FSU Bulldogs Red Wave
Join Date: Mar 2005
Bikes: Bottecchia, Rocky Mountain, TREK, Bridgestone
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Born and raised there, I hate to say anything bad about my homeland. However, I don't think the country is very cycling friendly. There are a lot of bikes around, for sure, but not like here (in SoCal). Athens is definitely worse than the rest of the country, and the rural areas can be challenging.
Whatever you do, don't challenge or try to assert your 'right of way', especially in the city...also, wear a helmet if it's the only cycling-related apparel you wear.
If you tour, the locals will simply be fascinated by the 'craziness' of going everywhere on a bike.