Combine sailing and hiking on an adventure around the islands of the Cyclades. The Aegean sea is ideal for sailing due to its stable winds and the variety of its islands. There is an island for everyone! For example, there are several unspoilt little islands ideal for relaxing and getting a flavour of the local island life, whereas there are others famous for their beaches and others known for their picturesque scenery. We often spend the night in isolated bays having barbecues on the beach. During the sailing & hiking week you will also have the opportunity to experience the unique nature and landscapes of the small and lesser-known Greek islands by walking their ancient paths. We'll hike in mountains offering breathtaking views to the Aegean sea, through traditional villages, Byzantine and ancient settlements... and will reach virgin beaches where you can rest and have a refreshing swim. The walks are chosen based on the level of our guests, but in general they are on the easy to mid-level range. There are 1-hour to 3-hour walks with stops on the way to rest and explore the sites you'll be visiting. This is not a challenging trekking trip but an opportunity to walk and explore the islands we visit, experiencing their nature, culture and history. The whole idea is to combine sailing, walking, relaxing on bays, swimming and exploring the nature and culture of the islands. It is possible to arrange our Cyclades Sailing & Walking holiday to be private for your friends and family or you can join a group of like-minded travellers and book a cabin. As with all sailing trips, there will be a fee of around 90 euros to pay in cash at the end of your trip to cover fuel, marina fees and so forth.
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- Welcome at Antiparos
- Sail to Iraklia & hike to cave with impressive stalactites
- Sail towards “Big Blue” island, Amorgos & circular walk around traditional villages
- Walk along the spine of Amorgos
- Sail & discover the remote island of Kato Koufonisi
- Sail to unspoilt Schinoussa & coastal walk
- Sail to Paros & walk the Byzantine path
- Καλό ταξίδι!
The most popular areas of Greece are likely to be very busy during the peak summer season months of July and August, while some of the lesser known destinations may be at their festive best at this time and a bit too quiet and inaccessible outside the height of summer. Bear in mind that the high summer brings with it some scorching temperatures, and 40°C is not uncommon at the hottest part of the day. If the heat and the crowds don’t appeal, aim instead for the shoulder seasons. April to June and September to October are great times to plan your bespoke holiday in Greece, and the southern islands in particular can offer plentiful blue skies and warm sun at both ends of this range. Spring (April, May) is a beautiful season to explore with wildflowers in abundance, though the sea can be chilly. Warmer water temperatures await in autumn (September, October) and this is also a good time for local festivals. Winter is a good time for sightseeing on the mainland providing you are not put off by showers, but with strong winds, closed facilities and skeleton services on ferries it can be a tricky time to visit all but the most populous Greek islands.
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