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Secret Cyclades: Hiking Holidays on Kythnos island

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Secret Cyclades: Hiking Holidays on Kythnos island - Trails Beyond
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Rita "From the moment I booked this tour, I received nothing but the upmost sincere and professional attention. Danae was really on to it with the pre and post trip transport and travel arrangements. She responded to my inquiries promptly even during weekends. The hiking trip itself on Kithnos island was just heavenly. We were housed by the harbour in guesthouse Kontseta, hosted by the wonderful Georg..."
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8 reviews
Starts
Athens
+1 Destinations
Greek Islands
Ends
Athens
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Highlights

Start and end in Athens! With the hiking & trekking tour Secret Cyclades: Hiking Holidays on Kythnos island, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Athens, Greece and Kythnos. Secret Cyclades: Hiking Holidays on Kythnos island is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
10 to 78 year olds
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Private Vehicle, Ferry
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Coastal Walks, In-depth Cultural

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  • A
    Written on October 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    We’re a family of three travelling from New Zealand. Our daughter is 10. We were enchanted by Kythnos, it’s mix of history, walks and hikes, beaches, lovely weather, food and hospitality. But the best thing we’re our hosts. George was fun, friendly and knowledgeable and proud of the history of Kythnos and bought it to life for us. We have been travelling for 5 months through the EU and USA but Kythnos and George has topped it all.
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  • Secret Cyclades: Hiking Holidays on Kythnos island reviewer 2
    Written on October 6, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The whole experience was amazing from start to finish, the booking was easy and Danae was very helpful recommending the best areas for accomodation for us before and after the tour. George was fantastic, very knowledgeable, funny and kind. We had our 10 year old daughter with us and we all had a fantastic time. The walks were the perfect length and the mix of swimming at beaches, history, pottery and cooking mixed up the days and provided added interest. The breakfast was incredible with local cheeses, fruit, eggs, and Greek yoghurt and honey. The accomodation was lovely and has a spectacular view of the port. This is the best tour I have ever done, would highly recommend to others.
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  • PC
    Written on June 5, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Enjoyed Kythmos, Greece
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  • ET
    Written on April 30, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    From the very start (including booking) the whole experience was fantastic and exceeded all my expectations.
    Trails Beyond commented on this review
    Hi Liza, thank you for your wonderful words and for taking the time to write them! I truly hope you enjoyed this authentic tour and to see you again in Greece in the future! Big hug, Danae
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  • P
    Written on October 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was such a great tour to the less touristy and beautiful island of Kythnos. It was well planned, with easy booking, and great transportation. Danae was so helpful in the planning and Ms. Zoe was very warm and welcoming to her guesthouse. George was the best guide as his family has been on Kythnos for generations, knew everyone and everything about the island. Each hike was different and went to the scenic areas of the island. I highly recommend and hope to go back to Kythnos in the future.
    Trails Beyond commented on this review
    Hi Peggy, thank you sooo much for your nice words! What makes us most happy is that you enjoyed your trip in Kythnos and I truly hope you got an authentic experience on this non-touristic beautiful island :) Hope to see you soon!!!
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  • SP
    Written on October 15, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The Secret Cyclades walking tour was a really great experience. The service provided by my Trails Beyond guide, Danae was very prompt and professional from my first enquiry through to post tour contact. The Kythnos accommodation was in a delightful family owned guesthouse in the port of Merichas. Danae and local guide George led different walks to different parts of the island each day providing a wealth of local insights and historical information. The program was adapted to suit the weather, maximising swimming opportunities and to ensure the best possible Kythnos experience. All the food from Zoe's fantastic breakfast spreads to that available in restaurants and cafes was fresh, tasty and beautifully prepared. A very authentic Greek experience peppered with interesting conversations and warm companionship.
    Trails Beyond commented on this review
    Thank you so much Sue for your wonderful words!! We really hope you enjoyed this trip as much as we did and that you got a really authentic experience on this non touristic island! Hope to see you again!!! Regards, Danae
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  • GB
    Written on April 27, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    We were met at the airport by our Guide Danae, a cheerful woman of great energy. She led our intrepid group with the help of George, her Kythnos Island guide. Our accommodations both in Athens and in Kythnos were lovely. Each day was a new adventure - a new hike - an opportunity to drink in the lovely scenery, the fresh air, and the lovely goats. And the cooking and pottery lessons were so much fun! Each meal (provided and purchased) was a feast of fresh, healthy food all prepared with such devotion - honestly I had no idea Greek food was SO good. Our weather for early spring and a little chilly - but clear skies - so although we wore all of our clothes we were happy. I'd easily recommend Trails Beyond. I hear they do tours off the coast as well in the Mountains! Greece may see me again!
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  • RY
    Written on April 15, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    From the moment I booked this tour, I received nothing but the upmost sincere and professional attention. Danae was really on to it with the pre and post trip transport and travel arrangements. She responded to my inquiries promptly even during weekends. The hiking trip itself on Kithnos island was just heavenly. We were housed by the harbour in guesthouse Kontseta, hosted by the wonderful George and his mother, Zoe. Their generous hospitality and the quaint setting of the rooms will remain in my memory for a long time to come. The five days spent on the island was littered with hikes guided by George ( who is a master in all local Kythnos history and gossips) in stunning backdrops of the Aegean Sea and activities in the local villages. I felt really looked after, welcomed by the locals and nourished after this trip. And would go back in a heartbeat.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Athens – Kythnos
  2. Day 2: Hiking to Vryokastro – Apokrousi – Kolona
  3. Day 3: Hiking Loutra – Castle of Oria, the Thermal Springs & Pottery lesson
  4. Day 4: Hiking Dryopida – Kanala, cave exploration & cooking class
  5. Day 5: Departures – Kythnos to Athens

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Location
Start and end in Athens.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 178 km.
  • Athens (Greece)
  • 89 km
  • Kythnos (Greece)
  • 89 km
  • Athens (Greece)

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