14 night trip including 12 nights around The Cyclades (Greece) including Santorini and 2 nights in Rome for £350pp with flights, ferries and hotels @Venere
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14 night trip including 12 nights around The Cyclades (Greece) including Santorini and 2 nights in Rome for £350pp with flights, ferries and hotels @Venere

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Found 31st Dec 2015
14 night trip including 12 nights around The Cyclades (Greece) including Santorini and 2 nights in Rome for £350pp with flights, ferries and hotels.

This deal is based on 2 people flying out of Manchester on 22nd June and returning 6th July and staying for 1 night in Athens, 3 nights in Paros, 4 nights in Ios, 4 nights in Santorini and 2 nights in Rome.

There are plenty of flights to chose from across the country, Ryanair have cheap flights to Athens from London across the month of June.

Trip breakdown

22nd June - Leave Manchester early morning and land in Athens around 12pm and explore Athens for the afternoon.

23rd June - Leave Athens early and hop of the ferry which will take around 4 hours to get to Paros, you will arrive just before Midday so you can check into the hotel.

24 - 25 June - Explore Paros' beautiful beaches and quiet island life

26th June - Check out the hotel and hop on the ferry to Ios which should take around 2 hours, check into the hotel when you arrive

27-29 June - Explore Ios' secluded beaches and hit a few bars

30 June - Check out the hotel and hop of the ferry to Santorini which should take just under an hour, arrive at Santorini and hop on the bus into Fira and grab another one to Perissa, or jump a taxi and check into the hotel.

1st - 3rd July - Explore Santorini's blue domes in Oia and lay on Perissa's beautiful black beach

4th July - Check out early and grab a taxi to the airport to head to Rome, you'll land into Rome super early so probably best you advise the hotel so you can leave your bags before check in

5th July - Explore Rome

6th July - Check out and leave your bags in the hotel and you'll have a whole day to explore Rome before your late flight back to Manchester

Athens - I've only put you in Athens for a night and half a day as I've done Athens twice and I wouldn't recommend more than a day here, basically visit the Acropolis and the main square and there isn't much else, it is a great base for sailing to the islands. I've chosen Victory Inn hotel which has great reviews and is a good base for the Metro which you'll need to catch the ferry in the morning!

Paros - This beautiful little island is great for relaxing with some beautiful beaches and it's very traditional and rather quiet, perfect for the start of the holiday. The hotel I've chosen is Dilion hotel which is close to the centre of town and also close to the harbour and beach. The owners of this little hotel are lovely and friendly and they pick you up from the port for free, the hotel is lovely and clean with an excellent location. I've stayed her myself and can't recommend it enough

Ios - Ios is a bit more of a party island than Paros with nightlife until 6am but don't worry if you're not the party type it's fairly quiet until 12am as the clubs don't open until then so you can still go into the centre and enjoy a quiet meal and drink until about 11pm! The beaches on Ios are some of the best I've been to. I've chosen Homers Inn as I've stayed here twice and the owners are so friendly, the rooms are spacious and clean, it's close to the port, the town and the beach! The owners also pick you up from the port too for free if you request it.

Santorini - This beautiful island is known around the world for its blue domes and it's as beautiful in real life as it is in the pictures. I've chosen to stay in Perissa as its a lovely resort and much cheaper than Oia which is all luxury hotels which are very expensive. Perissa is home to a beautiful black beach, and the hotel I've chosen is Aretousa Villas which is a lovely family run hotel, I stayed here this year and the owners are really friendly and the location is excellent being a few minutes walk to the restaurants and beach.

Rome - Rome is a city everyone must visit, you will be here for 3 full days which gives you plenty of time to explore all the sites. I've chosen St Paul Hotel which is located close to a metro for access to the city and it has good reviews on TripAdvisor.

Price breakdown

Flights to Athens booked with Easyjet - £132.98 - £66.49 each

Athens hotel booked with Venere and discount code TD10Q42015 used for 10% off - £32.58 - £16.29 each

Ferry to Paros booked with BlueStarFerries - £40.39 - £20.20 each (€55)

Paros hotel booked with Expedia - £64.41 - £32.21 each

Ferry to Ios booked with BlueStarFerries - £24.97 - £12.49 each (€34)

Ios hotel booked with HotelTravel.com - £87 - £43.50 each

Santorini ferry booked with SeaJets - £47 - £23.50 each (€64)

Santorini hotel booked with Booking.com - £118 - £59 each

Rome flight booked with Vueling - £51.39 - £25.70 each (€69.98)

Rome hotel booked with TravelRepublic - £60 - £30 each

Manchester flight booked with Ryanair - £42.58 - £21.29 each (€57.98)

Total price for 2 people - £701.09

Total price each £350.55

This deal only includes hand luggage as for the amount of travelling you'll be doing it isn't ideal to be lugging around a case, I have done a similar trip to this 2 years on the run and have had just hand luggage with clothes for everyday, as its summer clothes it's really easy to pack! I just buy my toiletries after security and then you'll have them for the whole trip in Greece. If you do feel you'll struggle maybe just check a case in between two of you? To add a bag with Easyjet from Manchester to Athens it is £19, with Vueling to Rome it is £14.69 (€20) and with Ryanair it is £18.73 (€25) so it will be £52.42 for bag between you or £104.84, it is definitely worth either taking hand luggage or checking in one bag between two!

This trip is just a guide and you can change it for dates, departure airport and islands that suit you!
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Seems a great price for everything included!
fair bit of travelling inbetween!
Great price but I cannot help but ask...

...HUKD was originally designed for people stumbling across a deal and alerting others...

...what do you get out of building these itineraries?

You could make an actual living out of this with a good blog setup. If you don't know how to get started then PM me.

Don't give all of your value to HUKD for free.
A really good read, thanks
stevenfeeney

Great price but I cannot help but ask......HUKD was originally designed … Great price but I cannot help but ask......HUKD was originally designed for people stumbling across a deal and alerting others......what do you get out of building these itineraries? You could make an actual living out of this with a good blog setup. If you don't know how to get started then PM me.Don't give all of your value to HUKD for free.



Get a load of this guy. Wind your neck in, yeah?
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Get a load of this guy. Wind your neck in, yeah?



Ummm no.

It's not cheeky to offer to help someone do what they love so they can profit from it.

So no, I won't. I see you couldn't help yourself from extending your own neck though...

Heed your own advice. Don't even reply.
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stevenfeeney

Great price but I cannot help but ask......HUKD was originally designed … Great price but I cannot help but ask......HUKD was originally designed for people stumbling across a deal and alerting others......what do you get out of building these itineraries? You could make an actual living out of this with a good blog setup. If you don't know how to get started then PM me.Don't give all of your value to HUKD for free.



Thanks steve, it's just something I enjoy doing, I like to show people how easy it actually is to do a bit of travelling on the cheap! I don't really have enough time to do it full time with work
sagwnias

Not Naxos … Not Naxos Island???http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/10646694/The-worlds-best-islands.html?frame=2826702cold for me :P



I did this same trip last year and actually went to Naxos but I didn't rate it! Though the other 3 islands were much better!
Hot but I personally dislike cramped itenaries. I could spend 14 days in Rome.
BlueSkies

Thanks steve, it's just something I enjoy doing, I like to show people … Thanks steve, it's just something I enjoy doing, I like to show people how easy it actually is to do a bit of travelling on the cheap! I don't really have enough time to do it full time with work



No worries.

Well if you change your mind then I am just a PM away. I helped launch a friends fatherhood blog last year part time and he just won a bunch of awards.

The offer is there. :-)

Steve
grinnaslee

A really good read, thanks



Thanks
Is Greece really a safe place to travel with all the austerity there poor country has faced?
stevenfeeney

No worries.Well if you change your mind then I am just a PM away. I … No worries.Well if you change your mind then I am just a PM away. I helped launch a friends fatherhood blog last year part time and he just won a bunch of awards.The offer is there. :-) Steve



Aww thanks, I appreciate it! That's good of you though, well done!!
SPLE22

Is Greece really a safe place to travel with all the austerity there poor … Is Greece really a safe place to travel with all the austerity there poor country has faced?


Spent 2 amazing weeks in Rhodes last August never saw any of the troubles the press had "reported" on and the Greeks are so friendly, booked again for August. Don't believe the hype,lol.
stevenfeeney

Great price but I cannot help but ask......HUKD was originally designed … Great price but I cannot help but ask......HUKD was originally designed for people stumbling across a deal and alerting others......what do you get out of building these itineraries? You could make an actual living out of this with a good blog setup. If you don't know how to get started then PM me.Don't give all of your value to HUKD for free.



I know it's weird steve but some people are just nice and helpful. What goes around comes around. Money isnt everything ...
Thanks for this
BlueSkies

I did this same trip last year and actually went to Naxos but I didn't … I did this same trip last year and actually went to Naxos but I didn't rate it! Though the other 3 islands were much better!



​It depends on what are you looking for. Naxos is more for families our couples. Paros and Ios more for friends.

Naxos is also much bigger than other Cycladic islands, so, you need more time to explore. you need at least 4-5 days.

Another place to go if you like just to go on the beach and enjoy the sea, is Koufonisia islands, just between Naxos and Santorini.



SPLE22

Is Greece really a safe place to travel with all the austerity there poor … Is Greece really a safe place to travel with all the austerity there poor country has faced?



​ just don't believe what the news say about that. They said last year that there would be no fuel for the ferry boats to go from one place to another, lol.
They just want to make tourist to go somewhere else, like Turkey.
Looks cheap and not very cheerful
Brilliant! Well done and thank you.
Cocklord

Spent 2 amazing weeks in Rhodes last August never saw any of the troubles … Spent 2 amazing weeks in Rhodes last August never saw any of the troubles the press had "reported" on and the Greeks are so friendly, booked again for August. Don't believe the hype,lol.



Thanks for your reply! How much spending money do you reckon a couple will need?
Hi, great read OP. Did you take into consideration the taxi fares to and from the airports and ferries? Does anyone know how much it's likely to be? When I have travelled like this before it has been the most expensive part of my holiday. Thanks
SPLE22

Thanks for your reply! How much spending money do you reckon a couple … Thanks for your reply! How much spending money do you reckon a couple will need?


Depends on how much you drink and eat really, me personally with the Mrs and 16yr old son in tow i budget for 150-200 euro a day.
A nice trip........ if you do not have the common sense of booking your own.
The web has all the tools you need for this kind of trip and I am struggling to understand how this is a hot deal.
Ferries - http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g189398-c4269/Greece:How.To.Ferry.Trips.In.The.Islands.html
Flights - skyscanner.net/?gc…B-A
Hotels - trivago.co.uk/

Edited by: "andy5and" 1st Jan 2015
Santorini is a fantastic place. Great for families, couples and honeymooners
Cocklord

Depends on how much you drink and eat really, me personally with the Mrs … Depends on how much you drink and eat really, me personally with the Mrs and 16yr old son in tow i budget for 150-200 euro a day.



oooooo spending money costs more than the holiday! Im sure i could cheap it out!
Cheers anyway
thekboxer

Hi, great read OP. Did you take into consideration the taxi fares to and … Hi, great read OP. Did you take into consideration the taxi fares to and from the airports and ferries? Does anyone know how much it's likely to be? When I have travelled like this before it has been the most expensive part of my holiday. Thanks



Yes the hotels I have chosen pic you up from the airports, I've stayed in all the hotels I've chosen and it's free pick up to and from the airports and ports
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