Greek islands by bike and boat (cruise in Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Syros, Tinos, Mykonos, Delos, Kea) 8 DAYS by boat
Greece is a country surrounded by numerous islands, including Cyclades, an archipelago located in the South Aegean in the outskirts of the Aegean. The best option to enjoy Cyclades is to book a cruise and explore by bicycle all the small diamond of the Aegean Sea. Visit the caves and geological phenomena, archeological sites and villages, secluded beaches and historic monuments. Your trip includes 7 nights in a cabin with breakfast, 6 lunches, 2 dinners, 6 cycling tours, bike of 21 speed, English speaking guide and experienced team.
Highlights: Kythnos (cycling in the country), Serifos (Livadi, cycling in Chora), Sifnos (cycling in Kamares, Kastro), Syros (cycling in Ermoupolis, Galissas), Delos (cycling in the archeological site),Tinos (country cycling in the mountain village Tarambados, visit the Holy Lady of Tinos), Kea (cycling in Kea & Otzias)
Day 1 - Board boat in Piraeus
Individual journey to Athens airport and transfer to the port of Marina Zeas, the yacht harbour of Piraeus, only 25km from Athens airport. Check-in from 2:00pm. Dinner on board. Overnight Piraeus.
Day 2 - Explore Kythnos Island (25km)
Early this morning the boat cruises to Kythnos Island, famous for its cheese and honey since ancient times. The first cycling tour, which will start in the harbour of Merichas and take you to the capital Chora, offers lots of scenic views to the coastline. Chora is an appealing village, situated on a high plateau. Its angular alleys are decorated with painted flowers and geometric patterns. From here you will cycle to Driopida, a picturesque village. Afterwards you return to Merichas, where you can spend the evening in one of the cosy tavernas.
Day 3 - Cruise to Seriphos, round cycle to the Byzantine monastery, cruise to Siphnos (35km)
Morning cruise to Seriphos, a small island far from the tourist track, with deep valleys, countless bays and coves and lots of beautiful sandy beaches. From the harbour town of Livadi you will cycle along a serpentine road to the main town of Seriphos, whose cube form houses nestle along a mountain ridge high above the sea. You will continue on through untouched landscape to the Byzantine monastery of the Archangel Michael, before returning to Livadi along a panoramic road on the east coast. In the afternoon the ship will bring you to Siphnos, where you can relax on the beach. Overnight stay in Kamares.
Day 4 - Cycle the central highlands of Siphnos to Kastro then cruise to Syros (20km)
The island of Siphnos, which is famous for its ceramic artwork, is only inhabited away from the coast, as its coast characteristically drops steeply into the sea. The cycling tour begins in the harbour of Kamares. The route leads through a green, hilly terraced landscape to the central highlands to the island’s capital Kastro, a defensive settlement built on a steep cliff face which has been a listed and protected town since 1975. In the afternoon the ship continues to Syros, where you may choose to round off the day in one of the numerous cafes on the spacious harbour promenade.
Day 5 - Cycle to the stunning beach of Galissas, cruise to Mykonos (30km)
In and around MykonosThe island of Syros is home to the capital town of the Cyclades, Ermoupolis. The town which is built on two hills is different from the other Cyclade towns, featuring pastel coloured houses, many of which have classical facades dominate the landscape. Today's cycle takes you along the coast of Syros, which is full of bays and coves, taking in the entire southern half of the island to the beautiful beach of Galissas. After a quick stop you continue past the convent of Saint Barbara back to Ermoupolis. In the afternoon we cruise to Mykonos, where the picturesque main town with its famous windmills and its white cube form houses invites visitors to stroll through it. With a bit of luck you may even see the mascot of Mykonos in the maze of laneways, the pelican Petros.
Day 6 - Visit ancient sites on Delos, cross to Tinos & cycle to Tarambados, cruise to Kea (25km)
In the morning, after a short crossing by boat, you have the chance to visit the important ancient sites on the island of Delos, where according to Greek mythology the god Apollo and his twin sister Artemis were born. After lunch you will cross over to Tinos. There you will first visit the famous Evangelistria church in Tinos town. Today’s bike tour takes you along a high road to the mountain village of Tarambados, a village full of walled dove towers with their filigree architecture, which represent remnants from Venetian times. Cruise to Kea for overnight.
Day 7 - Cycle to Ioulis in the mountains, optional cycle to Otzias, return to Piraeus (25/12km)
The starting point for our exploration of Kea, the most westerly inhabited Cyclade island, is the wonderful natural harbour of Korissia. From here you will begin your last cycle to the picturesque main town of Ioulis which is situated in the mountains and has the most visited attraction on the island: the smiling lion of Kea which was chiseled from stone in the 6th century B.C. We continue to the white beach of Otzias, where the Mediterranean will tempt you with a refreshing swim and then return to the boat. Alternatively, there is the option to do your own shorter round cycle from Korissia to Otzias. In the afternoon we cruise to Piraeus where we spend our last evening.
Day 8 - Athens
After breakfast, transfer to the airport.
- 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches*, 2 dinners (does not include drinks
- 7 nights accommodation in a double cabin below deck with private bathroom
- English speaking tour guide
- Bed linen and towels
- Entries to museums and archeological sites for group visits
- Overview maps for daily cycle tours
- Flights from/to Athens
PACKAGE NOT INCLUDE
- Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price.
PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM
Single supplement 40%