Famous for their beautiful beaches, the Cyclades Islands aren't just for lounging. Hike, bike, and sail around whitewashed fishing villages and over rocky landscapes on this 12-day active tour. Start off in Paros with a cooking class and scenic horseback ride before cycling in Naxos and a sunset hike in Santorini. You'll explore more of the Aegean Sea before bidding farewell to Greece with a well-deserved wine toast.
After getting acquainted with your guides and equipment, you'll practice a few basic techniques in shallow water. Learn how to use the oars and master the kayak glide. Once you feel ready, you'll head out into the sea. As you paddle along the coast, savor the views of dramatic rock formations, sandy beaches, and picturesque coves.
Along the way, you'll stop to take a break, eat your snacks, and enjoy a refreshing swim. The waters surrounding Santorini's southern coast are crystal-clear and the perfect temperature for exploring. Grab snorkeling gear from your guides and discover life under the surface.
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Itineraries with Sea Kayak Discovery of Southern Santorini
Experience the culture, scenery, and romance of Athens, as well as Folegandros and Santorini, some of Greece's most beautiful islands. After exploring the exciting Greek capital with private tours to the Acropolis and tales of its mythology, you'll head to Folegandros for dramatic views of red-stone cliff-sides and traditional meals in quaint towns. Polish off your trip in Santorini, the glittering gem of the Aegean Sea, for incredible hikes along the caldera, wine tasting, swimming at secluded beaches, sea kayaking, and enjoying romantic sunsets in Fira.
Visit some of the high points of Athens and the Cyclades with this eight-day itinerary. You'll start with a tour of the Acropolis and its neighboring museum, then journey off to Naxos, one of the largest islands in the Cycladic chain, for a hike through the island's past and present. Finish your trip in stunning Santorini, where you'll sea kayak and see island's classic caldera.