8 Day itinerary in Greece, Europe

Hiking the Western Cyclades islands

Discover the serenity of Kea, Kythnos & Serifos on an island-hopping walking holiday in the lesser known part of the Cyclades Islands. Our 8-day Greek Island adventure explores timeless villages and verdant valleys lush with olive groves and shady oak trees. This delightful hiker’s paradise is off t... Read More

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Experience stunning sunsets on Serifos' main town reflecting on the Aegean sea


Walk past the mythical Lion of Kea and descent to pristine beaches


Explore dramatic landscapes by walking along the ancient capital of Kythnos


Enjoy the excellent local homemade food


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Day 1

place From Lavrio Port to Kea

Welcome to Greece. Your driver will take you straight from Athens Airport to Lavrio port (30' drive) to catch the ferry to Kea. Passing by Markonisos – the biggest uninhabited island in Greece, after just one hour you will arrive Kea, the Cycladic island closest to Athens, that is known for its natural beauty and rich history. Upon arrival enjoy a delicious meal prepared using authentic local produce. Kali orexi!


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 2

place Kea walking

Discover the Lion of Kea! Start the day with a hearty breakfast before setting off along ancient trails through some of Kea’s most spectacular valleys and hillsides. The route takes you from Ioulida, Kea’s pint-sized capital, to Otzias village, known for its picturesque long sandy beach. Along the way, you’ll encounter narrow cobbled paths, the ancient sculpture of the mythical, enigmatic Lion of Kea and a fascinating archaeological museum. In the evening we will stroll around the picturesque tiny seaside village of Vourkari, a ‘meeting point’ for sailors and weekenders, featuring Kea’s most celebrated seafood restaurants and bars. Activity: Hiking 2:30-3 hours.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 3

place From Kea to Kythnos

Arriving in Kythnos. Depart from Kea after breakfast and head by boat to neighbouring Kythnos, an island of golden beaches, arid countryside and hillsides dotted with stone huts. Your base for the next two nights is the pretty fishing village of Merichas. Look forward to learning more about chora, the island’s capital and Dryopida village, which took its name by the very first inhabitants of the island. Enjoy the hilltop views from a circular hike around the site of Vryokastro, Kythnos’ ancient capital, and get up close to some of the island’s unique natural phenomena.

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 4

place Kythnos walking

Hiking to the historical castle of Oria. Your day in Kythnos starts with a sun salutation, a traditional way to source energy for the day ahead. Enjoy the stunning scenery as you transfer by road to the eastern side of the island. Your hike starts at Loutra, an idyllic waterfront village famous for its natural hot springs where there will be time for a healthy dip! After that, the walking route will take you past ancient castle ruins, whitewashed chapels and other little-known gems in the dramatic countryside. No doubt you’ll meet local farmers and shepherds and exchange friendly greetings along the way. Activity: Hiking 2:30-3 hours.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 5

place Kythnos & Kolona beach hike

Hike to ancient Vryokastro. Today, explore the western side of the gold-sanded beaches of Kolona, which are basically the edges of a narrow bar connecting the main island of Kythnos to the islet of Agios Loukas. The amazing loop hike here leads you to a hilltop from where you can admire this unique natural phenomenon, which from up high looks much like a column standing-out from a cobalt blue background. After this invigorating hike, breathing in the Aegean meltemi wind, head down to the beach for some serious relaxation! A local tavern is always the best way to conclude the day. Activity: Hiking 2:30-3 hours.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 6

place Arriving in Serifos

Catch a ferry to Serifos island, an integral part of Greek mythology, since its name is associated with two of the most famous mythical heroes: Ulysses and Perseas. You can mull over this yarn and other local legends whilst sipping a traditional Greek coffee and enjoying a local sweet at the sparkling port of Livadi or at Chora (the main town).

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 7

place Serifos walking

Hike from Kalitsos to Chora (main town) Today take a fascinating hike with your hiking guide to Chora, the island’s capital, which is perched on a hill above the port, starting from Kallitsos Village, which as you will discover aptly translates as ‘the most beautiful’. For the rest of the evening amble around Chora’s narrow whitewashed alleys, coloured with the lush green, pink and purple of overflowing bougainvillea. Activity: Hiking 2:30-3 hours.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 8

place Airport Transfer

All too soon, it’s time to be transported to the airport or to the port for your journey back home or to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

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  • 4* Hotel

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  • Breakfast (7)

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  • Athens airport to hotel transfers
  • Athens hotel to port transfers
  • Ferry tickets Athens to Kea
  • Ferry tickets Kea to Kythnos
  • Ferry tickets Kythnos to Serifos
  • Ferry tickets Serifos to Athens

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  • 4 guided hikes with expert local hiking guide

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  • All regular taxes

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  • Travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Land Accommodation tax
  • Entrance tickets to places of interest (other than the ones mentioned as included)



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