Best of the Cyclades: 15-Day Tour of Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Crete

Best of the Cyclades: 15-Day Tour of Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Crete
Best of the Cyclades: 15-Day Tour of Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Crete
Best of the Cyclades: 15-Day Tour of Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Crete
Best of the Cyclades: 15-Day Tour of Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Crete
Best of the Cyclades: 15-Day Tour of Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Crete
Best of the Cyclades: 15-Day Tour of Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Crete
Best of the Cyclades: 15-Day Tour of Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Crete
Best of the Cyclades: 15-Day Tour of Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Crete
Best of the Cyclades: 15-Day Tour of Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Crete

15 Day Greek Islands Holidays, Paros, Naxos, Mykonos...

Embark on a 15-day tour to explore some of the most iconic Greek Islands, including Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, and Crete. Experience the rich culture, stunning landscapes, and crystal-clear waters that make these islands so special.

Start your adventure in Mykonos, where you can discover charming villages, picturesque windmills, and beautiful beaches. Then, relax on the pristine beaches of Paros and explore its historic sites. Next, venture to Naxos, the largest island in the Cyclades, and uncover its rich history, ancient ruins, and mountain villages. Continue to Santorini to soak in the famous caldera views, explore charming villages, and savor local cuisine. Conclude your journey on the largest island in Greece, Crete, where you can enjoy stunning beaches, visit historic sites like the Palace of Knossos, and immerse yourself in the island's vibrant culture. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime 15-day tour filled with adventure, relaxation, and unforgettable memories.


Day 1: Meet & Greet:

  • Welcome to Athens! Our driver will be waiting for you at El. Venizelos airport to meet and assist you with your luggage. From there, he will transfer you to your hotel in Athens. Spend the afternoon exploring the city's famous landmarks, head to the Plaka neighborhood for dinner and drinks at one of the many restaurants and bars. Overnight Athens

Day 2: Private Tour to the Best of Athens with Guide:

  • Your driver and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on a panoramic tour of the city, visiting iconic landmarks such as the Panathinaiko Stadium, Zappeion, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. You'll also pass by famous sites like the National Garden, Hadrian's Arc, and Parliament. We will ascend Lycabettus Hill for breathtaking panoramic views of Athens and its surroundings. Then, your driver will drop you off at the Acropolis where a licensed tour guide will take you on a journey through the ancient civilization of Greece. Marvel at the Theatre of Dionysus, the balcony of the Caryatids, and the famous Parthenon. Afterward, explore the Museum of Acropolis with its impressive collection of ancient artifacts. At the end of the tour, we suggets you to stroll through the picturesque narrow streets of Plaka and Monastiraki full of old mansions to admire the Greek architecture and to taste the famous Greek "Souvlaki." Overnight in Athens. Overnight in Athens

Day 3: Athens - Mykonos: 

  • Today, we will transfer you to the port to take a ferry from Piraeus to the island of Mykonos. Once you arrive, check into your hotel and begin exploring the charming town. Start by visiting the famous windmills, which are located just outside the town. From there, head to Little Venice, a picturesque neighborhood filled with brightly colored houses that sit right on the water's edge. As the sun begins to set, head to one of the many seaside bars for a cocktail and enjoy the view. Overnight Mykonos

Day 4: Mykonos:

  • (optional) Delos Guided Cruise Tour from Mykonos. Experience the birthplace of ancient Greek gods, Apollo and Artemis, with our Guided Cruise Tour to Delos. Embark on a boat from the old Mykonos port with our expert licensed tour guide and uncover the myths and legends of Ancient Greece. Delos, a UNESCO Heritage site, is one of the most important archaeological sites of the eastern Mediterranean, where you can admire ancient homes, market places, public squares and buildings, sanctuaries and temples dedicated to the gods, and remains of the Temples of Apollo and the sanctuary of Artemis. Walk down the celebrated Lion Street and enjoy a coffee at the cozy café next to the museum before returning to Mykonos Island. Don't miss out on this unique and unforgettable experience. Overnight in Mykonos

Day 5: Mykonos - Paros

  • Today, take a ferry from Mykonos to the island of Paros. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and explore the charming town of Parikia. Visit the ancient temple of Asclepius, a well-preserved site that was once used for healing rituals. You can also explore the Frankish Castle, which dates back to the 13th century. End your day by enjoying a traditional Greek dinner at a seaside taverna. Overnight in Paros.

Day 6: Paros:

  • (optional) Private Tour at Organic farm and Wine Tasting
    Private tour in Paros, where you'll discover a 23-acre organic farm rooted in permaculture principles. Explore Paros island's abundant flora, including olive, pomegranate, fig, and almond trees, along with aromatic herbs and unique grapes. Indulge in a tasting experience featuring flavorful olive oil, olives, juice, and snacks infused with local ingredients. Explore the charming mountain village of Lefkes and coastal settlements Piso Livadi and Logaras, marveling at their picturesque landscapes. Culminate your journey with a visit to a family-owned winery, experiencing Paros' rich winemaking tradition.Overnight in Paros. 

Day 7: Paros Island - Naxos Island

  • Meet your driver at your hotel to transfer you to the port to take a ferry from Paros to the island of Naxos. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and begin exploring the historic town of Naxos. Visit the Portara, a massive marble gate that dates back to the 6th century BC and is one of the island's most famous landmarks. Overnight in Naxos.

Day 8: Naxos Island

  • (optional) Private Tours to the most Highlights of Naxos Experience the best of Naxos with our Private Tours to the Highlights of Naxos. Our expert tour guide will take you on a journey to discover the island's rich history and culture, starting with a visit to the iconic Portara, the famous marble gate of the ancient temple of Apollo. You'll then explore the charming Old Town of Naxos, where you can wander through its narrow streets and admire the impressive Venetian Castle, the Kastro. Next, we'll take you to the traditional village of Halki, known for its picturesque architecture and delicious local products, such as the famous Kitron liqueur. You'll also have the chance to visit the Byzantine church of Panagia Drosiani, one of the oldest and most well-preserved churches in Greece. Our tour continues to the stunning beaches of Naxos, where you can relax and swim in crystal-clear waters. We'll take you to the beautiful beach of Agios Prokopios, known for its golden sand and turquoise sea, and to the scenic fishing village of Apollonas, where you can enjoy fresh seafood in a traditional taverna by the sea. Overnight in Naxos.

Day 9: Naxos Island - Santorini Island

  • Today, take a ferry from Naxos to the stunning island of Santorini. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and take in the breathtaking views of the island's famous caldera. Spend the afternoon exploring the town of Fira, which is filled with charming shops and restaurants. In the evening, head to Oia to watch the sunset, one of the most famous sights in Greece. Overnight in Santorini.

Day 10: Santorini Island

  • (optional) Semi-Private Sunset Cruise to aldera with Buffet on Board. Today, join on a 6-hour cruise starting with a convenient pick-up from your hotel. Explore the therapeutic Hot Springs on Palea Kameni and take a refreshing swim. Capture stunning photos of Aspronisi, the Ancient Lighthouse, Akrotiri, and Indian Rock. Discover the famous Red Beach with its unique volcanic sand and the secluded White Beach accessible only by boat. Delight your taste buds with a mouthwatering onboard BBQ buffet featuring fresh seafood, grilled meats, salads, and desserts. Conclude your journey with a magical sunset view in Oia, as the Caldera and the village transform into a golden spectacle against the violet sky, creating an unforgettable experience. Overnight in Santorini.

Day 11: Santorini Island

  • (optional) Private Tour at the Most of Highlights of Santorini. Explore Santorini's treasures on a private tour that begins in the serene village of Megalochori, known for its traditional charm. Visit the renowned Red Beach, capturing the unique volcanic landscape. Dive into the history of Emporio Village's 15th-century architecture. Enjoy leisure time at Perissa Beach and dine at local tavernas. Witness the panoramic splendor from Prophet Elias Monastery, the island's highest point. Don't miss the iconic Blue Dome in Firostefani and the picturesque beauty of Imerovigli Village. Your journey culminates in Oia, famous for its sunset vistas, traditional architecture, and blue-domed churches. Overnight in Santorini.

Day 12: Santorini to Crete Island​

  • Take a ferry from Santorini to the city of Heraklion in Crete. Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring the city's many historical sites, walk around the old port and taste the Cretan cuisine. Overnight in Heraklion

Day 13: Crete Island

  • (Optional) Private Tour to Rethymno, Arkadi Monastery, and the village of Margarites. You'll start by exploring the old city of Rethymno, known for its Venetian architecture and Ottoman influences. Walk through the narrow streets and alleys, admire the colorful buildings, and learn about the city's fascinating history. Next, you'll visit the historic Arkadi Monastery, one of the most significant landmarks of Crete. The monastery played a crucial role in the island's history and the fight for independence, and it is now a symbol of freedom and sacrifice. You'll have the opportunity to explore the beautiful buildings, see the impressive church and the museum, and learn about the monastery's past. Finally, you'll head to the village of Margarites, known for its traditional pottery workshops and Venetian roots. Walk around the charming streets, visit the local workshops, and see the artisans at work. You'll have the opportunity to purchase some unique souvenirs to bring back home. At the end of the tour, you'll return to your hotel in Heraklion for a relaxing evening. Overnight at Heraklion Crete

Day 14: Crete - Flight to Athens

  • Private Tour Knossos with Guide and Olive Oil Tasting​. Our driver will meet you at the hotel to transfer you at Athens airport to get the flight to Heraklion Crete departing morning time. Our local driver will pick you up from the airport to start the guided private tour to the historic Palace of Knossos and delve into the island's rich Minoan heritage. Wander through the grandeur of Knossos, showcasing a vibrant lifestyle dating back to 2000 BC. Continue to a traditional olive oil farm, where centuries-old olive trees thrive. Engage in an immersive oil production journey, culminating in a tasting session featuring three varieties paired with delightful Cretan delicacies and renowned balsamic vinegar.Overnight in Heraklion! 

Day 15: Departure

  • Today, depart Athens for your return journey home. Take one last stroll through the city, and soak up the sights and sounds of this beautiful country before heading back home.

*** More Tours in Santorini

*** More Tours in Mykonos

*** More Tours in Crete

***Travel insurance: We would also like to draw your attention to the importance of taking out an insurance policy in the event of an unexpected happening that may cancel or interrupt your trip.
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  • Acropolis & Museum of Acropolis
  • Temple of Zeus, Parliament
  • Presidential Guards
  • Panathinaiko Stadium
  • Santorini Island
  • Volcano, Hot Spring, Thirasia in Santorini
  • Oia Sunset in Santorini
  • Mykonos Island
  • Delos Island
  • Paros island
  • Sandy beached in Paros
  • Naxos Island
  • Portara in Naxos
  • Crete Island
  • Palace of Knossos
  • Archaeological Museum of Crete



  • Meet & Gree at Athens airport
  • Private Tour in Athens with guide
  • 14 Nights’ Accommodation with breakfast
  • Private Tour to Palace of Knossos with guide
  • Olive Oil Tadting in Heraklion Crete 
  • Private transfers from/to port/airport/hotel in each area
  • Fast Ferry tickets from Piraeus Port/Paros/Naxos/Mykonos/Santorini/Crete
  • Domestic flight from Crete to Athens (including 1 check in luggage +1 carry-on per person)
  • Welcome bag with gifts upon your arrival
  • All Taxes


  • Entrance fee at Archaeological site
  • Meals and personal expenses
  • Official Tour Guide
  • Hotel city Tax


Useful Info

  • The suitable period is from 25 of March till 31 of October as n winter period the shipping companies stop the routes between the Islands. 
  • All our drivers speak English very well and have high experience and have well knowledge for the sites that you are going to visit. They can provide you general information for each site but are not official guides.
  • It is not needed to have tour guide during the Islands tour as it a self-guided hopping trip.
  • But we suggest you to have a tour guide for the private city tour in Athens and for the tour to the palace of Knossos in Crete
  • We are owner of car Rental Company with wide fleet of Cars & Minivans that's why we can keep the cost low
  • From 1 to 4 persons, we provide you Mercedes E class or MPV, Citroen Picasso or similar
  • From 5 to 8 persons, we provide you Mini Van type Mercedes Vito/Viano or similar
  • From 9 to 17 persons, we provide you Minibus Mercedes Sprinter 18 seats
  • Upon your arrival at Athens airport or Piraeus, our representative will be waiting there holding a sign with your name written on it, helps you with your baggage, and accompany you at your car, provide you mineral water & Tissues. 
  • Also, we will give you a folder with vouchers of the hotel, tickets and contact numbers in each area that you are going to visit.

Our local driver will be waiting at the port or airport in each island, holding a sign with your name written on it, in order to meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

  • We provide you 4* star hotels or 3* stars hotels with high standard services in great locations. Please note that you can ask us for 5* star hotel with extra supplement.
  • After your booking we will send you the detailed program with the names of the hotels.
  • In Santorini, your hotel located at "Kamari area" on the famous “Black Beach” of course you can ask us to stay at Imerovilgi, Fira town or Oia maybe with extra supplement.
  •  If you wish we can arrange your accommodation a day before and after your tour.

Our vacation tour packages are PRIVATE only for you and not for other passengers. You can add or remove everything from our proposed program in order the tour to be modified to you, also note that we can accommodate from 1 person to 36 persons or more.

To take full advantage of your stay in Greece, we would also like to draw your attention to the importance of taking out an insurance policy in the event of an unexpected happening during your trip. To this effect, we have collaborated with INTERAMERICAN, the largest private insurance company in Greece.

  • We will provide you FAST FERRY TICKETS to spend less time on the boat and more time in each Island.
  • You have the chance to travel at the Greek Islands with domestic flights instead of ferry tickets with additional cost.  
  • 1,5€ per room / per day for 3* star hotels,
  • 3€ per room per / day for 4* star hotels.

Cancellation Policy

  • In order to confirm any booking, 30% payment in advance is required, fully refundable in case of any written cancellation received 40 days prior the arrival date.
  • For any cancellation OR change between 39 days to 20 days prior the first day of arrival, cancellation fees equal to 100% of the payment in advance applies.
  • For any cancellation OR change within 19 days prior the first day of arrival and/or non shows, full cancellation fees applies – the total cost of the program
  • A written notification of any cancellation or change is necessary to be sent to Private Tours Greece

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