Walking the Cyclades islands

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THE CYCLADES islands

Barren landscapes in contrast with white washed houses and the endless deep blue of the Aegean sea… an ancient network of paths… traditional villages… gorgeous sandy beaches… solitary bays… picturesque fishing ports… friendly and hospitable islanders… delicious food… folk music… are a few examples of what you will experience while walking with us around the Cyclades islands.

The most famous island group in the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades islands, is a cluster of 24 inhabited islands that forms an imaginary circle (the name in English means: “circular islands”) around the sacred island of Delos. They present the tips of drowned mountain ridges.

Although they share common characteristics, each Cycladic island offers you its own unique experiences: from the cultural life of Syros to the relaxed pace of life of the Small Cyclades islands to the culinary delights of Sifnos and the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Santorini.

You can combine a walking holiday in one or more of the following islands…

and enjoy an experience of a lifetime!

Syros, the capital and jewel of the Cyclades islands. Its trademark, the neoclassical town of Ermoupolis, once a very important trade and industrial centre in the Mediterranean. You will walk on deserted ancient paths and trails, explore the medieval reservation of Ano Syros, the ancient ruins of Kastri, experience its unique cultural and social life, enjoy stunning mountain views and dramatic coastal sceneries… reach remote solitary beaches and coves with crystal clear waters. Read about our walking holiday in Syros…

Andros is mountainous and is intersected with a number of mountain ridges which create numerous fertile valleys, steep ravines and deep gorges. In comparison to the rest of the Cyclades it rains a lot and there are numerous rivers, streams, springs and waterfalls. As a result Andros is remarkably green and characterised by a rich flora and diverse landscape which are waiting for you to be explored. Read about our walking holiday in Andros…

The “unknown” Cycladic island of Tinos with its numerous deserted ancient paths and trails, unique architecture of pigeon houses, windmills and countless churches, stone walls, fountains, giant rocks with strange shapes… You will walk through villages untouched by time… you will observe the unique flora and fauna of this mountainous island… Read about our walking holiday in Tinos…

Naxos is the largest, richest and most multifaceted island of the Cyclades. You will experience lofty mountains, fertile valleys, plateaus, springs, rivers, caves, picturesque villages, Byzantine chapels, Venetian towers, kouros statues, ancient sites, endemic wildlife, unique customs and cultural happenings… as well the longest sandy beaches in the Aegean… Read about our walking holiday in Naxos…

South of Naxos there is a group of small islands called the Small Cyclades; Amorgos, Iraklia, Schinoussa, Pano & Kato Koufonissi and Donoussa. Until recently, these islands were very isolated so they still remain unspoilt… a small heaven of peace, Greek hospitality and traditional culture. Read about our walking holiday in the Small Cyclades…

Santorini, the most sought after place for a romantic getaway in Greece! It will take your breath away with its white Cycladic houses lining the cliff tops, the amazing views to the Caldera and Nea Kameni (the volcano), the spectacular sunsets, the black and red beaches… Few places in the world combine such amazing sceneries, beautiful beaches, ancient cities, gastronomical food, fabulous wine… and an active volcano! Read about our walking holiday that ends in Santorini…

Traditional villages of snow-white houses with traditional chimneys made of potter’s clay, 365 small churches with blue domes, a Venetian castle, ancient ruins, an inexhaustible variety of beautiful hiking trails which lead to tranquil sandy beaches, delicious local food and wine… This is Sifnos, the gem of the Cyclades. Read about our walking holiday in Sifnos…

Volcanic Milos will enchant you with its diversity, coastal morphology and rare geological formations… with its 75 beaches,  crystal, deep blue waters, picturesque harbors, colorful volcanic rocks, archeological sites, unique flora and endemic fauna… Read about our walking holiday in the West Cyclades...

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