Expedition in the Cyclades (Naxos & Santorini)
PROGRAM: CYCLADES 2011
DATES: JULY 18-25
AGE APPROPRIATE: 12 – 17
A unique proposal for our teenagers, a week of adventure and fun in the Greek Cycladic Islands!
Under the guidance and watchful eyes of the experienced Trekking Hellas guides we will trek and bike in the largest island in the Cyclades, Naxos, for 4 days. On day 5 we embark to Santorini, a must see for everybody. In Santorini we will enjoy rock climbing at the rocks of Perissa, sea kayak and snorkel in the Aegean, we will walk on the famous volcanoand visit the archaeological site of Akrotiri. Everyday we will have the time and opportunity to swim, dive and snorkel, getting acquainted with the fabulous underwater world of Greece.
Cost: 890€/person (reduction 5% for 2nd child)
Minimum number of participants: 6 persons
Price includes: accommodation, meals (5 meals /day), all necessary equipment for the activities, specialized personnel, experienced guides, all activities mentioned in the day by day plan, transport from and to Athens.
Departure from Piraeus at 07.00, with Blue Star Ferry and arrival at Naxos at 13.00. Walk at the port, lunch and then we bike all the way to Aghia Anna beach, camping at Maragas. We settle in our tents, we swim and have dinner.
A long biking day, to Alykos where we swim in the beautiful beach, have a seaside picnic and bike back to camp. Dinner in our camping.
After breakfast we drive to Potamia which is our trekking starting point. This trekking expedition will take us to the Peisistratos aqueduct, the famous Kouros statue, the castle at Halki as well as the distillery Vallindra where the famous Kitro drink of Naxos is produced. Our trekking lasts 4h approximately, after which we return to Maragas to freshen up and enjoy our dinner.
We leave Naxos at 13.00 and arrive 2,5h later at Santorini. We reach Perissa beach for our camping. Tonight we get to walk on Caldera, the edge with the magnificent views. Our walk takes us from Fira to Oia where we enjoy dinner.
Today is a long sea kayaking day, starting from Vlyhada, crossing the Red Beach, continuing to the White beach, Mesa Pigadia and reaching Faros. This is a 4-5hours long adventure, with lots of stops to enjoy the deep waters of Santorini, to try snorkeling and of course a picnic lunch. Dinner will be back at Perissa. .
The volcano is part of Santorini, so a visit is a must. In the afternoon we go to Kamari, where we try our rock climbing abilities. This lasts almost 3 hours, followed by a dinner at Kamari.
Today we visit the archeological finds in Acrotiri which have attracted visitors from around the world. Picnic in Perissa and a free afternoon in Fira. .
We depart with Blue Star Ferries to arrive later in the day in Piraeus.