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Sweet Dreams are made of the Aegean Sea

by Travelive Team

Ah, the Cyclades! This cluster of enchanting islands in the heart of the Aegean Sea has long been a popular destination for travelers seeking sun-soaked shores, picturesque villages, and ancient wonders. Start from the bustling streets of Athens and this year design your vacation through the timeless beauty and captivating allure of these Greek gems and journey with us through the sunsets and seascapes of Athens, Milos, Sifnos, and Santorini.

The Gates of Ancient Times

Athens, Plaka

Your adventure begins in Athens, where ancient history meets modern-day vibrancy. Spend two nights in this legendary city, exploring its treasures and soaking up its bustling atmosphere. Wander through the historic neighborhood of Plaka, where labyrinthine streets lead to hidden tavernas and quaint boutiques. Marvel at the towering columns of the Acropolis, where the Parthenon stands as a testament to Greece’s golden age. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich heritage with a private tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, delving into the stories of gods and heroes that have shaped Western civilization. Athens is a city of contrasts, where past and present coexist in perfect harmony, offering a tantalizing glimpse into Greece’s illustrious past and vibrant present.

Go Deeper: Athens is a multi-faced city that surprises anyone who gets to encounter its hidden corners – from the gastronomic delights to the mesmerizing street art. If you wish to experience some of the city’s core vibes, opt out for a tour through Athens’ nightlife scene or a tasting of Greek spirits. For an alternative point of view, you can explore the contemporary sociopolitical environment of the country or participate in one of many workshops the city has to offer and paint, sculpt, or cook your way into Athens’ culture.

Between The Velvet Shores of Milos

Milos, Sarakiniko

Journey to the enchanting island of Milos, where azure waters lap against white cliffs smoothed by the waves’ long embrace. Four nights are more than enough to explore this unique gem, uncovering its treasures and soaking up its laid-back charm. Discover traditional fishing villages like Mandrakia, with colorful houses and picturesque alleyways. Explore ancient catacombs and volcanic caves, marveling at the island’s geological wonders. Don’t miss the opportunity for a sailing cruise around Milos, discovering secluded coves and pristine beaches. Milos is clearly a paradise on earth – follow us to see for yourself stunning vistas where the sunset paints the sky in hues of gold and crimson.

Take it to the next level: Travelling to relax, or to achieve a dreamy level of nirvana-like relaxation? Your search is over, as in Milos you will find what you are seeking. Here, you have the opportunity to experience Bowen treatments, Reiki sessions, and Yoga meditation all within the serene nature of this magical island.

Look Away From the Sea…

Sifnos, Kastro

…And into the raw beauty of the Sifnos landscapes. Spend three nights there and indulge your senses in this gastronomic paradise, where farm-fresh produce and local delicacies abound. Explore charming villages perched atop rocky cliffs, where whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches overlook the sparkling sea. Visit the iconic Monastery of Panagia Chrysopigi and stroll through the picturesque streets of Apollonia and Kastro, soaking up the island’s rich heritage and timeless charm. With its tranquil beaches and scenic hiking trails, Sifnos offers the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration, inviting you to savor every moment of your island escape.

One Night at the Fair: By fair, we mean the traditional scene of Sifnos. Dive deep into the heart of the Island’s culinary culture with traditional cooking experiences where you will learn the art of Greek cuisine, explore the time-honored art of breadmaking, and discover the secrets of wood oven baking. Wander through Sifnos’ artisanal heritage with a pottery workshop and unleash your inner Greek with a folk dancing lesson.

Santorini, An Image Caught in Time

Santorini, Caldera Sunset

No journey through the Aegean is complete without Santorini where whitewashed villages cling to dramatic cliffs. The beloved destination famous for its unique caldera sunsets beckons as a postcard-perfect paradise. Within four days, you will be able to explore its picturesque villages and volcanic landscapes, discover its lesser-known side touring of its hidden gems and abandoned settlements, and cruise around the scenic caldera, where ancient lighthouses and volcanic beaches offer the perfect feast for the senses.

Feel the Magic: Are you a photographer in the making, an influencer, or an Instagram enthusiast? Whatever the case, Santorini’s Caldera views are a must-have in your portfolio or Insta wall. Embark on a mini caldera hike, an essential adventure in Santorini’s iconic landscapes. Traverse through Fira, Firostefani, and Imerovigli, capturing the quintessential blue domes and boundless sea views. Venture to the lesser-known paths off the tourist trail to discover secret spots and capture envy-inducing photographs.

Before You Put Out The Spark

Milos, Plathenia Beach

Throughout your journey, you will have some time in your leisure days to explore each destination at your own pace. Relax in Athens, as you enjoy a leisurely stroll along Dionysiou Aeropagitou and book your dinner in one of the many magical rooftop restaurants of the city. In Milos, spend a day in the vibrant town of Adamas relaxing at a local café or continue your adventure to the northern parts of the island and visit the sandy beach Plathiena. While in Sifnos, hike along scenic trails and old donkey roads, before indulging in the island’s culinary delights like the traditional chickpea stew and the local “manoura” cheese. Santorini is the perfect place to bask in the sun by your hotel’s pool or try a Santorinian wine-tasting experience in the rustic vineyards of the countryside. Whatever you choose to do, your leisure days promise to be filled with adventure and discovery, offering the perfect opportunity to unwind and recharge before returning to Athens for your flight home.

In Athens, Milos, Sifnos, and Santorini, you will experience the ultimate Greek getaway, soaking in sunsets and seascapes that are pure magic. From the timeless allure of the Acropolis to the mesmerized by the sunsets of Santorini, one thing is certain – once there, the Cyclades will always hold a special place in your memories. Maybe your next adventure will be even more epic than the last. Pack your bags and trust Travelive – we can take you anywhere!

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