Explore some of the lesser-known islands of the Cyclades on this jam-packed adventure. Over a week and a half, you'll hike through the hills of Tinos, go scuba diving off Naxos, and paddle to secluded beaches on Ios. End your journey with a thrilling bike ride around historical and modern Athens.
Starting in Volax, you'll stroll through the rocks and make your way toward Exomvourgo Hill to admire the Venetian fortress. The townspeople of Volax were famous basket weavers, and many still practice the craft today. While walking through the streets, watch for weavers or artisans selling baskets, many made of bamboo, willow, and osier shoots.
Continue through the Tinian countryside to Falatados and three other villages, Steni, Mesi, and Kathliaros. Along the way, your guide will lead you past dovecotes, watermills, and a medieval Catholic village with arches and traditional houses. Wander through the town's narrow alleys and climb the stone steps to access different levels and views.
The route is cyclical, so you'll return to Volax in time to enjoy an optional picnic lunch amongst the rocks. Savor some of the island's local products and traditional foods, including meats, cheeses, fresh produce, and a few treats for the kids.
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Itineraries with Family-Friendly Hike at Tinos Stones
Start and end in Athens but spend most of your time in the islands with this active 15-day itinerary. Whether you're scaling up to the tops of the cliffs on Tinos or down into Samaria Gorge on Crete, or catching a wave along the way, this trip will keep you moving.
The whitewashed architecture of the Cyclades is one of the most classic Greek images. Spend two weeks amid this island chain's charms with this family-friendly itinerary full of hands-on activities for school-aged children. You'll start off with games and stories in Athens, then head to Tinos to learn about the art of marble sculpting. From there, you'll visit the villages and beaches of Naxos before you wrap up your trip along the rim of Santorini's famous caldera.