CRETE ISLAND 8 DAY BMW R1200GS GUIDED MOTORCYCLE TOUR

Cultural & Theme Tours, Leof. Vouliagmenis 339Traveler pickup is offered to Returns to original departure point

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The island of Crete is a motorcycle paradise. The largest island in Greece, is a feast for the senses. Wild natural beauty, thousands of years of culture, remarkable history and exquisite cuisine.Ιnaccessible mountains yet majestic, crystal clear seas, rich history, impressive gorges, mild climate, hinterland with picturesque villages, traditions, warm hospitality and excellent local cuisine. A special island and the largest of Greece. This is Crete.Join GS Traveler, rent your BMW motorcycle and be part in one of the nicest motorcycle tours in Greece.
ItineraryDay 1: Athens - Port of Piraeus (15 km)Pass By: Peace and Friendship Stadium, Piraeus, Piraeus Region, AtticaThe Peace and Friendship Stadium, commonly known by its acronym SEF, is a multi-purpose indoor arena that is located in Piraeus, on the coastal zone of Attica, Greece. The arena is mostly known for being the home to EuroLeague team Olympiacos, and is the central venue of the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight at seaDay 2: Venizelos Graves – Seitan Limani Beach – Chania Venetian Harbour – Maleme – Balos – Falasarna – Elafonisi (175 km)Stop At: Balos Lagoon, Kissamos, Chania Prefecture, CreteBalos beach is one of the many beautiful beaches to visit in Crete. The views are spectacular.The water is crystal clear and warm3 hours, Admission is freeDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at selected hotel in the vicinity of Elafonisi Day 3: Elafonisi – Palaiohora – Epanohori – Omalos – Askifou - Sfakia (217 km)Stop At: Samaria Gorge National Park, Sfakia, Chania Prefecture, CreteWe will stop in Omalos the entry point of the famous Samaria GorgeDuration: 40 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at selected hotel in the vicinity of the village of SfakiaDay 4: Sfakia – Frangokastelo – Plakias – Preveli Monastery – Dunes of Saint Paul – Agia Galini - Matala (153 km)Stop At: The Holy Monastery of Preveli, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Cretethe Monastery of Preveli located in a beautiful location at the west side of Megalos Potamos. The monastery is inextricably connected to the battles for liberation in Crete, the most important being the 1821 Revolution. The monastery is a museum with exhibits of holy relics and icons from the Rear and Lower Monastery as well as from the chapels of the monastery.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Matala beach, Matala, CreteMatala is located where the plain Messara meets Asteroussia Mountains. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Crete. It is famous for the carved caves in the rocks and the hippies of the ‘70s. It is located close to Phaestus, the second largest palace of the Minoan civilization. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at selected hotel in the vicinity of the village of MatalaDay 5: Matala – Agiofarango – Lentas - Ierapetra (165 km)Stop At: Agiofarago beach, Kaloi Limenes, CreteAgiofarago Gorge (meaning Gorge of Saints) is located in south of Odigitria Monastery and has been shaped near the beds of two streams. The gorge is bounded by rising huge vertical rocks at its right and left sides, where there are many caves. Agiofarago is very scenic and picturesque, accessed. The place is isolated, wild and rugged.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at selected hotel in the vicinity of the city of IerapetraDay 6: Ierapetra – Xirokampos – Vai – Spinalonga – Milatos Beach (225 km)Stop At: Vai Beach, Vai, Lasithi Prefecture, CreteVai is the most famous beach in east Crete, as its main feature is the large palm grove with the Cretan Date Palm (Phoenix theophrasti). The palm grove is the largest in Europe with approximately 5000 trees.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Iera Moni Toplou, Sitia, Lasithi Prefecture, CreteWe visit the 15th-century Toplou Monastery, is built like a fortress, and hosts a great collection of Byzantine icons.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at selected hotel in the vicinity of the village of Milatos beach areaDay 7: Milatos Beach - Creta Aquarium – Knosos - Herakleio (70 km)Stop At: The Palace of Knossos, Knosos, CreteWe visit Knossos was the most important city on Crete before the Roman Era and the center of the first brilliant European civilization, the Minoan. The palace of the city is the most visited archaeological site in Crete and located south of Heraklion, atop hill Kefala next to the banks of Knosano Gorge. The palace was the seat of the legendary King Minos and has been associated with famous Greek myths, like that of Daedalus and Icarus, the Labyrinth and the Minotaur. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Aqua Creta Limnoupolis, Varipetro, Chania Prefecture, CreteCretaquarium - Thalassocosmos is one of the most important aquariums in Europe and located in the former American Base of Gournes and is maintained by the Greek Centre for Marine Research located next to it.Visitors can wander through the long corridors of the aquarium, observe with microscopes and readinformational texts accompanying the sixty tanks with 2500 species of marine life.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight at seaDay 8: Piraeus Port - Athens (15 km)Pass By: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Kallithea, AtticaThe Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is a complex in the bay of Faliro in Athens which includes new facilities for the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Greek National Opera (GNO), as well as the 210,000 m² Stavros Niarchos Park.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Ferry tickets on 4 berth cabin sharing
  • Planning and organization of the tour
  • Daily briefing prior to the departure
  • BMW R1200GS Motorcycle, Top box , Motorcycle third party liability insurance
  • Additional insurance coverage available on request at an extra cost.
  • 5 Nights accomodation on 3* and 4* Hotels
  • 2 additional overnights at sea
  • Experienced F.I.M and First Aid certified tour guide
  • All taxes

What’s not included

  • Entrance to Museums and Archaeological Sites
  • Fuel costs, Personal expenses
  • Single room accommodation
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Mid-day lunches or snacks, drinks and bottled beverages
  • Anything else not described as ”included”
  • Entry/Admission - The Palace of Knossos
  • Entry/Admission - Aqua Creta Limnoupolis

Itinerary

Day 1: Athens - Port of Piraeus (15 km) Pass By: Peace and Friendship Stadium, Piraeus, Piraeus Region, Attica The Peace and Friendship Stadium, commonly known by its acronym SEF, is a multi-purpose indoor arena that is located in Piraeus, on the coastal zone of Attica, Greece. The arena is mostly known for being the home to EuroLeague team Olympiacos, and is the central venue of the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex. Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: overnight at sea
Day 2: Venizelos Graves – Seitan Limani Beach – Chania Venetian Harbour – Maleme – Balos – Falasarna – Elafonisi (175 km) Stop At: Balos Lagoon, Kissamos, Chania Prefecture, Crete Balos beach is one of the many beautiful beaches to visit in Crete. The views are spectacular.The water is crystal clear and warm 3 hours, Admission is free Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay at selected hotel in the vicinity of Elafonisi
Day 3: Elafonisi – Palaiohora – Epanohori – Omalos – Askifou - Sfakia (217 km) Stop At: Samaria Gorge National Park, Sfakia, Chania Prefecture, Crete We will stop in Omalos the entry point of the famous Samaria Gorge Duration: 40 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay at selected hotel in the vicinity of the village of Sfakia
Day 4: Sfakia – Frangokastelo – Plakias – Preveli Monastery – Dunes of Saint Paul – Agia Galini - Matala (153 km) Stop At: The Holy Monastery of Preveli, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete the Monastery of Preveli located in a beautiful location at the west side of Megalos Potamos. The monastery is inextricably connected to the battles for liberation in Crete, the most important being the 1821 Revolution. The monastery is a museum with exhibits of holy relics and icons from the Rear and Lower Monastery as well as from the chapels of the monastery. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Matala beach, Matala, Crete Matala is located where the plain Messara meets Asteroussia Mountains. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Crete. It is famous for the carved caves in the rocks and the hippies of the ‘70s. It is located close to Phaestus, the second largest palace of the Minoan civilization. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay at selected hotel in the vicinity of the village of Matala
Day 5: Matala – Agiofarango – Lentas - Ierapetra (165 km) Stop At: Agiofarago beach, Kaloi Limenes, Crete Agiofarago Gorge (meaning Gorge of Saints) is located in south of Odigitria Monastery and has been shaped near the beds of two streams. The gorge is bounded by rising huge vertical rocks at its right and left sides, where there are many caves. Agiofarago is very scenic and picturesque, accessed. The place is isolated, wild and rugged. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay at selected hotel in the vicinity of the city of Ierapetra
Day 6: Ierapetra – Xirokampos – Vai – Spinalonga – Milatos Beach (225 km) Stop At: Vai Beach, Vai, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete Vai is the most famous beach in east Crete, as its main feature is the large palm grove with the Cretan Date Palm (Phoenix theophrasti). The palm grove is the largest in Europe with approximately 5000 trees. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Iera Moni Toplou, Sitia, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete We visit the 15th-century Toplou Monastery, is built like a fortress, and hosts a great collection of Byzantine icons. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay at selected hotel in the vicinity of the village of Milatos beach area
Day 7: Milatos Beach - Creta Aquarium – Knosos - Herakleio (70 km) Stop At: The Palace of Knossos, Knosos, Crete We visit Knossos was the most important city on Crete before the Roman Era and the center of the first brilliant European civilization, the Minoan. The palace of the city is the most visited archaeological site in Crete and located south of Heraklion, atop hill Kefala next to the banks of Knosano Gorge. The palace was the seat of the legendary King Minos and has been associated with famous Greek myths, like that of Daedalus and Icarus, the Labyrinth and the Minotaur. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Aqua Creta Limnoupolis, Varipetro, Chania Prefecture, Crete Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos is one of the most important aquariums in Europe and located in the former American Base of Gournes and is maintained by the Greek Centre for Marine Research located next to it. Visitors can wander through the long corridors of the aquarium, observe with microscopes and readinformational texts accompanying the sixty tanks with 2500 species of marine life. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: overnight at sea
Day 8: Piraeus Port - Athens (15 km) Pass By: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Kallithea, Attica The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is a complex in the bay of Faliro in Athens which includes new facilities for the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Greek National Opera (GNO), as well as the 210,000 m² Stavros Niarchos Park. Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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