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Epic Greek Isles Escape: A Journey of Discovery

Departing from Mykonos
Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 7-14 days

Dive into the heart of Greek culture, explore stunning architecture, and experience the vibrant local life. From legendary party islands to serene hidden gems, this odyssey promises an unforgettable adventure. Join us and explore the best of the Greek Isles!

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A Greek Isles Adventure

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the Greek Isles, where every stop promises a new adventure and a taste of the vibrant local culture. 

Begin your odyssey in Tinos, a hidden gem known for its stunning architecture and rich history. Then, set sail for the legendary party island of Mykonos, where the nightlife is as vibrant as the golden beaches. Next, discover the serene beauty of Paros, where traditional charm meets crystal-clear waters.

Continue your journey to Naxos, where ancient ruins and sandy shores await. Then, escape to the untouched beauty of Amorgos, with its rugged landscapes and hidden coves. Get off the beaten path in Iraklia, and immerse yourself in the tranquil island life.

Next, dive into the crystal-clear waters of Ios, known for its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. Witness the world-famous sunset over the caldera of Santorini, a truly unforgettable experience. Finally, conclude your journey in Folegandros, where dramatic cliffs meet the deep blue sea.

Join us for an adventure of a lifetime, where every stop is a discovery and every moment is filled with wonder. For those starting their boat tour in Mykonos, Mykonos Airport is the nearest point of arrival. You can quickly embark on your unforgettable sea adventure with a short transfer from the airport at the beginning of your journey. 

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Mykonos

Mykonos invites you to experience the magic of Greece in a destination that captivates the senses and ignites the soul. With its pristine beaches, vibrant nightlife, and charming Cycladic architecture, Mykonos offers a one-of-a-kind destination for travelers seeking an unforgettable Greek getaway.

Beach Paradise

Indulge in the sun-kissed shores of Mykonos, where crystal-clear waters meet golden sands. From the famous party beaches like Paradise and Super Paradise to secluded gems like Agios Sostis and Kapari, there's a beach for every mood and preference. Lounge under the Mediterranean sun, take a dip in the azure waters, and let the gentle sea breeze soothe your soul.

Chic Boutiques and Cosmopolitan Vibes

Explore the narrow cobblestone streets of Mykonos Town, where whitewashed buildings adorned with vibrant bougainvillea create a postcard-perfect scene. Discover chic boutiques, art galleries, and designer shops offering everything from high-end fashion to local handicrafts. As the sun sets, Mykonos comes alive with a cosmopolitan vibe, with its array of trendy bars, stylish restaurants, and iconic beach clubs beckoning you to dance the night away.

Cultural Riches and Historical Treasures

Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Mykonos as you wander through its charming villages and ancient sites. Explore the iconic windmills overlooking Little Venice, visit the fascinating Archaeological Museum, and wander through the labyrinthine streets of Ano Mera, where time seems to stand still. From its ancient ruins to its traditional festivals, Mykonos offers a glimpse into Greece's storied past.

Luxury Living and Exclusive Experiences

Indulge in luxury living and exclusive experiences in Mykonos, where opulent villas, boutique hotels, and world-class resorts await. Treat yourself to a pampering spa day, explore the hidden coves and secluded beaches, or dine at Michelin-starred restaurants overlooking the shimmering sea. Mykonos is the epitome of luxury and refinement, offering a truly unforgettable escape.

Adventure Awaits

For the adventurous traveler, Mykonos offers a wealth of outdoor activities and adrenaline-pumping experiences. From water sports like windsurfing, kiteboarding, and scuba diving to hiking trails that lead to breathtaking viewpoints, there's no shortage of excitement on the island. Discover the natural beauty of Mykonos from land and sea, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 2 days
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Nearby Attractions
Tropicana
4.9

Situated on the vibrant shores of Paradise Beach, Mykonos Island, Tropicana Beach Bar and Restaurant stands as a beloved hotspot, drawing in crowds of party enthusiasts from across the globe. With its stunning surroundings, enticing exotic cocktails, and delectable meals, Tropicana is a must-visit destination for those seeking an unforgettable beach party experience. Paradise Beach pulsates with energy, boasting a plethora of entertainment options, and is renowned for its lively early evening beach parties that stretch late into the night. With an in-house DJ setting the perfect vibe, guests can dance the night away and create memories to last a lifetime.

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Nammos
4.9
Indulge in the ultimate seaside dining experience at Nammos, a luxurious beachfront restaurant and cocktail bar nestled on the pristine shores of Psarou Beach. Offering an array of exclusive services and gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, Nammos invites you to savor high-end meals amidst breathtaking coastal views. Whether you choose to dine indoors or right by the water's edge, each moment is infused with elegance and sophistication. Elevate your dining experience with their selection of deluxe champagne bottles, innovative cocktail creations, premium spirits, and fine wines, ensuring every sip is a celebration of luxury and refinement.
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Kalo Livadi Beach
4.9

Kalo Livadi Beach in Mykonos stands out as one of the island's longest stretches of shoreline, renowned for its excellent amenities and vibrant party scene. Positioned between Kalafatis and Elia beaches, it's conveniently located just 11 km from Mykonos Town and a mere 2 km from Ano Mera.

The beach's allure lies in its expansive stretch of crystal-clear turquoise waters and its picturesque surroundings, creating an idyllic backdrop for a day of relaxation and fun. With its well-organized facilities, including ample umbrellas and sunbeds, you can bask in the warm Mediterranean sun in absolute comfort.

Kalo Livadi Beach offers the perfect escape for those seeking tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of crowded tourist areas. Whether you're looking to soak up the sun, take a refreshing dip in the sea, or simply unwind with a good book, this stunning beach promises a rejuvenating retreat amidst nature's splendor.

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Explore Mykonos Town
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A visit to Mykonos is not complete without exploring the charming Mykonos Town, also known as Chora. This picturesque town is a maze of narrow, winding streets lined with whitewashed houses, their brightness contrasted by vibrant blue doors and windows, and the occasional splash of pink and red from bougainvillea flowers. As you wander, you'll discover hidden chapels, quaint squares, and delightful cafes and shops. A highlight of your exploration should be the famous windmills perched on a hill, offering a perfect photo opportunity and a panoramic view of the town. Another must-visit spot is Little Venice, an alluring waterside quarter where buildings meet the edge of the sea. Here, you can enjoy a meal or a drink in one of the many cafes and restaurants, with a stunning view of the Aegean Sea, especially enchanting during sunset. The atmosphere in Mykonos Town is both lively and relaxing, encapsulating the essence of Greek island charm, making it an unforgettable experience for any visitor.

Town Tour
Starry Nights and Dance Lights
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Mykonos is famous for its fun and exciting nightlife. When the sun sets, the island comes alive with music and dancing. There are many bars and clubs where you can have a great time. These places play all kinds of music, and you can dance until the early morning. Some clubs are right on the beach, so you can dance near the sea. People from all over the world come to Mykonos to enjoy these parties. You don't need to know how to dance; just have fun and enjoy the music! The nightlife in Mykonos is a big part of what makes this island special. It's a great way to meet new people and have an unforgettable time. Remember to be safe and enjoy every moment of the night in Mykonos.
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Shopping in Mykonos Town
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Exploring the boutiques and shops in Mykonos Town is a delightful experience for anyone who loves shopping. The town is a treasure trove of unique finds, ranging from high-end fashion brands to charming local handicrafts. As you stroll through the maze of narrow, picturesque streets, you'll encounter a variety of shops selling stylish clothing, handcrafted jewelry, and bespoke accessories. The island is also known for its artisanal products, like hand-painted ceramics and woven textiles, which make for perfect souvenirs or gifts. Don't miss the opportunity to browse the quaint local boutiques for authentic Greek items. These shops offer a more personal and intimate shopping experience, where you can often meet the artisans themselves and learn about the craftsmanship behind their creations. Whether you're looking for the latest fashion trends or seeking one-of-a-kind artisanal goods, shopping in Mykonos Town is an enjoyable activity that combines the thrill of discovery with the charm of Greek culture.

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Nearby Restaurants
Scorpios Mykonos
4.9

Nestled on the shores of Paraga beach, Scorpios restaurant embodies the essence of bohemian luxury, offering a haven for Soho House members and discerning travelers alike. Despite its recent acquisition by Soho House, Scorpios has retained its authentic charm, drawing celebrities to its serene shores for yoga sessions, artisanal cocktails, and soul-stirring music rituals. Helmed by renowned chef Alexis Zopas, Scorpios' culinary philosophy is rooted in simplicity and sustainability, with an emphasis on organic, locally sourced ingredients. From gourmet vegetarian delights to Greek-inspired dishes, each plate is a testament to the restaurant's commitment to holistic dining. And let's not forget about the cocktails – Scorpios boasts an impressive array of signature concoctions that perfectly complement the laid-back vibe of this idyllic beachfront retreat.

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Beefbar Mykonos
4.9

BEEFBAR, nestled along the picturesque shores of Agios Ioannis beach within the prestigious Bill & Coo Coast resort, emerges as the quintessential steakhouse destination on the island of Mykonos. Seamlessly blending into its idyllic waterfront setting, the restaurant entices guests to linger and indulge in its culinary delights, with a resident DJ setting the ambiance and signature cocktails beckoning from the bar. Originating in Monte Carlo and boasting a Michelin-starred outpost in Hong Kong, BEEFBAR has garnered global acclaim, with additional locations spanning Mexico City, Paris, and beyond.

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COYA Mykonos
4.9

COYA, renowned for its contemporary Peruvian cuisine, has expanded its culinary empire to the sun-soaked shores of Mykonos. Drawing inspiration from Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese culinary traditions, COYA offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience that celebrates the vibrant flavors of Peru. Situated in the heart of Mykonos town, the restaurant boasts a luxurious and contemporary design, complete with an inviting open-air dining area that beckons guests to indulge in the ultimate al fresco dining experience. COYA's menu is a feast for the senses, featuring an array of vibrant and colorful Peruvian dishes designed for sharing and savoring with friends and loved ones. From ceviches and tiraditos to tantalizing grilled meats and seafood, each dish is a culinary masterpiece that showcases the rich cultural tapestry of Peru. With its unique blend of flavors and elegant ambiance, COYA promises an unforgettable dining experience that captures the essence of Peruvian cuisine in the heart of Mykonos.

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Vegan
Noa Greek Taverna
4.9
Noa Greek Taverna, situated within the luxurious Myconian Kyma hotel, emerges as the epitome of culinary excellence, providing guests with an unrivaled dining journey mere moments from Mykonos Town. Led by Chef Panagiotis Tsoukatos, Noa celebrates the essence of home-cooked meals, allowing exceptional ingredients to take center stage. With a commitment to farm-to-table dining, Chef Tsoukatos draws inspiration from the cherished recipes of his grandmothers, infusing each dish with authentic Greek flavors and modern culinary techniques. From succulent meats to fresh seafood, every plate at Noa is meticulously prepared, showcasing the rich Mediterranean flavors that have long defined Greek cuisine. Set against the backdrop of Mykonos' breathtaking scenery, Noa Greek Taverna offers a culinary journey that is as unforgettable as it is delicious, inviting guests to indulge in the true essence of Greek hospitality.
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Kalita Mykonos
4.9

Kalita Restaurant, nestled within the verdant garden of Fresh Hotel, offers diners an oasis of palm trees, lavender, and rosemary, creating a serene atmosphere for an unforgettable dining experience. Here, Head Chef Vaios Ntoytsias elevates classic Greek flavors with contemporary culinary techniques, ensuring every dish is a masterpiece. Impeccable service and a serene ambiance complete the experience, while an innovative cocktail menu and a selection of excellent Greek wines add to the delight. Kalita Restaurant offers an unforgettable culinary journey that harmonizes tradition and innovation for a truly exceptional dining experience.

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Notes to sailors
  • The canal between Mykonos and Tinos has fierce gusts when the meltemi is blowing.

  • Ornos Bay is the most protected from the meltemi anchorage in the island. There are, though, very strong gusts which can come very suddenly during the night. The bottom is weed and at places it provides very poor holding.


  • Visiting yachts normally berth at the uncompleted Mykonos Marina two miles W of the main town, which is the only safe harbour on the island. Since its partial completion, yachts are no longer permitted to berth in Mykonos old harbour, which is reserved for tripper boats.


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Tinos

Tinos, the hidden gem of the Cyclades! Known for its stunning architecture, rich history, and vibrant local culture, Tinos is a must-visit destination on your Greek Isles adventure.

Explore the picturesque villages, where whitewashed houses and cobblestone streets transport you to a bygone era. Discover the famous Panagia Evangelistria, a sacred pilgrimage site with a miraculous icon that draws visitors from all over the world.

Indulge in the local cuisine, where fresh seafood and traditional Greek dishes tantalize your taste buds. Don't miss the chance to sample the world-renowned Tinos cheese, a local delicacy that's sure to delight.

For nature lovers, Tinos offers breathtaking landscapes and pristine beaches. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, the crystal-clear waters and golden sands of Tinos are sure to impress.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for days
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Panagia Evangelistria
4.9

Panagia Evangelistria is the most significant religious site on the island, housing the Church of Panagia Evangelistria, also known as the Church of the Virgin Mary. It is a major pilgrimage site for Orthodox Christians, attracting thousands of visitors annually. The church is renowned for its miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary, believed to have healing powers.

History
Tinos Town, Chora
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The capital and main port of Tinos, Chora, is a charming Cycladic town with narrow streets, whitewashed buildings adorned with colorful flowers, and traditional tavernas. Visitors can explore its picturesque alleys, visit local museums, such as the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Tinian Artists, and enjoy panoramic views from the Venetian fortress.


History
Kolymbithra Beach
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Kolymbithra Beach is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and crystal-clear waters. It is actually divided into two separate beaches, known as Kolymbithra East and Kolymbithra West. Both beaches are surrounded by rugged cliffs and lush greenery, creating a picturesque setting. Kolymbithra is also popular among surfers due to its consistent winds.

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Nearby Restaurants
Thama
4.9

Thama Restaurant, situated in Kionia and owned by chef Dimitris Katrivesis and his wife Marianta Pieridi, provides a contemporary dining experience set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Aegean Sea. The restaurant's contemporary decor, featuring comfy chairs, built-in sofas, natural wood, bamboo, and soft colors, seamlessly blends with its surroundings, creating a relaxed atmosphere. The open-plan kitchen integrates seamlessly with the main hall, allowing guests to witness the culinary magic firsthand. Adjacent to the kitchen, the glass-encased wine cellar showcases an impressive selection of Greek and international wines. Dimitris draws inspiration from Japanese, Latin American, and European cuisines, infusing traditional Tinos flavors into his dishes. Thama offers two menus: an à la carte selection and a seven-course degustation menu, both crafted with high-end techniques and featuring a harmonious blend of international and local flavors. As Dimitris aptly puts it, "It's lovely how the world unites with flavor" at Thama, where passion for culinary excellence meets the breathtaking beauty of the Aegean.

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Kalopsia Restaurant
4.9

Kalopsía Restaurant, nestled near the port, offers a culinary journey curated by renowned chef Giorgos Stilianoudakis. Drawing inspiration from his roots in Crete and the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean, Chef Giorgos crafts a menu that celebrates the rich culinary heritage of Greece. From tantalizing appetizers to fresh seafood and hearty mains cooked in the wood-burning oven, every dish at Kalopsía is a testament to the chef's passion for quality ingredients and authentic flavors. With impeccable service, a relaxed ambiance, and stunning views, Kalopsía embodies the essence of Tinos' gastronomic excellence, inviting diners to savor the best of Greek cuisine in a truly unforgettable setting.

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Mediterranean
To Thalassaki
4.9

Located literally on the waterfront, To Thalassaki takes its guests on a journey through the Aegean with its stunning views and offers carefree, relaxing, and enjoyable moments. With a menu constantly evolving with local ingredients, To Thalassaki ensures a culinary experience that celebrates the region's flavors.

Featuring unique, creative touches and expertly crafted dishes, the menu reflects a distinctively local and Greek identity. The enchanting scenery, magnificent surroundings, warm hospitality, and superb cuisine all extend a lively invitation for guests to experience something truly exceptional at To Thalassaki.

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Marathia
4.9

Located on the secluded Agios Fokas beach in Tinos, Marathia restaurant offers an unpretentious haute cuisine experience centered around seasonality and flavor. Helmed by Chef Michalis Marthas from Kalymnos, the kitchen prides itself on sourcing fresh and delicious seafood from local boats, ensuring every dish is a true delight.

At Marathia, there's a commitment to zero waste, zero kilometers, foraging, and respect for seasonality. With a focus on sustainability and locality, diners can enjoy their meals knowing they're supporting environmentally conscious practices.

Zoga Restaurant & Wine Bar
4.9

Zoga Restaurant & Wine Bar, nestled within the refined Aeolis Tinos Suites hotel, situated in the picturesque village of Triantaro, beckons guests to indulge in a culinary journey influenced by the ancient fishing traditions of the Cyclades. Helmed by Michelin star-winning chef Tasos Mantis , the kitchen embraces a "farm to table" philosophy, highlighting the bounty of ingredients found on Tinos and throughout Greece.

Under Chef Mantis's direction, the culinary team at Zoga expertly crafts a menu focused on Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. From fresh salads to delectable appetizers, well-prepared mains, and indulgent desserts, each dish showcases the rich flavors of the region. The carefully curated wine list features selections from both Greek and European vineyards, thoughtfully chosen to complement the cuisine. With its professional service, breathtaking views, inviting atmosphere, and mouthwatering dishes, Zoga Restaurant & Wine Bar offers a memorable dining experience that captures the essence of Tinos.

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Paros

Paros is an island at the center of the Cyclades island group. Combining modern with traditional elements in the most unique way, it is a mix of traditional Cycladic architecture, vivid nightlife, magical beaches, enchanting rural villages and historical monuments.

Beaches of Paradise

Paros beckons with its pristine beaches, each more enchanting than the last. Sink your toes into soft golden sands at Golden Beach or embrace the vibrant beach culture at Santa Maria Beach. Whether you're seeking serenity or excitement, Paros offers a coastal haven for every traveler.

Cultural Delights

Explore Paros' rich history and vibrant culture as you wander through charming villages adorned with whitewashed buildings and cobblestone streets. Discover ancient ruins, Byzantine churches, and traditional windmills that paint a picture of the island's storied past.

Water Adventures

Dive into the crystal-clear waters surrounding Paros and embark on a thrilling aquatic adventure. From windsurfing and kiteboarding to snorkeling and diving, there's no shortage of ways to experience the magic of the Aegean Sea.

Gastronomic Pleasures

Indulge your senses in Paros' delectable culinary scene, where fresh seafood, locally sourced produce, and traditional Greek flavors take center stage. The most picturesque cafe in Paros is located in the picturesque village of Lefkes. Savor mouthwatering dishes at seaside tavernas and quaint cafes.

Charming Villages

Experience the laid-back island lifestyle in Paros' picturesque villages, where time seems to stand still. Wander through narrow alleyways, browse artisan shops, and immerse yourself in the warm embrace of Greek hospitality. With this the two main villages of Paros and the places where the heart of the island’s nightlife beats are Parikia and Naoussa. Full of traditional taverns, luxurious restaurants and sophisticated bars, Parikia and Naoussa overflow with young crowds every night during summer. 

Paros invites you to discover a world of timeless beauty, endless adventure, and unforgettable experiences. Come and experience the magic of this Cycladic paradise.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 2 days
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Explore Naoussa and Parikia
4.9

Visiting the delightful villages of Naoussa and Parikia in Paros is like stepping into a vibrant postcard of Greek island life. Naoussa, a quaint fishing village, captivates visitors with its scenic harbor where colorful fishing boats bob in the water, creating a picturesque backdrop. The village streets are lined with charming cafes, tavernas, and small shops, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration. You can enjoy fresh seafood, wander around the narrow alleys, or simply sit by the water and soak in the serene atmosphere. In contrast, Parikia, the bustling capital of Paros, combines the charm of Cycladic architecture with the energy of a lively town. Its old town area is a labyrinth of white-washed buildings and blue-domed churches, leading to the historic Panagia Ekatontapiliani, a magnificent Byzantine church dating back to the 4th century. The church is not only a spiritual center but also an architectural marvel, offering a glimpse into the island's rich history. Parikia's market streets buzz with activity, inviting visitors to explore the local shops and markets. The contrast between Naoussa's tranquil charm and Parikia's vibrant energy provides a well-rounded experience of the island's culture and beauty.

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Wine Tasting in Paros
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Paros, with its rich soil and ideal climate, is a hidden gem for wine enthusiasts. The island's wineries produce some exceptional wines that capture the essence of the Cycladic terroir. A wine tasting tour in Paros offers an opportunity to explore the unique varieties of grapes grown on the island, such as the Monemvasia and Mandilaria, and to understand the traditional and modern methods of winemaking. Visitors can tour the vineyards, often set in picturesque locations, and learn directly from the winemakers about the process from grape to bottle. The tasting sessions allow you to sample a range of wines, each with its distinct flavor profile, from crisp whites to robust reds. Some wineries also pair their wines with local delicacies, offering a complete sensory experience. In addition to tasting, these tours provide insights into the history of winemaking in the Cyclades and the cultural significance of wine in Greek society. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or a casual enthusiast, a wine tasting experience in Paros is not only educational but also a delightful way to spend an afternoon, enjoying the flavors and beauty of this Aegean island.

Wine Tasting
Aquatic Adventures in Paros
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Paros is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts, offering some of the best conditions in the Aegean Sea. The island's beaches, especially Golden Beach and New Golden Beach, are renowned for their ideal windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions. These beaches attract both beginners and experienced surfers alike, with their consistent winds and clear, shallow waters. Many local centers offer lessons and equipment rentals, making it easy for everyone to join in the fun. Apart from windsurfing and kitesurfing, sailing is another popular activity, with the calm seas around Paros providing perfect conditions for both experienced sailors and those looking to learn. For those who love the underwater world, diving and snorkeling in Paros are must-do activities. The island's crystal-clear waters are home to a diverse marine life and fascinating underwater landscapes, including caves, wrecks, and reefs. Beginners can take diving lessons at certified diving schools, while seasoned divers can explore more challenging sites. Swimming in the turquoise waters of Paros is a joy in itself, offering a refreshing break from the warm Mediterranean sun. Whether you're seeking the thrill of windsurfing, the adventure of diving, or the relaxation of a leisurely swim, Paros offers an abundance of water sports and activities to suit all tastes and skill levels.

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Nearby Restaurants
Stou Fred
4.9

Renowned for his culinary expeditions around the world, chef Fred Chesneau has chosen the enchanting island of Paros as the canvas for his latest gastronomic venture, infusing the locale with a distinctly French culinary flair. Nestled within a captivating garden brimming with blooms, where white wrought-iron furnishings add a touch of elegance, this dining haven offers an intimate experience, limited to just twenty-two fortunate patrons each evening. Here, guests are invited to embark on an extraordinary gastronomic odyssey, guided by a weekly evolving menu that showcases the finest seasonal ingredients sourced from the local environs. This unique culinary journey promises to transport diners from the charming shores of Paros to the sophisticated boulevards of Paris, with detours through the vibrant streets of Bangkok and the bustling heart of Tokyo.

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Taverna Mouragio
4.9

Mouragio Restaurant, nestled in the serene village of Aliki, stands as a beloved family-owned establishment, proudly serving patrons for three decades. Perched by the tranquil waters, diners are greeted with breathtaking views and invigorating sea breezes.

Exuding a sense of tranquility, Mouragio Restaurant embraces a laid-back ambiance. With years of culinary expertise, their menu reflects a harmonious blend of practiced precision and time-honored tradition. The unassuming decor and rustic charm echo the humble essence of this cherished eatery.

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Parostià Restaurant
4.9
Nestled along the beachfront, Parostià derives its name from the traditional stone ovens found in Parian homes. Radiating vibrancy and joy, Parostià Restaurant serves as the quintessential destination for both lunch and dinner, offering a rich tapestry of Parian, Greek, and Mediterranean culinary traditions in a laid-back yet generous atmosphere right by the sea. The gastronomic experience at Parostià is overseen by acclaimed Greek chef Yiannis Kiorohlou, whose culinary prowess has graced the kitchens of Michelin-starred establishments across Europe, such as La Guérite Restaurant and La Petite Maison in Cannes. 
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Mr. E Restaurant
4.9

In the picturesque Kolympithres area of Naousa, nestled within the esteemed Parilio Hotel, awaits a culinary gem honored with the prestigious Traveller's Choice Award: Mr. E Restaurant. Embodying the essence of luxury, Mr. E offers an exquisite dining experience set amidst serene surroundings, adorned with verdant foliage and bathed in natural light.

At the helm of Mr. E is Executive Chef Alexandros Tsiotinis, renowned for his innovative approach to traditional local recipes, infusing them with a modern and creative flair. The result is a menu that tantalizes the taste buds and delights the senses with each expertly crafted dish. Complementing the culinary delights is an extensive Drink List featuring an impressive selection of signature cocktails, premium spirits, fine wines, and champagnes. 

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Sigi Ikthios
4.9

Nestled along the charming cobblestone promenade of Naoussa's picturesque harbor, The Silence of the Fish, known as "Sigi Ihthios" in Greek, invites guests to indulge in a culinary journey amidst the serene ambiance of the seaside setting. 

Specializing in Greek cuisine, the restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring both traditional Greek favorites and innovative interpretations of classic dishes. Freshly caught fish takes center stage, prepared to perfection and bursting with flavor straight from the net.

Guests are invited to peek behind the scenes with a stroll through the kitchen, where the skilled hands of Master Chef Uri bring culinary creations to life. Whether enjoying a leisurely lunch or a sumptuous dinner, Sigi Ikthios promises an unforgettable gastronomic adventure filled with the freshest ingredients and the warm hospitality of the Greek Isles.

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Notes to sailors
  • Be aware of the many low-lying rocks and reefs during your approach to either Parikia or Naoussa.

  • The Antiparos Canal is very shallow. In anything but calm weather it is better to approach channel anchorages from the south.


  • Moor stern-to in the Yacht Quay in Parikia paying particular attention to the boulders near the quay 3 meters on the outside of west end less further east. The bottom is sand and weed — good holding.


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Naxos

Naxos is the largest Cycladic island and home to a wealth of experiences that go far beyond Naxos town and neighboring beaches.

Beach Paradise

Naxos boasts some of the most stunning beaches in Greece, with golden sands and crystal-clear waters that beckon travelers to relax and unwind. The most charming sandy ones are located on the western side of the island, which is also the most touristy and developed part. On the other hand, the eastern beaches are more wild and pristine. The most famous beaches are Plaka, the longest sandy beach on the island, and Agios Prokopios. Those looking for some privacy should consider the small coves at Orkos or the beaches of the eastern side of Naxos, like Psili Ammos.Dive into the turquoise sea or soak up the sun while lounging on the shore, and let the worries of the world melt away.

Historical Marvels

Visit the iconic Portara, a majestic marble gate that stands as a testament to Naxos' ancient glory. Wander through the labyrinthine streets of Naxos Town and marvel at the Venetian architecture that adorns the city.

Cultural Delights

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Naxos and experience the warmth and hospitality of the locals. Sample traditional Greek cuisine at charming tavernas and sip on locally produced wine as you soak up the island's laid-back atmosphere.

Outdoor Adventures

For the adventurous at heart, Naxos offers a wealth of outdoor activities to enjoy. Hike through lush green valleys, climb to the summit of Mount Zas for panoramic views, or try your hand at windsurfing and kiteboarding in the island's famous Meltemi winds. If you are an adventure seeker, do not miss Panermos. Beaches such as Mikri Vigla and Amitis are famous for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Lose yourself in the island's natural beauty and let your sense of adventure guide you to new and unforgettable experiences.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 2 days
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Nearby Attractions
Strolling Through History in Naxos Town
4.9

Exploring Naxos Town, often referred to as Chora, is like taking a walk through the pages of history. The town's labyrinth of narrow, winding streets is a mosaic of whitewashed houses, interspersed with vibrant splashes of bougainvillea. As you meander through these charming alleys, you'll encounter the magnificent Portara, an iconic ancient marble gateway perched on a small islet, connected to the town. This monumental structure, remnants of a temple dedicated to Apollo, offers a stunning backdrop, especially during sunset.

The heart of Naxos Town is also home to an impressive medieval castle, standing as a testament to the island's rich and varied history. Within its walls, you'll find a blend of Venetian and Cycladic architecture, along with historical museums and small art galleries. The town isn't just about its past, though; it's very much alive with an array of charming boutiques selling everything from handmade jewelry to local crafts.

Additionally, Naxos Town is dotted with delightful cafes and tavernas where you can savor local Greek cuisine or enjoy a refreshing drink. These spots provide the perfect opportunity to relax and soak up the atmosphere of this enchanting town. Whether you're a history buff, a shopping enthusiast, or just someone who enjoys the simple pleasure of a leisurely stroll, Naxos Town has something to captivate your senses and create lasting memories.

Naxos Town
A Journey into Tradition at Apiranthos
4.9

Exploring Apiranthos, a traditional village in Naxos, is like stepping back in time. Nestled in the mountains of the island, this picturesque village is known for its distinct charm and cultural richness. As you walk through Apiranthos, you'll be struck by the narrow, marble-paved streets and the traditional stone houses that give the village its unique character. The architecture here is influenced by the Venetians who once ruled the island, evident in the impressive stone towers and ancient churches.

Apiranthos is a village that prides itself on its cultural heritage. It is home to several small museums, including the Archaeological Museum, the Geological Museum, and the Folklore Museum, each offering insights into the island's history and the village's traditions. The village is also known for its local crafts, particularly weaving and pottery, which you can see and purchase in various small shops.

One of the most enchanting aspects of Apiranthos is its panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The village's elevated position allows for breathtaking vistas, making it a perfect spot for photographers and nature lovers. Visiting Apiranthos provides not just a scenic experience, but a deep dive into the heart of Greek island culture, preserved and proudly displayed in this beautiful mountain village.

Traditional Village
Ascending Mount Zas
4.9

Mount Zas, also known as Mount Zeus, is not just the tallest peak on Naxos but also in the entire Cyclades, reaching an impressive height of over 1000 meters. A hike to its summit is a journey into both natural beauty and mythological wonder, as it's said to be the birthplace of Zeus, the king of the Greek gods. The trail leading up the mountain is a delightful mix of challenging and rewarding, passing through lush valleys, ancient springs, and dense cedar forests.

As you ascend, you'll be treated to stunning panoramic views of the island, the surrounding sea, and neighboring islands on clear days. Along the way, hikers often encounter the Cave of Zeus, a significant site in Greek mythology, offering a cool respite and a chance to explore its cavernous depths. Reaching the summit of Mount Zas is an achievement in itself, leaving you with a sense of accomplishment and awe at the breathtaking vistas.

This hike is not just a physical challenge but a journey through the rich tapestry of Greek mythology and the natural beauty of the Cyclades. Whether you're an avid hiker or simply someone who appreciates nature and history, climbing Mount Zas is an unforgettable experience that combines physical activity with cultural immersion. Remember to bring water, wear suitable footwear, and be prepared for changing weather conditions, as the peak can be quite different from the base. The best times to hike are during the cooler hours of early morning or late afternoon, especially in the summer months.

Mountain
Hiking
Nearby Restaurants
Dal Professore
4.9

Nestled along the coastline, Dal Professore Naxos offers a breathtaking vista of the Aegean Sea, the bustling port, and the charming old town of Naxos. Their chefs are dedicated to sourcing the finest ingredients from local Naxian providers, emphasizing quality, freshness, and sustainability. With a focus on local meat, fish, fresh pasta, and their unique pizza dough, we prioritize the highest standards in cuisine. Their culinary philosophy centers around fresh ingredients, traditional cooking techniques, and innovative creativity, resulting in a dynamic menu that changes with the seasons. Complementing their dishes is an extensive wine list featuring both approachable and premium selections, many of which are available by the glass.

Mediterranean
Doukato
4.9

Doukato stands out as one of Naxos' premier dining establishments, attracting locals and tourists alike. To secure a table, especially during the bustling summer months of July and August, it is advisable to make a reservation at least a day or two in advance.

Specializing in traditional Greek and Naxian cuisine, Doukato offers a culinary journey through the flavors of the region. Tucked away in a serene courtyard, just a short stroll from Naxos' main port area, the restaurant provides a tranquil setting to savor its authentic dishes.

Seafood
Mediterranean
Greek
Tortuga Beach Bar & Restaurant
4.9

Tortuga stands as a beacon of fine dining elegance nestled on the stunning shores of Plaka Beach. Here, the essence of European cuisine intertwines with a boho-chic ambiance, inviting guests to indulge in a culinary experience like no other. Since its inception in the summer of 2017, Tortuga has captivated travelers seeking luxury and style, emerging as the ultimate hotspot on the island.

Beneath the gentle Aegean summer breeze, guests can recline on comfortable sunbeds dotting the sandy shores, basking in endless hours of relaxation. Each dish crafted by the chef reflects a blend of artistry and imagination, tantalizing the taste buds with every bite. Complementing the exquisite fare are Tortuga's signature cocktails and curated wine list, curated to delight even the most discerning palates.

Whether for a romantic dinner or a leisurely beachside retreat, Tortuga offers an unparalleled dining experience amidst the idyllic beauty of Plaka Beach.

Seafood
Mediterranean
Taverna Axiotissa
4.9
Renowned as one of Naxos' premier dining destinations, Axiotissa offers a modern take on Greek and Naxian cuisine. With a commitment to quality, the restaurant sources excellent organic ingredients from its own farm and local producers, ensuring a diverse menu to cater to all tastes. From delectable meat and fish dishes to enticing vegetarian options, Axiotissa showcases the richness of Greek cuisine. Complementing the culinary delights is an extensive selection of Greek and international wines.
Mediterranean
Greek
Petrino Beach & Restaurant
4.9

Nestled in Naxos, Petrino Beach Restaurant stands out from the crowd with its unique stone-built structure, a departure from the typical architecture of the area. Set amidst lush green surroundings, Petrino Beach Restaurant invites you to savor a meal with friends in a charming ambiance. The rustic wooden interiors add to the restaurant's cozy atmosphere, creating a relaxing dining experience.

Situated just steps away from the beautiful Aegean Sea and the expansive sandy beach of Μaragkas, Petrino Restaurant is an ideal spot for a delightful dinner. The menu features a selection of Greek and Mediterranean dishes, including fresh seafood delicacies, alongside other tempting options. With its scenic setting and delectable cuisine, Petrino Beach Restaurant undoubtedly ranks among the top dining destinations along the beach.

Seafood
Mediterranean
Greek
Notes to sailors
  • Alternative anchorage: Prokopis Bay (37°02.2′N, 25°21.8′E). It's located approximately 3 nautical miles south of Naxos Port. Positioned windward of Prokopis Cape. You can anchor in 6 meters of water. The bottom is sandy. It provides good shelter from the Meltemi, but this bay is always somewhat choppy.

  • Kouroupa Bay (36°58.2′N, 25°23.8′E) is another alternative but uncomfortable due to the Meltemi.


  • Located on the southeastern side of the island, Kalando Bay (36°56′N, 25°28.3′E) provides good protection from the Meltemi despite being windy. It has a sandy bottom. You can anchor in 5 meters of water.

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Amorgos

Amorgos is a quiet island in the Aegean Sea, famous for its clear blue waters and peaceful vibe. It's a great place for travelers who love nature and want to relax away from the crowd.
Beautiful Beaches & Clear Waters
This island is home to lovely beaches like Agia Anna and Mouros, where the water is so clear you can see all the way to the bottom. These spots are perfect for swimming and enjoying the sun.
Charming Villages
Amorgos has small, beautiful villages like Chora, the main town. Chora is full of narrow streets, white houses, and friendly locals. It's a good place to taste Greek food and learn about island life.
Stunning Nature
The island is also great for walking and hiking. There are paths that take you through the hills and offer amazing views of the sea. You can explore the countryside and find quiet spots to relax.
Rich History
Amorgos has a rich past, with old monasteries and churches to visit. The Monastery of Hozoviotissa, built into a cliff, is a must-see. It's not only beautiful but also offers great views of the sea.
Amorgos: A Peaceful Retreat
Amorgos is perfect for anyone looking to unwind and enjoy nature. With its beautiful beaches, quaint villages, and stunning views, it's a small paradise in the Aegean Sea.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for days
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Nearby Attractions
Panagia Hozoviotissa Monastery
4.9

Perched dramatically on a cliffside above the sea, the Panagia Chozoviotissa Monastery is one of the most iconic landmarks of Amorgos. Dating back to the 11th century, this Byzantine monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and houses a precious collection of religious artifacts and icons. Visitors can explore the monastery's interior, admire its architecture, and enjoy breathtaking views of the coastline from its vantage point.

History
View Point
Agia Anna Beach
4.9

Agia Anna Beach is famous for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and stunning natural beauty. Located near the village of Chora, this picturesque beach is surrounded by rocky cliffs and boasts fine golden sand. It gained international fame as a filming location for the movie "The Big Blue." Visitors can swim, sunbathe, and relax in this tranquil setting, with views of the nearby uninhabited island of Nikouria adding to the allure.

Activity
Amorgos Shipwreck Olympia
4.9

The Shipwreck of Amorgos, also known as the "Olympia," is a poignant landmark located near Kalotaritissa Beach on the Greek island of Amorgos. It met its fate in February 1980 when the commercial ship Olympia ran aground on the rocks due to powerful winds, reaching up to 10 Beaufort. Originally named "Inland," the ship's attempt to find shelter during bad weather failed, leading to its collision with the rocks. Fortunately, the crew was able to abandon the ship, averting a greater tragedy. Despite its melancholic history, the Shipwreck of Amorgos has become a popular tourist attraction, drawing visitors who are captivated by its beauty and intrigued by its story, which has also been immortalized in films like "Le Grand Bleu" by Luc Besson.

Activity
Nearby Restaurants
Apospero Restaurant
4.9

Apospero is nestled within one of the most charming alleys in Amorgos Town, boasting a picturesque setting. Here, a strong focus is placed on utilizing raw materials and authentic, locally sourced products cultivated from the fertile lands of Amorgos. The menu showcases an array of fresh seafood selections and dishes featuring locally sourced meats. Every meal is thoughtfully prepared using organic, fresh vegetables procured from Amorgos' vibrant local market, ensuring a delightful culinary experience infused with the island's natural bounty.

Greek
Arbaroriza
4.9

Arbaroriza is a family-run restaurant located near the Panagia Chozoviotissa Monastery, offering a tranquil setting amidst olive trees and vineyards. They specialize in organic, farm-to-table cuisine, with dishes inspired by traditional Greek recipes and seasonal ingredients.

Greek
Liotrivi Restauran
4.9

Liotrivi Restaurant, located in the heart of Chora, Liotrivi Restaurant offers a cozy atmosphere and serves authentic Greek dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Their menu features traditional recipes with a modern twist, and their outdoor terrace provides stunning views of the surrounding area.

Greek
To Limani Taverna
4.9

To Limani Taverna, situated in the picturesque port of Aegiali, To Limani Taverna is renowned for its seafood dishes and welcoming ambiance. Visitors can enjoy fresh fish, grilled octopus, and other Aegean specialties while taking in the beautiful waterfront views.

Seafood
Mediterranean
Greek
Kamara Restaurant
4.9

Taverna Kamara, tucked away in the alleys of Chora, Taverna Kamara is a hidden gem known for its homemade Greek cuisine and friendly service. The restaurant offers a cozy courtyard setting where guests can savor traditional dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, and Greek salads.

Greek
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Irakleia

Irakleia is a small, peaceful island in the Cyclades, perfect for a quiet getaway. It's less known, making it a great spot for those looking to escape the crowds and find some tranquility.

Beaches & Crystal Waters

The island has beautiful, quiet beaches like Livadi and Agios Georgios. The waters are crystal clear, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. These beaches are perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun.

Charming Village Life

Irakleia has two main villages, Agios Georgios and Panagia. Both are small but full of charm, with narrow streets and traditional Greek houses. Here, you can experience the slow pace of island life.

Natural Beauty

Nature lovers will enjoy Irakleia's unspoiled landscapes. There are several walking trails that lead you through the hills, offering stunning views of the Aegean Sea. The island is also a great place for bird watching.

Historical Treasures

Despite its size, Irakleia has some interesting historical sites. The Cave of Agios Ioannis is one highlight, with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. There are also ancient ruins scattered around the island.

Irakleia: A Quiet Escape

Irakleia is ideal for those seeking peace and natural beauty. With its lovely beaches, quaint villages, and natural landscapes, it offers a perfect retreat from the busy world.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for days
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Nearby Attractions
Agios Georgios Beach
4.9

Agios Georgios Beach is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches on Irakleia. With its golden sands and crystalline waters, it provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxation. The beach is also known for its stunning views of the surrounding islands and the Aegean Sea, making it a favorite spot for visitors seeking tranquility and natural beauty.

Activity
Panagia Church
4.9

Panagia Church, located in the heart of Chora, the main village of Irakleia, the Panagia Church is a charming white-washed church with a distinctive blue dome. Dating back to the 18th century, it is a significant religious and cultural landmark on the island. Visitors can admire its traditional Cycladic architecture and explore its interior adorned with religious icons and frescoes.

History
Cave of Agios Ioannis
4.9

The Cave of Agios Ioannis is a fascinating natural attraction located near the village of Agios Georgios. This cave is steeped in mythology and folklore, believed to have been a place of worship dedicated to the Greek god Apollo in ancient times. Today, visitors can venture into the cave to marvel at its impressive stalactites and stalagmites, as well as soak in the mystical ambiance of this ancient site.

Activity
Nearby Restaurants
Araklia
4.9

Situated in the village of Agios Georgios, Araklia stands as an authentic Aegean cuisine restaurant, crafted by seasoned chef Yiannis Gavalas. Despite being born in Athens and traversing Greece, Gavalas's familial roots in the island of Irakleia deeply influence the restaurant's ethos. Housed within the family's former abode, Araklia retains its original layout, infusing its interior decor with the nostalgia of traditional Cycladic homes, adorned with relics from the ancestral house.

The outdoor seating area graces a charming balcony, offering patrons breathtaking vistas of the Aegean Sea and its surrounding expanse. Araklia's menu features Greek and Cycladic cuisine, boasting a diverse array of meat, seafood, and vegetarian dishes, all meticulously crafted from fresh ingredients sourced from various Cycladic islands to ensure exceptional quality. 

Mediterranean
Greek
Pera Panta Restaurant
4.9

"Pera Panta" embodies the essence of island life, signifying "on the other side" in local custom. Nestled along the stunning Livadi Beach, overlooking the castle, it stands as a small paradise crafted with care and reverence for its natural surroundings. Here, guests are greeted by a serene ambiance, where the sea's saltiness, the wind's gentle whispers, and the enchantment of nature evoke a sensory journey.

Operating from dawn till dusk, Pera Panta offers a range of breakfast options, artisanal coffee blends, and an extensive menu of Greek and Mediterranean delicacies, all made with locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality. As night falls, it transforms into a lively club, where guests can revel in the island's vibrant nightlife.

Akathi Restaurant
4.9
Nestled in the heart of the village's central square, just a stone's throw away from the shoreline, lies Akathi cafe bar-restaurant. Renowned for its homemade delicacies, fresh catch of the day, and sumptuous seafood offerings sourced directly from the tavern's boat, the 'Panagia A.', Akathi has established itself as a favored destination among seafarers hailing from Greece and beyond. Patrons flock here to relish in the flavors of the sea, indulging in signature dishes like the renowned lobster spaghetti and delectable fish soup, ensuring a culinary experience to remember.
Seafood
Mediterranean
Greek
Surfin Bird Restaurant
4.9
Surfin' Bird stands as a vibrant all-day bar-restaurant gracing the stunning seafront of Livadi. From dawn till dusk, it offers a delightful array of offerings including breakfast, comfort food crafted with regional ingredients, homemade sweets, coffee, and indulgent ice cream. As night falls, the atmosphere transforms, enveloping guests in the rhythmic beats of dance music complemented by an enticing selection of refreshing classic and new age cocktails and spirits, ensuring an unforgettable experience that stretches into the early hours of dawn.
Mediterranean
Bar
Cafe
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Ios

Ios, a beloved Cycladic island renowned for its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife, invites you on a captivating journey. From the pristine shores with crystalline waters to charming cliff-top villages boasting winding cobblestone streets, immerse yourself in the allure of Ios.

Island Paradise

Ios boasts some of the most stunning beaches in Greece, with crystal-clear turquoise waters and golden sands beckoning travelers to unwind and soak up the Mediterranean sun. Whether you prefer the vibrant atmosphere of Mylopotas Beach or the secluded charm of Manganari Beach, Ios offers a coastal haven for every type of traveler.

Vibrant Nightlife

As the sun sets, Ios comes alive with an electrifying energy that makes it famous as the ultimate party island. Explore the bustling streets of Chora, where you'll find an array of bars, clubs, and beach parties that keep the festivities going well into the night. Dance under the stars and create unforgettable memories in this vibrant nightlife scene.

Charming Cycladic Architecture

Wander through the narrow alleys of Chora and discover the island's rich history and traditional Cycladic architecture. Whitewashed buildings adorned with colorful bougainvillea create a picturesque backdrop for your island adventures. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the historic windmills and churches that dot the landscape, offering glimpses into Ios' storied past.

Adventure Awaits

For those seeking adventure, Ios offers a plethora of outdoor activities to satisfy your wanderlust. Hike to the island's highest peak, Skaros, and be rewarded with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and neighboring islands. Explore hidden coves, go snorkeling in pristine waters, or embark on a sailing excursion to discover Ios from a different perspective.

Culinary Delights

Indulge your taste buds in Ios' delectable culinary scene, where fresh seafood, locally sourced ingredients, and traditional Greek flavors take center stage. From seaside tavernas serving grilled octopus and mezze platters to quaint cafes offering homemade pastries and Greek coffee, Ios promises a gastronomic journey like no other.

Create Memories in Ios

Whether you're seeking relaxation on sun-drenched beaches, adventure in the great outdoors, or vibrant nightlife under the stars, Ios invites you to embark on a journey of discovery and create memories that will last a lifetime. Experience the magic of this Cycladic paradise and let Ios captivate your heart.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for days
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Nearby Attractions
Mylopotas Beach
4.9

Manganari Beach is a pristine and secluded beach located on the southern coast of Ios. It consists of a series of sandy coves lapped by turquoise waters, surrounded by rugged cliffs and natural scenery. It's an ideal destination for those seeking tranquility and unspoiled beauty.

Activity
Homer Tomb
4.9

Homer's Tomb: according to legend, the ancient Greek poet Homer was buried on Ios, and his tomb is located near Chora. Perched on a hilltop overlooking the sea, it offers panoramic views of the island and the surrounding islands. Visitors can hike to the tomb and pay homage to one of the greatest poets in history.

History
Manganari Beach
4.9

Manganari Beach is a pristine and secluded beach located on the southern coast of Ios. It consists of a series of sandy coves lapped by turquoise waters, surrounded by rugged cliffs and natural scenery. It's an ideal destination for those seeking tranquility and unspoiled beauty.

Activity
Venetian Castle
4.9

The Venetian Castle in Ios, built during the 13th century, stands as a testament to the island's medieval history under Venetian rule. Its architecture features stone walls, defensive towers, and narrow passageways, offering panoramic views of the Aegean Sea from its strategic hilltop location. Within the castle complex, visitors can explore landmarks like the Byzantine Church of Panagia Gremiotissa, known for its distinctive blue dome. Accessible from Chora by foot or vehicle, the ascent to the castle provides a scenic journey through the charming streets of the town center.

History
Nearby Restaurants
Harmony Restaurant
4.9
Harmony Restaurant, located near the main square of Chora, Harmony Restaurant is a favorite among visitors and locals alike for its delicious Mediterranean cuisine and friendly service. The menu features a variety of dishes, including grilled meats, fresh salads, and vegetarian options, all prepared with care and attention to detail.
Mexican
Bar
Grill
Katogi
4.9

Katogi: set in a picturesque courtyard in Chora, Katogi is known for its creative fusion cuisine and elegant ambiance. Dishes combine Greek and international flavors, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list featuring both local and international selections.

Greek
Vilaeti Restaurant
4.9

Since 2000, Tavern Vilaeti has been a cherished gathering spot for locals and travelers, renowned for its delectable barbecue grill specialties. Focusing on traditional flavors crafted from locally sourced ingredients like Ios cheese and vegetables from Vilaeti’s garden, the tavern offers generous portions that satisfy every appetite. Additionally, Vilaeti offers an impressive selection of bottled and tap wines, beers, domestic ouzo, tsipouro spirits, as well as specialty coffee drinks, teas, and freshly squeezed orange juice, ensuring a delightful dining experience for all.

Mediterranean
Barbecue
Greek
Elpeace
4.9
ElPeace is a contemporary restaurant situated close to the golden sands of Mylopotas Beach, offering a unique fusion of Mediterranean and Japanese cuisines. With an emphasis on fresh and delectable fish, seafood, and sushi dishes, guests are treated to a culinary journey of flavors. The restaurant's terrace provides a mesmerizing backdrop of the sea, where patrons can enjoy their meal alongside perfectly paired wines. It's the perfect setting to unwind, explore new culinary delights, and indulge in an unforgettable dining experience while visiting Ios!
Japanese
Seafood
Mediterranean
Lord Byron
4.9

The Lord Byron restaurant, located in the heart of Ios Chora, offers tourists a convenient and inviting dining experience with its warm and romantic ambiance. Originally established in 1995, the restaurant underwent a modern transformation in 2005, becoming a beloved favorite over the years. Owners and chefs Vasilis and Molly infuse the restaurant with their personal memories, creating a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for guests to enjoy. The menu boasts a variety of delicious and healthy Mediterranean dishes, prepared with fresh local ingredients and served with passion and love. With its delectable cuisine and charming ambiance, Lord Byron restaurant is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a memorable dining experience on the island of Ios.

International
Mediterranean
European
Notes to sailors
  • Harbor shelter is generally good in prevailing winds but may be uncomfortable in strong southerlies.

  • Beware of the treacherous reef at Cape Xeres on the southeast entrance of the bay.


  • Milopotamos, located just south of Port Ios, offers good but slightly inferior shelter compared to Port Ios. The two easternmost coves provide better shelter, with sandy and weedy bottoms offering good holding.


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Santorini

Santorini invites you to experience a journey of discovery and indulgence, where every moment is filled with beauty, wonder, and unparalleled luxury.

Iconic Beauty

Santorini is renowned for its iconic whitewashed buildings, cascading down the rugged cliffs overlooking the azure waters of the caldera. Explore charming villages perched on volcanic cliffs, adorned with blue-domed churches and narrow cobblestone streets, creating a postcard-perfect backdrop at every turn.

Spectacular Sunsets

Prepare to be mesmerized by Santorini's legendary sunsets, painting the sky with hues of orange, pink, and gold. Along the border of the caldera you’ll come across the renowned villages of Oia - the whole village looks like a work of art as the houses are carved into the lava rock - Imerovigli and Firostefani, which are the best spots for you to get your sunset views. Whether you're sipping cocktails in Oia, dining in Fira, or lounging on a cliffside terrace, each sunset offers a magical moment that will stay with you forever.

Gastronomic Delights

Savor the flavors of Santorini's rich culinary heritage, where fresh seafood, locally sourced produce, and traditional Greek recipes tantalize your taste buds. Dine alfresco at seaside tavernas, sampling mouthwatering dishes paired with local wines as you soak in the island's enchanting ambiance.

Adventure Awaits

Embark on exhilarating adventures, from hiking along scenic trails to exploring hidden coves and volcanic beaches. Dive into the crystal-clear waters for snorkeling and scuba diving, or sail around the caldera on a private yacht, discovering secret caves and secluded spots along the way.

Cultural Immersion

Immerse yourself in Santorini's vibrant culture and history as you wander through ancient ruins, archaeological sites, and museums. Fira, the island’s busy capital, sprawls north into villages called Firostefani and Imerovigli . A path running through these villages is lined with upmarket hotels, restaurant terraces and endless photo opportunities. Learn about the island's rich heritage, from its Minoan roots to its Byzantine influences, and discover the stories that have shaped this captivating destination.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 2 days
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Nearby Attractions
Santorini Wine Odyssey
4.9

Embarking on a wine tour in Santorini is not just about tasting exquisite wines, but it's also a journey through the unique viticulture and history of this stunning volcanic island. Santorini is renowned for its exceptional wines, especially the crisp, dry whites and the sweet dessert wine, Vinsanto, both made primarily from the Assyrtiko grape. The island's volcanic soil and microclimate contribute to the distinct flavor profile of its wines.

Your wine odyssey can take you through several renowned wineries scattered across Santorini's picturesque landscape. Each winery has its own story and methods, from ancient traditional techniques to modern, state-of-the-art processes. You'll learn about the island's unique "basket" vine pruning, where vines are woven into basket shapes close to the ground, protecting them from strong winds and intense sun.

During the tour, experts will guide you through the tasting process, helping you appreciate the complexity and nuances of each wine. Pairings with local delicacies like sun-dried tomatoes, capers, and a variety of cheeses enhance the experience, making it a delight for all the senses.

Besides the wine, the tour offers a chance to enjoy Santorini's breathtaking views, with its blue-domed churches, whitewashed buildings, and dramatic caldera vistas serving as a backdrop. A Santorini wine tour is a must for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the island's culture and indulge in some of the finest wines Greece has to offer.

Wine Tour
Museum of Prehistoric Thera
4.9

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Santorini offers a captivating glimpse into the ancient history of the Aegean islands. This museum is a treasure trove of artifacts from the Bronze Age civilization that thrived on Santorini, particularly from the archaeological site of Akrotiri, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement that was preserved in volcanic ash.

As you walk through the museum, you'll encounter a fascinating collection of pottery, frescoes, tools, and artifacts that paint a vivid picture of life in ancient Thera. The wall paintings, or frescoes, are particularly noteworthy. These stunning artworks depict various aspects of ancient life and are celebrated for their artistic beauty and detailed representation of the Minoan culture. Some of the most famous frescoes, like the "Fisherman" fresco and the "Blue Monkeys" fresco, are highlights of the collection.

In addition to the frescoes, the museum displays a range of objects from everyday life, including pottery vessels, tools, and weapons, which provide insight into the daily activities, trade, and social structure of the ancient Therans. The advanced level of craftsmanship and artistry evident in these objects is a testament to the sophistication of the Minoan civilization.

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera doesn't just showcase relics; it tells a story of a civilization that flourished thousands of years ago and then vanished under the volcanic ash. This museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in archaeology, history, or just looking to understand more about the rich heritage of Santorini and the ancient Aegean world.

Museum
Capturing the Essence of Santorini
4.9

Santorini, with its iconic whitewashed buildings, stunning sunsets, and dramatic landscapes, is a dream destination for photographers. Whether you're a professional photographer or an enthusiastic amateur, a photography tour in Santorini is an incredible way to capture the beauty of the island.

Joining a guided photography tour provides the advantage of an expert's knowledge. Guides often know the best times and locations to capture the perfect shot, from the famous blue-domed churches of Oia to the less-traveled paths where hidden gems await. They can help you find the right angles and lighting to truly bring out the magic of the island in your photos.

These tours can take you to see the iconic sights of Santorini, like the caldera view, the charming streets of Fira and Imerovigli, and the ancient ruins of Akrotiri. Beyond these well-known spots, guides can also lead you to quaint villages, local wineries, and stunning viewpoints that are off the beaten path, offering a more authentic glimpse of the island.

For those who prefer to explore on their own, Santorini's diverse landscape provides endless opportunities. You can capture the vibrant hues of the sunrise and sunset, the contrast of the stark white buildings against the deep blue sea, and the everyday life of this enchanting island.

Regardless of your choice, a photography tour in Santorini is more than just a chance to take beautiful pictures; it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the island's atmosphere and create lasting memories through your lens. It's an experience that combines art, adventure, and the awe-inspiring beauty of one of the most photographed places in the world.

Photography Tour
Nearby Restaurants
Vezene
4.9
Vezene Restaurant in Santorini offers a dining experience where modern chic meets the rustic charm of Greece. The setting is a stunning amalgamation of natural beauty and elegant design, with tables overlooking a breathtaking panorama of the Aegean Sea, accentuated by the warm hues of the setting sun. The restaurant's interior reflects a sophisticated yet cozy atmosphere, with unique lighting fixtures that cast a soft glow over beautifully presented dishes. The cuisine promises a Greek-inspired journey through flavors, prepared with a contemporary touch that respects the traditional roots. Dining at Vezene is not just about the food; it's an immersive experience where each element, from the view to the ambiance to the culinary delights, is carefully curated to create lasting memories.
Greek
Panigyri Restaurant
4.9
Panigyri Restaurant in Santorini epitomizes the essence of Greek hospitality and culinary excellence. Nestled amidst the whitewashed buildings and cobblestone streets of this picturesque island, Panigyri offers a dining experience that is as memorable as the sunsets over the Aegean Sea. As you step into the restaurant, you're greeted by an atmosphere that blends traditional charm with modern sophistication. The warm Mediterranean breeze and the soft glow of candlelight create an inviting ambiance, inviting guests to indulge in a feast for the senses. From the moment you take your seat, you're transported on a culinary journey through the flavors of Santorini and the wider Greek region. Each dish is a masterpiece, meticulously crafted using the freshest local ingredients and inspired by centuries-old recipes passed down through generations. Whether savoring the delicate flavors of grilled seafood, indulging in rich moussaka, or delighting in a refreshing Greek salad, every bite is a celebration of Greece's rich culinary heritage. With its breathtaking views, warm hospitality, and exquisite cuisine, Panigyri Restaurant is a true gem on the island of Santorini, where every meal becomes a cherished memory.
Greek
Lava Taverna
4.9

Lava Taverna, situated in the heart of Santorini, offers an enchanting dining experience infused with the island's volcanic charm and Mediterranean allure. As you step into the taverna, you're greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere, where whitewashed walls adorned with local artwork create a sense of rustic elegance. The ambiance is complemented by panoramic views of the azure sea and the dramatic caldera cliffs, providing a breathtaking backdrop for your culinary journey. At Lava Taverna, every dish is a celebration of Santorini's rich culinary heritage, showcasing the freshest local ingredients and traditional recipes passed down through generations. From succulent grilled seafood to hearty moussaka and vibrant Greek salads, each bite is a symphony of flavors that transports you to the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean. Whether dining al fresco on the charming terrace or cozying up indoors, Lava Taverna promises an unforgettable dining experience where every moment is infused with the magic of Santorini.

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Notes to sailors
  • Approaches to Santorini are straightforward with no dangers as the waters are very deep. The exception is the approach to the marina.

  • There are many reefs at the entrance to the marina. Approach it from the West.

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Folegandros

Folegandros is a quiet, beautiful island in the Cyclades, perfect for a calm vacation. It's not as busy as other Greek islands, making it a great place to relax.
Beaches & Clear Blue Sea
The island has lovely beaches like Karavostasis and Agali, where the water is so clear and blue. These beaches are peaceful, perfect for swimming or just lying in the sun.
Charming Small Towns
Folegandros has pretty little towns, with Chora being the most famous. Chora sits high on a cliff, offering amazing sea views. Its streets are lined with white houses and small shops.
Walking & Exploring
There are paths across the island for walking, leading you to hidden spots and beautiful views. It's a good way to see the natural beauty of Folegandros.
Local Culture
The island has a rich culture with festivals and traditions. There are old churches to visit, like the Church of Panagia, which is very important to the island's history.
Folegandros: A Quiet Escape
Folegandros is ideal for anyone looking for peace and natural beauty. With its stunning beaches, cute towns, and friendly people, it's a perfect small island retreat.
Recommended duration of stay: ideal for days
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Nearby Attractions
Folegandros Agali beach
4.9

Agali Beach is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches on Folegandros, located on the island's southern coast. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters and golden sand, it offers a tranquil setting for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxation. Visitors can also enjoy fresh seafood and traditional Greek cuisine at the beachfront tavernas.

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Katergos Beach
4.9

Katergo Beach is a secluded paradise accessible only by boat or on foot via a hiking trail from Agali Beach. Surrounded by dramatic cliffs and crystal-clear waters, it offers a peaceful escape from the crowds. Visitors can snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the pristine natural surroundings, making it an ideal spot for nature lovers and adventurers.

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Snorkel
Stroll in Chora
4.9

The capital of Folegandros, Chora, is a quintessential Cycladic village characterized by its narrow cobblestone streets, white-washed houses, and panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. Visitors can wander through the labyrinthine alleys, explore historic churches and chapels, and admire the traditional architecture. Highlights include the medieval Kastro (castle) perched on a cliff overlooking the village and the Church of Panagia, known for its stunning views at sunset.

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Nearby Restaurants
Blue Cuisine
4.9

Located in Chora, Blue Cuisine is renowned for its creative dishes made with locally sourced ingredients and a focus on Mediterranean flavors. The restaurant's charming atmosphere and attentive service make it a favorite among visitors and locals alike.

Mediterranean
Zefiros Anemos
4.9

Zefiros Anemos, situated in the picturesque village of Ano Meria, Zefiros Anemos offers panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and serves traditional Greek dishes with a modern twist. Guests can enjoy fresh seafood, grilled meats, and homemade desserts in a relaxed setting.

Seafood
Mediterranean
Greek
O Kritikos
4.9

Nestled in the heart of Chora, O Kritikos is a family-run taverna known for its authentic Greek cuisine and warm hospitality. The menu features classic dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, and grilled meat, all prepared with care and attention to detail.

Mediterranean
Barbecue
Greek
Irini's Tavern
4.9

Irini's Taverna is a hidden gem located in Agali Beach, offering a laid-back atmosphere and stunning views of the sea. Specializing in fresh seafood and traditional Greek mezes, it's the perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely meal by the water.

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