DATES: 22 – 27 May 2017
LOCATION: ARCADIA, MESSINIA, LACONIA
LODGING: 4 nights on a bed and breakfast basis in 4* hotels
DISTANCE: approx. 1.300 km
TERRAIN: National motorways, provincial paved roads, mild gravel roads
ROUTE LEVEL: Level 4 | 5 (route grading level table) Experience in provincial and gravel paved roads, with tights bends.
DRIVING: 6 – 8 hours per day (including time for refueling, stops for lunch and beverages, sightseeing)
1 Day: 245 km
Athens to Ellinikon via provincial roads.
We will visit the unique church of saint Fotini in Ancient Madinia as well as the wonderful Kapsia Caves prior to arriving at our hotel.
2 Day: 187 km
Cyclical tour of Elliniko.
We will visit the Monastery of Saint Prodromos, the open air water power museum and Ancient Olympia. After our scenic route we will return via the picturesque village of Stemnitsa to our hotel in Ellinikon.
3 Day: 120 km
Departure from Elliniko towards Karitaina with its wonderful Castle and then via Andritsaina we will go to the temple of Apollo. We will then drive towards the Neda river and its wonderful waterfalls (an amazing opportunity for some river swimming!). We will depart after our short break for Kiparissia, where we will stay for the night.
4 Day: 350 km
We will travel to Pilos, see one of the most amazing beaches of Voidokilia and then via Methoni and its unique castle we will cross to Laconia before we reach the Diros Caves. A unique and definitely impressive cave complex which is toured via boats! After the Diros caves we will visit the southernmost point in mainland Europe: Cape Tenaro and its majestic lighthouse. We will see the surrounding area which is full of mythology i.e. the necromantion of Poseidon, as well as one of the gates of Hades where it is believed that Hercules completed his 12th Labor by extracting Cerberus from the underworld.
After all these, we will go to our hotel in Gythion region.
5 Day: 420 km
We will start our return via visiting the medieval town of Monemvasia before departing via an exquisite mountainous terrain to Sparta and the ancient castle town of Mystras where Constantine Paleologos sworn as Emperor of the Byzantine Empire. Upon our visit to the site we will begin our return to Athens via national motorway.
- All the tours/excursions start and finish in our premises in 355, Mesogion Avenue, Halandri.
- All the tours/excursions can be adapted to your needs and/or requests.
Included in the tour:
- Tour guide with his own motorcycle
- Planning and organisation of the tour as well as daily briefing prior to the departure
- 4-day rental of the motorcycle with top box
- 4-night accommodation on a b/b basis (shared room)
- Safety vest
- Helmet (upon availability)
- Third party insurance
- Safety lock for the motorcycle
- Photos and/or video of the tour
- Map of the covered area
- VAT 24%
NOT included in the tour:
- Fuel and tolls
- Entrance fees to archaeological sites
- Dining, beverages etc.
- Everything else that is mentioned as Optional
Optional with surcharge:
- Travel insurance
- Pick up from
- Hotel or Airport and drop off accordingly
- Hotel booking in Athens prior and/or after the tour
- Side cases
- Motorcycle global positioning system (GPS)
- Action Camera GoPro, Sony) or similar
Our fleet and tour charges:
Exclusive collaboration with Sarakakis group of companies, the official importer of Honda motorcycles in Greece. To secure a place in the tour a 30% deposit is required payable via cash and /or credit card (3% surcharge for credit card).
Prices starting from €1.900,00 (for Honda CB500X)
Should you prefer a different motorcycle, kindly check our fleet and contact us for availability.
Additional Information: To rent a motorcycle you must be over 25 years old with a valid international driving license that has been valid for a minimum of 1 year.