One of the best ways to explore the islands of Greece is by scooter. For around 15 euros a day you can go where you want, when you want and visit intimate and remote destinations off the beaten path of typical tours. Many companies offer scooter rentals to visiting tourists as the islands are the ideal setting to enjoying yourself and take a ride. They all have different insurance policies so be sure that you know your options and what documents are needed before you rent a scooter in Greece. When you are looking for an alternative perspective of the Greek islands, plot out a route and take a scooter trip on the less traveled roads. For more information about driving laws and insurance see https://www.angloinfo.com/greece/how-to/page/greece-transport-driving-licences-scooters-motorbikes
Although almost all islands have scooter rentals available, there are a few islands that stand out in having exceptional itineraries for unforgettable rides. One of the most popular destinations for touring by scooter is Kefalonia. Located in the Ionian Sea, the island offers an endless supply of adventure and rides.
The capital of Kefalonia is Argostoli, and it is the largest city on the island. Loggerhead turtles are abound in the harbor and in town there are shops, cafes and churches awaiting you. While here, you can rent you scooter from one of many vendors.
As you venture out of Argostoli, around 34 kilometers down the road you will arrive at one of approximately 365 villages on this island, called Agia Efimia. This village is well known as being one of the most stunningly beautiful seaside villages on the island. This is a perfect place to spend the day or even stay over night, enjoying the tavernas fresh seafood and the pebble-lined beaches.
Or maybe you just want to explore Kefalonia and her beauty, driving along roads, encountering precious villages and traversing the 254 km of coastline, laced with beaches in coves and bays that you have only previously seen in books. Two of the more popular beaches are the bays of Myrtos on the north of the island and to the south, Lourdas and Katelios. Also your scooter will allow you to easily get to, (or closer to) many of the Katavothres, or sink-holes, that are a geological phenomena of the island. The Drogarati Cave and Melissa Lake are two places you should be sure to visit on your scooter adventure around this enchanting island.
Another destination that tourists should visit and plan on renting a scooter is the island Kos. You will find the freedom to take a scenic, slow ride around the tranquil roads, making for a heavenly trip. The island is large and islocated very close to the coasts of Turkey and is the second most popular island of Dodecanese after Rhodes. Because of its size, you will be able to find more tourist-like attractions in some areas of the island, while other parts remain more secluded and peaceful. This presents the perfect scenario for scooter rides and a balanced mixture of nature and urban experiences.
While there you will find many attractions with in riding distance on your scooter from the main Kos Town to put on your bucket list. From a medieval castle, the ancient agora, as well as the famous Asklepieion, an ancient healing center; there is more than the warm sun to soak in. There are more typical tourist places to visit on the south side of the island, including Kardamena and Befalls, a main attraction here is the famous golden sand beaches with crystal clear water.
No list of Greek island destinations would be complete without Santorini. Renting a scooter on this island is an excellent way to experience the steep inclines and narrow roads that zig-zag around this volcanic paradise, although they are not easy to navigate on two wheels. In fact, if this is your first time driving a scooter, it is suggested that you bypass the rental all together and try something a little less risky like a tour by carriage and donkey for a unique experience. You can always rent a scooter once you get to a specific town (especially those that are hard to reach due to the winding roads).
However, if you feel confident in your scooter-driving skills, there are plenty of rental companies that can provide you with a scooter from different towns on the island, as well as many located in Karterados, which is 1 kilometer from Fira.
You will probably want to check out the commonly visited tourists attractions such as the beaches of Kamari and Persia, and eventually experience the true culture and uniqueness of the island by staying in places such as Fira, Imerovigli or Oia. These towns are built into the cliffs, which are very beautiful and full of little cafes, shops and places of interest. Exploring this island by bike is amazing and the possibilities are limitless.
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