Luxury Greek Island Hopping
Mykonos - Naxos - Santorini
The best way to discover the unhurried charm of the sun-drenched Cycladic islands is by ferry. This island 'hop' flies you into to the cosmopolitan and sophisticated Mykonos, on to the peaceful retreat of Naxos and finishes in the enchanting Santorini. If you are looking to get lost in rolling landscapes of fruit laden groves and crystalline shallows of the Aegean, then this is the place to be.
- Sip cocktails in the cosmopolitan Mykonos town and eat in little Venice with its wonderful views across the water
- Get lost in the narrow streets of Naxos town and end up back at the harbour where you can eat lunch next to the port
- Encounter stunning pastel washed houses of Oia in Santorini
- Visit the beautiful Thria– only accessible by cable car or foot – the views across Santorini from the town are enchanting
2 week Greek island hopping itinerary stopping in the beautiful Cycladic islands of Mykonos, Naxos and Santorini
Fly direct into Mykonos – sometimes referred to as the St Tropez of the Aegean, the island has a bustling and stylish feel. Littered with chic bars and elegant restaurants you can enjoy a constant flow of food and drink. Take a trip to Little Venice for cocktails and dinner where you can take in the beautiful sea views from a stylish bar hanging over the water.
It is good to give into the luxury of Mykonos’ shopping and gastronomy but the fashionable nightlife is not all the island boasts. For a more authentic experience, hire a car on the island and discover some almost untouched coves and unspoilt beaches which seem a world away from the cosmopolitan centre.
It is time to slow the pace down as you hop on a ferry to the remote and peaceful island of Naxos. Perhaps our favourite island, it creates its own smooth stride by leaving mass-tourism on the mainland. Full of treasures tucked away and scattered with beaches burrowed in corners of the landscape, it is great for exploring on your own to find secluded beaches with nothing but the hum of cicadas to disturb your reverie.
Take a drive inland and the island transforms as the landscapes are lush and green thanks to an uncommon supply of water. Green fertile valleys set among whitewashed villages make it an ideal place for a walking holiday – but even if you’d prefer to drive, the dramatic scenery dotted with sleepy villages makes a great route to relax and explore. Food enthusiasts can head to the town by evening in pursuit of local produce and fresh seafood eaten alfresco beneath vine covered terraces.
Hop on the ferry to Santorini. When you arrive, the drive up to the main town will feel like you’re reaching impressive heights. The most romantic of the 3 islands, the rows of traditional whitewashed villas and vistas ooze rustic charm and, from a distance, the uniformity of the landscape makes it seem almost unreal. Seeped with an eclectic ambience – days here are spent in secluded coves, little artisan shops selling trinkets and relaxed cafes next to the twinkling turquoise sea. The sweeping views from the height of the town are really something to marvel at. The islands dramatic history means that the sandy beaches are dark and volcanic, but set against the ragged cliffside, equally as beautiful as the white bays of Naxos. Living like a local is the best way to appreciate Santorini, so it’s worth strolling down to nearby fishing ports to enjoy long, relaxing, Greek lunches by the harbour.
It’s time to pack up and fly direct from Santorini’s small airport to the UK.
From £2,285 per person
Price is based on travel in mid season and on 2 people sharing. Includes international flights from the UK, B&B accommodation and all transfers.
All of our itineraries are tailor-made to your specific requirements and therefore prices do vary. The above is an indication only. Prices will vary depending on the season of travel and the standard of accommodation used. Please contact us for a quotation and to discuss your holiday requirements in more detail.