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The Secret Cyclades: Serifos, Syros & Tinos

Private Travel | General interest 11 Days & 10 Nights Lead-in price: £1240

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
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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 Room amenities: Air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, television

  • 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.

  • 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 Room amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, television, toiletries

  • 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.

Standard private tour extensions

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £1240 per person

High season from £1440 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

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