Sifnos and Milos, the true Cycladic Islands
25 May – 03 June 2018
Evocative landscapes, lively traditions and a relaxed atmosphere on the island of balance and harmony.
Sifnos stands out for both its architecture and natural beauty, which gave the island, since ancient times, the reputation of being wealthy because of its resources of gold and silver. The towns and villages are defined by well-taken-care-of narrow streets with their whitewashed courtyards, the deep colours of the bougainvilleas and the finely crafted terracotta chimney tops on the roofs. Today the island combines the picturesque with a rich tradition in cuisine and crafts. A unique network of trails some 200 kilometres in all, was created to meet the needs of the agricultural way of life and the tending of livestock. Some of these trails have a history dating back as far back as the 3 millennium BCE. Nowadays, they still lead the winding way to churches, beaches, through wonderful landscapes, used by local people and visiting hikers alike. Sifnos retains a low profile that instils peacefulness to every visitor.
Exotic beauty and unique natural treasures that are unlike any you’ve ever seen before!
Milos is the island where the famous statue of Aphrodite of Milos was discovered. Volcanic rocks paint the beaches red, pink and orange. Sarakiniko and Leftist, with their white rock formations, emerald green waters and caves eroded by the sea, are steeped in stories of pirates. The catacombs, the exotic beaches, the ancient port of Milos now has a row of colourful cave-like structures that are used to store boats. When the sun finally dips into the sea, watch the boats on the Aegean. Nearby, is charming Plaka, the capital of Milos built in 1800 from the ancient stones of the castle. Stroll through the picturesque alleyways with the may inviting restaurants and quaint cafes.
General interest, landscapes, nature and history
The leader has varied interests including nature, the environment, history, mythology and modern society.
Arrive Athens airport. Transfer by coach to Piraeus port to board the fast ferry for Sifnos. Upon arrival meet and greet and transfer by coach to the hotel. Overnight Sifnos.
Day to relax and enjoy short local strolls. Overnight Sifnos.
Half day guided tour of the island by coach visiting ancient a Mycenaean acropolis, a Venetian fortress and a monastery. Overnight Sifnos.
Optional walks on the trails. Overnight Sifnos.
Optional walks on the trails. Overnight Sifnos.
Transfer to Sifnos port. Board fast ferry from Sifnos to Milos. Arrival Milos transfer to the hotel. Overnight Milos.
Day to relax and enjoy short local strolls. Overnight Milos.
Half day guided tour of the island by coach visiting the ancient catacombs and theatre, the submerged ancient Phylakope and idyllic Papafrangas. Overnight Milos.
Optional walks and visits. Overnight Milos.
Transfer to Milos airport for domestic flight to Athens to connect with flight home.
€798 per person sharing twin-bedded room
single room supplement €238
• Assistance upon arrival and departure
• Fast ferry from Piraeus to Sifnos
• Coach for transfers and tours as mentioned in the itinerary
• Domestic flight Milos – Athens
• 3* hotels in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities
• (5 nights Sifnos, 4 nights Milos)
• Service of leader
• VAT & taxes
• Flights to/from Athens
• Meals, approx. €12 – €18 per meal
• Beverages, drinks, extras
• Entrance fees to sites and museums
Please ensure that your flight arrives at Athens airport before 13.00 on Friday, 12 May to Piraeus port to connect with the ferry to Sifnos. If you require further information regarding flights from your point of origin from anywhere in the world please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail email@example.com we would be pleased to assist you.
15 – 25 persons
15 – 25 °C Mainly sunny, rain possible.
There are some many excellent places to eat and mostly we will all eat together although anybody wishing to opt out is welcome to.
These are optional and vary between 4-8 kms. Most paths are in reasonably good condition but anybody coming should be happy to walk up steps and negotiate some moderate ascents.
Booking information – How to book – Terms and Conditions
Naturally Greece is trading under the tour operator Palandjian World Ltd
How to Book a Naturally Greece Tour
Early application is recommended to avoid disappointment. Complete the on line booking request and we will reply with confirmation to your e-mail address.
For our tours € 250 (euros) per person is required (or full payment if the booking is made within two months of departure).Upon receipt of your deposit we will send you a confirmation receipt.
How to Pay
By secure payment link or by bank transfer. We do not accept American Express cards. Please Note: Credit card charges are non-refundable under any circumstance.
Payment of Balance
The full payment is due two calendar months prior to departure.
It is essential that you have full insurance cover in force for the duration of the tour. Please note your insurance will not be effective and you will not be covered for cancellation charges until you pay the full premium. We require all participants to have adequate travel insurance covering accidents, sickness, medical expenses, repatriation and personal liability as well as cancelled, delayed and missed departure. We also recommend ensuring you have cancellation cover in place for all tours, from the time of booking.
It is your own responsibility to book and pay for your flights to Greece. Upon booking your flights, please complete the Flight Confirmation Form at least 2 months before commencement of the tour and send by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fitness to Travel
Passengers should be in good health as all tours involve a fair amount of walking often over uneven cobbled streets, rough paths, steep hillsides or steps.
Hotel accommodation is in twin-sharing or double-bedded rooms with private bath or shower and toilet. We will try to accommodate clients who request single rooms. We will also try to accommodate clients travelling on their own but wishing to share, but if there is no other single person on the tour willing also to share we will have to charge the single room supplement.
Any special requests made on your booking form will be noted and we will do our best to provide these for you. We cannot, however, guarantee to comply with your request.
Changes by Naturally Greece
At present all information regarding the tour has been checked and is, to the best of our knowledge, correct. However, for reasons beyond our control, changes may need to be made to hotels, programmes and leaders. We cannot therefore guarantee that itineraries and programmes will be followed as published.
Cancellation by Customers
Should you have to cancel your tour, you should notify us in writing advising us of the reason for cancellation. The scale of cancellation charges is calculated according to the number of days prior to departure that written notice is received by us.