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Walk the Aegean Islands - Walking Holiday

Walk the Aegean Islands Walking Holiday

Overview

This 18 day journey through the Aegean islands features local walks, hidden seaside coves, traditional village life, local gastronomy and ancient history. Relax into island life with 4-6 nights stays on three islands in the Cyclades group. Starting in Athens, we commence our island-hopping adventure in Andros, the second-largest of the Cyclades and a walkers’ paradise. On this lush island, springs are a feature of each village and waterfalls cascade down hillsides most of the year. We walk through valleys with bubbling streams and ancient stone mills amongst wildflowers and archaeological remnants. Transferring by ferry we come to the island of Tinos, known for its unique dovecotes, rural chapels and sparkling white villages found in hidden bays, on terraced hillsides and atop misty mountains. Time is spent exploring the island of Delos where the mythical gods Artemis and Apollo were born. We stopover on Mykonos island for sunset refreshments at a local tavern. Dramatic Amorgos offers a change of scenery. Shaped like a seahorse, Amorgos is the easternmost island of the Cyclades group and is known for its archaeology and dramatic coastline. The Byzantine Chosoviotissa monastery is a focal point and hangs precariously off the 300m sea cliffs. We spend time exploring the island’s extensive network of marked paths and old mule roads. A major claim to fame is that many of Amorgos locations were featured in Luc Besson's 1988 cult film Le Grand Bleu (The Big Blue). The golden sand and clear waters with unique colours of Koufonisia beckons us before we return to Athens.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Come Aegean island-hopping with extended stays on Andros, Tinos & Amorgos Islands
  • Experience a huge variety of scenery across the Cyclades island group including visits to Delos, Mykonos & Koufonisia
  • Walk on cobbled pathways, mule roads and village trails to spring-fed waterfalls, seaside coves and villages
  • Visit archaeological sites, museums & the Byzantine Hozoviotissa Monastery
  • Travel on scenic ferry transfers between the islands with dramatic coastal views
  • Watch sunsets in authentic Greek tavernas enjoying local gastronomic delights

Details

Details:

31 May - 17 June 2018 (17 nights)

Twin share/person (ex/ends Athens)
Advanced Early Bird: A$6,950 until 24/11/2017
Early Bird: A$7,150 until 31/01/2018
Regular: A$7,450
Single Supplement: A$750
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.
Minimum Group Size: 6 guests

Accommodation: 
3-4 star hotel and boutique lodge accommodation with private facilities

Special Interest: 
Wildlife, Botanical, Culture, Geology

Walk Rating: 
5 - 18km per walking day with some shorter or longer options (agility required for ascent/descent steps). Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.5 - 18km per walking day with some shorter or longer options (agility required for ascent/descent steps). Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.

Tour Itinerary

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