6-Nights Greece: Sparta, Monemvasia & the Peloponnesian Peninsula

Cycle into past millennia in Peloponnese, legendary crossroads of civilizations, during our bike tour in Greece. On this famously scenic peninsula, Byzantines, Ottomans, Spartans and others once ruled the day. You’ll rule the splendid bike routes amid sweeping coastal and mountain vistas. Traverse the fertile Valley of Sparta and Mount Taygetus, blanketed with olive groves, pine forests, and a storied military history. Coast into unspoiled fishing villages and cast nets with local fishermen. Ferry to the island of Elafonisos, home to Greece’s most stunning beach. And marvel at the monolithic Rock of Monemvasia and the astonishing Corinth Canal. Local guides illuminate ancient capitals, perfectly located resorts make exploring easy and welcoming tavernas and a cooking demonstration introduce you to delicious Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.

6 nights from $3445 per person

Supplier: VBT Bicycling Vacations

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Featured Destinations

Monemvasia

At the far end of Peloponnese, on the southern east coast of the peninsula looking on to Mirtoon Sea, stands Monemvasia. A distinctly shaped great rock rising from the sea only a few meters from the coast, it is often referred to as the "Gibraltar of Greece". On the north side of the bay there are a few houses in the small village of Old Monemvasia. Visit the cemetery where in 1989 the famous Greek poet Ioannis Ritsos was buried. The lower town of Monemvasia is called "the Fortress" today. A wall protects the lower town on three sides. There are several churches around like Panagia Chrisafitissa, Panagia Mirtidiotissa, Chistos Elkomenos, Agia Sofia. On the east side of the main square stands a house with a garden containing remains of the early Byzantine church. To the west, there is the "Stellakis" house that was reconstructed and gave a lot of information about the architectural details and appearance of the medieval town. A small zigzag path connects lower town with upper town. The Fort city of Monemvasia with a one and only gate turns dream into reality.

Athens

Even though you've probably come here to see the "glory that was Greece," perhaps best symbolized by the Parthenon and the superb statues and vases in the National Archaeological Museum, allow some time to make haste slowly in Athens. Your best moments may come sitting at a small cafe, sipping a tiny cup of the sweet sludge that the Greeks call coffee, or getting hopelessly lost in the Plaka -- only to find yourself in the shady courtyard of an old church, or suddenly face to face with an ancient monument you never knew existed. With only a little advance planning, you can find a good hotel here, eat well in convivial restaurants, enjoy local customs such as the refreshing afternoon siesta and the leisurely evening volta (promenade or stroll) -- and leave Athens planning to return, as the Greeks say, tou chronou (next year).

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Valid Travel Dates

Departure Dates:
From
Until
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10/2/2021
10/29/2022
$3445pp
Prices Start at:
$3445
Number of Nights:
6
Vacation Inclusions:
  • Accommodations
  • Custom VBT bike and helmet
  • Two local, bilingual trip leaders
  • Vehicle support
  • Luggage transfers
  • Ride with GPS and daily route notes
  • Welcome reception
  • Facilitated cultural experiences
  • Your choice of VBT branded gear for your adventure


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Deluxe
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