Paros Naxos Family Adventure

Paros and Naxos islands are renowned as the Cyclades’ top destinations for sea sports. Your day will be brimming with exciting activities such as windsurfing and SUP (stand up paddle board) lessons, swimming in amazing beaches, optional mountain biking expeditions with dazzling vistas and hikes to remote villages. You will get to enjoy some of the best locations in the stunning Cyclades, famous for their unique architecture, delectable food, cosmopolitan nightlife, impressive archaeological sites, rocky landscapes, and the perfect winds for great windsurfing.

DEPARTURES

Departure date
Return date
Theme
Price Per person
 
07/07/2018
14/07/2018
Family Adventure
€1129
Fully Booked
21/07/2018
28/07/2018
Family Adventure
€1129
25/08/2018
01/09/2018
Family Adventure
€1129
06/07/2019
13/07/2019
Family Adventure
€1129
20/07/2019
27/07/2019
Family Adventure
€1129
24/08/2019
31/08/2019
Family Adventure
€1129

HIGHLIGHTS

Family friendly watersports-based holiday to the most ‘active’ islands in GreeceWindsurfing & SUP lessons for all levels
Guided walks to secret corners of the islandOptional activities such as coastal biking and day cruise to nearby islands
Handpicked tavernas serving home made delicious food

Itinerary

Welcome to Paros

You have just set foot on Paros, breezy land of adventure and natural splendour! Our airport transfer van awaits you, hop in and head straight to the beach-front, family run accommodation situated on the northeastern side of the island. Explore the surroundings of this beautiful property and enjoy dinner at a nearby tavern overlooking the deep blue Aegean waters.

Overnight: Paros

Accommodation: Family run 3* beachfront studios

Meals: D

Activity: –

Day 02

After a nutrition-packed breakfast, go with the wind by enjoying an exhilarating windsurfing or SUP lesson – with instruction provided for any age or level of experience. If you are an advanced surfer, we can reveal the island’s secret spots to you!

In the afternoon, get a taste of the fresh and delectable local cuisine at a remote traditional village or explore chic Naoussa town, and stroll through the whitewashed cobblestone mazes to see a myriad of tiny shops, and bar-clubs that attract the world’s party lovers all summer long.

Overnight: Paros

Accommodation: Family run 3* beachfront studios

Meals: L

Activity: Windsurf/SUP

Day 03

This morning, you will savour the ozone-rich sea air and golden sands of popular Kolymbithres beach, where huge, grey-white granite rocks stand like remarkable sculptures. Take an invigorating coastal hike past ancient chapels, vineyards and amazing landscapes. We will admire a Mycenaean Acropolis and the Monastery of St. John and will stop for a dip and a snack on a hidden beach, where you can take plenty of time to soak up the magnificent views of the Aegean Sea and neighbouring islands.

Overnight: Paros

Accommodation: Family run 3* beachfront studios

Meals: B L

Activity: Walking (Optional afternoon biking)

Day 04

Today we will extend our knowledge on our favourite water sport. Whether you have chosen windsurfing or SUP your instructor will take you to the next level. Learn to beach-start and start using your harness with confidence. This is an excellent spot for beginner-intermediate surfers who want to improve fast. At the end of the day apart from tired you will be happy and fulfilled by the progress made! In the afternoon, relax over a late lunch in the picturesque, amphitheatrically-built village of Marpissa, a cluster of dazzling white buildings perched on Kefalos Hill.

 Overnight: Paros

Accommodation: Family run 3* beachfront studios

Meals: B L

Activity: Windsurf/ SUP (Optional afternoon biking)

 

 

Welcome to Naxos

Kalimera! Say goodbye to Paros and head straight to the main port, prepaid ticket in hand to continue your adventure in Naxos. With an active main town where you can shop and admire the Venetian architecture and Kastro (castle) area, the island offers opportunities for both laid back relaxation,and water or land activities. The day is yours to unwind as you choose.

Overnight: Naxos

Accommodation: Family run 3* beachfront studios

Meals: B

Activity: Optional windsurf, SUP, biking

Days 06-07

After breakfast, off we go to one of Europe’s most amazing windsurfing spots for beginners and freestylers alike. The warm and shallow crystal clear waters of this beach park blessed with consistent northerly winds all summer long, will be your playground until the end of your adventure holiday. This is the perfect spot to practice new moves and make new friends, while soaking in the awesome landscapes of the Greek archipelago. In the afternoon you may wish to choose additional activities such biking, or have additional sessions of your favourite water sport.

Overnight: Naxos

Accommodation: Family run 3* beachfront studios

Meals: B L

Activity: Windsurfing, SUP

 

Day 08

Today a transfer to Naxos International airport is provided

INCLUDED

Professional English-speaking Personality Journeys tour leaderProfessional qualified watersports instructorsAccommodation 7 nights in family run beachfront ensuite studios
4 windsurfing or SUP lessons for all levelsGuided walking activity in ParosSingle timed airport transfers on days 1 & 8
7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinnerAll land transport as described in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED

Travel insurance (required)International and domestic flights
Optional additional excursions (biking, day cruise etc.)Beverages
Gratuities (optional)Single supplement

ACCOMMODATION

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Paros

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Naxos

TRIP INFORMATION

How to book

By clicking the 'Book now' button above, you will be asked to pay a deposit of 20%. This is to secure your booking with us.
On receipt of your booking we will send you full written confirmation of your booking, together with your trip invoice, which is usually due for payment 8 weeks prior to departure. The date payment is due will show on the invoice. The confirmation will include personal details, flight information (if booked), joining instructions, visa application advice, a kit list and a copy of the trip notes. It will also include a checklist to ensure you get everything ready for your holiday. The joining instructions will explain how to meet up with others in your group and include a contact number should you be delayed.

The remaining amount is settled 60 days before the trip.

Please read our Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions for further information. Alternatively you can call us to secure your booking on +30 2152151629

Arriving in Paros

Arriving by airplane
There are daily flights to Paros and Naxos national airports from major European cities with stop over in Athens International Airport.
Alternatively you may choose to fly direct to beautiful Santorini island and catch the ferry to Paros.
For more information on flights from Athens to Paros please visit:
www.aegeanair.com
www.skyexpress.gr
www.olympicair.com

Please contact our travel designers at martha@personalityjourneys.com for more information

By Ferry
In case you wish to spend time in Athens before your watersports adventure, we would be happy to take care of the necessary arrangements for you and book your ferry tickets to Paros on Saturday morning.
Please contact our travel designers at martha@personalityjourneys.com for more information, or visit www.ferries.gr

A single group transfer from Paros airport or Paros port to the hotel will be provided.

Group size

Minimum guests: 4
Maximum guests: 14

Accommodation & Single supplement

We will spend 4 nights in Paros, and 3 nights in Naxos stylish beachfront family run 3* accommodations with en-suite facilities. Rooms in which we sleep on a twin share basis. In such case of solo travelers booking a room on their own, there is a single supplement charge applied (300€).

Tour leader & Activities guides

Our tour leaders are qualified, native Greek professionals, fluent in English, with excellent organizational skills and vast knowledge of the regions visited. Our windsurf/SUP instructors are qualified professionals, with vast experience in windsurfing coaching for all levels. Our partner surf clubs are equipped with top of the range equipment.

Meals

Breakfasts are taken in the lodgings and may include tea and coffee, orange juice, local fruits, cereals, local cheese pie, bread with jam, honey or cheese. Lunches and dinners as described in the itinerary are taken at traditional local taverns, depending to the schedule of the day, with a choice of food or a set meal with vegetarian and meat options.

Fitness level

This holiday is suitable both for families with kids (min. age 7 years old) and adults. In order to participate in windsurfing and SUP lessons you need to be able to swim without help. Hiking altitude gain is approx. 75m and walking duration is approx. 4 hours according to the walking pace of the group.

Additional (optional activities)

Mountain biking.
In both Paros and Naxos there are spectacular, smooth dirt-road coastal rides available. The distance covered is at least 10 miles and it always depends on the level of the participants.

Day cruise to Koufonisia islands.
Either from Paros or from Naxos you can take this amazing optional gullet excursion to nearby Koufonisia islands in ‘Small Cyclades’, a small paradise comprised of six main islands and numerous tiny ones.

Travel Insurance

If you have not already arranged appropriate insurance cover, please contact our recommended Travel Insurance providers. It is an essential condition of joining a holiday with Personality Journeys that you have a valid travel insurance policy to cover the cost of medical treatment.

Kids rates

Kids up to 12 years old discount is 10% on the advertised price

Min and Max age limit

Trip participants must be at least 7 years old. Guests less than 18 years old must be accompanied by their parents.

What to bring

• Sports or walking shoes
• Swimming suit and beach towel
• T-shirts and/or casual shirts
• Windproof jacket or similar longsleeve
• Sunhat
• Eye wear - sunglasses
• Daypack
• Sun protection (including for lips)
• Water bottles 1 Litre
• Antibacterial handwash
• Small padlock
• Trainers or sandals
• Shorts
• Camera and batteries
• Penknife (for taking a fruit snack)

Departure day

On day 8, a transfer to Naxos international airport is provided. Should you wish to extend your holiday in Naxos or Santorini, please contact our travel designers team at martha@personalityjourneys.com

Weather

The weather in the Cyclades during summer and autumn is characterised by warm days and occasionally chilly evenings owing to the 'Meltemi' northerly winds that blow in the area. Water temperature is relatively cool during spring and warm during summer and autumn. Rainfall is rare.

Make this trip private

Adjust this itinerary to suit your preferences. You can choose your preferred dates and we will plan a custom multi-activity adventure for you and your friends.