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Athens, Paros & Naxos Adventure

The ancient capital of Athens, then 2 of the magical Greek Isles: Paros & Naxos; travel independently with flights, hotel & ferry included.

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Style Independent PackageThese un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel. More of these packages
Freedom to explore at your own pace; unescorted
Departures May – October 2021
Activity Level Easy
What to Expect This leisurely-paced, independent tour requires minimal walking and is suitable for most levels of physical fitness. This tour does not include a tour guide or escort.
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Discover the magic of Athens and the Greek Isles of Paros and Naxos. This tour is designed for the independent traveler that loves to spend their days exploring the ancient secrets of the Greek islands, or basking on the sun-splashed Mediterranean beaches. Spend the evenings dining, dancing and enjoying everything the islands have to offer.

Spend two nights in Athens, stepping back in time as you explore the magnificent ancient ruins. Then, set off across the sparkling sea to start your Greek island hopping adventure. The first stop is the stunning island of Paros, adorned with whitewashed buildings connected by winding footpaths, neoclassical mansions, and postcard-worthy beaches. Board a high speed ferry and journey to the next island: Naxos. Stroll through the winding stone alleys and narrow arched alleys, admiring a variety of castles, temples, churches and archaeological sites that call the island home.

Package includes

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Round trip flights from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) via scheduled carriers, including taxes & fees, with other gateways available on request
  • 8 nights in Deluxe and Superior First Class hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • Athens City Tour
  • All transfers
  • Ferries between Athens, Paros and Naxos
  • Flight from Naxos to Athens

Optional add-ons

  • Cape Sounion Tour
  • Hotel upgrades in Paros & Naxos
  • Can't travel on these dates? Other departure dates are available on request. Please contact us for details.

Why you'll love it

  • Witness the Acropolis with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion.
  • Visit the new Acropolis Museum, a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens.
  • Join an optional excursion to Cape Sounion and learn about the rich history of this area as you take in stunning views of the Aegean Sea.
  • Discover the whitewashed Cycladic villages connected by well-preserved Byzantine footpaths, the Venetian castles, neoclassical mansions, and pristine beaches of Paros.
  • Spend two days exploring Naxos, the largest and greenest island in the Cyclades.

Itinerary at a Glance

Athens, Paros & Naxos Adventure map

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Instant Savings: Get $300 off if you book by Dec. 10, 2020!
Dates & Prices, with flights
per person, double occupancy*"Your Price" column already reflects discounts & Instant Savings
2021 DEPARTURES
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Departs U.S.: Mon, May 10, 2021
Finishes: Wed, May 19, 2021
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May 10 – May 19
$2799 –$300 $2499 Select
Departs U.S.: Mon, May 31, 2021
Finishes: Wed, Jun 9, 2021
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May 31 – Jun 9
$2799 –$300 $2499 Select
Departs U.S.: Mon, Jul 5, 2021
Finishes: Wed, Jul 14, 2021
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Jul 5 – Jul 14
$3099 –$300 $2799 Select
Departs U.S.: Mon, Aug 16, 2021
Finishes: Wed, Aug 25, 2021
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Aug 16 – Aug 25
$3299 –$300 $2999 Select
Departs U.S.: Mon, Sep 13, 2021
Finishes: Wed, Sep 22, 2021
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Sep 13 – Sep 22
$3199 –$300 $2899 Select
Departs U.S.: Mon, Oct 4, 2021
Finishes: Wed, Oct 13, 2021
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Oct 4 – Oct 13
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Dates & Prices, tour only
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2021 DEPARTURES
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Starts: Tue, May 11, 2021
Finishes: Wed, May 19, 2021
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May 11 – May 19
$2299 –$300 $1999 Select
Starts: Tue, Jun 1, 2021
Finishes: Wed, Jun 9, 2021
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Jun 1 – Jun 9
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Starts: Tue, Jul 6, 2021
Finishes: Wed, Jul 14, 2021
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Jul 6 – Jul 14
$2599 –$300 $2299 Select
Starts: Tue, Aug 17, 2021
Finishes: Wed, Aug 25, 2021
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Aug 17 – Aug 25
$2799 –$300 $2499 Select
Starts: Tue, Sep 14, 2021
Finishes: Wed, Sep 22, 2021
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Sep 14 – Sep 22
$2699 –$300 $2399 Select
Starts: Tue, Oct 5, 2021
Finishes: Wed, Oct 13, 2021
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Oct 5 – Oct 13
$2299 –$300 $1999 Select

If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when (or after) you reserve. More information Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

Athens, Paros & Naxos Adventure
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Occupancy
Jul 5, 2021;  Sep 13, 2021 $599
Aug 16, 2021 $749
All other dates $499
Upgraded hotels in Paros & Naxos, Double Occupancy1
Jul 5, 2021;  Sep 13, 2021 $299
Aug 16, 2021 $349
All other dates $199
Upgraded hotels in Paros & Naxos, Single Occupancy
Jul 5, 2021;  Sep 13, 2021 $1129
Aug 16, 2021 $1359
All other dates $739

1. St. Andrea, Agnanti, or similar in Paros. Porto Naxos or similar in Naxos.

Optional Excursions
Cape Sounion $55

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc. Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York City (NYC)1 included

1. NYC departures will be from either JFK or EWR based upon availability.

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above.

Want to fly from another city? We can arrange flights from most major cities. Ask us for a quote for flights from your preferred city when (or after) you reserve, and we'll get back to you with the price and availability within 3 business days. Of course, you can also book your own flights. More information

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

  • Check in for your overnight flight to Greece

Day 2 Athens

  • Arrive in Athens, where you'll be met and escorted to your hotel
  • Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure

Royal Olympic or similar

Full Day Itinerary
Cafe in Plaka, Athens

Arrive today in Athens. You'll be met by our representative and then escorted to your hotel, centrally located near Constitution Square and the famous Plaka (Old Town). Athens, the birthplace of western civilization, once hailed as the Paris of the Mediterranean, is now a bustling modern city, a colorful tapestry of eastern and western influences, full of outdoor cafes, pedestrian streets, parks and gardens, street bazaars, dilapidated mansions and ancient ruins.

Day 3 Athens

  • Enjoy a half day of sightseeing in Athens
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the city independently, or join an optional excursion

Royal Olympic or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Parthenon, Athens

The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of a glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens.

Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, the University, and the National Library. Conclude your tour with a visit to the new Acropolis Museum, a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens.

This afternoon, explore Athens on your own or join an optional excursion.

Optional Excursion: Cape Sounion, $55
Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion

Drive along the coastal road past countless coves and the beautiful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza to Cape Sounion. Dominated by the spectacular Temple of Poseidon, the sanctuary at Sounion is one of the most important archaeological sites in Attica. Although evidence suggests that the site dates back to the prehistoric period, the sanctuary is first mentioned in Homer's Odyssey, as the place where Menelaos stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides. Learn about the rich history of this area as you take in stunning views of the Aegean on this fascinating optional excursion.

Day 4 Athens & Paros

  • Transfer via high speed ferry to Paros
  • Remainder of the day at leisure to explore Paros

Sunset View Hotel or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Parikia street view, Paros

This morning, transfer to the port of Piraeus to board a high speed ferry to the island of Paros. The island is famous for its glowing white marble which was used by Praxiteles in sculptures such as the Venus de Milo. The island is pastoral and hilly where almost every summit seems to have a private monastery. The Church of Our Lady of One-Hundred Doors was built in 600 C.E., near the port of Parikia.

Day 5 Paros

  • Full day at leisure to enjoy Paros

Sunset View Hotel or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Naousa Village, Paros

Spend two days independently enjoying the island of Paros. Discover the traditional whitewashed Cycladic villages connected by well-preserved Byzantine footpaths, the Venetian castles and neoclassical mansions, and of course the spectacular beaches. Go for a swim, explore by kayak, or take advantage of also visiting the nearby island of Antiparos.

Day 6 Paros

  • Another full day to explore Paros at your own pace

Sunset View Hotel or similar Breakfast

Day 7 Paros & Naxos

  • Transfer via high speed ferry to Naxos
  • Balance of the day to explore Naxos at leisure

Astir of Naxos or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Sunset on Naxos

Today, transfer to the port of Paros to board a high speed ferry to the gorgeous island of Naxos, the largest and greenest island in the Cyclades. It's high mountains and lush fertile valleys are dotted with charming traditional villages. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel for check-in. The balance of the day is at leisure.

Day 8 Naxos

  • Full day at leisure to enjoy Naxos

Astir of Naxos or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Portara, Naxos

You'll have two days to independently enjoy the island of Naxos. Stroll through the town of Naxos, also known as Chora, with its winding stone alleys and narrow arched alleys. Admire the Portara, the magnificent marble gate still standing as testimony to the grandeur of the Temple of Apollo, built in the 6th century B.C.E., and perhaps the most recognizable landmark of Naxos. Be amazed by the ancient stone castle of Kastro. Explore the numerous castles, temples, churches and archaeological sites that dot the island. Or, if you prefer, relax on the beach at Plaka or Agios Prokopios, or go scuba diving to admire the reefs and shipwrecks below the surface.

Day 9 Naxos

  • Another full day to explore Naxos at your own pace

Astir of Naxos or similar Breakfast

Day 10 Depart Naxos

  • This morning, bid farewell to Greece as you board your flight home via Athens
  • Arrive in the USA later today

Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary

Today, transfer to the airport on Naxos to board your flight back to Athens, and connect to your return flight to the USA. 

Hotels

Royal Olympic
Royal Olympic
Deluxe

The family run hotel is located directly opposite the Temple of Zeus and the National Garden, overlooking the Acropolis and a short walk to the new Acropolis Museum.

More information

Sunset View Hotel
First Class

Located just outside the town of Parikia, the Sunset View Hotel is built on a small cliff, providing amazing panoramic views of the Parikia Bay, the ships, the blue-and-white houses, the beaches, and even the islands of Sinfos and Serifos in the distance. This unique location provides a stunning view of the beautiful Aegean sunsets.

More information

Astir of Naxos
Tourist Class

Located right by St. George Beach, within a 10-minute walk from Naxos Town, and a 5-minute drive from Naxos Airport, Astir of Naxos is ideally situated to explore the largest island in the Cyclades and relax in a quiet surrounding.

More information

In the unlikely event that a particular hotel is not available, a similar or better hotel may be substituted.

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