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Greece and Turkey Cultural Tour (9 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 10 - 16 people
Destination(s): Greece   Turkey  
Specialty Categories: Multi-activity   Cultural Journey  
Season: August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3900 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3900 Euro (EUR)

Kos and Rhodes are the tour’s anchor islands. Ferry rides extend the biking to day trips to Kalymno, Nisyros and Symi islands. Get your passports out for day boats to Bodrum and Marmari in Turkey. Visit the Halicarnassus Mausoleum in Bodrum, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.
This tour is more price-y than others because it offers luxury accommodations and there are many sea transfers, often with the support vehicle. Before or after your Crusader Paths tour, take time to visit Athens in a multi-day bike tour that includes the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon, Attica wineries and other famous interesting sites. If you are a family, the wineries tour can be substituted with a more child-friendly tour.

Day 1: Kos
Welcome to Kos, home of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. You are introduced to Kos town by a walking tour that includes the harbor’s imposing Knights of St. John Crusader Castle. Welcome dinner on the harbor. walking

Day 2: Kos
On your first full day in Kos guests are compelled to pay homage to Hippocrates by biking to the ruins where he maintained a school and clinic. After lunch a bike ride to Therma, the natural hot springs that flow out of seaside cliffs into the cool Mediterranean waters. 26 kilometers, 16 miles

Day 3: Kos and Bodrum, Turkey
A day trip to Bodrum by boat. The mighty medieval castle guarding the harbor entrance cannot be missed, nor its Museum of Underwater Archaeology whose exhibits expertly recreate the inner contents of an ancient sunken ship. Also, the Halicarnassus Mausoleum, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. walking, no biking

Day 4: Kos and Nyseros
We leave Kos for the day by biking to Kardamena and taking a boat to the tiny volcanic island of Nyseros having fewer than 1000 inhabitants. Hot springs and a descent into a dormant volcano are the island’s highlights. Traditional Greek music and dancing in the evening. 28 km, 17 miles

Day 5: Rhodes
We take the ferry to Rhodes whose Old Town said to be the largest medieval city in Europe and the epicenter of Crusader activity in Greece. Your first activity is a guided tour of this fascinating walled city, including a stroll through the dry moat. Also visit an active hamam (Turkish bath), the Jewish Quarter, the labyrinthine alleyways, hidden courtyards, and much more. walking, no biking

Day 6: Rhodes
We cycle to the famous Valley of the Butterflies set in an enchanting shaded forest, and continue on to Seven Springs, another verdant spot flush with natural water. 30 km, 18 miles

Day 7: Rhodes and Marmari, Turkey
A day trip by boat to Marmari, Turkey submerges us into an oriental atmosphere of Middle East cuisine, Islamic architecture, mosques and a busy bazaar selling fine jewelry, leather and carpets. walking, no biking

Day 8: Rhodes
On our last day we cycle to Lindos, first inhabited in 3,000 BC. Its Acropolis was one of the most sacred in ancient Greece and later the Crusaders fortified its walls which tower 410 feet above the car-free town. 35 km, 21.70 miles

Day 9: Departure

Supplemental Tour Information:
Arrive to Kos by 12:00 noon to participate in late afternoon ride walking tour of Kos town.

Daily flights to Kos are available from Athens and various European cities. Or take the overnight ferry boat from Piraeus, depart roughly 17:00, arrive 05:30 am

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Single Supplement 1500 euros
E-bikes/Hybrid bikes/ road bikes
Total Mileage 120 km, 193 miles
Highest Elevation 744 feet, 227 meters

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2006

We are the only tour operator in Greece providing multi-day cycling tours through all regions of Greece. It is our mission to show you an authentic Greece while you cycle through the rural countryside or around the Greek isles. We introduce you to delicious Mediterranean cuisine, local produce and handicrafts,...

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