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Sifnos and Milos, on the westernmost edge of Greece's Cycladic islands, offer visitors spectacular sunsets, sand beaches and sparkling azure seas.
  • Product Code 15280
  • Holiday Type Walking Holiday
  • Grade Grade 4
  • Holiday Duration 14 Nights

Guided Walking Holidays - Sifnos and Milos

As the pathway contours the hillside, our yacht comes slowly into view, waiting gently in the blue sparkling waters below. Descending to the water’s edge, we take in the views and climb aboard; we’re ready to set sail. Experience this journey with Ramblers Walking Holidays

Sifnos and Milos, on the westernmost edge of Greece’s Cycladic islands, offer visitors white cubist villages, spectacular sunsets, wonderful coastline, bleached sand beaches and sparkling azure seas. These quiet, unassuming islands offer a wealth of well trodden pathways, ancient castles and quiet churches. Enjoy the idyllic coves and empty beaches, explore volcanic terrain and wander through tranquil countryside.

After spending a night in Piraeus on the Greek mainland, we take the ferry to Sifnos, a mountainous island with fertile green valleys. Cobbled footpaths link villages of white-washed houses with pretty churches and ancient towers. Endless dry-stone walls line the trails, and breathtaking views await us at every turn. The island has a long history of potters, and its ceramics are to be found in all corners of Greece.

Making the short ferry journey to Milos we discover a completely contrasting island. Volcanic in origin, many visitors don’t realise that Milos has perhaps the most extraordinary terrain of any of the Cyclades. Our walks take us past colourful rock formations, into caves and catacombs, along volcano craters sheltering rare cedar trees. We cross for a day to the small island of Kimolos where we’ll see the geological phenomena of ‘Skiadi’, rocks weathered into the shape of enormous mushrooms. The beaches are beautiful and often deserted.

Our day spent on a private yacht allows us to venture along the island’s west coast, with lunch on board, and is certain to be a highlight. Our day spent on a private yacht allows us to venture along the west coast of the island at our own pace with lunch on board.

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

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover the island where the Venus de Milo was found.
  • White washed villages, golden beaches and ceramics of Sifnos.
  • Spend time with a Greek farmer, learning about the land, the vineyards and the wines.
  • Exploring the western coastline of Milos by yacht with lunch on board.
  • Verdant valleys, olive groves and endless trails.
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 Heathrow to Athens returning Milos to Heathrow via Athens (Aegean Airlines)
      Airport transfers
      Ferries and flights between islands
      B&B en suite accommodation
      Dinners at local tavernas 
      Local walking guide on Milos
      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.

This departure: Grade 4

  1. Day 1

    On arrival into Athens airport, we transfer by coach to Piraeus where we overnight for 1 night. Dinner this evening will either be at the hotel or a local restaurant

  2. Day 2

    After an early breakfast, we walk to the port to board our ferry for Sifnos. After check in at our hotel, there will be time to relax and explore our surroundings. We stay on Sifnos for 6 nights.

  3. Day 3 to 7

    Our time on verdant Sifnos will be spent following cobbled footpaths linking white-washed villages, pretty churches and ancient towers. Dry stone walls line the paths and breath-taking views can be seen from many vantage points. The island's long tradition of potters means that ceramics are available in every shop.

  4. Day 8

    We make the short ferry crossing to Milos today, where we stay in the main town or "chora" for 7 nights' accommodation.

  5. Day 9 to 14

    Milos is a volcanic island and has the most extraordinary terrain of the Cyclades islands. Some say the sunsets here are better than Santorini! Our walks take us past colourful rock formations, into caves and catacombs, and along volcano craters. We'll sail over to nearby Kimolos, where the beaches are often deserted and enjoy a day on a private yacht with lunch, enjoying the west coast of the island at our own pace. Note: It may be necessary to take a smaller boat to the yacht, depending on where it is moored.

  6. Day 15

    Leaving Milos today, we fly to Athens where we connect with our flight to London.

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Athens returning Milos to Heathrow via Athens (Aegean Airlines)
  • Airport transfers by road c. 30 minutes

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Hotel Petali Village, Sifnos

The Hotel Petali Village sits above the village of Apollonia on the island of Sifnos. A warm welcome awaits in this charming part of town, with its narrow winding streets. The hotel is made up of small individual buildings, whitewashed and surrounded by flowers in the Cyclades Islands' style, with the blue of the Aegean in the distance.  All rooms have a TV, minibar, safe deposit box, hair dryer and private balcony or veranda with views over the sea or the landscapes of Sifnos. There's also a swimming pool and free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Breakfast is served on the roof garden.

Santa Maria Village, Milos

The Santa Maria Village is ideally located just 300 metres from Papikinos beach, and a short walk from Adamas’s many restaurants and shops. The “village” consists of seven buildings of traditional architecture, dotted around the well kept garden, all complimented with modern facilities and contemporary decor. The hotel offers a swimming pool, bar, breakfast room and free wi-fi. The rooms are all en suite with showers and have a mini-fridge, a/c, TV and hairdryers.

Triton Hotel, Piraeus

The centre of Piraeus with cafes and restaurants is only a short walk away from the well connected Triton.  All rooms come with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. They also have a bathroom with toiletries, while most open to a balcony with views of the port. Free WiFi is available throughout.

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