Le nombre de participants varie entre 12 (le minimum) et 24 personnes.
This bike tour combines the Greek mainland with the impressive islands of the Ionian Sea. Famous sites such as Delphi, or Aegina, or the Asklepieion of Epidauros are highlights of this journey. The passage through the Corinth Canal, an artificial seaway connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Aegean, will surely become an unforgettable memory.
The crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea glittering in all shades of blue, Ithaca, the homeland of Odysseus, and the bird-sanctuary island of Lefkas, the small island of Paxos densely covered in olive groves, as well as the beautiful Old Town of Corfu – all guarantee a wonderfully relaxing vacation. An unspoiled landscape and centuries of Venetian influence characterize this still fairly unknown group of islands.
Saturday: Athens/Piraeus – Marina Zeas (Embarkation)
Individual arrival at Marina Zeas (Piraeus). Check in on the Panagiota from 2 pm. Dinner on board. Overnight stay in the harbor of Piraeus.
Sunday: Piraeus – Aegina Island – Palaia Epidauros35km
In the morning we sail to Aegina, the famous pistachio island. Here our first cycle tour takes us to the excellently preserved temple of Aphaia, which lingers high above and scouts over the lucent sea. Afterwards we return to the boat while cycling through the interior of the island and along Palaiochora and the monastery of Holy Nektarios. Back in Aegina town lunch is served on board and the cruise continues with a cross over to Palaia Epidauros.
Monday: Epidauros – Isthmus of Corinth35km
From Palaia Epidauros today’s cycle tour takes us to the ancient sanctuary of the demi-god Asklepios. Here we visit the best-preserved theatre of Greece, and by dropping a coin we can convince ourselves of the phenomenal acoustics. In the afternoon we sail with the Panagiota through the Isthmus of Corinth, which was completed in 1893. Julius Caesar had already plans for its construction. This 3.9 mi./6.3 km long but only 79 ft./24 m wide and 26 ft./8 m deep canal connects the Aegean Sea with the Gulf of Corinth and saves travellers sailing from Athens to Corinth the approx. 258 mi./400 km long trip around the whole Peloponnese. If weather conditions are fine, the cruise continues to Galaxidi, otherwise overnight stay in Kiato near Corinth.
Tuesday: Galaxidi - Delphi – Nafpaktos – Ithaca Island
In the morning a transfer picks us up at Galaxidi and takes us to the famous site of Delphi, which rests at the foot of the Parnassus mountain range. Apollo, the god of the light, was once worshipped here and the oracle consulted. Not only the many temples and treasuries, the well-preserved theatre and the stadium, but mainly the breath-taking hillside location of the sanctuary makes the visit to Delphi an unforgettable experience. In the afternoon, the bus takes us to the harbor of Nafpaktos. Our boat takes us on a longer crossing to Vathy on Ithaca Island.
Wednesday: Ithaca Island28km
In the morning we cycle on the Ithaca Island. The homeland of the mythical king Odysseus, is a hilly island with a beautiful landscape. On today’s cycle route we can enjoy the typical character of the Ionian Islands away from the beaten tourist track: gnarled olive trees, crystal clear water and friendly islanders – time appears to stand still on Ithaca. Depending on the weather conditions it is planned that the Panagiota takes us to Porto Katsiki after lunch. Porto Katsiki is one of the most famous beaches of Greece, directly below the Leukadian cliff. A longer bathing stop is a must. From there we cruise to Nidri and stay in the little port for the night.
Thursday: Nidri – Lefkas town – Paxos Island27km
Today we cycle first through beautiful olive groves to the hidden water falls of Nidri and later on through the mountain world of Lefkas to the island’s capital of the same name. Here the Panagiota awaits us and takes us In the afternoon to Paxos Island. We spend the night in the lovely natural harbor of Gaios.
Friday: Paxos Island23km
Paxos, the smallest of the seven Ionian Islands is a grove of olive trees, which gives the island its wonderful silver green colour. On our morning cycle trip we circle the whole island. We can also have a swim in the Mediterranean on one of the many beaches. In the afternoon the Panagiota takes us to Corfu town. Stroll around for a while to enjoy the atmospheric old town. The last evening aboard takes place traditionally and includes the communal dinner and a last get-together in a cozy atmosphere with crew and tour guides.
Saturday: Corfu Island (Disembarkation)
After breakfast check-out.
|Hébergement||Cabine||Prix par cabine||Enfants de 0-2 ans||Enfants de 3-11 ans|
|Prices are per cabin||0||0|
|Panagiota||Below deck: double cabin||€ 2780,-||0||0|
|Panagiota||Below deck: single cabin||€ 1790,-||0||0|
|Panagiota||Above deck: double cabin||€ 2980,-||0||0|
|Panagiota||Above deck: single cabin||€ 1990,-||0||0|
Embarkation on the Panagiota takes place from 2 PM on. Mooring place of the boat is at Marina Zeas, the yacht harbor of Athens/Piraeus.
Overnight stay in Piraeus.
The nearest international airport is Athens International Airport (ATH), situated at a distance of 25 km/15.5 miles from the mooring place of the boat. You can book a transfer in advance. There is a collective transfer (only on embarkation and disembarkation days) for € 20,- per person between the airport and the boat; or from your hotel in Athens to the boat, costs € 10,- per person.
Please note that this tour starts from Athens and ends on Corfu. Therefore we recommend to book an open jaw flight ( your return flight will be from a different airport than you arrive to).
The tour ends one week later on Corfu. The mooring place of the boat is in the harbor of Corfu-town. The nearest airport is Corfu Airport(CFU) , situated at a distance of 4 km/2.5 miles from the mooring place of the boat. You can book a transfer in advance, costs are € 10,- per person between the boat and the airport.
Your tour guide informs you each day about the tour details. You can either decide to cycle alone, using the information and maps provided, or join one of our tour guides or other participants. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour.
Le nombre de participants varie entre 12 (le minimum) et 24 personnes.
L’âge moyen se situe entre 35 et 75 ans. Bien sûr, il y a aussi des personnes plus jeunes et plus âgés. Pendant les vacances scolaires (Juillet/Août), il y a plus d’enfants à bord.
Des vêtements de vélo spécialisés peuvent être pratiques mais ne sont pas strictement nécessaires.
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The cycle routes require an advanced level of fitness from the participants. The daily routes have a length of 12 – 31 mi. (20 – 50 km). They lead through hilly or mountainous areas and will be completed without any time-constraints. The cycle tours will have an altitude of 1,000 – 2,300 ft. (300 – 700 m). There are also some extended climbs where walking your bicycle is of course permitted. Most of the roads are asphalted and rarely frequented. Your tour guide informs you each day about the tour details. This tour is primarily a guided group tour. Upon consultation with your tour guides, the possibility to cycle on your own along recommended, suitable routes, may present itself.
Athens to Corfu