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Cycling in Greece

Greece In A Nutshell

Despite the likelihood of a soggy pastry overdose, Greece is a great place to cycle whether you stick close to the coast or head inland. The wind might be a problem though.

Where and When I Went

Map of Greece

12th - 29th June 2012.
It was boiling.

Greece-specific Issues

Before you go, try to learn the Greek alphabet, both lower and uppercase, or at least carry a cheat sheet. Although most signs have town names in both Greek and Latin script, some of the older, smaller ones don't. If your map is in English and the signs are in Greek you may miss a turning.

Greece's Scenery

Greece is a lumpy bugger. It is 80% mountains, which means that if you can take it you're going to be rewarded with great views. Add into the mix a beautiful coastline and you can't really go wrong.

Scenery

Scenery

Scenery

Greece's Road Quality

Roads are generally good and, when away from the coast, generally quiet.

Greek cars seem to be voice-operated. Drivers provide instruction via their phones. I can't think of any other explanation.

Road

Greece's Accommodation & Costs

Campsites in Greece appear to be limited to the coast. Of the seven I used, the average cost was €8 (ranging from €5 to €10). Hotels averaged €34 (ranging from €20 to €42).

Language

Almost everyone connected to the tourist industry speaks English, and those that don't speak German. Away from the coast you may have to do more miming.

Neighbouring Countries

Greece isn't always particularly friendly with its neighbours, but that won't bother you. Choose from Albania, North Macedonia, Bulgaria and its old arch-nemesis Turkey.

Reasons To Go To Greece

Great views, friendly, laid-back people, because one day you may find a decent pastry.

Where Have You Written About Cycling In Greece?

No Place Like Home, Thank God

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