Why stay on one Cyclades island when you could experience five of them?
And with tourists traditionally drawn to explore popular Santorini and Mykonos, island hopping could be your ticket to a peaceful passage through the lesser-seen Cyclades. Discover charming hotels, where rural life remains unchanged for centuries and dazzling beaches are devoid of tourists.
Paros – authentic slow-living Cyclades
Start your two-week trip in Paros, where white-washed villages, blue-domed churches and pine-fringed coves welcome you to an authentic slow-living Cyclades. You’ll spend three nights at Parilio Hotel, a striking contemporary hotel built using traditional white-block architecture. It’s a vision of serenity with both breeze and light ﬂowing through the hotel.
Sifnos – sensational seascapes
Arrive by private yacht transfer to sultry Sifnos, where hazy sunsets slink into the cerulean-blue Aegean and stars light up unpolluted skies. Soak up sensational seascapes from your terrace at peaceful retreat Verina Astra, a clifftop residence with just seven suites. A short walk brings you to a nearby Greek village with authentic tavernas, bakeries and coﬀee shops that show oﬀ Sifnos’ increasingly foodie inclinations.
Milos – jade-greens and aquamarines
Onwards to Milos by yacht to spend three nights enjoying the sensory pleasures of life on an island where every moment is greeted with jade-greens, aquamarine blues and pearly whites. Despite Milos being the place of discovery of the Venus de Milo statue, it retains a sleepy feel and its sensational beaches are the main lure. Stay at chic and sophisticated Milos Cove.
Folegandros – sugar-cube suites & azure seas
Now’s the time to take slow-lane living down a further notch. Beautifully unspoilt Folegandros is tiny – just eight miles long, with a couple of hundred inhabitants who you’ll share the island with, alongside rambling, bell-chiming goats. Spend two nights at stylish hideaway Anemi, where white sugar-cube suites overlook the azure Aegean Sea.
Naxos – laidback ambience & superb beaches
Arrive at your last port of call, Naxos, aboard your own yacht. One of the largest of the Cyclades islands, Naxos has a laidback ambience and superb beaches. Naxian Utopia will be your home for your last three nights. Enjoy a chic, white-on-white décor, with sun-bleached wood furnishings and terraces with private pools. If you can drag yourself away, Naxos has plenty of churches and monasteries to explore, plus ancient temples that date back to 535 BC.