Greece is the “mother” of western thought and is part of the European Union. Its millennial history and its geographical conformation make it interesting from many points of view. On the motorcycle side, the country is among the most loved by travelers and often the destination of the “first trip outside the borders” by many users of the Old Continent.
Despite being the 12th state in the world for coastal extension, Greece is made up of 80 percent of hills and mountains … some of which reach close to 3,000 meters (such as Mount Olympus). The Aegean islands themselves often make up the peaks of underwater mountain ranges.
There is no shortage of large plains, and then forests, canyons, lakes, rivers and impressive rock formations. In practice, a perfect territory to discover on a motorcycle.
Alone or accompanied? It depends on your riding and traveling experience. There are no contraindications to moving alone, in pairs, with a group of friends or perhaps following a “turnkey” tour. In the case of off-road excursions, the support of a local guide may be useful.
Below is a short territorial vademecum.
ISLANDS – About 6,000 if we also include the islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian seas. Only 227 inhabited ones, some of which deserve a stop for a few days. Most of them are located in the Aegean Sea and are divided into seven groupings.
MAIN CITIES – Athens or Salinicco are lively metropolis, modern and at the same time rich in multiethnic history.
PELOPONNESE – Monuments of every era, great archaeological sites, such as ancient Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Tiryns, the Temple of Apollo Epicurus, and even Byzantine churches, charming villages and castles, mountains and forests, rivers and caves. The icing on the cake is the sea that reminds you…