Cycling in Athens

Athens is a wonderful city that combines ancient history with very vivid modern life. During your bike tour here you'll get the chance to experience both the ancient and the modern part of Athens.

Cycle Paths/Routes:

Athens has only one bike lane! Good enough because it leads all the way down to the new Opera House and the beach, but not enough. To enjoy the city on a bike you need to have a local with you to lead you through some secret areas away from traffic.

Attractions/sights accessible by bicycle from the city centre:

Acropolis & Acropolis Museum (>1km), Panathenaic stadium (>1km), Presidential Mansion (>1km), Zappeion indoor exhibition hall (>1km), National gardens (>1km), Plaka (>1km), Roman Agora (>1km), Ancient Greek Agora (>1km), Keramikos (>1km), Thission (>1km), Athens Cathedral (>1km) SNFCC National Opera House and National Library (7km)

Mayor's stance on cycling:

They don't really care about it.




Some Hills

Bicycle theft:

Happens occasionally

Cycling at night:

Most streets are well lit

Read more about bicycles on public transport in Athens

Take a guided bike tour in Athens