Walking the Cyclades - Greek Islands
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Walking along the rim of the Santorini caldera - spectacular views all the way.
What did you think of your group leader?
Cecile was an excellent guide, led the walks well and more importantly skillfully organised transport through the week, ushering our group on and off numerous ferries and buses. Cecile organised a side trip "extra" to Akrotiri - this was a useful and interesting "filler" when we had a little spare time on Santorini. The group was also excellent !!!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
This tour is correctly graded as leisurely - a very appropriate pace for the heat of the late Greek summer (1st week of September). The walk along the Santorini caldera rim was for us the highlight of the week, we only took the bus half way back, and picked up the path again to take in the views in the afternoon sun. Just beneath the highest point on the rim, their is a safe path that goes down to a lower mesa jutting out into the caldera for excellent views.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
We were not on the group flight, so had some time to explore Athens by adding an extra day on at the end; well worth doing (Acropolis, Museums, Kerameikos, Ancient Agora etc). Plenty of opportunities for island sunsets ... don't miss the sun setting through the great arch of the Temple of Apollo on Naxos !!!