This tour is available from Corfu - Athens (May 5, Jun 23, Aug 25, 2018) or from Athens - Corfu (Jun 16, 30; Sep 29, 2018). The itinerary listed below describes the itinerary beginning in Corfu.
Day 1: Arrival to Corfu town
Arrive individually to Corfu. Check in on the ship from 2:00pm on. In the afternoon, you'll have time to explore the charming old town of Corfu. Dinner on board. Overnight in Corfu.
Day 2: Corfu Island – Island of Paxos (15 miles/23 km)
Cast off! In the morning crossing to Paxos, the smallest of the seven Ionian Islands is a grove of olive trees, which gives the island its wonderful silver green color. On our first cycle trip, we circle the whole island. We can also have a swim in the Mediterranean on one of the many beaches. Enjoy the evening in a cozy tavern in the unique natural harbor of Gaios!
Overnight stay on Paxos.
Day 3: Lefkas town – Nidri (19 miles/30 km)
The day starts with a longer boat crossing to the City of Lefkas. On this crossing, you will pass by the original swing bridge which connects the island of Lefkas with the Greek mainland. Today's tour leads you across the island's fascinating mountain landscape to the lively harbor of Nidri. The island of Skorpios can be seen from your moorings, once the private haven of shipping magnate Aristotle Socrates Onassis.
The night is spent in Nidri.
Day 4: Islands of Lefkas and Cephalonia (17 miles/28 km)
Today's cycle tour takes us from Nidri to the nearby beautiful waterfalls. Later on, we explore the South of Lefkas Island while riding to Vasiliki. From there – if weather conditions are fine – we sail to Porto Katsiki, one of the most famous beaches in Greece, where we can anchor for swimming. Finally, we cross over to Fiskardo, where we spend the night. The harbor town on the Northern point of Cephalonia charms visitors with its colorful houses and numerous cafés and bars along the picturesque harbor promenade.
Day 5: Ithaca Island – Galaxidi (12 or 17 miles/20 or 28 km)
In the morning we cycle on the Ithaca Island. The homeland of the mythical king Odysseus is a hilly island with a beautiful landscape. On today's cycle route we can enjoy the typical character of the Ionian Islands away from the beaten tourist track: gnarled olive trees, crystal clear wat, r and friendly islanders – time appears to stand still on Ithaca. The ship awaits us for a long sail to Galaxidi, where we arrive late at night and spend our night.
Overnight on board near Galaxidi.
Day 6: Galaxidi – Delphi – Corinth Channel
In the morning a transfer picks us up to bring us to the famous site of Delphi, which rests at the foot of the Parnassus mountain range. Apollo, the god of the light, was once worshiped here and the Oracle consulted. Not only the many temples and treasuries, the well-preserved theater and the stadium, but mainly the breathtaking hillside location of the sanctuary makes the visit to Delphi an unforgettable experience.
In the afternoon, the bus takes us back to Galaxidi. We continue by boat with the crossing to Corinth through the channel of Corinth, which was completed in 1893. Julius Caesar has already had plans for its construction. This 3.9 mi./6.3 km long but only 79 ft./24 m wide and 26 ft./8 m deep canal connects the Aegean Sea with the Gulf of Corinth. It saves travelers from sailing around the whole Peloponnese (approximately 248 mi./400 km long trip from Athens and Corinth).
Day 7: Aegina Island – Piraeus (19 miles/30 km)
On Aegina, the famous pistachio island, our last cycle tour takes us to the excellently preserved temple of Aphaia. Finally, we sail to Piraeus, where an impressive cruise ends. The last evening aboard takes place traditionally and includes the communal dinner and a last get-together in a cozy atmosphere with crew and tour guides.
Overnight on board near Piraeus.
Day 8: Athens/Piraeus (Disembarkation)
After breakfast, check-out and begin your return travel home, or extend your holiday in Athens or on Aegina Island.
We reserve the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions, and where required by organizational necessities.