CYCLING IN GREECE

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

If you have the least interest in classical history and culture or enjoy spectacular Mediterranean seascapes you will find this holiday inspirational. Some of my highlights include: glimpses of the Acropolis as one cycles through Athens in the morning, the bike ride to the sanctuary of Hera at Melagavi, the home-cooked food at Mycenae, but every day provided more than one unforgettable high point and each evening the pleasure and enjoyment of good company.

What did you think of your group leader?

Christiana and Christos are excellent hosts for their country and great companions on the road and in the relaxed evenings. Christiana is very knowledgeable about the classical sites we visited and also a great guide to the gourmet events which were dinner every night. Christiana can teach you to dance (in the spirit of Zorba) too.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

If you can manage it and you haven’t been there before: a couple of extra days in Athens are worthwhile. There’s obviously much to see and it’s a very lively city. And did I mention that the food and wine is plentiful, inexpensive and good?