Thessaloniki: A City to Ride a Bike

“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.” – Ernest Hemingway

BIKE IN THESSALONIKI(Image Credits:, lefteris arslanoglou)

The beauty of riding a bicycle lies in several aspects that can improve your everyday life. Riding a bike allows you to keep your health in a good condition, minimize your expenses, save time instead of constantly looking for a parking space, protect the environment as it creates no pollution and finally, enjoy yourself as bicycling is simply fun!

Indubitably, it is not easy to ride a bike within the city due to the lack of appropriate infrastructure. Thessaloniki hopes and aims to adapt a bike culture and to boost its “green point of view” by giving locals and visitors an alternative transportation experience but also a reason to ride a bike!

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The city of Thessaloniki hosts a bike sharing program provided by ThessBike, a company which offers a wide variety of bicycles through rentals in Thessaloniki. Electric, children bikes, family bikes and of course regular bicycles are waiting to be ridden and take you around the city of Thessaloniki! Through Thessaloniki’s bike sharing system, biking becomes as simple as it gets with 8 stations and 200 bicycles to choose from. With “4 easy steps”, both visitors and locals can be granted access to a ThessBike and use it for as long as they want. Find all the detailed information here along with an online application.


City Hotel in Thessaloniki center supports “green” initiatives by fostering an eco-friendly culture within the hotel. Guests are welcome to experience the hospitality warmth of a downtown hotel and enjoy some of the finest options of 4-star accommodation in Thessaloniki, excellent spa therapies and dining choices in an environment of urban nature and relaxation. City Hotel is situated in close proximity to the ThessBike’s station at 47, Vasileos Irakliou street. Choose your favorite time of the day, rent a bike and enjoy the beauty of Thessaloniki while pedaling through its picturesque neighborhoods!

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So, if you are a nature lover, you wish to avoid traffic and enjoy a tour around the beautiful city of Thessaloniki or if you simply want to keep fit and energetic, then, all you have to do is cycle!

Simple as that, cycling can only do you good, so just give it a… ride!


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