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Paros & Naxos: Jewels of the Cyclades

Private Travel | General interest 8 Days & 7 Nights Lead-in price: £1340

The Cyclades islands have attracted visitors for centuries due to their picturesque ports, coastal scenery and mountain vistas. This private tour visits Athens and the idyllic islands of Paros and Naxos, staying for two nights on each. Transfers and ferry tickets are included

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay in authentic, locally-owned hotels on the islands
  • Free time to enjoy Naxos & Paros at leisure
  • Optional upgrade to Acropolis view room in Athens
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Athens

Fly to Athens with Aegean Air. Transfer to the Electra Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. Free time to enjoy the Greek capital or have a cocktail on the roof overlooking the Acropolis. (N)

Day 2: Athens

A full day at leisure to explore Athens. A visit to the Acropolis is a must for any first-time visitor, as is the Acropolis Museum. In the evening, enjoy dinner in the pretty Plaka neighbourhood. (B)

Day 3: Athens • Paros

Moring transfer to the port and a 3-hour fast ferry transfer to Paros. Stay at the Narges Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)

Day 4: Paros

Paros is a mix of traditional Cycladic architecture, lively nightlife, long beaches, and enchanting rural villages. With relatively fewer visitors, the island is ideal for both exploring and for somewhere beautiful to simply relax. (B)

Day 5: Paros • Naxos

Transfer to Naxos, a journey of just 30 minutes. Continue to the Cycladic Islands Hotel & Spa (or similar), for 2 nights. (B)

Day 6: Naxos

Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades islands. Its main town of Hora has a pretty waterfront and a web of steep cobbled alleys below its hilltop castle and fortified Venetian mansions – testament to three centuries of Venetian rule. Today is at leisure to explore the town or head to one of the many isolated beaches or mountain villages inland. (B)

Day 7: Naxos • Athens

Transfer to the harbour and take the ferry to Athens, a beautiful 5-hour journey across the Aegean. Continue to the Electra Hotel (or similar) for 1 night. Free evening in Athens. (B)

Day 8: Fly home

Transfer to Athens airport and fly home. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Narges Hotel
    Narges Hotel

    Narges Hotel is a comfortable property, conveniently situated a short distance from the seafront and Aliki beach. This luxurious property is housed in a selection of white painted buildings in the traditional Greek style. Facilities on-site include a swimming pool, restaurant and terrace. All rooms have been individually decorated to a contemporary standard and feature air conditioning. Features: 60 rooms and suites, bar/lounge, swimming pool, restaurant, terrace Room amenities: Wi-Fi, television, air conditioning, hairdryer

  • Electra Hotel Athens
    Electra Hotel Athens

    The 4-star Electra Hotel is located in the heart of Athens at the start of the main shopping boulevard, Ermou Street, and just off Syntagma Square. It is also within walking distance of the Acropolis and other historical sites. All guest rooms elegantly furnished, with strip wood floors and marble bathrooms. The Electra Roof Garden Restaurant serves an American buffet breakfast in the morning and offers a Mediterranean a la carte menu for lunch and dinner with panoramic views across the Greek capital. The hotels small roof top and sun terrace is the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing. Features: 112 rooms & suites, roof restaurant, swimming pool, sun terrace, spa, gym. Room amenities: Wi-Fi throughout, air conditioning, room service, safe, mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities, robe & slippers.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £1340 per person

High season from £1690 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Paros

    The third largest island in the Cyclades (after Naxos and Andros) is 195 km2 i...

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  • Naxos

    The largest island in the Cyclades archipelago, Naxos offers excellent walking...

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  • Athens

    While the Parthenon represents the 'golden age' of Athens urban planning, the...

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