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The Cyclades conjures up traditional images of the Greek islands with brilliant white cubist architecture, clear azure waters and breathtaking sunsets.
  • Product Code 15250
  • Holiday Type Walking Holiday
  • Grade Grade 4
  • Holiday Duration Nights

Guided Walking Holidays - Santorini and Naxos

Trek up to the rim of the ancient volcano and drink in the stupendous views over the archipelago. The air smells just a little of smoke and sulphur – or are you just imagining it? Experience this journey with Ramblers Walking Holidays.

Santorini is itself a mini-archipelago, and the remains of probably the world’s largest and most violent volcanic eruption. Its brilliant white cubist architecture and arid rocky terrain is immediately recognisable. The archipelago is one of Greece’s most important wine producers and its crisp, white wines are a perfect accompaniment to the tasty meals we enjoy while on the island.

Naxos offers green valleys and extensive footpaths that link the villages leading us to the towers and fortified mansions that the island is known for. We’ll explore the alleyways of Naxos town and discover the dramatic hilltop castle that watches over the village. Fertile volcanic soil means that the island grows abundant crops, which we sample in our menus. You can’t get fresher than that!

We eat at local tavernas each evening, giving the opportunity to sample traditional, delicious Greek cuisine and wines from the islands.

If you are a fan of Greece's Cycladic islands you may want to take a look at our Tinos & Andros or  Sifnos & Milos holidays. Both offer contrasting holidays with a bit of island hopping.

Holiday Highlights

  • Walk along the crater rim of an ancient volcano, high above the sea, on Santorini. 
  • Traditional Greek cuisine.
  • Walks through fertile inland plains covered with orchards on Naxos.
  • Plenty of swimming opportunities.
  • Walk from the picturesque village of Emporio, over the mountain ridge to ancient Thira for dramatic coastal views.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Gatwick to Santorini (Charter)
      Airport transfers
      Ferries between islands
      B&B en suite accommodation
      Dinners taken at local restaurants and tavernas
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

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Travel Details

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Santorini (Charter)
  • Airport transfers by road c. 30 minutes
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport

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Hotel Albatros

The Hotel Albatros is located in the village of Karteradhos, a 15 minute walk from the island’s capital of Fira, and is staffed by a friendly team. All en suite rooms have television, telephone, fridge, air conditioning, and a balcony. The hotel offers a large swimming pool (please note the pool does not have a shallow end), a bar and pool side snack bar. A buffet breakfast is served in the mornings. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout.

Hotel Galini and Sofia Latina, Naxos

The Hotel Galini and Sofia Latina is just 30 metres from the beach of St George, with its inviting clear water, despite being only 300 metres to Naxos town centre as well. The relaxed and friendly staff add to the hotels charm and atmosphere. You can really feel the Greek island vibe with the hotels classic white against blue stylings. Most rooms have views of the sea and the memorable sunsets that grace this part of the world. They also come with air conditioning, phones, balcony, TV, safes and en-suite facilities. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

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