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:

A new bike path leads all the way down to the new Opera House and the beach. Starting form the city centre and after about 10km you will touch the Greek sea you can say that a visit in Athens is complete! Do it safely using bike lanes, pedestrian areas and very low traffic streets.

Attractions/sights accessible by bicycle from the city centre:

The most important landmarks of Athens are located at the historical center. Major highlights not to be missed: Acropolis, Panathenaic stadium, Roman Agora, Ancient Greek Agora, Keramikos ancient Cemetery.

Mayor's stance on cycling:

Athens is transforming to a bike friendly city the last years. The historical center is ideal for cycling and few bike lanes connect the center with the suburbs. Despite the economical crisis a few infrastructure development has been planned and will be finished soon.

Traffic:

Medium

Landscape:

Some Hills

Bicycle theft:

Happens occasionally

Cycling at night:

Most streets are well lit
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