At a glance
Greece is a colorful land, bursting with culture and beauty. The vibrant architecture, delicious cuisine and stunning waters make this destination a must.
Located at the meeting point of Europe, Asia, and Africa is the Greek peninsula. Bordered by the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean Seas, Greece has a uniquely rich history etched in every corner of the country.
Archaeological remnants of ancient Greek civilization include Delphi's Temple of Apollo, the Acropolis in Athens with its renowned Parthenon, and Olympia's Temple of Zeus, where the Olympic games were held every four years. Trips to these sites also provide an opportunities to visit some of Greece’s 200 state museums and 107 private museums.
A trip to Greece is not complete without visiting at least one of its 6,000 islands— of which only 227 are inhabited! The Greek isles share an ideal climate with crystal clear waters, however each island features highly diverse coastal areas ranging from sandy and rocky beaches to sheltered coves or coastal wetlands.
The outstanding cuisine of Greece is always a highlight as well.
Why cyclists love it
- Sunny weather and low humidity for year-round cycling
- The mountains and hills form 80 percent of the country, making it an excellent destination for mountain biking and moderate road cycling
- The beautiful Greek Isles, destination central for many bike and boat tours
- Unbeatable scenery
- Outstanding cuisine and interesting history
Cyclade Islands by Bike and Boat
This tour travels through the Cyclade Islands by boat, biking along the coastal areas of various islands. Highlights include biking on Kythnos Island, famous for its cheese and honey, as well as to Delos Island and Syros, the capital town of the Cyclades.
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Greece: The Peloponnese Peninsula
This is a fascinating bike trip for the admirers of Greek Archaeology and seaside beauty. It combines the marvelous endless beaches lying along the Argolic Gulf with some of the most important archaeological sites in Peloponnese such as Epidaurus with the famous theatre, Mycenae that conquered during the Bronze Age, ancient Mantinea, ancient Tegea, Argos, ancient Lerna with the homonymous lake where Hercules killed the mythic beast, and the walls of ancient Tiryns.
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Size: 50,948 square miles (131,957 square kilometers) - slightly smaller than Alabama
Border countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Macedonia
National tourist office: www.visitgreece.gr