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  • 10

    Sun, Sites & Greek salads

    With Yiannis guiding and Angelos supporting the trip was definitely one of my favourites. The cycling was at a steady pace with plenty of breaks and although there were a few hills they were not too extreme. This trip allows you to see many archaeological sites over the week whilst also seeing the stunning Greek scenery. Obviously a week's cycling needs to be rewarded and that is definitely achieved with the great food, drink &amp; company.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Cycling Sunday morning through the streets of Athens so seeing the sights without too many other tourists around. The many kilometres of cycling along the coast looking out to the Aegian sea. The great amphitheatre at Epidaurus.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Yiannis did a great job of keeping the briefings short in the evening but still informative. He was obviously passionate about Greece and wanted to pass that passion on. As someone who knew little about Greek mythology the stories that he and Angelos told have given me an insight. Yiannis &amp; Angelos did a fantastic job of keeping us fed, watered &amp; our bikes in working order.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Even in May it is already relatively warm (high 20s) but the regular breaks meant that this was manageable.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    Wonderful Greek Experience

    A truly wonderful trip. Just the right combination of cycling, great swim opportunities and culture.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The many coastal routes where blue sky met azure seas providing the perfect inspiration to pedal. Wonderful warm blue seas to swim in at the end of most days. Seeing the Acropolis at sunset.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Yannis did a really great job. He is passionate and extremely knowledgeable about Greece, has a great sense of humour and loves cycling too. He was ably assisted by Dimitris and Costas. They made a great team and looked after us well, nothing was too much trouble.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The inclines are many but gradual which made the uphill sections seem quite manageable with plenty of snack stops along the way.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I recommend any reasonably fit person to go for this trip, you won't be disappointed!

  • 8

    Cycling in Greece

    A great trip with a mix to keep everyone happy. The support team were excellent and there was never a dull moment.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Taking a plunge in the sea following a day of riding and just before dinner..... heaven on earth.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Think about adding a few days to explore Athens as there is lots to see.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    Amazing trip

    I hadn't been on an Exodus cycling trip before but after this week I would definitely go again! Between the stunning scenery, delicious food and incredibly knowledgeable group leaders it was an amazing week that I would certainly recommend to anyone even if they have been to Greece before. We spent 5 days cycling, visiting some of Greece's most famous ancient sites and ending up in a small picturesque town on the coast every night other than at the end of Day 5 where we stayed in a lovely hotel up in the hills near Mycenae. We had a great group and all ate together in the evenings where our group leaders usually selected some typical Greek food for us to try which was delicious. All in all a really amazing trip.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Visiting Epidavros and cycling around the coast near Napflio

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Yannis and Constantinos were as good as we could have hoped as group leaders. Yannis had a huge amount of knowledge about all of the ancient sites we visited as well as excellent general knowledge on a number of other topics including politics, philosophy, art and geology so he was excellent company and could answer every question we threw at him. Constantinos drove the van behind us and prepared amazing lunches that were waiting for us every day as well as providing constant snacks and water when we stopped for breaks. He dealt with any bike issues that arose quickly and with great humour and was a real asset to the trip.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    An excellent all-round trip

    This was my first Exodus cycling trip and I was thoroughly impressed from start-to-finish. The trip involved five 50-70km days and a 6th day which involved a morning of rest in Loutraki and an afternoon/evening of sightseeing in Athens. We were on the road from 9am -5/6pm each day; stints of cycling along beautiful coastal or mountain roads were split up with fantastic lunches, visits to cultural sites including the theatre at Epidavros and the citadel at Mycenae, and a trip to a winery. We ate as a group in excellent restaurants each evening, and the hotels were all comfortable. There were two nights in Athens (one at the start, one at the end), four in coastal resorts (good for swimming) and one in Mycenae, where the hotel had a pool.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Cycling the coastal path at Nafplio!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Yannis and Kwstas did an excellent job all week. Yannis lead the group on his bike and provided plenty of insight into both ancient and modern Greek history. Kwstas followed the group in the van and proved an excellent mechanic and chef, and was v.fun to be around!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    Cycling in Greece

    A wonderful way to see Greece beyond just the beaches and the Acropolis - though you get those as well. Mostly it was small towns , back roads through orange &amp; olive groves, and historical sites in the countryside. Hotels were, Athens aside, beautifully located and near-empty. Going for a swim in the sea to cool down after the day's cycling was a regular event. It was my first cycling holiday but I needn't have worried. I'm someone who cycles for an average 2-3 hours per week and the pace was fine with regular stops for water and snacks. Some steep hills but they were fairly short and the bikes had 24 gears so everyone just went up them slowly. One particularly long but not steep climb on the way from Galatas to Epidavros was the worst bit.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The cycle path cut into the rocky cliff along the coast from Nafplio, ending with a paddle and lunch at a shelter (from the sun!) at the far end of a sandy bay

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Yiannis the group leader was great - he was a fount of knowledge about all things Greek both ancient and modern. He also led the group at just the right pace. Kostas was the mechanic, support van driver, and lunch chef. Very friendly, he and Yiannis worked well together.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Padded shorts or a padded saddle cover!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    a Greek cycling adventure

    A fabulous holiday, with beautiful scenery, a lot of hills and excellent guiding from Yannis and Angelos. The trip went without a hitch and it was great to be on the bikes from start to finish.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The best moments were cycling with beautiful views of the coast and spring flowers - roses in particular which I has never previously associated with Greece.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Yannis was great , well organised, efficient., friendly and passionate about Greece. Angelos his support was also excellent - enthusiastic, encouraging and lunch was always a treat.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    There are plenty of hills so be sure to do some training before setting out.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    A great holiday with lots of ancient sites to visit and time to relax in the sea or pool or to sample the odd cocktail!

  • 10

    Cycling in Greece

    This was a brilliant holiday. I've been on a number of Exodus trips before but this was my first cycling trip with Exodus. It won't be my last! We enjoyed good company, good weather and good cycling, with plenty of stops at interesting places, and we were very well looked after by Yiannis and Angelos.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I loved the coastal ride to Epidaurus. Although it was hot and much of it uphill, the views were stunning.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Yiannis did a great job. I thought he achieved a good balance between keeping the group together and letting people go at their own pace.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    May was hot! I would be wary of June as it might be too hot for the cycling to be pleasant.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    My Big Fat Greek Vacation

    We chose this trip in part because of our schedule and in part because we have never been to Greece. We didn't really know what to expect but the trip delivered more than we could have hoped for. The history, the scenery, the activity, the leaders, the group and the food combined to make this a fantastic week-long adventure. I now have a much better understanding and appreciation of Greece, its culture and its people.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    There were inspirational moments every single day of the trip. Whether it was seeing the actual rock from which Paul addressed the Corinthians, bicycling on the most beautiful stretch of coastline I have ever seen (near Nafplio) or simply cresting a challenging hill, the trip was filled with magical moments.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    I cannot say enough good things about our trip leaders, Yiannis and Kristos. Yiannis was generally in charge of bicycling with the group, acting as tour guide, and telling Greek mythological stories. Kristos was in charge of driving the van, bicycle maintenance and was in charge of everything food and alcohol related. Both did a masterful job keeping us safe, informed and well-fed. I was most impressed with how the two communicated with one another and synchronized their actions. It seemed as though Kristos magically appeared at the busier intersections and blocked traffic for us with the van. Yiannis was always aware of the traffic around us and masterfully directed traffic to keep us safe. I especially enjoyed hearing Yiannis' take on current events in Greece and respected his convictions and ideology. Both leaders possess a terrific sense of humor which is perhaps the most important trait for creating an enjoyable trip experience.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Book your trip to Greece and be lucky enough to have Yiannis and Kristos as your trip leaders! You may want to ride a hill or two before you come. I'm from Iowa where the world is still flat so it took me a day or two to get used to the hills.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I'd just like to say thank you to our trip leaders and to the group we traveled with. Peter, Mike, John, Reg, Mary, Kiran, Indu, Dave, kathy, Graham, Jan, Bob and Barb, you made the trip a fun and memorable experience for us. I don't know if we have ever traveled with a group demonstrating so much comradery without any drama. We love to book trips through Exodus because, as Americans, it gives us an opportunity to get to know people from the UK and other parts of the world. Best of luck to all! Come see us next time you get to Iowa.

  • 10

    Undulating around Greece

    It isn't just about the cycling. It's about a varied and friendly group, intelligent and humorous leaders, great grub and some history. The cycling was pretty straightforward; the hills were gradual and plenty of breaks so it never became tedious. The hire bikes were OK; they didn't match up to our own bikes, but what do you expect for £70? I particularly liked the fact that we cycled door to door each day. This makes it feel more like a journey rather than decanting into buses etc for part of the journey.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking up to Mycenae Palace and seeing the spot where Agamemnon sat on his big chair and decided to go and mix it with the Trojans. Impressive, rather than inspirational, was walking up through the Acropolis entrance and emerging on top to see the Parthenon columns soaring above you.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Yiannis (leader) and Kristos (driver/mechanic) were a superb team. Yiannis regularly took time out to explain the history and culture of Greece and the sites we visited. This added to the trip. Great sense of humour and made everyone feel involved. Regular briefings to inform and answer questions. A good person all round. Kristos was always there with food, water, help and big, big smiles - nothing was too much for him. Between them they gave you a deep appreciation of Greece and its people.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Don't worry about whether your legs will be OK, because your bum will wear out before your legs. So get some bum on saddle practice. We took our own saddles. We put 50 euros each into a kitty, mainly for lunches - which lasted all week. Kristos did a great job of using this to provide varied snacks and lunches along the way. We ate altogether (15+Yiannis and Kristos) in the evenings and I think this is best. It made for a good atmosphere and I'm sure we enjoyed the food more with the guys to guide us.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Our thanks to all the other group members. It was heart warming the way we all mixed and looked out for one another. No cliques developed, no moaning, and lots of smiles. Great group.

  • 10

    cycling Greece

    Great trip. Cycling quite challenging but scenery was spectacular. Guide was delightful. Nothing was too much trouble.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    We were invited into a family's house for coffee and juice in a little village in the middle of nowhere.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Delightful

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Terrific way to see some of the real Greece

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    Food, wine and history in Greece

    This was a first cycling holiday for me and my son Rob. The holiday worked brilliantly in accommodating our different fitness levels and having a wide range of ages in the group. The organisation was faultless and we even got the best of the weather despite being early in the season.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The Theatre of Epidaurus was the most interesting destination and you appreciate the calm and the shade much more having cycled to it from the coast.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Christiana put her heart and soul into the trip and ensured the group enjoyed the cycling, the history and the evening meals. The best moment was Christiana handing out large chunks of Halva at the top of the climb to Mycenae - truly food of the gods! Kristos and Giannis tirelessly provided all the unseen support that go to making the trip go without a hitch.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    You need to bear in mind that Greece is a hilly country and be ready to cycle up hills. Bring a camera - there are so many picture opportunities from the profusion of wild flowers, the archaeology and the fantastic scenery.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This was our first cycling holiday and we will definitely be going again.

  • 10

    cycling in Greece

    Wonderful scenery and cycling on generally traffic free and quiet roads. Very competent leader and 2 assistants who could not do enough for everyone. Wonderful food and good hotels.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    All the cycling was fantastic with wild flowers everywhere and very little traffic. Great restaurants chosen by Christiana.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Christiana was very competent and enthusiastic. She kept good control of the group, and with the help of her two assistants, catered for all our needs. Every hill climbed was rewarded with fruit or a local snack.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The cycling was not too difficult but do some training before you go. A gel saddle or your own might be more comfortable than those provided.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Take. lots of photos and enjoy the excellent food

  • 10

    Cycling in nGreece

    This was a most amazing trip filled with beautiful scenery, Greek archaeology and fantastic Greek food and traditions. The cycling was quite challenging (for me because I find hills difficult!!!) although I didn't have to get off and walk or push so it was 'do'able. However, the reward at the top of spectacular views and the tremendous exciting descents made it all worth while! Greek achaeology was everywhere, hotels were great and the food delicious. It was the perfect time to go as I have always visited in August before so we saw a Greece that was green, lush and covered in wild flowers of every colour imaginable. The aroma from the orange blossom should be bottled!!! Altogether, very enjoyable.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    It is hard to pick the best thing about the trip but the best day had to be cycling from Mycenea to the Corinthian Canal - Beautiful countryside, a visit to a winery, undulating country roads, scenic views as we dropped towards the sea and watching the Corinthian Canal open to let a ship through. The highlight of the day was a picnic on a hump back bridge followed by an invite by a passing local family to drink coffee and biscuits in their garden (all 18 of us!!) to celebrate a Greek tradition of welcoming and respecting travellers. This was a true reflection of the Greek hospitality.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Christiana couldn't do enough to please us. She worked tirelessly to accommodate our every wish, from choosing the perfect restaurants and menus, finding fabulous picnic spots, arranging a Greek Music and dancing evening to telling us all the local history. She was brilliant and a real asset to Exodus.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take a camera!!! Cycle a few hills before you go!!! Go in Spring, not summer. Don't expect to lose any weight despite cycling- the food is in abundance and too delicious to resist!!!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    Green and Blue

    The trip was amazing with excellent weather and views. It was a perfect time to visit with the entire countryside erupting into vibrant colours. Included in this was visits to fantastic archaeological sites that were interesting and gave a real idea of the varied and interesting Greek History. The food was exceptional and in great abundance, perfect for providing the necessary calories to get over the challenging but not impossible climbs. These gave a real sense of achievement in climbing these and really brought the group together in shared experiences.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The most inspirational moment of the trip was the climb to Mycenae that was rewarding in seeing the structures that were over 3 and a half thousand years old. This included the informative museum that perfectly combined the myth and reality that makes up our views of this civilisation.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Christiana was exceptional and looked after us all perfectly. She sourced fantastic restaurants and made sure we had everything we could want and was not afraid to go above and beyond to help us. Giannis and Christos were also a great help and very friendly. They answered all our questions and were a fantastic source of knowledge.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    I would suggest any travellers to know that they are in for a good experience and great fun. That it combines cycling, nature, history and culture perfectly.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    CYCLING IN GREECE

    This was a really interesting & fun trip. The cycling was varied enough to suit all of us.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The palace and stay at Mycenae - and we're not history buffs!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    She was absolutely fantastic. She enabled us to experience 'real' Greece - the culture, cuisine, history, scenery & above all the people. Christiana, the tour leader, is obviously a very talented lady, sorting out problems on the hoof without any fuss, and the lunchtime kitty was a real bonus. She was unfailingly supported by the ever-smiling Christos.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    We can thoroughly recommend this trip - you will experience a side of Greece unknown to most holiday makers.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    More cycling tours in Greece please - we would definitely come back.

  • 10

    CYCLING IN GREECE

    Demanding but enjoyable cycling enhanced by the archeological sites visited, the myths of ancient Greece recounted to us in the warm evenings and the quality, variety and value of the wonderful menus negotiated by our leader.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    My husband Michael sang queen's "Bicycle" at the Ampitheatre in the temple of Asklepius at Epidauros which was not only clearly heard by our party in the upper echelons but earned a round of applause from the many other tourists!!!! (He sang because our leader Christiana had pointed out in the excellent background notes that the ancient Greeks were expert at acoustic design and if you spoke from the centre point of the ampitheatre you would be heard clearly in the gods of the open air ampitheatre. She was absolutely right.) Also racing over the tops between Epidavros and Tolo and eating dinner on the beach that night.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our leader Cristiana and her no.2 Cristos were tremendous. This is the first time we have started a cycling holiday with a poem which turned out ot be a prophecy which came true on our trip. They responded to major and minor crisis by keeping us informed acting with the calm of the proverbial swan. They also saved us significant amounts of money by buying lunch through a kitty and negotiating our eveninig menus so that the cost of our food and drink on the holiday was way below the advised amounts in Exodus literature.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Mug up on Aesops Fables! Go on a diet before you set off!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Glad to see you are changing from mountain bikes which were unnecessary to hybrids which will be lighter to ride and the last day of cycling should be rethought. This is our fifth cycle holiday with Exodus all of which we have really enjoyed and is overall ,taking into account cycling accomodation organisation,food and culture, and the door to door nature of the holiday, arguably the best.

  • 10

    CYCLING IN GREECE

    A great holiday combining visits to historical sites I’ve always wanted to visit along with cycle touring and great food. All of the hotels except the one in Athens gave an opportunity for a swim after cycling in either the hotel pool or the sea (in one case, both). We were extremely well looked after while cycling by both Christiana and Christos who kept us supplied with ice cold water at every cycle stop along with either snacks or fruit.  Some of the scenery on our tour was spectacular with Mycenae and the road approaching Tolos being particular favourites of mine.  The memory of some of the delicious meals we ate will stay with me for a long time.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Visiting the historical sites and museums

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent, both Christiana and Christos looked after us extremely well throught the holiday

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure you take your swimming costume

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    CYCLING IN GREECE

    The tour is very well organized and operated by knowledgeable guides who were able to tell us about Greek history as well as showing us the pertinent sights along our route.  The bicycles which were provided were in very good shape and the guides maintained them well during our travels.      The accommodations were excellent with hospitable hosts in each place.  While the meals were not included in the tour, the guides were very responsive to the group in chosing restaurants each day which enabled us to taste the delicacies of the particular region.   I particularly appreciated the sensitivity of our guides to the environment.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I really appreciated visiting the large amphitheatre at Epidaurus, which gave me a strong sense of Greece being the cradle of western civilization.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Christiana was superb, not only in her organization and knowledge but in providing a very personal touch in leading the tour.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be sure to allow a few days in Athens before or after the tour.  Also, be prepared for hot weather even in May!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I have done approximately 25 cycling tours in many countries during the past ten years and I would rank this one among the very best!

  • 10

    CYCLING IN GREECE

    If you want to combine activity, culture and food(yes food glorious food!) then this is the holiday for you.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The fabulous scenery and humbling archaeological sites were all inspirational

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Christiana was the perfect guide. Patient, fun, inspirational, enthusiastic and always eager to please( especially if you're a foodie !!!)

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Go for it....absolutely no evidence of the financial worries that the country is suffering from....crisis, what crisis?

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

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