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Ikaria and Samos

Cyclades, Greece
Sunday, May, 13, 2018

Ikaria and Samos

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Ikaria and Samos

Contrastingly different islands but equally beautiful!

Ikaria is a real treasure of the Aegean and is very much loved by its inhabitants. This island provides tranquillity, untouched nature, clear air, healthy food, good wine and an example of how to lead a simple but yet happy and fulfilling life. In ancient times it was known as the ‘healing island’ and recently was named the 5th Blue Zone in the world, an honour bestowed for healthy lifestyles and its peoples’ longevity. Discover the visual beauty and moods of the rugged-wild pine forests, megalith rocks, amazing crystal clear sea and the resilient, humorous, independent people and their appreciation of the safe ‘paradise’ in which they live.

Samos is an island ruled by legend and beauty. It is the island of the father of mathematics, Pythagoras, the astronomer Aristarchus and the
philosopher Epicurus. It is the home of goddess Hera and the land that hosted Herodotus and Aesop. It has long been a crossroads between Europe and Asia. In the sixth century BC, under its ruler Polycrates, whose ambitions and his campaigns of conquest in Asia Minor helped transform its capital Pythagoreion into one of the Aegean’s powerful city states.


11 days

Tour content

General interest, landscapes, nature and history


Arrive Athens airport. Transfer to Hotel Aquamarine. Overnight.


Transfer to Athens airport for flight to Ikaria. Arrive Ikaria airport. Transfer by coach to hotel at Avlaki.
Welcome drink and dinner at hotel. Overnight at Karras Star Hotel.


Optional walk in Raches mountain area. Gentle half day (approx. 3-4 hours). Light lunch in the area. Followed by a visit to a winery. Return to hotel by coach. Overnight at Karras Star Hotel.


By coach through the mountains to the south coast. Arrive at Manganitis for a sail by boat along the shore. Light lunch locally. Return by coach to hotel. Overnight at Karas Star Hotel.


Second optional walk . Wildwest history trail (approx.3-4 hours). Lunch in the area. Return to by coach to hotel. Overnight at Karas Star Hotel.


Third optional walk. Walking along the Halares Gorge from Christos in Rahes to the iconic Nas beach (4-5 hrs). Lunch in the area. Return to by coach to hotel. Overnight at Karas Star Hotel.


Tour of the island by coach. Suitable stop for light lunch. Continue to Agios Kirikos to board for Pythagoreio, Samos. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight Fyto Aqua Blue.


Day at leisure. Optional visits to sites in the area. Overnight at Fyto Aqua Blue.


Day at leisure. Optional visits to sites in the area. Overnight at Fyto Aqua Blue.


Day at leisure. In the evening transfer to the airport for flight to Athens. Transfer to Hotel Aquamarine. Overnight.


Departure transfer to Athens airport for flight home.


€798 per person (sharing twin-bedded room)
€254 single room supplement


• Assistance upon arrival & departure
• Return transfers from/to Athens airport
• Good standard 3 / 4 star hotels in twin-bedded with private facilities/breakfast
• Arrival/departure transfers in Ikaria & Samos
• Bus tour of Ikaria
• Boat shore excursion in Ikaria
• Domestic flights: Athens-Ikaria and Samos-Athens
• Ferry boat Ikaria – Samos
• Taxes, VAT & service


• Optional walks Ikaria (details to be advised)
• Optional visits Samos (details to be advised)
• Entrance fees to sites, museums & winery
• Meals €12 – €20 (excluding drinks/wine)
• Drinks and beverages
• Tips, gratuities, porterage

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Recommended flights

Please ask for our list of recommended flights to Athens.

Sunday, 13 May outbound – arrival Athens: If you prefer to book a flight not on the recommended list that is more convenient for you then it would be helpful to arrive in Athens by 20.30 hours so that you are in time for the coach transfer from Athens airport.
Wednesday, 23 May inbound – depart Athens: For your return if you prefer to book a flight not on the recommended list then please ensure that it departs Athens either at approximately 12.00 hours or 22.00 hours in order to fit in with the 2 coach transfers to Athens airport. For those of you leaving on a late flight in the evening, we will arrange a coach tour in the area.

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 we would be pleased to assist. If your flight arrives and departs at a different time then we can arrange a private transfer for you.

Group Size

15 – 25 persons


15 – 25 °C Mainly sunny, rain possible.


There are some many excellent places to experience the tasty local specialities and mostly we will all eat together although anybody wishing to opt out is welcome to.


These are optional and vary between 6-8 kms (3-5 hours duration depending on terrain) and are led by a local guide. Most paths are in reasonably good condition but anybody joining the walks should be happy to walk on rough surfaces, climb up steps and negotiate some moderate ascents.