Beautiful, hospitable, surprising, enchanting, overwhelming, radiant and dramatic. Greece is all these things and a whole lot more. Here, in the land of Gods and Monsters piercing blue skies kiss the Aegean sea on the horizon, ancient ruins that have stood the test of time bleach under the constant glare of the sun and jagged mountains soar to the sky – looking as though the Gods themselves have pulled them from their roots. Often hailed as the ‘cradle of Western civilisation’, Greece leaves a lasting impression with its remarkable ancient history, breathtaking beauty and uncomplicated culture. The Greeks, kind and open by nature take you under their wing to make every experience feel like you’re on a 5 star cruise ship dining at the captain’s table. The entire country is socially spirited, the focus on living the best life – cafes, restaurants and town squares overflow with gatherings of family and friends animated in deep discussions and sometimes heated debates. Then, there’s the culinary journey within the motorcycling journey, food is a passion, every night a show of interesting herbs, lush mountain greens, seafood drizzled in ouzo, fresh bread baked with olives and melt in your mouth feta.
2019 saw the release of the Greece: Wonders of the Ancient World tour, a trip to encompass the mountains that cover 80% of the country, the ancient sites that dominate Greek mythology and the best roads for a motorcycle. Not on most rider’s radar, Greece is utterly brilliant on a bike. The tour will see you walking in the home of the ancient Gods, exploring the birthplaces’ of Helen of Troy, Hercules and the Olympics, contemplating the oracle’s insights in Delphi, marveling at the exquisite rock formations and monasteries that crown them at Meteora, standing in temples made for Gods and Goddesses and trying not to run over the endless supply of turtles that congregate on the roads! An exciting addition to the Magellan adventures, the historic sights and cultural experiences are only surpassed by the empty mountain roads and untouched natural beauty.