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Cycle Corinthia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 6 people
Destination(s): Greece  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: August - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2480 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2480 Euro (EUR)

Ancient Greece bike tour in Corinthia. There are many archaeology tours in Greece, but Cycle Corinthia is the first and only such tour with a cycling archaeologist. The star of our tour, Brady Kiesling, is an ardent biker and archaeologist living in Greece who combines two loves by cycling from one ancient ruin to the next. Now he’s inviting you to join him!
Brady has an undergraduate degree in Ancient Greek from Swarthmore and a master’s degree from UC Berkeley in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology. He has dug at Nemea and Ancient Corinth. Brady is a writer and was a diplomat in the U.S. Embassy in Greece for several years.

Day to Day Itinerary:
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

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

E-BIKES/ HYBRID BIKES /ROAD BIKES .
Total Mileage 245 km, 152 miles
Highest Elevation
194 m, 636 feet

About This Supplier
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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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