Visit the world-renowned sea sports paradise of Paros and Naxos islands for 8 days of oceanside hikes, windsurfing, and stand-up paddleboarding. And when you're not taking on all the active adventures the islands have to offer? Explore the unique local architecture, delectable cuisine, cosmopolitan nightlife, and impressive archaeological sites.

Highlights

  • Windsurf and paddleboarding on the deep blue Aegean
  • Hike along gold-sand beaches and past tiny stone towns
  • Feast on authentic Greek food in local tavernas
  • Explore chic, party-lover paradise Naoussa

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Paros Paros
Day 2 Windsurfing & paddleboarding in Paros Paros
Day 3 Hiking in Paros Paros
Day 4 Windsurfing & paddleboarding in Paros Paros
Day 5 Paros to Naxos by ferry Naxos
Day 6 Windsurfing & paddleboarding in Naxos Naxos
Day 7 Windsurfing & paddleboarding in Naxos Naxos
Day 8 Departure  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Paros!

Paros

Welcome to Paros — a land of sea breezes, natural splendor, and plenty of adventure. When you arrive, toss your bags in the transfer van and head straight to your beachfront, family-run lodgings on the island's north shore. Spend your first day exploring the property and its surroundings and having your first authentic Greek meal at a nearby taverna overlooking the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea.  

Day 2: Paros - Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding Lessons

Windsurfing in Greece

After a nutritious breakfast, grab your bathing suit, fasten that life jacket, and take to the waves with a windsurfing or stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) lesson. No matter your age or experience level, our flexible instructors will teach you the ropes. And if you're an experienced surfer? We'll point you toward the island's hidden gems. 

In the afternoon, change out of your swimwear and make your way to a remote traditional village for a fresh, homemade local meal. Or choose to explore chic Naoussa — home of whitewashed cobblestone alleyways full of tucked-away tiny shops and bars that attract a party crowd all summer long. 

Day 3: Paros - Walking Tour

Kolymbithres Beach

Known for its strange, gorgeous, sculpture-like rock formations and rich golden sands, Kolymbithres Beach is your first destination of the day. Bring good walking shoes — from here, you'll take an invigorating coastal hike past ancient churches, sprawling vineyards, and rustic farmhouses. Pause to admire the Mycenaean Acropolis and the marvelous Monastery of St. John on your way. Then stop for a dip and a snack on a hidden, secluded beach with sweeping views of the sea and neighboring islands. 

Day 4: Paros - Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Windsurfers dot the skyline

Head back to the sea for another day of windsurfing and paddleboarding adventures, starting with another lesson. This beach is a perfect spot for beginners and intermediate surfers who want to improve fast. Spend your morning riding the waves, then relax over a late lunch in the picturesque, amphitheatrically-built village of Marpissa — a cluster of dazzling white buildings perched on Kefalos Hill

Day 5: Paros to Naxos by Ferry

Naxos
The charming streets of Naxos

Bid Paros a fond farewell and make your way to the main port, prepaid ticket in hand, to continue your adventures in Naxos. The active main town is full of Venetian architecture and hosts an impressive castle. Spend your first day in Naxos relaxing, exploring, or taking your windsurfing or paddleboarding skills to the next level. 

Day 6: Naxos - Windsurfing & Paddleboarding

Windsurfing in Greece

On your second day in Naxos, it's time to head back into the water at one of Europe's most amazing windsurfing spots for beginners and freestylers alike. The warm, shallow, crystal-clear waters of this beach park enjoy consistent northerly winds all summer long. Practice your moves, make new friends, and soak in the sweeping ocean views. In the afternoon, head inland for some cycling or stay seaside for more water sports — whatever you prefer!

Day 7: Naxos - Windsurfing & Paddleboarding

Naxos

On your last full day in Greece, go straight back to the beach for more water sports. Spend your morning honing your new moves and catching up with friends. In the afternoon, take a break from the water on a cycle circuit or embrace the sea for another round of windsurfing or paddleboarding. 

Day 8: Departure

Naxos port

Sadly, it's time to say goodbye to the Greek isles — pack your bags, grab some last snapshots, and head to the airport. Or, if you just can't get enough, extend your trip for more European adventures.

Map

Map of Paros & Naxos Family Adventure - 8 Days
Map of Paros & Naxos Family Adventure - 8 Days