Island hopping Cyclades islands in Greece

Get to know the islands of the cyclades in greece

Mix island hopping Cyclades individually and flexibly according to your own wishes. We coordinate these – you travel comfortably.

Island hopping Cyclades is best booked with a specialist who has experience of travelling to Greece. Don’t fancy crowded beaches and lots of people in noisy places? Discover the fascinating Greek Cyclades islands the way you want to on your unique and flexible island hopping trip. Pick the hotels and islands you like best and add more local activities as you wish. (“Open jaw flights” are possible: for example, outbound flight to Santorini and return flight from Mykonos). Optionally, you can also combine island hopping with a sailing week and get to know the hidden beauties of some lesser-known islands.

Hotels with flexible rates as well as transfers and ferries can be rebooked or cancelled free of charge up to 30 days before departure.
In accordance with EU requirements, insurance is in place to secure customers’ payments.

On the map of Greece you get first information about sights and tips for the selected island region by clicking on Islandhopping Cyclades Greece.

Cyclades Island hopping 1min about the islands of the Cyclades

Info 1: Find out about possible routes (4 colour marked zones).

Info 2: Design ⇓ flexible your individual island hopping in Greece. Choose islands, hotels and the duration of your stay flexibly according to your own needs

Our recommendations of popular island combinations in the Cyclades:

You might like our suggestions of islands for your island hopping. All you need to do there is choose the hotels according to your needs:


If you are also wondering:

Which Cyclades islands should I choose? Which beaches? Which regions?

Note the most popular and recommended combinations with flexible length of stay:

Outbound flight to Santorini, after to Paros, Naxos with return flight from Mykonos
(or vice versa)

  • If flights and ferries change their timetable or are cancelled, you do not need to do anything
  • We will inform you, the hotels, transfer companies and arrange all possible rebookings.
  • Bookings directly with the hotels, without intermediaries

Create your own tour without any obligations: All you need to do here is choose hotels according to your own needs. Island hopping will introduce you to picturesque and traditional islands around Rhodes and Kos. Decide what you like best and mix the hotels you want with days for relaxing, swimming and events in the Dodecanese.

IMPORTANT: Before you start choosing hotels for a combination, please read some important tips that will help you mix your tour:

Outbound flight to Santorini, after to Amorgos, Naxos, Paros with return flight from Mykonos
(or vice versa)

  • In case of schedule changes or cancellations of flights and ferries, we arrange all hotel bookings and transfers for you.
  • We coordinate and you travel comfortably and carefree.
  • Guaranteed prices through bookings directly with the hotels

Outbound flight Athens, by ferry to Syros, Naxos, Amorgos and return flight from Santorini
(or vice versa)

  • Don’t worry if a ferry is cancelled for technical reasons or due to the wind.
  • We make the changes, inform you and arrange the hotel reservations as well as the transfers
  • Follow the traces of the past in modern Athens
  • Afterwards you will follow the tracks of the most famous Cyclades islands

Outbound flight to Athens with sail week (berth-charter), Naxos with return flight from Santorini
(or vice versa)

  • If flights and ferries change their timetable or are cancelled, you do not need to do anything
  • We coordinate and you travel comfortably and carefree.
  • Discover the flair of the smaller Cyclades from the water in your own cabin
  • Mix sightseeing in Athens with yacht feeling on the blue Aegean Sea
  • Before or after sailing experience the advantages of Naxos or/and Santorini
  • From mid April to October, every Saturday to Saturday

Choose what is important to you: Good ideas so far, but you’d rather plan your own Cycladen tour?

Flexibly design your individual island hopping Pearls of the Cyclades in Greece…
…to a perfect ⇓ tour by adding to the hotel also day tours for culture, adventure or hiking days.

Or choose the hotels for WESTERN CYCLADES for your Island hopping Cyclades

If you are also asking yourself:

Which islands of the Western Cyclades Islands should I combine?

Note the most popular and recommended combinations with individual length of stay:

Outbound flight Santorini, onward to Folegandros, Milos, Sifnos and return flight from Santorini

  • Don’t worry about flight and ferry changes or cancellations
  • We are at your side and will take care of everything so that you can continue to travel without worries
  • Exclusive encounters on Milos or relaxed enjoyment on Folegandros
  • Breathtaking and worldwide famous crater panoramas on Santorini
  • Visit the tranquil neighbouring island of Kimolos on an excursion

Outbound flight to Santorini, on to Milos, Sifnos, Serifos and return flight from Athens
(or vice versa)

  • If flights and ferries are cancelled or the timetable changes, don’t worry
  • We will make all the necessary rebookings for you
  • Panorama highlights and sunsets on Santorini
  • Discover fascinating Island Milos and evening atmosphere on Sifnos
  • Relaxed bathing days at the beaches on Serifos and Sifnos

Outbound flight to Milos( via Athens), onward to Sifnos, Serifos and return flight from Athens
(or vice versa)

  • Following the tracks of the lesser known Western Cyclades
  • Cultural and culinary excursions in Athens
  • Milos, the colourful island with dreamlike scenery by and in the sea
  • Charming green valleys with wonderful bathing beaches on Sifnos and Serifos

Outbound flight to Milos( via Athens), onward to Sifnos, Serifos and return flight from Athens
(or vice versa)

  • Rely on us for changes of plans due to flights and ferries
  • We will arrange all necessary changes in bookings
  • Discover the flair of the smaller islands in your own cabin
  • Mix sightseeing in Athens with island hopping on the blue Aegean Sea
  • A mix of relaxing, swimming and hiking on Sinfos and Serifos

Outbound flight to Athens, 1 week sailing, Paros, Sifnos and return flight from Milos
(or vice versa)

  • Cruising the Cyclades in a comfortable cabin on a private yacht
  • Experience natural spectacles from the sea in the front row
  • Sailing yachts with 3-4 cabins and skipper
  • From mid-April to October, each Saturday to Saturday

No island combination for you? Then you can customise your tour here according to your own wishes:
Create personal tour by clicking on the green box.

Flexibly mix your individual island hopping West Cyclades in Greece…
… to a complete ⇓ tour by adding to the hotel also excursions for Culture, Adventure or Hiking days.

For instance also on ISLAND HOPPING CYCLADES – The smaller islands

Also asking yourself:

Can breathtaking scenery be combined with rather quiet and natural nature?

Note the most popular and recommended combinations according to your personal preferences:

Outbound flight Santorini, onward to Naxos, Koufonissi, Amorgos and return flight from Santorini
(or the other way around)

  • Flights and ferries can be cancelled due to technology, wind & weather and strikes
  • We will assist you in such cases and arrange rebookings
  • Exclusive views on Mykonos or relaxed enjoyment on Paros
  • Breathtaking and worldwide well-known crater landscapes on Santorini
  • Lust for life at naturally beautiful beaches on Naxos, Paros & Mykonos

Flight to Mykonos, continue to Naxos, Koufonsissi, Amorgos, and return flight from Santorini.
(or the other way round)

  • We will always stay in contact with you during the trip
  • In case of rebooking of flight and ferries
  • Panoramic highlights and sunsets on Santorini
  • Discover wild nature on Amorgos and evening atmosphere on Ios
  • Relaxed bathing days at the beaches on Ios, Naxos, & Mykonos

Outbound flight to Athens, sailing week, Amorgos and return flight from Santorini
(or the vice versa)

  • Explore the flair of the smaller Cyclades in your own cabin
  • Mix sightseeing in Athens with yacht feeling on the blue Aegean Sea
  • Experience the delights of Naxos or/and Santorini before or after sailing
  • Start from mid April to October, every Saturday to Saturday

You have other ideas? Choose islands and hotels according to your own needs: For this, please click on the orange field and create individual tour flexible.

Flexibly design your customized island hopping Small Cyclades in Greece…
… to a perfect ⇓ tour by including to the accommodation also packages for cultural, adventure or hiking days.


If you’re also wondering:

On which Cyclades islands can you find origin and tradition?

Note the most popular and recommended island hopping Cyclades combinations for this region.

Mix round trip Mykonos with Syros, Tinos and Andros

  • If rebooking of flights and ferries becomes necessary, we will take care of all the necessary measures for you
  • On the tracks of the northern Cyclades known only by many insiders
  • Culinary and cultural excursions with beautiful beaches on Syros
  • Tinos, island dedicated to the cult of Mary to redeem vows
  • Charming green valleys with beautiful beaches and the typical main town on Andros

Flight to Athens, Andros, Tinos, Syros and return flight from Mykonos
(or vice versa)

  • If necessary, we will also make short-notice rebookings
  • You should not have to do anything for this on site
  • Discover the flair of the upper, quieter Cyclades in your own cabin
  • Mix sightseeing in Athens with yacht feeling on the blue Aegean Sea
  • Before or after sailing experience the advantages of Naxos or/and Santorini
  • Start from middle of April until October, every Saturday to Saturday

Create a tour as you wish: Click on the red marked fled and mix your personal tour.

Flexibly combine your individual island hopping for the upper Cyclades islands in Greece…
… to a perfect ⇓ tour. You have the possibility to add to the hotel also excursions for cultural, adventure and hiking tours.

Why are the Cyclades so popular?

The Greek Cyclades islands

The world of the Greek islands is like a richly laid table, from which you can make a menu to your taste. With the program “Island hopping on Greek islands”, we would like to offer you many flexible alternative choices for your vacation.

Cyclades Islands

Map for Island hopping Cyclades

The most famous paradise for island hopping all over the world are the Greek islands of Cyclades. Our 34 island hopping Cyclades tour works on offering a selection of the most beautiful islands among “the Pearls of Cyclades”. Dive into a wonderful world of islands, which are only two or three hours away from you by plane. Both Mykonos and Santorin have international airports with direct connections to many European airports. Among over 210 islands, the most popular are Santorin, Paros, Naxos and Mykonos as well as Syros with its beautiful city Ermoupolis, the capital of the archipelago, Tinos, Andros and Ios. These islands are a favourite for island hopping through the Cyclades, because the journeys between Mykonos, Paros and Naxos last less than one hour, and ferries sail several times a day during the summer betweenthe islands. Santorin is the most spectacular island of Cyclades thanks to its villages that are situated on the edge of a huge volcanic crater and allow a spectacular view. The port in Santorin wil fascinate you. Mykonos smartly created an atmosphere where glamour and naturalness, chic night life, good shopping and peaceful sand beaches harmoniously complete each other. The biggest and the greenest island of the Cyclades is Naxos, which attracts visitors with its raw nature and dune beaches in the South. The North of Paros can hardly be a better place for wind- and kite surfers, and the streets in Parikia will ravish young people. The biggest islands of the Cyclades are Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delos, Folegandros, Gyaros, Ios, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Kea, Kythnos, Makronisos, Mykonos, Santorin, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Syros and Tinos.

Description of the best known Cyclades islands

View of the Cladera of Santorini


Santorin seems to visitors completely differently compared to other islands of the Cyclades. The current shape of the island is the result of what has been left after the powerful volcanic eruption ca. 1500 B.C.: the main island Santorin, the neighboring islands Thirassia, Nea Kameni, Palia Kameni and Aspronisi as well as the giant crater “Caldera”, which poured into the sea. Thira, the capital of the island is located on the West side, on the edge of the high escarpments of Caldera. The typical houses in Thira have a unique architecture style: small and whitewashed, the houses are decorated with arches and plenty of small windows. A large number of boutiques, restaurants and souvenir shops can be found in its narrow streets. Youwillbe blown away by the small place Oia (spelt Ia) on the North coast and the view it offers. The houses of the picturesque captain’s village were built in the drained lava rocks. The winding roads will all lead you to the traditional ports of Ammoudi and Armeni.


The Island is only 85 square km large, but has developped into one of the most appreciated island in the Aegean. Many tourists, who are staying on the neighboring islands like Paros or Naxos, and want to continue their journey first come to Mykonos, because of its airport, which is the second biggest in the Cyclades. It’s also a starting point for island hopping through the Cyclades. The pros of choosing Mykonos as a holiday destination are its 3000 of sunshine hours per year, gold sand beaches with crystal clear water and the traditional architectural design, with the typically white and blue houses. On top of it, its direct neighbor the antique island of Delos, and its ruins also attract many tourist. Mykonos has very good ferries connection with the islands of Piraeus, Raphine, Iraklion (Crete), Santorin, Ios, Paros, Naxos, Skiathos, Syros, Thessaloniki and Tinos. It’s possible to fly to Mykonos from Athens, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Monaco, Wien, Salzburg, Zurich and many other cities in Europe. Mykonos is definitely one of the most reachable islands of the Cyclades.

The famous windmills on Mykonos Island
Naxos is known for its long sandy beaches and green hills.


The biggest island contrasts with the rest of the archipelago thanks to its landscape diversity. It can be proud not only to have the highest mountain of the Cyclades (1,001 m high Zas), but also for the biggest olive groves and itsmiles long beaches. Tourists, surfers and art enthusiasts gladly come again and again here. The island is one of the wealthiest and most powerful islands of Cyclades. The sellingof the marble of Naxos goes backto no less than prehistoric time. On Naxos appeared the first sculpture schools, where famous figures which served as a foundation of sacred Delphi and Delos were made. Two marble colossi from the 7th and 6th century before Chirst were found recently on Naxos. The narrow streets of Naxos will allow you to observe silence and peace of mind. Feeling like embracing life and its hectic? Take a walk on the promenade, where small hotels, tavern, cafes and souvenir shops are gathered together. The beautiful and long sand beaches in the South of the capital Chora, invite tourists to relax in the crystal-clear water.


Paros was an important and wealthy island already in ancient times, because the Parian marble, the oldest in the world, was exported to all major countries. The island presents itself as a paradise for vacation nowadays, with beautiful beaches, pretty flowery villages and many historical sights, including marble gallery. Together with Mykonos and Santorin, Paros is one of the best known islands in the Cyclades. Despite 755 meters high Agios-Illias-Massivs, the landscape is mostly composed of big fertile plains. The picturesque villages of Parikia and Naoussa are famous for their charming beaches, traditional architecture, with hibiscus and oleander decorated small valleys, countless whitewashed churches and fishing boats on the beach that became the trademarks of the island. The beaches of Kolimbithres in the North are very small, almost like private bays with fine sand beaches that are ideal for families with small children and non-swimmers. This island is a mixture of quite corners to relax and places with an active nightlife.

The village of Naoussa on the island of Paros
One of the impressive monasteries on the island of Amorgos


Amorgos is the biggest among the smallest islands of the Cyclades. It covers over 126 sq. km, and fascinates every visitor with its wonderful beaches, mountainous landscapes and the traditional lifestyle. Chora is the capital of the island, which combines traditional architecture and a great historical tradition. Remarkable are Agioi Pantes Church, the cathedral, Vlissani, Agios Nikolaos and monastery Fotodoti Christou, the historical castle as well as a fantastic archeological collection. If you leave Chora in the direction of Kato Meria, you will find a Byzantine Panagia Chosoriotissa monastery that is of a high religious and historical importance. There are many historical relicts of rare architecture patterns. Each year, thousands of tourists go 300 stairs up that lead to the center of steep rocks, to admire the magnificent landscape. The bay of Katapola together with the simple Cyclades architecture and the port with fishing boats create a picturesque countryside image. The bay consists of three places: Katapola, Xylokeratidi and Rachidi. The Panagia Katapoliani Church and Byzantine Church of Evangelismos, the mount Mountoulia with ruins of ancient Minoa as well as the old dam and Lefkes arouse special interest. The most beautiful beaches are: Kato Akrotiri,


In the Southeast of Naxos are three islands with outstanding beaches and isolated bays called Koufonissia. These islands are: Pano Koufonisi and Kato Koufonisi that are separated by a 200 m broad straits, and Keros. Pano Koufonisi is the smallest and the most densely populated island of the Cyclades with an area of only 3.5 sq. km. and 285 inhabitants. It is a real fishing island. All the inhabitants earn their lives from fishing. Kato Koufonisi has an area of 4.3 sq. km. and is nearly uninhabited, but it has beautiful lonesome beaches that are a favourite among many nudists. The biggest attraction of the island is Panagia Church that was built on ancient ruins. Keros is a neighboring uninhabited island that is currently protected as an archaeological monument. Here were found many important art objects from the Cycladic culture. Some of the small uninhabited islands that surround Koufonisia are: Porios, Koufonisi, Charokopos, Parianos.

Koufonisia offers a magnificent picture of a varied landscape
Ios has great sandy beaches and with party mile in summer in the town

Ios island

Ios belongs to the smallest Greek islands in the South of Cyclades with an area of 100 sq. km. and a population of ca. 1500 inhabitants. The island lives mainly from tourism. Many visitors from the Greek continent and from abroad, mainly young people, are coming to these picturesque islands during summer months. Additionally to Chora, the beach of Myloptas and theport of Gialos, the island is full of Discos, Bars and Taverns. The island is known for the legend that says Homer’s grave should be in the middle of the triangle Paros, Naxos and Santorin. Thecenter of the city constitutes the main attraction of the island: it is considered to be a party island during the peak season. Outside the capital Chora, which was built on the hillside, and in low season, you can find peace on marvelous beaches and bays that would deserve to be explored individually. Besides many impressions of Cyclades, the island offers more than 350 churches and chapels with blue domes.
You can travel to Gialos with ferries, which isa rather quiet place with taverns and nice shopping opportunities. There are good connections to Chora, one of the most idyllic villages of Cyclades.

Mix your island hopping cyclades

As a travel agency, we arrange this round trip with a tour operator after checking free availability and comparing prices. Or as a modular tour with individual services to different tour operators. In this case, you will receive the legally required insurance certificate from us and we will be your sole contact for advice before, during and after the trip. You will be able to see all the important information in the offer.