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Crete
motorcycle tour

At a Glance

Start-Finish
Athens

Distance
1200 km (750 mi)

Nights 8
Riding days 7

Terrain
Asphalt twisty roads

Riders
up to 8

Accommodation
4star hotels
Traditional guesthouses

Daily hours on saddle
6h to 8h avg

Food
Traditional Greek

Crete, an island that surrounds the whole soul of Greece

Beautiful snow-capped mountains with unique caves, plateaus and gorges leading to secret beaches, small valleys with lush olive groves, castles and whitewashed chapels hanging from the rocks, dense forests and dry bushy areas with thyme, lakes and rivers with waterfalls, isolated villages and cosmopolitan cities, countless archaeological and historical sites and modern resorts.
All these make up the island of contrasts and myths. The whole of Crete is full of snaking streets, giving unique images. They cross the mountains, plateaus and coastal areas and offer breathtaking views of the deep blue sea and the majestic green silver of the olive.


Genuine hospitality that remains unforgettable

The landscape of Crete, generous, has left its mark on the Cretan spirit and the mindset of its people: the soul of the locals seems to follow step by step the authenticity and grandeur of the landscape.Heraklion, Rethymnon, Chania, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, Ierapetra, Malia, Hersonissos, Sitia, Sfakia: an island, multiple destinations, thousands of icons.
Crete has the way to enchant every visitor. In Crete you will find some of the most important sights of Greece: Famous archaeological sites such as the Minoan Crete palace, Knossos, Phaistos, Malia and Kato Zakros invite you to discover them. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, it has the record for Europe.


Crete: The home of the Mediterranean diet

The kitchen of Crete is considered to be the best example of the Mediterranean diet, internationally accepted as the healthiest and most complete diet program.Whether you taste a gourmet meal or just a handmade ruskstick with thick salt, olive oil, olives, raw artichoke and cheese, you will be enchanted by the flavors of Crete. Discover the secrets of the Cretan diet ..
The island of Crete is one of the most healthy and natural food places in the world, where people incorporate thousands of plants and herbs as part of their daily diet.Crete has its own way of enchanting and capturing the senses with its impressive and magnificent scenery, but also with its spirit, history and people.

day by day

start

Day 1

The first day begins with a very nice ride in the Attica Riviera before we arrive in the evening at the port of Piraeus to take the ship that will bring us early in the morning to Chania. Overnight and boarding in cabins.

day 2

Day 2

Arrive in Chania very early morning for a tour of the surrounding area. We will see the tombs of Venizelos and the old Venetian Harbor. Then we will visit the lagoon of Balos and we will ride south through the wonderful beach at Falassarna to reach the area in Elafonissi with the exotic beach to overnight.

day 3

Day 3

Today's route will be passed from Paleochora and Omalos. Then we will ride around the through narrow twisty roads of White Mountains with last stop in Georgioupolis on the north side of Crete.

day 4

Day 4

Direction to the South again. The Venetian Castle of Frangokastello at the beginning and the Holy Monastery of Preveli for the continuation before we reach the beach of the hippies in Matala for our overnight stay.

day 5

Day 5

Today we will head east to discover wonderful beaches and gorges. The village Mires and the wild forest of Rouvas is on our way. An enchanting real route. Final destination the city of Ierapetra.

day 6

Day 6

Almost the prefecture of Lasithi in our current program. An eastern course at the beginning towards ancient Zakros and the famous tropical palm forest at Vai for the continuation. We will visit Spinalonga to stay in the cosmopolitan area of ‚Äč‚ÄčElounda.

last day

Day 7

Last day on the magical island of Crete, but we will not easily separate it. The beautiful Minoan palaces of Knossos are on our way as well as the very interesting aquarium in the city of Heraklion. In the evening boarding to the ship that will take us back to Athens next morning. Time to explore Athens before you leave.

Tour dates

12-19 Oct

Price: 1400Euro

What is included in the price and what not

INCLUDED

8* overnights in a double room (2* in the boat)
7 morning breakfasts
7 evening dinners
Tracks of every day's routes for gps and mobile
Maps of routes and points of interest
Travel Planning and Organization
Daily breafing before departure
All legal taxes

NOT INCLUDED

The cost of renting the motorcycle
Use of single room
Cost of gasoline
Toll costs
Entrance to museums and archaeological sites
Personal expenses
Personal insurance
Intermediate meals
Beverages and drinks
Anything not referred to above as "included"

highlights