Island hopping Cyclades islands in Greece

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Here you can mix island hopping Cyclades individually and flexibly according to your own wishes.

Individual island hopping Cyclades Greece is best booked with a specialist with experience in Greece travel. Don’t fancy crowded beaches and lots of people in noisy places? Discover the fascinating Greek Cyclades islands as you wish, following your unique & flexible island hopping trip. Pick up the hotels & islands that you like the most & add the journeys if you like. (“Open jaw flights” are possible: For example, outbound flight to Santorini, and return flight from Mykonos). You can also optionally add a sailing trip and get to know the hidden beauties of some lesser known islands.

On the map of Greece you get first information about sights and tips for the selected island region by clicking on Inselhüpfen Griechenland griechische Inseln.

Griechenland Inselhüpfen 1min about the islands of the Cyclades

Info 1: Find out about possible routes (4 color zones)

Info 2: Design ⇓ flexible your individual island hopping in Greece

to a perfect tour by adding day activities to the hotel for culture, adventure, hiking or relaxation days.


Popular Cyclades island combinations

PEARLS OF THE CYCLADES

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)

  • Exclusive encounters on Mykonos or relaxed enjoyment on Paros
  • Breathtaking and worldwide famous crater panoramas on Santorini
  • Lust for life at naturally beautiful beaches on Naxos, Paros & Mykonos

>> Add to this combination the hotels according to your own wishes

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

  • Wonderful panoramas and sunsets on Santorini
  • Wild and beautiful nature on Amorgos or romantic atmosphere on Ios
  • Relaxed bathing days on the beaches of Ios, Naxos & Mykonos

>> Simply add the hotels of your choice to this island combination

Outbound flight Athens, continue to Mykonos, Naxos/Paros/Ios or Naxos/Amorgos and return flight from Santorini
(or vice versa)

  • Follow the traces of the past in modern Athens
  • Afterwards you will follow the tracks of the most famous Cyclades islands
  • Long beaches and nights on Ios & Mykonos or tranquility on Amorgos

>> Choose the hotels of your choice for this Cyclades combination

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

  • 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

>> Now still according to their own wishes to choose the hotels and rooms

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.

WEST KYKLADEN

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/Kimolos, Sifnos and return flight from Santorini
(or vice versa)

  • Exclusive encounters on Mykonos or relaxed enjoyment on Paros
  • Breathtaking and worldwide famous crater panoramas on Santorini
  • Lust for life at naturally beautiful beaches on Naxos, Paros & Mykonos

>> Add to this combination the hotels according to your own wishes

Hinflug Santorini, weiter nach Milos/Kimolos, Sifnos, Serifos und Rückflug ab Athen
(oder umgekehrt)

  • Panorama-Highlights und Sonnenuntergänge auf Santorini
  • Wildschöne Natur auf Amorgos und Abendstimmung auf Ios entdecken
  • Entspannte Badetage an den Stränden auf Ios, Naxos, & Mykonos

>> Simply add the hotels of your choice to this island combination

Hinflug nach Milos( via Athen), weiter nach Sifnos, Serifos und Rückflug ab Athen

  • Auf den Spuren der weniger bekannten nördlichen Kykladen
  • Kulinarische und kulturelle Streifzüge auf Syros
  • Tinos, dem Marienkult geweihte Insel um Gelübde einzulösen
  • Reizvolle grüne Täler mit herrlichen Badestränden auf Andros

>> Choose the hotels of your choice for this Cyclades combination

Hinflug nach Naxos (via Athen), Mitsegelwoche, Sifnos, Milos und Rückflug ab Milos
(oder umgekehrt)

  • In eigener Kabine den Flair der kleineren Kykladen entdecken
  • Sightseeing in Athen mit Yachtfeeling auf der blauen Ägäis mixen
  • Vor oder nach Mitsegeln die Vorzüge von Naxos oder/und Santorini erleben
  • Ab Mitte April bis Oktober, jeweils Samstag bis Samstag

>> View here and add hotels according to your own wishes

Hinflug nach Athen, 1 Wo. Yachtkreuzfahrt, Sifnos und Rückflug ab Milos
(oder umgekehrt)

  • In komfortabler Kabine auf privater Yacht durch die Kykladen kreuzen
  • Vom Meer her Naturschauspiele in der ersten Reihe erleben
  • Besondere Yachten (25 Kabinen) für außergewöhnliche Kreuzfahrterlebnisse
  • Ab Mitte April bis Oktober, jeweils Freitag bis Freitag

>> Now still according to their own wishes to choose the hotels and rooms

Plan what is most important to you: 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.

SMALL CYCLADES

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, Iraklia, Koufonissi, Amorgos and return flight from Santorini
(or the other way around)

  • 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

>> Have a look here and add hotels based on your own needs

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

  • 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

>> Click here to view and to add hotels by own choice

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

>> Click here to view and add properties according to your own criteria

Choose what is important for you: 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.

UPPER CYCLADES

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

  • 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

>> Simply add the hotels of your choice to this island combination

Flight to Athens, sailing week, Naxos and return flight from Mykonos
(or vice versa)

  • 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

>> Now still according to their own wishes to choose the hotels and rooms

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

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.

Mykonos

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.

Naxos

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

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

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,

Koufonsia

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.

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