Challenge yourself to some awesome cycling on the trip of a lifetime
Island hop and visit sites such as the Agios Isidoros chapel
Spend the tour on this lovely deluxe ship and cruise the Greek islands
Learn more about the country's history, culture and lifestyle
Explore stunning coastlines and dramatic landscapes
Spend days in history as you visit archeological sites

Central Greek Aegean

Duration
8 days
Site savings
$44
From
$2,115 USD

Embark on an 8-day captivating journey through the sun-kissed Greek Aegean islands, seamlessly blending cycling and the comforts of a Turkish Gulet. Immerse yourself in the enchanting realm of ancient tales and cultural marvels. Go on a voyage of discovery as you traverse the Aegean's beauty both on land and sea.

  • Category
    Adventurous
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Coastal
  • Distance
    99.4 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    16.2 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    8 days
  • Main Destination
    Greece
  • Distance
    99.4 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    16.2 miles
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Coastal

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Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Bodrum (Embarkation)

    Individual arrival to Bodrum harbor. A collective transfer from Bodrum Airport to the harbor is available for an extra cost on request. Check in begins on the Gullet at 2 pm. Use the evening hours to enjoy the lively atmosphere in the city of Bodrum and relax with a typical Turkish tea.

    In the evening a shared dinner on board can be enjoyed in the company of your travel companions and tour guides.

    • Boreas
    • Dinner
  2. Day 2Kos Island/Kos Town

    In the morning, you'll cross over to Kos town and bike in the direction of the world-famous archaeological excavation site of the Asclepion in Kos, the former home of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. You'll cycle on until you reach the town of Kos.

    A wealth of cultural sights in Kos town provide an insight into the town’s turbulent historical past including the Roman Forum, the Crusader fortress, and the mosques from the time when Kos was part of the Ottoman Empire. The evening can be spent in one of the numerous bars or cafes in the town.

    • 18.6 miles
    • Boreas
    • Breakfast
  3. Day 3Leros Island

    This morning, enjoy an early morning crossing to the scenic Island of Leros. Today’s ride leads you to the fort of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem in Agia Marina and on through the small alleyways of the town. Passing the picturesque town harbor, cycle on to the seaside chapel Agios Isidoros, a popular place on the island to get married. Following the coastline, you'll reach a beautiful sandy beach and is the perfect place to stop for a swim and coffee.

    Once at the boat, the yacht will cast off for Patmos or a nearby bay.

    • 17.4 miles
    • Boreas
    • Breakfast
  4. Day 4Patmos Island - Lipsi Island

    Today you'll visit Patmos and its grotto on a short panoramic bike tour. It is said that St. John received the revelation during his captivity here. The world-famous monastery of St. John of Chora is found in a village with numerous white alleys, and 34 churches and chapels.

    After the visit, cycle along the coast until you reach the port. Meet at the boat for lunch and crossing to Lipsi. Enjoy the afternoon in the charming harbor town and be sure not to miss out on a visit to the legendary pastry shop!

    • 7.5 - 9.9 miles
    • Boreas
    • Breakfast and Lunch
  5. Day 5Lipsi Island - Kalymnos Island

    In the late morning, explore Lipsi by bicycle, gaining an impression of its rich agriculture as you follow the route once around the island. In the afternoon, cross over to the island of Kalymnos to the main port of Pothia, where you will spend the night. The old town of Pothia still clearly shows the former wealth of its inhabitants acquired through sponge diving.

    • 5.6 - 9.9 miles
    • Boreas
    • Breakfast
  6. Day 6Kalmynos Island - Kos Island

    Today, a round tour by bike on Kalymnos is on the program, on which you will get to know the entire island, which has made a name for itself far beyond Greece's borders as a climber's paradise. You will also pass through a surprisingly green valley for this barren island and enjoy wonderful views of the bay-rich coast. Back in Pothia, the ship awaits the group for lunch and the crossing to Kos Town for an overnight stay.

    • 16.2 - 26.1 miles
    • Boreas
    • Breakfast and Lunch
  7. Day 7Kos Island - Bodrum

    The last cycling tour leads to the Embros thermal springs, where you can have a lengthy swim. After lunch ashore, enjoy the last cruise back to Bodrum. Here, you can once more go for a walk through the lively old town of Bodrum with its impressive castle of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem and the remains of the famous Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. An evening meal is enjoyed together in the company of guides and guests.

    • 14.9 miles
    • Boreas
    • Breakfast and Dinner
  8. Day 8Bodrum (Disembarkation)

    Disembarkation after breakfast. Collective transfers to Bodrum Airport are available.


    • Breakfast