Paros Culture & history

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From Paros: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

1. From Paros: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

Visit the rocky uninhabited island of Delos. Despite its small size, Delos was considered one of the most sacred of all islands in ancient Greek culture. Enjoy 3 hours of free time on the island or for a more complete experience, hire a private professional guide upon arrival, or join a group tour before moving on. Next, go to the famous island of Mykonos where you will have another 3 hours of free time. It is recommended that you use this time to explore Mykonos Town. Walk to Little Venice, wander in the picturesque alleys, and climb the hill with the windmills and enjoy the spectacular views. After your free time on the island, you will return to Paros in the early evening.

Kos: Island Tour to Asklepieion and Zia

2. Kos: Island Tour to Asklepieion and Zia

Explore the attractive island of Kos and admire white sandy beaches, crystal-clear water and idyllic mountain villages. Start above the city of Kos and visit Asklepieion. It is reported that the origins of this former temple date back to around the 4th century BC. The former temple consists of three levels and was once the place for the foundation stone of modern medicine, because there Hippocrates wrote the oath of the same name, which has survived to this day. Drive on to the small village of Antimachia and see an old windmill and a traditional farmhouse. Continue through olive groves and unspoilt countryside to the Kefalos peninsula. Admire the island's most beautiful beaches and enjoy a Greek lunch (optional) in the picturesque Kamari Bay or take advantage of the opportunity for a short refreshment in the crystal clear sea. Another highlight of the eventful day is a visit to the typical mountain village of Zia with its old houses on the slope of the imposing Dikeos mountain. Stroll through the small alleys and get to know the tranquil way of life of the Greeks. Discover the numerous spice stands and taste the typical cinnamon water.

Rhodes: Glystra Beach to Ipseni Guided Hike with Swimming

3. Rhodes: Glystra Beach to Ipseni Guided Hike with Swimming

Starting on one of the island’s most beautiful sandy bays, we walk along an easy path dotted with maritime pines to the convent of Ipseni, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption, one of the island’s oldest convents. Almost two centuries after its foundation, it was converted from convent to monastery and restored. A new church is now being completed next to it, with a “Via Crucis” culminating in panoramic views over the whole area. From Ipseni, we descend gently toward Glystra, accompanied by enchanting views and opportunities to spot the famous Dama-Dama deer that are the symbol of the island. After 13 km we come back to our starting point in Glystra Bay for a well-earned swim in the crystal-clear water.

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What people are saying about Paros

Delos is an underrated highlight of an itinerary to the Cyclades for those who enjoy history. The ruins in and of themselves are substantial and fascinating, as well as being crowned by a semi-challenging but rewarding hike to a central high point that offers stunning 360 degree views (accompanied late in the season by stiff 25 mile per hour winds) of the sea. If like me you are staying on other islands, getting to follow this up with a short jaunt to Mykonos to at least get a flavor (literally as well as figurative, given the number of water's edge restaurants near the port) is a rather nice bonus. The ferry crew were timely and no-nonsense - polite, but only to the point of not interfering with scheduling (for most of us that is welcome). I did not have a guide but have read enough history and enjoy traveling solo (plus you get to meet other people sometimes that way). Highest recommendation for this as an additional activity during your stay.

Delos and Mykonos were amazing. Walking around the ruins on Delos was eye opening. The hike up the mountain was well worth it, and it provided great views. The ferry ride over there was rough, with people throwing up, it got me wondering when they would cancel because of the waves?! Other than that, Mykonos was also amazing. Great views and good time there. More time on Mykonos May be needed?! Great trip overall!

The trip was just as described. Just enough time to visit both places. Boat was comfortable enough to seat everyone. Only complaint was all the smoking allowed on the boat. Seems like we couldn’t exscape it no matter where we sat inside or outside the boat. Would recommend

Delos was absolutely fascinating and the history behind it. The site was really good. Overall a very well spent day

Very well organized. For me personally, it's better if more time was left for Mykonos instead of Delos. :)