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The Secret Cyclades: Serifos, Syros & Tinos

Private Travel | General interest 11 Days & 10 Nights Lead-in price: £1,240 Current prices from: £1,240
This island-hopping tour explore three of Greece’s lesser known Cyclades islands: Serifos, Syros and Tinos. Enjoy some time in Athens before moving on to spend a couple of days on each of these tranquil islands, which are a far cry from the crowds of Mykonos and Santorini.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Explore three smaller, lesser-known Greek islands
  • Stay in pretty, boutique accommodation on each island
  • Time at leisure to explore historic old towns

Athens

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 1050 1151 1254 1661 2169 2577 2882 2882 2476 1967 1560 1254
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 40 40 20 20 10 10 10 10 50 60 60
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Chalkis

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1254 1355 1559 2068 2577 3086 3290 3188 2882 2272 1864 1457
Min temp (C)(F) 439 439 643 846 1254 1763 1966 1966 1661 1254 948 643
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 12 10 7 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 612 552 301 231 151 80 131 231 602 612 863
Rainy Days 11 10 8 8 7 5 5 4 4 7 9 11
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 4/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1457 1559 1864 2170 2373 2475 2373 2170 1864 1661

Heraklion (Crete)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 1254 1254 1456 1762 2068 2475 2679 2678 2374 2068 1762 1457
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 70 50 30 20 0 0 0 20 60 70 90
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Kalamos

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1050 1152 1355 1763 2272 2679 2984 2984 2679 2068 1559 1152
Min temp (C)(F) 236 337 439 745 1152 1457 1661 1661 1457 1050 745 439
Sunshine hours 5 5 6 7 9 11 13 12 9 7 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1365 1235 914 693 482 251 171 201 452 1185 1656 1787
Rainy Days 13 12 11 11 8 4 3 3 4 9 13 14
Humidity N N N N N M H H L N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1559 1661 1864 2272 2475 2679 2475 2272 1966 1763

Kos

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1661 2068 2475 2984 3290 3290 2882 2475 1966 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 745 745 948 1254 1559 1966 2272 2170 1966 1559 1254 948
Sunshine hours 5 6 7 9 11 13 14 13 11 8 6 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1697 1155 763 351 211 80 20 50 171 592 914 1646
Rainy Days 14 12 9 7 4 3 6 6 5 5 8 14
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 10 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1661 1661 1763 1966 2272 2373 2577 2475 2373 2068 1966

Megalochori

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1661 1966 2272 2679 2882 2781 2577 2272 1966 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 948 948 1050 1254 1559 1966 2272 2272 2068 1661 1355 1152
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 8 10 13 13 12 10 7 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1144 813 663 281 141 40 10 10 131 612 693 1024
Rainy Days 11 10 8 5 3 1 1 1 1 4 8 12
Humidity N N N N N L M M L N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1559 1661 1864 2170 2373 2475 2373 2170 1966 1763

Oia

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1661 1966 2272 2679 2882 2781 2577 2272 1966 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 948 948 1050 1254 1559 1966 2272 2272 2068 1661 1355 1152
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 8 10 13 13 12 10 7 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1144 813 663 281 141 40 10 10 131 612 693 1024
Rainy Days 11 10 8 5 3 1 1 1 1 4 8 12
Humidity N N N N N L M M L N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1559 1661 1864 2170 2373 2475 2373 2170 1966 1763

Paros

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1559 1864 2272 2679 2781 2781 2577 2170 1864 1559
Min temp (C)(F) 948 948 1050 1254 1559 1966 2272 2170 1966 1661 1355 1050
Sunshine hours 4 5 7 8 10 13 14 13 11 7 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 944 663 582 251 141 40 20 20 110 502 632 924
Rainy Days 10 9 8 5 3 1 1 1 1 4 8 11
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1559 1661 1864 2272 2373 2475 2373 2170 1864 1763

Platis Gialos

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1559 1864 2272 2679 2781 2781 2577 2170 1864 1559
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 948 1254 1559 1966 2170 2170 1966 1661 1254 1050
Sunshine hours 4 5 7 8 10 13 14 13 11 7 6 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 994 703 592 261 151 40 20 20 120 452 632 994
Rainy Days 11 10 8 6 3 1 2 2 2 4 8 11
Humidity N N N N N L M M L N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1559 1661 1864 2170 2373 2373 2373 2170 1864 1661

Rethymno

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1457 1559 1661 2068 2475 2882 3086 2984 2781 2373 1864 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 948 1152 1559 1966 2170 2170 1966 1559 1050 1050
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 8 10 12 12 12 10 6 6 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1426 1124 813 321 141 40 10 10 191 843 1034 1004
Rainy Days 12 11 8 5 3 1 0 0 1 5 8 13
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 4/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1559 1559 1661 1966 2272 2577 2679 2577 2373 1966 1864

Samos

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1254 1355 1559 1966 2475 2984 3188 3188 2882 2272 1864 1457
Min temp (C)(F) 541 541 745 1050 1355 1763 2068 2068 1763 1355 1050 745
Sunshine hours 5 6 7 9 11 13 14 13 11 8 6 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1596 1084 883 422 281 60 30 30 181 422 1034 1677
Rainy Days 12 10 9 7 5 3 5 4 4 5 8 13
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1559 1661 1966 2272 2373 2475 2373 2170 1966 1763
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Athens

Fly to Athens with Aegean Air. Transfer to the Pythagorion Hotel (or similar) for 1 night. Time at leisure to enjoy the Greek capital. (N)

Day 2: Athens • Serifos

Transfer to the port of Piraeus, for the 2.5-hour crossing to Serifos in the western Cyclades. Transfer to the Dorkas Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. Free time to explore the local town of Livádion. (B)

Day 3: Serifos

Full day to explore Serifos, an island of raw, rugged beauty, steep mountains and broad bays. Be sure to take a ride up to Hora, the island’s ‘capital’, a maze of twisting streets with a neoclassical town hall and a blue-domed church. (B)

Day 4: Serifos • Syros

Morning transfer to the port and a 4-hour ferry crossing to Syros. Check in to the Brazzera Hotel (or similar) for 3 nights, a simple but utterly charming property right on the beach. (B)

Days 5 & 6: Syros

Two full days to enjoy Syros at leisure. Despite its size, Syros is the most populated Cyclades island and the administrative centre of the region. The main town, Ermoupoli, is a maze of pink and white buildings, tumbling down the hillside and is well worth exploring. (B)

Day 7: Syros • Tinos

Transfer and ferry to Tinos, a journey of just 30 minutes. Stay for 3 nights at the Anthea Boutique Hotel (or similar). (B)

Days 8 & 9: Tinos

Explore Tinos, known for its Orthodox pilgrimage site, the Church of the Annunciation, in the port and main town (also known as Hora). Outside the town, the island is a patchwork of 40 marble-ornamented villages found in hidden bays and terraced hillsides. (B)

Day 10: Tinos • Athens

Return to Athens via a 4-hour crossing to Rafina Port, then transfer to the Pythagorion Hotel (or similar) for 1 night. Free time to enjoy a meal in the Plaka neighbourhood, surrounding the Acropolis. (B)

Day 11: 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 Standard Tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-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.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Pythagorion Hotel
    Pythagorion Hotel

    Pythagorion Hotel is a comfortable property furnished to a contemporary standard. It is conveniently situated just 1.5 km from Syntagma Square and within easy walking distance of two Metro stations. Several amenities are available including a bar/lounge and complimentary Wi-Fi. All rooms are also air conditioned and offer tea and coffee making facilities.Features: 56 Rooms, Bar/Lounge, cafe, breakfast room <br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, television

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  • Hotel Brazzera
    Hotel Brazzera

    Hotel Brazzera is a comfortable boutique property of just 14 rooms overlooking Syros' Finikas beach. The property's small size enables the staff to focus on providing a personalised service to a small number of clients and a number of facilities are available on-site including a bar/lounge, library and terrace. A selection of tavernas and restaurants are also situated within easy walking distance.Features: 14 rooms, library, bar/lounge, terrace<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, television

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  • Dorkas Studios and Apartments
    Dorkas Studios and Apartments

    With picturesque sea views, Dorkas Studios and Apartments, offer simple but comfortable accommodation combined with excellent local hospitality. The beach is within easy walking distance from the hotel as well as Livadi village centre which offers a choice of tavernas and restaurants.Features: 5 rooms and suites, sun terrace, gardens<br>Room amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, television, toiletries

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  • Anthea Hotel
    Anthea Hotel

    Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and full service spa, Anthea Hotel is an ideal location for peace and relaxation. The property also offers a number of additional facilities including a restaurant, bar/lounge, and library. All rooms are fully air conditioned and feature complimentary Wi-Fi.Features: 25 rooms, restaurant, bar/lounge, swimming pool, spa, library<br>Room amenities: Wi-Fi, air conditioning, minibar, hair dryer

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Dates & prices

SSJ2020

Guideline Prices

Low season from £1,240 per person

High season from £1,540 per person

 

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

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.

 
  • • 3- & 4-star accommodation
    • International flights
    • All transfers, including ferries
    • 10 breakfasts
    • The support (if required) of an English-speaking local representative
    • Local guides & entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

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