This tour is available from Corfu - Athens (May 4*, Jun 22, Aug 24, 2019) or from Athens - Corfu (Jun 15, 29; Sep 28*, 2019). The itinerary listed below describes the itinerary beginning in Corfu. (*indicates fully booked date)
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: Paxos Island (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 (22 miles/35 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 the picturesque harbour of Sivota. From there 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 Canal
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 includes the communal dinner and a last get-together in a cozy atmosphere with crew and tour guides.
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.