Starting on a motorcycle vacation in Greece is a captivating experience that combines the thrill of riding with the rich history, stunning landscapes, and legendary mythology that the country is renowned for. From ancient archaeological sites to picturesque coastal towns, Greece offers a diverse range of attractions for motorcycle enthusiasts. In this comprehensive review, we will embark on an epic 3500-kilometer journey across Greece, highlighting the must-see landmarks and enchanting destinations along the way.
Our adventure begins in the heart of Greece, the historic city of Athens. Immerse yourself in ancient history as you explore the Acropolis, home to the iconic Parthenon and other impressive ruins. Stroll through the narrow streets of the Plaka neighborhood, visit the ancient Agora, and witness the changing of the guards at the Parliament Building. The vibrant energy and captivating blend of ancient and modern make Athens a perfect starting point for your Greek motorcycle adventure.
Royalty Hotel Athens
Conveniently located in Athens, Royalty Hotel Athens offers air-conditioned rooms, a terrace, free WiFi and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. The accommodation provides an ATM, a concierge service and organising tours for guests. At the hotel, all rooms include a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. Each room has a safety deposit box, while selected rooms also offer a balcony. All guest rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle.
Leaving Athens, we head northwest to the ancient site of Delphi, nestled on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. This UNESCO World Heritage site was considered the center of the world in ancient times. Explore the Temple of Apollo, the Delphi Museum, and the Sacred Way, where pilgrims would make their journey to seek advice from the Oracle. The awe-inspiring ruins and the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape will transport you back in time.
Olympic Hotel Delphi
The hotel disposes comfortable rooms and suites featuring balcony or windows with view to the surrounding olive groves and the Corinthian gulf.
Continuing north, we arrive at the otherworldly destination of Meteora. This UNESCO World Heritage site is famous for its monasteries perched atop towering rock pillars. Ride through the unique landscape and visit some of the monasteries, such as the Monastery of St. Stephen and the Monastery of Varlaam, to witness their architectural beauty and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding valleys.
Pigi Tarlampa Hotel Ano Trikala
Set upon a slope covered with pine trees in Trikala Korithias, the stone-built Pigi Tarlampa offers traditionally decorated suites with unobstructed views of the corinthian Gulf or Mount Ziria and the village. It features a bar and restaurant with local delicacies. Featuring warm colours, stone details and wrought iron beds, all suites at the Pigi Tarlampa have a fireplace and seating area. Each includes a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. The elegant bathrooms are stocked with luxury toiletries. Duvet feathers are provided.
Heading east, we venture to the mythical Mount Olympus, the legendary home of the gods in Greek mythology. Marvel at the majestic peaks that reach towards the heavens and explore the trails that lead to breathtaking viewpoints. Even if you don’t plan to summit the mountain, the surrounding area offers stunning natural beauty and an opportunity to connect with the mythical past.
Acti Plaka Hotel
Acti Plaka apartments are located only a few steps from the beautiful beach of Plaka, Naxos. It offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking on site.
They consist of 2 room apartments and studios. Each apartment/studio has its own private balcony or veranda, with views over the sea and farmland. The units are conveniently located next to a tavern. The bus station for Naxos town is approximately 350 m away. This is our guests’ favourite part of Plaka, according to independent reviews.
Leaving the mainland behind, we hop on a ferry to the enchanting island of Santorini. This picturesque destination is famous for its iconic white-washed buildings, blue-domed churches, and breathtaking sunsets. Explore the charming villages of Fira and Oia, relax on the volcanic beaches, and indulge in the local cuisine and wine. Don’t forget to ride up to the island’s highest point for panoramic views of the caldera and the Aegean Sea.
Cycladic Traditional House Santorini
Set in Emporio Santorini, 2.8 km from Perivolos Beach and 2.8 km from Perissa Beach, Cycladic Traditional House in Castle – Double Room offers accommodation with free WiFi in a historic building. The property was built in 19th century and has accommodation with a balcony. The property is non-smoking and is located 6.9 km from Archaeological Site of Akrotiri. Providing access to a terrace with garden views, the air-conditioned holiday home consists of 1 bedroom. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home. For added privacy, the accommodation features a private entrance.
Continuing our island hopping adventure, we arrive at the island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese archipelago. Ride through the narrow streets of Rhodes Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and explore the medieval Old Town with its imposing walls and impressive architecture. Visit the Palace of the Grand Master, stroll along the Street of the Knights, and take in the captivating views from the ancient Acropolis of Lindos.
1.5 km from Akti Kanari Beach and 2.5 km from Zefyros Beach. This 4-star hotel offers room service, luggage storage space and free WiFi. The property is 1.5 km from Elli Beach, and within 100 m of the city centre. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, a coffee machine, a shower, free toiletries and a wardrobe. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with a hairdryer, while some rooms include a terrace and others also boast city views.
Returning to the mainland, we journey to the Peloponnese Peninsula, a region steeped in history and natural beauty. Explore the ancient city of Corinth, visit the ancient theater of Epidaurus, and marvel at the well-preserved ruins of Mycenae. Ride along the scenic coastal roads, stopping at quaint seaside towns like Nafplio, and discover hidden gems such as the fortified town of Monemvasia and the stunning Diros Caves.
Filanthi’s Retreat In Mani’s Nature
Located in Krini Gythio in the Peloponnese region, Filanthi’s Retreat In Mani’s Nature has a terrace and mountain views. This 3-bedroom holiday home offers barbecue facilities, a garden as well as free WiFi.
The split-level holiday home includes a living room with fireplace and 2 bathrooms with a bath. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave.
Cycling and fishing can be enjoyed nearby.
Gythio is 13 km away and Sparti is 44 km from the holiday home. Areopolis and Stoupa can be reached within a short drive.