Our cycling cruise from Athens to Corfu
Panorama 1 (Sat) Athens/Piraeus (Marina Zeas)
Individual arrival at Marina Zeas (Piraeus). Check in on the Panagiota from 2 pm. Dinner on board. Overnight stay in the harbor of Piraeus.
Panorama 2 (Sun) Piraeus – Aegina Island – Palaia Epidauros
(Pedal 35 km)
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 though 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.
Includes: Bike tour, Entrance to the Aphaia temple at Aegina, Breakfast and Lunch
Panorama 3 (Mon) Epidauros – Corinth Canal
(Pedal 32 km)
From Palaia Epidauros today’s bike ride takes us to the ancient sanctuary of Asclepius. Here we visit the best-preserved theatre of Greece. In the afternoon we sail with the Panagiota through the Isthmus of Corinth, which was completed in 1893. This 6.3 km long but only 24 m wide and 8 m deep canal connects the Aegean Sea with the Gulf of Corinth and saves travellers sailing from Athens to Corinth the approx. 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.
Includes: Bike ride, Entrance to the Asklepios sanctuary in Epidaurus, Ship passage through the Corinth Canal, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Panorama 4 (Tue) 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.
Includes: Bus trip to Delphi, entrance to the sanctuary of Apollo and a tour of the museum and the archaeological site, Breakfast and Dinner
Panorama 5 (Wed) Ithaca Island
(Pedal 20 or 28 km)
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 starting from Vathy 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. From Frikes we cruise to Nidri on Lefkas and stay in the little port for the night.
Includes: Bike ride, Breakfast and Lunch
Panorama 6 (Thu) Nidri –Lefkas town – Paxos Island
(Pedal 27 km)
Today we cycle first through beautiful olive groves to the hidden waterfall 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.
Includes: Bike ride, Walk to the waterfall in Nidri, Breakfast and Lunch
Panorama 7 (Fri) Paxos Island
(Pedal 23 km)
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 includes the communal dinner and a last get-together in a cozy atmosphere with crew and tour guides.
Includes: Bike ride, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Panorama 8 (Sat) Corfu Island
After breakfast check-out; individual return home or extended stay on the Corfu Island.
* This tour is also available from Corfu to Athens - see tour dates