laidback and relaxing. Of course, admiring the beautiful neoclassical mansions of Ermoupolis will be the first item on your list. 5 overnights Syros.
Day 8: After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to the port of Ermoupolis for your ferry across to Tinos.
Upon arrival at Tinos, our representative will meet you and transfer you to your accommodation. Again, your arrival will be around Noon, so you'll have a full day ahead of you. Tinos Town stays busy day and night, and the shops are open quite late. Dinner on Tinos tends to start late as well, with tavernas ready to serve from around 20:00. There always seems to be a festive air at night in Tinos Town, with cafes very full until well after Midnight. Overnight Tinos.
Day 9 - 13: You’ve plenty of time ahead of you to enjoy the very best of Tinos, with its fifty or so villages, extraordinary dovecotes, and outstanding variety of beaches.
Tinos is a treasure of art and artistry, and there are always art exhibits planned for July, August, and September. There are plenty of walking trails throughout the island, but the best way to get to know Tinos is by car. During your time on the island, there are a multitude of activities to keep you busy, including perhaps a climb to the top of the ancient mountain capital of Exobourgo, a morning spent in Pirgos Village wandering the marble workshops and the new Museum of Marble crafts, with an afternoon swim and lunch at the tiny port of Panormos. Consider setting one day aside to visit nearby Delos and Mykonos (highly recommended). 5 overnights Tinos.
Day 14: After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to the port of Tinos for your return ferry or highspeed to Athens.
On arrival, you will again be met by our Athens representative and taken to your hotel. Overnight in Athens.
After breakfast, our Athens representative will transfer you to the Athens International Airport in plenty of time for your return flight home.