To experience the beauty and antiquities of Greece from the seat of a motorcycle is to experience one of the world’s classic tourist destinations to the fullest. We start in Athens with its world-famous history, museums and ancient ruins. From there, we ride twisty roads up to mountainous Monodendri. Along the way we visit several of the world's greatest archaeological sites - Delphi, Meteora, Olympia, Monumvasia and Epidaurus - and relax on the beaches of Cephalonia Island.

We experience some superb coastal riding - through the fishing villages and olive groves of the Peloponnesus, to the quaint town of Nafplio - before we end our Greek journey.

Greece Tour

Tour overview

Culture:
Roads:
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Dates in 2019
May 23 - Jun 05
Sep 28 - Oct 11
Road description
The whole tour runs on asphalt.
Highlights
Riding the mountains of Greece, Delphi, Athens, Meteora, Epidavros, Acropolis, Cephalonia Island, Mani region.
Countries:
Greece
Route
Mileage: 2.600 km (1.600 miles)
Mileage: 150 - 350 km (90 - 220 miles)
Tour starts / ends
Athens, Greece
Rest days
2; Cephalonia Island, Monumvasia
Accommodation
Comfortable, very nice hotels, mostly 4 star, often the best in the area.

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1: Arrival in Athens

Welcome to Athens.

We'll pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Glyfada on the outskirts of Athens. There you'll have a chance to meet other riders on the tour and try out your bike. If you have time, wander the Plaka, the cobbled pedestrian-only shopping area in central Athens. Or visit the Acropolis. In the afternoon, we'll meet for an introductory meeting at 5 PM, and in the evening, we'll eat at a classic Greek Trattoria.

Day 2: Athens - Delphi

As we leave Athens we pass numerous bays, harbors and beaches to get closer to Cape Sounion on the tip of the Attika peninsula.

The famous Temple of Poseidon sits above the beach on a mountain, its soaring columns bathing in the sun, waiting for your admiration. From here we head northwest along the sacred mountainous Helicon range. Passing the picturesque village of Arachova, we arrive in ancient Delphi to explore another legend, that of the Oracle.

Day 3: Delphi - Karpenisi

Delphi is the ancient home of a renowned Oracle who, with the help of a priest, dispensed advice from the lofty gods to everyday Greek citizens.

One of the top ten must-see sites in the world, Delphi was built in the 6th century B.C. and boasts the Temple of Apollo, the sanctuary of Athena, and the much photographed Tholos. After fully exploring this ancient wonder, some excellent riding greets us again today. We'll stop in Thermopilae and admire the statue of Leonidus, the brave king of Sparta, before continuing into the mountains. Spacious roads along the green valleys eventually give way to more demanding twisties toward the mountain ski resort of Karpenisi.

Day 4: Karpenisi - Meteora

The scenery is fabulous.

Mount Tymfristos lies to the north, rising to nearly 2,315 meters. The beautiful valley of the Karpenisiotis River provides the backdrop for today’s ride. We’ll travel the convoluted cliff side as it skirts the mountains, stopping for short breaks to enjoy the fabulous views. Riding tight turns gradually takes us to the wild terrain of eroded sandstone peaks, the domain of The Meteora. The Meteora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. In a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, from the 11th century onwards, monks built twenty-four precariously perched monasteries. Today, we are able to visit six of the surviving monasteries and their 16th-century post-Byzantine frescoes.

Day 5: Meteora - Monodendri

Greece is almost 80% mountainous.

The Pindus Mountains provide plenty of twisties and impressive scenery all around. Hilly roads take us through the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Center of Metsovo, a traditional village of northern Greece mostly famous for its cheeses and wines. From here we continue on to the capital of Epirus, Ioannina, and spread around the beautiful Lake Pamvotida. We continue to the nearby Vikos gorge, the deepest in the world and an amazing spot on the way to the village of Monodendri, our stop for the night.

Day 6: Monodendri - Cephalonia Island

Today the scenery will be changing rapidly as we follow the twisty road zig-zagging its way south.

Leaving the grey-stone Zagorian village of Monodendri, we ride all the way to the sea shore, crossing over to Lefkada Island. A short ferry ride in the afternoon brings us to Cephalonia, a relaxing island in the Ionian Sea. This is a Greek island the way they used to be; it pretty much goes its own way while you travel around and through it.

Day 7: Rest day on Cephalonia Island

Today is all about relaxing.

Explore the numerous sandy beaches on the island and swim in the crystal clear sea, do some water sports or take a boat trip to one of the neighboring islands. You can also spend the day riding on traffic-free roads around the mountains and visiting the pleasant village of Fiskado on the northern part of the island.

Day 8: Cephalonia Island – Olympia

Taking a short ferry ride in the morning, we soon find ourselves on the roads of the Peloponnese peninsula.

We'll skirt rugged mountains, progress through deeply carved coves, and make rest stops in beautiful mountain villages. We end our excellent journey day in ancient Olympia set against the mountains. It is known for having been the site of the ancient Olympic Games. We'll explore the excavations of the Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Hera, and the enormous Sanctuary of Zeus, to whom the Olympic Games were dedicated. The archaeological museum houses the Hermes of Praxiteles, a classic sculpture masterpiece.

Day 9: Olympia - Mani

Today we ride the area known as the Mani, one of the most rugged and least traveled areas in all of Greece.

We'll journey undulated roads through dryer country. We'll hug the tight coastal road, in view of the spectacular Mediterranean, slowing only to pass through tight arcs high above beautiful azure-blue coves. Here you will see orange, olive and lemon groves, as well as sheep and goat herders tending flocks. This is Greece as it has been for hundreds of years, before the tourists. In the evening, we'll enjoy traditional Greek seafood and stay in a hotel built from the local stone and overlooking the spectacular coast.

Day 10: Mani - Monemvasia

Today we’ll make the journey up the east side of the Peloponnese to Monemvasia, a huge rock connected to the mainland and topped by a fortress.

Unknown to the observer, the rock has a medieval, stone-built town on the seaward side. During the 6th Century, barbarian incursions forced the inhabitants of the surrounding area to retreat to this natural rock fortress. With its nearly 360 degree views of the sea and quaint town built out of the local stone, Monemvasia is a great place to sit back on the terrace of the hotel with a drink and gaze out at the ocean.

Day 11: Rest day in Monemvasia

A great way to balance your trip is to relax after riding.

Today you can have plenty of that! Take a walk in the labyrinthine picturesque town that offers wonderful views, with paths leading to the summit of the hill on which stands the ruins of the medieval castle. Take advantage of beautiful beaches, swim in the crystal blue sea and enjoy the atmosphere of lovely Greek taverns. Or go for a ride south and explore Kythera Island, the idyllic birthplace of Aphrodite.

Day 12: Monemvasia – Nafplio

Guarded by the majestic Palamidi Fortress, which provides stunning views of the town and surrounding coast, Nafplion is one of the most beautiful seaside towns in all of Greece.

It is filled with neoclassical mansions and perfumed with the flowers of the Mediterranean. Stroll the vast pedestrian shopping area to pick up the last of your souvenirs, or simply sit and enjoy dinner and the view at the lively waterfront. A tourist area for Greeks as well as foreigners, Nafplio has a variety of outstanding restaurants.

Day 13: Nafplio - Athens

One last magnificent ride through the stunning and varied terrain of the Peloponnese leads us to Athens.

On the way, we'll make a short stop at the World Heritage-listed theater of Epidaurus and the Sanctuary of Asclepius. We also have the choice of stopping at Ancient Mycenae, where the Lion Gate entrance is Europe's oldest monumental structure. We'll also pass over the Canal of Corinth, a man-made canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Gulf of Corinth. Then we'll end the day back at our hotel in Athens, where our farewell dinner awaits.

Day 14: Flight home from Athens

Depart Athens (if you must).

Or spend time in this fabled city. Don't miss the last of the fabulous archeological sites available to you from this tour: The Acropolis, The Parthenon, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the National Archeological Museum. Or hop to one of the many islands before heading back home.

Pricing

Motorcycle Price for the RIDER
Based on sharing a double / twin room
4.510 €
4.680 €
4.980 €
5.620 €
5.820 €
6.250 €
Your own motorcycle 3.320 €
Passenger 3.250 €
520 €

Book a single room with your tour.

7.50 %

Purchasing trip cancellation insurance allows customers to receive a refund for a tour when a customer must cancel a tour for reasons covered by this insurance. Trip cancellation insurance costs 7,5% of the total listed price of the tour, including supplements like motorcycle upgrades, single room requests, and passenger costs. 

240 €

VIP & Super VIP insurance

For a fixed cost of 20 EUR per day VIP Insurance lowers your security deposit for the motorcycle, while Super VIP Insurance reduces your security deposit to zero (0 EUR) and costs 30 EUR per day. VIP insurance is available on all our tours and rentals of 7 days or more. See the chart below:

Motorcycle Models
Standard
Security deposit (deductable)
VIP
Security deposit (deductable)
Super VIP
Security deposit (deductable)
Suzuki V-Strom 650
Yamaha MT-07
1.400 EUR 200 EUR  0 EUR
BMW F 700 GS
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 800 R
BMW F 800 GT
Yamaha MT-09 Tracer
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
1.600 EUR 250 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 RS
BMW R 1200 R
1.800 EUR 300 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 RT
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
BMW S 1000 XR
2.000 EUR 350 EUR  0 EUR
Ducati Multistrada 1200
BMW K 1600 GT
Harley Davidson Road King
Harley Davidson Street Glide
2.500 EUR 450 EUR  0 EUR
360 €

VIP & Super VIP insurance

For a fixed cost of 20 EUR per day VIP Insurance lowers your security deposit for the motorcycle, while Super VIP Insurance reduces your security deposit to zero (0 EUR) and costs 30 EUR per day. VIP insurance is available on all our tours and rentals of 7 days or more. See the chart below:

Motorcycle Models
Standard Security deposit (deductable)
VIP Security deposit (deductable)
Super VIP Security deposit (deductable)
Suzuki V-Strom 650
Yamaha MT-07
1.400 EUR 200 EUR  0 EUR
BMW F 700 GS
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 800 R
BMW F 800 GT
Yamaha MT-09 Tracer
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
1.600 EUR 250 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 RS
BMW R 1200 R
1.800 EUR 300 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 RT
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
BMW S 1000 XR
2.000 EUR 350 EUR  0 EUR
Ducati Multistrada 1200
BMW K 1600 GT
Harley Davidson Road King
Harley Davidson Street Glide
2.500 EUR 450 EUR  0 EUR
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Greece Tour tour includes:
  • Late model motorcycle with lockable hard luggage and tank bags plus a Third party liability insurance and Comprehensive vehicle insurance.
  • Experienced guide on a motorcycle.
  • Support van for luggage and 1 or 2 passengers.
  • 13 nights' accommodation in quality, mostly 4**** hotels.
  • 13 breakfasts in the hotel.
  • 11 dinners, mostly in traditional local restaurants.
  • 2 ferry rides and tools (according to tour program).
  • Airport transfers on arrival day or one day prior and departure day.
  • All maps for the region being toured.
  • Extensive tour booklet.
  • GPS with all the routes uploaded.
Not included in the price:

Air ticket, dinners on rest days, most lunches, drinks, gasoline, personal spending, and tips.

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