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SANTORINI & NAXOS

from £1585
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 14 Nights

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?

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.

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
Whats 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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This departure: Grade 4

  1. Day 1
    On arrival into Santorini airport, we make the short transfer by road to our accommodation, the Hotel Albatros in Karteradhos, where we stay for 3 nights’ accommodation. Depending on the flight arrival time, there may be the opportunity to visit the town before dinner.
  2. Day 2 to 3
    We spend two days walking on Santorini. Our programme may include a visit to the prehistoric site of Akrotiri and along the volcano rim from Thira to the picturesque village of Oia.
  3. Day 4 to 12
    Taking the ferry today. we leave Santorini for the green island of Naxos, where we stay for for 9 nights’ accommodation at the Hotel Galini & Sophia Latina. Our walking programme on Naxos takes us along coastal and inland tracks, visiting small beaches, monasteries, churches and quiet village squares. Many crops are grown on Naxos and one of the most delicious, yet simple, dishes is the Naxian potato salad! There will be a free day too so you can explore on your own, relax on the beach or perhaps take a day trip to another of the Cyclades' islands.
  4. Day 13 to 14
    We return to Santorini by ferry for a further 2 nights’ accommodation at the Hotel Albatros and our last day of walking on this beautiful volcanic island.
  5. Day 15
    Depart the hotel by road for Santorini airport for the flight to the UK.

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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01/05/2018

14

Grade 4

£1585.00

£1260

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15/05/2018

14

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04/09/2018

14

Grade 4

£1625.00

£1300

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18/09/2018

14

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£1585.00

£1260

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