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Cyclades Islands of Sifnos and Milos

THIS TOUR IS FULLY BOOKED
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Sifnos and Milos, the true Cycladic Islands

12 -21 May 2017

Sifnos

Evocative landscapes, lively traditions and a relaxed atmosphere on the island of balance and harmony.
Sifnos stands out for both its architecture and natural beauty, which gave the island, since ancient times, the reputation of being wealthy because of its resources of gold and silver. The towns and villages are defined by well-taken-care-of narrow streets with their whitewashed courtyards, the deep colours of the bougainvilleas and the finely crafted terracotta chimney tops on the roofs. Today the island combines the picturesque with a rich tradition in cuisine and crafts. A unique network of trails some 200 kilometres in all, was created to meet the needs of the agricultural way of life and the tending of livestock. Some of these trails have a history dating back as far back as the 3 millennium BCE. Nowadays, they still lead the winding way to churches, beaches, through wonderful landscapes, used by local people and visiting hikers alike. Sifnos retains a low profile that instils peacefulness to every visitor.

Milos

Exotic beauty and unique natural treasures that are unlike any you’ve ever seen before!
Milos is the island where the famous statue of Aphrodite of Milos was discovered. Volcanic rocks paint the beaches red, pink and orange. Sarakiniko and Leftist, with their white rock formations, emerald green waters and caves eroded by the sea, are steeped in stories of pirates. The catacombs, the exotic beaches, the ancient port of Milos now has a row of colourful cave-like structures that are used to store boats. When the sun finally dips into the sea, watch the boats on the Aegean. Nearby, is charming Plaka, the capital of Milos built in 1800 from the ancient stones of the castle. Stroll through the picturesque alleyways with the may inviting restaurants and quaint cafes.

Duration
10 days

Tour content
General interest, landscapes, nature and history

Leader
The leader has varied interests including nature, the environment, history, mythology and modern society.


Itinerary

DAY 01 – 12 MAY FRI
Arrive Athens airport. Transfer by coach to Piraeus port to board the fast ferry for Sifnos. Upon arrival meet and greet and transfer by coach to the hotel. Overnight Sifnos.

DAY 02 – 13 MAY SAT
Day to relax and enjoy short local strolls. Overnight Sifnos.

DAY 03 – 14 MAY SUN
Half day guided tour of the island by coach visiting ancient a Mycenaean acropolis, a Venetian fortress and a monastery. Overnight Sifnos.

DAY 04 – 15 MAY MON
Optional walks on the trails. Overnight Sifnos.

DAY 05 – 16 SUN TUE
Optional walks on the trails. Overnight Sifnos.

DAY 06 – 17 MON WED
Transfer to Sifnos port. Board fast ferry from Sifnos to Milos. Arrival Milos transfer to the hotel. Overnight Milos.

DAY 07 – 18 MAY THU
Day to relax and enjoy short local strolls. Overnight Milos.

DAY 08 – 19 MAY FRI
Half day guided tour of the island by coach visiting the ancient catacombs and theatre, the submerged ancient Phylakope and idyllic Papafrangas. Overnight Milos.

DAY 09 – 20 MAY SAT
Optional walks and visits. Overnight Milos.

DAY 10 – 21 MAY SUN
Transfer to Milos airport for domestic flight to Athens to connect with flight home.


Price
€778  per person sharing twin-bedded room
single room supplement €223

Includes
• Assistance upon arrival and departure
• Fast ferry from Piraeus to Sifnos
• Coach for transfers and tours as mentioned in the itinerary
• Domestic flight Milos – Athens
• 3* hotels in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities
• (5 nights Sifnos, 4 nights Milos)
• Breakfast
• Service of leader
• VAT & taxes

Excludes
• Flights to/from Athens
• Tips/porterage
• Meals, approx. €12 – €18 per meal
• Beverages, drinks, extras
• Entrance fees to sites and museums


More Information

Flights
Please ensure that your flight arrives at Athens airport before 13.00 on Friday, 12 May to Piraeus port to connect with the ferry to Sifnos. If you require further information regarding flights from your point of origin from anywhere in the world please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail info@naturallygreece.com.gr we would be pleased to assist you.

Group Size
15 – 25 persons

Weather
15 – 25 °C Mainly sunny, rain possible.

Meals
There are some many excellent places to eat and mostly we will all eat together although anybody wishing to opt out is welcome to.

Walks
These are optional and vary between 4-8 kms. Most paths are in reasonably good condition but anybody coming should be happy to walk up steps and negotiate some moderate ascents.

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