Day 1: Athens
Welcome to one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in the world, Athens, the capital of Greece. AWelcome dinner in the Plaka gives you your first experience with delicious Greek cuisine, a highlight of the tour. And here you get your introduction to our beloved Brady Kiesling.
Day 2: Athens
In the morning, Brady takes you on a three hour bike tour of old central Athens, 90% traffic free, over 25 points of interest. You visit familiar places such as the 1896 Olympic stadium, as well as infrequently visited sites, such as, Socrates Prison and the Pnyx where democracy was born. Afternoon take a tour of Athens’ signature monument, the Acropolis, plus the Acropolis Museum with all its stunning marble statuary. 11 kilometers, 6.8 miles
Day 3: Athens
Bike from one temple to another, from the Acropolis to the Temple of Poseidon where Lord Byron carved his name in the marble. Bike with Brady along the Attika coastline stretching all the way to the tip of the Attika peninsula to Sounion where the Temple of Poseidon magnificently sits on a promontory with 360 degree views. 71.70 km, 44.50 miles (Option to reduce miles to 42 km, 26 miles via vehicle transfer to Vari).
Day 4: Epidavros
In the morning visit ancient Elefsina and learn from Brady about the mysterious Eleusinian Mysteries. Bike the coastline ending up at the Corinth Canal, which was cut in 1893 turning the Peloponnese peninsula into Greece’s largest island. Overnight on the coast at Epidavros town. 36 km, 22 miles
Day 5: Nafplio
A one hour gradual climb brings us to Ancient Epidavros, the 3rd century BC outdoor theatre seating 13,000 spectators with impeccable acoustics. Epidvaros was more famous in ancient times as the largest Asclepion healing center in Greece. Mind, body and spirit were combined approaches to curing the ill, including dream therapy. 48.50 km, 29.80 miles
Day 6: Nafplio
Brady leads the group through rural roads with orange groves as you pedal to Ancient Mycenae, home of King Agamemnon who launched the Trojan War. The beehive tombs are a wonder to behold. Don’t miss a pre-dinner wine tasting of the famous Nemea wines, including Agioritiko wine a/k/a the Blood of Hercules. 46.60 km, 30 miles
Day 7: Piraeus
Vehicle transfer, first to Ancient Nemea, where Brady once excavated on an archaeological dig. Then to Ancient Corinth from where St. Paul preached. Vehicle transfer continues to the ferry to Salamina island, where the game changer Battle of Salamis took place. Bike this unheralded island with Brady and learn how the history of Salamis changed the course of Western Civilization. 32 km, 20 miles
Day 8: departures
morning transfer to Athens Airport
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