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greggd12

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I was wondering where I can rent bikes in Athens. I'm a pretty active person and I love exploring European cities on foot and my bike. I am still unsure if Greece is a bike safe city... I would love to rent a bike but I know that some cities aren't really catered towards those on bicycles. I had a bad experience in Madrid where I almost got knocked over because it seemed that no drivers knew how to be careful. If anyone has any personal experience or advice, I would love to know. Thanks
 

k_tsoukalas

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I have never ridden a bike in Athens but I do see people doing it. Hopefully someone will chime in!
 

Sandyrigo

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I have never ridden a bike in Athens but I do see people doing it. Hopefully someone will chime in!
Athens isn't really bike friendly. Traffic is excessive, roads are narrow and there are limited sidewalks in many areas. I saay that as someone from Chicago, which is a very bikeable city. The most biking I have seen is outside Athens along the coast. Most of the people I see are experienced long distance bikers. I believe the new development at Ellinikon will have some biking opportunities, but that is several years away.
 
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greek_ggirl

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Athens isn't really bike friendly. Traffic is excessive, roads are narrow and there are limited sidewalks in many areas. I saay that as someone from Chicago, which is a very bikeable city. The most biking I have seen is outside Athens along the coast. Most of the people I see are experienced long distance bikers. I believe the new development at Ellinikon will have some biking opportunities, but that is several years away.
Agreed, I definitely don't recommend biking in the city to get around.
 

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