Hit three major hotspots on this tour of some of Greece's most beautiful and iconic sites. You'll start in Athens, with a day to experience the Acropolis and buzzing neighborhoods before hopping a ferry to glamorous Mykonos. Here you'll explore beaches, boardwalks, and nightlife under the eyes of the island's famous windmills. Make a quick visit to Paros and neighboring Antiparos, and end the trip in Santorini with its classic white-topped cliffs and caldera views, complete with island cruising, wine tasting, and stunning sunsets to spare.
Start by strolling the streets of the main town, where you'll find typical Cycladic architecture. Outside of the busy summer months (July and August), you can get to know the locals as you peruse shops and eateries. They may even start calling you by your first name as you pass! Make your way to the Venetian Castle, set in the heart of the old town. This castle was originally built to protect the town from pirates in the 15th century.
After exploring the charming streets and alleyways, cool off with a swim in the sea and relax on the beach. There are many beaches near the main town, including one next to the local camping area. This option is great for those looking for a relaxed beach. Sifneiko is another great, especially for swimming in its crystal-clear shores.
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Itineraries with Day Trip to Antiparos Island from Paros
The glittering Cyclades span hundreds of miles, with centuries of history under their belt. Your trip through the island chain will start in glamorous Mykonos before a stop at relaxed Paros for lazy days of beaches and tavernas. Continue to Naxos and Ios, making your way to the volcanic sunsets and cliffside architecture of Santorini. Finally, head to Crete, where excellent cuisine and hospitality await.