Cultural Splendors of the Peloponnese and Saronic Isles E-bike and Boat

7 nights
15 miles/day
Guided from EUR € 2790
Countries: Greece
Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours

Cultural Splendors of the Peloponnese and Saronic Isles E-bike and Boat


Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours

7 nights
15 miles/day

Guided from EUR € 2790
Bike and Boat Tour aboard Erato or Thalassa
Countries: Greece

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  • Explore the treasured islands of the Peloponnese and Saronics by e-bike and boat

    Embark on an extraordinary journey through Greece, where innumerable cultural treasures await. Travel the Peloponnese and Saronic Islands by e-bike and boat, exploring the immaculate coastlines, charming town centers, and the alluring Aegean Sea. Your beautiful ship doubles as a floating hotel, offering a unique adventure through 2,500 years of Greek history. From Aegina's pistachio island to Hydra's tranquil traffic-free paradise, and from Methana's volcanic peninsula to Poros' crystal-clear coves, each site reveals unparalleled natural beauty.

    Enjoy the varied terrain on an electric bike, pedaling with ease and taking breaks to refresh on the beaches or bask in the sunlight. Embrace the freedom to relax, swim, or choose guided cycling routes at your leisure, making this tour an unforgettable experience.

    • Hydra from the sea, Greece. Mauricio Munoz@Unsplash
    • Agios Nektarios Monastery, Greece. Scott McLeod@Flickr
    • Hydra at sunset, Greece. Mauricio Munoz@Unsplash
    • Vathy waterfront, Greece. Armand Khoury@Unsplash
    • Temple of Aphaia, Greece. Dennis Jarvis@Flickr
    • Spetses from above, Greece. Nick Moshoviths@Unsplash
    • Ocean around Hydra, Greece. Mauricio Munoz@Unsplash
    • Harbor at Hydra, Greece. Joseph Kellner@Unsplash

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    • Piraeus
    • Russian Bay
    • Exquisite coastal towns like Galatas, Ermioni, and Porto Heli
    • Island of Spetses
    • Island of Hydra
    • Methana volcanic peninsula
    • Fishing port of Vathy
    • Temple of Aphaia
    • Agios Nektarios Church and Monastery

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    Interested in adding to your itinerary? Take a look at our cycling day tours in Athens.

  • Peloponnese and Saronic Islands

     Tour Description Daily Program 

  • Daily program

    • Day 1: Arrival in Athens
      Arrive in Athens, 'The Glorious City' renowned for being the seat of Ancient Greek civilization and the country's classical capital. Embarkation is from the Marina Zeas in the Port of Piraeus at 2:00 pm. Enjoy your first dinner on board and an overnight stay in awe-inspiring Athens.

      Day 2: Island of Poros | Poros Town - Russian Bay - Poros Harbor (14 miles/23 km)
      Sail in the morning to the picturesque island of Poros. Before you reach the main port, you'll stop at a stunning swimming spot for an optional dive directly into the crystal-clear waters of the ocean! Your cycling route today is almost a complete loop of this spectacular little island, dedicated during ancient times to the sea god Poseidon.

      Ride to Russian Bay for a blissful swim in the azure Aegean Sea, then pedal back to the harbor at Poros, with its impressive clock tower guiding you home. Relax in this fabulous town tonight, fully immersed in the idyllic island atmosphere of the Saronics.

      Day 3: Galatas - Ermioni - Porto Heli (25 miles/40 km)
      After breakfast, board the little car ferry to Galatas in the Peloponnes, from where you'll start your coastal pedal past verdant Greek farmland. Arriving in the charming coastal town of Ermioni, enjoy lunch on board the boat and a serene afternoon crossing to Porto Heli. Another stunning extended swimming stop is possible en route, weather permitting. Enjoy a blissful evening in Porto Heli.

      Day 4: Island of Spetses (15 miles/25 km)
      Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of the island of Spetses! Named 'Island of Herbs' ('Isola della spezie') by the Venetians, you'll find that wonderful herbal fragrances accompany you along today's cycle tour! En route to the island, you'll enjoy an extended swimming stop in a blissful bay before savoring lunch on board the ship. Once on the island itself, you'll explore the gorgeous Old Town of Spetses on foot.

      Pedal along an almost traffic-free panoramic road boasting spectacular views out over the Aegean Sea and pause for another dip or a coffee at one of the gorgeous beaches. Refreshed, explore the historic harbor of Spetses by bike before boarding the ship once more.

      Day 5: Island of Hydra | Hydra Port - Methana Peninsula - Vathy (10 miles/17 km)
      This morning's crossing takes you to the magnificent island of Hydra. Since ancient times, the only form of transport on this unique island has been the humble donkey! Hydra became wonderfully wealthy during the Middle Ages but drifted into insignificance for more than a hundred years following the Greek War of Independence (1821-30). The island sprung back into the spotlight in 1957 when Boy on a Dolphin, starring the glamorous Sofia Loren, hit the screens and artists began to flock to Hydra's alluring shores.

      Explore the Port of Hydra on foot, then make your way to the Methana Peninsula. You'll notice an unusual smell as you approach the peninsula due to its volcanic origins, also evident in the iridescent colors of the rocks. More than 30 volcanoes characterize this picturesque peninsula, whilst sulphuric thermal springs provide medicinal properties to the island's visitors and inhabitants. A panoramic round trip concludes the afternoon as you savor a sumptuous coffee in the gorgeous fishing port of Vathy. You'll spend the night in Methana.

      Day 6: Methana Penisula - Island of Aegina (16 miles/25 km with optional additional 12 miles/20 km)
      Following breakfast, enjoy another round trip around Methana enjoying magical views every pedal of the way. The afternoon sees you sailing to the iridescent island of Aegina, famed for its wonderful pistachios! There will be many pistachio products available to purchase in the Old Town of Aegina itself, as well as inviting boutiques all along the bustling shopping streets.

      If you'd prefer not to visit the town, you can opt for an additional bike ride which will take you along the coast to the fishing village of Perdika. You'll stay overnight in Aegina town, soaking up the incredible atmosphere.

      Day 7: Island of Aegina | Temple of Aphaia - Agios Nektarios Church and Monastery - Piraeus (22 miles/35 km)
      On Aegina Island, you'll cycle up to the beautiful Temple of Aphaia, a grand Doric temple reminiscent of the ancient Parthenon. The views from this location are unrivaled - the temple is situated on the only point of the island where the alluring Aegean Sea can be seen on both sides.

      As you make your way back to the boat, cycle to the Agios Nektarios Church and Monastery in the middle of the island, a site visited by thousands each year seeking healing and blessings from one of the most widely-known Greek Orthodox saints. Back on board the boat for the last time, cruise back to Piraeus, and enjoy a lovely communal dinner with your crew and fellow passengers.

      Day 8: Departure from Athens
      After breakfast, check out and embark on your individual journey home. If flying out of Athens Airport, ensure your flight departs in the afternoon. Alternatively, enjoy an extended stay in Athens, Santorini, or Mykonos.

    • Santorini

      Seduced by Santorini, the 'Queen of the Aegian'? Enjoy a 4-day extension, staying in either the Theoxenia Boutique Hotel in Fira or the Ampelonas Aparthotel in Imerovigli, both family-run establishments. Characterized by authentic Cycladic island charm, these very comfortable hotels are also perfectly situated for access to Santorini's best sightseeing spots.

      Considered one of the most beautiful Mediterranean islands, Santorini stuns with its white cubic houses sparkling in the sunlight and its captivating cliffs and caldera. As well as the wonderfully distinctive whitewashed towns of Fira and Oia, Santorini offers the archeological site of Akrotiri (known as the 'Pompeii of the Aegean'), as well as the romantic Red Beach.

      Additionally, choose from 3 one-of-a-kind experiences, one of which is included in the price of your extension:

      • Exclusive Sea Kayaking Tour - Paddle your way around the sensational south coast of Santorini, beginning from the archeological site of Akrotiri and ending near the resplendent Red Beach. Enjoy unrivaled views of the island's distinctive rock formations, tantalizing turquoise waters, and breathtaking beaches. There'll be time to immerse yourself in the irresistible ocean as you enjoy a swimming or snorkeling opportunity. Suitable for complete kayaking beginners.
      • Sunset Wine Tasting Tour - Sip and sample Santorini's sumptuous wines as the sun bathes the island in a warm, golden glow. On this 4-hour tasting tour, you'll visit four of the island's most distinguished wineries, learning about the island's interesting viticultural heritage as one of the first places to produce wine in the Mediterranean. Venture into the cellars to glimpse where the best wines are aged and bottled, and taste the most celebrated products of each winery. At the end of your final visit, settle down to watch the sun set below the fiery horizon, accompanied by gorgeous wines and cheeses.
      • Culinary Caldera Walk - Savor the authentic taste of Santorini on a guided walk during the golden hours, when the sun sets on this sensational island, bathing it in fiery colors. You'll wind your way along picturesque coastal paths following the captivating cliffs of the caldera from Firostefani to Fira. Along the route, you'll sample every manner of luscious local delicacy, savoring mouthwatering desserts at the delicatessen, magical meze, and irresistible island dishes.

      Can't decide on just one option? Add an additional activity for the price of 130 Euros per person.


      Fancy visiting one of the most famous and photographed islands in Greece? Mesmerizing Mykonos, with its resplendent whitewashed houses, twisting alleyways, and magical beaches, is truly a dream vacation destination. From 'Little Venice' to Windmill Hill, the myriad marinas to the pristine sandy beaches favored by sunbathers and water sports enthusiasts, Mykonos enchants and excites.

      Enjoy a 4-day extension, staying in either the 3-star Mykonos View Hotel (or similar) or the 4-star Vencia Boutique Hotel (or similar), both selected for their location in Mykonos Town and for their Cycladic charm. These very comfortable hotels are also perfectly situated just a few minutes walk from the harbor.

      Additionally, choose from 3 one-of-a-kind experiences, one of which is included in the price of your extension:

      • Kaiki Cruise to Rhenia and Delos - Breathe in the fresh sea air on this 6.5-hour cruise on a gorgeous Greek 'Kaiki' (traditional Aegian fishing boat)! Anchoring in a secluded bay en route, just off the uninhabited island of Rhenia, you'll relish the opportunity to dive into the crystal-clear waters of the azure ocean and swim to your heart's desire before drying off with a barbeque on board. In the afternoon, the cruise will deliver you to the island of Delos, the mythical birthplace of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis. The island is adorned with ancient Greek sites of interest! With your curiosity satiated, you'll board the boat and cruise back to Mykonos, admiring exquisite views all along the way.
      • Jeep Safari with a Farm Visit - Experience Mykonos in a truly authentic way, delving into its traditional architecture and delicacies. On this 4-hour tour, your knowledgeable guide will lead you around picturesque churches, charming villages, magical monasteries, and spellbinding beaches, recounting the island's history along the way. At a traditional farmhouse, you'll be treated to a light lunch of local produce and delicacies for a well-rounded experience of authentic Mykonian life.
      • Cooking Course in a Traditional Mykonian House - A full-on flavor extravaganza bringing the mouthwatering cuisine of Mykonos from recipe book to table. Branch out from your usual favorites and learn some truly magical dishes to transform your culinary repertoire! During this 6-hour course, you'll enjoy the atmosphere of cooking in the cozy interior of a traditional home, adding to the authenticity of your experience. Teta, your magnificent hostess, will lovingly introduce you to her recipes for tzatziki and spinach pockets, stuffed peppers and tomatoes, fresh salads, and a showstopping main course. Afterward, everyone will settle around the table and taste the gorgeous food, immersed in the warm atmosphere and company.

      Can't decide on just one option? Add an additional activity for the price of 100 Euros per person.


      Athens is the seat of Ancient Greek civilization and world-renowned for its unmissable classical architecture, from the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Acropolis and Daphni Monastery to the iconic Parthenon. The 'City of Sunlit Splendor' is a haven for history fans, proudly preserving some of the world's most significant landmarks right here in the 'Cradle of Western Civilization'.

      Enjoy a 3-day extension in 'The Glorious City', staying in either a 3-star or 4-star hotel centrally located near the Acropolis and Plaka, the spectacular Old Town of Athens, with all major sightseeing spots within walking distance.

      Three spellbinding activities are included in your all-encompassing Athens extension:

      • Athens Bike Tour - Starting near the Acropolis, this comprehensive sightseeing bike tour takes you through the historic city center of Athens as well as to astonishing lookout points. A knowledgeable guide will regale you with facts and stories as you ride to all of the most important sights, leading you along low-traffic roads. It's an exceptional way to acclimatize to this awe-inspiring city, so we recommend securing a place on the first full day of your extension.
      • Visit to the Acropolis - You simply cannot visit Athens without visiting the Acropolis! For this precise reason, the entry fee is included in your extension price and is valid for three months, meaning you can visit any time you like. Our recommendation is to soak up the splendor of this UNESCO World Heritage Site in the early morning or late afternoon - this is when the light is at its most spectacular (for excellent photographs) and the crowds are thinnest.
      • Dinner at the To Kafenio Taverna - Settle down to a sumptuous authentic Greek dinner served at the delightfully traditional taverna of To Kafenio. Your table will be reserved on an evening of your choice and you'll dine a la carte on the delicacies that most tantalize your taste buds (drinks not included).

    Surface and terrain

    The tour routes lead you through some hilly, mountainous terrain with some longer climbs. E-bikes are available, and you are also welcome to take breaks and push the bike. The tour takes place on mostly asphalted roads.


    How to get there

    Tour start and end

    Nearest airport: Athens El. Venizelos Airport (ATH)

    From Athens Airport, the port of Piraeus (your embarkation point) is only 15 mi/25 km away. Private transfers are available - please enquire.

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  • Dates

    • Mar 29; Apr 5, 12; Jun 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16; Oct 11, 18, 2024

    • Mar 29; Apr 5, 12; Oct 04, 11, 18, 2024


    • Tour package

      Per person, double occupancy €2790
      Single use cabin (1 person/1 cabin) €3990
    • Tour package

      Per person, double occupancy €2990
      Single use cabin (1 person/1 cabin) €4190

    Bike Rentals

    Standard touring bike, 21-speed €80
    Electrically assisted bike €225

    Extension packages

    Santorini 3-nights

    Standard Apr-Jun; Oct Jul-Sep
    Per person, double occupancy €670 €790
    Single room (1 person/1 room) €1090 €1230
    Deluxe Apr-Jun; Oct Jul-Sep
    Per person, double occupancy €750 €870
    Single room (1 person/1 room) €1150 €1320

    Mykonos 3-nights

    3-star hotel Standard room Deluxe room
    Per person, double occupancy €690 €810
    Single room (1 person/1 room) €1050 €1250
    4-star hotel Standard room Deluxe room
    Per person, double occupancy €1190 €1250
    Single room (1 person/1 room) €1690 €2050

    Athens 2-nights

    3-star hotel
    Per person, double occupancy €510
    Single room (1 person/1 room) €740
    4-star hotel
    Per person, double occupancy €600
    Single room (1 person/1 room) €840

    Extra nights in Athens are possible, just ask!

    Included services

    • 7 nights aboard motorized yacht with crew
    • Cabin with private facilities
    • 2 days of full-board (all meals) and 5 days of half-board (two meals)
    • Bottled mineral water on board and during all activities ashore
    • Guided bicycle tours and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
    • Overview maps for the daily bike tours on board
    • Entrance fee to museums and archeological sites (group visit only)
    • Bed linen and towels
    • English-speaking tour guide

    Bike rentals

    Bikes available on this tour (not included in tour price, must be reserved at time of booking):

    • 21-speed standard touring bike
    • Electrically assisted bike* (9-speed CUBE or similar)

    *More about electrically-assisted bikes

    All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:

    • Ortlieb pannier

    Bike Protection:
    Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE.

    It is required to wear helmets on this tour. In order to guarantee optimum protection, we request that you bring your own helmet and - for your own safety - wear it on all bike tours. A limited number of helmets are available on board to rent, at the time of booking, though it is highly recommended to bring your own helmet.

    Please note: Guests are more than welcome to bring their own bike along. However, be aware that we are not insured for the private bikes on board and that all maintenance of private bikes are the responsibility of the owner. Additionally, it is important for us to know if the private bikes are standard models, MTBs or e-bikes. Onboard of our boats we have a weight restriction of 22 kg for all private bikes (excluding batteries) for health and safety reasons. Bikes above this weight will not be accepted on board for daily use!

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