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Walking in the Cyclades

7 nights starting from
£1395

       

  • Two wonderfully unspoilt Greek islands that offer a very authentic Greek character

  • Fabulous scenery with enticing land and seascapes

  • Local knowledge – your guide not only leads the walks but also offers lots of interesting local information about the places and people you will encounter

  • A visit to Pirgos, a beautiful ‘marble’ village

This enticing walking tour begins on the Cycladic island of Tinos and ends on the island of Syros, both of which remain quite unspoilt with a very authentic Greek character. Tinos is pretty, extremely green and lush and famous both for its cathedral of the Panagia and decorated dovecotes whilst Syros is an elegant and sophisticated island with an unusual architecture and a grand port.

Available Departures

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18 - June - 2019 £ 1395.00 Travel Info Book Now

Provisional Timings

London Gatwick

Departing: 18th June 2019 at 08:50

Returning: 25th June 2019 at 21:00

ITINERARY

Day 1:  Fly from London Gatwick to Mykonos.
On arrival travel by boat to Tinos for a four night stay at the Golden Beach Hotel. Welcome dinner at local taverna.


Day 2:  Falatados circular walk. 
We walk across a huge variety of landscapes today, encountering pretty villages, ancient oak forests, as well as a ‘moonscape’. We enjoy lunch in a local taverna before walking back to our hotel.

Day 3:  The marbled village of Pirgos.
From the village of Pirgos on the far west of the island, we walk up to the church of the Prophet Elija, which has wonderful views in every direction. We then descend to Panormos for lunch (and a swim) in a pretty fishing village, before returning to Pirgos to explore this attractive and fascinating village.


Day 4:  The fortress of Exembourgo to Kolimbithres.
From the ruined Venetian fortress at Exembourgo, an ancient footpath takes us down to Koumaros and Volax, and on through a beautiful and lush valley with olive groves, oak trees, small chapels and numerous dovecotes to our lunch spot at Agapi. After lunch continue northwards until we reach the bay of Kolimbithra, for a refreshing dip.


Day 5:  Journey to Syros.
We catch the morning ferry to Syros (approx. 40 minutes) and transfer to the Hermes hotel for a three-night stay. Rest of the day free to relax.


Day 6:  Graffiti of the Ancient Mariners.
From the far north of the island at Kambos, we descend to the beautiful bay of Gramatta where we will see the remains of graffiti left by ancient mariners dating back several millennium. A picnic lunch on the beach and a swim in the crystal clear waters will prepare us for the return climb to Kambos and back by bus to Syros with en route visits to churches, a British cemetery and a Rembetiko (a style of music) museum.


Day 7:  Kini to Papouri and Syros Town.
Starting from Kini, we take a boat to Barbarossa, where we can swim before ascending a wild and picturesque valley that takes us for lunch in a charming little taverna in Papoura and along the backbone of the island through Rixotopo and down to Syros Town. Evening at leisure.


Day 8: Transfer by boat to Mykonos for the return flight to London Gatwick.

NB: Exact order of excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 15 passengers.

INCLUDED

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Mykonos
  • Four nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at the Golden Beach Hotel, Tinos based on shared occupancy of twin/double room
  • Three nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at the Hermes Hotel, Syros, based on shared occupancy of twin/double room
  • Welcome dinner and five picnic or taverna lunches
  • Full touring itinerary as detailed
  • All transfers and boat tickets
  • Walking guide throughout

NOT INCLUDED

  • Single room supplement
  • Holiday insurance
  • Regional flight supplement
  • Meals other than those stated
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc
  • Porterage and gratuities

 

HOTELS

Golden Beach Hotel Apartments, Agios Fokas
Just 2km from Tinos’ capital, Chora, the Golden Beach Hotel offers apartment style rooms in an attractive garden setting. Rooms all have private bathroom facilities, kitchenette, fridge, TV, air-conditioning, safe, telephone and free Wi-Fi. All have a veranda with garden or sea view.

Golden Beach Hotel Apartments Website

Hermes Hotel, Ermoupolis
The comfortable Hermes hotel sits in a privileged position with Syros port on one side and the open sea on the other. Hotel facilities include a bar and restaurant with sea views, wi-fi and safety deposit boxes. Rooms have sea views, ensuite bathrooms, fridge, TV, air-conditioning, telephone and wi-fi.

Hermes Hotel Website

 

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YOUR GUIDE 
Jonathan Peat 
Your guide is Jonathan Peat. Jonathan has been guiding walks in SW France, his adopted home for more than 20 years. His tours in Greece have proved enormously popular and our expanded range of tours in France and Greece have been tried and tested by him for many years – his philosophy remains the same wherever he guides: to introduce the visitor to the unspoilt, beautiful nature of a region, and its authentic culture.

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Recent Reviews

 

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Jonathan our tour guide was fantastic. He had his hands full with some very tricky group dynamics. He seemed to us to handle everything thrown at him with great grace. Overall we really enjoyed the holiday. We were slightly put out however to be charged 20 Euro for a one kilometer journey in a Travel Editions local partner transfer bus from our hotel to the airport in Mykonos!

Review by Murphy who travelled 29-May-2018


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I loved this tour, it was magical. Tinos and Syros were beautiful, quiet, unspoilt islands, with wonderful scenery, people and food. The tour guide, Jonathan, introduced us to all the different aspects and enhanced the fascinating walks with his knowledge and love of Greece. The organisation was excellent and we enjoyed gorgeous fresh food cooked by local people in hidden tavernas; culminating in a wonderful barbecue on a deserted beach, which could only be reached by foot and boat. It was a great holiday.

Review by Dryden who travelled 29-May-2018


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We walked through aromatic landscapes towards our delicious lunch destinations stopping en route for contemplative moments and reflective readings to enhance our physical and spiritual experiences of the surrounding scenery. Jonathan our guide demonstrated exemplary skills with meticulous detail and sensitivity.

Review by Wiles who travelled 29-May-2018


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another fabulous holiday with the inspiring and informative Jonathan. interesting selection of carefully planned walks. excellent meals and comfortable hotels - the one on Syros being amazing. the walking was slightly more challenging than the Pyrenees trip that we enjoyed last year - but this contradicts what is in the brochure. once again Travel Editions came up trumps.

Review by Mrs Catherine Roper who travelled 28-May-2017


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I don't know when I have enjoyed a week's holiday more.

Review by Mrs Rebecca Hitchens who travelled 28-May-2017


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A great week, Jonathan was an excellent guide, a varied programme and good accommodation

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Great holiday. Jonathan was his usual exemplary self. Informative, supportive, well organised and always aware of the needs of the group. Food, hotels, walks all excellent.

Review by Dr Gordon Steele who travelled 28-May-2017


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Jonathan Peat was a most interesting and informative guide. An excellent holiday.

Review by Mr Duncan Barnet who travelled 31-May-2016


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Last year we walked in Western Crete and didn't think anything could equal that but we were wrong! Jonathan was a wonderful walk leader and travel guide. The walks were all interesting and enjoyable and his readings added an extra dimension to the tour. Hotels, food and company were all excellent. Thank you, this was a really special holiday to remember.

Review by Mrs Linda Weir who travelled 31-May-2016


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The journey out was v long and tiring. The brochure did not state how long the ferry crossing would be or how long we would have to hang around after our flight. Flying to Mykonos might have been preferable. With 3 days travelling a 10 day trip would have been better. Jonathan was a wonderful guide - v considerate and kind. We look forward to another holiday with him sometime. All in all a superb holiday. Thank you.

Review by Mrs Sandra Rann who travelled 31-May-2016


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