The Cyclades islands is a complex of about 30 islands and many more islets, each one having a unique atmosphere making them the most wonderful island hopping destination. For those wishing a less touristy and more authentic island feel the islands of Milos and Ios offer a winning combination of beautiful beaches, traditional villages and laid back attitude.
Day 1 | Athens: Arrival & first impressions.
Welcome to Athens! This historic city has much more to offer than the world known Acropolis and the Acropolis museum, that are a must none the less. With more than 100 museums and galleries to pick from, culinary options that combine the east and west, a revived city centre ideal for taking a stroll and shopping as well as a beach front just a short drive or a bus ride from the city center, Athens is becoming once again a perfect starting point for your exploration of what Greece has to offer. Enjoy the city from your centrally located hotel.
Day 2 | Athens – Milos : Ferry & relaxation
Ferry departure from the port of Piraeus for Milos. Arrival to the port of Milos. Optional pick up service from the hotel and check in procedure. Rest of the day is at leisure to relax, or go for a swim since Milos has some of the best beaches in Greece. Evening to enjoy the taverns and bars of Pollonia, the more developed part of the island.
Day 3 | Milos exploring
Milos offers enchanting nature landscapes and biotopes some protected by Natura treaties. You can rent a car and admire an open-air museum of natural history in West Milos: mountain tops, isolated coasts, rare flora and fauna, migratory birds and in general a region of incomparable beauty, sceneries completely intact from human interventions. Or you can go on board a sea trip from Kypos beach to the unique beaches of Kleftiko, Geronda, Geraka and Paleorema (the old sulphur mine) and enjoy a day of sea, sun and fun.
Day 4 | Ferry from Milos to Ios – Explore Ios.
A short ferry ride (1,5 hours) is all it takes to reach Ios. Being still morning take the chance to enjoy the island’s famous beaches, or go to the beach to hire a speedboat taxi to one of the many beaches in Ios or even do a scuba diving trip to a wreck on the corner of the port: it is the most popular dive site on the island with an abundance of fish life. In the evening you can explore Chora – the main village of Ios and wander the narrow streets of this lovely traditional Cycladic village and later enjoy local Greek cuisine and fresh seafood at a traditional Greek tavern at Manganari Beach or Psathi Beach. In the evening you can try a cocktail or a cold beer in one of the bars of the main town.
Day 5 |Ferry from Ios to Athens
Enjoy the sea and the sun in the morning waiting for the afternoon ferry that will take you back to Piraeus or to the next island to visit.
- Accommodation in Athens in a 4* Hotel for 1 night
- Ferry ticket Athens – Milos
- Accommodation in Milos in a 4* Hotel for 2 nights.
- Ferry ticket Milos – Ios
- Accommodation in Ios in a 4* Hotel for 1 night.
- Ferry ticket Ios – Athens
Optional Services such as:
- Flight to and from Greece
- Transfer services
Availability and exact pricing is confirmed after enquiry.
Program is unavailable during the month of August.
Romantic Greece Island Hoping 2014 : Athens – Milos – Ios : Pricing
Map of Ios & Milos