Cycling in Exarchia

Exarchia, Athens

Exarcheia has an edgy alternative vibe, its streets decorated with politically charged murals and lined with anarchist bookshops and stores selling rare vinyl and vintage guitars. Bars and clubs host live music, including rembetika (Greek blues), jazz and punk acts. Shady Valtetsiou street has a village feel, with low-key Mediterranean and veggie-friendly eateries alongside cozy tavernas.

Hiring a bike is probably the best way to move around the district and explore the hidden side of Athens along with its vivid lifestyle. If you are looking for a nice ride with a lot of fitness points to be gained, do not miss mt. Hymettus; it is a great climb, thought the forest part of the city and it starts right at its heart.

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