Sifnos and Folegandros, the authentic Cyclades

Highlights by

  1. The discovery of 2 islands of the Western Cyclades, less crowded than the others
  2. Switching between walking, swimming, and relaxing in beautiful terraces
  3. The breathtaking wild beauty of Folegandros Island

What happiness to discover or rediscover the Cyclades Islands, in this ideal formula! A regular boat (ferry; perfect for the local flavor) takes you from island to island, which you discover quietly on foot. Walks on the heights, in the heart of dry Mediterranean vegetation whose smells will enchant you, villages and white monasteries with round roofs, swimming on sandy beaches or in the hollows of creeks ... Time to live on the terrace of taverns, the 'ouzo, the feta, the welcome from the people there… Oh, how good to live!

Dates and prices

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* Price for 3:
- 1 couple + 1 child under 15: price for 3 as indicated above, accommodation in a triple room
- 1 double + 1 single: price for 3 people as indicated above with the single room supplement

Prices include

  • accommodation for 7 nights in a 2-person room
  • the breakfasts
  • transfers from and to the port to accommodation on each island
  • the travel file
  • boat tickets

Prices do not include

  • flights
  • the drinks
  • lunches and dinners
  • transfers not included
  • the visits
  • personal expenses
  • tourist taxes (including government tax) to be paid on-site at the hotels
  • the insurance
  • registration fees
  • anything not indicated in "Prices include"

Options, extras and discounts

  • low season single room supplement: 160 €
  • supplement for single room mid season: 175 €
  • single room supplement high season: 285 €
  • extra night in Piraeus with breakfast
    • In a double room: 50 € / person / night
    • In single room: 70 € / person / night
    • In triple room: 40 € / person / night
  • extra night in Athens with breakfast
    • In a double room: 35 € / person / night
    • In single room: 55 € / person / night
    • In triple room: 30 € / person / night
  • Price for 3:
    • - 1 couple + 1 child under 15: price for 3 as indicated above, accommodation in a triple room
    • ​- 1 double + 1 single: price for 3 people as indicated above with the single room supplement




Arrival at Athens airport. Transfer to the hotel by metro or bus (at your expense; easy and cheap). Installation in Piraeus. You collect your boat tickets when you arrive; otherwise, you will take them the next morning.
Overnight in Piraeus.




Piraeus - Sifnos

From Piraeus, ferry to Sifnos. Sifnos, its many churches and hilltop monasteries, but also its potters. Installation in Kamares, superb beach, where you will stay 3 nights. 1st walk from Kamares to the old mines, Agios Eleftherios, Apollonia (depending on the boat schedule), and swimming.
Overnight in Sifnos.



Walking time

3 h 00

Elevation +

400 m

Elevation -

250 m


Sifnos: Profitis Elias –Vathy

The highest point of the island and its monastery. Sublime panorama over a large part of the Cyclades. Descent to the protected bay of Vathy through scrubland and terraces of olive trees by beautiful monopatis facing the island of Milos and Kimolos. You have two options today.
Overnight in Sifnos.



Walking time

4 h 00

Elevation +

400 m

Elevation -

450 m

Walking time

5 h 30

Elevation +

400 m

Elevation -

750 m


Sifnos: Platys Gialos - Bay of Fykiada - Profitis Elias Kondou - Platys Gialos

Here is a beautiful day of hiking that begins with Platys Gialos in the south-east of the island. The hike between Fykadia and Platys Gialos runs along the coast crossing an area accessible only on foot or by boat. Take the time to swim in Fykiada Bay, a real treat! We also offer you a shorter walk of around 2h30 in Kastro, the old capital of the island.
Night in a hotel in Sifnos.



Walking time

4 h 30

Elevation +

400 m

Elevation -

400 m


Folegandros : Chora – Ano Meria – Livadaki – Aspropunta

Boat to Folegandros. Transfer upon arrival at the hotel in Chora and installation. Depending on your time of arrival, you can take a bus to Ano Meria (Taxiarchis) then descend to the beautiful Livadaki beach on a wonderful monopati then continue as you wish towards the Aspropounta lighthouse before going up to Ano Meria (return transfer to Chora). Certainly one of the most beautiful hikes on the island.
Overnight in hotel in Folegandros.



Walking time

2 h 30

Elevation +

300 m

Elevation -

300 m


Folegandros: Chora then Ano Meria - Agios Georgios - Agios Sostis - Ano Meria

A great discovery of Chora and its surroundings. You climb up to the church of Panagía with its splendid view, you stroll through Kastro and the pleasant squares of Chóra. 1 to 2-hour walk. Then if you wish, from Ano Mera, a splendid variant of the beautiful round trip to Agios Geórgios. It takes place in a very attractive part of Folegandros: the solitary paths are very beautiful and the beach is very pleasant.
Overnight in hotel in Folegandros.



Walking time

4 h 30

Elevation +

290 m

Elevation -

30 m


Folegandros - Piraeus - Athens

Chora - Christos - Fyra - Angali - Agios Nikolaos - Giorgi t'Aga - Ano Meria (Theologos). This pleasant walk is not too long and passes by the beaches of Fyra, Angali, and Agios Nikolaos while offering beautiful views of the coast. Boat to Piraeus (the schedule for this day depends on the boat's timetable). Transfer to Athens (at your expense).
Night in hotel in Athens.



Walking time

2 to 4 h

Elevation +

200 m

Elevation -

200 m


End of stay

End of stay after breakfast in Athens.
Transfer to the airport (at your expense).

Please note: boat times are subject to change. We adapt our program to these times, and cannot be held responsible for any changes caused. Likewise, early departures (boat or plane) may prevent you from having breakfast in your hotels. This will not result in a refund from us.

We may sometimes be required to modify the indicated itinerary: either at the organizational level (problem of overloaded accommodation, modification of the state of the ground, landslides, degraded trails, etc.) or weather conditions. These changes are always made in your interest, for your safety, and for better comfort!

Technical description


Easy to medium. 2 to 5/6 hours of walking and/or 300 to 700 m of elevation during the day. No technical difficulty, easy to medium paths, and trails. Hiking experience is desirable, but not essential. The days are flexible, you do the hikes in the order you want.

Luggage transport

You only carry a small backpack with your daily things, the picnic, and the groceries. You will have to transfer all of your luggage when traveling from/to the airport or the boat.


Included in the price:

  • - boat tickets
  • - transfer from the port of Sifnos to the hotel in Sifnos round trip
  • - transfer from the port of Folegandros to the hotel in Folegandros round trip

Other transfers are your responsibility. We can book airport transfers for you, consult us.


From 2 people


8 days/7nights

Travel documents

A complete travel file will be given to you, including, among other things, detailed maps, topo guide, list of accommodation and vouchers. Depending on the case, you will receive your file before departure, or you will find it at the first accommodation. There is no guide for this trip.

Accommodation / Catering

► Accommodation
In 2 * hotels or equivalent comfort in a room for 2 with private bathroom. Possibility to book a single room, on request.

► Catering
Breakfasts included. Lunches and dinners are not included. Please note: early departures (boat or plane) may prevent you from having breakfast in your hotels. This will not result in a refund from us. In the islands, some hotels will prepare a "breakfast box" for you in the event of an early departure. Please let us know when registering any food allergy or special diet; we will do our best to adapt your meals.

Start / End

Day 1 to your hotel in Piraeus.
► End
Day 8 after breakfast at your hotel in Athens.


How to reach Piraeus from Athens airport
By Metro
From the airport you must: take line M3 (blue) to Monastiraki then take line M1 (green) to Piraeus stop, the terminus. It takes about 1 hour 30 minutes in all.
Price: between € 6 and € 10 / person for a one-way ticket. The hotel is 800m from the metro stop.
By bus
From the airport, there is a direct bus to Piraeus (line X96). The trip lasts about 1h50 and the ticket price is 6 €. The hotel is 800m from the bus stop.
By taxi
Around € 50/70 per trip.
We can book the private transfer for you, consult us.

How to reach Athens airport from the city center
By Metro

The hotel in Athens is a 350m walk from Omonia metro station M2 line (red). You can take this line towards Elliniko, change at Syntagma and then take the M3 (blue) line towards the airport. You can also go directly to the Syntagma stop for a direct trip to the airport (15 minutes' walk from the hotel). The trip lasts about 1 hour.
By bus
There is a direct bus between Syntagma Square (about 15 minutes' walk from then the hotel) and the airport. You have to take the X95 bus. It takes around 1 hour 20 minutes and the ticket costs 6 € / person for a one-way ticket.
By taxi
Around 40/60 €.
We can book the private transfer for you, consult us.


A number of our trips are suitable for swimming, during a stage or at the end of the day. It would be a shame not to enjoy. We stress, however, that you are the sole judges of the advisability of a swim; these swims are therefore done under your responsibility and at your own risk.


You take great photos! Do not hesitate to send us a CD, a USB key, a Dropbox or WeTransfer link of your best photos taken during your trip. The fact that you provide us with photos implies that you accept that your photos will be used free of charge on our various media (catalog, website, technical sheet, etc.).

Travel Blog

Do you want to share your best moments of the trip and share your experience with the hiking community? Send us your story and some photos illustrating your comments that we will publish for you on our blog.


To hike
- Mountain boots holding the ankle with a good notched sole, with a heel counter, and good waterproofness
- Comfortable “special hiking” socks
- A warm fleece jacket (depending on the season sometimes the evenings are fresh...)
- Comfortable pants for walking (technical material that dries quickly)
- Shorts, t-shirts, and technical underwear (quickly drying material)
- A long-sleeved shirt (technical material that dries quickly)
- Walking poles (telescopic), very important to facilitate walking

Note: synthetic technical clothing is very efficient. New merino wool clothes have also appeared; they are very efficient and comfortable to wear, and have the advantage of not developing perspiration odors! (Icebreaker brand, Ruka, etc…).In general, do not use cotton, which cools when wet.

For the midday picnic
- Plastic bowl, box, or plate
- Cutlery (spoon, fork, knife)
- A water bottle with a minimum of 1.5 to 2L (compulsory)

Against the sun and the rain
- Sunscreen (high protection) and sunglasses
- Hat, cap, or bob
- A rain cape or a "Goretex" and possibly Goretex pants

After the effort
- A pair of jogging-style sneakers for the evening
- Change of clothes and personal linen
- Kit and towel (mini)
- A swimsuit (it is often possible to swim)
- A mini-pharmacy: personal medicines, Elastoplast, biogaze or "2nd skin", gauze, disinfectant, medicine for seasickness, arnica granules and aspirin in case of small injuries ... (quite a program! But reassure yourself) you, the pharmacy often comes back intact from your week of hiking)


- A small comfortable 40 to 50 L backpack with a waist belt to carry your personal belongings and the picnic during the day
- A following baggage: a backpack, a travel bag in good condition, or a suitcase that is not too bulky. One piece of luggage per person; limited to 20kg.

The country

Country: Greece
Capital: Athens
Population: 10,757,292 inhabitants
Archipelago: Cyclades


► Papers
Travelers to Greece, including minors, must be in possession of a national identity card or passport (EU nationals).

► Health
Bring the European health insurance card, to ask your health insurance fund at least 15 days before departure. The sanitary conditions are similar to those in most European countries.


The climate of the islands is Mediterranean, that is to say, hot and dry in summer and mild and rainy in winter, but with significant differences depending on the regions and archipelagos. The Cyclades regularly suffer from lack of rain and during the beautiful season, which lasts here almost 6 months, precipitation is scarce or even completely absent from the end of May to the beginning of October. The Cyclades also benefit from relatively cool summers (for Greece) thanks to the famous "Meltem", a seasonal wind which during the summer season pleasantly refreshes the atmosphere, but which sometimes gets carried away to the point of immobilizing the boats in the port. for a few hours.


Greek, English, and sometimes a little French or German



Vous circulez d’île en île sur les ferrys réguliers qui sillonnent la mer Egée depuis le Pirée.
Attention ! Les horaires prévus peuvent évoluer, et il faut absolument les vérifier quand vous arrivez sur une île. Il faut aussi savoir que les ferrys grecs peuvent naviguer jusqu’à force 9 (c'est déjà beaucoup), mais au-delà, ils doivent rester au port. Quoiqu'il en soit, nos partenaires locaux sont là et s'efforcent en cas de souci (heureusement, c'est rare !) à réaménager votre circuit.
Horaires indicatifs des traversées en bateau :
Le Pirée – Sifnos : départ 07h00 / arrivée 09h20
Sifnos - Folegandros : départ 09h20 / arrivée 11h00
Folegandros – Le Pirée : départ 09h30 / arrivée 14h35
Attention, ces horaires sont donnés à titre indicatif et doivent être vérifiés. Ils peuvent changer en fonction de votre période de départ, nous vous donnerons systématiquement les horaires au moment de la confirmation du séjour.

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