Greece: between History and Nature
Greece: between Soria and Nature
Greece, with its monuments and the great charm of ancient history, usually identified and considered the cradle of Western civilization, the home of democracy and philosophy. Mount Olympus which with its 2,900 m is the highest mountain in Greece and for this reason became, in the popular imagination, the residence of the Gods. Meteora, near the charming town of Kalambaka, with large monasteries built on the rocks and which dominate the whole of Thessaly. The typicality of Greek gastronomy with “souvlaki, skewers of meat and vegetables or large salads with the inevitable“ feta ”. The small villages of the north where time seems to stand still. The stone bridges that dominate centuries-old rivers and streams. We will go to the discovery of little-known Greece, northern Greece and more suited to traveling by motorbike made of breathtaking views and excellent asphalt.
28th June 2019
Day 1 - Friday: Meeting in Ancona for the ferry that will take us to Greece.
Day 2 - Saturday 275-290 Km: Arrival in Igoumenitsa in the morning and departure on our bikes to take a coastal road until you reach the beautiful Parga. From there you will go to Preveza and along the Ionian coast we will head to Nafpaktos (Lepanto) with the old port and the castle.
Day 3 - Sunday Km 280-310: From Nafpaktos, along a coastal road full of curves up to the archaeological site of Delphi. From Delphi we will continue north, always on a beautiful mountain road to reach Thermopylae. We will stop for lunch by the sea and after a relaxing ride along the National Road we will travel the streets of Mount Pelion until we reach Portaria, our destination for the night.
Day 4 - Monday Km 150: From Portaria we will do a tour on Mount Pelio (the mountain of centaurs) and we will discover small villages where time seems to have stopped, then we will reach a wonderful inlet on the coast where we will stop for lunch or maybe a dip in the beautiful waters, in the late afternoon return to Portaria
Day 5 - Tuesday 230-250 Km: Direction Karditsa you will climb the mountain to reach the idyllic Plastiras lake, a day full of motorcycle driving, with beautiful roads and unique landscapes, In the evening we will reach Mantania.
Day 6 - Wednesday 230 km: in the morning we will reach the famous "Meteore" with its fantastic monasteries, then we will visit the tomb of Philip II (father of Alexander the Great) in Vergina, to then reach our hotel Naoussa where we will delight ourselves with the fantastic Chef Dimitris Mantsios kitchen
Day 7 - Thursday Km 240-260: From Naoussa we will discover ancient Macedonian tombs and then the city of Kastoria, built by the lake, for a lunch break. Then we start towards Epirus, using some very beautiful roads with a wonderful view and the discovery of small villages. We will stop in Konitsa with its famous stone bridge and from there we will enter the Zagori area. In the evening arrival at our hotel
Day 8 - Friday From 0 to 200 km: This is a fantastic day, we will visit some very beautiful places like Papigo, Vickos and Monodentri.
Day 9 - Saturday 130-200 Km: From Tsepelovo we will make a last turn in the Zagori area and we will head to the city of Ioannina. Later we will reach Patras for boarding
Day 10 - Sunday: In the morning arrival in Italy.
- Italian tour leader;
- 7 dinners and 7 breakfasts;
- Souvenir gadget;
- 7 nights in a double room in excellent facilities (4-star hotel and / or typical hotel);
- External double cabin ferry;
Extra on request:
- Trip cancellation insurance: 5.8% of the travel cost
The fee does not include:
- Registration fee including medical baggage insurance: € 50.00
- Fuel, motorway tolls;
- Entrances and guides in the archaeological sites;
- Drinks with meals;
- Extras of a personal nature and anything not expressly indicated in the "included services" item;