LEASURE BIKE-CRUISE TOUR IN GREEK ISLANDS
1st day : Arrival day – Crete - the island of contrasts and myths
Arrival at Heraklion, Crete. You'll be transferred from the airport to your hotel .In the evening, your designated guide will meet you to discuss the details of the upcoming trip with the rest of the group.
Crete is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean, marks the southernmost point of Europe. The proud and hospitable Cretan people is renowned for culture, innovative spirit, and their cuisine. Crete combines mountain and sea, the old and new, ancient and contemporary history. It is a crossroad of cultures due to its geographical strategic position. It is one of the most popular Greek destinations.
Majestic snowy mountains with unique caves, fertile plateaus and gorges that lead to hidden beaches, small valleys with olive groves, hills with castles and whitewashed chapels clinging to cliffs, dense forests and parched rocky place with thyme, lakes and rivers with waterfalls, isolated villages and cosmopolitan cities, countless archaeological and historical sites and modern resorts ... All these make up the island of contrasts and myths ....
Accommodation in Heraklion at 5* hotel
2nd day : Adventure day in central Crete (touring – cycling – hiking)
Departure early in the morning from the hotel for Agios Ioannis , a fishing village to South Central Crete. From that point we start a 2 –hour hiking route , to Koudoumas monastery, which is settled in front of one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete. This route is wonderful and unique with marvelous landscape and panoramic view to Libyan sea and Asterousia mountains. Rest and swim to Koudoumas Beach. We continue our tour with a MTB cycling route to Abas waterfall with a height of 145m! Especially when it has rained before, the waterfall is very surprising in the arid landscape of Asterousia. The view to the sea and the awe-inspiring vertical cliffs is amazing.Lastly, only a few people know that this inaccessible point of Asterousia hosts the largest colony of preying birds in Europe. The birds find refuge in the gorge of Ambas, away from human and next to the water. We end our adventure tour to the traditional village of Achendrias . There in Nikitoula’s tavern we will have the opportunity to taste traditional home-made dishes . Tastes that will be unforgettable to you. Return late in the afternoon to Heraklion .
Accommodation in Heraklion at 5* hotel
3rd day : Knossos – Archanes – Skalani (cycling on the wine roads)
Today we’ll cycle through rural roads to the inland of Heraklion prefecture , and we’ll have the opportunity to visit areas with a rich variety of archeological , historical sites and monuments , and local villages boasting important examples of traditional architecture.. Also we will visit a famous winery , open to the public, for wine-tasting.
Departure late in the evening by our boat for Santorini (accommodation on boat)
4th day : SANTORINI - The precious gem of the Aegean!
This little Aegean island at the south end of the Cyclades, is rich in history and legends from the past. In recent Greek history is yet known for the famous captains, her time was flourishing trade, and sailed the seas to Russia, England, France, Italy. Today it is on the front lines of the global tourist interest.
Thousands sunsets, thousands of unforgettable memories, endless heartbeats, colors of blue, red and gold flooded the sky.. this is Santorini. Many poets have written about it, countless artists have tried to capture the beauty of this island. There is nothing that can describe the unsurpassed magic of Santorini.
We will cycle on a magnificent route all around the island ,from the whitewashed villages of Imerovigli and Oia until Kamari and Akrotiri ,passing through all traditional villages ,the archaeological sites and the famous beaches of the island .
Accommodation in Santorini (on boat)
5th day : Ios – The island of dream !
Welcome to Ios, one of the most beautiful Cycladic islands, a popular tourist destination known for both the intense nightlife, as well as for its beautiful beaches, the traditional villages, the hospitality, the good food, smile and tradition!
The most famous attraction of Ios, is the famous tomb of Homer, which is located in Plakotos, north of the island.
Among the countless beaches of Ios, the cosmopolitan Mylopotas, where you can enjoy swimming in your meal by the sea, Manganari, where swimming in crystal clear waters, is a unique experience that every guest deserves to live! Agia Theodoti offer an exotic experience and should definitely visit the settlement Psathi. At the port, the bay beach is organized and continuing the street, you can reach the Koumbara, an outstanding beauty beach.
The traditional settlement of Chora is paved, preventing entry to vehicles to enjoy the traditionally built houses of Ios and the unique view from the highest point of the Country, Virgin Gkremniotissa.
Accommodation in Ios (on boat )
6th day : Milos - Explore the amazing geological formations
Intense volcanic activity thousands of years ago, gave Milos the current geological features that are full of contrasts and great beauty. In modern times Milos is famous thanks to the famous statue of Venus, but also thanks to its impressive landscapes, which too often the modern advertising has used. Among the advantages of Milos is good food, many beautiful beaches, traditional villages and browsing options that will not let you get bored.
Milos addition to the beautiful beaches, we will have the opportunity to visit very important archaeological sites and museums and traditional settlements. In Apple will not miss us and the nightlife and culinary delights as well as regional cuisine and local products of Milos, will reward us with the above.
Accommodation in Milos (on boat )
6th day : Milos – Kimolos
Satellite-Island of Milos, which is very close and connected by boat, Kimolos is the secularism of the Cyclades and is ideal for quiet vacations. We get lost in the winding streets with whitewashed joints between white houses with flower gardens that make up an authentic Cycladic scenery and a rest in the small picturesque plateitses Theoskepasti, in Campos or School. In the Village we will find low-profile solutions for coffee and food . You will cycle to the medieval castle, the oldest settlement on the island and admire the view from there. Kimolos hasn’t organized beaches with beach bars, but quiet beaches, with sand or pebbles and turquoise waters. In just 37 square kilometers of finally we will discover quite a few surprises.
Departure late in the evening by our boat for Crete (accommodation on boat)
7th day : Crete
Arrival at 07:00 in the morning at Heraklion port .
It's time to say goodbye after our tour of the beautiful and diverse islands of Greece. We will escort you to Heraklion Airport in due time for your return flight. We wish you a safe journey home, carrying the fond memories of your visit with you.