Self guided hiking vacation in Santorini and Naxos, Greece

A week long self-guided walking vacation on Cyclades’ most stunning islands of Santorini & Naxos. A dormant volcanic island that is an explosion of natural and cultural wonders
Santorini Fira Oia Profitis Ilias Emborio Perissa beach Akrotiri village Pyrgos Red beach Naxos
£513To£627 excluding flights
7 Days
Tailor made
More info
Prices are pp for 2 people sharing based on best value hotel.
Single supp & upgrade avail.
Inc: 7 self-guided walks at Santorini & Naxos, 2 bonus walks, mobile navigation app, detailed info pack, breakfast, local support, ferry & hotel transfers.
Make enquiry

Description of Self guided hiking vacation in Santorini and Naxos, Greece

Price information

£513To£627 excluding flights
Prices are pp for 2 people sharing based on best value hotel.
Single supp & upgrade avail.
Inc: 7 self-guided walks at Santorini & Naxos, 2 bonus walks, mobile navigation app, detailed info pack, breakfast, local support, ferry & hotel transfers.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Greece walking
There’s just something about walking in Greece that expands the sensual appetite. Maybe it’s the ocean breeze; goat bells in the mountains; perhaps th...
Greek islands
Finding out exactly how many islands there are is like trying to get your head around the Greek alphabet. To most people it remains a mystery. And in ...


6 Reviews of Self guided hiking vacation in Santorini and Naxos, Greece

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 18 May 2019 by

Visiting the ancient site of Akrotiri and the archaeological museum of Thera were the most memorable parts of the trip. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2018 by

We had a very nice time. This was our first time using Responsible Travel. We now have another company to use for trips in the future. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Oct 2018 by

I enjoyed exploring the island on ancient trails that have been used for centuries by local people but have never been written down on a paper map until this century. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 May 2018 by

The highlight was the culture and people of Naxos. Excellent vacation highly recommended. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2018 by

We much preferred Naxos to Santorini much more relaxed. Best walks were Mount Zas and Caldera rim walk from Fira to Oia, both fabulous views. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Nov 2016 by

Ah just amazing and the perfect trip...a different way to see such a beautiful island and all it has to offer! Loved it! Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


This walking trail vacation in the islands of Santorini & Naxos, has a primary eco-focus. We are dedicated to encouraging low-impact activity vacations, such as walking, and minimising our negative impact on the environment and people. This is mainly done by respecting the natural environment of the places we visit and by concentrating on an alternative way of traveling, mostly out of the heavy burdened touristic summer season.

We try to support the No Footprint idea by exploring in small group numbers and as much as possible getting around on foot or by public transport. Our walking vacations after all, leave nothing but footprints behind! We walk on designated paths and make sure no litter is left behind, while we also gather up any that we see on our way. We often arrange clean ups of paths and beaches during the week, or tree planting initiatives in these dry and arid Greek islands. We report on paths that are falling out of use and help to clear or shape them back.

Most of our paths are part of larger protected areas or National parks and Natural reserves, such as the vast Natura 2000 network. This way, we encourage our guests to behave in an environmentally responsible manner. We inform our guests about the unique flora and endemic and common species they will encounter while walking or swimming around the islands of Santorini & Naxos. We find it to be important to encourage and develop a passion for wildlife and wild places amongst our customers. We give guidelines on where to look for them, how to observe them or even capture a unique picture showing to the rest of the world their magic. Of course, it is important to emphasize that all wildlife sightings are a bonus; none are guaranteed! We practice Responsible Wildlife Viewing principles by not disturbing or threatening the behaviour of any wild animal by no means. We ask our guests to never remove a specimen – whether plant, seed or animal – from its natural environment. Guests leave aware of the environmental dangers faced and what they can do themselves to minimise them.

We encourage our guests and the owners of the accommodations we use to be aware of the threats to the environment (i.e. water waste, plastic bags and bottles) and suggest ways in which they can minimise their negative footprint. We explain to our guests the need for water conservation in the Greek islands and advise them on how to minimise their water waste. We encourage our guests to bring refillable water bottles and/or recycle them in designated areas. All communication is done electronically where possible, saving on paper


We have the greatest respect for the local people and their customs and are anxious to share our knowledge of Cycladic island lifestyle with our guests. Your guides are all local, sharing with you their ideas and love for their land. In order to limit the social impact of tourism all are guests are introduced to the local customs, religion, politics and history during our walks. We take our clients to local festivals, artists' workshops, and other local celebrations trying to get them to experience the local way of life. We encourage our guests to mix and interact with the local people which are particularly friendly and hospitable.

Through our walking trail vacations in Greece we support small businesses by supporting locally owned shops, guesthouses, mini-markets, bakeries and taverns. As our vacations take place in spring, early summer and autumn, we bring customers and income to establishments which would otherwise only have visitors in the high touristic summer months. In many villages, we visit local craftswomen who make their own handmade traditional products and by selling them, support their families.

All the products used in our picnics are bought locally, by small family-owned shops, supporting a low carbon diet and respecting the seasonal produces, thus supporting the local agricultural community. Evening meals are taken in typical Greek restaurants serving local, Greek and Mediterranean dishes, usually with products from their own personal gardens.

We opt for local, family owned guesthouses, staffed by locals. These accommodations have been restored by local workers and retained their unique local character whilst providing all necessary comforts. The guesthouses recently installed solar panels which provide hot water for all rooms all year round.

In general, with all walking vacations in Greece, we’re trying through our activities to encourage travelers to approach places they visit with greater understanding and respect.

Popular similar vacations

Greece hiking vacation, Kythnos

Greece hiking vacation, Kythnos

From 495 6 days excluding flights

Hiking vacation on Kythnos, a beautiful Greek island in the Cyclades group

Self drive vacation in Northern Greece, hike & tour

Self drive vacation in Northern Greece, hike & tour

From £525 - £650 8 days excluding flights

Macedonia & Epirus - sightseeing & walking in ancient Greece

Cyclades walking holidays in Greece

Cyclades walking vacations in Greece

From US $2025 - US $2235 8 days excluding flights

A gently active vacation in the Cyclades