Greece cycling holiday, archaeology tour

The perfect self-guided Greece cycling holiday for anyone with a passion for archaeology and idyllic seaside resorts. Easygoing daily routes trace the history of ancient Greece across the Peloponnese.
Peloponnese Self-guided cycling tour Vytina Alonistaina Piana Tripoli Maninea Saint Fotini church Kapsia cave Tegea Eva Paralio Astros Mili Lerna Nafplio Mycenae Epidaurus Athens
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€435To€750 excluding flights
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Duration
8 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Price: From 435€ (4 days) to 750 (8 days): Acc/tion 3/ 7 nights with breakfast, luggage transfer between hotels, maps and info about the area, 24h hotline, transfer riders & bikes from Nafplio to Epidaurus.
Single supplement €145, Bike rental €80.
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Description of Greece cycling holiday, archaeology tour

Beginning in Vytina, one of the most renowned resorts in all of Greece, this Peloponnese self-guided cycling tour takes you across a series of legendary archaeological sites including Mycenae, Epidaurus and the ancient city of Eva with its recently renovated Herodes Atticus mansion. Comprehensive maps, 24-hour-support and convenient luggage transfers between hotels are included, to ensure that your trip runs smoothly, and you can relax and enjoy the ride.

The distances you’ll travel each day are very forgiving, making this tour suitable for any fitness level, and there will be plenty of opportunities to pause, whether for a dip in the sea, a drink in a rustic fishing village, or a fascinating wander through ancient ruins.

Spend three days in picturesque Nafplio with its narrow streets and beautiful harbour, an excellent base from which to explore the iconic sites of Epidaurus and Mycenae. Cycle through vineyards to reach Mantinea, where you can see the ancient Greek theatre, the surreal church of Saint Fotini, and stop in for a few tasting sessions at traditional wineries. And admire the unique, beautiful stalactites and stalagmites of the Kapsia cave.

Cycling is a fantastic way to experience the rural Greek countryside, meet local people and enjoy the freedom to follow your own instincts. While suggested routes are included, there’s nothing to prevent you from taking a detour to visit remote churches, vineyards, olive oil factories or deserted beaches.

This 8-day itinerary finishes in Athens, where you can either transfer immediately to the airport for your flight home, or extend your stay with a few days roaming the sights of the capital such as the Acropolis and Parthenon, and even head out to the islands.

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Price information

€435To€750 excluding flights
Convert currency:
Price: From 435€ (4 days) to 750 (8 days): Acc/tion 3/ 7 nights with breakfast, luggage transfer between hotels, maps and info about the area, 24h hotline, transfer riders & bikes from Nafplio to Epidaurus.
Single supplement €145, Bike rental €80.
Make enquiry

Departure information

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

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Reviewed on 26 Sep 2021 by

Great trip, can highly recommend Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2021 by

Perfect. Just what we hoped for and as a bonus we met other like minded people on the self guided tour who have become good friends. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Nov 2021 by

Very well organised and we'd do it again. Good, prompt communication with the operator Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Oct 2020 by

This a great cycling holiday, not too strenuous but enough to make you feel like you have done a good days exercise. The visits to the archaeological sites, the caves, churches, the mountains, the sea and the small towns and villages provide interest along the way. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 May 2019 by

Smelling the orange blossoms as we rode from Astros to Nafplio was memorable. It was very fragrant, and we smelled them pretty much every day for the remainder of the trip. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Jun 2018 by

The entire route was memorable between places, orchards, wildflowers Coastal regions. History, architecture, the people and food and wine. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 May 2018 by

Hard to pick out high points of this holiday because there were no low points. Even the brief and brutal thunderstorms on two occasions did not dampen the spirits (and only dampened cycling kit for a short while). The theatre at Epidavros was spectacular and the experience of staying in Napflio was memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 May 2018 by

Every day presented something new and memorable. The archaeological aspects, notably at Epidaurus, Mycenae, and Argos, lived up to the epic tales that surround them. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Oct 2017 by

Visiting Nafpoli was the most memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2017 by

The ancient ruins was the main highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Jun 2016 by

An incredibly enjoyable holiday! Good food, friendly people and wonderful sights. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2015 by

Cycling through quiet countryside and seeing rural life, miles of apple, orange and olive trees, sheep and goats grazing, beehives everywhere, wild flowers, birds, lots of opportunities for sitting and drawing or dreaming. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2015 by

Excellent- marvellous landscape, lots to see, good bicycle rides, meeting some special people, smooth service, many moving conversations and the pleasure of Greek life. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Oct 2014 by

Excellent. Good hotels, reasonably priced food, well maintained cycles (The best cycles we have ever hired). The sites of interest on our journey were better and better everyday. The holiday operator Christos was very knowledgeable and took us on a mini tour of The Corinthian Canal on our way back to the airport as a bonus on his own initiative. Read full review

Responsible Travel

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

Planet

We are also owners of a small city hotel in the city of Tripoli in the centre of Peloponnese. In all of our tours that pass from there you will most possible stay to us during your holidays. Here we recycle paper, glass, plastic and metal. At your arrival here you will be given a Travellers Code of Conduct, where you will get informed about how to apply maximum responsibility during your holidays concerning environmental and socio-cultural factors.

People

Choosing our holidays, you choose responsible holidays. As Mr Panagiotopoulos, founder and president of our company, was born and raised here, one of his biggest concerns is to secure that tourism will not affect negatively our area in ecological and socio-cultural way, and also that the locals will mostly benefit from your travel.

Our company which is the organizer and operator of this package is local-based and all our guides, drivers and employees are locals too, ensuring not only the economical benefit of our area but also your cultural benefit. In this trip, you will visit so many different places and you will always be surrounded by locals, experiencing the Greek way of living. But the most important thing for us, is that your presence here gives us a strong negotiation card for pressing the local authorities for the development of our area, such us constructing cycling streets in our city or finance and organize better our archaeological museums and sites.

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