EASTERN CYCLADES INFORMATION
Both islands have flights from Gatwick and Heathrow up to four times per week, allowing odd durations and ‘open-jaw’ itineraries. Weekly charter flights from Manchester and Birmingham operate to Santorini and from Manchester and Luton to Mykonos. Alternatively fly via Athens with onward domestic flight or ferry. Transfers on arrival and departure to/from your accommodation provided (max. 30 mins).
PAROS, ANTIPAROS, NAXOS, IOS
Fly to Mykonos or Santorini, transfer to the port, ferry to the island (included), onward transfer to your accommodation (max. 30 mins). On the return the reverse applies. Alternatively fly via Athens with onward domestic flight or ferry. The best routing can vary according to flight timings and seasonal ferry schedules. If an overnight hotel is necessary we will include it and all transfers in the quoted holiday price.
WESTERN CYCLADES INFORMATION
Flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Luton, Bristol, Edinburgh and Manchester to Athens.
ANDROS, KYTHNOS, SERIFOS, SIFNOS, FOLEGANDROS
Transfer to Rafina, Lavrion or Piraeus port for afternoon ferry to the island where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. On the return the reverse applies for an evening flight back. Flights should arrive in Athens c.midday for ferry connections. In early and late season (May and after mid-Sept) an overnight hotel may be required on arrival and/or departure.
Connecting domestic flight Athens to Milos where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. If the domestic flights are full (they are small aircraft) then ferry tansfers will be provided as above.
AMORGOS & SMALL CYCLADES INFORMATION
Flights from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Bristol, Edinburgh and Manchester to Athens or from Gatwick and Manchester to Mykonos or Santorini
AMORGOS (via Athens)
Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat (high season) Sun out; Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun (high season) return.
Morning flight to Athens. Transfer to Piraeus for the 17.30 Blue Star ferry - a large, modern and extremely comfortable ship with restaurant, bar etc. We will book you into the quiet Business Class lounge area. Arrives Amorgos 01.10, 02.00 or 02.50. Local transfer on the island (10 - 40 mins depending on from which port). On the return it is an early morning ferry back to Piraeus (dep 06:55 arr 15:00) to connect with the evening flight to the UK. Although flights are daily and Blue Star operates 4 or 5 times weekly the optimum departure day is Wed out (also Sat high season) and Thurs or Fri back (also Sun high season) due to ferry routings. Other days take longer and may be to/from Katapola port, not Aegialis.
AMORGOS (via Mykonos)
7/6 - 26/9 - High speed Sea Jet service
Transfer to port for mid afternoon ferry which takes c.2 hours to Amorgos (Katapola port). 40 minute transfer to hotel. Sea Jet connects with an evening flight back to the UK. There are also morning connections back to Santorini on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please note that a) Sea Jet is not a large vessel as Blue Star and can suffer delay or cancellation in high winds; and b) these schedules are provisional and may change.
KOUFONISSI, SCHINOUSSA (via Athens)
Low season: Tue, Sun out; Mon, Wed return. High season: night ferry only.
As per Amorgos except different days and no high season daytime service.
KOUFONISSI, SCHINOUSSA (via Mykonos)
As per Amorgos (Koufonissi only)